On Mon, 12 Mar 2018 21:12:41 -0400, M.I.Wakefield says...
Post by M.I.Wakefield
It's not the porn-star screwing that's the issue, it's the cover-up
Really... did you just SAY that?
Do you REALLY wanna go into the deep waters of all of the Clinton cover-
ups to date?
"I did not have sexual relations with that woman."
Here are just a few:
Ya, no cover ups here, no urine sample.
Allegation: The granddaddy of all Clinton scandals surfaced during Bill
Clinton's bid for the presidency. It centered on financial contributions
by Bill and Hillary Clinton into a real estate entity known as Whitewater
Development Corporation during his time as an Arkansas state official.
Eventually, the Justice Department and independent counsel launched
Outcome: Neither Bill nor Hillary Clinton faced prosecution for their
involvement in Whitewater. But their public statements about the matter,
and the handling of documents that went missing and later reappeared, came
under intense scrutiny. Their partners in the real estate investment were
Jim McDougal and his then-wife Susan. Jim McDougal was convicted of fraud
charges for making bad loans and he died of heart disease in a Texas
prison. Susan was convicted of fraud in connection with obtaining a
$300,000 federally-backed small business loan. She refused to answer grand
jury questions in the Whitewater affair and was held in contempt of court,
spending 18 months in jail. Bill Clinton pardoned her before he left the
White House in early 2001.
Allegation: Not long after Bill Clinton entered the White House, in May
1993, seven workers in the travel office were fired. The White House
attributed the ouster to ethics and financial record-keeping problems in
the office. Critics said the Clintons got rid of government workers to
make room for cronies. The FBI was tapped to investigate.
Outcome: The Justice Department, at least one congressional panel, and
special prosecutors all probed the reason for the firings. Independent
Counsel Ken Starr found no blame rested with Bill Clinton. Another
independent counsel scrutinized Hillary Clinton's involvement and
statements about the firings but seven years after the event, he found no
basis to bring any charges against her.
Vince Foster Death, 1993
White House aide Vince Foster was found dead at a Virginia park.
Allegation: White House lawyer Vince Foster was found dead in a Virginia
park in 1993. Republican lawmakers and conservative interest groups
suggested foul play in the death, perhaps tied to swirling ethics
investigations of the Clintons that Foster had handled. In a document
found in his briefcase, Foster wrote, "I was not meant for the job or the
spotlight of public life in Washington. Here ruining people is considered
Outcome: Investigators and family members said Foster had struggled with
depression and fears about keeping his security clearance if he sought
help for the problem. Multiple investigations by the FBI, the Justice
Department and special prosecutors concluded that Foster died at his own
Paula Jones/Monica Lewinsky, 1994
President Clinton embraces Monica Lewinsky and other guests at a White
House lawn party in 1996.
Allegation: Former Arkansas employee Paula Jones sued Bill Clinton for
civil money damages in 1994 alleging that Clinton had propositioned her in
a Little Rock hotel room years earlier. Clinton fought the case, but the
Supreme Court ruled that the lawsuit could proceed. In the course of the
long and bitter litigation, Jones' lawyers identified other women with
whom Bill Clinton allegedly had intimate relationships. They included
Gennifer Flowers, a cabaret singer whose contacts with Clinton were
detailed in a tabloid report, and former White House intern Monica
Outcome: In a deposition for the Jones civil lawsuit, in early 1998, Bill
Clinton denied having "sexual relations" with Lewinsky. Her name had
already come to the attention of Independent Counsel Ken Starr, who sought
her cooperation in his own investigation. Months later, in front of a
federal grand jury, Clinton acknowledged the personal relationship with
Lewinsky and later appeared on television to offer a public apology. The
statement failed to head off a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives
to impeach the president. Clinton settled the Jones lawsuit for $850,000
but he did not acknowledge wrongdoing. In February 1999, the U.S. Senate
acquitted Clinton of perjury and obstruction of justice.
Allegation: Investigators delving into a different scandal found hundreds
of FBI files on former White House workers. The information also covered
the backgrounds of Republicans in Congress.
Outcome: Two staff members who obtained the files quit their jobs. An
independent counsel uncovered no wrongdoing by the Clintons themselves.
Allegation: Extremists seized the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi,
Libya, in on Sept. 11, 2012, killing Ambassador Chris Stevens and three
other Americans. Members of Congress have accused Clinton of offering
misleading comments about the nature of the attack and failing to protect
Outcome: The House Select Committee on Benghazi interviewed Clinton in an
11-hour-long hearing last year but it has not yet issued a public report
on its findings. The work of the committee has been criticized as partisan
by House Democrats. Their suspicions were fueled by remarks from House
Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, who publicly suggested the panel's
work had helped drive down Clinton's poll numbers in the presidential
race. An investigation by the Accountability Review Board outlined
"systematic" security failings by managers at the State Department.
Earlier work by other congressional committees found that intelligence
analysts had shifting views about the nature and motivation for the
Clinton Foundation, 2015
Allegation: Republican lawmakers and watchdog groups have asked whether
Clinton Foundation, established in 1997, engaged in conflicts of interest
or quid pro quo deals during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of
state. Speeches by both Bill and Hillary Clinton to private groups and
foreign governments have also been called into question. Iowa Sen. Charles
Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and
conservative watchdogs at Judicial Watch are investigating the matters.
Outcome: Congressional and outside investigations are ongoing. Republican
lawmakers have asked whether the FBI is in
Private Email Server, 2015
Allegation: The FBI and Justice Department are investigating whether
Clinton's private email server compromised government secrets during her
tenure at the State Department.
Outcome: FBI agents are continuing their work on the investigation and
have interviewed several of Clinton's top aides. Clinton has said she will
cooperate as well. The State Department inspector general recently
concluded that Clinton did not follow the rules for safeguarding
information, that she had not asked for approval to use the private
server, and would not have been granted permission had she sought it.
Ya, no cover ups here, no urine samples.
Wanna make a Conservative mad? Tell him a lie.
Wanna make a Liberal mad? Tell him the truth about shithole countries
where most of their voters are from.