First Lady Hillary sicced the FBI on the Travel Office
Appearing in The Daily Caller How Hillary Clinton sicced the FBI on the White House travel office
As speculation that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will run for President in 2016 heats up, the question that must be asked is: Hillary 2016. Prison or POTUS?
Yesterday, the Washington Beacon reported, in the Hillary Papers, archives from one of Hillary Clinton’s closest friends, Diane Blair, a portrait of Hillary as a ruthless First Lady.
Without question that is an accurate description except not only is Hillary ruthless, she is lawless.
As former civil servant Linda Tripp of Bill Clinton’s impeachment fame recounted to this journalist during the Clintons’ last year in the White House, Hillary was behind the unlawful 1993 Travel office firings “siccing the FBI on them.” The Clinton White House fired travel office director Billy Dale and other staffers to allegedly give the business to their friends from Arkansas. The staffers were innocent of any wrong doing.
Excerpted from: The Whistleblower: How the Clinton White House Stayed in Power to Reemerge in the Obama White House & on the World Stage (One Rock Ink Publishing).
“The people at travel were amazing,” Linda said. “They worked hard, were apolitical. They were there to serve each incumbent and happy to do it.”
Linda with ease recalled Billy Dale’s pride and honor to serve. “He effortlessly coordinated complex itineraries.” It was his efficiency in times of crisis that really impressed her. “This wasn’t a job, but a career for Billy and his staff,” Linda raved. “All I did was watch in amazement and awe at how they worked.”
Instantly her tone plunged. It was as if I’d been flung to May 19, 1993, to the travel office firings; to what became the first Clinton scandal: Travelgate.
“Billy Dale was escorted out of the White House by the FBI, put into a paneled van with no seats and told to sit on the floor the day the Clintons removed him,” Linda vividly recalled. “And I watched Hillary orchestrate that whole thing; siccing the FBI on them, getting them out,” she fumed.
“Careerists, while they’re not political, do serve at the pleasure of the president. All President Clinton had to say was, ‘We’re replacing you.’ It would’ve been unheard of, but was within his legal purview to do.” Instead the Clintons did what Linda said they always did: “Destroy their enemy and ruin them.”
The abrupt travel office firings were triggered by what the Clinton White House claimed were allegations of sloppy accounting. In December 1994, Billy Dale was indicted on two counts of embezzlement. The press went berserk criticizing the new administration.
In its aftermath, five of the staffers were reinstated, and in a self-critical report the White House admitted it “erred and would never again shortcircuit proper legal channels by bypassing the Justice Department in seeking an FBI investigation.”
Hillary described Travelgate with cool indifference as, “perhaps worthy of a two-or-three-week life span, instead, in a partisan political climate, it became the first manifestation of an obsession for investigation that persisted into the millennium.” But for Billy Dale, it wasn’t a partisan manifestation. It was the termination of a thirty-plus-year career, and a fight for his freedom. If convicted, he faced a maximum of twenty years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines.
Listen to the Peschmann-Linda Tripp tapes. Recorded in New York City, New York–a one-party State.
Cold, calculated and lawless. But don’t take my word or Linda Tripp’s word for it let’s look at what Office of Independent Counsel Special Prosecutor Robert Ray found in his final report regarding Hillary’s Travelgate sworn testimony. Ray concluded that Hillary was “factually inaccurate.” “The overwhelming evidence establishes that she played a role in the decision to fire the employees. … Thus, her statement to the contrary under oath was factually false.”
Factually false? For you or I that would mean a perjury charge and criminal record for trying to destroy an innocent American who had served honorably under eight administrations and lying about it. For Hillary it meant a future as the junior New York Senator and then President Barack Obama’s Secretary of State.
Tripp became a household name after Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report reported the existence of her tape recordings with Monica Lewinsky. Her tapes exposed President Bill Clinton’s affair with Lewinsky—a subordinate White House intern/employee, and his attempted cover-up to fix a court case. The revelations led to the second president in America’s history to face impeachment.
Tripp was not vilified, smeared or indicted on bogus criminal wire-tapping charges (where the prosecutor’s star witness, Monica Lewinsky, was a known perjurer, who signed a false affidavit and played lets-make-a deal to avoid jail), because of sex in the Oval office, rather it was because of what she knew about the earlier investigations after serving outside of Bill Clinton’s Oval office and Hillary’s presidential counsel’s office.
Today, the Obama White House is the Clinton White House on steroids, except instead of targeting, and attempting to criminalize individual Americans, like Billy Dale and Linda Tripp, to stay in power; entire segments of the population are under attack: conservatives, Christians, Tea Party patriots, capitalists, the military— anyone who disagrees with them including anti-Obama filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza.
While Americans and people like radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh and FOX News political commenter and syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer are thankfully acknowledging the lawless Obama presidency, the lawlessness also occurred in the Clinton White House and has been perverting America’s justice system for decades.
Hillary Clinton 2016. Prison or POTUS?