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Olson Book: Ex-Nun Alone Held Clinton Accountable
NewsMax ^ | 10/19/2001 | Carl Limbacher & NewsMax.com staff

Posted on 10/19/2001 9:31:04 AM PDT by Pokey78

If not for an African-American former Catholic nun from Arkansas, ex-president Clinton wouldn't been punished at all for repeatedly perjuring himself before Independent Counsel Ken Starr's Monica Lewinsky grand jury, late heroine-author Barbara Olson reveals in her new book, "The Final Days."

Despite Clinton's blatant lawbreaking, Starr's successor Robert Ray was hoping to avoid any prosecution of the ex-president, says Olson.

"Ray wanted to settle, but the Arkansas bar wanted to disbar Clinton for false testimony."

As Ray and Clinton's lawyer David Kendall finalized their negotiations in the White House Map Room on Christmas Day, Olson says Clinton "sat with a frozen grin on his face" -- an apparent indication of his delight over Ray's kid glove treatment.

The only remaining fly in the ointment was Marie-Bernarde Miller, the 48-year-old African-American ex-nun appointed to prosecute Clinton before the Arkansas bar. Miller would have to sign off on any "no-trial" deal.

Kendall traveled to Little Rock to meet with Miller on Jan. 10.

Right from the start, the former member of the order of Religious Sisters of Mercy showed him that she was no easy mark.

"Miller was not about to be pushed around by Clinton's emissary," Olson wrote, "who she kept waiting for hours while she and her colleagues hashed out the matter."

"Then Miller laid down the law to Kendall. To join the plea bargain offer in this case, Bill Clinton had to accept a five-year suspension of his license to practice law in Arkansas and pay legal fees of $25,000."

"Second," said Olson, Miller insisted that "Clinton would have to acknowledge that he knowingly violated a judge's order to tell the truth" -- a stipulation apparently absent from the agreement Kendall hashed out with Independent Counsel Ray.

In marked contrast to his "frozen grin" reaction to Ray's plea deal, Olson says "Clinton was furious" and "white hot with rage" over Miller's terms.

But he "nonetheless knew it was an offer he could not refuse.... He just couldn't stand to be disbarred.... up there with Richard Nixon."

Reading the statement Clinton signed announcing Robert Ray's deal not to prosecute, it's apparent that Marie-Bernarde Miller -- and not the independent counsel -- was the driving force behind the disciplinary action.

"Today I signed a consent order in the lawsuit brought by the Arkansas Committee on Professional Conduct, which brings to an end that proceeding. I have accepted a five-year suspension of my law license, agreed to pay a $25,000 fine to cover counsel fees, and acknowledged a violation of one of Arkansas model rules for professional conduct..... The disbarment suit will now be dismissed."

Throughout the rest of Clinton's statement, released nine days after Miller faced down Kendall, the ex-president made only one reference to any punishment from Ray.

"I will not to seek any any legal fees incurred as a result of the Lewinsky investigation, to which I might otherwise become entitled under the Independent Counsel Act."

Barbara Olson's account makes it clear that, but for one courageous ex-nun from Arkansas, Bill Clinton would have walked away from the Independent Counsel's investigation without a single other sanction.


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1 posted on 10/19/2001 9:31:04 AM PDT by Pokey78
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To: Pokey78
Let's hear it for having backbone!
2 posted on 10/19/2001 9:35:45 AM PDT by phillibuck
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To: Pokey78
clinton is pure evil.
3 posted on 10/19/2001 9:36:10 AM PDT by kassie
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To: Pokey78
Amazon assures me my copy of this book is on its way -- maybe today, maybe today!
4 posted on 10/19/2001 9:42:55 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Pokey78
History will regard X42 and her spouse as the biggest crimminals in U.S. history. The entire truth, if it ever is revealed will be unbeliveable to future generations. And yet is was so simple, so obvious. The media's bare-face lying in their defense, the public's willingness to be fed a line. Never have so many been so stupid!
5 posted on 10/19/2001 9:48:25 AM PDT by Waco
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To: afraidfortherepublic
My book is on the way from Amazon.com!!!! I just don't know if I will have the stomach to read it. The mere mention of the clintoons makes my stomach churn.
6 posted on 10/19/2001 9:50:21 AM PDT by kapn kuek
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To: Pokey78
Ex-Nun Alone Held Clinton Accountable

Let's not forget the members of the House of Representatives who voted to convict and the millions of Americans who could see clean through the Clinton lip-biting. I'm sure Barbara meant to add that in the footnotes.

7 posted on 10/19/2001 9:50:27 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Pokey78
Man, from the title of the thread, I thought this was going to be an account of Clinton having molested a NUN. Whew.. Sad thing is, that wouldn't have surprised me.
8 posted on 10/19/2001 9:54:00 AM PDT by Paradox
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To: Pokey78
How many times did i post it?

The fix is in. The fix has always been in.

There was no way that Ken Starr or Robert Ray were going to do anything to Clinton. Most attorneys spend their lives trying to get guilty people found not guilty. The very act of lawyering is the act of finding ways for people to get away with illegal acts. Over a very short period of time lawyers come to the conclusion that there are no guilty people.

There are no guilty People. There are only people who do not have good enough lawyers.


9 posted on 10/19/2001 9:57:20 AM PDT by Common Tator
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To: Waco
It's even worse than that. The government of Red China maintains a detailed psychological profile of every major political figure in the United States. I've been told that Clinton's file was opened before he became governor of Arkansas.

Does anybody out there think Charlie Trie opened that Chinese restaurant in Little Rock in 1982 just to take advantage of Arkansas' vast, untapped economic potential?

10 posted on 10/19/2001 9:58:30 AM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: Pokey78
Ok, we've got impeached and disbarred.

Can we add a conviction to this 'legacy'?

11 posted on 10/19/2001 10:00:24 AM PDT by Looking4Truth
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I just got notice from amazon.com that my copy was shipped last night. I think they've been working over-time to get copies out fast! LOL!
12 posted on 10/19/2001 10:00:55 AM PDT by WaterDragon
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To: kassie
An interesting idea, Clinton pure evil. . .

Trouble is, I don't think he's good enough to be pure anything--even evil. . . I wonder what could be worse than evil to pollute evil. Whatever it is, that's what keeps Bimbo Crusher from being pure evil. . . . I could be wrong. . . a purely pathological liar--he could qualify readily, I'd think.

13 posted on 10/19/2001 10:01:43 AM PDT by Quix
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To: Pokey78
If x42 had had more time, what do you want to bet this lady would have been another Arkancide?
14 posted on 10/19/2001 10:04:27 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Pokey78
There's one Judge he can't fool. . . and that one insures the chickens come home to roost and we reap what we sow. I suspect, somehow, since it's what he would most hate, that he will end up humiliated on the world stage. At least it's a sort of nice fantasy.
15 posted on 10/19/2001 10:04:53 AM PDT by Quix
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To: Pokey78
The sad thing is there was on honest lawyer with morals who, at least, forced Clinton to get a small amount of what he deserved. Righteousness wins over evil. I only wish he would have seethed in anger so much that he'd had a stroke. I'd love to see him drool as he bites his lip. Can you tell I despise this evil man? God forgive me!
16 posted on 10/19/2001 10:11:26 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Pokey78
Clinton "sat with a frozen grin on his face" -- an apparent indication of his delight over Ray's kid glove treatment.

....

In marked contrast to his "frozen grin" reaction to Ray's plea deal, Olson says "Clinton was furious" and "white hot with rage" over Miller's terms.

That's OK. At his Final Judgement, as he stands before The Lord, I'm sure Clinton's expression will be something other than a frozen grin or white hot rage...

17 posted on 10/19/2001 10:12:35 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
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To: Quix
You are right about that "One Judge". And what's great is watching Bush "heap hot coals" on the Clintons' heads by "being kind" to his enemies. Go get 'em, W! I will not second guess you again.
19 posted on 10/19/2001 10:13:42 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Terry Mross
We best keep a watchful eye on this good lady of integrity and backbone! Don't want the Sink Emperor trying to get even - especially becausse she is living in Arkansas!
20 posted on 10/19/2001 10:17:23 AM PDT by CT
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To: Waco
And those who voted for him twice were their accomplices!!!
21 posted on 10/19/2001 10:25:18 AM PDT by poet
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To: Paradox
He's probably done worse. Like molested his own relatives. He is the epitome of debauched evil. And hitlery is too.
22 posted on 10/19/2001 10:45:05 AM PDT by Samizdat
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To: kapn kuek
Just finished reading Hell to Pay last night. Couldn't believe how depressed I would feel after all this time living with the Clinton's escapades. Thought I would be immune, but just the thought of the millions of people who still worship them makes me feel ill for our country!!!
23 posted on 10/19/2001 10:56:49 AM PDT by upcountry miss
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To: kassie
clinton is pure evil.

Maybe Marie-Bernarde Miller knows a good exorcist!

24 posted on 10/19/2001 11:16:57 AM PDT by mombonn
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To: Terry Mross
Reportedly heaping hot coals on one's head in that region and era WAS a kindness. . . evidently that's how coals were carried to a new location--in a container carried on one's head. . . the image being one of giving someone a generous helping of hot coals because the other preson's fire had gone out.

In any case, God Almighty appears to be the only one sufficiently knowledgeable enough, powerful enough--a list of things--enough to insure Bimbo Crusher and side-slick reap the dreadfulness they have sown. Can you imagine being in their shoes when the chickens finally DO come home to roost? Being haunted nightly with nightmares of all the people they've 'graduated' early from this life--would be fairly frightening. And that's the tiniest of drops in a bucket.

25 posted on 10/19/2001 5:20:30 PM PDT by Quix
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To: Pokey78
The Final Days is now #1 on the Amazon bestseller list!!!
26 posted on 10/19/2001 5:28:02 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: Pokey78
Is there any doubt that Robert Ray was only following orders from the White House?

I can easily guess, but I'd like to know for sure what the Clintons have on the Bushes.

27 posted on 10/19/2001 5:37:15 PM PDT by rightofrush
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To: Samizdat
. He is the epitome of debauched evil. And hitlery is too.

The word is that Hillery is Bill"s Satanist handler, ala MKUltra.

28 posted on 10/19/2001 5:40:53 PM PDT by rightofrush
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To: WaterDragon
I haven't gotton mine yet, when did you order?
29 posted on 10/19/2001 5:40:56 PM PDT by sabe@q.com
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To: Pokey78
Good for her! Bad for the SP's who refused to do anything to Clinton, which I think was the reason they were appointed by Reno in the first place.
30 posted on 10/19/2001 5:41:50 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: Slyfox
Just a small clarification...

The House voted successfuly to impeach, the Senate voted unseccessfully to convict and remove. Every member of either body who voted agains X42 in these proceedings deserves credit for that.

Impeachment will be the lead sentence in Clinton's obituary.

31 posted on 10/19/2001 5:43:38 PM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: PJ-Comix
I went to Borders yesterday to buy the book, they said they had 25 copies, sold out. If I wanted to be on their list, I would have to wait as 50 others were before me. They had about l00 copies of Jack, laying in piles on the floor. Told them I would look elsewhere.
32 posted on 10/19/2001 5:45:32 PM PDT by esmith
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To: palo verde; christine11; ValerieUSA; Darlin'; Mo1
Bubba ping
33 posted on 10/19/2001 5:57:08 PM PDT by catpuppy
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To: Waco
"History will regard X42 and her spouse as the biggest crimminals in U.S. history."

I agree...as their slime continues to oooooze out from underneath bodies and from behind bolted doors, history will have to see and note the sludge of these two criminals. You just can't keep this kind of sleeze solid enough to keep it hidden.

YUCK.

34 posted on 10/19/2001 5:58:01 PM PDT by bannie
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To: Sabertooth
Just a small clarification...

Thanks.

35 posted on 10/19/2001 6:03:46 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: catpuppy
hi catpuppy
thanks for the ping
I agree with the posts above
I do think slick willy is pure evil
If we had not succeeded in getting George in the White House, we would have lost our Constitution, and our democracy
he was intent on dictatorship
Thank God our citizens saw thru him
Love, Palo
36 posted on 10/19/2001 6:27:21 PM PDT by palo verde
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To: palo verde
I wonder what kind of goods the Clinton gang had on Robert Ray? He sure was a big disappointment. I'm glad Barbara called him on his weakness. I wonder if Ray ever worked with Ted Olsen?
37 posted on 10/19/2001 9:01:07 PM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: WaterDragon
I just got notice from amazon.com that my copy was shipped last night. I think they've been working over-time to get copies out fast! LOL!

Ordered mine from Amazon yesterday and they sent it today. I can hardly wait.

38 posted on 10/19/2001 9:06:18 PM PDT by RightWingMama
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To: ValerieUSA
"I wonder if Ray ever worked with Ted Olsen?"

He never did.

39 posted on 10/19/2001 9:16:10 PM PDT by SpencerRoane
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To: catpuppy
Gee Pup .. what a way to end my day ... lol

I've said it before .. I'll say it again .. The Clinton's are Worthless Pieces of Crap .. their day is coming .. the truth will come out for all to see .. and I will enjoy every moment of those slime buckets having to flee the country .. Ban them all ... and their little dog too

As for Ray .. Star and The Senate .. they need to worry also ... Clinton won't go down alone .. he'll bring them ALL with him .. why .. cause he is gutlest piece of crap ..

Ok .. off my rant for now ..

40 posted on 10/19/2001 11:00:43 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: ValerieUSA
After Bush took Office, Jon Turley said ''no lawyer will prosecute clinton because no one wants to be the next Ken Starr''
When Bob Ray accepted the job, he was willing to be the next Ken Starr
He said ''I know they'll put me thru everything Starr was put thru, but the principle 'No man is above the Law is worth it'''
He said ''my dad was in Vietnam and told me what went on there -- whatever they do to me, it can't be as bad as that''

He had been planning to Indict slick a month after he was out of Office
and just before the election, he said ''a lot hinges on the election''
(I was already campaigning unceasingly for George, after Ray said that, I campaigned unceasingly for GOP Congress -- so Ray would have the backing he needed)

However, the instant Gore conceded for real, and George was President-elect, GOP leadership was all over TV telling George to Pardon slick
and I bet behind the scenes the power brokers of GOP were pressuring Ray to deal -- to give George a fresh start for his administration
When Ray realized no Democrat and no Republican wanted him to prosecute slick -- he no longer wanted to continue

The principle that ''no man is above the Law'' is dead
It was courageous and trustworthy for the GOPers (and the 5 Democrats in the House) to vote to Impeach and Remove slick when he was in power
Our Republic would not have been saved without it
But we would have arrived at a new glorious level -- if the GOP had put principle first when George was in power
Love, Palo
41 posted on 10/20/2001 7:06:59 AM PDT by palo verde
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To: yall
Henry Hyde's magnificent Impeachment awoke all my idealism
George's decision not to investigate and prosecute the clinton corruption put it to sleep again
but things will never be the same
having experienced inspiration and idealism
I won't live without it now
and in one way or another
I expect our sweet Republic to arrive at its destination
and fulfill all the dreams our Forfathers wanted for her
George's decisions now are merely the resistance
which will makes us soar even higher in the end
There's no going back
Love, Palo
42 posted on 10/20/2001 7:36:58 AM PDT by palo verde
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To: Pokey78
Soon there will be a battleship, the USS Barbara Olson, on its way to the middle east.
43 posted on 10/20/2001 7:44:35 AM PDT by Vinomori
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To: Waco
FDR may win that race by a nose ... stack Supreme Court, ..., aforeknowledge of Pearl Harbor, ... nuclear materials to USSR in 1943, ...
44 posted on 10/20/2001 7:51:06 AM PDT by jamaksin
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To: kassie
clinton is pure evil.

He's an arrogant slithering glob of slime!
And those that blindly supported him and his old lady and are still at his beck and call are of the same calibre.

DON'T HUNCH DOWN, YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND SO DO WE!!

45 posted on 10/20/2001 8:02:06 AM PDT by VOYAGER
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