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  • Bill Clinton’s Alleged Mistress Donating to Hillary Clinton & Involved In Corrupt Stock Deal?

    02/01/2015 11:28:24 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    Got News ^ | February 1, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    Bill Clinton’s alleged mistress Julie McMahon was donating to Hillary Clinton while she was having an affair. She also worked for a controversial securities firm. The Daily Mail reported that McMahon dubbed the “Energizer” by Secret Service met Clinton in 1998 while he was still in the White House. The Mail also stated that McMahon was seeing Clinton sexually for 13 years in 2014. McMahon, the daughter of a wealthy Democratic donor, donated to Hillary in 2000 and 2002. ... McMahon was listed as unemployed for most of her political donations but we found that she’s a director at Energy...
  • Does Frank Lautenberg have something he'd like to tell us?

    12/03/2009 7:14:16 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies · 1,311+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 1, 2009
    NJ Democratic legislators are busying themselves this holiday season with a last minute attempt to tie the hands of incoming Republican governor Chris Christie. From the moment the votes were counted on Election Day, these folks have been foaming at the mouth about how “important” and “urgent” it was that this bill get passed before Jon “Speedy” Corzine leaves office. At issue is the way in which the NJ governor deals with a potential U.S. senate vacancy. Under the current system, the governor can appoint a replacement for the open seat or call a special election. Or both. The new...
  • Torricelli on Michael Vick and the Eagles (Look Who's Moralizing)

    09/26/2009 5:43:19 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 12 replies · 716+ views
    Politicker NJ.com ^ | Aug 20, 2009 | Robert Torricelli
    When did we become such an unforgiving people? Former U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli says he'll root for any team that plays the Eagles, now that Michael Vick is on their roster. The decision of who to support in this year's NFL match ups just got easier. I'm for anybody who plays against the Eagles. Michael Vick is joining the team. The same man who just left a federal jail on felony counts involving the torturing and death of animals is about to reenter center stage. That's quite a message about the state of our culture and the role that NFL...
  • N.J. conservatives deserve a "Torricelli" on Chris Christie

    07/21/2009 6:32:17 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 38 replies · 962+ views
    Star-Ledger ^ | 7/19/2009 | Paul Mulshine
    In golf they call it a “mulligan.” In Jersey politics we call it a “Torricelli.” Whatever you call it, conservatives in New Jersey have a right to demand it. A couple of months ago, Chris Christie was telling us he was the most conservative candidate in a three-man primary. He was condemning the loony-left environmentalism of the Obama administration and running around the suburbs telling Republicans all the good things he was going to do for them if elected governor. But now that he’s got the nomination, Christie’s embracing the Obama environmental polices and running around the cities telling Democrats...
  • Torricelli campaign funds go into his nonprofit ( Hillary mentioned )

    04/27/2008 11:17:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies · 166+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2008 | Jim McElhatton
    Former Sen. Robert G. Torricelli, a top fundraiser for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, is sending hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from his 2002 Senate campaign to a private foundation registered in his name and based out of his New Jersey lobbying office — an arrangement that troubles campaign-finance and tax experts. Federal election rules allow former elected officials to use surplus campaign money on charitable causes, though Mr. Torricelli's Rosemont Foundation, which received $1.5 million in campaign cash last year, has not yet been granted tax-exempt status. Angelo Genova, an attorney for Mr. Torricelli, said the foundation's application...
  • Senator Who Helped Tie CIA’s Hands Now Castigating Agency for Intelligence Failures

    09/30/2001 12:19:06 PM PDT · by kattracks · 30 replies · 979+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 9/30/01 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    New Jersey Senator Robert Torricelli, who is calling for an investigation of the CIA to pinpoint the responsibility for the agency's failure to predict the Sept. 11 disasters, was one of those directly responsible for that failure. In an arrogant display of unmitigated gall, Torricelli told CNN that he wants to set up a special committee to learn just what went wrong with the CIA, when it was his own actions that helped emasculate the agency and thus guarantee future intelligence failures. "It's not clear to me that unless we take a look at what went wrong and how our ...
  • FBI probes Torricelli for alleged lobbying gains (Medicaid ripoff with offshore latino pols)

    10/10/2007 3:31:40 AM PDT · by Liz · 11 replies · 404+ views
    nj.com ^ | Tuesday October 09, 2007 | Josh Margolin
    FBI is probing ex-US Sen. Robert Torricelli and his associates in a medical services business, Aveta Inc., a Fort Lee company Torricelli runs, that benefited from lobbying by a Puerto Rican official who received campaign contributions......Torricelli, a Democrat, is executive VP and COO of Aveta, which says it is "one of the largest companies focusing on" the Medicare Advantage program, with more than $1 billion in annual sales.
  • Now a Lobbyist, an Ex-Senator Uses Campaign Money (Torricelli)

    08/24/2007 7:43:29 AM PDT · by RDTF · 4 replies · 365+ views
    NYTimes ^ | August 24, 2007 | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ and DAVID W. CHEN
    When he was last running for the United States Senate from New Jersey in 2002, Robert G. Torricelli collected donations from thousands of people who apparently wanted to see him re-elected. They might be surprised to see how he spent a portion of their money. Mr. Torricelli, a Democrat who was one of the Senate’s most flamboyant personalities and prodigious fund-raisers, abruptly quit the 2002 race amid allegations of ethical misconduct and became a lobbyist. Since then, he has given $4,000 from his campaign fund to Puerto Rico’s nonvoting member of Congress, $10,000 to Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich of Illinois...
  • 'B.S.' DEGREES $CAM AT TOURO; STAFFERS FAKE THE GRADE FOR CASH: DA (connects to gay ex-gov, lover)

    07/17/2007 1:04:12 PM PDT · by Liz · 15 replies · 1,317+ views
    NY POST ^ | July 17, 2007 | LAURA ITALIANO
    It was sawbucks-for-sheepskins at Touro College, according to a shocking new Manhattan indictment. For at least four years, greedy college administrators pocketed hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from former students who wanted to change F's into A's on their Touro transcripts. But the accusations get even worse. Two administrators are charged with awarding fictitious degrees to "graduates" who had never once stepped foot in any of the NY-based international college's 29 locations.
  • The Rockefellers and Iran: Jay Rockefeller’s Reversal and the Iranian-American Lobby

    01/24/2007 2:21:05 PM PST · by Fedora · 16 replies · 2,457+ views
    Original FReeper research | 01/24/2007 | Fedora
    The Rockefellers and Iran: Jay Rockefeller’s Reversal and the Iranian-American LobbyBy Fedora In 1979, Rockefeller representatives launched an unsuccessful operation to lobby the Carter administration in support of the Shah of Iran, who was seeking safe haven in the wake of a coup by Islamic revolutionaries. Codenamed Project Alpha, the operation was spearheaded by Chase Manhattan Bank Chairman David Rockefeller and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, with support from oil lobby lawyer John McCloy. Although Project Alpha won the support of National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, it met opposition from Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and failed to win...
  • Lautenberg bulks up funds for '08 run (Tom Kean, Jr. not expected to run again)

    02/07/2007 3:28:56 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies · 743+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 6, 2007 | Cynthia Burton
    With legislative races this year expected to do little to tilt the balance of power in Trenton, the hottest race in New Jersey could very well be the one for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Frank Lautenberg. Although voters will not decide the race until November 2008, Lautenberg is filling his campaign treasury, with three fund-raisers down and others planned for Palm Beach, Fla.; Austin, Texas; Denver, and Los Angeles. Tim Yehl, Lautenberg's chief of staff, expects the race to cost each candidate up to $15 million. That's bad news for Lautenberg, who loves being a senator but...
  • N.J. for GOP?

    07/24/2006 8:44:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies · 841+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 7/23/06 | Bob Novak
    New Jersey, dominated by Democrats in recent elections, has become the best Republican prospect for winning a Democratic-held Senate seat this year. New polls last week indicated appointive Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez falling back to an even race with his Republican challenger, state Sen. Tom Kean Jr. Quinnipiac University's poll showed Kean gaining nine percentage points in one month to take a two-point lead. The Monmouth University/Gannett poll's first Senate survey had Kean trailing Menendez by one point, but enjoying a 15-point lead among key independent voters. Kean's edge in the Quinnipiac survey marked the first time a New Jersey...
  • HILLARY, TORRICELLI DONOR'S FUNNY MONEY Port's New Head, Sued by Brother, Faces an Inquiry

    12/11/2002 3:42:18 AM PST · by Liz · 38 replies · 3,213+ views
    NY OBSERVER Page One ^ | 12/16/02 edition | Tom McGeveran
    Charles Kushner, the Port Authority commissioner who is New Jersey Governor James McGreevey’s choice to be the agency’s next chairman, may soon find the dreaded appellation "embattled" attached to his name. Mr. Kushner is facing a whistle-blower lawsuit that could jeopardize his appointment to head the Port Authority—an appointment he doubtless helped to secure through generous contributions to New Jersey Democrats. He was the single largest donor to Mr. McGreevey’s campaign fund last year; to Hillary Clinton’s in 2000 and 2001; and to Senator Robert Torricelli’s in 1999 and 2001. Kushner companies collectively provided the largest bundle of contributions to...
  • Ex-senator linked to oil-for-food claims (Bob Torricelli)

    05/18/2006 5:37:16 PM PDT · by wjersey · 115 replies · 5,284+ views
    MSNBC (The Financial Times) ^ | 5/18/2006 | Claudio Gatti
    The US Senate is looking into allegations that a former US senator urged Baghdad to give a US company lucrative contracts under the much-criticised United Nations oil-for-food programme. This is the first time that a leading US lawmaker has been linked to the controversial UN programme, whose shortcomings have been an important element of the Bush administration's critique of the UN. The investigation involves one of the most vivid figures in US east coast politics, former senator Robert Torricelli, a New Jersey Democrat who was forced to pull out of the 2002 election after being "severely admonished" by the Senate...
  • New Jersey Senate: Kean (R) 43% Menendez (D) 36%

    04/20/2006 6:06:40 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 36 replies · 779+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 18, 2006
    The son of former Governor Tom Kean (R) now has a seven percentage point advantage in New Jersey's U.S. Senate campaign. The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll in the Garden State shows Republican Tom Kean, Jr. leading Senator Robert Menendez (D) 43% to 36%. Seven percent (7%) of voters say that they will vote for some other candidate and 14% remain undecided in this Democratic leaning state. A month ago, Kean held a two-point advantage, 41% to 39%. Kean has solidified support among Republicans since our last poll while Menendez has lost ground among Democrats. From an ideological perspective, Kean...
  • Whitman pushes GOP moderation

    04/17/2006 9:41:56 PM PDT · by Coleus · 83 replies · 1,403+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 04.17.06 | DEBORAH HOWLETT
    Former Gov. Christie Whitman believes the Republican Party is in deep trouble. The GOP, she says, is now where the Democrats were a dozen years ago in Washington when they lost control of the House for the first time in 40 years. President Bush's popularity is at a low ebb and several GOP leaders have been snared in ethics scandals. "We're at a critical point," she said. "We're starting to see polls that look just like the polls looked to Democrats in '94." From a converted hayloft of the barn on her family estate in Oldwick, Whitman works each day...
  • IT'S HUSH MONEY (Fannie Mae's "charitable foundations" covered-up $10.8B book-cooking)

    03/02/2006 3:08:59 AM PST · by Liz · 26 replies · 892+ views
    NY POST ^ | March 2, 2006 | PAUL THARP with Bloomberg Wires
    Franklin Raines — the ousted cooked-books chief of mortgage giant Fannie Mae — is being accused of corrupting its directors by giving them $12M in charity checks to ignore his scandals. A federal shareholder suit yesterday claims that Raines lavished directors with generous donations to their favorite charities, funneled through a Fannie Mae charitable foundation he controlled for serving the needy......to "dominate his fellow board members" and prevent them from challenging his activities in a mounting $10.8 billion accounting scandal at Fannie Mae. Raines who was chairman of Fannie Mae's board and the its charitable foundation, directed the money to...
  • Perspective: Flush with success (ex-Sen Torricelli in the toilet)

    12/11/2005 7:59:30 AM PST · by Liz · 10 replies · 450+ views
    LEDGER ^ | 12/11/05 | THE AUDITOR COLUMN
    Among a variety of business interests, from real estate development to legal mediation, former U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli has also invested in an earthier pursuit -- a hygienic toilet seat cover manufacturer. That's a mechanical gadget that automatically spins a fresh plastic cover around the toilet seat in public restrooms after each use. According to Sean Jackson, vice president of Rosemont Associates and a Torricelli associate, it was an investment opportunity that came up and is just one of a wide variety of business dealings Torricelli has. "It's certainly not his main source of income," Jackson said. Torricelli's people have...
  • NYP: NO MORE WALKOVER - Why N.J. gov race got hot - Forrester gaining

    10/05/2005 5:21:01 AM PDT · by OESY · 10 replies · 869+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 5, 2005 | Eris Fettmann
    ...How did Forrester turn all this fodder into his recent gains? Not with slash-and-burn attack ads, but with a pair of softer commercials that have proved a political powerhouse. One features a series of "ordinary" voters — all of them Democrats who say they've decided, because of corruption and taxes, to vote for Forrester this time around. It's the same kind of ad Mayor Bloomberg has been airing (just as effectively) in New York. The other commercial features Forrester's wife, Andrea, talking for 30 seconds about her husband's integrity and commitment to family values — a subtle dig both at...
  • TORRICELLI'S TERROR PAL$

    09/17/2002 8:49:08 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 98 replies · 982+ views
    New York Post ^ | 17 September 2002 | Sam Dealey
    <p>September 17, 2002 -- NEW Jersey voters already concerned about Sen. Robert Torricelli's low ethical threshold now learn that he's been a paid shill for a group the government identifies as a terrorist organization. Called on this by his Republican opponent, Douglas Forrester, in a debate Thursday, Torricelli said the group had been pulled from the State Department's global terror list and given a clean bill of health. Not true.</p>
  • Torch Busted

    08/28/2005 2:34:58 PM PDT · by JeanLM · 8 replies · 457+ views
    After the denial of a second appeal of a ticket issued in 2003 for a Lambertville accident, former U.S. senator Robert Torricelli will accept his six-month loss of driving privileges.
  • For a charger like Torricelli, there's nothing like a good race (making millions--backs Hillary)

    07/29/2005 9:43:51 AM PDT · by Liz · 22 replies · 659+ views
    STAR LEDGER ^ | Friday, July 29, 2005
    It was September 2002. (Robert Torricelli's) re- election campaign had turned into a referendum on his ethics.............. He .....pulled out his cell phone, and punched in the number of his friend Bill Clinton. He was through......Clinton tried to talk him out of it. With that, Torricelli ended his lifelong passion for climbing the political ladder. He was 51 years old. Torricelli remains a busy man. With two former Senate staffers he formed a consulting business, Rosemont Associates, that advises the government of Taiwan, along with a list of corporate clients. He invests in real estate, including a handful of apartments,...
  • Sen. Torricelli Played Key Role in Closing Down CIA Ops

    07/30/2005 11:36:27 AM PDT · by Liz · 39 replies · 2,376+ views
    NewsMax ^ | BACKSTORY 9/17/01 | Wes Vernon
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Robert Torricelli, D-N.J., led congressional efforts in the mid-1990s that handcuffed the CIA's abilities to recruit spies - a key policy that helped allow the attacks of Sept. 11 to take place with no intelligence warnings. Current and former CIA operatives say that Clinton administration policies, which forbade the CIA from recruiting known terrorists and other criminals, left the U.S. government bereft of all intelligence about such terrorist groups. In 1995, then-Rep. Robert Torricelli, D-N.J., made secrets public at the behest of left-wing activist Bianca Jagger, his girlfriend at the time, according to Newark Star-Ledger columnist Paul...
  • Cuba's bio-research activity under scrutiny: Did Castro plant West Nile virus in Florida Keys?

    05/15/2002 1:10:18 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 1,465+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, May 15, 2002 | By H.P. Albarelli Jr.
    Notwithstanding former President Jimmy Carter's recent statement to the contrary, Undersecretary of State John Bolton's remarks about Cuba's biological weapons capabilities underscore lingering concerns with the rogue island only 90 miles from the United States. Bolton, on May 6, told an audience at the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation that the U.S. is suspicious about Cuban biomedical laboratories and their ability to transfer biological weapons technology to Iraq, Syria and Libya, all countries that Cuban President Fidel Castro visited last year. Bolton also made remarks, which may be interpreted as a clear signal of hardening State Department policy toward Cuba, faulting...
  • Kushner Cos. sells some of portfolio

    01/16/2005 9:46:03 AM PST · by Calpernia · 6 replies · 472+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | January 16, 2005 | Staff
    Realty firm positions itself in anticipation of exec's imprisonment Sunday, January 16, 2005 BY GEORGE E. JORDAN Star-Ledger Staff Alan Hammer, acting chairman of Kushner Cos., said the real estate venture is selling some of its apartments simply because it is a good time to sell. The sale of an unspecified number of apartments, the backbone of the Kushner empire, with estimated assets of $3 billion, comes as the company has quietly sold off other pieces of its real estate portfolio and shut down some of its fledgling enterprises.
  • Gingrich Slandered?

    12/26/2004 6:36:18 AM PST · by PolishProud · 2 replies · 316+ views
    Vanity
    In an AP article Public corruption catching feds' eye published Dec. 25, Lolita Balder reports: "Ethical missteps ranging from improper campaign contributions and gifts to racketeering and tax fraud, also led to downfall of former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., Robert Torricelli, D-N.J. and Rep James Traficant, D-Ohio. And in a case that rocked the nation, former President Bill Clinton's dalliance with a White House intern led to his impeachment by the House. But he survived a Senate trial." Evidently AP is saying that Gingrich quit his leadership because of corruption. His transgressions rank with those of Torricelli, Traficant,...
  • Kerry-Hillary Bait and Switch

    09/21/2004 1:15:06 PM PDT · by eakole · 54 replies · 2,994+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 7, 2003 | Paul M. Rodriguez
    Hillary's name filed for president FEC says entry made by 'unauthorized' group urging Clinton to run Posted: October 7, 2003 2:57 p.m. Eastern By Paul M. Rodriguez © 2003 News World Communications Inc. She's said it more than 140 times – and counting – despite hints, wants, wishes and hopes that she's not running for the White House in 2004. Then what to make of ID # P00003392, an electronic filing to be found at the Federal Election Commission (FEC) database? "Clinton, Hillary Rodham – Office Sought: President; Election year 2004; State: Presidential Candidate; District 03; Party: DEM (Democratic Party)." A call...
  • FBI adds Touro College to extortion probe (sex-blackmail, gay guv, Torricelli connection)

    08/16/2004 5:29:51 AM PDT · by Liz · 53 replies · 4,419+ views
    STAR LEDGER ^ | 8/16/04 | JOSH MARGOLIN
    (Touro's) board members include politically connected developer Charles Kushner, and other prominent New Jersey developers and businessmen.......and plans to build a medical school in Livingston and enlisted former Sen. Robert Torricelli as its consultant on that project........ Golan Cipel was helping Touro with its medical school plans, and now federal investigators have made Touro part of their probe into the sex-and-blackmail scandal that last week all but ended the political career of Gov. James E. McGreevey. The FBI is reviewing allegations that Cipel's attorneys asked McGreevey's administration to help fast-track the Manhattan-based college's application to open what would be the...
  • The McGreevey Democrats

    08/16/2004 5:08:36 AM PDT · by OESY · 2 replies · 564+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 16, 2004 | Editorial
    ... Obviously, being gay today isn't something that a politician need apologize for or be ashamed of. What's shameful is the way Mr. McGreevey is manipulating the political calendar. If there's a need to leave office at all, there's a need to leave immediately. Delaying the Governor's resignation until November 15 is nothing short of a Democratic trifecta: The party avoids a special election to replace Mr. McGreevey in the fall; it guarantees that another Democrat -- Senate President Richard Codey -- serves out Mr. McGreevey's term; and it uses its incumbent status to grease the wheels for U.S. Senator...
  • More than just money? For Silence, Gov's BoyToy Sought Approval for Torricelli-linked Med-School

    08/15/2004 9:27:37 AM PDT · by dead · 21 replies · 729+ views
    The Bergen Record ^ | Sunday, August 15, 2004 | JOSH GOHLKE
    TRENTON BUREAU Governor McGreevey's resignation and confession about a gay affair came after a series of demands for money and then, mysteriously, for government approval of a medical school, according to a ranking administration official. A lawyer representing Golan Cipel, the former homeland security aide identified by administration sources as the man who had the affair with McGreevey, began asking for money to stop a lawsuit in late July, the official said. The demands continued until shortly before the governor's startling announcement Thursday, when a Cipel representative asked that the governor help New York-based Touro College get state approval for...
  • Former Senator Torricelli Wields Clout as Party Fund-Raiser (Kerry's seedy ties with Torch)

    08/13/2004 8:43:42 AM PDT · by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY · 8 replies · 486+ views
    The New York Times | 2/14/2004 | LAURA MANSNERUS
    Robert G. Torricelli, the former United States senator from New Jersey, is once again emerging as a principal fund-raiser for Democratic candidates and, as overseer of $2.3 million left from his own campaign fund, as a donor as well. The ex-senator has come under scrutiny this week as his fund-raising efforts for Senator John Kerry's presidential campaign have drawn attention, leading some Democrats to distance themselves from Mr. Torricelli. Many others, however, are seeking support and receiving money from Mr. Torricelli, who dropped his 2002 re-election bid after accusations of ethical missteps and an admonishment from the Senate ethics committee...
  • Sue New Jersey for a 2004 Gubernatorial Election

    08/13/2004 5:51:58 AM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 32 replies · 1,003+ views
    Vanity ^ | n/a | Vanity
    Governor McGreevey has announced his resignation, effective November 15. If the effective date of his resignation were only one day earlier, the people of New Jersey would elect their new governor on Nov. 2. The selection of November 15 and not any earlier date is clearly a sleazy maneuver which will elicit calls for his immediate resignation, and/or for his impeachment (assuming that the NJ constitution contains such a provision). But it is only August 13. When it comes to the right of the citizens of the State of New Jersey to elect their governor, the difference between November...
  • Kushner's lawyers talk plea deal in call girl case ($$$$ Dim donor tried to silence fed witnesses)

    08/03/2004 11:52:11 AM PDT · by Liz · 12 replies · 568+ views
    STAR LEDGER ^ | Tuesday, August 03, 2004 | JOHN P. MARTIN AND ROBERT RUDOLPH
    Developer waives his right to speedy U.S. court trial Charles Kushner is discussing a plea deal with federal prosecutors that could spare the multimillionaire developer a public trial over allegations that he hired prostitutes to lure enemies into videotaped sex acts, according to a court filing. An order signed Friday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Hedges said Kushner has waived his right to a speedy trial in part because of ongoing talks between prosecutors and Kushner's defense team. "Plea negotiations are currently in progress and both the U.S. and defendant desire additional time to enter the plea in Court, which...
  • SEX GAL NOW HELPING FEDS (Clinton donor hired hooker in obstruction of justice scheme)

    07/15/2004 6:23:12 AM PDT · by Liz · 15 replies · 1,321+ views
    NY POST ^ | July 15, 2004 | MURRAY WEISS and MARSHA KRANES
    The hooker hired by New Jersey real-estate tycoon Charles Kushner to carry out the steamy videotaped seduction of a key tax-fraud witness against him is cooperating with federal authorities, The Post has learned. The blond bombshell agreed to testify against Kushner after she was given two options — cooperate or face arrest, according to sources familiar with the case. Kushner, 50, was arrested Tuesday on charges he set up and taped the compromising motel-room sex romp in a bid to intimidate the witness — his brother-in-law William Schulder, who had worked for Kushner, according to a criminal complaint filed in...
  • DIM CORRUPTION Kushner proves rich not smarter than rest of us (big bucks donor used sex lure)

    07/14/2004 8:30:48 AM PDT · by Liz · 34 replies · 2,119+ views
    THE RECORD ^ | Wednesday, July 14, 2004 | MIKE KELLY
    Kushner allegedly interfered with probe NEWARK The man, described by his well-tanned attorney as "one of the great philanthropists of this century," had no belt, no tie. But Charlie Kushner, the multimillion-dollar real estate mogul who became Governor McGreevey's top campaign contributor, definitely had leg irons and handcuffs as he shuffled into a federal courtroom Tuesday and came face to face with a problem that no amount of cash may erase. During the past two years, The Record has printed major investigative articles about fund-raising conflicts involving both Charles Kushner and Commerce Bank. For background on Tuesday's events, check: Paying...
  • Has Kerry been TOLD (Clintons/Torricelli) NOT to Accept Nomination Before Autumn Polls Conducted???

    05/25/2004 5:40:32 AM PDT · by xzins · 82 replies · 159+ views
    xzins
    Is there Any evidence that Kerry was served notice about his inability to make progress against a reeling President Bush? The NYTimes power brokers can use all the Hanoi John Kerry, Kommunist Kerry, Viet Kong Kerry, Flip-Flop Kerry angles to DESTROY him and he knows it.
  • Well-connected candidates lack merit

    05/02/2004 11:54:35 AM PDT · by doug9732 · 14 replies · 116+ views
    Star-Ledger ^ | 05/02/2004 | Paul Mulshine
    Jersey should be proud. People all over the country are talking about what some have called "the Torricelli option." The Torricelli option, of course, is named after the former U.S. senator from New Jersey named Bob who bolted from the ballot in 2002 after a precipitous drop in the polls. The last-minute switcheroo permitted the Democrats to save the Senate seat. You can't argue with success, I guess. That's why we're hearing rumblings within both parties about pulling a Torricelli in the event their presidential candidates tank in the polls. Republicans are afraid that the public will finally realize that...
  • The Torricelli Option: Will Dems dump Kerry?

    04/28/2004 5:04:09 PM PDT · by luv2ski · 184 replies · 505+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 28, 2004 | Hugh Hewitt
    There is palpable fear among Democrats as they contemplate their presumptive nominee, John Kerry, the candidate who couldn't keep his lies straight. Kerry followed a week made disastrous by his military records fiasco with a Monday morning performance with Charlie Gibson of ABC's Good Morning America that will live in TV history alongside the 1980 Roger Mudd-Teddy Kennedy exchange through which it dawned on America that a senator in search of a verb wasn't really equipped to be a president. Gibson's refusal to be deflected by Kerry's rambling incoherence led to a post-interview denunciation of ABC by Kerry. "They are...
  • A Boston Surprise this Summer?

    04/07/2004 2:56:26 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 55 replies · 467+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 7, 2004 | Thomas Lifson
    The Democrats have hitched their Presidential hopes to one of the strangest nominees in a long time, John Kerry. His cold aloofness, his thin-skinned nastiness, his habit of marrying wealthy women and living grandly on the proceeds, and his unique propensity for deep-cutting self-satire (“I voted for it before I voted against it”), make him remarkably unappealing to the non-ideological swing voters who will decide the election. Recall for a moment that the only reason he became the front-runner was the Democrats’ desperation in the wake of the Howard Dean public meltdown. Prior to that moment, Kerry’s campaign had gone...
  • Uncle Sam sues Torricelli over contract

    04/05/2004 10:57:55 AM PDT · by Liz · 5 replies · 144+ views
    The Record ^ | Sunday, April 4, 2004 | CLINT RILEY
    The federal government is suing former U.S. Sen. Robert G. Torricelli, charging that he reneged on a financial commitment he made to a venture capital fund subsidized by the Small Business Administration. In a civil complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, Torricelli is accused of breaching a contract he signed in late 1999 to personally invest $100,000 in Acorn Technology Fund, LP, a Princeton venture capital fund backed by the SBA. Government attorneys say Torricelli invested just $25,000. The federal government alleges that 11 limited partners in Acorn, including Torricelli, failed to provide more than $2.1 million they...
  • Justice Explains Torricelli Ruling

    04/03/2004 5:36:35 AM PST · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 40 replies · 143+ views
    The Daily Record, Morris County, NJ ^ | Saturday, April 3, 2004 | Michael Daigle
    <p>DENVILLE -- In making the November 2002 decision to allow state Democrats to replace U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli on the general election ballot, the New Jersey Supreme Court had to consider not only what the law said, but also what it did not say, Chief Justice Deborah Poritz said Friday.</p>
  • Political Mugging In America. Anatomy of an "independent" smear campaign

    03/05/2004 7:43:28 AM PST · by Valin · 4 replies · 106+ views
    Center for Public Integrity ^ | 3/4/04 | Charles Lewis
    As Mark Twain once put it, "A truth is not hard to kill and a lie told well is immortal." In the 21st century in the United States of America, it is still astonishingly easy to assassinate a political opponent's character, with little or no accountability or basis in fact. It is hardly new to politics anywhere that money and the messages it buys often create devastating perceptions. But such smear tactics are more serious and offensive when they benefit major "mainstream" candidates seeking the Presidency, are utilized anonymously by mysterious, outside organizations and they occur in the wake of...
  • Former Senator Found Guilty in New Jersey Fender-Bender

    02/26/2004 5:48:24 PM PST · by nuconvert · 10 replies · 205+ views
    AP ^ | 2-26-04
    Former Senator Found Guilty in New Jersey Fender-Bender Feb 26, 2004 By Tom Bell / Associated Press Writer WEST AMWELL, N.J. (AP) - Former Sen. Robert Torricelli was found guilty Thursday of leaving the scene of a fender-bender accident last summer. Torricelli was fined $200 and his driver's license was suspended for six months, although he has 20 days to appeal before the suspension takes effect. His attorney said an appeal would be filed. A municipal judge ruled that the former Democratic lawmaker was behind the wheel of a sport utility vehicle when it bumped into another car in a...
  • Torricelli's lawyer angry over ex-senator's latest traffic ticket

    02/18/2004 5:23:28 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies · 242+ views
    <p>LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Former Sen. Robert Torricelli has again been cited by city police for a motor vehicle violation, a summons his attorney said was reprisal for subpoenas recently issued in the earlier case.</p> <p>Torricelli received a speeding ticket early Saturday after he was observed driving 40 mph in a 25 mph zone, police said. The ticket comes several months after he was accused of leaving the scene of a minor car accident at a market in the small Hunterdon County town.</p>
  • Behind scenes, Torricelli still plays key role for Democrats (the reviled fixer still a player)

    02/14/2004 3:39:06 AM PST · by Liz · 8 replies · 113+ views
    GANNETT NEWS SERVICE | 2/14/04 | LEDYARD KING
    WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Sen. Robert G. Torricelli remains a polarizing political figure more than a year after leaving office. Both courted and reviled, the New Jersey Democrat, who gave up his 2002 re-election bid under an ethical cloud, continues to shape the political landscape through his involvement in campaigns nationwide. His $50,000 donation to a group that ran anti-Howard Dean television ads triggered an angry retort this week from the former Vermont governor about the "ethically challenged" ex-senator. And his public pronouncement that he's raising tens of thousands of dollars for Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign has detractors calling...
  • SEN. JOHN KERRY’S HYPOCRISY- Disgraced Ex-Senator Bob Torricelli Raising Money For Cash And Kerry

    02/11/2004 8:43:46 AM PST · by PhiKapMom · 23 replies · 775+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | Feb 11, 2004 | RNC Research
    SEN. JOHN KERRY’S HYPOCRISY, VOL. I, ISSUE 4Disgraced Ex-Senator Bob Torricelli Raising Money For Cash And Kerry______________________________________________________________Kerry: “There’s Too Much Money Loose In The American Political System.” (Ed O’Keefe, “Field Notes: John Kerry,” ABC News Website, http://abcnews.go.com/sections/Politics/DailyNews/fieldkerry-1.html, Accessed 2/5/04)CASH AND KERRY FORMALLY ANNOUNCESTORRICELLI AS FUNDRAISER Disgraced Ex-Senator Bob Torricelli (D-NJ) Is Raising Money For Kerry Campaign.  “Presidential Democratic hopeful John Kerry is letting former Sen. Robert Torricelli raise money for him less than two years after the Senate formally rebuked Torricelli for his actions with a political donor.  Torricelli, whose rising political career collapsed in 2002 after his fund raising became...
  • Dean Attacks Kerry on Torricelli Aid [Torricelli has admitted to raising $100,000 for Kerry..]

    02/10/2004 5:18:30 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 161+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON — Howard Dean (search) is crying foul over John Kerry's (search) acceptance of donations from former New Jersey Sen. Robert Torricelli (search), who was investigated by the Justice Department for giving huge gifts to a former donor who pleaded guilty to fund-raising abuses.</p>
  • Torricelli Has Raised Cash for John Kerry

    02/09/2004 11:47:54 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 13 replies · 190+ views
    WASHINGTON - Presidential Democratic hopeful John Kerry (news - web sites) is letting former Sen. Robert Torricelli raise money for him less than two years after the Senate formally rebuked Torricelli for his actions with a political donor. Torricelli, whose rising political career collapsed in 2002 after his fund raising became the subject of criminal and Senate investigations, said Friday he is not seeking a formal position in Kerry's campaign but has raised money for it. "I have asked people to send in checks," Torricelli said in a phone interview. "I have raised some money for John. I have known...
  • TORCH CARRIES ON: Torricelli nosed out of deal with Corzine

    08/31/2003 5:24:47 PM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies · 169+ views
    STAR LEDGER ^ | Sunday, August 31, 2003 | The Auditor
    <p>The call came before 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Former Sen. Robert Torricelli was on the line, and Sen. Jon Corzine was not pleased.</p> <p>For days prior to that call, news reports blared word that Corzine, along with developer Charles Kushner, wanted a $100 million public subsidy to purchase the YankeeNets, and that Torricelli was the broker for the deal.</p>
  • CASH AND KERRY Torricelli hops aboard the Kerry express (laugh break)

    02/07/2004 5:44:57 AM PST · by Liz · 7 replies · 198+ views
    http://www.politicsus.com/020604bp.htm ^ | February 06, 2004 | BILL PASCOE
    Torricelli to Kerry: And They're Calling You 'Cash and Kerry?' By Bill Pascoe Memorandum To: John From: Bob Date: February 6, 2004 Re: My Return, and How To Answer the Near-Certain Questions Thanks for helping me get up off the mat and back in the game. As I told you, that $100K I've raised for you is just the tip of the iceberg -- there's plenty more where that came from, and yes, it's all from legal sources. Hell, I haven't even SEEN David Chang in years. JUST KIDDING! All jokes aside, I'm just a bit worried that the news...