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Clinton 'Pardon Brokerage' Targeted

Judicial Watch, a public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, filed a formal request with the U.S. Department of Justice, calling for a criminal investigation into the reported activities of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and her brother, Anthony D. Rodham; former President Clinton, and Vonna Jo Gregory, former owner of the carnival company United Shows International.

"There is now sufficient reason . . . for the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an investigation into Mr. Rodham?s unlawful pardon brokerage activities,? Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton wrote in a letter to Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher. "It is . . . apparent that the reason for the payment of ?loans? to Mr. Rodham by United Shows and Edgar and Vonna Jo Gregory was a quid pro quo to influence President Clinton to issue the pardons.?


It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the legal system although since it was initiated the media doesn't seem to be keeping up with it.
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(NT) Has the AttY General taken any action? Been 3 months.

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Been longer than that...

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as the Judicial Watch investigation was launched in January 2001 and in in July of 2006, Anthony Rodham was barred from accessing the $142,000 he had in his bank account.

In November Judicial Watch was awarded $25,000 "in final settlement of Judicial Watch?s ?Pardongate? lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Judicial Watch received the award on November 21, 2006 to compensate the nonprofit educational organization for its attorney time and expense in challenging DOJ?s improper withholding of records regarding former President Clinton?s controversial, last-minute pardons." http://www.judicialwatch.org/6051.shtml

You can read more about it at this link (which has several links to specific actions).

It doesn't reflect very well on either the Clinton Admin nor on the Bush Admin (apolitical legal matter) and is still ongoing although the media doesn't see it as newsworthy of anything but space filler material.

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With the evidence...

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... that was said to have been presented to the Atty. General, one would think that it wouldn't take that long to verify, assuming it is verifiable.

I like Atty. General Gonzales, my favorite appointment. Thus I am moved to believe that had he considered it worthy of his time and the $$$$$$ from the taxpayers, he would have taken action. Or maybe he will later, but I believe it would be strictly for cause. Maybe, just maybe, he has bigger fish to fry than going after relatives of that family or them, which could be seen as politically motivated.

Anyway, I leave these sorts of things in the hands of those who know more than I do, so will not judge.

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I don't understand

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Why is the Bush administration so determined to withhold the documentation in spite of several rulings against him?


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That is a rather poor question to ask me, ...

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but a real good one to ask all those biased "investigative reporters" such as Dan Rathers and Olberman who are not reporting on it.

Could it be that they don't want the public aware because they already know?

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Why is the onus on Rather and Olberman?

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You make your comment as if they are responsible for all of journalism and it is upon them to lead the reporting of issues that you would like publicized?

What about Hume, O'Reily and Hannity?

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