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KNOWNOTHING VICTIMS RODHAM/CLINTON REVISITED
3-13-02 | Mia T

Posted on 03/13/2002 3:42:42 AM PST by Mia T

KNOWNOTHING VICTIMS RODHAM/CLINTON REVISITED

With President Clinton's encouragement, his half-brother, Roger, collected hundreds of thousands of dollars to lobby on behalf of as many as 13 people seeking presidential pardons and other favors, a key congressional panel has found. <snip>

 

The probe concluded that the former president and his administration repeatedly failed to properly check the backgrounds of people seeking pardons and <snip> permitted a culture that provided easy opportunities for relatives and close associates of the president to make money on the side by lobbying for clemency and other presidential favors for convicted felons...[R]equests bypassed the normal Justice Department review system and instead went directly to the Oval Office <snip>.

 

Roger Clinton could not be reached for comment. Bill Clinton has denied that pardons were for sale.<snip>

 

Congressional investigators found that the president's brother-in-law Hugh Rodham... suggested that former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was also behind the commutation.<snip>

 

In addition <snip> Rodham, despite his public statements to the contrary, has returned less than one-fourth of the $204,000 fee that he said he had given back to the Vignali family.

 

The committee also determined that President Clinton granted a pardon to fugitive financier Marc Rich only after his sponsor, former White House Counsel Jack Quinn, went around the Justice Department. Quinn apparently did so on the advice of then-Deputy Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., who was hoping to be elevated to attorney general if Al Gore was elected president, the report found. <snip>

 

 

Roger Clinton Said to Be Deeply Tied to Pardons

Politics: House reform panel says ex-president encouraged his brother.

Q ERTY2 "There isn't a shred of evidence."

HILLARY, YOU KNOW, KnowNothing Victim Q ERTY4 double bagel,

W I D E B O D Y. low-center-of-gravity Dim Bulb, Congenital Bottom Feeder

Q ERTY3 zipper-hoisted

Humpty Dummies Q ERTY6 utter failure

rodham-clinton reality-check BUMP!

Thou art arm'd that hath thy crook'd schemers straight.

Cudgel thy brains no more, the clinton plots are great.

Mia T, On Neutered and Neutering,

by Mia T and Edward Zehr (EZ)

"I did not have any involvement in the pardons that were granted or not granted," insisted Sen. KnowNothing, seeming to forget her presence at the New-Square/Oval-Office schmooze that secured pardons for the four Hasidic felons who set up a phony school in Brooklyn to swindle the government out of millions intended for the poor.

Mia T, Sen. KnowNothing Victim Clinton Effectively Pleads 5TH in Press Conference by Invoking Spousal Privilege

HEY, HEY MARY JO!

 

by Mia T

 

So many pardons 4 sale.

 

So many rodhams & clintons to nail.

 

Hey, hey Mary Jo!

 

Can you spell R-I-C-O?



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: clintoncrimes; clintondepravity; pardongate; rodhamcrimes; rodhamdepravity

1 posted on 03/13/2002 3:42:42 AM PST by Mia T
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To: Gail Wynand; looscannon; Lonesome in Massachussets; river rat; Freedom'sWorthIt; IVote2; Slyfox...
Sen. KnowNothing Victim Clinton Holds News Conference
EFFECTIVELY PLEADS 5TH BY INVOKING SPOUSAL PRIVILEGE

by Mia T

 

WASHINGTON- February 22. Sen. KnowNothing Victim Clinton held her premiere press conference today on Capitol Hill, ostensibly to answer questions about the peddling of White House pardons by her brother and her campaign treasurer. Notably absent among the press queries were any about her own involvement not only in those pardons, but in the larger universe of sold pardons--the incipient clinton scandal du jour--Pardongate.

KnowNothing's brother, Hugh Rodham, secured two of the 141 clinton midnight pardons, one for a cocaine kingpin and the other for a snake-oil swindler. Rodham netted a quick $400,000 for his "work" according to various rodhams and clintons and their assorted lawyers. KnowNothing's campaign treasurer, William Cunningham III, himself a law partner of longtime KnowNothing adviser Harold Ickes, helped obtain last-minute pardons for two convicted felons.

LA FAMIGLIA

Displaying a willingness to throw her brother (along with her husband) to the wolves, Sen. Victim Clinton was quick to make a distinction between her big, bad brother's pardon "work" and that of her campaign treasurer, "a fine lawyer and a fine man." The "family" connection of brother Rodham to Clinton made brother Rodham's "work" bad, bad, bad, whereas the campaign treasurer Cunningham's connection to the senator and her campaign coffers made his securing of two pardons in record time a sterling example of highminded, effective public service.

KnowNothing is apparently not the best of thinkers. If the "family" connection makes lobbying for cocaine-kingpin and snake-oil-swindler pardons bad, bad, bad for brother Rodham, then the "family" connection makes lobbying for the Hasidim 4 (see Keating 5) pardons bad, badder, baddest for the wife, First Lady and senator-elect. Moreover, pardons for votes is arguably worse than pardons for dough.

EFFECTIVELY PLEADS 5TH BY INVOKING SPOUSAL PRIVILEGE

KnowNothing specifically declined to answer when asked whether she discussed the pardons with her husband, effectively pleading the 5th. Turning aside questions about the pardon decisions her husband had made, she told reporters they should address those issues with him and his staff. She refused to say whether he should agree to appear voluntarily before congressional committees investigating the pardons. Interestingly, no one asked her whether she would agree to appear voluntarily before those same congressional committees.

I DIDN'T HAVE SEX WITH THAT PARDON

"I did not have any involvement in the pardons that were granted or not granted," insisted Sen. KnowNothing, seeming to forget her presence at the New-Square/Oval-Office schmooze that secured pardons for the four Hasidic felons who set up a phony school in Brooklyn to swindle the government out of millions intended for the poor.

RESURRECTING RUFF

KnowNothing noted that her"best memory" was that she never spoke to her brother or to Mr. Cunningham about the pardons. With variations of "I don't have a memory" and "my best memory, and avoiding the more obvious "I don't recall" and "my best recollection," KnowNothing reprised the Ruffian standard used during the clinton years to commit perjury without penalty.

I GET LETTERS

...or more precisely, envelopes. During her denials of involvement in any of the pardons, KnowNothing made the curious claim: "People handed me envelopes, I passed them on [and never opened a single one. Honest.]"

I AM VICTIM

Reprising the role of victim that enabled her to win a senate seat in spite of record-high personal negatives and public failures, the senator peppered her answers about big, bad Hugh (understanding that the subtext was big, bad Bill) with "saddened" and "disappointed" and "heartbroken" and "shocked."

UTTER CONTEMPT FOR THE PEOPLE

This session today was cut short by a staffer when reporters appeared dissatisfied by Senator KnowNothing's lack of candor.

In the end, this press conference full of poses, poll-tested phrases and prevarication was just another display of the clintons' utter contempt for the people. Bill Clinton committed the same error last Sunday in his shameless, lie-filled New York Times Pardongate Apologia.

The clintons' fundamental error: They are too arrogant and dim-witted to understand that the demagogic process in this fiberoptic age isn't about counting spun heads; it's about not discounting circumambient brains.

 
 

 
  
Don't lose
Your head
To gain a minute
You need your head
Your brains are in it.
--an old roadside ad, Pushme-Pullyou
 
 
 
 
 

2 posted on 03/13/2002 3:43:58 AM PST by Mia T
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To: all
 
 
The committee also determined that President Clinton granted a pardon to fugitive financier Marc Rich only after his sponsor, former White House Counsel Jack Quinn, went around the Justice Department. Quinn apparently did so on the advice of then-Deputy Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., who was hoping to be elevated to attorney general if Al Gore was elected president, the report found. <snip>
 
 

Roger Clinton Said to Be Deeply Tied to Pardons

Politics: House reform panel says ex-president encouraged his brother.


3 posted on 03/13/2002 3:48:46 AM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T
BUMP
4 posted on 03/13/2002 3:50:03 AM PST by RippleFire
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To: Mia T
“In addition Rodham, despite his public statements to the contrary, has returned less than one-fourth of the $204,000 fee that he said he had given back to the Vignali family. “

See, now this really bothers me. It’s the type of stuff that gives bribery a bad name.

5 posted on 03/13/2002 3:54:22 AM PST by South Hawthorne
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To: Owl_Eagle
LOL.
The three-quarters kept was likely the clintons' cut.
6 posted on 03/13/2002 3:58:35 AM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T
How many swiss and caymans bank accounts have hillarys name on them? How much is enough? Perhaps she will never be satisfied til she controls the actions of every American.

BTTT!

7 posted on 03/13/2002 4:09:47 AM PST by ez
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To: Mia T
I wish i had seen this last Wednesday. Her Heinous made an appearance outside of KnowNothing's house (KnowNothing was holding a "fundraiser") on Embassy Row.

Best, 'Pod

8 posted on 03/13/2002 4:22:42 AM PST by sauropod
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To: Mia T
Thank you madam.
9 posted on 03/13/2002 4:28:23 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: Mia T
The brothers all, are being martyred, at least the attempt will we to make them the scapegoats, it ain't going to work.
10 posted on 03/13/2002 4:29:31 AM PST by boomop1
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To: Mia T
bumpedandbookmarked
11 posted on 03/13/2002 4:35:15 AM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: Mia T
I am sick of hearing about all the crimes this Arkansas crime family has committed. Nothing, nothing, ever comes of them.
12 posted on 03/13/2002 4:41:47 AM PST by Piquaboy
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To: Mia T

FLASH: SAN FRANCISCO CITY COUNCIL JUST VOTED TO CHANGE THE NAME OF LOMBARD STREET (THE CROOKEDEST STREET IN AMERICA) TO SOMETHING MORE APPROPRIATE.

IT IS NOW “CLINTON STREET.”


13 posted on 03/13/2002 4:47:43 AM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: Dick Bachert

Q ERTY2 CROOKED clintons BUMP!

I've navigated Lombard Street. Lombard Street isn't crooked enough to merit that curse.

"My client had nothing to do with the low-rent, trailer-park trash politicians who infested our country for the past eight years."

--Michael Rosen, lawyer for Thomas Gambino, son of late Mafia boss Carlo Gambino

New York Post via The Wall Street Journal

(Michael Rosen was understandably eager to distance his client, a convicted loan shark, from the clintons. Another Thomas Gambino reportedly paid $50,000 to roger clinton in an unsuccessful effort to get a pardon for his father, Rosario Gambino.),

GEFILTE FISHY
 
by Mia T
 
The clintons:
Meshuga, tref, tsuris.
Shopworn shtick, schmaltz, tsimmes.
Ganef, schlemiel, schlimazel.
A crooked putz with a big schnozzle.
 
Nudnik, nebbish, tummler.
Two chachkas on Geraldo's mantle, two schnorrers.
Kibitzer, kvetch with chutzpah.
Yenta, spieler, two stuffed kishkas.

 


14 posted on 03/13/2002 5:23:45 AM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T
Hi Mia. Hope all is well.

The Lonely Crusade of Linda Ives
"But in the summer of 1987 one of the drops disappeared. Furious, Harmon brought out some of his men to watch the delivery on the night of August 22. They were expecting a delivery of 3 to 4 pounds of cocaine and 5 pounds of "weed." Sharlene was supposed to make the pickup that night but she had been "high-balling" a mixture of cocaine and crystal and was totally "strung-out." They told her to wait in the car, which was parked off Quarry Road. It was around midnight.

"It was scary. I was high, very high. I was told to sit there and they'd be back. It seemed forever....I heard two trains. Then I heard some screams, loud screams. It... it...," she stammered, breaking into uncontrollable tears. She never did finish that sentence.

"When Harmon came back, he jumped in the car and said, 'Let's go.' He was scared. It looked like there was blood all down his legs."

She later learned that a group of boys had been intercepted at the drop site. According to Sharlene some of the them had managed to get away, but Kevin Ives, 17, and Don Henry, 16, were captured. Harmon's men interrogated them as they were lying on the ground, face down, hands tied behind their backs. They were kicked and beaten, and finally executed. One of the boys was stabbed to death with a "survival knife." The bodies were wrapped in a tarpaulin, carried to a different spot on the line, and placed across the railway tracks so that the bodies would be mangled by the next train.

The following day Harmon told Sharlene that she would have to ditch her car. He gave her $500 in cash and told her to deliver a packet of cocaine to an address in Rockford, Illinois. She went to an auto auction and bought an Olds Cutlass Supreme for $450 in cash and drove to Rockford. From there she fled to the obscurity of Nebraska.

....Cournan( Phyllis Cournan - FBI Agent) contacted Jean Duffey in Texas, persuading her to open the files of the drug task force. She went to see Sharlene in the penitentiary. "She asked me if Rodger Clinton had been on the railway tracks that night," said Sharlene.

..."The boys were murdered, said Phyllis, and the FBI knew who did it. But the forensic evidence was contaminated. We couldn't get anything out of the DNA," she said. "All we had were witnesses with huge credibility problems; we couldn't go to trial with that...What were we suppose to do?"

She was putting the best face on it, trying to convince herself. I could sense her slipping away into the embrace of the Bureau. She had poured her heart and soul into the case, but when it came to the crunch she was going to be a team player."
THE SECRET LIFE OF BILL CLINTON - Ambrose Evans-Pritchard


The reason that FBI agent Phyllis Cournan asked if Roger Clinton was at the tracks that night is because she had plenty of evidence from a variety of sources, that he was. Ambrose Evans-Pritchard knows it too. That's why he put it in his book.

The Fall of the Republic

15 posted on 03/13/2002 5:53:14 AM PST by Uncle Bill
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To: Mia T
Mia, I just love your posts....thanks for all the great graphics......
16 posted on 03/13/2002 5:58:42 AM PST by KLT
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To: Mia T
Mia T, dedicated to ensuring that there is no rest for the wicked....

...or sleep for the lousy. ;^)

17 posted on 03/13/2002 7:00:47 AM PST by headsonpikes
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To: Owl_Eagle
See, now this really bothers me. It’s the type of stuff that gives bribery a bad name.

LMFAO!

18 posted on 03/13/2002 7:21:49 AM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: headsonpikes
Mia T is actually an institution here on FR in my eyes. Without Mia T's posts and continued hounding of the Clinton's some memories would forget I am afraid.It is good for the DU lurkers as well to get a shot at them every now and then.
19 posted on 03/13/2002 7:25:05 AM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: Mia T
From the LA Times article:

Rodham Misstated on Fee Return, Probe Finds
In addition, investigators have concluded that Rodham, despite his public statements to the contrary, has returned less than one-fourth of the $204,000 fee that he said he had given back to the Vignali family.

No doubt, the LA Times will ask Senator Oink about this "snafu", and for a time frame for when we can expect the remaining three-fourths of Rodhams "fee" to be returned.
/sarcasm
20 posted on 03/13/2002 7:31:17 AM PST by MamaLucci
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To: Mia T
The Clintons are proof the rats are running out of money and never had any class either!
21 posted on 03/13/2002 8:18:21 AM PST by f.Christian
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To: LiberteeBell
bttt
22 posted on 03/13/2002 2:11:30 PM PST by f.Christian
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To: Mia T
These people and their crimes will monopolize history and the future for generations to come.
24 posted on 03/13/2002 6:07:05 PM PST by antivenom
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To: Mia T
Mia

great to see you are still hammering the corrupt clintons!! I get so sick of the clintons scandal barrel, it has no bottom, yet the Democrats are given a pass by the media at large no matter how disgusting the scandals that never get! Sometimes it's just plain discouraging!

best regards,

Marta R

25 posted on 03/14/2002 1:40:55 AM PST by marta R
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To: All
Q ERTY4 

AMERICAN MUSEUM--ER--MUSLIM COUNCIL

it won't s-p-i-n

KNOWNOTHING VICTIM RODHAM/CLINTON REVISITED

 

Q ERTY2 "There isn't a shred of evidence."

 

 

HILLARY, YOU KNOW, KnowNothing Victim

Q ERTY4 double bagel

W I D E B O D Y. low-center-of-gravity

Dim Bulb Congenital Bottom Feeder

Democrat Debacle of '02

DESIGNATED DEMOCRAT ATTACK DOG

Q ERTY8

BUMP!


26 posted on 01/05/2003 3:27:48 AM PST by Mia T
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