The Clintons: A Timeline

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“The Clintons are like herpes: Just when you think they’re gone, they show up again.” -Tim Allen

“If we can’t find more than two or three families to run for high office, that’s silly, i think that the Kennedys, Clintons, Bushes—there are just more families than that.” -Barbara Bush in an email.

“They always say that something is old news or that it is a right-wing conspiracy, it’s not a right-wing conspiracy. This is about the rule of law and many times the Clintons feel like they can skirt having closer inspection of their activities by claiming that it is a conspiracy.” -Marsh Blackburn

 

 

1946

(*) William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19, Hope, Arkansas, to William Jefferson Blythe Jr. & Virginia Dell. He would later change his last name at age 15, to his step-father’s last name,  Clinton.

 

1947

(*) Hillary Diane Rodham, October 26, Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy and Hugh E. Rodham.

 

1960

At age 13, Hillary canvassed for Richard Nixon’s failed campaign against John Kennedy.

 

1964

17 year old Hillary Rodham could be seen going door-to-door, canvassing for conservative Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.

 

1965

Hillary graduated from Maine South High School in Park Ridge, IL and attended Wellesley College. During her freshman year, she served as president of the Wellesley Young Republicans.

 

1968

She interned at the House Republican Conference, and was invited to help Governor Nelson Rockefeller’s late-entry campaign for the Republican nomination. Rodham wrote her senior thesis, a critique of the tactics of radical community organizer Saul Alinsky. While she was first lady, her husband had the thesis locked away, safely away from public scrutiny, for 8 years.

Bill Clinton and his friend Jim McDougal got a job in the office of Senator J. William Fulbright. The Washington Post will later write, “McDougal was interested in making money while Clinton was obsessed with political stature.”

 

1969

Hillary attended Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut. That summer, she worked in a fish processing cannery in Valdez, which fired her and shut down overnight when she complained about unhealthful conditions. (Morris, Roger. Partners in Power: The Clintons and Their America. Henry Holt. 1996.)

Bill Clinton failed to report to his duty station at the University of Arkansas ROTC. Reclassified 1-A on October 30, 1969, enlistment with Army Reserves was revoked by Colonel E. Holmes.

19-year-old Eileen Wellstone said Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her after she met him at a pub near Oxford where the future President was a student in 1969. A retired State Department employee, who asked not to be identified, confirmed that he spoke with the family of the girl and filed a report with his superiors. Clinton admitted having sex with the girl, but claimed it was consensual. The victim’s family declined to pursue the case. In his book, Unlimited Access, former FBI agent Gary Aldrich reported that Clinton left Oxford University for a “European Tour” in 1969 and was told by University officials that he was no longer welcome there. Aldrich said Clinton’s academic record at Oxford was lackluster. Clinton later accepted a scholarship for Yale Law School and did not complete his studies at Oxford. The State Department official who investigated the incident said Clinton’s interests appeared to be drinking, drugs and sex, not studies.

 

1971

Hillary Rodham interned at the Oakland, California law firm of Treuhaft, Walker and Burnstein, and started dating Bill Clinton.

 

1972

A 22-year-old woman told campus police at Yale University that she was sexually assaulted by Clinton, a law student at the college. No charges were filed, but retired campus policemen contacted by Capitol Hill Blue confirmed the incident. The woman confirmed the incident, but declined to discuss it further and would not give permission to use her name. Bill and Hillary were now a political couple. In 1972, they went down to Texas and spent some months working for the McGovern campaign, swiftly becoming disillusioned with what they regarded as an exercise in futile ultra-liberalism. They planned to rescue the Democratic Party from this fate by the strategy they have followed ever since: the pro-corporate, hawkish neoliberal recipes that have become institutionalized in the Democratic Leadership Council, of which Bill Clinton and Al Gore were founding members.

 

1973

Hillary received a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School.

 

1974

27 year old Bill Clinton made an expensive, failed attempt at Arkansas Congress, with the help of uncle Raymond G. Clinton, and family friend and wealthy businessman Gabe Crawford.

A female student at the University of Arkansas complained that then-law school instructor Bill Clinton tried to prevent her from leaving his office during a conference. She said he groped her and forced his hand inside her blouse. She complained to her faculty advisor who confronted Clinton, but Clinton claimed the student ”came on” to him. The student left the school shortly after the incident. Reached at her home in Texas, the former student confirmed the incident, but declined to go on the record with her account. Several former students at the University have confirmed the incident in confidential interviews and said there were other reports of Clinton attempting to force himself on female students.

Hillary moved to Washington as a Congressional staffer of the House Judiciary Committee, during Watergate. She was soon involved in preparing impeachment proceedings against Richard Nixon, the man she had once campaigned for. This would be the first, but certainly not the last time she experienced procedures of impeachment and the historical grounds and standards for impeachment. Nixon resigned before impeachment could begin.

Hillary and the House Judiciary Commitee

Jerry Zeifman was general counsel chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate investigation. In an article for the Wall Street Journal he reviews HRC’s performance as a staff member:

-She violated House and committee rules by disclosing confidential information to unauthorized persons.

-A number of the legal procedures she recommended were ethically flawed

-In one written legal memorandum, she advocated denying President Nixon representation by counsel.

-She proposed that the committee should neither 1) hold any hearings with or take the depositions of any live witnesses, nor 2) conduct any original investigation of Watergate, bribery, tax evasion, or any other possible impeachable offense of President Nixon. Instead, the committee should rely on prior investigations conducted by other committees and agencies.

-She advocated that the official rules of the House be amended to deny members of the committee the right to question witnesses.

-Zeifman decided that he could not recommend her for any position of public or private trust. (Zeifman. Hillary’s Pursuit of Power. Xilbris. 2006.)

Although Jerry Zeifman never fired her, the main stream conservative and liberal media including Snopes.com would try to fact check this media misdirection, thus distracting from what he actually said.

 

1975

After failing her Washington bar exam, Hillary finally decided to accept Bill’s many offers of marriage and moved to Arkansas with him.

While director of a legal aid clinic, she successfully defended Thomas Alfred Taylor, who was charged with raping a 12-year-old girl in his pickup truck, off an Arkansas highway. “While the girl willingly went for a ride with Taylor, she said she did not consent to sex and was later admitted to a hospital with injuries consistent with rape. Hillary mounted a vigorous defense that included discrediting the child victim’s story by writing in an affidavit that the girl was “emotionally unstable with a tendency to seek out older men” and had made “false accusations” in the past. The victim told Thrush in 2008 and the Daily Beast that Clinton made that up.” Decades later, the victim said that the defense counsel had put her “through hell” during the legal process. In 2014, The Washington Free Beacon reported on discovered audio recordings, in which Hillary looked back at her winning defense of a child rapist, and laughed.

 

1976

Bill Clinton was elected attorney general of Arkansas.

 

1977

Hillary was appointed to the board of the Legal Services Corporation, by President Jimmy Carter. In February, Rodham joined the politically and economically influential Rose Law Firm. It was all corporate business, and the firm’s prime clients were the state’s business heavyweights­, Tyson Foods, Wal-Mart, Jackson Stevens Investments, Worthen Bank and the timber company Weyerhaeuser, the state’s largest landowner. Hillary represented the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Arkansas, in a lawsuit filed by a disabled former employee who had been denied full retirement benefits by the company. In earlier years, Hillary had worked at the Children’s Defense Fund on behalf of abused employees and disabled children. Only months earlier, while still a member of the Washington, D.C., public interest community, she had publicly ripped Joseph Califano for becoming the Coca Cola company’s public counsel. “You sold us out, you, you sold us out!” she screamed publicly at Califano. As legal council for Coca Cola, Hillary prevailed and kissed her previous liberal values goodbye, in a quest for cash.

7 1/2 months pregnant Susan Coleman shot herself in the back of the head. She was alleged to have had a sexual affair with Bill Clinton during this time. No autopsy was performed, and information on the event is almost non-existent.

 

1978

Hillary turned a $1,000 stake into $99,537, in just ten months of cattle futures trading. A Congressional study would later learn that this coincided with a period of time that a select group of executives from packing houses, grain companies, feedlot operators and commodity brokers reaped tens of millions of dollars in an insider trading scheme in the cattle futures market. At least 32 cattle industry insiders made profits of $110 million by selling cattle futures after they received 15 “secret signals.” The Journal of Economics and Statistics placed the odds at 250 million to one that a trader could honestly achieve the results Hillary achieved.

The Clintons and the McDougals bought land in the Ozarks for $203,000 with mostly borrowed funds. The Clintons got 50% interest with no cash down, with Hillary claiming she got advice from Tyson Foods Inc.’s outside counsel, James B. Blair. The 203 acre plot, known as Whitewater, was fifty miles from the nearest grocery store. The Washington Post would later report that some purchasers of lots, many of them retirees, “put up houses or cabins, others slept in vans or tents, hoping to be able to live off the land.” More than half of the purchasers lost their plots, thanks to the sleazy form of financing used.

After being elected Governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton appointed Jim McDougal as economic development advisor.

Bill Clinton’s mother hung out at the race track with mobsters and other local figures, including Dan Lasater who bred race horses in Kentucky and Florida and had a box at the track next to hers. Mrs. Clinton introduced Lasater to Roger Clinton.

Allegations arose among a few Little Rock insiders, who believed Hillary Clinton was having an affair with Vince Foster.

Roger Clinton developed a four-gram a day cocaine habit, getting his stuff from New York and Medellin, Columbia suppliers, based on “who his brother was.” Dan Lasater gave Roger work and loaned him $8,000 to pay off a drug debt.

From 1978-1980, during Clinton’s first term as governor of Arkansas, state troopers assigned to protect the governor were aware of at least seven complaints from women who said Clinton forced, or attempted to force, himself on them sexually. One retired state trooper said in an interview that the common joke among those assigned to protect Clinton was “who’s next?” One former state trooper said other troopers would often escort women to the governor’s hotel room after political events, often more than one an evening.

Juanita Broaddrick, a volunteer in Clinton’s gubernatorial campaign, claimed she was attacked by Clinton in 1978, and he almost bit her lip off. There were no witnesses.

Juanita, Bill, and the Broaddricks

 

1979

Hillary was made full partner of the Rose Law Firm.

The Whitewater Development Corporation went under when Jim McDougal’s Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan was closed by federal regulators for illegal accounting. Taxpayers lost $73 million due to Guaranty. The Clintons lost an estimated $67,000 on their investment, but McDougal helped pay off Bill Clinton’s campaign debts, and Hillary Clinton’s law firm received an unknown sum in fees for representing a Guaranty project that also failed. The Clintons lied about the Whitewater land purchase, while under investigation, and her Rose Law Firm shredded the key documents. Jim and Susan went to jail where Jim died of a heart attack. Later Bill pardoned Susan, along with a long list of criminals in his presidential Pardon-Gate.

Sharlene Wilson testified in a 1990 federal drug probe that she began selling cocaine to Bill and Roger Clinton as early as 1979.

Carolyn Moffet, a legal secretary in Little Rock in 1979, said she met then-governor Clinton at a political fundraiser and shortly thereafter received an invitation to meet the governor in his hotel room. “I was escorted there by a state trooper. When I went in, he was sitting on a couch, wearing only an undershirt. He pointed at his penis and told me to suck it. I told him I didn’t even do that for my boyfriend and he got mad, grabbed my head and shoved it into his lap. I pulled away from him and ran out of the room.”

 

1980

Governor Clinton appointed Web Hubbell to head a new state ethics commission.

Web and Hillary

 

(*) Chelsea Victoria was born on February 27th, in Little Rock.

Dan Lasater’s parties became known around Little Rock for the availability of cocaine and women. Columbian cocaine came into Mena, Arkansas on schedule, just like it did during the previous 2 presidents time. Hillary Clinton quietly lobbied on behalf of the Contras, and against groups and individuals opposing them. Judy Gibbs decided to cooperate with police in an investigation of Arkansas cocaine trafficking, but was burned to death inside her home from a fire of undetermined origin.

Bill Clinton lost re-election as governor, and reportedly ended up in the hospital for a drug overdose. Journalist R. Emmett Tyrrell later asked emergency room workers at the University of Arkansas Medical Center if they could confirm the incident. He didn’t get a flat ”no” from the hospital staff. One nurse said, ”I can’t talk about that.” Another said she feared for her life if she spoke of the matter. Dr. Sam Houston, a respected Little Rock physician and once a doctor for Hugh Rodham, said it was well known in Little Rock medical circles that Clinton was brought to a Little Rock hospital for emergency treatment for an apparent cocaine overdose.

 

1981

Fox was sold for more than $700 million in 1981 to investors Marc Rich and Marvin Davis. By 1985, Rich was a fugitive from U.S. justice, and Davis bought out his interest in Fox for $116 million. Davis sold this interest to Rupert Murdoch for $250 million in March 1984.  Murdoch later bought out Davis’ remaining stake in Fox for $325 million.

In a report that inferred insider trading by Rep. Neal Smith (Dem.-Iowa), 1027 individuals were revealed to have made total net profits of approximately $156 million from late 1970’s cattle futures trading. One person in that report, Hillary, made a 100-fold profit in a statistically almost impossible amount of time.

Judge Alcee Hastings narrowly defeated a bribery charge, involving the Romano brothers, because William Borders refused to testify in court. Borders was sentenced to jail, later acquitted and then pardoned by Bill Clinton.

Major drug trafficker Barry Seal, relocated his operations from Baton Rouge to Mena, Arkansas, where he imported as much as 1,000 pounds of cocaine a month from the Colombian Medellin Cartel. “Seal’s legacy includes more than 2,000 newly discovered documents that now verify and quantify much of what previously had been only suspicion, conjecture, and legend. The documents confirm that from 1981 to his brutal death in 1986, Barry Seal carried on one of the most lucrative, extensive, and brazen operations in the history of the international drug trade, and that he did it with the evident complicity, if not collusion, of elements of the United States government, apparently with the acquiescence of Ronald Reagan’s administration, impunity from any subsequent exposure by George Bush’s administration, and under the usually acute political nose of then Arkansas governor Bill Clinton.”
Roger Morris & Sally Denton. Penthouse Magazine. 1995

 

1982

Bill Clinton was again elected Governor of Arkansas. From 1982 to 1988, Clinton was on the board of directors, sometimes as chair, of the New World Foundation.

Much media attention was paid to the Mena airport in the early 80’s, as many failed investigations hovered around Barry Seal. Allegations of CIA involvement became common in this time. Bill Clinton, when asked about the matter, said he knew nothing, and that it was a Federal matter, which his Arkansas Governorship would not be privy to.

“Law-enforcement sources confirmed that hundreds of thousands of dollars were laundered from 1981 to 1983, just in a few small banks near Mena, and that millions more from Seal’s operation were laundered elsewhere in Arkansas and the nation.” (Roger Morris & Sally Denton. Penthouse Magazine. 1995)

Financial General changed it’s name to First American, and Clark Clifford was appointed chairman. BCCI fronts began acquiring controlling interest in banks and other American financial institutions. In Arkansas, Jim McDougal purchased Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan.

Elizabeth Ward Gracen is a former Miss Arkansas and Miss America winner who is now an actress. She said she had a one-night stand with Clinton in 1982, according to CBS News. Paula Jones had claimed that Gracen had told her in the mid-1980s that Clinton had raped her in 1982, but Gracen said that was not  true, that the sex was consensual. They were both married at the time, and Gracen said, “I was never a government employee, he never acted improperly, he never asked me to lie, he never gave me a job.”  Close friends of Ward, however, say she still maintains privately that Clinton forced himself on her.

Elizabeth Ward Gracen

 

1983 

Governor Clinton appointed Hillary as head of Arkansas education task force, along with Wal-Mart’s Sam Walton. Because nothing says ‘Education’ like cheap shit from China and minimum wage jobs. Standardized testing for students and skills tests for teachers were the exoteric goals of this venture.

State regulators warned Jim McDougal’s Madison Guarantee S&L to stop making imprudent loans. Gov. Clinton was also warned of the problem, but took no action. Judge David Hale, also of Capital Management Services, worked with Jim McDougal on $3 million in loans from a lending company he ran. The Judge was convicted of fraud and sentenced to jail. For his reduced sentence, Hale provided the allegations for the Whitewater scandal, and testimony for its investigators. He also testified in U.S. District Court that Gov. Bill Clinton pressured him to make a fraudulent $300,000 loan, and that he not be named in the loan.

Mochtar Riady formed Lippo Finance & Investment in Little Rock, with Bill Clinton as character reference to help get the loan guarantee. The first loan went to Little Rock Chinese restaurant owner Charlie Trie, who the Washington Post reported, “entered into a plea agreement with the Justice Department…winning leniency in exchange for telling all in an investigation of improper campaign contributions originating in China.”

While under investigation for drug activities, Dan Lasater’s firm was given a piece of 14 state bond issues. Jorge Cabrera was indicted in 1983 by a federal grand jury, on racketeering and drug charges.

Sally Miller

Sally Miller, also known as Sally Perdue, is a former Miss Arkansas winner and a radio talk show host. She claims to have had an affair with Bill Clinton in 1983, and that Hillary was into women. She has said she was threatened by Democratic party staffers to not talk about the affair, “They knew that I went jogging by myself and he couldn’t guarantee what would happen to my pretty little legs.” She recently wrote a Facebook post  saying she feels like she is being followed and her life is in danger because of her public allegations. “In 1992, my life changed forever. Without warning, I was bombarded with deception from every angle. There were those intent on destroying me….who seemed like regular human beings…who acted friendly, like sincere people but were, as an FBI Agent advised “….only out to get you. Don’t trust anyone,” she wrote.

 

1984

Hillary Clinton put $2,014 into a partnership headed by Little Rock adman and White House official, David Watkins. This partnership later won a federal cell phone franchise, by buying out the actual winner. Like most other local franchise winners, the group never built a system. Instead, it sold out the license to McCaw Cellular Communications Inc. Clinton’s return was $45,998.

Clinton backers Jack Stevens and Mochtar Riady bought a banking firm and changed its name to Worthern Bank with Riady’s 28-year-old son James as president. Other Worthen co-owners would eventually include BCCI investor Abdullah Taha Bakhish.

Goldman Sachs, Pam Harriman, Payne Webber, Salomon Brothers and Merrill Lynch all financially backed Gov. Clinton. Some even more nefarious power players showed an interest in the tiny state of Arkansas. A former US Attorney told Roger Morris, “That was the election when the mob really came into Arkansas politics. . . It wasn’t just Bill Clinton and it went beyond our old Dixie Mafia. . . This was eastern and west coast crime money that noticed the possibilities just like the legitimate corporations did.”

Barry Seal was indicted in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on charges of smuggling Quaaludes and money laundering. He estimated that he earned between $60 and $100 million smuggling cocaine into the US. After meeting with two members of Vice President George Bush’s drug task force, Seal became a DEA informant. While still dealing drugs, he collected information on leaders of the Medellin cartel. In the year and a half after he became an informant, his gross annual income was three-quarters of a million dollars. Seal reported that $575,000 of that income had been derived from a single cocaine shipment, which the DEA had allowed him to keep. Deals continued with the Escobars and Ochoas, as the cocaine continued to flow into the US.

McDougal’s Madison Guaranty came under scrutiny, and the Arkansas Securities Department began to take steps to close it down. Mrs. Clinton’s Rose Law Firm represented Madison Guaranty and McDougal’s Castle Grande project that Hillary called IDC; Industrial Development Corporation. How much work she actually did on Madison and Castle Grande was the subject of the missing billing records. McDougal also held a fundraiser at Madison Guaranty that paid off Bill Clinton’s campaign debt of $50,000. Madison cashier’s checks accounted for $12,000 of the funds raised.

Tens of thousands of dollars in mysterious checks began moving through Whitewater’s account at Madison Guaranty. Investigators would later suspect that McDougal was operating a check-kiting scheme to drain money from the S&L. The Washington Times would later quote an unnamed Clinton business associate who claims 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 would later claim that Clinton, on one of his jogs, had asked that Madison steer business to Hillary Clinton.

Dan Lasater bought a ski resort in New Mexico for $20 million and used Clinton’s name (with permission,) to promote it. Later, a US Customs investigative report would note that the resort was being used for drug operations and money laundering. Lasater also flew to Belize with his aide Patsy Thomasson to buy a 24,000 acre ranch. Among those present at the negotiations was the US Ambassador. The deal fell through because of the opposition of the Belize government.

Hot Springs police recorded Roger Clinton during a cocaine transaction. He said, “Got to get some for my brother. He’s got a nose like a vacuum cleaner.” Roger was arrested while working at menial jobs for Arkansas “bond daddy” Dan Lasater.

Roger and Bill Clinton

Ronald Reagan wanted to send the National Guard to Honduras to help in the war against the Sandanistas. Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis went to the Supreme Court in a futile effort to stop it but Clinton was happy to oblige, even sending his own security chief, Buddy Young, along to keep an eye on things. Winding up its tour, the Arkansas Guard declares large quantities of its weapons “excess” and left them behind for the Contras. Clinton bodyguard and state trooper, LD Brown, applied for a CIA opening. Clinton gave him help on his application essay, including making it more Reaganesque on the topic of the Nicaragua. According to Brown, he met a CIA recruiter in Dallas whom he later identities as former member of Vice President Bush’s staff. On the recruiter’s instruction, he met with notorious drug dealer Barry Seal in a Little Rock restaurant. He was also with Seal in a flight to Honduras, with a purported shipment of M16s and a return load of duffel bags. Brown got $2,500 in small bills for the flight. Brown, concerned about the mission, consulted with Clinton who said, “Oh, you can handle it, don’t sweat it.” On the second flight, Brown found cocaine in a duffel bag and again he sought Clinton’s counsel. Clinton said to the conservative Brown, “Your buddy, Bush, knows about it” and, of the cocaine, “that’s Lasater’s deal.”

Connie Hamzy, also known as “Sweet Sweet Connie,” is a rock groupie who claims she was propositioned by then Arkansas-Governor Bill Clinton in 1984, according to Fox News. Hamzy said Clinton wanted to bring her to his hotel room, but Clinton denied the allegation. He said Hamzy came onto him and flashed her breasts.

Clinton won the re-election with 64% of the vote.

 

1985

Hillary was positioned on the corporate board of directors of TCBY.

Arkansas prison systems came under scrutiny for selling possible HIV and Hepatitis B tainted plasma. Sales of prisoners’ blood in the US were already forbidden. The Arkansas Board of Corrections hired the Institute for Law and Policy Planning (ILPP) in Berkeley, California, to conduct an independent investigation into HMA’s practices. At the same time, Governor Bill Clinton ordered the state police to conduct a similar investigation. The institute discovered instances in which HMA had violated its state contract in forty areas, including poor health assessment and record keeping and the hiring of unlicensed, uncertified, and unqualified staff. In contrast, the state police investigation found only that a few HMA employees had been running a small-time gambling operation. A private contractor for Arkansas’ prison system stopped selling prisoners’ blood to a Canadian broker and elsewhere overseas after admitting the blood might be contaminated with the AIDS virus or hepatitis. Contaminated blood would later become a big scandal in Canada, as well as distribution to at least a dozen other countries.

Roger Clinton pled guilty to cocaine distribution but copped a plea on more serious charges with a promise to cooperate. He served a short prison term.

Jim McDougal tried to prevent state agencies from shutting down his S&L, which had been providing cash for the Whitewater operation. According to the Washington Times, Ms. Clinton was put on a $2000 a month retainer by the S&L. Ms. Clinton would later claim not to have received any retainer nor to have been deeply involved with Madison. 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.”

Dan Lasater was a major underwriter of Bill’s Arkansas Development Finance Authority, ADFA, and got a $30 million bond deal for state police radios, even as the governor’s stepbrother Roger was making a bargain with the US attorney to testify against Lasater in a drug case. Park on Meter, a parking meter manufacturer in Russellville, Arkansas, received the first industrial development loan from ADFA in 1985. Some suspect that POM was doing a lot more than making parking meters: specifically that it had secret federal contracts to make components of chemical and biological weapons, and devices to carry them on C-130s for the Contras. The company later denied the Contra connection, although it admitted to having secret military contracts. Web Hubbell was the company’s lawyer. Right next to POM, on land previously owned by it, was an Army reserve chemical warfare company.

Becky Brown was a nanny to Chelsea Clinton and the wife of L.D. Brown, an Arkansas state trooper. She claims he sexually harassed her in the mid-1980s. L.D. Brown made the allegation public in his 1999 book, “Crossfire: Witness in the Clinton Investigation,” writing, “Becky had been baby-sitting Chelsea and had already put her to bed. Bill, after getting a beer, found Becky watching television in the upstairs part of the Mansion. He slouched down next to Becky and offered her a beer. Incredibly, he began his ‘I’m so bad’ routine with Becky! I had seen him use it time and time again to get a woman to comfort him – comforting which he then manipulated into eventual sex. Becky got out of there in a hurry.” (L.D. Brown)

Whitewater failed to file it’s yearly corporate tax returns.

 

1986

Hillary was positioned on the corporate board of directors of Wal-Mart Stores. “Bill Clinton’s Republican opponent in his 1986 gubernatorial re-election campaign accused the Clintons of conflict of interest, because Rose Law did state business; the Clintons countered the charge by saying that state fees were walled off by the firm before her profits were calculated.” TCBY and Wal-Mart were also clients of Rose Law.

While living at half-way house, Seal was scheduled to testify at the trial of Jorge Ochoa Vasques. But on February 19, shortly before the trial began, Seal was murdered in Baton Rouge gangland style by three Colombian hit-men armed with machine guns who attacked while he was seated behind the wheel of his white Cadillac. The Colombians, connected with the Medellin drug cartel, were tried and convicted. Upon hearing of Seal’s murder, one DEA agent said, “There was a contract out on him, and everyone knew it. He was to have been a crucial witness in the biggest case in DEA history.”

Barry Seal, dead

According to the London Telegraph’s Ambrose Evans-Prichard, “Seal was probably the biggest importer of cocaine in American history. Between 1980 and his assassination in 1986, his team of pilots smuggled in 36 metric tons of cocaine, 104 tons of marijuana and three tons of heroin, according to a close associate of Seal. The sums of money involved were staggering. At his death, Seal left a number of operational bank accounts. One of them, at the Cayman Islands branch of the Fuji Bank, currently has an interest-earning balance of $1,645,433,000. ”

Arkansas state trooper Larry Patterson [would later testify] under oath, according to *The London Sunday Telegraph*, that he and other officers “discussed repeatedly in Clinton’s presence” the “large quantities of drugs being flown into the Mena airport, large quantities of money, large quantities of guns,” indicating that Clinton may have known much more about Seal’s activities than he has admitted. (Roger Morris & Sally Denton. Penthouse Magazine. 1995)

On October 5, a Sandinista patrol shot down Barry Seal’s C-123 cargo plane that was supplying the Contras. “It proved to be the singular event that blew the Iran-Contra scandal wide open. The C-123 that had been shot down was The Fat Lady, Seal’s beloved cargo plane. Somehow, the plane had fallen into the hands of Oliver North and his covert operation.”

“Clinton earned about $200,000 in fees for her work as a director of four companies, beginning in 1986. Two of the companies steered nearly $1.3 million in legal work to her law firm during her board tenure”

A Federal Home Loan Bank Board audit described Madison as financially reckless, rife with conflicts and on the brink of collapse. It said that the S&L’s records are so poor that examiners often could not discover the “real nature” of transactions. In August federal regulators removed McDougal from the board of Madison.

Dan Lasater pled guilty to cocaine distribution charges. The case also involved Clinton’s step brother Roger, who testified against Lasater in a plea agreement. Both Lasater and Roger Clinton served brief prison terms. While Lasater was in prison his affairs were run by Patsy Thomasson, who later became a White House aide.

James Riady resigned as president of Worthen Bank.

Clinton was re-elected governor. Roger Clinton was paroled.

Whitewater failed to file corporate tax returns for the year.

Helen Dowdy, the wife of Hillary Clinton’s cousin, claims she was groped by Bill Clinton at a wedding in 1986. She told Jerry Oppenheimer, the author of State of a Union: Inside the Complex Marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Clinton pulled her onto the dance floor during a slow song. She said the dance turned into a grope. Dowdy said “It was a very uncomfortable feeling. He was holding me very closely, pulling me into him. It was almost like a teenager would do. It was so inappropriate.” She told Oppenheimer she tried to pull away, but “he’s a big man.”

 

1987

According to the McDougals, the Whitewater files were transferred to the Clintons.

Bill Clinton gave Arkansas Traveler awards to Contra operatives Adolpho and Mario Calero and John Singlaub. Terry Reed’s plane was returned but, according to his account, he was asked not to report it because it might have to be “borrowed” again. Reed later said that he had become aware that the Contra operation also involved drug running and had gotten cold feet. He also believed that large sums of drug money were being laundered by leading Arkansas financiers. He went to Felix Rodriguez and told him he was quitting. Reed was subsequently charged with mail fraud for having allegedly claimed insurance on a plane that was in fact hidden in a hanger in Little Rock. The head of Clinton’s Swiss Guard, Capt. Buddy Young, claimed to have been walking around the North Little Rock Airport when “by an act of God” a gust of wind blew open the hangar door and revealed the Piper Turbo Arrow.

Two boys, Kevin Ives and Don Henry, were killed in Saline County and left on a railroad track to be run over by a train The medical examiner initially ruled the deaths accidental, saying that the boys were unconscious and in a deep sleep due to marijuana. The bodies were exhumed and another autopsy was performed, which found that Henry had been stabbed in the back and Ives beaten with a rifle butt. Ives mother later charges that high state and federal officials participated in a coverup: “I firmly believe my son and Don Henry were killed because they witnessed a drug drop by an airplane connected to the Mena drug smuggling routes.”

Prosecutor Jean Duffey told a talk show host in answer to whether law enforcement people were involved in the train death murders: “I believe the law enforcement agents were connected to some very high political people because they have never been brought to justice and I don’t think they ever will be. I think they are protected to avoid exposing the connection…There have been several murders of potential witnesses. Anyone who could have solved this murder many years ago has been systematically eliminated.”

Nine persons reportedly having information on the Ives-Henry murders ended up dead in a suspiciously small amount of time. Keith McKaskle expressed fear for his life because of the “railroad track thing” and told his parents good-bye before his murder. Boonie Bearden vanished without a trace. The state medical examiner, Fahmy Malak, who also called the Ives-Henry deaths accidental, declared the death to be of natural causes. Jeff Rhodes was shot, burned, and had his hands and feet partially sawed off. James Milam was found decapitated. Nothing screams death by natural causes like decapitation and sawed off limbs.

Harken Energy, with George W Bush on the board, gets rescued by aid from the BCCI-connected Union Bank of Switzerland in a deal brokered by Jackson Stephens, later to show up as a key supporter of Bill Clinton. The deal was also pushed along by another Clinton friend, David Edwards. Edwards brought BCCI-linked investors into Harken deals including Abdullah Bakhsh and purchased $10 million in shares of Stephens dominated Worthen Bank.

Whitewater failed to file corporate tax returns for the year.

 

1988

Conservative Democrats began a series of nearly 100 meetings held at the home of Pam Harriman to plot strategy for the takeover of the Democratic Party. Donors cough up $1,000 to attend and Harriman eventually raised $12 million for her kind of Democrat. The right-wing Dems would eventually settle on Bill Clinton as their presidential choice.pamela-harriman

The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations issued a report that described the seriousness of the Barry Seal disaster. That report said, “Law enforcement officials were furious that their undercover operation was revealed and agents’ lives jeopardized because one individual in the U.S. government, Lt. Col. Oliver North, decided to play politics with the issue . . . Associates of Seal, who operated aircraft service businesses at the Mena, Arkansas airport, were also targets of grand jury probes into narcotics trafficking. Despite the availability of evidence sufficient for an indictment on money laundering charges and over the strong protests of state and federal law enforcement officials, the cases were dropped.”

 

1989

Madison S&L was closed by federal regulators at an eventual cost to taxpayers of $47 million. Jim McDougal was indicted for bank fraud. FDIC hired Web Hubbell of the Rose firm to press its case concerning Madison. Rose law firm, now representing FDIC, sued an accounting firm for $60 million, blaming its audits for causing millions of dollars in losses to the S&L. Although the job earned Rose $400,000 in fees and expenses, the accounting firm would eventually settle by paying the government just $1 million.

Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau began a wide-ranging probe of BCCI.

Dan Lasater was pardoned by Governor Clinton after serving just six months in jail and four in a halfway house on minor charges. The alleged reason for the pardon: so Lasater could get a hunting license. Lasater returned to his 7,400 acre ranch in Saline County.

Dan Lasater

1990

HRC was a regular donor to her husband’s Foundation, and was positioned on the corporate board of directors of Lafarge. She also did legal work for the firm in the 1980s. During her connection to Lafarge, the firm was implicated in facilitating a CIA-backed covert arms export network to Saddam Hussein. (American Spectator, archived investigative report.) Lafarge remains close to the Clintons to this day.

It was at TCBY that Hillary learned the art of boardroom politics. When some shareholders sued the frozen-yogurt chain in 1990, TCBY’s directors needed outside counsel. According to one director, Clinton persuaded the board to choose Rose over the Chicago firm where TCBY director and former executive Erik B. Wulff worked. TCBY paid Rose nearly $1.2 million in 1991-92.

Sharlene Wilson told a US grand jury investigating drugs in Arkansas, that she provided cocaine to Bill Clinton during his first term and that once the governor was so high he fell into a garbage can. The federal drug investigation was shut down within days of her testimony. Wilson fled, terrified of the state prosecuting attorney, former lover and Clinton ally, Dan Harmon. She would be eventually arrested by Harmon himself and sent up for 31 years on a minor drug charge.

A case against Terry Reed was thrown out of court by the federal judge who said, “It’s my opinion no jury could find by reasonable doubt that the defendant was guilty. There are too many holes in the chain of proof for the government to prove mail fraud.” Clinton’s security chief, Captain Buddy Young, was described by the judge of a mail fraud case against Terry Reed as having a “reckless disregard for the truth.” Young, who would play a major role in keeping state troopers quiet about Clinton, would end up in a $92,000-a-year job with FEMA. Reed’s case unraveled when the judge ruled that no evidence regarding Mena, the CIA, Dan Lasater, the Arkansas Development Finance Agency or the Clintons would be permitted.

Jean Duffey, the head of a newly created drug task force, started investigating between the train deaths and drugs. She was told by her prosecuting attorney boss, “You are not to use the drug task force to investigate public officials.” Duffey would later tell the Wall Street Journal, “We had witnesses telling us about low-flying aircraft and informants testifying about drug pick-ups.”

Jim McDougal was acquitted of bank fraud.

When Gennifer Flowers asked Bill Clinton, via a recorded phone call, if he was going to run for president, he responded, ” I want to, but I don’t want to be blown out of the water with this. I don’t see how they can hurt me so far. If they don’t have pictures of me and … if no one says anything. Or even if someone says something, they don’t have much.

The United Nations Security Council Resolution 661 was passed, also known as Sanctions on Iraq. The near-total financial and trade embargo imposed by the United Nations Security Council on the Iraqi Republic began on August 6, 1990, four days after Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, and stayed largely in force until May 2003. The original stated purposes of the sanctions were to compel Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait, to pay reparations, and to disclose and eliminate any weapons of mass destruction. Enforcement of the sanctions was primarily by means of military force and legal sanctions. Following the passage of Security Council Resolution 665, a Multinational Interception Force was organized and led by the United States to intercept, inspect and possibly impound vessels, cargoes and crews suspected of carrying freight to or from Iraq.

Gov. Clinton was elected to a second four-year term. He promised to serve the full term and not run for president.

 

1991

Bill Clinton announced he was running for president.

An IRS memorandum revealed, that even at this late date, “the CIA still has ongoing operations out of the Mena, AR airport.”

Arkansas State Police investigator Russell Welch, who was working with IRS investigator Bill Duncan on drug running and money laundering at Mena, thought he had gotten the flu . . . In Fort Smith a team of doctors were waiting. Dr. Calleton had called them twice while Welch was in transport and they had been in contact with the CDC. Later the doctor would tell Welch’s wife that he was on the edge of death. He would not have made it through the night had he not been in the hospital. He was having fever seizures by now. A couple of days after Welch had been admitted to St. Edwards Mercy Hospital, his doctor was wheeling him to one of the labs for testing when she asked him if he was doing anything at work that was particularly dangerous. He told her that he had been a cop for about 15 years and that danger was probably inherent with the job description. She told Welch that they believed he had anthrax. She said the anthrax was the military kind that is used as an agent of biological warfare and that it was induced. Somebody had deliberately infected him. She added that they had many more tests to run but they had already started treating him for anthrax.

Hillary Clinton bought 400 shares of Wal-Mart before joining the board. The stock’s value, which split several times since, has quadrupled, to more than $100,000, according to federal disclosure forms.

A TCBY spokeswoman said Rose already had handled the company’s securities filings. Experts differ on whether Clinton acted unethically. It’s common for partners to serve on the boards of client corporations, as Wulff had. But Washington lawyer Harvey L. Pitt, an expert on conflicts facing attorneys on boards, said these lawyers can’t serve two masters: “It seems clear she was trying to use her position to influence the selection of counsel. That was not in the best interest of the corporation.”

While in Washington, D.C., where he held a permit to carry a gun, IRS agent Bill Duncan was arrested for weapons possession (his service revolver), roughed up and handcuffed to a pipe in the basement of a DC police station. After the incident he was taken off of the Mena investigation. Later, when he was asked to falsify testimony for a federal grand jury, he refused and was fired on the spot.

State Attorney General Winston Bryant and Arkansas Rep. Bill Alexander sent two boxes of Mena files to special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh. Bryant said the boxes contain “credible evidence of gunrunning, illegal drug smuggling, money laundering and the governmental coverup and possibly a criminal conspiracy in connection with the Mena Airport.” Seventeen months later, Walsh wrote Bryant a letter saying, without explanation, that he had closed his investigation. Alexander later said, “The feds dropped the ball and covered it up. I have never seen a whitewash job like this case.”

Dan Harmon became the new prosecuting attorney in the district responsible for the train deaths investigation. Harmon’s drug investigator, Jean Duffey, was discredited, threatened and ultimately had to flee Arkansas.

Sandra Allen James, a Washington, DC political fundraiser, claimed presidential candidate-to-be Clinton invited her to his hotel room during a political trip to the nation’s capital, pinned her against the wall and stuck his hand up her dress. She said she screamed loud enough for the Arkansas state trooper stationed outside the hotel suite to bang on the door and ask if everything was all right, at which point Clinton released her and she fled the room. When she reported the incident to her boss, he advised her to keep her mouth shut if she wanted to keep working.

Clinton buddy and Little Rock restaurant owner, Yah Lin “Charlie” Trie, started Daihatsu International Trading Co., with offices in Arkansas, Washington, and Beijing.

The Federal Reserve began an investigation of BCCI’s alleged control of First American Bank. A few months later BCCI itself is shut down, in what was revealed as the world’s biggest bank scandal. Although the connections to Governor Clinton, the Medellin cartel, George H. W Bush, illegal donations, money laundering schemes and Mena drug running are complex and subtle, the more one peers into them, the more things start to become simple and clear. American government had superseded previous mob families as the new power players, globally. In addition to violations of lending laws, BCCI was also accused of opening accounts or laundering money for figures such as Saddam Hussein, Manuel Noriega, Hussain Mohammad Ershad and Samuel Doe, and for criminal organizations such as the Medellin Cartel and Abu Nidal.

Another call between Clinton and Flowers was recorded:

[From 1991: With Clinton running for president, the Flowers rumors are heating up again]: If they ever hit you with it, just say no and go on. There’s nothing they can do… I just think if everyone’s on record denying it, you got no problems.

FLOWERS: Why would they waste their money and time coming down here?

CLINTON: They’re gonna try and run this. [But if] everybody kinda hangs tough, they’re just not gonna do anything. They can’t. They can’t run a story like that unless somebody says, ‘Yeah, I did it.’

Art Harris reported that on “another tape they discuss how she might turn double agent and attempt to entrap the local Republicans who had approached her with a reported $50,000 to go public.” Flowers also phoned Clinton to ask him to help her get out of town before reporters began digging into how she got her state job. Clinton promised to help.
(Art Harris. Penthouse.)

On August 10, 1991, Danny Casolaro committed suicide. He was an investigative journalist who had been working to uncover the leads of several then-rumored Clinton scandals, including activities at the Mena Airport in Arkansas. Casolaro was found dead in his hotel bathroom with both wrists opened, though he had repeatedly informed his family and friends if he met such a fate it would not be suicide.Danny Casolaro Suicide

 


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