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Judge allows questioning in Clinton suit
Associated Press ^ | Mar. 20, 2008 | PETE YOST

Posted on 03/20/2008 3:36:54 PM PDT by george76

A battle over Hillary Rodham Clinton's record as first lady broke out on two fronts Thursday, as a federal judge stepped into a dispute over the handling of still-unreleased Clinton phone logs and Barack Obama's campaign challenged her record on trade.

The latest twist in the debate over her time in the White House came in the courtroom of U.S. District Judge James Robertson, who forced the National Archives to undergo questioning about why it won't release 20,000 pages of Clinton's old phone logs.

Not enough resources, a lawyer representing the National Archives told the judge.

The archives deals with requests for documents on UFO sightings while letting the former first lady's records languish at the former president's library in Little Rock, Ark., complained Paul Orfanedes, head of the litigation department at Judicial Watch, the organization suing the archives for Clinton documents.

The National Archives wants to delay consideration of the Clinton phone logs for a year, then decide when it will start the six- to eight-month process of reviewing them for possible public disclosure.

It was the second straight day of wrangling over old Clinton documents.

On Wednesday, the National Archives placed on the public record more than 11,000 pages of Clinton's daily schedules from 1993 to 2000.

The Obama campaign and its supporters used the newly released material to build a case that Clinton hasn't been truthful about her position on the North American Free Trade Agreement. She was an early champion of the agreement that she now criticizes.

(Excerpt) Read more at charlotte.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: clinton; corruption; hillary; hillaryrodham; obama; rodham

1 posted on 03/20/2008 3:36:54 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76
"The archives deals with requests for documents on UFO sightings while letting the former first lady's records languish"

Now if someone could just get the Archives folks to reclassify those famous flying lamps as UFOs, then maybe we can get more of Hillary's records open for review.

2 posted on 03/20/2008 3:40:39 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: george76

"Were going to need a bigger popcorn popper."

3 posted on 03/20/2008 3:42:21 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: george76

I question her pants suit!


4 posted on 03/20/2008 3:43:40 PM PDT by Bertha Fanation
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To: george76

I’m surprised to see Pete Yost from AP writing something unfavorable to Mrs. Clinton. Another snowflake in the avalanche against her.


5 posted on 03/20/2008 3:49:43 PM PDT by Tymesup
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To: george76

“Sen. Obama said that he would not engage in personal attacks,” said Singer. “Now, after losses in Ohio and Texas, the Obama campaign is explicitly attacking Sen. Clinton’s character.” Impossible! She has no character!


6 posted on 03/20/2008 3:53:47 PM PDT by big bad easter bunny (I live so far beyond my means it could be said we live apart.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

LOL!


7 posted on 03/20/2008 4:11:23 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: george76

But ya gotta feel sorry for those dopes at the National Archives. I bet they have to wear full hazmat suits while sifting through all this old stuff.


8 posted on 03/20/2008 4:13:38 PM PDT by upchuck (Who wins doesn't matter. They're all liberals. Spend your time and money to take back Congress.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

You owe me a new keyboard !


9 posted on 03/20/2008 5:40:20 PM PDT by Jambe
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To: george76
Robertson, James
Born 1938 in Cleveland, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by William J. Clinton on September 14, 1994, to a seat vacated by George H. Revercomb; Confirmed by the Senate on October 7, 1994, and received commission on October 11, 1994.

Education:
Princeton University, B.A., 1959

George Washington University Law School, LL.B., 1965

Professional Career:
United States Navy Lieutenant, 1959-1964
Private practice, Washington, DC, 1965-1969
Chief counsel, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Jackson, Mississippi, 1969-1970
National director, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, DC, 1970-1972
Private practice, Washington, DC, 1972-1994

Race or Ethnicity: White

Gender: Male

10 posted on 03/21/2008 10:37:58 AM PDT by SmithL (Reject Obama's Half-Vast Wright-Wing Conspiracy)
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To: george76

Hah, I thought the judge was going to wear one of Hill’s pant suits, from the title. Grin.


11 posted on 03/21/2008 11:02:06 AM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: Marysecretary

LOL

going to wear one of Hill’s pant suits


12 posted on 03/21/2008 11:03:54 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: SunkenCiv

old Clinton documents


13 posted on 03/21/2008 11:05:06 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
The archives deals with requests for documents on UFO sightings while letting the former first lady's records languish at the former president's library in Little Rock, Ark., complained Paul Orfanedes, head of the litigation department at Judicial Watch, the organization suing the archives for Clinton documents.
See, Kucinich is behind this. But of course, the Obama campaign will blame the Bush administration.
14 posted on 03/21/2008 11:13:06 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/______________________Profile updated Saturday, March 1, 2008)
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To: big bad easter bunny

“”Sen. Obama said that he would not engage in personal attacks,” said Singer. “Now, after losses in Ohio and Texas, the Obama campaign is explicitly attacking Sen. Clinton’s character.” Impossible! She has no character!”

Obama didn’t lose Texas.


15 posted on 03/21/2008 11:32:12 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Shouldn't the libs love a Hunter Thompson ticket in 08?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Yep, the first thing I thought about was how much influence Kooky Kucinich must have applied on the National Archives.


16 posted on 03/21/2008 12:20:36 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: doug from upland

PING


17 posted on 03/21/2008 2:55:18 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (The best argument against democracy is a 5-minute conversation with the average voter.óWChurchill)
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To: Albion Wilde

Delay, delay, delay


18 posted on 03/21/2008 3:15:06 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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