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Savage Nation ^ | BOBTHENAILER

Posted on 02/12/2002 6:37:30 AM PST by alaskanfan

Senator Joseph Leiberman
706 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

RE: Enron Investigation

Dear Senator Leiberman,

I watched your Sunday morning appearance on Face the Nation with intense interest. Inasmuch as I own a fair amount of Enron stock in my SEP/IRA, I'm sure you can understand my curiosity relative to your investigation. Knowing you to be an honorable man, I feel secure that you will diligently pursue the below listed matters in an effort to determine what part, if any, these matters contributed to the collapse of Enron.

1. Government records reveal the awarding of seats to Enron executives and Ken Lay on four Energy Department trade missions and seven Commerce Department trade trips during the Clinton administration's eight years.

a. From January 13, 1995 through June 1996, Clinton Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and White House Counsel Mack McLarty assisted Ken Lay in closing a $3 billion dollar power plant deal with India. Four days before India gave final approval to the deal, Enron gave $100,000 to the DNC. Any quid pro quo?

b. Clinton National Security Advisor, Anthony Lake, threatened to withhold aid to Mozambique if it didn't approve an Enron pipeline project. Subsequent to Mr. Lake's threats, Mozambique approved the project, which resulted in a further $770 million dollar electric power contract with Enron. Perhaps, if NSA Advisor Lake had not been so busy strong-arming for Enron, he might have been focused on something obliquely related to national security like, say, Mr. Bin Laden? Could it be that a different, somewhat related, investigation is warranted?

c. In 1999, Clinton Energy Secretary Bill Richardson traveled to Nigeria and helped arrange a joint, varied, energy development program which resulted in $882 million in power contracts for Enron from Nigeria. Perhaps if Energy Secretary Richardson had been more focused on domestic energy, we might have avoided:
i. The severe loss of nuclear secrets to China and concurrently
ii. developed more domestic sources of energy.
d. Subsequent to leaving Clinton White House employ, Enron hired Mack McLarty (White House Counsel), Betsy Moler (Deputy Energy Secretary) and Linda Robertson (Treasury Official). Even a person without a high school diploma (no disrespect to airline security screeners) can see that this looks like Enron paying off political favors with fat-cat corporate jobs, at the expense of stockholders and Enron pension employees.

e. Democratic Mayor Lee P. Brown of Houston (Enron headquarter city), received $250,000 just before Enron filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Isn't that an awful lot of money to throw away right before bankruptcy?

The Democratic National Committee was the recipient of hundreds of thousands of dollars from 1990 through 2000. The above matters appear to be very troubling and look like, smack of, reek of, political favors for campaign payoffs. I know you will find out.

2. Recently, former Clinton Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin called a top U.S. Treasury official, asking on Enron's behalf, for government help with credit agencies. As you well know, Rubin is the chairman of executive committee at Citigroup, which just coincidentally, is Enron's largest unsecured creditor at an estimated $3 billion dollars.

3. As you well know, Mr. Leiberman, Citigroup is Senator Tom Daschle's largest contributor ($50,000) in addition to being your single largest contributor ($112,546). This fact brings to mind some disturbing questions I feel you must answer.

a. Have you, any member of your staff, any Senate or House colleagues, any relatives or any friends of yours, been asked by Citigroup to intercede on their behalf, in an effort to recover part or all of Citigroup's $3 billion, at the expense of Enron's shareholders, employees and or Enron pensioners?

b. Did your largest contributor, Citigroup, have anything to do with the collapse of Enron?

c. Enron has tens of thousands of employees, stockholders and pensioners who have lost their life savings. How will you answer their most obvious question? Do you represent Citigroup, your largest contributor, or do you represent the Enron employees, et al, who stand to lose if Citigroup recovers any of its $3 billion?

During Sunday's Face the Nation, both you and Senator McCain praised Attorney General Ashcroft for recusing himself from the Justice Department investigation because he had once received a contribution from Enron. I know in my heart, that, being the honest gentleman you are, you will now recuse yourself because of the glaring conflict of interest described above. I also know that you will pass this letter to your successor for his or her attention.

Very truly yours,

Robert Theodore Knalur


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Yesterday afternoon, I was listening to the first hour of The Savage Nation with Michael Savage, and I thought I heard him read from a document that I had seen here on Free Republic. After some investigation, sure as heck it was the letter from BOBTHENAILER.

You can hear the replay today on Talk Radio Network on the web Talk Radio Network link here.

The first hour will replay today at 2:00pm est. The letter was read from early in the show. If you have a big dish and 4dtv you can hear it on satellite G10 channel 893.

Congradulations BOBTHENAILER!!!!

1 posted on 02/12/2002 6:37:30 AM PST by alaskanfan
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To: alaskanfan
indexing
2 posted on 02/12/2002 6:41:32 AM PST by Rodney King
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To: alaskanfan
bttt....Wat to go BOBTHENAILER!
3 posted on 02/12/2002 6:41:35 AM PST by callisto
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To: callisto
Wat = Way
4 posted on 02/12/2002 6:42:01 AM PST by callisto
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To: alaskanfan
Nice letter Bob. Very well done....
5 posted on 02/12/2002 6:42:04 AM PST by eureka!
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To: alaskanfan;BOBTHENAILER
I'll ping him!
6 posted on 02/12/2002 6:43:20 AM PST by sandlady
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To: alaskanfan;BOBTHENAILER
BTTT
7 posted on 02/12/2002 6:44:06 AM PST by kattracks
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To: alaskanfan; BOBTHENAILER; CheneyChick; vikingchick; Victoria Delsoul; WIMom...
Great post and great letter!

Big ping for BOBTHENAILER!!!!


8 posted on 02/12/2002 6:44:23 AM PST by Sabertooth
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To: alaskanfan
I heard Savage, too. My first thought, was WOW---- that sounds like a Frepper! So glad, I was right--KUDOS!
9 posted on 02/12/2002 6:45:28 AM PST by TwoStep
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To: Sabertooth
BUMP for Bob!
10 posted on 02/12/2002 6:45:37 AM PST by MaeWest
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To: alaskanfan
Me thinks Bobthenailer should be on the investigative committee.
11 posted on 02/12/2002 6:45:46 AM PST by abner
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To: alaskanfan
bump for great freeping
12 posted on 02/12/2002 6:47:48 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: alaskanfan
Wow - Kudos to Bobthenailer!
13 posted on 02/12/2002 6:48:05 AM PST by areafiftyone
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To: alaskanfan; bobthenailer
Hammers home his point!
14 posted on 02/12/2002 6:48:55 AM PST by bvw
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To: alaskanfan
Good Job!!
15 posted on 02/12/2002 6:48:56 AM PST by kassie
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To: alaskanfan
great job.
16 posted on 02/12/2002 6:51:55 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: BOBTHENAILER; broomhilda
**CONGRATS**
17 posted on 02/12/2002 6:51:57 AM PST by TwoStep
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To: alaskanfan
Nice letter, Mr. Nailer. But I wouldn't bet the farm on the integrity of Mr. Lieberman...
18 posted on 02/12/2002 6:55:23 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: alaskanfan; Rodney King; Callisto; eureka!; sandlady; kattracks; Sabertooth; TwoStep
The best thing about this is the wide spread exposure of the contents of the letter; hypocrisy and probable quid pro quo. Although it's kinda cool to have authored this, real credit should go to FreeRepublic where I got all of the information and to the many authors, writers and posters of FreeRepublic who set the bar so high.
19 posted on 02/12/2002 6:55:27 AM PST by BOBTHENAILER
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To: BOBTHENAILER
Sweeet, Bob!
20 posted on 02/12/2002 6:57:50 AM PST by Bigg Red
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To: Billthedrill
But I wouldn't bet the farm on the integrity of Mr. Lieberman...

Leiberman has no integrety to bet anything on. He sold out most of his core beliefs (abortion, Hollywood, etc.) when he hitched his wagon to Al Gore in 2000.

21 posted on 02/12/2002 7:00:33 AM PST by Orangedog
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To: alaskanfan
bump
22 posted on 02/12/2002 7:00:43 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: alaskanfan
And the "Rats" said oops!
23 posted on 02/12/2002 7:00:54 AM PST by Pete53
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To: Pete53
bump
24 posted on 02/12/2002 7:06:52 AM PST by WestPoint90
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To: alaskanfan
All right, Bob!
25 posted on 02/12/2002 7:10:50 AM PST by doug from upland
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To: BOBTHENAILER; alaskanfan
The best thing about this is the wide spread exposure of the contents of the letter; hypocrisy and probable quid pro quo.

Indeed it is. I saved, formatted, and printed for posting in the work place. I just love to rub the Dims noses in it!

FGS

26 posted on 02/12/2002 7:11:24 AM PST by ForGod'sSake
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To: alaskanfan
--great post and great letter!

Strange wish on my part. All these companies who did relatively nothing for the humongous amounts of money they received, the ones starting to crack and tumble now: with their obvious linkages to governmental officials, elected, and appointed-I hope it tears the corrupted house of crooks down. I hope eventually it gets so bad it scares a century of politicians straight. It wouldn't bother me a bit if 75% of them eventually have to resign over these continuuing scandals. Even if our nation has to take a major temporary financial hit, it would be better in the long run to eliminate 'government for sale" in all it's aspects.

27 posted on 02/12/2002 7:12:15 AM PST by zog
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To: alaskanfan
BUMP
28 posted on 02/12/2002 7:12:17 AM PST by concerned about politics
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To: ALL
Did anyone else hear Lieberman on Imus this AM stating that he wasn't going to return any Enron donations to his campaign? Basically he said that if the voters didn't like it they would vote him out next election. He said returning the money would "Look like I've done something wrong to begin with" or some such thing.
29 posted on 02/12/2002 7:14:48 AM PST by Sam's Army
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To: alaskanfan
Wow!...Kudos!!!
30 posted on 02/12/2002 7:15:42 AM PST by all4one
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To: BOBTHENAILER
"The best thing about this is the wide spread exposure of the contents of the letter; hypocrisy and probable quid pro quo. Although it's kinda cool to have authored this, real credit should go to FreeRepublic where I got all of the information and to the many authors, writers and posters of FreeRepublic who set the bar so high."

Agreed, however, you were the one that took the time and effort to get it out there with the facts. Again, kudos...

31 posted on 02/12/2002 7:16:25 AM PST by eureka!
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To: alaskanfan
WOO HOO to BOBTHENAILER! Great job on reporting this, alaskanfan!
32 posted on 02/12/2002 7:17:09 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: alaskanfan; BOBTHENAILER
Outstanding letter and summary of corruption. Way to go BOBTHENAILER!
33 posted on 02/12/2002 7:17:58 AM PST by Fred Mertz
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To: alaskanfan
Great letter, well stated and RIGHT on!

Another BUMP FOR BOB!

34 posted on 02/12/2002 7:18:47 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: eureka!
FANTASTIC!

This letter needs to go to every Congressman and Senator!

35 posted on 02/12/2002 7:20:01 AM PST by dalereed
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To: BOBTHENAILER
Most excellent job of FReeping Bob. That's what it's all about.

I respect someone who had their ducks in a row. They're the type of people you can count on to pay up when they lose future bets.

< / friendlyjab>

36 posted on 02/12/2002 7:20:15 AM PST by AAABEST
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To: alaskanfan; BOBTHENAILER; Snow Bunny; Alamo-Girl; Republican Wildcat; Howlin; Fred Mertz; onyx...
Freeper Letter Makes Talk Radio

Excerpt:

Senator Joseph Leiberman
706 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
RE: Enron Investigation

Dear Senator Leiberman,

I watched your Sunday morning appearance on Face the Nation with intense interest. Inasmuch as I own a fair amount of Enron stock in my SEP/IRA, I'm sure you can understand my curiosity relative to your investigation. Knowing you to be an honorable man, I feel secure that you will diligently pursue the below listed matters in an effort to determine what part, if any, these matters contributed to the collapse of Enron.

1. Government records reveal the awarding of seats to Enron executives and Ken Lay on four Energy Department trade missions and seven Commerce Department trade trips during the Clinton administration's eight years.

a. From January 13, 1995 through June 1996, Clinton Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and White House Counsel Mack McLarty assisted Ken Lay in closing a $3 billion dollar power plant deal with India. Four days before India gave final approval to the deal, Enron gave $100,000 to the DNC. Any quid pro quo?. . . . . .


Great job, Big Bob!!!
(((PING))))))
Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my ping list!. . .don't be shy.
37 posted on 02/12/2002 7:21:12 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: BOBTHENAILER
God Bless you and The Free Republic Forum -- independent investigative reporters (with a memory)!! Take that mainstream press!!
38 posted on 02/12/2002 7:23:47 AM PST by victim soul
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To: alaskanfan, grlfrnd
Thanks for the post! Doggone it, I wasn't near a radio yesterday afternoon!!

grlfrnd, did you hear it? Thought of you right away!

g

39 posted on 02/12/2002 7:24:05 AM PST by Geezerette
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To: Geezerette
Ooooops!

End bold!

g

40 posted on 02/12/2002 7:25:27 AM PST by Geezerette
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To: Sabertooth
I think it is time to mail a copy of that letter to Joseph Lieberman from a constituent.

Stay well - stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown

41 posted on 02/12/2002 7:26:16 AM PST by harpseal
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To: AAABEST
Friendly Jab Ha ha ha.

You can count on this Bob to pay future bets, he may lose. Now, if only we can get some effective letters out on immigration, AWB and shrinking Gov., then FR will get the best of AAA.

Friendly counterpunch and thanks,

Robert Theodore

42 posted on 02/12/2002 7:27:27 AM PST by BOBTHENAILER
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To: Geezerette
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43 posted on 02/12/2002 7:27:49 AM PST by Geezerette
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To: alaskanfan
Good one Bob!

That should be read aloud in the Senate.

44 posted on 02/12/2002 7:28:13 AM PST by Prodigal Son
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To: alaskanfan
Knowing you to be an honorable man

Are you SURE this is by a FReeper?;-)

45 posted on 02/12/2002 7:28:20 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: BOBTHENAILER
You are being too humble! It is a big deal. It was a well-written letter--all from your smart, brain!
46 posted on 02/12/2002 7:31:10 AM PST by TwoStep
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To: BobtheNailer
Yu da man!!
47 posted on 02/12/2002 7:39:05 AM PST by RaceBannon
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To: harpseal
I agree and will forward a copy myself to the office of Joe "Enron" LIE-berman. And YES, Joe, many of us will do our best to see you OUT! Great job Bobthenailer ! Americans, especially Ct. Patriots appreciate the clarity with which you have called a spade a spade.
48 posted on 02/12/2002 7:40:40 AM PST by Marobe
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To: alaskanfan
Great letter. Too bad it was Savage that was on it; now it will be ignored as he is easily dismissed, idiot that he is.

A stopped clock is right twice a day.

49 posted on 02/12/2002 7:53:51 AM PST by Illbay
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To: alaskanfan
Woo Hoo...Bobthenailer! Gonna forward this letter to O'Reilly...Maybe he'll take a look!
50 posted on 02/12/2002 7:53:57 AM PST by KLT
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