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Chapter 11: Smoke and Mirrors
242. “Rwanda: How the genocide happened,” BBC, December 18, 2008.
243. Promoting Peace, PBS’s a news hour with Jim Lehrer, Bill Clinton apologizes to Rwanda, March 25, 1998.
244. David Lauter, “Clinton’s Counsel Nussbaum Resigns,” Los Angeles Times, March 6, 1994. “White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum resigned Saturday, bringing to an end a yearlong tenure marked by controversy and accusations that his zealous advocacy of Bill Clinton’s interests had compromised the President’s political standing.”
245. Interview with Jane Sherburne, Clinton White House Special Counsel, ABC’s Nightline/ PBS’s Frontline, January 2001.
246. William Lajeunesse, “ATF Director Reassigned : U.S. Attorney Out Amid ‘Fast and Furious’ Uproar,” Fox News, August 30, 2011. Also see: Issa Statement on Resignation of Arizona U.S. Attorney, Reassignment of ATF Director, Committee on Oversight & Government Reform.
“… While the reckless disregard for safety that took place in Operation Fast and Furious certainly merits changes within the Department of Justice, the Oversight and Government Reform Committee will continue its investigation to ensure that blame isn’t offloaded on just a few individuals for a matter that involved much higher levels of the Justice Department. There are still many questions to be answered about what happened in Operation Fast and Furious and who else bears responsibility, but these changes are warranted and offer an opportunity for the Justice Department to explain the role other officials and offices played in the infamous efforts to allow weapons to flow to Mexican drug cartels. I also remain very concerned by Acting Director Melson’s statement that the Department of Justice is managing its response in a manner intended to protect its political appointees. Senator Grassley and I will continue to press the Department of Justice for answers in order to ensure that a reckless effort like Fast and Furious does not take place again.”
247. “Eric Holder’s Politics: His years at Clinton Justice don’t inspire confidence,” Wall Street Journal, December 4, 2008.
“The first question revolves around Mr. Holder’s role in Bill Clinton’s pardon of fugitive financiers Marc Rich. Mr. Holder was involved. In 1999, President Clinton offered clemency to 16 Puerto Rican members of the terrorist FALN, despite a previous warning from Attorney General Janet Reno that the group posed an “ongoing threat” to U.S. security. Here again, Mr. Holder’s role seems to have been larger than he has let on. A 1999 New York Times report notes that Mr. Holder and Justice Department pardon attorney Roger Adams met in November 1997 with Democratic House Members to discuss the Puerto Rican case. Then there is Mr. Holder’s role, as U.S. Attorney, in the case of Hillary Clinton health czar Ira Magaziner. Mr. Magaziner, recall, had filed an affidavit insisting that “only federal government employees served as members” of Mrs. Clinton’s health-reform task force, a claim later demonstrated as untrue. In November 1994, federal Judge Royce Lamberth described Mr. Magaziner’s affidavit as “misleading, at best,” and he asked Mr. Holder to investigate Mr. Magaziner for perjury. In August 1995 Mr. Holder announced he would not do so, and even insisted on Mr. Magaziner’s innocence in an 18-page letter, despite acknowledging that Mr. Magaziner’s statements left him “open to charges that portions were inaccurate.” Two years later, Mr. Holder was sworn in as deputy AG.”
Also see: Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, March 29, 2011. “On March 29th, the head of the House Oversight Committee fired off a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her agency’s refusal to turn over documents and information about the ATF “gunwalking” scandal exposed by CBS News. “Given the gravity of this matter, this refusal is simply unacceptable,” reads the letter from Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).” Comprehensive coverage here:
248. “Linda Tripp, Starr Report, Part III, p. 4276, See July 28, 1998, p.48.
249. Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals,(Vintage, October 23, 1989), p. 25.
250. Stephen Labaton, “Hillary Clinton Turned $1,000 into $99,540 White House says,” New York Times, March 30, 1994.
251. Maureen Dowd, “The Whitewater Affair: News Analysis: ‘Sorry’ as a Political Weapon in the TV Age,” New York Times, April 23, 1994. Also watch CSPAN:Hillary’s press conference.
252. Lydia Saad, “Obama, Hillary Clinton Share “Most Admired” Billing,” Gallup, December 26, 2008. 253. A.W.R. Hawkins, “America’s Smartest Woman’ Is Making Us Look Stupid,” Human Events, April 1, 2009. Also see: Ton Fitton, “Judicial Watch Gets Hillarycare Docs… After 5-year Legal Battle,” Biggovernment.com, February 22, 2011.
254. Nicholas Kristof, “Obama the intellectual,” New York Times, October 17, 2008. Also see: Steven Erlanger and Sheryl Gay Stolberg, “Surprise Nobel for Obama Stirs Praise and Doubts,” New York Times, October 9, 2009.
255. Matthew Boyle, “GAO releases Obamacare waiver analysis, still no clear rhyme or reason to process,” The Daily Caller, June 15, 2011.
256. Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals, (Vintage, October 23, 1989), p. 99.
257. Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals, (Vintage, October 23, 1989), p. 84.
258. Jeff Mason, “Hillary Clinton calls Bosnia sniper story a mistake,” Reuters, March 25, 2008. See video here.
259. Jonathan Weisman, “Obama’s Uncle and the Liberation of Auschwitz,” Washington Post, May 27, 2008.
260. Priscilla Painton, “Clinton’s People: Bruce Lindsey,” Time Magazine, November 23, 1992.
261. Linda Tripp, Starr Report, Part III, June 30, 1998; p. 57-58.
262. Linda Tripp, Starr Report, Part III, June 30, 1998; p. 4045. See p. 57-58.
263. Robert Burns, “Linda Tripp conducting Pentagon Duties from Home,” Associated Press, February 26, 1998
Chapter 12: Pentagon: Dumping Ground for White House Misfits
264. U.S. Department of Defense. The Pentagon facts.
265. Greg Miller and Christi Parsons, “Leon Panetta is Obama’s pick for CIA director,” Los Angeles Times, January 6, 2009.
266. Lois Romano, “Gatekeepers of Hillaryland,” Washington Post, June 21, 2007.
267. “Narrative PT. II: Initial Sexual Encounters, Overview of Monica Lewinsky’s White House Employment,” Washington Post, 1998.
268. “Lewinsky and the first lady,” Associated Press, March 19, 2008. Also see: “Betty Currie: Innocent or enabler?” BBC News, February 10, 1999.
269. Starr Report, Evelyn Lieberman 1/30/98 GJ at 45. Also see Panetta 1/28/98 GJ at 143 describing precautions taken “to protect the President’s office and protect his integrity,” including preventing President from meeting alone with female acquaintances in circumstances that “could be misinterpreted”. Also see: A Chronology: Key Moments In the Clinton Impeachment,” CNN, September 29, 1998. Lieberman also told The New York Times the move was “due to inappropriate and immature behavior and inattention to work.”
270. Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals, (Vintage, October 23, 1989), p. 65.
271. Linda Tripp and Monica Lewinsky were not alone in receiving perks. During the Whitewater investigations after Webster Hubbell resigned from the Justice Department and was awaiting trial, he received seventeen consulting contracts totaling over $450,000 from President Clinton supporters. The independent counsel found that Hubbell “did little or no work for the money paid by his consulting clients.” Vernon Jordan, who headed President Clinton’s transition team, tried to secure jobs for both Hubbell and Lewinsky at Revlon. White House staffers Betty Currie and John Podesta also pitched in when they asked then United Nations Ambassador Bill Richardson to get Lewinsky a job.
272. Kenneth R. Bazinet, “Obama’s Ex-Green Jobs Czar Lands Quickly,” New York Daily News, September 9. 2009.
273. Ari Berman, “Van Jones Previews the American Dream Movement,” The Nation, June 23, 2011. See video here.
274. Lloyd Grove, “Clinton’s Human Shield,” Washington Post, September 16, 1998; p. D01. Linda agreed with Hillary’s close friend Lieberman recollection of Monica Lewinsky, who concluded that Monica stuck “to the president like a Post-It note.” 275. Richard Miniter, “What Clinton Didn’t Do… and when he didn’t do it,” Wall Street Journal, September 27, 2006.
276. Louis J. Freeh, “Remember Khobar Towers, Nineteen American heroes still await American Justice,” Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2003.
277. The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (Indexed Hardcover, Authorized Edition), (Barnes & Noble Publishing, Inc. 2004) p. 48, also see 3. in Chapter 2. The Foundation of the New Terrorism: Usama Bin Ladin, “Declaration of War Against the American’s Occupying the Land of the Two Holy Places,” August 23, 1996.
278. Interview Osama bin Laden, with ABC’s John Miller, PBS, May 1998.
279. The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (Indexed Hardcover, Authorized Edition), (Barnes $ Noble Publishing Inc. 2004), p.59.
280. Lloyd Grove, “Clinton’s Human Shield,” Washington Post, September 16, 1998, p. D01.
281. OIC Report: Narrative V via the New York Times on the web, 1998. 282. Executive Order 12968—Access to Classified Information: From the 1995 Presidential Documents Online via GPO Access [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:pd07au95_txt-20], [Page 1365-1373] August 2, 1995, p. 1369.
283. Andrew Morton, Monica’s Story (St. Martin’s Press, 1999), p. 107.
Chapter 13: Want to be Famous?
284. Art Harris and Michael Isikoff, “Jessica Hahn, On the Defensive; Her Claim of Sexual Inexperience is Disputed,” Washington Post, September 30, 1987. p. C1.
285. The Joint Civilian Orientation Conference media documents.
286. Linda Tripp, Starr Report, Part III, July 28, 1998, p. 4281, see p. 67.
287. Joe Goulden,Transcript: Bill Clinton and Gennifer Flowers – Audio Tapes, Accuracy In Media, March 20, 1992.
288. Peter Baker, “See Willey Tells of Clinton Advance,” Washington Post, March 16, 1998 versus Tripp Also see: Linda’s FBI interview in Starr Report. Also see: Michael Isikoff and Thomas Evan, “What do you do? Tell his boss?” Kathleen Willey’s vivid account of her alleged encounter with Clinton,” Newsweek, March 9, 1998. Also see: Excerpts From Kathleen Willey’s Interview with 60 Minutes, March 16, 1998.
289. Lee Smith, “Federal Trial Is a Starr Attraction,” Washington Post, May 3, 1999; p. B1.
290. “The Willey Letters,” Washington Post, Released on March 16, 1998.
291. Michael Isikoff, “A Twist in Jones v. Clinton,” Newsweek, August 11, 1997.
292. “Actress Who Claimed Sex with Bill says IRS is Hounding her,” The New York Post, January 13, 1999.
293. Carl Limbacher, “IRS Official to Judicial Watch: Clinton Enemies Were Audited,” Newsmax, April 23, 2002.
294. “The IRS Gets Political: The taxman goes after campaign donors,” Wall Street Journal, May 18, 2011.
Chapter 14: Crosshairs
Starr Report Via the Washington Post.Independent counsel Kenneth Starr’s report to the House on President Clinton. Editor’s Note: Some of the language in these documents is sexually explicit.
295. Andrew Morton, Monica’s Story, (St. Martin’s Press, 1999), p. 114-115.
296. Andrew Morton, Monica’s Story, (St. Martin’s Press, 1999), p, 121.
297. Andrew Morton, Monica’s Story, (St. Martin’s Press, 1999), p. 121.
298. Andrew Morton, Monica’s Story, (St. Martin’s Press, 1999), p. 124.
299. Monica Lewinsky, Starr Report, August 6, 1998, p. 796.
300. Monica Lewinsky, Starr Report, August 6, 1998.
301. “Fast and Furious” a “Catastrophic Disaster:” Border agents criticize weapons program,”‘ Chairman Darrell Issa, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, CSPAN, June 15, 2011. Also see: Michael A. Walsh, “Fast and Furious’ gets hotter for Holder,” New York Post, July 7, 2011. Also see: Stephen Dinan and Chuck Neubauer, “Issa: Obama admin intimidating witnesses in ATF gun probe,” Washington Times, July 26, 2011.
302. Linda Tripp, Larry King Live, CNN, February 16, 1999.
303. David Steitfeld, “Before Scandal, Tripp Wrote Book Proposal on Clinton Administration,” Washington Post, January 28, 1998; p D01.
304. Frank Greve, “Tripp Was Also taped and Nudged to Act,” Inquirer, Washington Bureau, October 2, 1998.
305. Linda Tripp, Starr Report, Part III, July 28, 1998, p. 4280, see p. 60-61(referring to conversation with Bruce Lindsey).
306. Starr Report, September 9, 1998.
307. Toby Harnden, “Obama administration ‘pressured Air Force general to change testimony,” The Telegraph, September 16, 2011.
Also see: Darren Samuelsohn, “Solyndra executives repeatedly invoke the Fifth, “ Politico, September 23, 2011. Also see: “White House Orders Review of Energy Department Loans in Wake of Solyndra Scandal,” Fox News, October 28, 2011.
“Subpoenaing the White House is a serious step that, unfortunately, appears necessary in light of the Obama administration’s stonewall on Solyndra,” they said in a statement, accusing the administration of not cooperating since the committee launched an investigation more than eight months ago. “What is the White House trying to hide from the American public? It is alarming for the Obama White House to cast aside its vows of transparency and block Congress from learning more about the roles that those in the White House and other members of the administration played in the Solyndra mess,” they said.
Also see: Dina Cappiello, “White House rebuffs subpoena on failed solar firm,” Associated Press, November 4, 2011.
308. “Willey says lawyer badgered her,” Associated Press, May 1999.
309. David P. Schippers, Sellout: The Inside Story of President Clinton’s Impeachment, (Regnery Publishing 2000), p. 115.
310. Linda Tripp, Starr Report, Part III, September 9, 1998, 07/28, 1998, p. 57.
311. Michael Isikoff, “Clinton and the Intern,” Newsweek (round up) February 2, 1998; p. 6.
312. Matt Drudge, “Tripp Turns on Clinton, Tells of Willey Episode,” Drudge Report, August 3, 1997. Also see: David Van Biema and Viveca Novak, “Clinton Crisis: Sparking the Scandal,” Time Magazine, February 2, 1998.
313. “Ex-Aide Subpoenaed in Paula Jones Case,” Los Angeles Times, August 4, 1997. “A former White House aide says another former worker, who has been subpoenaed in the Paula Jones sex harassment case, told her that President Clinton made sexual advances toward her in the White House, Newsweek reported. Jones’s lawyers subpoenaed the former worker, Kathleen E. Willey.”
314. David Streitfeld, “The Art of Publishing Sensations,” Washington Post, March 19, 1998. Also see: Roger Friedman, “The Devil Gets His Due: Michael Viner, RIP,” Showbiz 411, August 11, 2009.
“My favorite Viner anecdote, just so you get the flavor of the man: he had his rep call a hotel and lie about being from the accounting department of New York Magazine to get a journalist’s itemized phone bill. They wanted a list of the writer’s calls so they could figure out who his sources were. They got the list and called the sources! Some other great moments: he sued Heidi Fleiss for libel, and lost. During the trial he admitted on the stand to having an affair with a hooker. Nice.
Author’s note: Viner published the audio version of my first book collaboration, The Kid Stays In the Picture, and I can vouch for Kathleen that when it comes to Viner, the truth is open for negotiations.
315. Starr Report, 845-DC-00000190 (letter); Tripp 7/16/98 GJ at 85-88. Also see: Narrative Footnotes. From the independent counsel Kenneth Starr’s report to the House on President Clinton. 845-DC-00000190 (letter); Tripp 7/16/98 GJ at 85-88.
316. “Chronology Paula Jones Civil Suit,” New York Times, 1998.
317. Linda Tripp, Starr Report, Part III, July 7, 1998, p. 4144, see p. 133.
318. Linda Tripp, Starr Report, Part III, July 28, 1998; p. 4287, see p. 97.
319. Linda Tripp, Starr Report, Part III, p. 4276, see July 28, 1998, p. 46.
320. Maxim Lott, “Obama Administration Fires ATF Whistleblower,” Fox Nation, June 28, 2011.
321. “The Lewinsky Tapes,” Newsweek, January 24, 1998.
322. Linda Tripp, Starr Report, Part III, July 29, 1998; see p. 70.
323. “Lewinsky urged Tripp to lie,” BBC News, October 3, 1998. “Monica Lewinsky offered Linda Tripp money to lie about the former intern’s affair with President Clinton, according to transcripts of their taped conversations. “I would be indebted to you for life,” she said. “I would write you a cheque for the entire portion (of a condominium) I own in Australia.” In the taped conversations, Monica Lewinsky also says she was told to deny an affair with the president. In the transcripts, Ms Lewinsky says someone told her: “It doesn’t matter what anybody says, you just deny it.” However, she does not say who the advice came from. She says she feared for her life if she did not sign an affidavit denying having an affair with the president. The transcripts also reveal how Ms. Lewinsky became anxious as her affair with Bill Clinton became public. At one stage, Ms. Lewinsky says: “It’s just too – it’s too much for one person.”
324. Linda Tripp, Starr Report, Part III, August 20, 1998; p. 4364, see p. 17.
325. Linda Tripp, Starr Report, Part III, July 28, 1998, p. 88-89. Also see: Linda Tripp:
“I don’t expect as I presume I can now look forward and anticipate that these [tapes] would one day be public, not through my doing, but through other ways, I suppose and that that was not my intention . For her [Lewinsky] or me.”
326. Linda Tripp with Nancy Collins, “Linda Tripp, the George Interview,” George Magazine, December/January 2001. See: “Linda Tripp: “My family paid a huge price, but I would do it all over again.”
327. Linda Tripp, Starr Report, Part III, July 28, 1998, p. 4285, see p. 81. Also see: Linda Tripp, Starr Report, Part III, p. 4286, See July 28, 1998, p. 87. Linda also testified, “I’ve come to learn over time much more than I knew at the time—[their] own personal agenda that I was not really completely familiar with until the story [of President Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky] broke.” Also see: Elisabeth Bumiller, “The President’s Acquittal: The Agent; Tripp Friend Says She’s Proud of her Role,” New York Times, February 13, 1999.
328. Linda Tripp, Starr Report, Part III, p. 4364, August 20, 1998, see p. 17.
329. Peter Baker, “Linda Tripp Briefed Jones Team on Tapes, (after she had Federal immunity)” Washington Post, February 14, 1998, p. A01.
“One reason she may have cooperated with the Jones camp, Moody (Linda’s lawyer) said, was to avoid having to testify in a formal deposition about the Jones case, where Clinton’s attorneys would have had the chance to grill Tripp as well. Tripp had been subpoenaed by Jones’s lawyers, but may have been able to persuade them to withdraw it by submitting to a private interview. “My objective at the time was to get her out of being deposed and off their radar screen,” Moody said.”
Chapter 16: Politics of Personal Destruction
330. Neely Tucker, “Barack Obama, Camelot’s New Knight,” Washington Post, January 29, 2008.
331. Bill Daley, “Obama’s New Chief of Staff,” Associated Press, January 6, 2011.
Also see: “New Details Emerge About Sex Allegations Against Clinton,” CNN’s All Politics, January 23, 1998.
332. Jake Tapper, “Obama Offers Rahm Emanuel Job of White House Chief of Staff,” ABC News, November 5, 2008.
Also see: White House, President Clinton’s senior policy adviser, Rahm Emanuel, CNN Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer, January 25, 1998.
333. James Carville with Tim Russert, NBC’s Meet the Press, January 25, 1998.
334. Mary Bruce, “Hoffa on Tea Party: ‘Let’s Take These Sons of Bitches Out!” ABC News, September 5, 2011.
335. Michael A. Memoli, “Obama: Occupy Wall Street protests show American’s frustration,” Los Angeles Times, October 6, 2011. Also see: Melissa Jenco, “Bill Clinton: Wall Street protests can stir ‘positive debate,’ Chicago Tribune, October 11, 2011. Also see: DJ Redman, “Occupy Wall Street, L.A. and Chicago Protests are Nothing More Than a Front for the Obama 2012 Reelection Campaign,” Conservative Daily, October 3, 2011. Also see: Jim Hoft, “Nazis and Communists Throw Their Support Behind Occupy Wall Street Movements,” Gateway pundit, October 15, 2011.
336. White House press conference, January 26, 1998.
337. Monica S. Lewinsky’s affidavit signed on Jan. 7, 1998, and submitted to Paula Jones lawyers on Jan. 16, 1998.
338. Bill Clinton, The Oprah Winfrey Show, June 22, 2004.
339. David Maraniss, “First Lady’s Energy, Determination Bind a Power Partnership,” Washington Post, February 1, 1998; p. A01.
340. “In Midst of Storm, Hillary Clinton Keeps Outwardly Calm,” New York Times, Politics, January 27, 1998.
341. “The President under Fire;” Excerpts from Interview with Clinton on NBC, January 28, 1998.
342. Linday Barnes, “Suing the President: Ten years later, John Whithead looks back at Jones v. Clinton,” The Hook, January 24, 2008.
343. Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals, (Vintage, October 23, 1989), p. 117.
344. Michael Isikoff and Evan Thomas with Mark Hosenball, Karen Breslau and Daniel Klaidman, “The Secret War,” Newsweek Magazine, Special Report, February 9, 1998, p. 36.
345. Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals, (Vintage, October 23, 1989), p.130.
346. Carla Hall and Tami Abollah, “Private Eye to the Stars is Guilty,” Los Angeles Times, May 16, 2008.
347. Jane Mayer, “Portrait of a Whistleblower,” New Yorker Magazine, March 23, 1998.
348. “The Privacy Act of 1974,” Justice Department, updated September 26, 2003.
349. “Defense Department Settles with Linda Tripp,” Associated Press, November 3, 2003.
350. Josh Margolin, “Obama digging up dirt on potential opponent Chris Christie,” New York Post, May 23, 2011.
351. Jane Mayer, “Ink,” New Yorker Magazine, December 28, 1998.
352. OBL, London’s Al-Quds al-’Arabi, February 23, 1998.
353. National Organization for Women website.
354. Mary Dejevsky, “M is for Monica: an A to Zippergate of the affair,” The Independent, UK, August 4 1998.
355. Carol Lloyd, “Clinton Crisis, Gossip the most dangerous Drug of all,” Salon.com.
“First of all, chief snitch Linda Tripp — whose “evidence” amounts to gossip run amok-.”
356. Angie Cannon, “For Starr, his chance to speak, will he reverse a poor standing?” Inquirer Washington Bureau, November 19, 1998. “For the last year, Kenneth W. Starr has watched in near silence as his pursuit of a president launched criticism that he had become a sex-crazed, out-of-control prosecutor hurling the country toward unwanted impeachment hearings. Hillary Rodham Clinton called him part of a “vast, right-wing conspiracy” against her husband. Clinton stalwart James Carville said Starr came forth like the creature from the Black Lagoon.”
357. David S. Morgan, “Breitbart: Weiner offering limited version of truth,” CBS News, June 7, 2011.
358. Excerpt from OIC Tripp-Lewinsky tapes:
“I don’t know, Monica.
It’s just this nagging, awful feeling in the back of my head.”
“What if I didn’t have it?”
“Well, I know that. I’m just – I think it’s a blessing you do. It would be your insurance policy down the road. Or it could never be needed, and you can throw it away. But I – I never, ever want to read about you going off the deep end because someone comes out and calls you a stalker or something and … some, God Forbid, awful like that. And in this day and age… I don’t – I don’t trust anybody. Maybe I’m just being paranoid. If I am, indulge me.”
359. John Diamond, “Contrasting pictures of Lewinsky from Pentagon, White House,” Associated Press, January 1998.“A part of the White House strategy is to raise questions about the veracity of the woman who is heard telling a friend on a secretly recorded tape that she had sexual relations with the president. The issue of whether these encounters were real or fantasy, and whether Clinton or his close friend Vernon Jordan pressured Lewinsky to deny the affair in a sworn affidavit, lies at the center of controversy.”
360. Sidney Blumenthal testimony, Starr Report, p. 185.
361. Paul W. Valentine, “Maryland Jury to Probe Tripp’s taping,” Washington Post, July 8, 1998; p. A14.
362. Garance Franke-Ruta, “ACORN Sues O’Keefe, Giles and Breitbart.com,” Washington Post, September 23, 2009.
363. Toni Lacy and Paul W. Valentine, “Lack of Tapes Stymies Case Against Tripp,” Washington Post, November 6, 1998; p. B1.
364. “1998: US embassies in Africa bombed,” BBC, August 7, 2005.
Chapter 17: Oops
Final Report of the Independent Counsel In Re: Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan Association, Robert W. Ray, Independent Counsel, January 5, 2001.
365. Televised address, President Bill Clinton, August 18, 1998.
366. Starr Report excerpt, September 9, 1998, the historyplace.com.
367. The History Place-Impeachment of Bill Clinton.
368. “‘Clinton Lewinsky Effect’: Study Shows Students’ Changing Views of Oral Sex,” Huffingtonpost.com, updated June 6, 2010.
“Sexual definitions, the researchers hypothesized, were inevitably shaped by President Clinton’s famous “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” statement and the ensuing national discussion.“ Like President Clinton, adolescents and young adults often interpret these words with a degree of latitude, depending on whether they want to maintain an image of being sexually experienced or inexperienced,” the report explained. “Unlike respondents in the previous samples, our respondents were adolescents after the Clinton-Lewinsky era, which our comparisons of data over time suggest may have been a turning point in conceptualizations of oral-genital contact. The dramatic and sudden shift in attitudes toward oral-genital contact can therefore be termed the Clinton-Lewinsky effect.”
Also see: “Is it Sex or isn’t it? What young adults think about Oral “Sex,’” Guttmacher Institute, News Release, April 5, 2010.
369, Matt Drudge, “She Had Sex With Cigar: Media Struggles With Shocking New Claims of White House Affair,” Drudge Report, August 22, 1998.
370. “The New Goodnight Kiss: What you Don’t Know about Teen Sex,” ABC’s Good Morning America, May 2009.
371. David W. Freeman, “Oral sex now main cause of oral cancer: Who faces biggest risk?” CBC News Health Watch, February 23, 2011. Also see: Centers for Disease and Prevention, April 14, 2011.
Also see: “Swedish researcher finds resistant gonorrhea,” The Local (Sweden), July 11, 2011. “Scientists have for the first time found a strain of gonorrhea bacteria that is resistant to treatment with antibiotics, reported Magnus Unemo, the Swedish scientist who isolated the strain, at a conference about sexually transmitted diseases in Ottawa, Canada.”
372. “Colleges Victims Blame, Turn a Blind Eye to Sexual Assault,” NBC Today Show, May 19, 2011.
373. “Full Transcript of NBC Dateline report on Juanita Broaddrick,” Dateline NBC, January 1999. Also see: “An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton by Juanita Broaddrick, Do you remember?” October 15, 2000. Also see: Keating Holland, “Poll: Strong majority do not want Clinton removed from office,” CNN, January 11, 1999. Author’s note: I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Juanita Broaddrick. She is credible.
374. Juanita Broadrick, “An Open Letter To Hillary Clinton,” October 15, 2000.
“I remember it as though it was yesterday. I only wish that it were yesterday and maybe there would still be time to do something about what your husband, Bill Clinton, did to me. There was a political rally for Mr. Clinton’s bid for governor of Arkansas. I had obligated myself to be at this rally prior to my being assaulted by your husband in April, 1978. I had made up my mind to make an appearance and then leave as soon as the two of you arrived. This was a big mistake, but I was still in a state of shock and denial. You had questioned the gentleman who drove you and Mr. Clinton from the airport. You asked him about me and if I would be at the gathering. Do you remember? You told the driver, “Bill has talked so much about Juanita”, and that you were so anxious to meet me. Well, you wasted no time. As soon as you entered the room, you came directly to me and grabbed my hand. Do you remember how you thanked me, saying “we want to thank you for everything that you do for Bill”. At that point, I was pretty shaken and started to walk off. Remember how you kept a tight grip on my hand and drew closer to me? You repeated your statement, but this time with a coldness and look that I have seen many times on television in the last eight years. You said, “Everything you do for Bill”. You then released your grip and I said nothing and left the gathering. What did you mean, Hillary? Were you referring to my keeping quiet about the assault I had suffered at the hands of your husband only two weeks before? Were you warning me to continue to keep quiet? We both know the answer to that question …”
375. William J. Bennett, “What We Know,” Wall Street Journal, April 16, 1998.
376. “House impeached Clinton,” CNN, December 19, 1998.
377. Jack Shafer, “WikiLeaks, Hillary Clinton, and the Smoking Gun,” Slate, November 29, 2010.
378. Full Transcript of NBC Dateline report on Juanita Broaddrick with Lisa Myers, 1999.
379. Linda Tripp, “I am You” speech via CNN’s Larry King Live, transcript, December 1, 2003.
380. Linda Tripp, Starr Report, Part III, p. July 28, 1998, p. 71.
381. Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals, (Vintage, October 23, 1989), p. 128.
382. Eric Lichtblau, “Clinton Strikes Indictment deal; Case is dropped as President Admits to False testimony,” Los Angeles Times, January 20, 2001, Part A, National Desk, p. 1.
383. Mark Sherman, “Berger to Plead Guilty to Taking Materials,” Associated Press, April 1, 2005.
384. “Former Clinton Aide Pleads Guilty to Taking Classified Doc,” April 3, 2005, Fox News.
385. Robert W. Ray, Independent Counsel, Final Report of the Independent Counsel, March 6, 2002.
United States Attorney’s Manual, Title 9 § 9-27.220. “The Principals of Federal Prosecution set forth, a two-step process for determining whether charges should be sought. First, a prosecutor must determine whether the evidence is sufficient. Id. Second, a prosecutor must determine whether the matter still warrants a prosecution. Id. Moreover, because President Clinton was central to the Independent Counsel’s investigation under the jurisdictional mandate, the final report of that investigation must sufficiently detail President Clinton’s conduct and the legal evaluation of that conduct. See H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 103-511, at 19-20 (1994) (the Conference Committee” consider[ed] to be crucial a discussion of the conduct of the person for whom the independent counsel was appointed to office”).
Here, the Independent Counsel’s opinion that sufficient evidence existed to seek charges President Clinton is stated in this limited analytical context, and does not establish that a crime was in fact committed, which can only be done under our system of justice by a trier of fact after a constitutionally required trial, or by guilty plea. United States Attorneys’ Manual, Title 1 § 1-7.530 (B).
Also see, Robert Ray, Final Report of the Independent Counsel, March 6, 2002, p. 41-42.
Chapter 18: Free?
387. Bill Clinton, The Oprah Winfrey Show, June 22, 2004.
388. Paul W. Valentine, “Tripp Not Done with Jury Probe,” Washington Post, August 1, 1998, p.A11.
389. Helen Kennedy, “Md Prosecutors Drop Tripp Wiretapping Charges,” New York Daily News, May 25, 2000.
390. Amy Wallace, “Face-Off: The Confounding Case of Marchioni v. Keyes,” Los Angeles Magazine, September 2003.
391. Linda Tripp Press release. *
392. Richard Poe, “The Idiot’s Guide to Chinagate,” Newsmax, May 27, 2003.
393. Joseph Murtha, “The Long and Winding Road Continues,’ Linda Tripp.com. *
394. Josh Getlin, “Hillary Clinton Formally Announces Senate Campaign,” Los Angeles Times, February 7, 2000.
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395. Liz Smith, “Tripp Hustles Book Without Goldberg,” Newsday, July 17, 2000.“I suppose you thought you had heard the last of Linda Tripp, the woman who blew the whistle on Monica Lewinsky and President Clinton. But no. An independent agent in Los Angeles, Mike Hamilburg, is hustling a book proposition from Linda and claims she could actually produce her work before the November election. That’s a very dubious timetable.”
396. The Reliable Source, Lloyd Grove, Washington Post, July 28, 2000; Page C03. (See: THIS JUST IN …)
398. “Linda Tripp Says She Has No Regrets,” Associated Press, December 11, 2000. Also see: “No Regrets for Linda Tripp,” Newmax.com, December 12, 2000.
399. Joseph F. Conner, “FALN, Holder, and Obama: The Price Paid by One ‘Ordinary American,’ Human Events, August 20, 2008. Also see: “Clinton’s Rosenberg Case, Before we “move on,” National Review, March 19, 2001. Also see: Jessica Reaves, “Pardongate Play-by-Play,” Time Magazine, February 27, 2001.
Also see: Jad Mouawad, “Book on Marc Rich Details His Iran Oil Deals,” New York Times, October 15, 2009. Also see: “Tripp: I Could Have Spared Bill Pardongate Woes,” Newsmax.com, February 25, 2001 reporting interview Linda Tripp had with Fox News’ Hannity and Colmes. http://www.newsmax.com/archive/2001/2/25/74344
400. Nancy Collins, CBS’s Entertainment Tonight, January 12, 2001. “In fact she [Linda Tripp] is a million dollars in debt to her lawyers.” Also see: Linda Tripp Interview with Nancy Collins, ABC News 20/20, January 11, 2001. Author’s note: A colleague at ABC’s 20/20 (when I called to warn them) confirmed what I knew, that although Linda’s criminal indictment was dropped long ago, her criminal lawyer Joe Murtha was still running the interview and was indeed ‘very controlling.’ Also see: “Linda Tripp Interview with Nancy Collins,” ABC News 20/20, January 11, 2001. Also see: John Solomon, “In Journalism, “Exclusive Isn’t So Exclusive Any More,” NPR, April 14, 2001.
“Throughout the programming day of February 21st, Fox News Channel ran a promo promising an “exclusive” interview with Linda Tripp on its talk show “Hannity and Colmes.”Fox made that claim despite the fact that Tripp had been interviewed by Charles Gibson the day before on ABC’s “Good Morning America”. It was also a month after ABC’s newsmagazine 20/20 had promoted its own interview with Tripp with correspondent Nancy Collins as an “Exclusive”. Exclusive — even though Collins also interviewed Tripp for the December issue of George magazine, which of course prominently slapped “Exclusive” on its cover. In journalism, the word exclusive isn’t all that exclusive any more.
Also see: Liz Smith, “Tripp Tells Shocking Stuff: George Magazine Interview,” Newsday, December 18, 2000. Also see: Nancy Collins on CNN’s Larry King, “Linda Tripp Returns: What Does She have to Say?” Aired December 19, 2000.
401. Linda Tripp with Nancy Collins, “Linda Tripp, the George Interview, I’d Do It All Over Again,” George Magazine, December/January 2001.
402. Linda Tripp with Nancy Collins, “Linda Tripp, the George Interview, I’d Do It All Over Again,” George Magazine, December/January 2001. Also see Linda on CNN’s Larry King, February 9, 2001.
403. Linda Tripp, Starr Report, Part III, June 30, 1998; p. 4045, see p. 57-58.
404. David Pace, “Linda Tripp Fired From Pentagon Job,” Associated Press, January 19, 2001. “Linda Tripp, whose secret tape recordings spurred the impeachment of President Clinton, was fired Friday after she refused to resign like other political appointees.”
405. “Broke, Tripp seeks donations,” New York Post, August 24, 2001. Also see: Marianne Means, “Linda Tripp just won’t go away, “Hearst Newspapers, June 28, 2001.”She laments in her letter that she owes $2 million in legal fees and “I now find myself with no money for rent, transportation, food, heat and utilities and other basics of life. In her fund-raising appeal she says, “What I have suffered and endured for telling the truth I would not wish on even my worst enemy. . . . (But) “in the end, if I have nothing else, I have my integrity. I am not defeated.” Also see:
Tripp mails letter to supporters, seeks money, job with Bush, CNN, August 22, 2001.
406. “Defense Department settles with Linda Tripp,” Associated Press, November 3, 2003.
407. Amplified Bible Footnotes, Numbers 20:12.
408. White House memo addressed to Harold Ickes, January 27, 1998.*
409. Harold Ickes, Starr Report Part I, June 10, 1989, p. 1535 at p.69.
410. President George H.W. Bush, Executive Order 12731 of October 17, 1990, “The Principles of Ethical Conduct For Government Officers and Employees.”
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