U.S. Politics, Abuse of Power, Corruption
The past is prologue. Bill and Hillary Clinton called Whitewater a politically motivated “witch hunt.” President Donald Trump called the Russia probe a politically motivated “witch hunt/hoax.”
In both cases, friends and associates were indicted and went to prison. In both cases, prosecutors declined to prosecute the principals (for different reasons), despite having evidence to do so.
Updated April 2019. Read Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s report here.
This is the book the Clintons and the extreme right don’t want you to read. Who is the Whistleblower? It’s not who you think it is.
Take a look inside: Chapter One: Under Siege
The Whistleblower chronicles how Washington’s politicians have established a special justice system with special rights reserved for themselves. It gives the reader a front-row seat to the Clinton White House through impeachment and life after through Linda Tripp’s account.
The story reveals a disturbing truth: the strategies and tactics that protected the Clinton White House from prosecution have reemerged and are being used today. These corrupting games played at the highest levels make a mockery out of the rule of law and chip away at the foundation of the justice system.
Investigative journalist Marinka Peschmann fires a badly needed warning shot that puts the corrupt on notice and provides encouragement to those who expect and deserve better of their public servants. Her work reads like a morality play—an allegory for our era offering a far greater message for America and a path to redemption for America’s political system through its often-surprising exposé of well-known (Linda Tripp) and less-known characters of the Clinton era.
The Whistleblower begins before the indictments of the Clinton White House were abandoned as yesterday’s news and the legal resolve for convictions had been exhausted. In doing so, the door remained open for corruption to occur in future administrations.
This is why former President Donald Trump was elected
The Whistleblower could be rewritten by essentially swapping former President Donald Trump’s name with the Clintons with their respective investigations and impeachment(s).
When abuses of power and misconduct are acceptable when it’s your political-party-politician, but indefensible when it’s the political-party-politician you dislike, justice, decency, and the rule of law become warped.
It metastasizes and spreads into society and institutions like cancer jeopardizing democracy. The truth is not left or right. History has repeated itself.
Will we learn the lessons this time or repeat them?
UPDATE: Thank you FX’s Impeachment: American Crime Story for making it okay to finally be able to talk about Linda Tripp’s experience in the Clinton White House that culminated in impeachment and beyond. Yes, #Metoo, intimidation, and the subornation of perjury + started decades ago.
Sarah Paulson’s performance of Linda Tripp is excellent. Linda was funny in real life, and serving at the White House was her greatest honor and privilege. May she RIP.