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Last Independent Counsel Report Set For 'Release'; Focus On Clinton Administration
Drudge Report ^ | 1/15/06 | Drudge

Posted on 01/15/2006 5:22:51 PM PST by wagglebee

In Monday's edition of the NEW YORK SUN, reporter Brian McGuire and contributor R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., break the first look at the long-anticipated report from Independent Counsel David Barrett, whose investigation lasted 10 year and cost taxpayers $23 million.

The SUN outlines the report's details surrounding the alleged illicit activity and cover up that involving former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros before and during his time in the Clinton Administration.

The Sun reveals that the Barrett report connects the dots that allege that senior officials of the Clinton Administration hindered investigations by the IRS in both Texas and Washington, as well as the investigations of a grand jury examining the independent counsel's evidence.

The full report, more than 400 pages line, with more than 100 pages of redacted material, hits the street on Thursday morning at 9 am.

Democrats in the House and Senate have been fighting for months to block the release of the report and keep the 100 pages of highly damaging redacted material from ever seeing the light of day.

Developing...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barrett; barrettreport; clintons; clintonscandals; davidbarrett; impeached42; independentcounsel; x42
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What we need to see is the 100 pages that aren't being released!
1 posted on 01/15/2006 5:22:53 PM PST by wagglebee
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To: Mia T; Blurblogger; doug from upland; Calpernia

Ping.


2 posted on 01/15/2006 5:24:05 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

Yay, another whitewash. Can't have the people knowing what their government is up to.


3 posted on 01/15/2006 5:24:08 PM PST by Crazieman (6-23-2005, Establishment of the United Socialist States of America)
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To: wagglebee

We will.


4 posted on 01/15/2006 5:24:57 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: wagglebee

THis may work against the upcoming dem assertions about pubbies being a culture of .... what is it they say?


5 posted on 01/15/2006 5:25:18 PM PST by Principled
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To: tet68

When and how, do you know something the rest of us don't?


6 posted on 01/15/2006 5:25:37 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

Where's the NY Times and their leakers on the missing 100 pages?


7 posted on 01/15/2006 5:25:45 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: wagglebee; AliVeritas; Txsleuth; saveliberty; rodguy911; MNJohnnie

Barrett report ping


8 posted on 01/15/2006 5:26:03 PM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: wagglebee

Remember, the republicans aren't the Clinton's ONLY enemies.

We'll see them alright, and probably leaked by a democrat.


9 posted on 01/15/2006 5:26:15 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: wagglebee
What we need to see is the 100 pages that aren't being released!

But you don't understand!

It's a heinous crime that President Bush would authorize warrantless survellience of al Qaeda contacts, and his doing such merits a full Congressional inquiry and possible impeachment.

But Bill Clinton's meritless use of the IRS to intimidate political enemies should be buried.

I'm shocked that you cannot grasp the Democratic consistency in those two arguments.

10 posted on 01/15/2006 5:26:27 PM PST by dirtboy (My new years resolution is to quit using taglines...)
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To: wagglebee

Sh*t....sorry....but it's the 100 redacted pages that we MUST have published......where is a LEAKER when you NEED THEM????


11 posted on 01/15/2006 5:26:41 PM PST by goodnesswins (Here in the Seattle area.....It's time to build Arks.)
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To: dirtboy

LMAO!


12 posted on 01/15/2006 5:26:57 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Baynative

Ping.....darn....


13 posted on 01/15/2006 5:27:12 PM PST by goodnesswins (Here in the Seattle area.....It's time to build Arks.)
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To: wagglebee
Exactly! Everyone should call their congress-critters, even the worthless ones,
like mine.........Osama Obama, and DICK Turbin.
14 posted on 01/15/2006 5:27:34 PM PST by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: rodguy911; Mo1; Peach; Txsleuth; MJY1288; Miss Marple

DING DING DING!


15 posted on 01/15/2006 5:31:19 PM PST by STARWISE (Sedition:an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority- to cause the overthrow of govt)
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To: wagglebee

and what does Nancy Pelosi have to say about this culture of corruption?


16 posted on 01/15/2006 5:33:25 PM PST by SmithL (Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Lift up your gates and sing, Hosana in the highest! Hosana to your King!)
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To: wagglebee

The 100 pages WILL be released, but they will be redacted. Let's see the unredacted versions. But we will probably see enough in the redacted version to see WHAT was going on, but not WHO did it or TO WHOM. Still, this is a great win for Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA). Thank him for standing up to the bullying, lying Dems.


17 posted on 01/15/2006 5:37:20 PM PST by DeweyCA
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To: DeweyCA

Then the question becomes, will charges be filed based upon what is in the full report?


18 posted on 01/15/2006 5:39:26 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: goodnesswins
Sh*t....sorry....but it's the 100 redacted pages that we MUST have published......where is a LEAKER when you NEED THEM????

Perhaps it will be "accidentally" released in Word document or .pdf format-- and the "deletions" will have been hidden-- but not really deleted.

19 posted on 01/15/2006 5:39:35 PM PST by George Smiley (This tagline deliberately targeted journalists.)
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To: wagglebee
To my fellow Freepers...this is what I got from my inquiry from one of my Senators...Kay Baily hasn't responded...Dear Mr. XXXX: Thank you for contacting me regarding the Independent Counsel David Barrett's investigation of former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Henry Cisneros. I appreciate having the benefit of your comments on this matter. As you know, David Barrett was appointed Independent Counsel in 1995 to investigate allegations of false statements made to the Federal Bureau of Investigation by Mr. Cisneros during a background check for his appointment as HUD Secretary. Counsel Barrett recently completed his report, but it has yet to be released to Congress and to the public. Congress passed the Treasury, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act (H.R. 3058) and on November 30, 2005, President George W. Bush signed it into law (P.L. 109-115). Section 408 of this law contained a provision requiring the court of jurisdiction to release of the report 60 days after enactment of P.L. 109-115. However, this provision restricts the release of any names of individuals related to this investigation based on privacy considerations. I understand your interest in reviewing the report in its entirety, and you may be certain I will keep your thoughts in mind as I continue to monitor this situation. I appreciate having the opportunity to represent you in the United States Senate. Thank you for taking the time to contact me. Sincerely, JOHN CORNYN United States Senator My question Senator is: However, this provision restricts the release of any names of individuals related to this investigation based on privacy considerations.

Privacy...how about good American's right to know....we paid for Barretts investigation...

20 posted on 01/15/2006 5:41:00 PM PST by RVN Airplane Driver (Most Americans are so spoiled with freedom they have no idea what it takes to earn and keep it.)
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To: wagglebee
DEMOCRAT/HYPOCRIT

EQUALS ONE

21 posted on 01/15/2006 5:43:08 PM PST by Young Werther
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To: wagglebee

Oh, SO NOW they don't want transparency in the White House. Fair game is fair game.


22 posted on 01/15/2006 5:53:22 PM PST by WatchYourself
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To: wagglebee
If this is real, we've got the beast! I'm cauctiously optimistic, waiting and watching.
23 posted on 01/15/2006 5:59:07 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (We will never murtha to the terrorists. Bring home the troops means bring home the war.)
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To: MamaLucci

bump!


24 posted on 01/15/2006 6:02:29 PM PST by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: wagglebee

Bill Clinton could rape a 14 year old on the Capitol steps, and the MSM and Democrats would not bat an eyelash.

But what really makes Democrats nervous is that the redacted material could implicate those who are currently in power, or those seeking higher office. Moreover, previous Clinton toadies have moved on to be staffers for Democrat Senators and Congressmen, as well as other positions in Washington (lobbyists, etc).

What I really hope is exposed is the Clinton administration tactic of using the IRS to harass anyone who got in their way, and the manipulation of Reno's pathetic "Justice" Dept.

The MSM will hate this because it will undermine all their hyperactive attempts to paint the Bush administration as "out of control" and "abusing power." The Clinton files could (and I emphasize could) weaken the blatant MSM strategy to help Democrats in 2006.

But, then again, everything associated with the Clinton's is covered up or ignored, and they skate free and clear every time. So, who knows.

25 posted on 01/15/2006 6:03:27 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: wagglebee


Fasten your seatbelts - It's gonna be a bumpy ride.
26 posted on 01/15/2006 6:11:51 PM PST by sono (You can't convert people in pink dresses)
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To: wagglebee



I wonder if somebody will "leak" the redacted pages?


27 posted on 01/15/2006 6:15:56 PM PST by msnimje (Senate Democrats ----------- Sound and Furry Signifying INSIGNIFICANCE)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

bump

Since when do "privacy considerations" extend to the concealment of clinton abuse of power and other clinton crimes? Aren't we the people entitled to know that the clintons abused their power and sicced the IRS on the opposition?

Does anyone know if the redactions can be legally challenged?

And was it really malpractice, i.e., stupidity, on the right that allowed this to happen? Or was it malfeasance?

Looks like the mutual protection racket writ large is alive and well in DC.

We must make sure that every voter understands what hillary clinton did. The vengeful IRS audit is an easily understood concept.


28 posted on 01/15/2006 6:20:28 PM PST by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: wagglebee

Hmmmm
never.


29 posted on 01/15/2006 6:21:19 PM PST by cavtrooper21 (No snappy tagline ideas available at this time... Please try again later.)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver
"Privacy...how about good American's right to know....we paid for Barretts investigation..."

Right to know what?

That the independent council thinks you are a crook? I think it's totally improper for the IC to say that. If he thinks someone is a crook he should indict and prosecute. Otherwise he should just shut the hell up.

What happened to Libby wasn't right.

Nobody has a lower opinion of the Clintons than me, but I don't think what the IP did to Hillary was right either. If the IP thought she commited a crime he should have indicted her. If he can't or won't than he should keep his opinion to himself. His job is not to casually opine on someones guilt. His job is to prove it.

30 posted on 01/15/2006 6:31:25 PM PST by tjg
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To: tjg

So you don't want to know what's in the redacted Barrett report?


31 posted on 01/15/2006 6:35:13 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: goodnesswins
where is a LEAKER when you NEED THEM????

Try looking in the shrubbery in Ft. Marcy Park. s/

32 posted on 01/15/2006 6:40:46 PM PST by penowa
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To: tjg

You might be right, but if the government has a written report, I want to see it.


33 posted on 01/15/2006 6:41:47 PM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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To: RVN Airplane Driver
The American people including me are just plain gullible. These investigations do just the opposite of what we think they do.

They allow the rich and powerful in Washington to control potential damaging evidence and the exposure of criminal acts committed by our government leaders and their rich patrons.

They subpoena[ tie up] all documents,evidence and witnesses to make sure the public or any legitimate investigator can't get to them.

.They make sure no one who is in either party who dances the Potomac two-step ever goes to jail or if money is involved [aka The UN Oil Scandal] any money is recovered.

The worst is they make the American people think they are really going to nail someone while they use our tax money to pay the legal eagles to make sure that they and no one they know gets named or goes to jail.

They can't afford to send anyone important to prison because they might blow the whistle on everyone else's game.

In other words we just spent 23 million dollars over ten years to make sure nothing happened or nothing was found out they didn't want us or a grand jury to know.

The next time you hear "congressional investigation" think damage control and cover up and watch witnesses and documents disappear in the "Black Hole" of subpoena,gag orders and endless delay.

34 posted on 01/15/2006 7:03:41 PM PST by mississippi red-neck (You will never win the war on terrorism by fighting it in Iraq and funding it in the West Bank.)
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To: wagglebee

Nothing to see here, just move along.


35 posted on 01/15/2006 7:09:57 PM PST by RightWinger
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To: STARWISE

I'm putting it on the calendar. (And keeping my fingers crossed!)


36 posted on 01/15/2006 7:18:57 PM PST by Peach
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To: jimbo123
"So you don't want to know what's in the redacted Barrett report?"

Actually I do want to know. I just think it's better for all of us if we don't. We have a process for determining someones innocence or guilt. That process includes a fair trial. If that part is omitted than it's nothing more than a witch hunt.

37 posted on 01/15/2006 7:22:23 PM PST by tjg
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To: A.Hun; Tony Snow

YA-HOOTY!!!

Tony Snow has promised that HE would make sure he lets us know what is going on....I have a feeling he has a "source" that will reveal the redacted part...hope, hope.

Boy oh boy...first the Dems CRASH during Alito hearing and now THIS....

2006....starting off with a BANG.

Thanks for the ping, A. Hun!


38 posted on 01/15/2006 7:54:47 PM PST by Txsleuth (Thank you to all that donated on the Freepathon...next time more monthlies!!)
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To: wagglebee

Thursday......be here..


39 posted on 01/15/2006 7:58:10 PM PST by mystery-ak (End Freepathons, become a monthly donor...)
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To: tet68

What makes you think we'll ever see that 100 pages?


40 posted on 01/15/2006 8:01:22 PM PST by shield (The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instructions.Pr 1:7)
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To: SkyPilot
What I really hope is exposed is the Clinton administration tactic of using the IRS to harass anyone who got in their way, and the manipulation of Reno's pathetic "Justice" Dept.

I think what you really mean is "officially" exposed. There's nothing here that well read conservatives out here in the hinterlands don't already know. Or practically everyone of both parties inside the beltway.

However BC will never get his just rewards in this lifetime. It's time we all acknowledged that. Our job is to stop Hillary and let God mete out justice to Bill.

A-The spineless pubbies have done their usual and "stood up to" the DIMs by grabbing their own ankles (redacting the 100 pages)
B-Even if the 100 pages were released, it would be so poo pooed by the MSM that no one that doesn't already know and believe it would take it seriously anyway.
C-For its own reasons, I believe that the Bush administration has and will put the kabosh on any serious legal action against Bill or Hillary. Why? Although I diasagree, I think they are concerned that it would boomerang and martyr-ize the Clintons.

41 posted on 01/15/2006 8:17:55 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there.)
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To: wagglebee

It's time for a courageous whistleblower to come forward and share the information that's not being released to the public.


42 posted on 01/15/2006 8:19:18 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: Mia T

This sounds like a job for Mark Levin's group..to get a FOIA paper submitted...


43 posted on 01/15/2006 8:30:51 PM PST by Txsleuth (Thank you to all that donated on the Freepathon...next time more monthlies!!)
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To: Txsleuth; YaYa123; Bahbah; Mo1; tiredoflaundry; saveliberty; MNJohnnie; Fudd Fan; Carolinamom; ...

ping a ling..


44 posted on 01/15/2006 8:34:46 PM PST by Txsleuth (Thank you to all that donated on the Freepathon...next time more monthlies!!)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver
Funny you should post this. I sent emails to both my senators (Kay Bailey Hutchinson and John Cornyn) as well as my representative (Michael McCaul).

The funny thing is I got that same email back, word for word. From John Cornyn, over a week after I sent it. The other two did not respond. Small world. I would think the form letter/email was made for this specific purpose. Most likely our inquiry/input was not even read.
45 posted on 01/15/2006 8:35:26 PM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Txsleuth

Go Tony! I hope he comes through.......

This should be very interesting!


46 posted on 01/15/2006 10:55:38 PM PST by Shortstop7
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To: mississippi red-neck
We spent 23 MILLION for this? OMG.........
47 posted on 01/15/2006 10:57:40 PM PST by Shortstop7
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To: K-oneTexas

I hate to say this...because I am a hugh Cornyn fan...and I HAVE received snail mail that couldn't have been a form letter from him....

But, I also received that same e-mail response to my request for the release of the Barrett Report....

The good news is...there must be a LOT of people e-mailing him...if he has made a "form response"...and surely that means he will be cognizant of the report's release...and make sure that we the people get the chance to read all of it..


48 posted on 01/15/2006 11:01:04 PM PST by Txsleuth (Thank you to all that donated on the Freepathon...next time more monthlies!!)
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To: mississippi red-neck

I couldn't have said it any better myself.

YOU NAILED IT.


49 posted on 01/15/2006 11:54:18 PM PST by Humidston (Two words: TERM LIMITS!)
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To: mississippi red-neck

EXACTLY bump!

We must get rid of the professional politician in DC.


50 posted on 01/16/2006 2:05:01 AM PST by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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