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Fed Probe Targets Hillary
NewsMax.com ^ | 4/28/02 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 04/28/2002 2:42:33 PM PDT by kattracks

The U.S. Justice Department is taking a close look at Hillary Clinton's dealings with a federal fugitive who claims the former first lady broke the law by failing to report hundreds of thousands of dollars he raised for her 2000 senate race.

In a blockbuster exclusive report, the New York Post revealed Sunday that top Justice Department officials have flown to Brazil twice to interview fugitive Peter F. Paul about his financial dealings with Bill and Hillary Clinton and it’s been reported that the Feds are confirming much of what Paul has told them. The Post's Al Guart reported that documents obtained by The Post revealed that Justice officials flew to Sao Paulo for two days last August, and came back for another two day stay last October.

They were there to grill Paul, now in prison and fighting extradition to the United States to answer charges concerning a failed business venture with Stan Lee, the creator of the Spider-Man comic-book character. According to Post sources, the Justice Department has offered Paul a deal in which he would plead guilty to outstanding federal charges in New York and California and become a "cooperating witness" into Clinton fund-raising and "other matters."

Paul, 52, charged that Hillary Clinton's campaign for Senate in 2000 reported only about $500,000 of the $1.9 million he laid out for a lavish, star-studded fund-raiser in Hollywood on Aug. 12, 2000 on federal election records reports.

Last year Post columnist Robert Novak reported that Paul has told investigators he covered the $1.9 million cost of the Hollywood fund-raiser as part of a plan to get Bill Clinton to raise the profile of Stan Lee Media, which at the time owned the Spider-Man rights and wanted to use the character in a worldwide marketing scheme.

When that plan fell through, Paul approached a Democratic National Committee official about the possibility of a presidential pardon for his past crimes from then-President Clinton, Post sources said. He was not pardoned.

Paul, got handwritten thank-you letters of both Bill and Hillary. He later sued to recover his alleged outlays for the Hollywood event but the suit was dismissed last year because he was a fugitive. However, the Post says it could be re-filed if he returns to the United States.

Paul's lawyer, the Judicial Watch’s Larry Klayman told the Post that "Mrs. Clinton should be significantly worried about this, especially since the Justice Department said everything Peter told them is checking out."

The Hollywood event was titled the "Bill Clinton Farewell Tribute" but it was in fact a fund-raiser for Hilary and featured performances by Cher, Diana Ross and Melissa Etheridge. It took in $1.5 million for Hillary's Senate bid, Paul's lawsuit alleged.

Robin Johansen, a lawyer for the Clintons, called Paul's claims "ludicrous," and Justice Department spokeswoman Jill Stillman declined comment on the case.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clintonscandals

1 posted on 04/28/2002 2:42:33 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
yeah yeah yeah... these probes have always led to nowhere...
2 posted on 04/28/2002 2:46:40 PM PDT by ambrose
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To: kattracks
BTTT
3 posted on 04/28/2002 2:50:08 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: kattracks
Fed Probe Targets Hillary

With a harpoon?

At least it is different than what her husband probes interns with.

4 posted on 04/28/2002 2:51:38 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: ambrose
these probes lead nowhere

agreed but we can wish...

5 posted on 04/28/2002 2:54:10 PM PDT by blackbag
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To: kattracks
bump
6 posted on 04/28/2002 2:55:44 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: kattracks;all
Gee, I wonder if they'd read any of these & learn something--

Hodgepodge O' Hillary

FOB and FOFOB... the clinton friend files

7 posted on 04/28/2002 2:57:31 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: kattracks
Blah, blah, blah. And this is news, how? Nothing sticks to these grifters.

HITLERY's response to these allegations:

"I'm not aware of any of this."

"I don't know anything about this."

"Like I said, I am unaware of these allegations."

"You'll have to speak to my "husband" about that."

"I' don't know anything about this."

"You'll have to speak to my brother, Hugh, about that."

8 posted on 04/28/2002 2:59:30 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: *ClintonScandals
Index bump
10 posted on 04/28/2002 3:25:30 PM PDT by Fish out of Water
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To: kattracks
Big skankle BUMP . . . Top
11 posted on 04/28/2002 3:27:21 PM PDT by TheTopRead
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To: kattracks
Let's all think postive and wish, hope and pray that finally these felons get what is due to them! I for one feel like this one might be the one that actually sticks (I'm a good dreamer).
12 posted on 04/28/2002 3:27:46 PM PDT by Lucky2
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To: kattracks
This is old news.

It's deva-ju all over again.


13 posted on 04/28/2002 3:29:21 PM PDT by razorback-bert
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To: kattracks
I doubt that Paul has long to live.
14 posted on 04/28/2002 3:31:17 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland
Arkincide, or another mysterious "accident"?
15 posted on 04/28/2002 3:32:20 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks; Miss Marple; Howlin
Isn't this part of the same incident that involved Chelsea sending Paul a "thank you" note? Remember...threats that Ray (I think) was about to depose Hill or Chel?

Sorry I'm so fuzzy on the details....after so many crimes, it's difficult to keep it all straight.

16 posted on 04/28/2002 3:35:19 PM PDT by Lizzy W
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To: ambrose
yeah yeah yeah... these probes have always led to nowhere...

How can you be so cynical? Any day now, Ken Starr Bob Ray John Ashcroft will complete his careful preparations and LEAP on the malefactors.

17 posted on 04/28/2002 3:36:50 PM PDT by Grut
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To: kattracks
"The Teflon Sociopath":

My nickname for that tree trunk legged, stench filled encrusted black pant suited, paradigm of all that is American lawyerhood, wife of disbarred "husband" Bill, terminally narcissistic, grandiose, lying, conspiring, porcine, eternally unindicted criminal.

18 posted on 04/28/2002 3:37:09 PM PDT by friendly
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To: kattracks
I hope I'm wrong but like McDougal he'll die in jail. He'll never make it alive out of Sao Paulo.
19 posted on 04/28/2002 3:39:41 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: MotleyGirl70
HITLERY's response to these allegations:

"I don't recall."

21 posted on 04/28/2002 3:56:59 PM PDT by concerned about politics
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To: Lucky2
I'm not goingnto get my hopes up, as history has shown that the only thing that seems to stick to Hillary!! is her crusty old black pantsuit....
22 posted on 04/28/2002 4:12:46 PM PDT by tracer
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To: kattracks
Exactly what kind of "Target" - a bullseye painted on her ample rump?

Whatever you do, please don't, I repeat, don't think of "probing" this "target".

23 posted on 04/28/2002 4:30:13 PM PDT by Stallone
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To: kattracks
Fed Probe Targets Hillary


24 posted on 04/28/2002 4:37:49 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: kattracks
Y-y-y-y-y-awnnnn !

Targeting Hillary with a federal probe is like trying to hit a mosquito with quad .50 's from a bouncing truck : a good way to gain attention-and burn up money !

You know, I know, everyone knows she is crookeder 'n a dawg's hind laig; but she's also slicker 'n goose sh**;and to paraphrase the Bible : " A thousand may fall at her right hand; ten thousand at her left; but it shall not come anywhere "nigh" unto Hillary."

25 posted on 04/28/2002 4:43:03 PM PDT by genefromjersey
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To: kattracks
Yawn......................
26 posted on 04/28/2002 4:45:19 PM PDT by b4its2late
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To: kattracks
Yeah, yeah, yeah. We've all heard it before. When all the witnesses take the 5th, commit arkancide, or go on vacation in China, the prosecutors and the media will say there is no credible evidence to put the wicked witch in the hoosegow.
27 posted on 04/28/2002 4:46:33 PM PDT by MistrX
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To: kattracks
Related article:

FEDS PROBING HILL
By AL GUART

April 28, 2002 -- EXCLUSIVE

Senior Justice Department officials have traveled to Brazil twice to interview runaway business- man Peter F. Paul about his financial dealings with Bill and Hillary Clinton, The Post has learned.

Paul, 52, claimed Hillary Clinton's campaign for Senate in 2000 reported on federal election records only about $500,000 of the $1.9 million he laid out for a lavish, star-studded fund-raiser in Hollywood on Aug. 12, 2000.

Documents obtained by The Post show Justice officials flew to Sao Paulo for two days last August, and returned for two more days last October to question Paul, a convicted felon in prison there fighting extradition to the United States to answer charges arising from his failed business venture with Stan Lee, the creator of the Spider-Man comic-book character.

Sources told The Post the feds offered Paul a deal in which he would plead guilty to outstanding federal charges in New York and California and become a "cooperating witness" into Clinton fund-raising and "other matters."

As first reported by Post columnist Robert Novak last year, Paul has told investigators he covered the $1.9 million cost of the Hollywood fund-raiser as part of a plan to get Bill Clinton to raise the profile of Stan Lee Media, which at the time owned the Spider-Man rights and wanted to use the character in a worldwide marketing scheme.

When that proposal fell through, Paul approached a Democratic National Committee official about the possibility of a presidential pardon for his past crimes from then-President Clinton, sources said. He was not pardoned.

Paul, who received handwritten letters of thanks from both Clintons after the fund-raiser, later filed a lawsuit to recoup his alleged outlays for the Hollywood event. The suit was dismissed last year, because Paul was a fugitive, but could be re-filed if he returns to the United States.

Paul's lawyer, Larry Klayman, a founder of Judicial Watch - an organization that has filed numerous lawsuits against the Clintons - said "Mrs. Clinton should be significantly worried about this, especially since the Justice Department said everything Peter told them is checking out."

Robin Johansen, a lawyer for the Clintons, called Paul's claims "ludicrous."

Paul's Hollywood event, dubbed the "Bill Clinton Farewell Tribute" but in fact a fund-raiser for the outgoing president's wife, featured performances by Cher, Diana Ross and Melissa Etheridge. It netted $1.5 million for Hillary's Senate bid, according to Paul's lawsuit.

Justice Department spokeswoman Jill Stillman declined comment on the case.

Source: http://www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/46612.htm

28 posted on 04/28/2002 4:52:42 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: In_My_Humble_Opinion

Investigating the Clintons for fraud and corruption is never a waste of taxpayer money. It is a civic duty to investigate all Maoist crooks in government.

29 posted on 04/28/2002 4:56:08 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: Cultural Jihad
Investigating the Clintons for fraud and corruption is never a waste of taxpayer money.....

In these trying economic times, at least it's steady work.

30 posted on 04/28/2002 5:03:33 PM PDT by concerned about politics
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To: kattracks
This administration would not even admit originally the destruction carried out at the White House and Old Executive Office Bldg by the Dems. And how many times have the Clintonistas been investigated; then some political hack let them off the hook. I believe that will happen again. Hope I am wrong but I won't be.
31 posted on 04/28/2002 5:04:46 PM PDT by LaGrone
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To: kattracks
Notice to all lurking Klintonistas:
Maybe this time the stink will stick!
32 posted on 04/28/2002 5:17:33 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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To: concerned about politics
"Investigating the Clintons for fraud and corruption is never a waste of taxpayer money..... In these trying economic times, at least it's steady work."

LOL

33 posted on 04/28/2002 6:31:22 PM PDT by friendly
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To: kattracks
As if anyone will do anything to Bonnie and Clyde Clinton, the crime couple who has captured the imagination of the dumbed down populace.
They would cheer for them if they were videoed committing murder, ala OJ!
34 posted on 04/28/2002 6:34:58 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: kattracks
The title caused a bad visual in my head........
Pictures of a large Bull Dyke banker with a strap on.... ;-(
35 posted on 04/28/2002 6:41:47 PM PDT by HP8753
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To: Cultural Jihad
Unless the funds were diverted to personal use why would she not have reported the contributions to her campaign? If she did divert funds, this is something the American People will understand. It is called theft and tax evasion.
36 posted on 04/28/2002 7:21:56 PM PDT by cpdiii
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To: kattracks
Paul's lawyer, the Judicial Watch’s Larry Klayman told the Post that "Mrs. Clinton should be significantly worried about this, especially since the Justice Department said everything Peter told them is checking out."

As usual, Klayman is hunting water buffalo with a BB gun and sounding tough. He better have terrific aim, and even better luck.

37 posted on 04/28/2002 7:26:32 PM PDT by Kevin Curry
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To: Kevin Curry
As usual, Klayman is hunting water buffalo with a BB gun and sounding tough.

I don't think Klaymen will ever live down the fact that the biggest crimminals in Washington got away. It sort of makes his message null and void.

38 posted on 04/28/2002 8:59:51 PM PDT by concerned about politics
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To: backhoe
Thanks for all the links, backhoe. You have all the good ones!
39 posted on 04/28/2002 9:24:23 PM PDT by janetgreen
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To: janetgreen
Thanks, it's just a small sample... or as I used to put it, "The tip of a very large iceberg of corruption, floating in an ocean of slime...."
40 posted on 04/29/2002 2:05:32 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
I'd hire a slew of bodyguards (republicans) to protect myself if I were Mr. Paul...
41 posted on 04/30/2002 3:59:21 PM PDT by princess leah
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