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  • Vanity: FLASH! Dem Rep Danny Davis: Special Prosector OK

    05/20/2013 6:28:21 AM PDT · by Lockbar · 14 replies
    5/20/2013 | Me
    As just heard live on WLS radio in Chicago in phone inverview. Illinois Dem. Congressman Danny Davis says he has no problem with a special prosecutor being named to investigate IRS-Gate.
  • Independent Counsel For Valerie Plame But Not For IRS?

    05/17/2013 6:02:13 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 7 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/17/2013 | Matt Vasilogambros
    While the Justice Department has started an investigation into whether the Internal Revenue Service broke any laws by targeting conservative groups for heightened scrutiny, critics of the Obama administration will likely continue their call for a special counsel.
  • Prosecution Complex

    03/27/2007 11:29:50 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 3 replies · 492+ views
    NY Times ^ | 27 MARCH 2007 | NEAL KATYAL
    March 27, 2007 Op-Ed Contributor Prosecution Complex By NEAL KATYAL WashingtonIN 1999, when the Independent Counsel Act (the law that gave Kenneth Starr and Lawrence Walsh their mandates) was expiring, I was given the job of writing the new Justice Department rules for the appointment of a special prosecutor since the department would once again be responsible for overseeing such investigations. There was one hypothetical to worry about once the Independent Counsel Act lapsed: a case in which the attorney general herself and her deputy were suspected of possible misconduct. The rules were therefore written to vest the decision...
  • An Era Ends With Independent Counsel Probes

    04/27/2006 12:57:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 27 replies · 573+ views
    AP ^ | 4/27/6 | PETE YOST
    WASHINGTON -- The End. The post-Watergate era of independent counsels, the investigators whose criminal probes affected the fortunes of Republican and Democratic administrations alike, is officially coming to a close. A two-paragraph order signed by a federal appeals court clerk on March 31 marks the demise of the last of the court-appointed prosecutors. Independent counsel David Barrett, who spent a decade and $20 million investigating former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros, must complete his duties "on or before May 3," the order states. Cisneros pleaded guilty in 1999 to a misdemeanor of lying to the FBI about payments to a former...
  • Full Report on Clinton Years Is Sought by GOP Senators

    01/20/2006 3:31:45 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 2,445+ views
    Full Report on Clinton Years Is Sought by GOP Senators BY BRIAN McGUIRE - Staff Reporter of the Sun January 20, 2006 URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/26218 WASHINGTON - Republican senators are puzzling over how to ensure full release of a long-awaited independent counsel's report that alleges obstruction at the highest levels of the Clinton administration but which omits by court order a large narrative chunk that some conservatives think could be damaging to the former first lady, Senator Clinton. The New York Sun reported exclusively on Monday that a 10-year probe by independent counsel David Barrett into allegations of tax fraud by...
  • Clinton administration quashed fraud case against Cisneros (Barrett Report on Barry Finkelstein)

    01/17/2006 8:41:01 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 116 replies · 7,329+ views
    Excerpts - WASHINGTON _ A special prosecutor's long-delayed report charges that a coverup at senior levels of the Clinton administration killed a tax fraud case against former Cabinet member Henry Cisneros, the New York Daily News has learned. David Barrett's 11-year, $23 million probe, which will be released Thursday, states in stinging terms that the Clinton coverup succeeded. [snip] Before Cisneros' 1999 guilty plea, Barrett's office began a second phase based in part on allegations in a 1997 memo to IRS headquarters by whistleblower John Filan, an IRS criminal investigations chief in Texas. In a memo obtained by the Daily...
  • Last Independent Counsel Report Set For 'Release'; Focus On Clinton Administration

    01/15/2006 5:22:51 PM PST · by wagglebee · 67 replies · 3,022+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 1/15/06 | Drudge
    In Monday's edition of the NEW YORK SUN, reporter Brian McGuire and contributor R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., break the first look at the long-anticipated report from Independent Counsel David Barrett, whose investigation lasted 10 year and cost taxpayers $23 million. The SUN outlines the report's details surrounding the alleged illicit activity and cover up that involving former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros before and during his time in the Clinton Administration. The Sun reveals that the Barrett report connects the dots that allege that senior officials of the Clinton Administration hindered investigations by the IRS in both...
  • Imminent Independent Counsel Report Gets Sliced Up

    01/03/2006 10:08:57 AM PST · by redgirlinabluestate · 48 replies · 1,770+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | January 2, 2006 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    WASHINGTON — Potentially explosive allegations from a 10-year independent counsel investigation may never see the light of day due to an appropriations bill negotiation that has some conservatives crying foul. The final report of David M. Barrett, independent counsel appointed in 1995 to investigate potential felonies committed by one-time Clinton administration Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros, is tentatively scheduled for release on Jan. 19, Barrett told FOXNews.com. However, Barrett and others say, thanks to an amendment to the November judiciary appropriations bill, key elements in the final report, which was completed in August 2004 and has been sitting...
  • Report Could Torpedo Hillary Clinton's Prez Plans (Tax Audit Abuse)

    12/16/2005 6:49:49 AM PST · by doesnt suffer fools gladly · 95 replies · 4,113+ views
    Report Could Torpedo Hillary Clinton's Prez Plans Two Washington pundits are warning that Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential plans may depend on whether congressional Democrats can continue to keep Independent Counsel David Barrett's final report on IRS abuses during the 1990s under wraps. "Prominent Democrats in Congress have spent much of the last decade in a campaign to suppress Barrett's report," columnist Robert Novak reported yesterday. "Its disclosures could dig deeply into concealed Clinton administration scandals." Notes Fox News Radio's Tony Snow: "By all accounts, the 400-page Barrett report is a bombshell, capable possibly of wiping out Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential...
  • BARRETT BREAKTHROUGH (Updated information)

    10/24/2005 3:32:10 PM PDT · by Checkers · 117 replies · 10,170+ views
    The Corner ^ | 10.24.2005 | Byron York
    There is major news in the fight over the report of independent counsel David Barrett's investigation into the Henry Cisneros matter. Late today, the three-judge panel overseeing Barrett ordered that parts of his report be released to the public -- and that all of the report be given to Congress. "The Court orders that the independent counsel, with all deliberate speed, prepare for release and make release of the now pending Final Report, except for that portion designated as Section V," the order says. It is not clear what is contained in Section V, but it is known that several...
  • Senate Votes to End Cisneros Probe Funding (Independent Counsel David Barrett)

    10/20/2005 5:04:19 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 18 replies · 1,091+ views
    Associated Press | October 20, 2005 | JIM ABRAMS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate decided Thursday that it was time to close to a decade-old, $20 million investigation of former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros - years after Cisneros received a presidential pardon. The amendment to a spending bill, approved by voice vote, would require that the report of Independent Counsel David Barrett be made public within 60 days, and that the independent counsel close his office within 90 days after the report is published. ``The American taxpayers have spent a lot of money on this report and they deserve the right to see it,'' said Senate Finance Committee...
  • Hil's lawyers try to quash old report (Clintons ordered IRS audits of critics)

    10/03/2005 3:48:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies · 3,096+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/3/05 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - The independent counsel investigation that led to the conviction of a former Clinton administration housing chief could come back to haunt Sen. Hillary Clinton. The Daily News has learned that lawyers are fighting to suppress a potentially embarrassing final report from the probe that found Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros lied to the FBI about paying $250,000 in hush money to his ex-mistress. Cisneros paid a $10,000 fine after he was found guilty in 1999 and was later pardoned by Bill Clinton. And though neither Hillary Clinton nor her husband was targeted by independent counsel David Barrett, his 420-page...
  • Joseph Wilson's Amazing Left-Wing Dreamland

    07/22/2005 6:04:44 AM PDT · by cricket · 47 replies · 2,116+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | July 22, 2005 | Ben Johnson
    AS THE SEEMINGLY ENDLESS SPIDERWEB OF LIES SPUN BY former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV unravels, the media has gone out of its way to question the credibility of…Karl Rove. Despite Rove’s demonstrable non-leak of Valerie Plame’s non-secret identity, the dogs continue to gather, hungry for a second term scandal, while the Wilsons’ blatant self-promotion erodes whatever basis they had for a story in the first place. Perhaps Joe Wilson’s two biggest whoppers were his claim to have spoken out because of his deep, non-partisan commitment to “truth,” and his inconsolable remorse that his wife’s closely guarded anonymity had become...
  • Joseph Wilson's Amazing Left-Wing Dreamland

    07/23/2005 8:44:08 AM PDT · by macsmind76 · 89 replies · 2,638+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 22 June 2005 | Ben Johnson
    AS THE SEEMINGLY ENDLESS SPIDERWEB OF LIES SPUN BY former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV unravels, the media has gone out of its way to question the credibility of…Karl Rove. Despite Rove’s demonstrable non-leak of Valerie Plame’s non-secret identity, the dogs continue to gather, hungry for a second term scandal, while the Wilsons’ blatant self-promotion erodes whatever basis they had for a story in the first place. Perhaps Joe Wilson’s two biggest whoppers were his claim to have spoken out because of his deep, non-partisan commitment to “truth,” and his inconsolable remorse that his wife’s closely guarded anonymity had become...
  • CIA's Tenet was 'furious' over leak, Schumer says

    07/23/2005 8:53:56 AM PDT · by YaYa123 · 203 replies · 5,810+ views
    The Buffalo (NY) Times ^ | July 23, 2005 | Douglas Turner
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., revealed Friday that two years ago he discussed the blown cover of CIA operative Valerie Plame with then CIA director George Tenet and that Tenet "was furious." Tenet promptly called the Justice Department to demand an investigation into who in the Bush administration leaked Plame's identity to columnist Robert Novak, Schumer said at a hearing held by House and Senate Democrats. Novak revealed Plame's identity in July 2003 in a column in which he said she played a key role in having her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, sent to Niger to investigate...
  • Excuse the Vanity- Question about the Press/Wilson Nonsense.

    07/17/2005 9:18:10 PM PDT · by The South Texan · 19 replies · 691+ views
    none | 7/17/05 | Self
    I am thinking about writing a letter to my local fish wrap because editor was crying about the Rove nonsense and the fact that Judith Miller was a hero to all for standing up for the press and their "First Amendment Rights" and protection of confidential sources. The jest of my letter is going to focus on why we shouldn't feel sorry for Ms. Miller and the rest of the press because they (the liberal press) are the first ones to applaud when the First Amendment protections to free speech during federal elections was attacked (McCain/Feingold) and when a court...
  • The Plame Affair: When is a 'Leak' a Covert Action? - (ex-CBS, Gannett VP sets record straight)

    07/17/2005 6:37:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 29 replies · 1,357+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JULY 17, 2005 | LEE ELLIS
    In journalism, the definition of “leak” suggests that it is applied to government officials who purposely give reporters secret or confidential information in order to publicize something they do not like so that it can be defeated before being voted upon. “Outing” a CIA agent is only a crime if the agent is under cover overseas or has been during the past five years. This law was created to prevent the assassinations of CIA agents on foreign shores as had been caused by Philip Agee in 1978 who listed CIA agents undercover in foreign cities, causing the murder of some....
  • LAUGH BREAK: JOSEPH WILSON--VALERIE PLAME LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST (post your look-alikes here)

    07/17/2005 3:51:40 PM PDT · by Liz · 61 replies · 3,657+ views
    7/17/05
    The buzz is that all of the fun-loving Dims are having "Rovegate" parties to trash Karl Rove and GWB over the CIA outing controversy. We need to show we can have fun too......by having a Wilson-Plame Look-Alike Contest. Post here your choices for the look-alikes.
  • Spy Games

    07/17/2005 8:41:38 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 14 replies · 796+ views
    NRO ^ | September 29, 2003 | Clifford May
    Was it really a secret that Joe Wilson’s wife worked for the CIA? It's the top story in the Washington Post this morning as well as in many other media outlets. Who leaked the fact that the wife of Joseph C. Wilson IV worked for the CIA? What also might be worth asking: "Who didn't know?" I believe I was the first to publicly question the credibility of Mr. Wilson, a retired diplomat sent to Niger to look into reports that Saddam Hussein had attempted to purchase yellowcake uranium for his nuclear-weapons program. On July 6, Mr. Wilson wrote an...
  • Lie To Me, Please! (Guess who Matt Cooper's Wife Is?)

    07/17/2005 9:44:38 PM PDT · by icecold · 86 replies · 3,771+ views
    Opinion Editorials.com ^ | July 17, 2005 | R.V.Tucker
    Now I read that Matt Cooper’s (the journalist who received Rove’s so-called ‘leak’) wife is Mandy Grunwald; media consultant and campaign advisor to both Bill and Hillary Clinton......