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  • Blast from the Past: Whitewater Partner Jim McDougal Dies In Prison

    07/05/2015 3:37:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | March 8, 1998
    James McDougal DALLAS (CNN) -- Jim McDougal, President Bill Clinton's former partner in the Whitewater land deal, died Sunday in federal prison in Texas. He was 57. McDougal, who was suffering from a heart condition, was convicted of fraud and conspiracy in 1996. He died one minute past noon at John Petersmith Hospital, according to the coroner's office in Tarrant County, Texas. The office would not reveal a cause of death. After his conviction, McDougal made a deal with Whitewater independent counsel Ken Starr for a reduced sentence in exchange for his cooperation with the investigation. His death is a...
  • IN THE NEWS James B McDougal

    06/21/2015 1:05:26 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | 3-10-98 and | Unstated
    Whitewater figure James B. McDougal, who died Sunday at the Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth, was in solitary confinement when he collapsed of an apparent heart attack in a jail cell, a federal prison official said. McDougal, 57, had been placed in "administrative detention" because he had refused to give a urine sample as part of random drug testing for inmates, said Todd Craig, chief spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.
  • Appealing to Union, Hillary Clinton Calls Teachers ‘Scapegoats’

    06/04/2015 10:53:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 4, 2015 | By Maggie Haberman
    Hillary Rodham Clinton made an appeal for an endorsement from the American Federation of Teachers this week, suggesting in a private meeting with union officials that critics have turned teachers into “scapegoats for all of society’s problems.” “From what I’ve seen, all of the evidence, and my own personal experience, says that the most important and impactful thing we can do for our public schools is to recruit, support and retain the highest-quality educators,” Mrs. Clinton said before a question-and-answer session with teachers, according to the union, which released her remarks. Mrs. Clinton has a long record on the subject,...
  • This Day in History (1996) Clinton’s business partners are convicted of fraud in the Whitewater.

    05/28/2015 6:02:18 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 8 replies
    Arkansas Herald ^ | 05/28/2015 | staff
    President Bill Clinton’s former business partners James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and Jim Guy Tucker, the Governor of Arkansas, are convicted of fraud in the Whitewater land deal.
  • ABC spox in Stephanopoulos flap worked in Clinton White House (the Clinton Coven at ABC)

    05/26/2015 8:50:58 AM PDT · by Liz · 25 replies ^ | 5/23/15 | FOX NEWS
    The ABC News spox who slow-walked The Washington Free Beacon’s request for comment on ABC's Stephanopoulos’ undisclosed donations to the Clinton Foundation also worked in the Clinton admin. Heather Riley -- spox for ABC News programs helmed by Stephanopoulous, “GMA” and “This Week” -- worked in the White House press office 1997-2000, according to LinkedIn, and is a member of the Facebook group “Clinton Admin Alumni.” Fox reports The Free Beacon contacted ABC News on the afternoon of May 13 to request comment. “I was just forwarded your email about George. I’m going to send you something,” Riley emailed TFB...
  • Archives officials worried about preserving Hillary’s records

    05/21/2015 4:18:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | May 21, 2015 | By JOSH GERSTEIN
    Before Hillary Clinton stepped down as secretary of state in early 2013, National Archives officials were warned that her official records might wind up outside the control of the State Department and pledged to take steps to address the issue, newly released records reveal. “We need to discuss what we know, and how we should delicately go about learning more about, regarding the transition plans for Secretary Clinton’s departure from State,” Paul Wester, chief records officer for the U.S. Government wrote to National Archives colleagues in a Dec. 11, 2012, email message obtained by POLITICO. Wester said an individual —...
  • Clinton campaign shuts down parody bumper sticker (Hillary 2016 - Prison or POTUS)

    05/16/2015 4:47:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    Wolrd Net Daily ^ | 2015-05-16
    The operator of a political website that parodies the presidential hopes of Hillary Clinton has just gotten a lesson in realpolitik and what happens when someone crosses the Clintons. Marinka Peschmann, a freelance journalist and author, has been marketing a number of different buttons and bumper stickers for the “Hillary 2016: Prison or POTUS” campaign on the website One of those caught the eye of Clinton-campaign lawyers and is now no longer available.
  • Hillary Clinton is probably the best qualified presidential candidate ever

    05/12/2015 7:58:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 105 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 12, 2015 | By Jonathan Bernstein
    No one knows how Hillary Clinton will do as president, if she gets the chance. But we do know she is probably the best qualified presidential candidate ever, at least when it comes to checking off relevant boxes. This comes up today because Joseph Epstein, a writer for the Weekly Standard, claimed she would be an "affirmative-action" president. Let's go through her resume:
  • Capital Journal Daybreak: Clinton Takes Hit in WSJ Poll, Free Trade, More

    05/05/2015 11:58:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 5, 2015
    Hillary Clinton‘s stature has been battered after more than a month of controversy over her fundraising and email practices, but support for her among Democrats remains strong and unshaken, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds. In just seven weeks, a period in which Mrs. Clinton formally began her presidential campaign, the share of people with a negative view of her jumped to 42% from 36% in last month’s survey, and only a quarter of registered voters said they viewed her as honest and straightforward, down from 38% last summer. But she remains highly regarded among Democrats, with 76%...
  • Hillary Agonistes

    03/31/2015 12:32:44 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 3-31-15 | J. R. Dunn
    Hillary is not going to run for president. Oh, she may put her name up. But run, as in the sense of actually campaigning, that’s another story altogether. There’s a line from the first Godfather that’s always stuck in my mind. Sollozzo (Al Lettieri), the family’s deadly enemy who has just taken an almost fatal crack at Don Corleone, bends forward and near-whispers, “Could I have gotten to him ten years ago?” That line has been running through my mind the past several weeks as the e-mail saga has unfolded: Could anybody have gotten to Hillary ten years ago? The...
  • Senator Presses for Info on Huma's Special Gov't Status--and Her Emails

    03/19/2015 11:11:29 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 19 Mar 15 | Daniel Halper
    Senator Chuck Grassley has sent two letters to the State Department to ask about Huma Abedin's special government status when she was a government employee--and for information on Abedin's email use while working for the government. Abedin is a close aide to Hillary Clinton, and worked for the consulting firm Teneo (under a special government employee status) while working for Clinton. "I am writing to follow up on inquiries I have been making since June 13, 2013 and August 15, 2013 regarding the State Department’s use of Special Government Employee (SGE) designations, and in particular, what steps the Department took...
  • Connect the dots: 4/21 - WH picks Neil Eggleston as new counsel; a week later, Rhodes email pops up

    05/03/2014 4:24:35 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 36 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Everyone missed what is now, in hindsight, a crystal clear signal that the White House knew that the buffalo chips were about to hit the fan; and that they are very worried.On April 21, the White House announced that Neil Eggleston would be the new counsel to the president. It didn't get much notice, but in light of recent events, it's a really big deal.
  • The Clintons: The Same Old Tricks

    03/07/2015 9:24:45 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 7 replies
    The Diplomad 2.0 ^ | March 7, 2015 | W. Lewis Amselem
    Almost three years ago, I wrote that Hillary Clinton, has taken advantage of opportunities that fell into her lap, e.g., her playboy husband became Governor of Arkansas and then President, and used them to advantage, e.g., a Senate seat, almost the Presidency, and now SecState. As the First Lady of Arkansas, she played the role required of her: she laundered bribes for her husband. That is what Whitewater was about. That was her role at the Rose Law Firm: she would collect and launder the payoffs. She "made" a fortune in cattle futures, right? OK, when will you pay me...
  • (from 1996) Hillary Clinton's Fingerprints Among Those Found on Papers

    03/05/2015 6:31:17 AM PST · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 1996 | Neil Lewis
    WASHINGTON, June 4— Republicans on the special Senate Whitewater committee released a report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation today showing that the fingerprints of the First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, were found on records discovered in the White House family quarters two years after they were first sought by investigators. The F.B.I. report also found that the documents, copies of billing records from Mrs. Clinton's work as a lawyer in Arkansas, revealed fingerprints of five others. They were Vincent W. Foster Jr., the deputy White House counsel who committed suicide in July 1993; a personal assistant to the Clintons...
  • Obama says Lynch will carry on equal justice

    11/08/2014 7:08:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 8, 2014 3:13 PM EST | Nedra Pickler
    President Barack Obama introduced his choice for attorney general Saturday as an accomplished prosecutor from New York City who will carry on a “fierce commitment to equal justice.” Obama argued at a White House ceremony that it’s “pretty hard to be more qualified” for the job of attorney general than Brooklyn federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch. “Loretta might be the only lawyer in America who battles mobsters and drug lords and terrorists, and still has the reputation for being a charming people person,” Obama said to laughter from those who packed the Roosevelt Room for the announcement. …
  • Old Scandal Resurfacing for Hillary Clinton – The Worst News Possible for Her Presidential Campaign

    10/10/2014 9:46:27 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 67 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | October 10, 2014
    "Whitewater" is a term that younger Americans probably don’t remember. And Hillary Clinton was counting on it staying that way. But for watchers of the Clinton White House, it was a property investment scandal dating back to the first days of Bill’s first term in office. And now, it’s back and setting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s White House dreams on fire. The Clinton library is going to be releasing documents, which include the once sealed Whitewater files. They will be included in a new book by Robert Fiske, the former U.S. attorney who was the first independent counsel...
  • First Whitewater prosecutor says 'serious crimes' were uncovered in probe

    10/08/2014 4:06:28 AM PDT · by John W · 65 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 7, 2014 | Michael Isikoff
    The first federal prosecutor to probe the financial dealings of Bill and Hillary Clinton says he was poised to bring high-profile indictments against top Arkansas political and business figures — based in part on testimony from a chief witness against the then president — when he was abruptly replaced by a panel of federal judges, throwing his investigation into turmoil. "I was angry, frustrated and above all disappointed that I was not going to be able to carry through and finish bringing the indictments," writes Robert Fiske, a former U.S. attorney who served as the original independent counsel in charge...
  • Meet your next President

    09/29/2014 9:20:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/29/14 | Obie Usategui
    May God save us all and may God save America! You know, the closer we get to the 2016 presidential elections, the more I fret the uncertain future which may lay ahead for our great nation, courtesy, if you will, of some of my fellow-Americans lackadaisical deportment regarding our decadent State of the Union; a paradoxical departure from everything that America stood for just prior to our president Barack Obama’s untimely election, as he claimed on October 30th, 2008, to being just five days away [election day] from fundamentally transforming the nation. A feat, which, in hindsight, he was able...
  • Billionaire conservative activist Richard Mellon Scaife dies

    07/04/2014 9:55:17 AM PDT · by Borges · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/4/2014 | Jeremy Diamond
    Richard Mellon Scaife, the billionaire publisher and banking heir who financed conservative causes that included attempts to discredit Bill Clinton while he was president, has died. He was 82. Scaife's death on Friday followed his disclosure less than two months ago that he had terminal cancer, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, one of his newspapers. He was heir to the banking, oil and aluminum fortunes of the Mellon family and used his estimated $1.4 billion wealth to underwrite conservative crusades and groups that included the Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute and the American Enterprise Institute.
  • Richard Mellon Scaife, Influential U.S. Conservative, Dies at 82

    07/04/2014 9:54:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 4, 2014 | Robert D. McFadden
    Richard Mellon Scaife, the Pittsburgh philanthropist and reclusive heir to the Mellon banking fortune, whose support for right-wing causes laid the foundations for America’s modern conservative movement and fueled the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton, died on Friday. He was 82. Mr. Scaife’s death was reported by the The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, a newspaper he owned. He had announced recently that he had cancer. Decades before David and Charles Koch bankrolled right-wing causes, Mr. Scaife and Joseph Coors, the beer magnate, were the leading financiers of the conservative crusade of the 1970s and ’80s, seeking to reverse the liberal traditions...
  • As Hillary White House run looms, questions linger about Bill

    05/18/2014 4:28:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 18, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Whether Hillary Clinton likes it or not, her husband is one of the big reasons she is the prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination if she runs in 2016. The charismatic, popular former president has talents as a surrogate and fundraiser that are unprecedented for a would-be presidential spouse. But recent days have also underscored that Bill Clinton can be as much a liability as an asset to his wife. During a speech last week to the Peterson Foundation Fiscal Summit, the former president flashed some of the irascibility that gave his wife's campaign heartburn during her...
  • The Press Never Calls

    04/24/2014 4:58:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 4-24-14 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    WASHINGTON — My telephone is not ringing off the hook. No intriguing or inquiring emails have arrived on my computer. Yet, on Friday, a document drop from the Clinton Library revealed that years ago, in the 1990s, I was at the very heart of the “vast right-wing conspiracy.” Now here we are almost a week later, and still no journalist, much less a historian, has called to ask me if I really was actively conspiring with the British press, select American newspapers, obscure right-wing political operators and, who knows, possibly foreign powers to create the gossamer of scandal over the...
  • Fellow Students – Stand Up To Outrageous Bias and Left-Wing Hat

    03/25/2014 7:21:23 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 12, 2014 | Kyle Brooks
    Two weeks ago, a video that I filmed of a radical guest lecture in a required sociology course at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater went viral. In it, intolerant SEIU member Eyon Biddle claimed that “politics is fueled by white rage” and that Republican success in 2010 was helped by racism. Appalled by what I was hearing, I took out my phone and began to record. Based off of how quickly the video spread, becoming national news in less than three days, as well as from the reaction I have gotten from people nationwide, it is clear to me that people...

    09/10/2013 6:22:13 PM PDT · by jobim · 129 replies
    vanity | 9/10/1998 | jobim
    10 September 1998 I became the virtual man I have become (ie jobim). That was an eventful year - Paula Jones, Monica, Ken Starr report, impeachment - but more importantly, it was the crescendo of scandals that revealed the flaw that even the towering genius of the Founding Fathers could not circumvent in crafting our blessed Constitution. That flaw was, and oh so woefully is, bad men with their hands on the reins. George Will said that Clinton was not necessarily the worst president, but the worst man ever to be president. But we can wax nostalgic about those days...
  • Does anyone remember Jerry Parks....from the Clinton Era? His son now guilty of murder

    04/03/2013 10:19:39 AM PDT · by woofie · 16 replies
    Apr 2, 2013
    Anyone remember Jerry Parks from the Clinton era? He was the head of Clinton's Arkansas Security and his 1993 murder was tied into White Water/Bill/ Hillary/ Arkansas/Corruption/etc Now almost 20 years later his son has plead no contest to the murder of his step father.Dr. Millstein Motive? A 500,000 life insurance policy Possible accomplish ? the wife of both murdered men? and the mother of the murdered Gary You can read about it here:
  • Doug Thompson, founder of Capital Hill Blue, in critical condition

    11/11/2012 5:00:35 PM PST · by AppyPappy · 28 replies
    Doug Thompson, who many of us old-timers remember from the Clinton years, is in critical condition after hitting a cow while Doug was riding his motorcycle. Doug was a player in the anti-Clinton campaign with his website Capital Hill Blue. CHB was frequently cited on FreeRepublic during those years. He has since become a big broken-glass Democrat and retired to Floyd County to pursue photography.
  • Senator’s son: ‘I could have been killed’ in attack

    10/24/2012 6:40:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-24-12 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON — Sean Kedzie says he couldn’t breathe. His vision was quickly dimming. Just before he passed out, Kedzie said one of his two male attackers released him from a chokehold in his own front yard. “It was right at the last second. Who knows … I have no clue what they were capable of,” the 22-year-old Whitewater resident told Wisconsin Reporter Tuesday. “Those guys don’t realize I could have been put in a coma, I could have been killed. Things have been taken to whole new level,” he added. BATTLE SCARS: Sean Kedzie, son of state Sen. Neal Kedzie,...
  • Request for Information information about the Patrick Knowles affair during the 90s

    05/19/2012 5:36:06 PM PDT · by herecomesthesun · 16 replies
    I cannot find any information with Google about the ordeal of Patrick Knowles, who was terrorized by Bill Clinton's goons before having to testify before a federal grand jury investigating the death of Vince Foster.

    04/26/2011 7:23:10 PM PDT · by cd jones · 27 replies
    FR - 1995 | 1995 | unk
  • Clinton Criminality Again

    05/30/2010 7:59:07 PM PDT · by Biblebelter · 153 replies · 2,662+ views
    5/30/2010 | Biblebelter
    Free Republic is a conservative forum that made its bones on the CRIMINALITY of Bill and Hillary Clinton. I remember when it was called the Whitewater forum. I became a registered member on this forum in 1998, but I was a lurker for at least a year. The criminality of the Clintons and their minions knew no bounds and this forum established the internet as a viable place to document the criminality that the main stream media refused to report. Hillary was an accomplice in the looting of Lincoln Savings and Loan, she did the crime, and Chelsea’s biological father,...
  • Caption this picture of the Hildebeast

    05/12/2010 5:36:30 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 96 replies · 2,567+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 12 May 10
  • Book: Prosecutors were prepared to indict Clintons

    12/20/2009 6:06:36 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 21 replies · 1,160+ views
    My Way ^ | 18 Dec 09 | Adam Goldman
    <p>Prosecutors investigating Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton were prepared to seek indictments of them for their roles in the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky affairs, an explosive new book about the former president's scandals charges.</p> <p>In "The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr," due out in February, author Ken Gormley also says that Lewinsky believed Bill Clinton lied about their affair during grand jury testimony about his relationship with the White House intern.</p>
  • Monica's back – says Clinton lied

    12/17/2009 11:56:42 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 64 replies · 5,342+ views ^ | 12/17/09 | JOSH GERSTEIN & JOHN F. HARRIS
    In the years since their bitter battle, both former President Bill Clinton and independent counsel Ken Starr have predicted they’d be vindicated in the history books. Now the first definitive history of the Clinton scandal is about to arrive – and neither man can be completely happy about his portrayal in its pages. “The Death of American Virtue,” due out in February, asserts that Clinton had yet another extramarital affair, with Susan McDougal of Whitewater fame. Also in the book, Monica Lewinsky tells author Ken Gormley that she believes the president lied under oath when he described their encounters. At...
  • Don't Fire Fitz

    12/11/2008 11:27:00 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 981+ views ^ | December 11, 2008 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
    WHEN Bill Clinton took office in January 1993, he was hearing the foot steps of Little Rock US Attorney Charles Banks, who was hot on his heels as he probed charges of corruption that swirled around the Watergate land deal. President Clinton decided, in one of his first acts, to fire all 93 US Attorneys - claiming he wanted a clean slate. Many insiders suspected that the other 92 bodies were a cover for firing Banks and replacing him with Paula Casey, a Clinton ally. US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's indictment of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich raises a similar question as...
  • LIVE THREAD-Speeches by McCain, Clinton and Obama and the LAST Democrat Primary results!

    06/03/2008 5:36:15 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 1,172 replies · 6,345+ views
    3 June 2008
    All 3 candidates have live speeches planned tonight- incoming results from the LAST (can you believe it) of the Dem primaries- it seemed a live thread was called for!
  • repost - HOW TO KEEP ALIVE A BLEEDING S&L - the billing records and why Vince and McDougal had to go

    05/12/2008 8:13:30 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 344+ views
    THE GREAT WHITEWATER FIASCO ^ | May 2008 - orig 1994 | Professor Martin L. Gross
    Professor Martin Gross had the story nailed in 1994 with THE GREAT WHITEWATER FIASCO. It is a shame that Americans didn't get it and investigators and prosecutors didn't do their jobs. I spoke with Gross when the book was released. It is amazing how the Clintons, with Hillary's orchestration, got away with the crimes. Yes, it was very convenient for Vince and McDougal to die. McDougal was the last remaining witness who could have done them harm. Denying heart medication in prison was the obvious move for the Clinton crime syndicate. Here is a repost. Hopefully, this is a little...
  • Clinton's records vanished after warning

    05/12/2008 2:50:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 76 replies · 1,027+ views
    Clinton's records vanished after warning May 12, 2008 By Jerry Seper - Hillary Rodham Clinton's Rose Law Firm billing records, found in the White House residence in January 1996 two years after they had been subpoenaed by government regulators, disappeared shortly after the first lady was warned that the firm's billing problems were "very serious" and the then-ongoing Whitewater investigation could result in criminal charges, newly obtained records show. More than 1,100 pages of grand jury testimony, investigative reports, memos, charging documents, chronologies, narratives and draft indictments, previously undisclosed but now being "processed" at the Library of Congress, say Mrs....
  • Susan McDougal says she no longer feels bitter

    05/11/2008 4:40:45 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 34 replies · 615+ views
    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (excerpt) ^ | May 11, 2008 | Pryor Jordan
    Excerpt - The bitterness Susan McDougal held toward special counsel Kenneth Starr, who headed the Whitewater real estate investigation, has been replaced with g ratitude, she said Friday at the Women’s Action for New Directions Mother’s Day luncheon. “The judge looked over at the independent counsel’s table and thanked them for their prayers, as if God had something to do with our convictions,” McDougal said about the trial that ended in her conviction. McDougal was convicted in 1996 of four counts of felony fraud and conspiracy relating to illegal loans obtained through the Small Business Administration. In September 1996, U....
  • A First Lady and a State Legislator

    05/08/2008 4:56:17 AM PDT · by Renfield · 6 replies · 155+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 5/08/08 | David Kahane
    ....And that, officers and gentlemen, is Hillary Clinton in a nutshell. She’s not going to quit because she has nowhere else to go, and nothing else to do. She lives for this, and without it, she has no life. In fact, without it, she doesn’t exist at all..... ~~~~~~ ...So, as much as it pains me to say it, Hillary ain’t dropping out, not if she’s the man I think she is. After all, what has she got to lose by staying in? Bill’s legacy is already etched in stone: impeachment, the Marc Rich pardon and, nine months after he...
  • Once-secret memos question Clinton's honesty

    05/07/2008 9:57:09 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 52 replies · 962+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8 May 2008 | Jerry Seper
    A decade before Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton admitted fudging the truth during the presidential campaign, federal prosecutors quietly assembled hundreds of pages of evidence suggesting she concealed information and misled a federal grand jury about her work for a failing Arkansas savings and loan at the heart of the Whitewater probe, according to once-secret documents that detail the internal debates over whether she should have faced criminal charges. Ordinarily, such files containing grand jury evidence and prosecutors' deliberations are never made public. But the estate of Sam Dash, a lifelong Democrat who served as the ethics adviser to Whitewater Independent...
  • Justice Dept.: Keep Whitewater grand jury testimony sealed

    04/23/2008 4:32:19 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 89+ views
    Excerpt - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A Justice Department lawyer says that Whitewater figure Susan McDougal did not provide any legal reason to unseal federal grand jury testimony from the now-closed investigation and that her request should be denied. Justin Shur said in a memorandum filed Tuesday in response to McDougal's petition that the courts have ruled "that continued grand jury secrecy is needed not only due to the immediate effects of disclosure upon a particular grand jury but also the possible consequences upon the functioning of future grand juries." Shur said McDougal did not provide any recognized exception to...
  • Clintons: $109.2 Million in 7 Years

    04/04/2008 1:50:59 PM PDT · by US_MilitaryRules · 95 replies · 93+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Clinton report nearly $109.2 million in income for seven years in newly released tax data. The Democratic presidential candidate and her husband paid $33.8 million in taxes from 2000 through 2007. They listed $10.25 million in charitable contributions during that period. Clinton has been under pressure to release her tax returns, especially from rival Barack Obama, who posted his 2000 to 2006 returns on his campaign Web site last week. Neither Obama nor Republican Sen. John McCain have made their 2007 tax returns public, though both say they will this...
  • Why Whitewater Matters By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

    03/28/2008 11:39:09 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies · 1,826+ views
    Time ^ | 14 Years Ago | By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    At the heart of the Clinton presidency lies an oddity. Bill Clinton has been plagued by questions of character and trustworthiness throughout his career. He earned the nickname Slick Willie long before he ran for the White House. The man who "didn't inhale" is a man the public does not trust. His slickness is such a given that in a column defending the President, Michael Kinsley quite casually, indeed parenthetically, concedes that Clinton all but lied about Gennifer Flowers. And yet this is a presidency that makes a public fetish of its virtuousness. The Clintons really do believe that they...
  • First lady Clinton and the intern crisis

    03/19/2008 1:29:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 2,015+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/19/08 | Calvin Woodward - ap
    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton was home in the White House the day her husband had an infamous sexual encounter just outside the Oval Office with intern Monica Lewinsky, according to Sen. Clinton's schedule, released Wednesday among 11,000 pages of papers from her years as first lady. The words of the schedules are dry, but they take on emotional weight when coupled with revelations about the sex scandal that eventually came to light. A year later, the first lady's schedules show her pressing ahead with public events and showing her face as the scandal upended her life and threatened Bill...
  • OK So It's Time for a Pseudo Vanity

    03/13/2008 4:58:43 PM PDT · by Woodman · 22 replies · 495+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 03/13/2007 | Self
    <p>It’s been a long time since I last posted an article, but John Robinson’s latest version of FreeRepublic has me inspired. I have seen so many compliments and complain about the latest and greatest forum software, that I thought it might be a good time to take a look back.</p>
  • Bill Clinton: Obama's ignoring my White House legacy

    02/16/2008 9:12:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 117 replies · 1,513+ views
    CNN ^ | February 16, 2008
    NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — Former President Clinton on Friday accused Sen. Barack Obama, his wife's rival for the Democratic nomination, of trying to ignore any accomplishments they achieved during their years in the White House. "You have one candidate who's made the explicit argument that the only way we can change America is to move into a post-partisan future and therefore we have to eliminate from consideration for the presidency anybody who made good things happen in the '90s or stopped bad things from happening in this decade," said Clinton, who was winding up a day of East Texas campaign...
  • DFU SONG: 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (Johnny Chung had to get 50 grand to Maggie Williams)

    02/11/2008 2:52:17 PM PST · by doug from upland · 4 replies · 419+ views
    DFU News of the Day in Song ^ | 2-11-08 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
  • Unseal files, Susan McDougal asks - Whitewater details needed for movie on her life, she says

    01/30/2008 9:06:23 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 41 replies · 7,612+ views
    Excerpt - LITTLE ROCK — Susan McDougal of Camden, a friend and former business partner of President Clinton’s who became well-known in the late 1990s for refusing to cooperate with a special Whitewater prosecutor, on Tuesday sought to have her federal grand jury testimony unsealed. “There’s going to be a movie produced about Susan’s role in this [the Whitewater investigation], and there’s some information in her grand jury testimony that’s relevant to that, and Susan and I think the public ought to have aright to know about it,” said her attorney, Bobby McDaniel of Jonesboro. McDaniel said the testimony, as...
  • Whitewater v. Rezko: The Battle of the Billing Records

    01/25/2008 5:44:07 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 15 replies · 89+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Jan. 24, 2007 | Karen Russell
    It's baaack! Just when you thought it was safe, we are back at Whitewater. If Hillary and her attack pack want to play the Rezko card, let's all strap on some waders, because now we're forced to wade through the Whitewater mud again. Clinton claimed Obama represented Tony Rezko. Obama never represented Rezko. Never. Ever. According to the Washington Post: "William Miceli, Obama's supervisor at the law firm, said the firm represented the Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corp., a nonprofit group that redeveloped a run-down property on Chicago's South Side with Rezko. He called Clinton's assertion that Obama represented Rezko...
  • Bunker Hillary: Clinton's strategy for crushing the media.(BDS Alert)

    11/12/2007 12:36:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies · 548+ views
    The New Republic ^ | November 12, 2007 | Michael Crowley
    On June 1, The New York Times published a front-page article titled, ONE PLACE WHERE OBAMA GOES ELBOW TO ELBOW. The feature detailed Barack Obama's love for pickup basketball, his jersey-tugging style, even the time he hit a long game-winning shot after getting fouled. The Obama camp clearly welcomed the humanizing glimpse at Obama's life; his rivals, probably not so much. In an ordinary campaign, that might have been it. But this is no ordinary campaign--not when Hillary Clinton is a candidate. And so, the Clinton team let Times reporter Patrick Healy, who covers the Hillary beat, know about their...