The Clintons: A Timeline. The 90’s

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“Bill Clinton does not inhale marijuana, right? You bet. Like I chew on LSD but I don’t swallow it.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“I just got sick and tired of lying for the fella.” -Jim McDougal on Clinton

 

 

Clinton – Gore campaign memorabilia

1992

During Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, the Clintons said they could not find the Whitewater records. The New York Times reported on March 17, 1992: “Hillary Clinton said today that she did not earn ‘a penny’ from state business conducted by her Little Rock law firm and that she never intervened with state regulators on behalf of a failed Arkansas savings and loan association.” Records showed that she did, in fact, represent Madison before the state securities department. After the revelation, she said, “For goodness sakes, you can’t be a lawyer if you don’t represent banks.”

Resolution Trust Corporation field officers forwarded a criminal referral on Madison Guaranty to Charles Banks, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The referral alleged a check-kiting scheme by Madison owners Jim and Susan McDougal and named the Clintons and Jim Guy Tucker as possible beneficiaries. Banks forwarded the referral to Washington.

The Washington Times quoted an unnamed Clinton business associate who claimed the governor used to “jog over to McDougal’s office about once a month to pick up the [retainer] check for his wife.” Jim McDougal’s version of the story, according to the LA Times, was that Clinton asked him to throw some legal work his wife’s way to help the Clintons out of a financial crunch: “I hired Hillary because Bill came in whimpering that they needed help.” Independent counsels Robert Fiske and Kenneth Starr subpoenaed Clinton’s legal billing records; she said she did not know where they were.

Soraya and Arief Wiriadinata, the daughter and son-in-law of Lippo’s co-founder, donated $450,000 to the DNC.

Little Rock Worldwide Travel provided Clinton with $1 million in deferred billing for his campaign trips. Clinton aide David Watkins boasted to a travel magazine, “Were it not for World Wide Travel here, the Arkansas governor may never have been in contention for the highest office in the land.” In fact, without the Worthen and Worldwide largess, it was unlikely that the cash-strapped candidate could have survived through the later primaries.

Money magazine reported that Clinton annually received about $1.4 million in admissions tickets to the state-regulated Oaklawn racetrack, which he would hand out to campaign contributors and others. According to Brooks Jackson of CNN, the commission that regulated Arkansas’s only greyhound track met several times a year at the track’s exclusive Kennel Club, with the Southland Greyhound Park paying for the commissioners’ food and booze.

James Riady, his family, and employees gave $700,000 to Clinton and the Democratic campaign.

Clinton’s speech interpreter for the deaf, Paula Grober, was killed in a high-speed, no-witness one-car crash.

During the New Hampshire primary Clinton flew back to Little Rock to preside over the execution of Ricky Ray Rector. The prisoner was so brain damaged that he saved his pie to eat later.

The Country Club of Little Rock had 500 members, all of them white, and the aspirant candidate had been photographed there more than once until Jerry Brown made an issue of it. It was then announced by Clinton’s people that “the staff and facilities” at the club were “integrated” – a pretty way of stating that the toilets were cleaned by black Arkansans.

A grand jury indicts BCCI principals, including Clark Clifford and Robert Altman. A week later, a grand jury in Washington and the Federal Reserve issue separate actions against Clifford and Altman. The Worthen Bank gave Clinton a $3.5 million line of credit allowing the cash-strapped candidate to finish the primaries.

As early as 1992, the US knew Iraq had given up its weapons of mass destruction, even though the sanctions that were put there to halt a fictitious spread of WMDs remained.

Bill Clinton used the phrase, “Together, we can make America great again,” during a speech and also in a televised interview. He would later accuse Donald Trump of being racist for using the same phrase.

christy-zercher-make-the-newsChristy Zercher, a flight attendant on Clinton’s leased campaign plane in 1992, says Presidential candidate Clinton exposed himself to her, grabbed her breasts and made explicit remarks about oral sex. A video shot on board the plane by ABC News shows an obviously inebriated Clinton with his hand between another young flight attendant’s legs. Zercher said later in an interview that White House attorney Bruce Lindsey tried to pressure her into not going public about the assault.

Gennifer Flowers is an actress and model who went public in 1992 during Clinton’s presidential campaign, saying she had a 12-year affair with him. Clinton initially denied the affair, but then testified under oath in 1998 that he had sexual relations with Flowers.

Lencola Sullivan is a former Miss Arkansas winner and news anchor. She has not confirmed allegations that she had an affair with Clinton. Former Arkansas state trooper L.D. Brown made the accusation in his deposition during the Paula Jones case, according to the Washington Post.

Dolly Kyle Browning is a high school classmate of Bill Clinton who said in a statement to Paula Jones’s attorneys that she had a sexual relationship with Clinton from the 1970s until 1992, according to the Washington Post. Dolly Kyle wrote a book, Hillary the Other Woman: A Political Memoir, that was published in May 2016. In a 2016 Alex Jones interview, she discussed “Billy’s” sex-addiction, her experience getting raped by one of his school friends which changed her sexually, “Billy’s” habit of dating multiple women while with Hillary, and many other strange facts including Hillary’s awful smell.

A massive “bimbo” patrol was established to threaten, buy, or otherwise disarm scores of women who had had sexual encounters with Clinton. The campaign used private investigators in an extensive operation that would be joked about at the time, but would later be seen as a form of blackmail as well as psychological and physical intimidation.

Gennifer Flowers recorded her last conversation with Bill Clinton. On the tape Clinton said, “If they ever ask if you’ve talked to me about it, you can say no.” Of the press, Clinton advised, “If they ever hit you with it, just say no and go on. There’s nothing they can do. I expected them to look into it and come interview you. But if everybody is on record denying it, no problem” Many papers, including the Washington Post and the New York Times, failed to let their readers know what was on the tapes. In 1997 Gennifer Flowers, interviewed by Penny Crone and Curtis Sliwa on New York’s WABC, would claim that she had received threats, including death threats, around the time of her tape recorded conversations with Bill Clinton, and that this was why she had made the recordings. Asked whether she thought Clinton was behind the threats, Flowers replied, “What I thought, after my home was ransacked, was that he was behind that, simply because I had called to tell him about it and it was his reaction it. I mean, he acted, he was aloof. He didn’t act that concerned. He said, ‘Well, why do you think they came in there?’ And I said, ‘Well, why the hell do you think?’ He said, ‘Well, do you think they were looking for something on us?’ I said, ‘Well, yes.’ And at that moment I thought, well, maybe you’re behind this because he would have as much interest to know what evidence I might have as anyone else would.” Flowers also said, “One thing that Bill said on those tapes that I think has rung true throughout his presidency. He told me, ‘If we stick together and we continue to deny it, everything will be OK.” Anthony Pellicano was hired by Bill and Hillary Clinton in a bid to discredit Gennifer Flowers’ steamy tape recordings of conversations with Mr. Clinton. In the January 1992 issue of GQ magazine, Pellicano boasted of the dirty work he had performed for his clients, including blackmail and physical assault. Clinton damage controller, Betsy Wright, announced that she was putting $28,000 on the ‘bimbo’ patrol, and on Jack Palladino and Pellicano.

Major publications began to draw comparisons between her and Lady Macbeth. Later, in 2008, the Telegraph brought it up again; “But where Lady Macbeth was able to use straightforward assassination to get rid of opponents, Mrs Clinton has been obliged, in this democratic age, to fall back on the less reliable method of character assassination.”

Former Miss Arkansas Sally Perdue went on the Sally Jesse Raphael Show and said she had an affair with Bill Clinton. She would later tell the London Sunday Telegraph that state troopers often dropped Clinton off at her place in his jogging gear: “When I see him now, president of the United States, meeting world leaders, I can’t believe it. . . I still have this picture of him wearing my black nightgown, playing the sax badly. . . this guy tiptoeing across the park and getting caught on the fence. How do you expect me to take him seriously?” After the TV show, Perdue said she was visited by a man who described himself as a Democratic Party operative and who warned her not to reveal specifics of the affair. “He said there were people in high places who were anxious about me and they wanted me to know that keeping my mouth shut would be worthwhile. . . If I was a good little girl, and didn’t kill the messenger; I’d be set for life: a federal job, nothing fancy but a regular paycheck. I’d never have to worry again. But if I didn’t take the offer, then they knew that I went jogging by myself and he couldn’t guarantee what would happen to my ‘pretty little legs.” Perdue said she later found a shotgun cartridge on the driver’s seat of her Jeep, and had her back window shattered.

Two weeks before the Democratic national convention, Larry Nichols’ lawyer was horribly beaten. Gary Johnson, who inconveniently was also the neighbor of Gennifer Flowers, and had set up a surveillance camera to protect his front door area. The camera just happened to capture Gennifer’s front door as well. He claimed that he had amassed a bunch of footage of Gennifer and Bill Clinton’s amorous comings and goings, and had told long-time enemy of the Clintons, Larry Nichols. An investigator for Paula Jones said that it was Raymond Buddy Young and two other Arkansas state troopers (since then assumed to be part of a much wider bimbo roundup and intimidation pattern for Governor Clinton) who had beaten Mr. Johnson to within an inch of his life and stolen the video footage of the Presidential candidate. This damage control ruined Gary’s life and he later said, “The Clintons are psychopaths: Bill is charming, but he will murder you if he needs to.” Gennifer’s apartment was also broken into many times over the years. In the “Clinton Chronicles,” referred to by Bill as “that damn video,” you will hear Johnson tell how three henchmen confiscated the tape, then proceeded to smash in his nasal cavity, break his collarbone, break his elbows, puncture his bladder and spleen, and leave him for dead. The video has a strange habit of removing itself from the internet, but does contain a fair amount of useable Clinton material. The most damning evidence of the use of intimidation and threats of IRS audits would most likely be contained in the Barret Report, which is sealed and not in the public view.

Just before Bill Clinton was elected president in 1992, Lafarge was fined $1.8 million by the Environmental Protection Agency for pollution violations. Hillary Clinton had left the board of Lafarge in spring, just after her husband won the Democrat nomination. A year later, under Bill’s presidency, the Clinton administration reduced Lafarge’s EPA fine to less than $600,000.

On November 8, 1992, Ian Spiro committed suicide. An international businessman and commodities broker as well as government associate-operative, Spiro was involved in collecting evidence in the INSLAW Affair which connected with Bill Clinton and wife Hillary. He told friends he had been receiving numerous death threats although when the bodies of his wife and five children were discovered by authorities in their home, and Spiro’s body dead of cyanide in his car, it was ruled a murder-suicide.

Bill Clinton became the 42nd president of the United States. After the election, Vincent Foster met with James McDougal and arranged for him to buy the Clintons’ remaining shares in Whitewater Development Co. for $1,000.

 

1993

Hillary Clinton held at least five meetings in 1993 that were aimed at helping win congressional approval of NAFTA. The North American Free Trade Agreement was signed into law in that same year.

Like the first Bush, one of Bill Clinton’s early acts in office was to bomb Baghdad. In 1993, he sent twenty-three cruise missiles to hit the city, allegedly in response to reports that Hussein had plotted to assassinate George H. W. Bush two months earlier.

A letter uncovered by Jerry Seper of the Washington Times directly contradicted the claim of the Clintons, that they were “passive shareholders” in Whitewater. Jim and Susan McDougal gave power of attorney to Hillary, which authored her to act on their behalf with respect to the right to endorse, sign and execute “checks, notes, deeds, agreements, certificates, receipts or any other instruments in writing of all matters related to Whitewater Development Corporation.” Vince Foster finally filed the missing Whitewater tax returns. James (John) Wilson, who reportedly had ties to Whitewater, was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. There was speculation Wilson was prepared to testify in regard to these matters when he instead hanged himself in the basement of his home. He left no note. On August 15, 1993, Jon Walker committed suicide. He was an investigator for Resolution Trust Corporation into the Whitewater Affair, and specifically the Morgan Guaranty scandal. Walker apparently jumped to his death from his apartment balcony.

On July 19, FBI director William Sessions was fired. Clinton personally ordered him by phone to turn in his FBI property and leave headquarters. That evening, Clinton security aide Jerry Parks’ wife Jane said she overheard a heated telephone conversation with Vince Foster in which her husband said, “You can’t give Hillary those files, they’ve got my name all over them.” Clinton named Louis Freeh as Sessions’ successor. That same day, the FBI raided David Hale’s Little Rock office and seized documents including those relating to Capital-Management. Just hours after the search warrant authorizing the raid was signed by a federal magistrate in Little Rock, Vince Foster apparently drove to Ft. Marcy Park without any car keys in a vehicle that changed color over the next few hours, walked across 700 feet of park without accruing any dirt or grass stains, and then shot himself with a vanishing bullet that left only a small amount of blood. An initial witness stated there was no gun at the scene though one was later found prominently displayed on the body.  Vince Foster was President Clinton’s deputy White House counsel and long-time friend of Hillary Clinton.

Jerry Parks

On July 20, 1993, Vince Foster’s body was found in Fort Marcy Park, a federal park in Virginia. Less than three hours after Foster’s body was found, his office was secretly searched by Clinton operatives, including Mrs. Clinton’s chief of staff. Another search occurred two days later. Meanwhile, US Park Police and FBI agents were not allowed to search the office on grounds of “executive privilege.” Patrick Knowlton, who stopped in the park seventy minutes before Foster’s body was found, reported seeing things that do not fit the official version. Declining under pressure to change his story, he was eventually subpoenaed by the Whitewater prosecutor. On that day, he became the target of extensive overt harassment and surveillance of a sort used by intelligence agencies to intimidate witnesses. Between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 6:05 p.m., there is a record of six witnesses – Jennifer Wacha, Judith Doody, Mark Fiest, Todd Hall, Patrick Knowlton and George Gonzalez – having seen an older brown Honda within the Fort Marcy parking lot, parked in the same spot as Mr. Foster’s car was later found. Inasmuch as Mr. Foster’s Honda was silver and much newer than the brown Honda described by the witnesses, and inasmuch as Mr. Foster was dead by 4:30, how is it that Mr. Foster’s car arrived in the park after he was already dead? Mr. Foster’s body was found at Fort Marcy Park with his car but without any car keys. Later that evening William Kennedy and Craig Livingstone showed up at the morgue and so did Mr. Foster’s car keys. The Washington Times will report later that Whitewater files were removed from Vince Foster’s office after his death. Buddy Young, former head of Bill Clinton’s security detail, was promoted to a senior position in FEMA paying $92,000 a year and moved from DC to Denton, TX, one day after Vince Foster’s death.

Jerry Parks, the Clinton security aide in Arkansas, known to have been keeping a dossier on Clinton, was gunned down two months after Foster’s death in his car outside of Little Rock. Parks ran American Contract Services, the business which supplied bodyguards for Clinton during his presidential campaign and the following transition. Bill Clinton still owed him $81,000. Parks had collected detailed data on Clinton’s sexual escapades, including pictures and dates. His wife claimed federal agents subsequently removed files and computer. She also said that upon learning of Vincent Foster’s death, he told her, “I’m a dead man.” Miquel Rodriquez resigned, the assistant US Attorney assigned by Kenneth Starr to reopen the investigation into Foster’s death. Writing of the purported Hillary Clinton divorce draft papers of 1988, journalist Philip Weisss would report: “That file still existed in ’93, and the Clintons were scared it would get out.” Jerry Parks’s son told reporters that his father had worked with Foster to put together the divorce file, and that he kept a copy of that file, and the Clinton people wanted it.

Kathleen Willey, former White House volunteer, was allegedly sexually assaulted by Bill Clinton. She had been subpoenaed to testify in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case. Willey’s second husband, Edward E. Willey Jr., was found dead from a gunshot wound next to his vehicle parked along a hunting trail in rural King and Queen County, Virginia on November 29, 1993, the day she claimed Clinton’s sexual misconduct took place. His death was determined to be a suicide by investigators, which was suspiciously similar to Vince Foster’s death.

Bill Clinton named Hillary chair of his health care task force. “Hillarycare” received opposition from Republicans and even some Democrats in Congress. “Some protesters against the proposed plan became vitriolic, and during a July 1994 bus tour to rally support for the plan, Clinton wore a bulletproof vest at times.” (Bernstein, Carl (2007). A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 0-375-40766-9.) “What was finally proposed involved a massive transfer of the American health industry to a small number of the largest insurance companies and other major corporations. These were companies that had the assets to play the game being offered; a medical oligopoly that would dispense health-care under the rules of the Fortune 500 rather than according to those of Hippocrates. [HRC] set out to redesign the American health-care system and convened a panel that drafted its plan secretly, in violation of federal law … The plan prescribed some eye- popping maximum fines: $5,000 for refusing to join the government- mandated health plan; $5,000 for failing to pay premiums on time; 15 years to doctors who received “anything of value” in exchange for helping patients short-circuit the bureaucracy; $10,000 a day for faulty physician paperwork; $50,000 for unauthorized patient treatment; and $100,000 a day for drug companies that messed up federal filings … When told the plan could bankrupt small businesses, Mrs. Clinton sighed, “I can’t be responsible for every undercapitalized small business in America.” Her plan would have required people to carry national identification cards that embedded confidential patient information on computer chips. A federal judge issued a fine for a quarter million dollars because, “The Executive Branch of the government, working in tandem, was dishonest with this court.” Sam Smith. Shadows of Hope. 1994. Indiana University Press. Clinton had about $90,000 in hedge funds that had holdings in health-care stocks–a possible conflict of interest, considering the First Lady’s role in health-care reform.

Hillary testifying.

The Hillarycare fiasco cost the American taxpayers about $13 million. Bill also allowed Hillary to make a bunch of failed Departmental picks, including former law partners Web Hubbel for the Justice Department, Vince Foster for the White House staff, and William Kennedy for the Treasury Department. Later, Hubbell went to prison, Foster (presumably) committed suicide, and Kennedy was forced to resign. Still not convinced of her ineptness, Hillary was allowed to recommend a close Clinton friend, Craig Livingstone, for the position of Director of White House security. When Livingstone was investigated for the improper access of about 900 FBI files of Clinton enemies (Filegate) and the widespread use of drugs by White House staff, suddenly Hillary and the president denied even knowing Livingstone, and of course, denied knowledge of drug use in the White House. Following this debacle, the FBI closed its White House Liaison Office after more than thirty years of service to seven presidents. In a private meeting with the President Clinton and Riady, Huang arranged for renewal of China’s ‘most favored nation” status and a relaxation of economic sanctions.

Hundreds of FBI background files on officials in previous Republican presidential administrations were improperly given in 1993 and 1994 to Craig Livingstone, the director of White House security who was a Hillary Clinton favorite. Judicial Watch sued Hillary Clinton in a $90 million lawsuit on behalf of the 900 persons whose FBI files were taken by the White House Progressive Review. HRC, in her brief, declares that “as a general proposition, high-ranking government officials are not subject to depositions” and she shouldn’t have to testify so she can “have time to dedicate to the performance of [her] government functions.” Mrs. Clinton was not a government official at the time. She was, however, a defendant in the suit. Special prosecutor Starr decided not to pursue the FBI file matter after an investigation that included a nine-minute interview with HRC over tea and coffee. FBI Director Louis Freeh called the handling of the FBI tapes an “egregious violation of privacy … without justification.” “Mr. Starr … used FBI agents to probe misconduct involving the FBI itself. Needless to say, they came up empty handed. A civil suit on behalf of the victims has since uncovered evidence that the purloined files were part of a campaign of political espionage ordered by Hillary Clinton herself. The dirt in the files, including raw data on congressional leaders, was fed into computers. Presumably, it was later used for blackmail.” No illegal activity was ever proven, and Livingstone ultimately resigned. (Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, London Telegraph)

Soon after her husband became president in 1993, first lady Hillary Clinton and David Watkins engineered the firing of seven employees of the White House travel office, and the hiring of a firm with ties to the Clintons to replace them. World Wide Travel, Clinton’s source of $1 million in fly-now-pay-later campaign trips, essentially financed the last stages of the campaign without the bother of reporting a de facto contribution. jury. Independent Counsel Robert Ray found that the first lady did play a role in the 1993 dismissal of the travel office’s staff, contrary to her testimony in the matter. The final report concludes that “despite that falsity, no prosecution of Mrs. Clinton is warranted. Ray said, “White House officials also conducted inadequate searches for documents and failed to make timely production of documents, including relevant e-mails. (CNN, 2000) Mrs. Clinton’s victim, Bill Dale, put it this way: “Everyone, especially Robert Ray, knows Hillary Clinton lied under oath about her key role in firing me and my colleagues … Of course, the Clinton Justice Department prosecuted me with no evidence of any wrongdoing on my part. Despite my 38 years of government service, Bill and Hillary Clinton tried to destroy my good name. They put my wife and me through pure hell.” (Progressive Review, 2000)

Washington attorney Paul Wilcher was found dead on a toilet in his apartment. He was investigating various scandals including the Mena airport, and was planning a TV documentary based on his findings. He delivered an extensive affidavit to Janet Reno three weeks before his death. Four former ATF agents were killed during the Waco Massacre and four were killed in a helicopter crash, near Quantico, VA. Reporters were barred from the site, and the fire department chief reported security was tight with “lots of Marines with guns.”

Joseph Giroir, former chairman of the Rose Law Firm, incorporates the Arkansas International Development Corp. to work with Indonesia’s Lippo Group. Clinton confidante Paula Casey is appointed US Attorney in Arkansas. John Huang and James Riady gave $100,000 to Clinton’s inaugural fund. Webster Hubbell’s name surfaced as a potential nominee for deputy attorney general, but he tells friends he does not want that job. Hubbell was assigned by Janet Reno to deal with ATT’s new tap-proof phone, of which Assistant Attorney General Colgate wrote: “The FBI, NSA and NSC want to purchase the first production run of these devices to prevent their proliferation. They are difficult to decipher and are a deterrent to wiretaps.” Webster Hubbell arranges to buy the entire production run of secure AT&T phones using a slush fund filled by drug war confiscations.

A package for Bill Clinton arrives from Arkansas containing a vial of something labeled as an allergy medicine. White House physician Burton Lee is instructed to inject the president with the serum. He refuses to do so without knowing more about the serum and seeing Clinton’s medical history. When Dr.Lee calls Clinton’s Arkansas doctor, she says she has to check with Hillary before releasing the records. Just one hour later, Dr. Lee is fired. China’s ‘most favored nation’ status is renewed. Lippo’s stock jumped to 50% above market value, and the Riadys made $163 million. The president removed $2 billion in trade with China from national security scrutiny, gave the Chinese 77 supercomputers capable of decrypting secret data and designing nuclear weapons, and also signed national security waivers to allow four US commercial satellites to be launched in China, despite evidence that China was exporting nuclear and missile technology to Pakistan and Iran, among other nations. CEO of Loral, Bernard Schwartz, contributed at least $1.5 million to the Democrats, which made him the single largest contributor during that period. Commerce Secretary Ron Brown allowed US engines to be sold to China, for its cruise missiles. The engines were built as military equipment, but Brown reclassifies them as civilian. Ron Brown made a deal with ATT, through his firm, First International. When Saudis wanted to purchase $6 billion in American planes, they would also have to purchase an ATT phone contract for $4 billion.

In 1993, Hillary Clinton’s social secretary, Ann Stock, approached more than 70 of the country’s top artisans, asking them to donate a specific piece or series of pieces for a collection that would become the first permanent White House Crafts Collection. The pieces would form part of a traveling exhibit, Stock told the artisans, and then, unless the artists wanted them back, they would ‘be displayed in a prominent location in the White House at various events throughout the years’ . . . After the pieces were in hand, however, the first lady was informed that the White House has a policy that prohibits it from accepting works by living artists (except for those who paint the portraits of the presidents and first ladies). Faced with this dilemma, the Clintons decided a perfect home for the pricey art would be the Clinton Library. (MSNBC, 1993)

After leaving the White House, The Clintons were forced to return an estimated $200,000 in White House furniture, china, and artwork that they had stolen.

 

1994

Republicans made the Clinton health care plan a major campaign issue of the 1994 midterm elections. Republicans saw a net gain of fifty-three seats in the House election and seven in the Senate election, winning control of both; many analysts and pollsters found the plan to be a major factor in the Democrats’ defeat, especially among independent voters. The White House subsequently sought to downplay Clinton’s role in shaping policy.

In January, the Clinton administration authorized the Chinese launch of three satellites, including one Hughes satellite. The same month,

the United States resumed financing for the UNFPA, which funds China’s population control program that includes coercive abortion.

John Huang quit the Indonesia-based Lippo Group, that was headed by Mochtar Riady, and with $800,000 went to work for the Commerce Department. Commerce Secretary Ron Brown ordered a top secret clearance for Huang. While at Commerce, Huang visitted the White House about 70 times, was briefed 37 times by the CIA, viewed about 500 intelligence reports, and made 281 calls to Lippo banks. Webster Hubbell met with Hillary Clinton, and followed up by getting together with John Huang, James Riady, and Ng Lapseng. Hubbell had breakfast and lunch with Riady on June 23. Four days later, and one week after Hubbell’s meeting with Hillary, the Hong Kong Chinese Bank, jointly owned by Lippo and the Chinese intelligence services, sent $100,000 to Hubbell.

Mrs. Clinton was mentioned 36 times in a fraud indictment against Webster Hubbell. “Starr alleges Hubbell concealed his own and Mrs. Clinton’s work during the 1980s on a failed Arkansas land deal, known as Castle Grande, that federal regulators say was riddled with insider dealing, fictitious sales and land flips.” (Associated Press. Peter Yost, 1994) The Castle Grande project involved a baroque set of deals aimed at least in part in shoring up the McDougal’s failing savings and loan. Not until the sudden discovery of Mrs. Clinton’s billing records in 1996 did her extensive role in the matter come to light. She still claimed that she could not remember her work on the project nor 15 conversations with Hubbell’s father-in-law, Seth Ward. In the end, Castle Grande cost the S&L nearly $4 million in unpaid principal and interest. The billing records documenting HRC’s work on the Castle Grande development scam were discovered in the family quarters of the White House. HRC says she had no idea how they got there. A top RTC attorney meets with agency investigator Jean Lewis and is secretly taped saying that top RTC officials “would like to be able to say that Whitewater did not cause a loss to Madison.” Webster Hubbell was convicted of tax evasion and mail fraud involving the theft of nearly a half million dollars from his partners at the Rose firm, and failing to pay nearly $150,000 in taxes. House Banking Committee chair James Leach found a known Clinton private investigator scoping out his house. Leach didn’t go public with the story but told colleagues that the intended message was clear: “You mess with us, we’ll mess with you.”Bill Shelton and more

On January 8, 1994, Gandy Baugh committed suicide. He was Dan Lasater’s attorney and “partying companion.” Baugh’s law partner committed suicide one month later. Bill Clinton spoke to a group of Southeast Washington high school students about sex. In March 1994, newspaper reports revealed her spectacular profits from trading in 1978-1979, thus leading to the cattle futures controversy. Allegations were made in the press of conflict of interest and disguised bribery, and several individuals analyzed her trading records, but no formal investigation was made and she was never charged with any wrongdoing. In May of 1994, Kathy Ferguson committed suicide. She was the ex-wife of an Arkansas State Trooper who was the co-defendant in a sexual harassment lawsuit against President Clinton. She had a gunshot wound to her right temple. At the scene were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones. On June 12, 1994, Bill Shelton committed suicide. He was the fiance of Kathy Ferguson who killed herself one month earlier and who was connected to the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit against then-President Clinton. Shelton was a Sherwood Arkansas Police Officer who had been vociferous in his allegations his wife-to-be had not committed suicide and had in fact been murdered. Shelton was found sprawled across Ferguson’s grave site with an allegedly self-inflicted gunshot to the back of the head. On June 24, 1994, Stanley Huggins may have committed suicide. Huggins was a principal lawyer in the firm of Huggins & Associates located in Memphis. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal in relation to the Whitewater Affair. Despite numerous requests from his wife, no hospital records were released; having been sealed by order of Clinton Attorney General Janet Reno. During the same weekend as his death Huggins’s office was burglarized and his files with 300-page report stolen. On July 28, 1994, Calvin Walraven committed suicide. Walraven was a police informant who had testified in a trial for the sale of cocaine by the son of Clinton Surgeon General, Joycelon Elders. The cause was a gunshot wound to the head.

Ron Brown went to China with an unprecedented $5.5 billion in deals ready to be signed. Included was a $1 billion contact for the Clinton-friendly Arkansas firm, Entergy Corporation, to manage and expand Lippo’s power plant in northern China. Entergy also got contracts to build power plants in Indonesia. Brown’s financial dealings were being investigated by the the Justice Department, and he spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. Brown and 34 others died on April 3, 1996 when an Air Force jet crashed into a mountainside in Croatia. The Air Force, in a 22-volume report issued in June of 1996, confirmed its initial judgment that the crash resulted from pilot errors and faulty navigation equipment.”  Subsequent controversy erupted, however, over autopsy photos. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull resembling a gunshot wound.

Five days after her ex-husband, Danny Ferguson, was named a co-defendant in the Jones law suit, Kathy Ferguson was found dead. She left a suicide note but the body was found in her living room next to packed bags, as though she was planning to take a trip. Not long afterwards, Kathy Ferguson’s fiance, a state trooper, was found dead by gunshot at her grave site.

Macao businessman Ng Lap Seng, closely linked to a couple of major Chinese-owned enterprises, was regularly bringing in large sums of money to the US, according to customs records. On June 20 he arrived with $175,000, and then two days later met with Charlie Trie and Mark Middleton at the White House. That evening Ng sat at Clinton’s table at a DNC fundraiser. Middleton, incidentally, had a 24-hour pass that allowed him to visit Trie’s apartment at the Watergate at any time. The apartment was paid for by Ng.

 

1995

Columbian drug smuggler, Jorge Cabrera, emerged as one of the most notorious supporters of President Clinton’s re-election campaign. In Havana, he was asked for a campaign contribution by a prominent Democratic fund-raiser. Anonymous investigators learned that after this hotel meeting with the fund-raiser, Cabrera wrote a check for $20,000 to the Democratic National Committee; “from an account that included the proceeds from smuggling cocaine from Colombia to the United States.” “Within two weeks of the contribution, Cabrera met Gore at the dinner in Miami. Ten days later, Cabrera attended a Christmas reception at the White House hosted by Hillary Rodham Clinton. Three weeks later, he was arrested for smuggling 6,000 pounds of cocaine into the United States. He plead guilty to those charges and was sentenced to 19 years in federal prison and fined $1.5 million. (NY Times. 1997. Don Van Natta Jr.)

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Senate campaign returned $22,000 in “soft money” to Vivian Mannerud Verble. Verble’s was the largest single contribution received by Clinton’s soft-money committee. Her company ran charter flights between Cuba and Miami, and also served as the fund-raising intermediary between Jorge Cabrera and the Democratic National Committee in 1995, according to congressional investigators. Cabrera was indicted in 1983 on racketeering and drug charges, and again in 1988, when he was accused of managing a continuing narcotics operation. He pled guilty to lesser charges and served 54 months in prison. The Secret Service said letting him come to the White House was okay, because he posed no threat to the president. (NY Post, 2000)

Barbara Feinman’s ghostwriting of HRC’s, “It Takes a Village,” goes unacknowledged in the book, contrary to what was stipulated in the contract. During her promotional tour for the book, Clinton said, “I actually wrote the book. I had to write my own book because I want to stand by every word.”

Gennifer Flowers, on the Sean Hannity Show, revealed the story of when Bill told her that Hillary found out that he’d been doing cocaine. Gennifer also said that Hillary was aware of his drug problem, and that it was very common knowledge in Arkansas by a number of people.

John Huang, a close associate of Indonesian industrialist James Riady, was appointed deputy secretary of commerce in 1993. By 1995, however, he moved to the DNC where he generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal contributions from foreign sources. Huang raises $5 million for the campaign. About a third of that is returned as having come from illegal sources. Among the problem contributions: $250,000 to the DNC from five Chinese businessmen for a brief meeting with Clinton at a fundraiser. Huang later pled guilty to one felony count of campaign finance violations. Huang requested several top secret files on China just before a meeting with the Chinese ambassador.

After being forced out of the Clinton administration, and before going to jail, Web Hubbell, went to work for a Lippo Group affiliate. Hubbell represented both Worthen and James Riady during the 1980s.

Bill Clinton pardoned a gambling pal of his mother, Jack Pakis, who was convicted under the Organized Crime Control Act. Roger Morris and Sally Denton wrote a well-documented account of drug and Contra operations in 1980’s Arkansas. Lawyers had gone through the text line by line, contracts with the authors had been signed, and the executive editor of the newspaper had given his final assent. The piece was cancelled by the Washington Post, which inspired much conspiracy talk in Washington circles. The piece was later published by Penthouse Magazine after being rejected by Vanity Fair.

A burglar broke into the car of White House lawyer Cheryl Mills as she was preparing to testify before a Senate committee on the Whitewater affair. Taken, according to a friend, were her notes on handling Vince Foster’s papers after his death. RTC investigator Jean Lewis testified to the House Banking Committee that there was a “concerted effort to obstruct, hamper and manipulate” the Madison investigation. Governor Jim Guy Tucker and the McDougal were indicted for bank fraud and conspiracy. IRS investigator Bill Duncan had his computer broken into and his 7,000 page file on Mena was tampered with. State trooper Russell Welch, who investigated Mena, was forced into early retirement, after he was dosed with Anthrax.

CIA veteran, Michael Scheuer, told Die Zeit that the US administration had been looking in the mid-1990s for a way to combat the terrorist threat and circumvent the cumbersome US legal system. “President Clinton, his national security adviser Sandy Berger and his terrorism adviser Richard Clark ordered the CIA in the autumn of 1995 to destroy Al Qaeda.” The methods would include moving prisoners without due legal process to countries without strict human rights protections.

Hillary falsely claimed that she was named after Sir Edmund Hilary, an impossibility given the timeline of his life and that of her birth. Monica Lewinsky began an internship at the White House. In November she started having an affair with Bill Clinton.

 

1996

The Welfare Reform Act of 1996 passed. While her husband’s three strikes law imprisoned a record number of blacks, and most of the cocaine from Columbia that put people in jail was green-lighted by Clinton and the previous 2 presidents (Mena Airport,) Hillary publicly called some blacks super-predators. The CIA admitted to having operated out of Mena, Arkansas but denied involvement with drug trafficking and other illegal activities. Jorge Cabrera was arrested on January 1996 inside a cigar warehouse in Dade County, where more than 500 pounds of cocaine had been hidden. He and several accomplices were charged with having smuggled 3,000 pounds of cocaine into the United States.

The media was silent when convicted cocaine distributor, Dan Lasater, testified before Congress. Lasater paid off Roger Clinton’s debt to the drug cartel, and Bill Clinton recommended Patsy Thomasson. She would later become vice president of the Lasater firm, and have power of attorney while he was in jail. Thomasson became director of White House Management and Administration, responsible for drug testing among other things. While with Lasater, Thomasson hired Clinton’s half-brother as a limo driver. Roger was also employed as a stable hand at Lasater’s Florida farm. In his trial, and in testimony before the Senate Whitewater committee, Lasater admitted to being free with coke, having given it to employees on his corporate jet.

In January, the Rose Law Firm billing records, which included work done by Hillary for the firm, mysteriously showed up at the White House. The extent of her work performed for Madison, and the fraudulent Castle Grande became public news, as did her years of lying about the topic. A 1996 Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. report said that Hillary had drafted documents that Castle Grande used to “deceive federal bank examiners.” On April 28, 1996, President Clinton testified for four hours as a defense witness in the trial of James and Susan McDougal. Over the course of the investigation, fifteen individuals, including Jim and Susan McDougal, White House counsel Webster Hubbell, and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, were convicted of multiple counts of financial fraud for their involvement in transactions related to the Castle Grande land deal. Other than Jim McDougal, none of the convicted agreed to cooperate with the Whitewater investigators, and Clinton pardoned four of them in the final hours of his presidency. In a videotaped testimony, Bill lied under oath when discussing Susan McDougal and a $300,000 loan from David Hale. At the trial, David Hale testified that then-Governor Bill Clinton had, on several occasions, inquired about a $300,000 loan Hale provided to Susan McDougal. Susan served time in jail for refusing to testify, and was later rewarded by Bill, with a presidential pardon. It’s very hard to believe that the Rose Law Firm billing records, a 116-page, 5-inch-thick computer printout that broke the investigation, “just showed up,” considering the fact that Vince Foster was the last person to see them. After several Independent Counsels had investigated, a final report was issued in 2000 that stated there was insufficient evidence that either Clinton had engaged in criminal wrongdoing.

In a speech to a group of Little Rock supporters, Bill called those pressing the Whitewater and other investigations “a cancer” that he would “cut out of American politics.” The three major networks spent an average of one hour and twelve minutes each on the Clinton scandals. The 1996 Rose billing records discovery sparked investigations into “Travelgate” and ”Filegate”. It was revealed that seats on the Commerce Department international trade missions were sold to corporate figures in return for big contributions to President Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign. Commerce Secretary Ron Brown opposed the scheme. Witnesses were subpoenaed for a grand jury probe of Ron Brown, involving the funneling of over a half million dollars. Four days after the grand jury subpoenas were issued, Ron Brown and 34 others were killed when his plane crashed into a mountain in Croatia. Independent counsel Daniel Pearson left the investigation unfinished.xray09

Inconsistent weather reports, geo-locations of planes and missing black boxes dogged the crash investigation. Even though the crash site was a little over a mile from the runway, it took Croatian Special Forces 4 hours to respond to the scene, where they found only one survivor. Flight attendant, Shelly Kelly, was able to board a medical helicopter with no assistance. But, she died  en route. “According to multiple reports given to journalist/editor Joe L. Jordan, an autopsy later reveals a neat three-inch incision over her main femoral artery. It also shows that the incision came at least three hours after her other cuts and bruises.” (James Nugent. The Wall Street Underground)

Christopher Ruddy and Hugh Sprunt write, “Brown’s plane was probably relying on Croatian ground beacons for navigation. In the minutes before Brown’s plane crashed, five other planes landed at Dubrovnik without difficulty, and none experienced problems with the beacons. But additional questions about the beacons and the crash will remain unanswered.” Chief Niko Jerkuic, lead technician of the radio beacons used during the fatal Ron Brown flight was found dead. Within a day of his death, officials determined the it was a suicide.

Johnny Chung reportedly funneled several hundred thousand dollars from Chinese military intelligence to Bill Clinton’s 1996 campaign. (CNN, March 1998) Chung pled guilty to election law violations and cooperated in the ongoing Justice Department investigation into illegal campaign fund-raising in the 1996 elections. The DNC returned more than $300,000 that Chung raised because of questions about the source of the money.

Abdurahman Alamoudi, later identified by the Treasury Department as an Al-Qaeda fundraiser, was asked by Hillary Clinton to arrange the first White House Ramadan dinner in 1996.

In a now-infamous 60 Minutes interview in May 1996, Leslie Stahl questioned Secretary Albright about the policy. “We have heard that a half million children have died,” the veteran journalist said. “I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?” Albright responded, “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price — we think the price is worth it.” After the US and the UK expanded the no-fly zones over Iraq without international authorization in 1996, France partially pulled out of the coalition.

Ex-CIA director William Colby died, allegedly while canoeing. Colby had recently become an editor of Strategic Investment, a newsletter which was doing investigative reporting on the Vince Foster death. The son of the man Vince Foster’s widow married, reportedly told reporters that something unsettling was among his stepmother’s private papers, and was threatening to go public with it just prior to the beginning of the Democratic National Convention. Witnesses say they saw Neil sat in his car arguing with another person, and suddenly sped off out of control. He died in a collision with a brick wall.

Oct. 28, 1996, the DNC announced it wouldn’t file a pre-election spending report with the Federal Election Commission, virtually unprecedented since the FEC was founded in 1974. Oct. 30, 1996, bowing to pressure, the DNC released a partial list of its donors. That same day, John Huang testified in court-ordered appearance that he met numerous times with President Clinton and the first lady at the White House, and discussed issues related to Indonesia. Secret Service logs released the next day indicate Huang visited the White House 78 times during the 15 months before October. Barbara Wise, a Commerce Department secretary and associate of John Huang, was found bruised and partially nude in a locked office at Commerce. Cause of death remains unknown.

 

1997

Regarding NAFTA, Hillary said in a 1997 speech, “The simple fact is, nations with free-market systems do better.” (Bloomberg)

On April 14, 1997, Jim McDougal was convicted of 18 felony counts of fraud conspiracy charges connected to Madison S&L. This S&L was partnered with Whitewater Development Corporation. Webster Hubbell was released after serving 15 months for mail fraud and tax evasion. James McDougal got a sharply reduced three year prison term for his role in the Madison Guaranty bank case upon the recommendation of special counsel Kenneth Starr. LD Brown, a former Arkansas state trooper who worked on Clinton’s security details, claimed he was approached on a bus in England and offered $100,000 and a job to change his Whitewater testimony. A second offer was allegedly made in Little Rock. A federal grand jury found state prosecutor Dan Harmon guilty of drug dealing and extortion. He was sentenced to eight years in prison. On the matter, Jim McDougal said, “Hubbell knows where the bodies are buried.” Over the strenuous opposition of Kenneth Starr, the Whitewater supervising judges unanimously allowed a 20-page exception by a key witness to the prosecutor’s report on Vince Foster to be included as part of the official filing. Seven times Starr tried to get the statement of Patrick Knowlton rejected but the judges let it stand, despite the fact that it directly contradicted Starr and his staff on key points. Starr declared that Foster committed suicide.

Independent prosecutor Dan Smaltz and FBI agents grilled a former Tyson food pilot for three days. The pilot claimed to have carried cash in envelopes from Tyson Food to the Arkansas governor’s mansion. The White House Lincoln Bedroom got rented out by more than 800 people during Bill Clinton’s Presidency. At least $5.4 million in campaign contributions from many of those guests went into Clinton’s re-election effort. Among the paying guests were movie producer Steven Spielberg, Dreamworks SKG head David Geffen and long-time Hollywood powerhouse Lew Wasserman.

Commerce Secretary Mickey Kantor says he was “stunned” to learn that some of the companies joining him on trade missions were DNC campaign contributors. Material was sent out by the DNC, complete with a letter from Bill Clinton that promised donors of at least $10,000 an invitation to “join Party leadership as they travel abroad to examine current and developing issues.” A reporter found Charlie Trie in China where he said he was going to stay rather than returning to the US to face the music. Trie said, “I’m not hiding. I want to stay alive.” Fox’s Carl Cameron revealed that FBI surveillance observed Charlie Trie’s employees destroying evidence in the campaign fundraising investigation. On the eve of Senate hearings into campaign finance abuse, the Justice Department pulled back on the warrants and the search of Trie’s office leaving frustrated FBI agents to watch as more documents were destroyed. Foutanga Dit Babani Sissoko, a West African multi-millionaire, tried to get released from jail on bribery and smuggling charges by showing the judge a dinner invitation he received to dine with the president at a Washington hotel. The judge did not release Sissoko, but set bail at a South Florida record of $20 million.

Even though 3 UN Humanitarian Coordinators for Iraq resigned because they viewed the sanctions as tantamount to genocide, the Clinton administration was unapologetic about its decision to punish Iraq “until the end of time or as long as Hussein lasts.”

In a photo op at the pediatrics ward of the Georgetown University Medical Center, Hillary Clinton was pictured along with the Hospital staff kids, instead of the actual sick and dying children, who were not very photogenic. Monica Lewinsky spoke to Linda Tripp about telling Clinton that she wanted to break up with him, and that she feared for her life. Gennifer Flowers reported that after her revelations she had received death threats and that her house was ransacked.

Former White House intern Mary Caitrin Mahoney wasmary-mahoneys-body-removed-from-georgetown-starbucks shot five times during the murder of three Starbucks employees in an execution-style slaying. No money was taken. An Informant assisting police in the case was murdered when sent by DC police into a botched drug sting. Out of all the 301 slayings that took place in DC that same year, the Starbucks murders were the only ones that attracted Janet Reno’s attention, and in turn, the FBI’s. Reno overruled her own US Attorney and called for the death penalty in the case. Carl Derek Cooper pled guilty to the crimes in April 2000 after being threatened with the death penalty by Reno.  Mahoney served as an intern during the early days of the Clinton presidency from 1992-1995. A proud lesbian, she became a den mother of sorts to the other female interns, many of whom would come crying to her after Clinton made sexual advances to them. Had she lived, Mahoney could have been a key witness against Clinton in his impeachment. In one hand, in a death grip, Caity clutched the keys to the store’s safe, which held the weekend’s receipts of more than $10,000. D.C. cops were mystified by the apparent lack of motive in the crime. The safe hadn’t been opened. The cash registers were undisturbed. The store hadn’t been ransacked. None of the victims’ personal belongings had been touched. George Stephanopoulos, Monica Lewinsky and Chelsea Clinton were all regulars at the Starbuck’s Mahoney was executed in. (WorldNetDaily. 1997)

White House aide Cheryl Mills admitted to the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee that she and White House Counsel Jack Quinn withheld documents from investigators for 15 months, including a memo suggesting Clinton wanted the $1.7 million White House Office database shared with the DNC. Several years later she again testified about missing documents. (Emailgate.)

The court appointed liquidators who were given control of BCCI entered a plea of guilty as to the BCCI corporations, agreeing that the former management of BCCI had perpetrated the largest and most complex bank fraud in history. One aspect of that plea agreement was that BCCI would forfeit its assets in the United States to the United States Government.

 

1998

On Feb. 4, 1998, President Bill Clinton said, “One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line.” At another speech at the Pentagon, on February 17th, Clinton said, “If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program.”

The Clinton administration’s fixation on weapons and its desire for regime change were clearly on display at a February 1998 town hall, where Secretary of State Madeleine Albright tried to sell the public on bombing Iraq. Albright was repeatedly interrupted by antiwar activists, and pressed about why the US was so keen on attacking Iraq. Albright replied, “No one has done what Saddam Hussein has done, or is thinking of doing. He is producing weapons of mass destruction, and he is qualitatively and quantitatively different from other dictators.” Also, “I’m really surprised that people feel they need to defend the rights of Saddam Hussein.”

Jim McDougal 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. His death was a fresh blow to Starr’s investigation, as McDougal was a key witness to the involvement of Clinton and his wife in the Whitewater affair. On April  27, 1998, deputy independent counsel Hickman Ewing met with his prosecutors to decide on whether to indict Hillary Clinton. According to Sue Schmidt and Michael Weisskopf in their book, Truth at Any Cost: “[Ewing] paced the room for more than three hours, recalling facts from memory in his distinctive Memphis twang. He spoke passionately, laying out a case that the first lady had obstructed government investigators and made false statements about her legal work for McDougal’s S & L, particularly the thrift’s notorious multi-million dollar Castle Grande real estate project…The biggest problem was the death a month earlier of Jim McDougal. . . Without him, prosecutors would have a hard time describing the S & L dealings they suspected Hillary Clinton had lied about.” Jim McDougal died after being placed in solitary confinement, and while on 12 medications. There were questions about other drugs given, including Lasix, which is contraindicated for heart patients. In the hours before McDougal died he had complained of dizziness and became ill, but was never seen by a doctor. He had also been separated from his heart medication when placed in an isolation cell before his death. Curiously, the medical examiner made no mention of having found traces of any of the 12 medications McDougal was taking. There was also a report from an inmate that McDougal had been given Lasix to encourage urination. Lasix must be taken with a potassium supplement, without it serious heart problems can develop. Further, if McDougal was on the heart medication digitalis, the use of Lasix would be even more serious. An autopsy on McDougal found “a toxic but non-lethal amount” of Prozac in his body. Shortly before he died, McDougal completed a book with Curtis Wilkie, staff writer for the Boston Globe. The NY Times wrote of the book: “Moments after President Clinton gave videotaped testimony for the criminal trial of James and Susan McDougal, his former Whitewater partners, he privately agreed to give Mrs. McDougal a pardon if she was convicted. ‘I’m willing to stick with it, but if it doesn’t work out, or whatever, can you pardon Susan?'” McDougal recalled asking Clinton, shortly after the president had completed his testimony. “You can depend on that,” Clinton said.

Not long thereafter, another potential witness in the Clinton scandals investigation died suddenly. Johnny Franklin Lawhon Jr. was the owner of the auto transmission shop in Mabelville, Arkansas, who discovered a $27,000 cashier’s check made out to Bill Clinton in a trunk of a tornado-damaged car. Lawhon struck a tree in the early hours of March 30 after, according to one witness, “taking off like a shot” from a filling station. The criminal investigation into the Clinton scandals was set back, as a lower court judge threw out on technical grounds, major new charges against Whitewater figure Webster Hubbell. Hubbell had gone to jail after pleading guilty to tax evasion and mail fraud involving the theft of nearly a half million dollars from the law firm and $143,000 in unpaid taxes. Hubbell, as part of the plea, was supposed to cooperate with the independent counsel. There was evidence that he did cooperate. Prior to her testimony in the Clinton investigation, Kathleen Willey claimed that the tires on her car were mysteriously punctured with dozens of nails and the cat she had for many years suddenly disappeared. Reports ABC’s Jackie Judd: “Then just days before she testified in the Paula Jones lawsuit in early January, Willey was out jogging near her home when a stranger approached her … The man knew what had happened at her home and that he asked her if the tires had been fixed and if the cat had been found.” The man then allegedly asked Willey, ‘Don’t you get the message?’ and jogged off.”

The sale of Arkansas prisoners’ blood during the 1980s becomes a major scandal in Canada as news of it is published. The story was ignored in the US media. In 1998, the Clinton administration poll tested the idea of making college students submit to urine testing to prove they’re not on drugs in order to qualify for financial aid, according to papers released by the Clinton Library. While the urine test idea was never implemented, Clinton did sign the Higher Education Act re-authorization into law in 1998. The legislation included a measure stripping aid from more than 200,000 students convicted for drug offenses, something drug reformers have come to refer to as the “smoke a joint, lose your federal aid” provision. Clinton sent top officials on tour to build support for an attack on Iraq, and warns Hussein not to “defy the will of the world.”

hillary-clinton-johnny-chungDemocratic fund-raiser Johnny Chung won a plea bargain under which he was charged with funneling illegal contributions to the Clinton-Gore campaign. Jorge Cabrera, the drug dealer who gave enough to the Democrats to have his picture take with both Hillary Clinton and Al Gore — was back in the news as a businessman pled guilty to laundering $3.5 million for Cabrera between 1986 and 1996. Department of Justice announced that James Tjahaja Riady would pay a record $8.6 million in criminal fines and pled guilty to a felony charge of conspiring to defraud the United States by unlawfully reimbursing campaign donors with foreign corporate funds, in violation of federal election law. In addition, LippoBank California, a California state-chartered bank affiliated with Lippo Group, pled guilty to 86 misdemeanor counts charging its agents, Riady and John Huang, for making illegal foreign campaign contributions from 1988 through 1994.  During the period of August 1992 through October 1992, shortly after Riady pledged $1 million in support of Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton’s campaign for the Presidency of the United States, contributions made by Huang were reimbursed with funds wired from a foreign Lippo Group entity into an account Riady maintained at Lippo Bank and then distributed to Huang in cash … The purpose of the contributions was to obtain various benefits from various campaign committees and candidates for Lippo Group and LippoBank, including: access, meetings, and time with politicians, elected officials, and other high-level government officials; contacts and status for Lippo Group and LippoBank with business and government leaders in the United States and abroad. In a phrase: PAY-TO-PLAY. The most damning to U.S. economic interests (while very beneficial to Lippo) was awarding China Most Favored Nation status and a repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, which limited business opportunities for LippoBank.

Bernard Schwartz was CEO of Loral Space & Communications, and a lifelong Democrat. From 1992 to 1996 he was the largest single contributor to the Democratic Party (after all the illegal “soft money” was returned from larger donors.) He even celebrated his birthday at the White House in 1996, In 1998 Schwartz became embroiled in a campaign donations scandal and an alleged transfer of missile technology to China that occurred in 1996. He was exonerated of any wrongdoing in the campaign finance matter after a Justice Department investigation.  Loral settled the missile transfer matter with the Justice Department in 2002, paying a $14 million fine and admitting no wrongdoing.  In 1998, The Defense Technology Security Administration reported that Loral’s unauthorized release of sensitive technology to the Chinese gave rise to at least three “major” violations of US national security, three medium violations and twelve “minor” infractions.  90 year-old Schwartz now heads a SuperPac that donated at least $1 million to Hillary’s 2016 campaign.

Dr. Cyril Wecht, who performed more than 13,000 autopsies, said there is “more than enough” evidence to suggest possible homicide in the Ron Brown death, and that an autopsy should have been performed: “It is not even arguable in the field of medical legal investigations whether an autopsy should have been conducted on Brown.”

FBI Director Louis Freeh appeared before Rep. Dan Burton’s Investigation of Democratic Party fund-raising and this exchange took place:
BURTON: Mr. Freeh, over 65 people have invoked the 5th Amendment or fled the country in the course of the committee’s [Clinton scandals] investigation. Have you ever experienced so many unavailable witnesses in any matter in which you’ve prosecuted or in which you’ve been involved?
FREEH: Actually, I have.
BURTON: 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 and many people were frequently unavailable.

Burton’s information during the Whitewater controversy was based on opposition research conducted by Floyd Brown, who founded Citizens United in 1988. Due to problems with the quality of Brown’s research and testimony, the investigation was closed. (Thomas G. Wells, “Witness Denies Fabricating Clinton Story,” Dallas Morning News, April 6, 1996) In his book, “My FBI,” Louis Freeh talked about his terrible relationship with Clinton: “The problem was with Bill Clinton, the scandals and rumored scandals, the incubating ones and the dying ones never ended. Whatever moral compass the president was consulting was leading him in the wrong direction. His closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out.” Freeh says he was preoccupied for eight years with multiple investigations, including Whitewater, Jennifer Flowers and the Monica Lewinsky affair.

According to Paula Jones’s account, on May 8, 1991, she was escorted to Clinton’s (then Governor of Arkansas) room in the Excelsior Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he propositioned and exposed himself to her. She claimed she kept quiet about the incident until 1994. Jones filed a sexual harassment suit against Clinton on May 6, 1994, two days before the three-year statute of limitations, and sought $750,000 in damages. Jones’s lawyers decided to show to the court a pattern of behavior by Clinton that involved his allegedly repeatedly becoming sexually involved with state or government employees. Jones’s lawyers therefore subpoenaed women they suspected Clinton had had affairs with, one of whom was Monica Lewinsky.  Based on testimony provided by Linda Tripp, which identified the existence of a blue dress with Clinton’s semen on it, Kenneth Starr concluded that Clinton’s sworn testimony was false and perjurious. Monica Lewinsky was a White House intern in 1995 and 1996, and had a consensual affair with President Bill Clinton, though there are also allegations it was sexual harassment, because of the power disparity between Clinton and Lewinsky. She wrote in in a 2014 Vanity Fair article, “Sure, my boss took advantage of me, but I will always remain firm on this point: it was a consensual relationship. Any ‘abuse’ came in the aftermath, when I was made a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful position. … The Clinton administration, the special prosecutor’s minions, the political operatives on both sides of the aisle, and the media were able to brand me. And that brand stuck, in part because it was imbued with power.”  The Lewinsky affair story broke in the Washington Post. President Clinton appeared on television and said that he “never had sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky,” and that he “never told anyone to lie.” Monica Lewinsky told Linda Tripp that if she would lie under oath, “I would write you a check.” Also: “I mean, telling the truth could get you in trouble. I don’t know why you’d want to do that.” Also: “I would not cross these — these people — for fear of my life.” Several reports have Lewinsky saying on another occasion that she didn’t want to end up like former White House intern Mary Caitrin Mahoney, killed in the Starbucks execution-style murders. Linda Tripp was sequestered to an FBI safe house because of threats against her life. Events surrounding the Lewinsky scandal eventually led to the Impeachment of Bill Clinton by the House of Representatives and later acquittal by the Senate. When the allegations against her husband were first made public, Hillary Clinton stated that the allegations were part of a “vast right-wing conspiracy.” The White House residence staff noticed a pronounced level of tension between the couple during this period. Former state trooper Larry Patterson tesified in the Paula Jones case, that he saw Governor Clinton in a car with a woman who wasn’t his wife. They were parked outside of Chelsea Clinton’s Elementary school, when the trooper say the woman’s head disappear into what looked like Bill’s lap. The Washington Times reported that in the portions of President Clinton’s deposition that have been made public in the Paula Jones case, his memory failed him 267 times, giving 56 different versions of “I don’t remember” as an answer.

While Monica Lewinsky appeared before grand jury in August, Clinton attacked alleged terrorist centers in Sudan and Afghanistan. On Impeachment eve, Clinton launched a massive missile attack on Iraq. The Washington Times calculated that 7 Kenneth Starr-like investigations could have been carried out for the price of one day’s assault on Baghdad by Tomahawk missiles. On November 13, 1998, Bill Clinton settled with Paula Jones, paying her $850,000, but did not apologize. Her husband told the press that monetary payment was Clinton’s version of an apology. Afterwards Clinton ordered, then aborted a massive missile attack on Iraq. Kenneth Starr sent his report to Congress, and Impeachment hearings began. The House approved two articles of impeachment, but announced that there would be no criminal indictment of Clinton for the offenses outlined in the impeachment.

France dropped its role entirely from the coalition against Iraq. France would later call for the no-fly zones’ discontinuation and accuse the US and the UK of violating international law by bombing Iraq.

Clinton signed the “Iraq Liberation Act” into law, formalizing the US’s demand for regime change, which appropriated $97 million to fund Iraqi opposition groups. The 1998 Desert Fox campaign was sold to the public as retribution for Hussein’s decision to kick UN weapons inspectors out of the country. UN secretary general Kofi Annan traveled to Iraq, in a last ditch effort to hammer out a new framework for inspections. It was only when Iraq’s government tried to enforce the deal that the US launched a new round of bombing. Meanwhile, Iraqis were shouting foul play and that Bill Clinton ordered the inspectors out, not Saddam. The military assault did succeed in escalating the air war against Iraq. From the end of Operation Desert Fox until the 2003 invasion, the US and UK bombed Iraq at least once a week, all under the guise of enforcing the no-fly zone.

After only four months of a two-year fraud sentence and after serving 18 months for refusing to talk to a grand jury about Bill Clinton, Susan McDougal was released by a federal judge for medical reasons. After her release, she was acquitted on all twelve counts of a California embezzlement trial. (CNN. November 23, 1998) After a couple more trials and acquittals, she was given a full presidential pardon by Bill in 2001.

1999

A $660 million class action lawsuit was filed by around 1,000 Canadians over HIV and hepatitis C infections between 1986 and 1990, from tainted blood that originated from 1970’s Arkansas prison systems. Thousands of Canadians who contracted HIV, and their families were already compensated by the government, but the hepatitis C victims remained un-compensated. “20,000 contracted Hepatitis C from blood transfusions given by the Red Cross during that period.” Arkansas Governor, Bill Clinton had ordered a previous investigation on the prison pay-for-blood scandal, that revealed nothing but gambling rings, while other investigations revealed all the details needed for the class-action. In 2006, the Canadian Prime Minister announced $1 billion in compensation for the hepatitis C victims.  All of this could have been avoided, had then-Governor, Bill, acted accordingly, instead the blood continued to be sent to other countries as well, and for long after the initial investigations took place. Laws that didn’t allow Arkansas prisoners to earn money for prison work could have been altered, so as to preclude the sale of tainted blood, which has a much higher percentage of being tainted in Prison systems. Stricter blood collection methods could have been put in place to prevent the spread of HIV and hepatitis. In 2006, the Canadian Prime Minister announced $1 billion in compensation for the hepatitis C victims, even though the onus seems to have been on Arkansas and other state governments and prison systems.

During Bill’s two terms in the White House, Hillary did not hold a security clearance or attend National Security Council meetings, but played a role in U.S. diplomacy attaining its objectives. Mrs. Clinton declined to say if she ever read the President’s daily brief, a rundown of the latest intelligence and threats to national security provided to the president each day. “I would put that in the category of I-never-talk-about-what-I-talk-to-my-husband-about,” she said. But she indicated, and other administration officials confirmed, that Mr. Clinton would sometimes talk to her about contents of the briefing.

Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr’s Whitewater and Vince Foster’s death investigations were still open in 1999.

Mark Middelton, a former White House official and Arkansas lawyer invoked his Fifth Amendment rights 28 times in refusing to testify at campaign finance abuse hearing by the House Government Reform Committee. The China-gate illegal DNC contributions during the Clinton-Gore re-election campaign brought up allegations that Middelton was a bag man for Chinese government interests.

In an interview with Terence Jeffrey of Human Events, former counsel to the House Judiciary Committee and Chicago Democrat David Schippers, charged that the Senate impeachment trial was rigged from the start. Schippers claimed that a Republican Senator told him before the hearing, “I don’t care if you have proof that he raped a woman, stood up and shot her dead, you’re still not going to get 67 votes.” Although Bill Clinton was impeached for perjury, China-gate and File-gate alone could have put both Clintons, as well as scores of Government figures in prison. Never mind the dozens of other myriad scandals that were well known by the late 1990’s. If anything, the Bill Clinton presidency ushered in a whole new era of Republican control in D.C., as well as a dangerous polarization in politics.

The American Bar Association featured felon Web Hubbell at its national convention. Hubbell was sent to jail for over billing his clients. The ABA also invited Clinton to speak. The invitation was announced the same week that a federal court judge imposed a $90,000 fine on Clinton for having given “false, misleading and evasive answers that were designed to obstruct the judicial process.” The judge took the action, “not only to redress the misconduct of the President in this Paula Jones case, but to deter others who might themselves consider emulating the President of the United States by engaging in misconduct that undermined the integrity of the judicial system.” This was the only time a president has been found in contempt of court.

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1999 Senate Trial for the Impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

Bill was impeached by the House in 1998, and acquitted by the Senate on February 11, 1999. Clinton was defended by Cheryl Mills. Clinton’s counsel staff included Charles Ruff, David E. Kendall, Dale Bumpers, Bruce Lindsey, Nicole Seligman, Lanny A. Breuer and Gregory B. Craig. Clinton told Dan Rather on CBS that he did not regard impeachment as “some great badge of shame” but was “honored” to have had “the opportunity to defend the Constitution.”

In “Gideon’s Spies – The Secret History of the Mossad,” Gordon Thomas alleged that Israel told Bill Clinton to call off an FBI investigation for a “top-level Israeli mole” in the White House, in exchange for not releasing the 30 hours of steamy phone calls between him and Monica Lewinsky. Monica testified that Bill told her about a foreign embassy bug on her phone, after the two had a “session of heavy petting and oral sex in the White House.” He also provided her with a false story, if the matter ever came up. Kenneth Starr dismissed this lead in his investigation of the President. “FBI counterintelligence, which had also been taping Monica’s calls, got the message and decided to go back off,” Thomas claimed.

Johhny Chung, of Chinagate DNC donation-scandal fame, was witness to the scarier side of American politics in those years.  He was told to keep quiet and he might get a presidential pardon, as over 120 witnesses involved either took the 5th or fled the country. The FBI informed him of two separate assassination hit squads , as he and his family were put under armed guard. A third attempt was thwarted in 1999, and shortly thereafter, his FBI detail was called off, when they told him to “call 9/11” if he felt like his life was in danger. He told everything he knew at the trial, and at the sentencing, the DNC portrayed themselves as victims of Johnny Chung and asked the judge to “throw the book at him.”

Gennifer Flowers filed a defamation suit against Clinton campaign officials James Carville and George Stephanopoulos, and Hillary Clinton (added to the suit in 2001,) based on their attempts to use Pellicano’s analysis to discredit her. The court ruled in Flowers’ favor, which allowed the lawsuit to proceed.

On August 12, former Lippo Executive John Huang pled guilty to a felony charge, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, that he conspired with other employees of the Indonesia-based Lippo Group to make campaign contributions and reimburse employees with corporate funds or with funds from Indonesia.

After two weeks of intensive negotiations within the United Nations Security Council, the United States blocked efforts by France, Russia and China to lift sanctions against Iraq. “Washington has thereby ensured the continuation of a policy which must rank as one of the great crimes against humanity of the twentieth century.” Granted this continued beyond President Clinton’s presidency, and started well before it, he did nothing to stop the sanctions against Iraq. The needless deaths and suffering continued, with Sanction-related deaths in the millions by the late 1990’s. This kind of regime created an atmosphere of hatred for America, that gave rise to a much more militant and outspoken form of Islam. In 1999, the US spent $1 billion dropping bombs in Iraq.

Terry McAuliffe enabled the Clintons to buy a house in Chappaqua, NY and “Hillary Rodham Clinton to have a base for her New York Senate run.” McAuliffe put up $1.35 million in cash to secure a mortgage for the Clintons. Otherwise swamped by more than $5 million in legal debts, the Clintons might have had difficulty obtaining the loan for the five-bedroom, century-old house. It is hard to see this as anything but a gift, which is restricted to government employee. “It’s just plain wrong. It’s dangerous. It’s inappropriate,” said Fred Wertheimer of Democracy 21. “This is a financial favor worth over a million dollars to the president.”

Hillary Clinton announced her intention to run for US Senator of New York.

On November 1, Yah Lin “Charlie” Trie, was sentenced to three years probation, four months home detention, 200 hours of community service, and a $5,000 fine for violating federal campaign finance laws by making political contributions in someone else’s name and by causing a false statement to be made the FEC.

Bill Clinton repealed the parts of Glass-Steagall that prevented banks from gambling with depositors’ money in the markets, creating the sub-prime mortgage industry that imploded and took our economy with it and had as his Treasury Secretary, Robert Rupin, create the economic policies in America that allowed our recession to happen. Afterwards, Rupin went back to CitiGroup and made hundreds of millions off the policies he enacted while bankrupting CitiGroup.

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