William Jefferson Clinton Memorial Library
We'd like to welcome you to the
Clinton Library -- dedicated to preserving the true
legacy of the 42nd President of the United States.
promised as President that his would be the "most ethical administration in the
history of the country. As you explore the pages of this website, you can
decide for yourself whether he lived up to that promise.
The Clinton Crime
Clinton has surrounded himself with criminals
Bill Clinton and Al Gore met with known criminals who either
gave large amounts of money to the Democrats or were brought in by those giving
huge sums of money to the Democrats. These people included convicted drug
dealer Jorge Cabrera; a Chinese arms dealer named
Wang Jun; and Grigory Lutchansky, whose company, Nordex, was on Clinton's CIA
watch list and who was denied entry into Canada because he failed a background
There was also the appearance of foreign policy quid pro quos
involving Indonesia, Paraguay, Guam, Vietnam and China. Even more disturbing
are allegations of economic espionage, communist Chinese involvement in U.S.
elections, and compromising U.S. national security - all in the name of helping
the Democrats and securing Bill Clinton's reelection.
There were about 70 Congressional witnesses who have pled the
Fifth Amendment right not to self-incriminate (or chosen to flee the country)
in the Clinton-Gore dollars for political influence scam. In a round of
testimony by FBI Director Louis Freeh before Congress, Rep. Dan Burton
Mr. Freeh, over 65 people have invoked the 5th Amendment or
fled the country in the course of the Committee s investigation. Have you ever
experienced so many unavailable witnesses in any matter in which you ve
prosecuted or in which you ve been involved?
Actually, I have.
Burton asked: You have? Give me, give
me a rundown on that real quickly.
Freeh: I spent about 16
years doing organized crime cases in New York City...
Bill Clinton and Al Gore have conspired with known
Jorge Cabrera, a convicted felon from Florida,
gave the DNC $20,000 and then attended a political reception in Miami at which
Cabrera got his picture taken with Al Gore. Cabrera was soon invited to a
December 1995 pre-Christmas event at the White House and was photographed with
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. The next month in January 1996, undercover
agents arrested Cabrera with three tons of Colombian cocaine. Prior to
Cabrera's January arrest, he had been arrested twice on drug charges, and
pleaded guilty to non-drug-related charges in both cases. Cabrera is serving a
19-year prison sentence. (The Detroit News, 2/16/97;
Miami Herald, 1/19/97; The Washington Post, 10/20/96)
Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie, President Clinton's longtime friend
and a Democratic fund-raiser, was at the center of the 1996 United States
campaign finance controversy and
eventually pleaded guilty to two charges in his Arkansas trial (May 21, 1999).
Trie plead guilty to a felony charge of causing false statements and a
misdemeanor count of making political contributions in the names of
It was Charlie Trie who arranged for international Chinese
weapons dealer, Wang Jun, chairman of CITIC, the chief investment arm of the
PRC, and Poly Technologies (a "front company for the PRC military") to meet
with Mr. Clinton at a Democrat Party event at the White House on Feb. 6, 1996.
CITIC Ka Wah Bank includes 28 branches in Hong Kong, a branch in Macau, a
branch in Shanghai and its PRC-incorporated wholly-owned subsidiary, CITIC Ka
Wah Bank (China) Limited, which is headquartered in Shenzhen with branches in
Shanghai and Beijing. The Bank also has branches in New York and Los
At the time Clinton met with Wang, the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms and the Customs Service were wrapping up an investigation
which caught Wang's company smuggling at least $4 million worth of 2,000
illegal AK-47 assault weapons destined for gang members in California.
President Clinton later admitted Wang's attendance at the White House was
- Grigory Loutchansky, linked by Interpol to the Russian
mafia, money laundering, drug trafficking, nuclear smuggling across the
Baltics, and international arms trading, attended a Democrat Party White House
dinner in October of 1993. Loutchansky got a private two-minute meeting and a
picture with Mr. Clinton. (The Washington Times,
2/11/97; The Detroit News, 2/16/97; New York Post, 11/1/96;
Time, 7/8/96) Loutchansky was invited back to a second DNC dinner
in July 1995. A year before, Canada had blocked Loutchansky from entering
Canada because he had failed a background check. Canadian officials also had
questions about the source of Loutchansky's Nordex company's assets.
(The Washington Times, 3/1/97) Both of Clinton's
CIA Directors James Woolsey and John Deutch described Loutchansky's Nordex
company as an "organization associated with Russian criminal
- Eric Wynn, a twice-convicted securities promoter who
pleaded guilty to stock manipulation that benefited a member of the Bonanno
organized crime family and who served two years in prison for theft and tax
charges, attended a December 1995 White House coffee with Clinton. In 1996,
Wynn attended four other DNC fund-raising events involving Clinton. Wynn has
been arrested five times during the last six months while out on bail for
aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, aggravated assault
with a motor vehicle, violation of a restraining order, terroristic threats and
driving while intoxicated. At least one of the arrests occurred between DNC
fund-raisers Wynn attended in 1996 with Clinton. (The
Detroit News, 2/16/97; The Washington Post, 2/20/97; The
- Roger Tamraz, an international fugitive from Interpol,
donated $177,000 to Democrats and the DNC through his companies and attended
several White House dinners and coffees in 1995-1996. Tamraz is a former
financier wanted, according to a 1989 Interpol warrant, in Lebanon for
embezzling $200 million from his failed bank. On June 2, 1995, Tamraz was
briefed by a National Security Council (NSC) expert on Russia at the same time
he was negotiating a multibillion-dollar deal to build a pipeline from oil
reserves from the Caspian Sea to Turkey through Azerbaijan and Armenia. On July
26, Tamraz contributed $20,000 to the DNC. After the meeting occurred, then-DNC
Party Chairman Don Fowler called an NSC official to try to overturn a
recommendation that Tamraz not attend high-level White House meetings. Tamraz
went on to attend four more White House events with Clinton which included
receptions, dinners and the premiere of the movie "Independence Day." Tamraz,
through his New York-based oil company, gave $50,000 to the DNC after going to
a DNC sponsored White House reception on Sept. 11, 1995, and a dinner four days
later. In October, Tamraz contributed another $100,000 at the direction of the
DNC to the Virginia Democrat Party using his Tamoil Inc., company. Tamraz also
had coffee with Gore on Oct. 5, 1995, and with Clinton on April 1, 1996.
- Russ Barakat, a south Florida Democrat Party official,
was indicted on criminal charges just five days after his coffee meeting at the
White House in April 1995. Ultimately, Barakat was convicted for tax evasion. A
Florida newspaper was full of stories about Barakat's problems with the law
before his White House visit, but he was asked in for coffee anyway.
- Norman Hsu, former Democratic fundraiser, was
sentenced to more than 24 years in prison in 2009 by a judge who accused him of
funding his fraud by manipulating the political process in a way that 'strikes
at the very core of our democracy.' U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero
sentenced the 58-year-old Hsu, who raised money for Hillary Rodham Clinton and
others, to 20 years in prison for his guilty plea to fraud charges and another
four years and four months in prison for his conviction at trial for breaking
campaign finance laws.
- Chung Lo contributed $10,300 to the DNC. The bulk of
the money was given in July 1996, the same month Ms. Lo was arrested on 14
counts of bank and mortgage fraud. Lo's arrest came four days before she was to
host a $400,000 Asian American fund-raiser featuring Clinton. The event was
abruptly canceled. Lo was convicted of tax evasion in the 1980s under the name
of Esther Chu. Lo had attended a White House coffee and a fund-raising event
involving First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vice President Gore.
Kim Weissman writes in a Congress Action update on July 13,
"One of the many troubling aspects of this affair is how
the cesspool of corruption which the Clintons brought to Washington can cause
even the most honorable men to prostitute their principles, attempting to
defend the indefensible.
John Glenn was an honorable man, a true
American hero. A Marine, one of America's first astronauts, the first American
to ride a rocket into earth orbit at a time when our rockets had the nasty
habit of routinely blowing up in people's faces. His bravery, his patriotism,
his honor were above reproach and beyond question. Until Bill Clinton came to
town. And in a few short years this bona fide hero has transformed himself into
nothing more than a party hack, in service to monumental presidential
corruption. Once a man throws his honor on the trash heap, it can never be
reclaimed. And Glenn is not alone among democrats compromising their integrity
to protect Bill Clinton. As for the media, which has instituted a virtual news
blackout in which live coverage is nonexistent and then whines that nobody
cares, which ignores crimes, espionage, and possible treason, and shamelessly
peddles the democrat line that "the system is broken", their ethics and
principles in this matter are beneath contempt. As usual. The media see these
hearings as their chance to enact "reform" which will enhance their power even
further, and subversion of our government and treason in high office is of no
interest. The integrity of our government and safety of the nation ranks below
Clinton's Criminal Appointees
Janet Reno fabricated charges of child molestation against the Branch
Davidians in Waco, Texas, ordering the use of military equipment and the use
of chemical agents against citizens of the United States. Eighty-six men,
women, and children died after FBI agents used grenade launchers to mount a CS
gas attack on their compound. Larry Pottswho coordinated the Waco raid
and was censured for his role in the 1992 Ruby Ridge, Idaho, shoot-out -- was
promoted to deputy director of the FBI by Reno.
It was revealed in 2010 by Dick Morris, a longtime friend of
Clinton and political advisor during his first term in office, that Janet Reno
essentially blackmailed Bill Clinton to re-appoint her to a second term as
He told Sean Hannity that the President was not going
to appoint Attorney General Janet Reno to a second term in office following the
federal barrage on the Branch Davidian ranch at Mount Carmel.
Clinton orchestrated that takeover and in fact was so ashamed of what he did in
Waco that he was not going to appoint Janet Reno to a second four year term"
Morris stated. "She told him in a meeting right before the inauguration day for
his new term, that 'if you don't appoint me, I'm gonna tell the truth about
Waco' and that forced Clinton's hand in reappointing her."
With the apparent approval of President Fidel Castro, in a
pre-dawn raid of the Gonzalez home in Miami, Janet Reno ordered heavily
armed INS agents to storm the house and snatch the young Elian Gonzalez from
his relatives there. Outside, more armed thugs fired pepper spray into the
angry crowd as they took away the crying and screaming 6-year-old boy.
More than 20 federal agents arrived at the home shortly
before 5 a.m., using rams on the home's chain-link fence and front door to
force their way in. Inside, hiding in a closet, Elian's great-aunt and one of
the fishermen who rescued Elian, Donato Dalrymple held Elian in his arms as the
federal thugs told him, "give me the boy or I'll shoot you." A short time
later, a woman and man brought Elian out of the home as he was screaming,
"Help me! Help me! Don't take me away!" in Spanish.
unconstitutional federal raid on a private and lawful home, seizing a person
accused of nothing has been perhaps Clinton's most tyrannical acts of
Washington lawyer, Clinton
confidant and golfing partner, Vernon Jordan, was deposed by Ken Starr
for his role in obtaining $50,000 in consulting fees for Webster
Hubbell, between the time Hubbell left the Justice Department and entered
federal prison. Starr was trying to determine if those fees were hush
money. That money came from Revlon Corporation, where Mr. Jordan sits
on the board of directors.
Jordan, at the request of Clinton's
personal secretary, Betty Currie, had also helped Monica Lewinsky search for a
new job and a lawyer after she left the White House.
relationship with Bill Clinton goes back to a 1991 Bilderberger meeting where
Clinton was introduced to the group by Jordan. The
arrogantly plot the subversion and silent takeover of constitutional
governments everywhere. Their goal is a
Government run exclusively by their hand-picked puppets. It was shortly
after attending the 1991 Bilderberger meeting, Governor Bill Clinton was
selected to be the next President of the United States.
President Clinton has done a masterful job of placing
"fall-guys" between himself and his administrations indigenous corruption
scandals. Independent Counsels have indicted and jailed senior administration
officials for corruption, but Mr. Clinton has always maintained arms-length
plausible deniability. Clintons defensive modus operandi: admit nothing,
deny everything and make counterallegations.
- It was alleged George Stephanopoulos, Senior Advisor,
took a $600,000 loan below market interest and with insufficient collateral
from NationsBank, a bank having business before the Clinton Administration,
lied to Congress during Whitewater hearings, and attempted to have Whitewater
investigator Jay Stephens at the RTC fired.
- Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich lied to Congress when
he wrote that there were no memos circulating in the Labor Department
instructing staff to gather political material against the Contract with
America. Such memos were later published.
- Former Assitant Secretary of HUD, Roberta Achtenberg
violated the First Amendment when she ordered HUD lawyers to silence citizens
who spoke out against planned housing projects. She also exceeded her authority
when she had HUD staff threaten Allentown County to withdraw an "Use of English
language encouraged" ordinance.
- On Feb. 12, 1995, the Los Angeles Times reveals
Veterans Affairs Secretary Jesse Brown made 20 trips at taxpayers'
expense to his hometown of Chicagorarely attending any official
- Former Secretary of Defense, Les Aspin, through
criminal negligence was responsible for the death of Army Rangers in Somalia.
He has never been held accountable in public hearings. He subseqently resigned
and is now deceased.
- The Los Angeles Times revealed on June 25, '95, Energy
Secretary Hazel O'Leary, at taxpayers' expense, routinely upgrades her
airline flights to business and first class and stays at expensive
hotelsseeking reimbursement from the government at as much as 150 percent
of the maximum level allowed. In Jan. '96, the General Accounting Office audit
finds $255,000 in undocumented expenses from Hazel O'Leary's trips
abroad. In April, '96, a General Accounting Office audit showed that the 14
overseas trips Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary took in 1994 and 1995 netted only
about $448 million worth of business -- not the $2 billion her administration
claimed -- and that some of the deals concluded on the trips benefitted foreign
firms more than U.S. companies. An Energy Department inspector general report
stated that part of the $4.6 million Secretary Hazel O'Leary spent on
overseas trips may have been spent illegally.
- Chief of Staff to the First Lady, Margaret Williams
obstructed justice when she removed documents from the office of Vince Foster.
She lied to Congress about removing those documents.
- Treasury Department Employee, Joshua Steiner, lied to
Congress about conversations with White House personnel about the RTC and has
- Former Chief of Staff, Mack McLarty conspired with
Democratic Congressional Leadership to block access to vital documents in a
- USIA Inspector General, Marian Benett, covered up
credit-card fraud by USIA Inspector General staff.
- Federico Pena, Secretary of Transportation has been
accused of awarding State and federal contracts to companies in which he had a
- Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Deval
Patrick was accused of using extortion to force banks to give preferential
treatment to minorities.
Clinton administration officials indicted
Henry Cisneros, Secretary of Housing and Urban
Development became the second Clinton administration official to be indicted.
The Justice Department probe began on Sept. 22, 1994, it's
investigating whether Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry
Cisneros lied to the FBI about payments he made to his former mistress,
Linda Jones. In March '95 Attorney General Janet Reno concluded HUD Secretary
Henry Cisneros made yearly payments to Jones of between $42,000 and
$60,000contradicting Cisneros' claim to the FBI that his yearly payments
totaled no more than $10,000. In May 1995, an independent counsel was named to
investigate if the lies HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros told to the FBI
constitute a felony.
On Dec. 11, 1997 a federal grand jury in
Washington handed down a 21-count indictment, charging Cisneros and Jones
variously with conspiracy, obstruction of justice, fraud and perjury. Evidence
including 40 hours of secretly recorded telephone calls, IRS records and
canceled checks suggests to prosecutors that Cisneros committed perjury and
conspired with his ex-mistress and others to lie about the hush money. Those
records indicate Cisneros paid Jones about $250,000 and continued to pay her
after he came to Washington, including payments totaling some $40,000 prior to
his interview with the FBI.
Former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy was indicted on
charges he accepted illegal gifts and lied to investigators. In August, 1994
Attorney General Janet Reno asked for an independent counsel to investigate
Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy for accepting gifts from companies
regulated by his department. On Oct. 3, 1994, Mike Espy resigns amid
charges he accepted gifts and perks barred by federal ethics laws and rules.
In Dec. 1997, Tyson Foods Inc., the nation's largest poultry
processor, pleaded guilty to giving former U.S. Agriculture Secretary
Mike Espy more than $12,000 in illegal gifts, and agreed to pay $6
million in fines and investigative expenses.
Counsel Smaltz s investigation of Agriculture Secretary Espy, has resulted in
14 indictments yielding 2 convictions, 3 guilty pleas, 4 acquittals, 3
companies paying enormous fines, and 3 defendants awaiting trial or
In the tenth major probe into high level Clinton appointees, the
Justice Department has opened an investigation into whether or not Labor
Secretary Alexis Herman was involved in a scheme of influence peddling
during 94-96 when she was a White House aide. The seventh
independent counsel of the Clinton era will investigate influence peddling and
corrupt campaign fundraising allegations against Labor Secretary Alexis Herman.
In response to these allegations, President Clinton remarked, "I don t believe
that for a minute."
Under investigation for overbilling clients, mail fraud and tax
evasion, Associate Attorney General Webster Hubbell resigned on March
14, 1994. On Dec. 6, '94 Hubbell pleads guilty and on Aug. 7, 1995 he
began serving 21-month sentence for defrauding the federal government
and tax evasion. A June 24, 1997 Los Angeles Times story revealed a City of Los
Angeles audit found Webster Hubbell cheated Los Angeles out of almost $25,000
by lying about the consulting work he did for them.
The Justice Department began investigating Commerce Secretary
Ron Brown on Feb. 19, 1995 for violation of tax and financial disclosure
laws and whether he took money from people seeking to influence him.
Apparently, he took bribes from almost everybody saying it is part of the way
Washington works. Ron Brown was still under investigation by an Independent
Counsel when he died mysteriously in a plane crash in 1996. Former Brown
business associate and lover Nolanda Hill revealed on the June 18, 1997 ABC
Prime time Live that deceased Cabinet Secretary Ron Brown was set to accept a
$700,000 cash payoff from Vietnam in return for pushing normalized trade
relations with the communist country.
On Jan. 20, 1994, an independent counsel is named to
investigate the Clintons' personal, political and business finances in the
1980s, including their role in the Whitewater Development Corporation. As a
result, Clinton's cronies begin to fall around him.
Former Arkansas Municipal Court Judge David Hale was
indicted for defrauding the federal government by misrepresenting Capital
Management's paid-in capital. David Hale pleads guilty on Mar. 22, 1994 to
conspiracy and mail fraud.
Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker was indicted on three felony
charges of making false statements and conspiracy to defraud the United States
in the Whitewater venture. Later, 11 new counts of conspiracy, wire fraud,
making false statements and misapplying funds are added. When Clinton
loyalist Judge Henry Woods dismisses the original three-count indictment
against Gov. Tucker, independent counsel Kenneth Starr files an immediate
appeal. Tucker is eventually found guilty of fraud in connection with
the failed savings and loan institution and faces 10 years in prison and
$500,000 in fines. After Tucker's resignation as Governor, Lt. Gov. Mike
Huckabee replaced him.
Clinton's partner in the Whitewater
venture, Jim McDougal, was indicted on 19 counts of conspiracy, mail
fraud, making false statements and false bank reports, and misapplying funds.
McDougal was found guilty of fraud in connection with the failed savings and
loan institution. Jim McDougal was serving his 3 year sentence for bank fraud
at the Fort Worth Federal Medical Center in Texas, a facility operated by the
federal Bureau of Prisons for inmates who need medical attention. Just prior to
another round of testimony before Kenneth Starr's grand jury, Jim McDougal
suffered a heart attack while in solitary confinement, which may have been
brought on by the diuretics forced on him.
Susan McDougal was
indicted on eight counts of conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud and making false
- On Feb. 6, 1996, President Bill Clinton is subpoenaed
in the bank fraud and conspiracy trial of James and Susan McDougal, his
partners in the failed Whitewater development project and on Mar. 26th, the
White House agrees to have Clinton videotape his testimony.
- The White House releases on Feb 20, more than 100 pages of
"mistakenly overlooked" Whitewater records subpoenaed in 1994.
- On May 16, 1996, the Senate Whitewater committee votes to
subpoena FBI reports showing that Hillary Clinton's fingerprints were
found on hundreds of pages of Rose law Firm documents found in the White
House residence quarters in January. The records, subpoenaed in 1994, and had
been missing. In a two-page affidavit to Senate Whitewater investigators on
June 17th, Hillary Clinton states that she "does not know" how her Rose
Law Firm billing records ended up in the White House.
Criticized for attempting to quash a Whitewater investigation at
the RTC through White House liaisons, obstructing justice in the Foster suicide
investigation by blocking access, removing documents, lying about his removal
of documents, and by retrieving Foster's pager from Park Police, White House
Counsel Bernard Nussbaum resigns on Mar. 5, 1994 and is under
investigation for lying to Congress.
Director of White House Administration, Patsy Thomasson,
lied to Congress about the composition of the Health Care Task Force and the
size of its budget and obstructed justice when she removed documents from the
office of Vince Foster.
Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman resigned on Aug.
17, 1994 amid charges of lying to Congress in his testimony concerning
Whitewater/Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) investigation.
Treasury Counsel Jean Hanson resigns on Aug. 18, 1994
amid charges that she briefed the White House on Whitewater/RTC investigation.
On Dec. 15, 1995, Former White House lawyer William
Kennedy refuses to comply with Senate Whitewater Committee subpoena
demanding Whitewater-related documents.
Jury selection began on June 17, 1996 in the Whitewater-related
trial of Herby Branscum and Robert Hill, two Arkansas bankers indicted
on charges of fraud. Prosecutors maintain Hill and Branscum funneled $7,000 to
then-Gov. Bill Clinton's 1990 re-election campaign.
Deputy Chief of Staff, Harold Ickes, broke into New York
Republican headquarters in 1970 but has never been indicted for this crime
which was similar to what the Watergate Plumbers spent time in jail for. He
also lied to Congress about his involvement in the Whitewater coverup.
Former White House Counsel, Lloyd Cutler lied to Congress
and attempted to withhold vital information from Congress. He obtained a
confidential Treasury report and showed it to witnesses before they testified
before Congress in the Whitewater hearings. He again lied to Congress when he
denied having shown testimony to witnesses. Lloyd Cutler has resigned.
In October 1996, the Clinton/Gore campaign, the Democratic
National Committee (DNC) and the Commerce Department engaged in covering up a
Democrat political fund-raising scandal.
Three former Clinton administration officials have refused to give the
U.S. Congress documents subpoenaed for investigations of Democrat fund-raising
-- claiming a Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination. The three
are: former Associate Attorney General Webster Hubbell, former Commerce
Department political appointee John Huang and Mark Middleton, a
former aide to the White House chief of staff. (Associated
Others have fled the country to evade
indictments and answering questions.
John Huang was involved in fund-raising while he was a
political appointee at the Commerce Department.
- Huang, a former U.S. representative of the Asian conglomerate
Lippo Group, despite assertions of having avoided any contact with any Commerce
Department matters involving Lippo, apparently violated federal
conflict-of-interest laws by joining the administration's Indonesia
Advocacy-Financing Working Group which dealt with projects involving Lippo.
Huang aggressively argued for a new U.S. trade policy toward Vietnam only one
day after joining the Commerce Department in July 1994, and pushed the issue
for 17 months while the Lippo Group sought to expand its business in Vietnam.
(The Washington Times, 12/12/96; 11/27/96)
- While still at the Commerce Department, Huang traveled
coast to coast to raise money for the Democrat Party and brought in more than
$150,000 in donations before he formally left his senior Commerce Department
post, according to records obtained by House investigators. Political
fund-raising by federal employees is prohibited by the Hatch Act.
(The Washington Times, 2/19/97)
- John Huang expressed a particular interest in gathering
secret intelligence about China, according to testimony by a CIA officer who
briefed Huang 37 times. His testimony was taken as part of a lawsuit filed by
Judicial Watch on whether Democratic donors were rewarded with trips on trade
EPA Administrator Carol Browner used the EPA to campaign
against Republicans running on the Contract with America, an illegal use of the
executive branch for political campaigning.
- A bipartisan letter from the House Government Reform and
Oversight Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs on March 21, 1995, charges the
Environmental Protection Agency and its administrator, Carol M. Browner,
with violating the federal Anti-Lobbying Act by faxing unsolicited material
opposing the Republican-sponsored regulatory reform package to various
corporations and public-interest groups.
Senior Advisor, Bruce Lensey, as treasurer for the
Clinton gubernatorial campaign in 1990, signed withdrawals from Perry County
Bank, the president of which has pled guilty to conspiring to conceal these
withdrawals from the IRS and FEC.
Co-President, Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton became the first first lady to testify before a
grand jury when she was subpeonaed by the Whitewater grand jury.
- Took a $100,000 bribe, camouflaged as futures trades,
from Tyson Foods Inc. At issue was a $100,000 windfall from cattle futures
after a $1,000 investment.
- Speculated in Health Care industry futures while overseeing
legislative reform of same.
- Failed to correct false testimony by co-defendant Ira
Magaziner in Health Care trial.
- Ordered members of the Health Care Task Force to shred
documents that were the target of a court probe.
- Obstructed justice by ordering the shredding of Vince
Foster's documents in the Rose Law Firm.
- In 1996, Hillary was accused by the Senate Special Whitewater
Committee of ordering the removal of potentially damaging files related to
Whitewater from Foster's office on the night of his death and telling aides to
lie about their removal. Of course, Hillary denied everything.
- Obstructed justice by keeping her billing records, a
document sought under subpoena, in the White House residence.
- Lied to investigators about her knowledge about
- Lied to investigators about her involvement in the
Castle Grande land flip con.
- Ordered the use of the FBI to discredit Travel Office
- Lied to investigators about her involvement in the
firing of Travel Office Employees. In May 1993, the co-president was accused of
having a central hand in firing several long-time employees of the White House
Travel Office, the better to give the pricey travel business to her Hollywood
pals, Linda Bloodworth Thomason and Harry Thomason. Hillary denied everything
and when Whitewater Independent Counsel Robert Ray investigated Travelgate, he
concluded that there was substantial evidence that involved Hillary but not
enough to warrant an indictment.
- A Federal judge orders a trial on July 25, 1994 to determine
if Hillary Clinton's heath care task force illegally operated in secret.
- The White House finally releases more than 2,000
documents on June 25, 1996, relating to the travel office firings,
originally requested two years prior by congressional investigators.
William Kennedy, David Watkins, and Patsy Thomasson was
accussed of fabricating charges against White House Travel Office personnel to
have the business taken over by Clinton friends. They coerced FBI and IRS
agents into complicity with this scheme. Kennedy and Watkins have resigned.
Travel Office employee, Catherine Cornelius removed
documents from White House Travel Office. Because those documents later became
the subject of a trial against Office Director Billy Dale, that could amount to
obstruction of justice.
On June 6, 1996, The Los Angeles Times reported that the
White House sought confidential FBI background documents on fired White House
Travel Office chief Billy Dale. The next day, the White House admits it ordered
FBI files of more than 330 people, including dozens of Republican leaders,
saying it was working off an "outdated list" of people who had applied for
access to the White House. Eventually it is discovered that about 1,000
people's FBI files were obtained by Clinton officials.
One of those
people whose FBI file was obtained by the White House was Linda Tripp, who
blazed onto the national scene when she released to Independent Council, Ken
Starr, secretly taped conversations she had with Monica Lewinsky about the
sexual conduct of the President. Tripp's connection to FBI files also include
her witnessing fellow employees copying FBI files onto White House computers
when she worked in the Clinton White House. (The Washington
Times, 9/4/98) Tripp is also at the center of conspiracy theories
involving Vince Fosters suicide. Tripp had worked in the early Clinton
administration in 1992 as executive assistant to Bernie Nussbaum, then the
White House counsel. Tripp first surfaced in the original report on
Fosters death by former independent counsel Robert Fiske. Fiske said in
his report, that Tripp was the last person to speak to Foster before he
committed suicide. It was also Tripp who provided testimony on what happened
inside Fosters office after word of his death surfaced, again leading to
questions of impropriety.
Tripp also is the original source of
information regarding Kathryn Willeys reported claim that Clinton had
kissed and fondled her, claiming to be the first person to talk to Willey after
she left the Oval Office.
- In June 1996, White House security head Craig Livingstone, a
political operative and former bouncer, illegally obtained over 700 FBI files
of mostly White House personnel from former Republican administrations.
- On the 9th, White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta offers a
public apology for the White House's obtaining the FBI files: "Mistakes were
made. It is inexcusable."
- President Clinton later offered a direct apology and calls
the FBI files controversy a "completely honest bureaucratic snafu."
- FBI Director Louis Freeh said on June 14, that he and his
agency were "victimized." He also says that the White House acquisition of the
files represented "egregious violations of privacy."
- The Washington Post reports on the 16th, Secret
Service officials say the tracking system they used for White House passholders
could not have generated the supposedly outdated list that the White House
claimed it used to request FBI files on the now more than 400 former
- White House places personnel security office director
Craig Livingstone, directly responsible for obtaining the FBI files, on
- House Government Reform and Oversight Committee begins
hearings on FBI file affair on June 19th. Livingstone tells officials that the
office holding the files was often left unsecured and that people with the
lowest level security clearance were allowed access to the room. ABC News
reports that Livingstone himself did not get proper security clearance until
more than a year after he began his job as head of security.
- Attorney General Janet Reno calls on FBI to expand its probe
to determine how and why White House obtained files on former Reagan and Bush
administration staff members - later she reverses her earlier call for the FBI
to lead the inquiry, and announces that Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth
Starr should investigate how the White House acquired the FBI files in an
- New documents on June 25th, show that a total of more than
700 FBI background files were improperly obtained by the White House.
- Craig Livingstone resigns from the White House staff
on June 26th.
- Anthony Marceca informs the Senate Judiciary Committee
on June 28th, that he is taking the Fifth Amendment and will not answer any
more questions concerning the White House acquisition of FBI background files.
- The diaries of the Dick Morris' call girl, Sherry Rowlands,
noted that Mr Morris described Mrs Clinton as the prime mover in the scandal
when confidential FBI personnel files on leading Republicans were taken to the
White House and scrutinised by political fixers. "It was Hillary," Mr
Morris replied when Miss Rowlands asked who was to blame for the scandal. "She
ordered them. She's a paranoid lady; she did it."