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  • "Who is Ed Mezvinsky?"

    07/06/2014 10:31:28 AM PDT · by drypowder · 12 replies
    unknown | 7/6/2014 | unknown
    Edward "Ed" Mezvinsky, born January 17, 1937. Then you'll probably say, "Who is Ed Mezvinsky?" Well, he is a former Democrat congressman who represented Iowa's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for two terms, from 1973 to 1977. He sat on the House Judiciary Committee that decided the fate of Richard Nixon. He was outspoken saying that Nixon was a crook and a disgrace to politics and the nation and should be impeached. He and the Clintons were friends and very politically intertwined for many years. Ed Mezvinsky had an affair with NBC News reporter Marjorie...
  • TWA Flight 800 Investigators Claim the Official Crash Story Is a Lie

    06/19/2013 6:57:17 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 121 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 6/18/2013 | Dashiell Bennett
    A new film claims the official government report on the crash of TWA Flight 800 in 1996 is an elaborate fabrication, but the most shocking part of the story is that charges are being leveled by some of the very investigators who put the report together. Six experts who appear in the film were members of the National Transportation Safety Board investigation team that concluded the crash was an accident, but they now claim they were silenced by their superiors. The movies, "TWA Flight 800" will debut on EPIX TV next month, on the 17-year anniversary of the crash.
  • Chelsea Clinton puts her religious roots to academic use as she lands new job as 'multifaith'

    05/21/2013 10:47:40 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5/21/13 | Daily Mail Reporter
    full title.....Chelsea Clinton puts her religious roots to academic use as she lands new job as 'multifaith' leader at New York University Chelsea Clinton, who is a member of the United Methodist Church, has landed a new job at New York University as co-founder and co-chair of its brand-new 'multifaith initiative,' Of Many Institute. The 33-year-old's role, which is yet to be formerly announced, will aim to develop multifaith dialogue and 'support a new generation of religious and civic leaders who. . . [will] reach across faith boundaries to solve social problems together,' explains the NYU website.
  • Chelsea Clinton May Follow Parents Into Politics

    04/08/2013 2:41:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/08/2013 | Leonardo Blair
    Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former secretary of State Hillary Clinton, might make it a political trifecta for the Clinton dynasty. The former first daughter who currently works as a "special correspondent" with NBC, told that station in an interview on Monday that if she feels at some point in her life that she could make an impact on America, she would consider running for political office. "Right now, I'm grateful to live in a city and a state and a country where I strongly support my mayor, my governor, my president and my senators...
  • With the Obama White House, History is Repeating Itself

    02/21/2012 9:58:14 AM PST · by Opinionatedtoday · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Feb. 2012 | Marinka Peschmann
    Once upon a time, the United States of America was one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Today America is a divided country with fading freedom and selective justice. Congress rams legislation into law without reading it. Elected officials, choosing power over principle, act as if they are above the law, with no accountability or consequences for their actions. Good, hardworking, patriotic Americans are penalized and smeared, while the corrupt and incompetent are rewarded. God-fearing people are mocked, while others worship at the false altar of celebrity, money, and politics seeking salvation that never comes. Americans...
  • Democratic fundraiser Nemazee gets 12 years prison (bundled dough for Obama and Hillary)

    07/15/2010 9:28:25 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/15/10 | Grant McCool
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge handed a 12-year prison sentence on Thursday to Hassan Nemazee, a former fundraiser for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton who admitted to a $292 million fraud of three major banks. Nemazee had pleaded guilty on March 18 to charges of bank fraud and wire fraud over loan transactions ... .. also sentenced to three years of supervised release .. ordered to make $292.3 million in restitution to the banks. U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein in Manhattan pronounced the prison sentence, which is shorter than the term requested by prosecutors. They had sought a...
  • Cash for Clinton — in the U.N.'s New Haiti Peacekeeping Budget

    05/25/2010 8:15:11 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 5 replies · 282+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 5/25/10 | George Russell
    The United Nations' peacekeeping mission in battered Haiti is one of the most expensive in the world — and it's about to get even more so. One of the reasons being given this time is the need to add support for the U.N.'s special envoy to Haiti, former President Bill Clinton. Just exactly how much more expensive, however, the U.N. is not prepared to say. It now claims the situation is too "fluid" for the world organization even to produce a detailed budget covering the next six months — half the period normally covered in its normal financial calculations. Nevertheless,...
  • Dick Morris Bombshell: Reno told Clinton she stays or she blows the whistle on Waco

    04/19/2010 6:19:38 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 372 replies · 19,963+ views
    Dick Morris on O'Reilly 10 miniutes ago | April 19, 2010 | Stayfree
    During a discussion on O'Reilly about Bill Clinton's recent attempts to compare the Tea Party movement to the impact of conservative talk radio like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, etc. as having caused Timothy McVay to bomb the Oklahomea Federal building, Dick Morris suggested that Bill should zipper it because Clinton had indicated that this is the first time that he has divulged a comment by Bill that he had to renominate Janet Reno for another term as Attorney General or she would go public about Waco.br>WOW!!!!!
  • FBI bars major Clinton donor from boarding plane at Teterboro

    02/18/2010 12:43:31 PM PST · by pabianice · 9 replies · 646+ views
    ABC ^ | 2/18/10
    A million-dollar backer of the Clinton Foundation was barred from boarding a corporate jet in New Jersey last month after officials discovered his name was on the federal no-fly list. Gilbert Chagoury, a billionaire Nigerian businessman, was departing Teterboro airport on his way to France when the FBI stopped him for questioning. Chagoury eventually obtained a "waiver" from Washington to continue his trip, and the office of former President Bill Clinton said it had "no role whatsoever" in securing the special permission. A spokesperson for the FBI's Terrorist Screening Center said the no-fly list is "fluid," but that "an individual's...
  • USAID Steers No-Bid Haiti Contract to 'Politically Connected' Firm of Bill Clinton Friend

    02/16/2010 9:44:50 AM PST · by cowtowney · 4 replies · 336+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/16/2010 | James Rosen
    The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded another lucrative no-bid contract, Fox News has learned -- this time to a "politically connected" lobbyist and high-profile friend of former President Bill Clinton. This marks the second no-bid contract the agency has been found to have awarded since the start of the year, despite a long history of vows by President Obama to crack down on the practice. The first, awarded on Jan. 4 and worth nearly $25 million, was steered to a firm owned by a donor to the Obama presidential campaign, for legal work in Afghanistan. The cancellation of...
  • Sotomayor Helped Puncture Vince Foster Conspiracy Theories

    05/29/2009 11:46:31 AM PDT · by pissant · 17 replies · 1,411+ views
    TPM ^ | 5/29/09 | Jeff Morley
    Among Sonia Sotomayor's many judicial accomplishments is the piercing one of the federal government's unnecessary and counterproductive claims of secrecy--and the right-wing conspiracy theories it generated. As the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press notes, in 1995, Sotomayor ordered the public release of the legendary Vince Foster suicide note. Sotomayor's Republican critics may not want to call attention to her jurisprudence in this case. Her order helped drain the fever swamps of right-wing fantasists who said that Foster had been murdered. It also effectively silenced the editors of the Wall Street Journal, Rush Limbaugh and others who had kept...
  • Democratic Fundraiser Hsu Convicted

    05/21/2009 7:45:44 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 10 replies · 519+ views
    Longtime Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu was convicted yesterday of violating campaign finance laws in a case that became an embarrassment to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other prominent Democrats, including Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell. Mr. Hsu donated nearly $40,000 to Mr. Rendell’s campaign coffers. According to published reports, Mr. Hsu also hosted an $18,000 dinner for Mr. Rendell at an exclusive New York City restaurant, in which less than 20 people attended. The governor reportedly referred to Mr. Hsu as “one of the best 10 people I’ve me.” He had also said Mr. Hsu “raised money for me...
  • At Trial, Prosecutors Play Tape of Clinton Praising Hsu [Norman Hsu, pronounced "Shoo"]

    05/20/2009 8:47:35 AM PDT · by ETL · 12 replies · 851+ views
    AP via FoxNews.com ^ | May 13, 2009
    "In the message played in court Tuesday, then-Senator Clinton said Hsu's hard work nearly left her speechless. 'I've never seen anybody who has been more loyal and more effective and really just having greater success supporting someone than you,' she told him. 'Everywhere I go, you're there. If you're not, you're sending people to be part of my events. You know, we're going to win this campaign, Norman, because you single-handedly are going to make that happen.'..." http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/05/13/trial-prosecutors-play-tape-clinton-praising-hsu/
  • Caption Bill Clinton at the World Economic Forum

    01/30/2009 10:43:20 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 21 replies · 845+ views
    Former President Bill Clinton (L) and Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum attend a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 29, 2009 Russian Prime Minsiter Vladimir Putin, center, and former U.S. President Bill Clinton, left, seen during a reception hosted by Putin for participants of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009. Second right is artistic and general director of the Mariinsky Theater Valery Gergiyev.
  • Bill Clinton made millions from foreign sources ($5 million last year from foreign companies)

    01/27/2009 10:39:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 516+ views
    AP on Breitbart.com ^ | 1/27/09 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Financial documents filed by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton show that her husband earned nearly $6 million in speaking fees last year, nearly all of it from foreign companies. The documents obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press indicate that $5 million of the former president's reported $5.7 million in 2008 honoraria came from foreign sources. .. Kuwait's National Bank, a Hong Kong-based company, .. firms and groups in Canada, Germany, India, Malaysia, Mexico and Portugal.
  • Obama Has Sentenced my Grandchildren to Death

    01/09/2009 6:29:31 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 18 replies · 976+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 1/9/09 | Purple Mountains
    This great and wonderful nation has survived many disasters and near-defeats. It will survive the appointment of the corrupt and inexperienced Hillary Clinton to head the State Department. It will survive the appointment of the One-Worlder, Susan Rice, to be our Ambassador to the United Nations. We may not survive, and our grandchildren and their children WILL not survive the appointments of Leon Panetta to head the CIA and Eric Holder to be the nation’s Attorney General.
  • Clinton Rejects Calls to Reveal More Details About Husband's Donors

    01/14/2009 5:14:56 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 12 replies · 469+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 1/14/2009 | Moneyrunner
    From Fox News: Hillary Clinton says she will not be influenced by contributors to her husband's foundation as secretary of state. RIGHT!!!! In Roman times, government officials became wealthy by taking bribes, selling citizenship, confiscating treasure, skimming tax revenue ... and that's only the beginning. The Clintons seem to be reviving and improving on the practice of getting very wealthy as members of the governing class. After all, what better way to get favorable treatment from the US government if you are the ruler of a third world country than to "contribute" to the husband of the Secretary of State....
  • Senator Clinton, Just Who Is Zdenka Gast?

    12/04/2008 4:46:15 PM PST · by Sioux-san · 3 replies · 903+ views
    cashill.com ^ | 12/4/2008 | Jack Cashill
    Although his colleagues on the U. S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee will be content to throw Hillary Clinton softballs during her confirmation hearing, I suspect Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina has moxie enough to throw the would-be secretary of state a nasty curve as follows: DeMint: Senator Clinton, just who Is Zdenka Gast? Clinton: Zdenka Gast? Help me out here. DeMint: Let me refresh your memory. Gast played a key role in Commerce Secretary Ron Brown’s fatal trip to Croatia in April 1996. Ostensibly at least, Brown went to Croatia to broker a deal between the Croatian government and...
  • 29% Want Clinton To Run As Independent (Vanity Confirmed!)

    05/14/2008 2:19:11 PM PDT · by Patrick1 · 32 replies · 983+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 5/14/08 | Patrick1
    Well Rasmussen has a poll that says 29% want her heinous to run as an Independent. A thought I put forward over a month ago on this very same Free Republic. (Applause Appreciated) Granted Rasmussen only missed the West Virginia primary results by sixteen points but hey these days polls are the news. So what about it? Is her ego so large her bitterness so great that she would make the run? Could she bribed out of it with a payoff of her debt, VEEP spot, or maybe ambassador to China? A discussion is going on at Redstate.com on this...
  • Chinese Air Defense Now Top Notch

    02/12/2008 11:04:48 AM PST · by Fennie · 65 replies · 224+ views
    Newsmax ^ | February 12, 2008 | Charles R. Smith
    U.S. defense analysts now consider the Chinese air defense network to be the most dangerous system in the world. The Chinese system is considered more dangerous than the formidable Russian system. The reason for China's great leap forward into first place is due to the wholesale use of U.S. commercial products that make the Chinese air defense network flexible, easy to upgrade, and though to exploit. The Chinese investment into its air defense network is calculated to be one-tenth the cost of the U.S. expenditures. The low cost is attributed to what one analyst described as "Cisco in Chinese." Chinese...
  • Was Hillary Clinton Advisor Strobe Talbott Manipulated By Soviet Intelligence?

    02/01/2008 3:51:28 PM PST · by johnqueuepublic · 171 replies · 1,905+ views
    PipeLineNews.org LLC ^ | February 1, 2008 | PipeLineNews Staff
    February 1, 2008 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - If we are to believe the Hillary Clinton campaign line, the main attribute which qualifies her above all others is that, "She is ready to lead on day one." She derives this alleged standing from what can only be called political osmosis, having been the wife of Bill Clinton, serving as his "co-president." This echoes a theme which Bill stated often during the 1992 presidential campaign, suggesting that a vote for him was a bargain because the lucky voter would get "two for the price of one," thus providing a...
  • With Friends Like These ...(Everything you wanted to know about the Clintons' shadiest donors)

    02/04/2008 5:20:16 AM PST · by IrishMike · 3 replies · 549+ views
    The New Republic ^ | Monday, February 04, 2008 | Marin Cogan, Melanie Mason, and Barron YoungSmith
    It's not that we expect politicians to have squeaky-clean donor lists. You try running for office without, at one point or another, taking money from someone you probably shouldn't. Even Barack Obama, Mr. Clean, has Tony Rezko. But the Frank Giustra-Kazakhstan-Uranium affair, blown open by The New York Times last week, serves as a reminder that the relationship between the Clintons and money has not always been lily-white. Here, a guide to the unsavory characters who have been associated with Bill and Hillary Clinton. THE DONOR Norman Hsu, Hong Kong "apparel executive." THE GREEN Hsu bundled more than $850,000 for...
  • Did Bill Clinton Sell Nuclear Secrets For $31 Million

    02/01/2008 5:39:17 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 16 replies · 1,185+ views
    Also, Bill Clinton seems to have used his influence to aid a mining executive by praising a central Asian dictator (contrary to U.S. policy) and in return received a 31 million dollar donation for his foundation. That's pretty sleazy. It also makes Hillary Clinton the latest in a long line of female politicians hurt by their husbands' business dealings.
  • An Ex-President, a Mining Deal and a Big Donor (Clinton donor rec’d lucrative uranium mining deal)

    01/30/2008 8:19:48 PM PST · by bd476 · 146 replies · 2,130+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 31, 2008 | By JO BECKER and DON VAN NATTA Jr.
    Late on Sept. 6, 2005, a private plane carrying the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra touched down in Almaty, a ruggedly picturesque city in southeast Kazakhstan. Several hundred miles to the west a fortune awaited: highly coveted deposits of uranium that could fuel nuclear reactors around the world. And Mr. Giustra was in hot pursuit of an exclusive deal to tap them. Unlike more established competitors, Mr. Giustra was a newcomer to uranium mining in Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic. But what his fledgling company lacked in experience, it made up for in connections. Accompanying Mr. Giustra on his...
  • The Clintons' Multi-Million Dollar Dubai Conflict-of-Interest

    01/30/2008 4:59:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies · 199+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | January 30, 2008 | Tom Fitton
    The Clintons' Multi-Million Dollar Dubai Conflict-of-Interest Bill's $20 million payoff from the UAE won't end the appearance of corruption. In the most recent Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama threw off their gloves and attacked each other for their suspicious and scandalous ties. And you know what? They were both right! Here’s a story this week that makes my point with respect to Hillary: According to the Wall Street Journal: “Former President Clinton stands to reap around $20 million -- and will sever a politically sensitive partnership tie to Dubai -- by ending his high-profile...
  • The Clintons' Coal-Gate

    01/29/2008 9:48:11 AM PST · by ddtorquee · 13 replies · 507+ views
    [Bill Clinton's 1996 declaration of] 1.7 million Utah acres as a national monument, thereby depriving an energy-starved U.S. up to 62 billion tons of environmentally safe low-sulfur coal worth $1.2 trillion and minable with minimal surface impact, was a political payoff to the family of James Riady. He's the son of Lippo Group owner Mochtar Riady. James was found guilty of — and paid a multimillion dollar fine for — funneling more than $1 million in illegal political contributions through Lippo Bank into various American political campaigns, including Bill Clinton's presidential run in 1992. Clinton took off the world market...
  • Clinton Information Needed

    01/24/2008 1:48:46 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 34 replies · 154+ views
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    I am trying to explain to my 18 year-old daughter the baggage that HRC would bring to the White House, if elected (God forbid!). Unfortunately my memory is not what it used to be, and some details are kind of foggy. Does any freeper have a list (or a link to it)of Bill's Body Count? Thanks
  • Hsu likely headed to prison; judge rejects dismissal bid

    01/04/2008 11:59:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 283+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/4/08 | Paul Elias - ap
    A judge has ruled that disgraced political donor Norman Hsu's 16-year-old plea to a fraud charge remains in effect, meaning the one-time Democratic rainmaker is likely headed to state prison. Superior Court Judge Stephen Hall rejected Hsu's bid Friday to dismiss his 1992 no contest plea, and was set to sentence him to three years in state prison. Hsu also faces federal charges in New York. Hsu's lawyers asked the judge to toss his plea, arguing his right to a speedy trial was violated because authorities weren't actively pursuing him during his years as a fugitive. They could easily have...
  • Clinton campaign fundraising

    10/22/2007 3:28:15 PM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 11 replies · 106+ views
    LA Times ^ | Oct 22, 2007 | Hamburger
    Clinton campaign fundraising Transcript: Times staff writers Peter Nicholas and Tom Hamburger and National Editor Scott Kraft answered readers' questions on Hillary Clinton's fundraising machine and its hiccups along the way October 22. October 22, 2007 2007-10-22 11:02:04.0 Administrator2: Hello and welcome to the Politics Chat! We're here live with Scott Kraft, Peter Nicholas, Tom Hamburger and Johanna Neuman! 2007-10-22 11:02:39.0 Administrator2: Welcome Scott, Peter, Tom, and Johanna! 2007-10-22 11:03:16.0 Administrator2: Feel free to submit your questions now! 2007-10-22 11:03:18.0 Tom Hamburger: glad to be here 2007-10-22 11:03:21.0 Scott Kraft: Tom and Peter: You've been covering the fundraising of presidential...
  • HILLARY UNCENSORED trailer again No. 1 on google videos with 108,679 views on Oct. 16

    10/17/2007 8:34:58 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 69 replies · 1,759+ views
    google reports ^ | Oct. 17, 2008 | dfu
    HILLARY UNCENSORED. Just for fun, at the right of the video is an opportunity to make some comments. Go have fun. First, let's clear up some confusion. On April 7, 2006, Judge Aurelio Munoz ruled that Hillary was protected by California's anti-SLAPP law and removed her as a defendant. He made it clear to David Kendall, however, that he would entertain no motion to prevent her from testifying. Peter appealed that decision. The Appellate Court upheld the trial judge and refused to consider new video evidence recently obtained that had been concealed by a US Attorney. Bill, Gary Smith,...
  • Body and Lies Carved in Stone Are Removed From National Shrine (did Clinton sell military burials?)

    10/06/2007 7:05:26 AM PDT · by Liz · 77 replies · 3,060+ views
    Arlington Cemetery web site ^ | December 12, 1997 | Arlington Cemetery
    December 12, 1997 At 10:30 on Thursday morning at Arlington National Cemetery, a team of gravediggers quietly dug up the remains of Larry Lawrence and carted away his granite tombstone, which was engraved with lies. Chiseled in stone were claims that Lawrence, the late millionaire businessman who became an ambassador, had served in the U.S. merchant marine and had earned the designation of “S1C,” the Navy abbreviation for seaman, first class, which would not have been given to a merchant mariner anyway. Neither claim was true. During his 69-year lifetime, Lawrence fabricated his World War II heroics, his education, how...
  • IRS willing to look into Media Matter’s possible violation of it’s 501(c)(3) Status

    10/02/2007 5:59:13 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 16 replies · 422+ views
    Macsmind.com ^ | October 1, 2007 | Mac Ranger
    I spent a delightful conversation today with a field representitive in Exempt Organizations Division of the IRS. I related some specific evidences that Media Matters has violated it’s status as a 501(c)(3) related to it’s political activities. The representative advised me that a formal complaint should be filed with specific references of political activity as outlined in this guidance document (pdf). I told them that I would be compiling such information for a formal complaint. While not providing specifics I was also told that mine was not the first call of inquiry. Perhaps the ball has begun to roll.
  • Fund-raiser Norman Hsu: Dismiss rap, give back my $2M bail

    09/29/2007 6:44:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 165+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/29/07 | NANCY DILLON
    Fund-raiser Norman Hsu: Dismiss rap, give back my $2M bailBY NANCY DILLON DAILY NEWS WEST COAST BUREAU CHIEF Saturday, September 29th 2007, 4:00 AM REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Jailed fund-raiser Norman Hsu wants his 15-year-old fraud rap dismissed on a technicality and a full refund on the $2 million bail he skipped out on three weeks ago, his lawyers said yesterday. Hsu looked frail in a waist shackle and orange jail uniform as he appeared in a San Mateo County court. He uttered only a single "yes" when Judge Stephen Hall asked if he had agreed to a five-week postponement...
  • PRESIDENTIAL CONNECTION - How Bill Clinton's Aide Facilitated a Messy Deal

    09/26/2007 4:44:13 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 72 replies · 1,965+ views
    WSJ ^ | September 26, 2007 | JOHN R. EMSHWILLER and GABRIEL KAHN
    For the past six years, the road to Bill Clinton has often run through Douglas Band, a 34-year-old former White House intern who has helped manage Mr. Clinton's time, accompanied him around the world and even fielded some of his calls. Two years ago, Mr. Band befriended a handsome and charming Italian businessman named Raffaello Follieri. The young Italian, now 29 years old, had moved to New York in 2003 to launch a business buying and redeveloping Roman Catholic Church properties. He claimed close ties with Vatican officials that would smooth the way for deals, according to business associates and...
  • Sooner would have been much better than later (Mrs. Bill Clinton returning Hsu funny money)

    09/25/2007 3:37:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 152+ views
    Troy Record ^ | 9/25/07
    Sooner would have been much better than later09/25/2007 The Buffalo News It's the right move for the Clinton campaign to return $850,000 in tainted donations, but for a number of reasons, including another fundraising debacle involving a candidate named Clinton, it would have been far better to have done it sooner. Questions about fundraiser Norman Hsu had been raised as early as June. Still, it took until recently for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to announce that she would return that money - the largest amount ever returned by a single candidate - and cut ties with Hsu. In the meantime,...
  • Bundlemania!

    09/23/2007 7:43:11 AM PDT · by khnyny · 11 replies · 285+ views
    Hotair.com ^ | September 20, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    No phony businesses or great train escapes in this one, alas, but on the upside it’s much easier to follow the money. One HillRaiser suspected of laundering contributions through frontmen is a fluke; two is a pattern. When Hillary Rodham Clinton held an intimate fund-raising event at her Washington home in late March, Pamela Layton donated $4,600, the maximum allowed by law, to Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign. But the 37-year-old Ms. Layton says she and her husband were reimbursed by her husband’s boss for the donations. “It wasn’t personal money. It was all corporate money,” Mrs. Layton said outside her...
  • Did The Clinton Appointed Judge Intentionally Throw the Rosen Trial To Protect Hillary?

    09/23/2007 9:58:03 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 204+ views
    peterfpaul.com ^ | 9-23-07 | peter f. paul
    Did The Clinton Appointed Judge Intentionally Throw the Rosen Trial To Protect Hillary? Did Clinton-appointed federal Judge Matz, intentionally unchallenged by the DOJ prosecutor, throw the David Rosen criminal case to protect Hillary Clinton?Hillary Clinton’s campaign finance director, David Rosen, was acquitted in his criminal trial in Los Angeles in May of 2005. The lead prosecutor was a 20-year veteran of the Justice Department, Peter Zeidenberg, chief trial attorney for the Office of Public Integrity responsible for all DOJ prosecutions of political cases .Zeidenberg was, coincidentally, the prosecutor who gave a very forceful closing statement in the criminal trial...
  • Waxman to probe Clinton files

    09/22/2007 11:20:51 PM PDT · by freespirited · 20 replies · 439+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/12/07 | Mike Allen
    In a concession to Republicans, House Oversight Committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) has promised to ask the National Archives for documents relating to President Bill Clinton’s Office of Political Affairs. As a result, a Democratic push to investigate the activities of former White House senior adviser Karl Rove and other aides to President Bush could mean fresh scrutiny and publicity for long-forgotten meetings and presentations during the Clinton administration. In a letter this week, Waxman suggested Republicans satisfy their curiosity by reexamining what he estimates are more than 2 million pages of documents about the Clinton White House and...
  • Rendell can't spin away Hsu

    09/22/2007 9:55:06 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 11 replies · 264+ views
    pittsburgh live dot com ^ | 9-32-07 | Bumsted
    Rendell can't spin away Hsu By Brad Bumsted STATE CAPITOL REPORTER Sunday, September 23, 2007 HARRISBURG Capitol observers were astounded when Gov. Ed Rendell called Democrat fundraiser Norman Hsu, a felon and then-fugitive, "one of the best 10 people I've met." They're likely more astounded now. Rendell made the comment to The Philadelphia Inquirer; it became instant fodder for Capitol insiders. If Mr. Hsu is on the governor's Top 10 list, who else is on the list? Incredibly, Rendell last week backed off the statement at his first Capitol news conference since the Hsu scandal surfaced. The governor threw in...
  • Democratic Fund-Raiser Is Accused of Ponzi Scheme (Hillraiser Norman Hsu)

    09/20/2007 3:44:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 503+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 20, 2007 | ALAN FEUER
    Norman Hsu, the Democratic fund-raiser who was a fugitive from the law, was charged today with bilking investors of at least $60 million in a nationwide Ponzi scheme, tens of thousands of dollars of which was funneled by way of “straw donors” to candidates for national office in violation of federal election law. In a complaint unsealed in Federal District Court in Manhattan, Mr. Hsu, 56, was accused of strong-arming his investors into giving money to various political causes and to candidates running for president, Senate and the House of Representatives. One of those candidates was Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton...
  • Democratic Fundraiser Charged in $60M Fraud Scheme (Hillraiser Norman Hsu)

    09/20/2007 3:13:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 280+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 20, 2007 | Matthew Mosk and John Solomon
    Norman Hsu Also Charged With Committing Campaign Finance Crimes Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu confessed to federal agents that he orchestrated a massive fraud scheme and pressured his investors into donating money to political candidates, according to a criminal complaint unsealed by the Justice Department today. The U.S. attorney for New York's southern district today filed the criminal charges against Hsu for allegedly putting together the $60 million pyramid fraud scheme and committing related federal campaign finance crimes. The complaint against Hsu alleges that he took money from a broad group of investors in California, New York and New Jersey, always...
  • Democratic Fundraiser Norman Hsu Faces Federal Campaign Finance, Fraud Charges

    09/20/2007 2:34:03 PM PDT · by Danae · 48 replies · 498+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Thursday, September 20, 2007 | AP
    NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors unsealed a criminal complaint Thursday charging Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu with breaking campaign finance laws and creating a "massive" Ponzi scheme.
  • Past Clouds Candidates' Donor Lists

    09/20/2007 8:09:35 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 8 replies · 191+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 20, 2007 | John Solomon and Matthew Mosk
    A list of the donors who have "bundled" large sums from dozens of individuals to give to Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign includes several figures who were involved in the 1990s Democratic Party fundraising scandal that tarnished her husband's record. Among them is an Oklahoma oilman who testified in the mid-1990s that the firm he worked for, owned by Democratic fundraisers, sought to curry favor with Bill Clinton's administration by providing payments and a golf club membership to a Cabinet secretary's son. Democrat John Edwards's list of bundlers includes well-known fellow trial lawyer William S. Lerach, who raised $80,000 from...
  • Lawsuit may show where Hsu got his money for campaign contributions

    09/20/2007 8:00:15 AM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies · 148+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/20/7 | John Coté
    A New York investment group run by one of the promoters of the 1969 Woodstock festival has sued disgraced Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu for allegedly funneling $40 million in financing for a nonexistent clothing company into political campaign contributions and an "extravagant international lifestyle." The lawsuit brought by Source Financing Investors LLC says Hsu fooled investors into believing they were financing an operation to supply Chinese-made clothes to U.S. retailers when in fact he was running a Ponzi scheme, in which initial investments are repaid with money from subsequent investments until the operation collapses. Hsu, 56, was convicted in San...
  • Fugitive fundraiser Hsu set to return to Bay Area

    09/20/2007 5:49:28 AM PDT · by indcons · 12 replies · 28+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 09/20/2007 | San Jose Mercury News
    Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu is expected to return to San Mateo County today to face a 15-year-old felony theft conviction for defrauding Bay Area investors for up to $1 million. Hsu appeared in Mesa County District Court in Colorado on Wednesday in a yellow jail jumpsuit - his hands cuffed and his ankles shackled - and signed documents that sealed his extradition to California. The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office was given 10 days to collect Hsu, but Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger said in court that San Mateo County sheriff's officials were planning to retrieve Hsu today. Hsu...
  • Bill Clinton: 'I Do Not Agree with Our Policy in Iraq'

    09/18/2007 6:27:54 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 90 replies · 123+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | CHARLIE BRENNAN
    Former President Bill Clinton stopped in the metro area Monday to discuss the state of the world with Aurora business leaders and also pick up some campaign cash for wife Hillary later in the day at a Boulder fundraiser. Clinton made only one overt reference to her presidential campaign during his talk to a crowd of about 2,500 at the annual luncheon of the Aurora Economic Development Council, held in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center, saying he hoped not to “cost her any votes” with his commentary. And, he directed no criticism at the current occupant of the White...
  • Hellary's chilling honesty

    09/17/2007 8:49:42 AM PDT · by stratboy · 25 replies · 366+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | September 17, 2007 | Doug Powers
    Hillary Clinton and her husband, Bill Rodham, are being completely honest in this presidential campaign of theirs. I know, I know, it's startling, but the Dynamic Duo of Deceit and Deception is, for once, being very up front on two major campaign themes without parsing words with an atom splitter. Those two themes are "we'll be safer" and "you will no longer be invisible to your government." This might sound hunky-dory to some voters, but the methods they'll use to attain both are what deserve scrutiny. As you know, another fundraising scandal has been swirling around Hillary – a revelation...
  • PA GOP: Fast Eddie Robs Peter Paul to Pay Hillary

    09/17/2007 9:10:26 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 379+ views
    Pennsylvania GOP ^ | 9-14-07 | Michael Barley
    PA GOP: Fast Eddie Robs Peter Paul to Pay Hillary Friday, September 14, 2007 Contact: Michael Barley HARRISBURG —Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Robert A. Gleason, Jr. was not surprised to see that Gov. Ed Rendell and U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton are involved in more fundraising scandals with another convicted felon, named Peter Paul. Paul alleges that Ed Rendell, then Chairman of the Democrat National Committee, told him to lie about his involvement with a 2000 Clinton for Senate fundraiser. “Apparently, when Sen. Clinton and Gov. Rendell need campaign donations, they dial up the list of America’s most wanted as...
  • BLUE SUEDE HSUS ( Hillary : money ethical problems )

    09/16/2007 4:48:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 95 replies · 631+ views
    instapundit ^ | September 12, 2007 | Glenn Reynolds
    Things aren't lookiing good. Hillary worried about these kinds of problems, but failed to prevent them: " Of all the possible vulnerabilities ... Some sort of fund-raising scandal that would echo the Clinton-era controversies of the 1990s and make her appear greedy or ethically challenged." Yet nine months into her campaign, Mrs. Clinton is grappling with exactly the situation she feared — giving up nearly $900,000 that had been donated or raised by Norman Hsu, a one-time fugitive and one of her top fund-raisers, whose actions raise serious questions about how well the campaign vetted its donors. As a result,...
  • Hsu Cast Wide Net For Clinton Donors List Included Strangers, His Own Investors

    09/15/2007 10:19:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 80 replies · 784+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 16, 2007 | John Solomon and Matthew Mosk
    To raise $850,000 for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign in just eight months, Norman Hsu tapped an eclectic group of donors that included wealthy investors in his apparel ventures, hotel shopkeepers, a 96-year-old in a Florida retirement home and an auto-body worker who mistakenly thought he would get a tax break for his political generosity. The Clinton campaign has not yet released any information about the 260 donors whose contributions it is now refunding because they were credited to the prodigious fundraising of the former fugitive, but a detailed analysis of donors Hsu brought to Clinton shows that he...