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Pardongate

by C1ay / December 13, 2004 10:03 PM PST

Let's not forget what a fine job (choke, cough) Clinton did on the way out the door.

U.N. Oil for Food Scandal: The Marc Rich Connection

To say that just before Bill Clinton left office in January 2001 he exercised his privilege of granting presidential pardons is something of an understatement. With 176 criminals given pardons and commuted sentences in a single day, one might envision an ?exercise? as frenetic as Richard Simmons on crack cocaine and Jolt Cola...

Somewhere in the horde of Clinton pardon recipients was financier Marc Rich. In 1983, Rich was indicted on evading more than $48 million in taxes. He was also charged with 51 counts of tax fraud, tax evasion, wire fraud, racketeering, and making illegal oil deals with Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis. Rich suffered terribly for his crimes?if you call living well on one?s ill-gotten gains in Switzerland while fighting extradition proceedings ?suffering.? Denise Rich, now his ex-wife, donated an estimated $1 million to Democrat causes, including $70,000 to Hillary Clinton?s Senate campaign and $450,000 to the Clinton Presidential Library fund. Denise Rich was called to testify before Congress as to whether her donations and contributions were in fact payment for her husband?s pardon. She pleaded the Fifth Amendment...


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Oh, the legacy.

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Hey! You've got to pay for the library.
by Kiddpeat / December 13, 2004 10:18 PM PST
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The part I liked was stripping furniture and dishes out of the White House and Air Force One. I thought I was watching the Beverly Hillbillies.

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As if the Bushies would have sat on the furniture
by crowsfoot / December 14, 2004 12:31 PM PST
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(NT) (NT) That cover pretty much sums up the Clinton Presidency
by EdH / December 14, 2004 6:01 PM PST
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Re: Pardongate
by MKay / December 13, 2004 11:12 PM PST
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Clay,Like his actions were unique to him or his party!!!!!!!!! Let's move on. Time to start arguing about who will be running in'08 and tearing them down and apart. Happy

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Re: Pardongate
by C1ay / December 13, 2004 11:19 PM PST
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I was just highlighting his contribution to the Oil-For-Food scandal which is a current event IIRC...

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The analogy provided
by MarciaB / December 13, 2004 11:27 PM PST
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using Richard Simmons:
"...one might envision an ?exercise? as frenetic as Richard Simmons on crack cocaine and Jolt Cola..."

'bout made me spit my coffee on my KB!! LOL

Grin

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I may be a left wing Democrat but all this sticks in MY craw
by Ziks511 / December 14, 2004 7:56 AM PST
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Rob B

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(NT) (NT) The conservatives didn't appreciate it much either.
by Kiddpeat / December 14, 2004 12:55 PM PST
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Instead of paranoia the new disease
by gearup / December 14, 2004 9:40 PM PST

is called Clintonoia. The compulsive ideologues in here cant help themselves so it must be a disease they suffer from...or is it sleight of hand to make others look the other way while their favorite political hack stuffs other pockets!

I suppose saying "get real" will have less effect than a maintenance dose of Thorazine (good old days)! Clinton was a bum in many ways. So was Richard Nixon. And Bush? The less said the better!

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Well your insinuations aside ...
by Evie / December 14, 2004 11:41 PM PST

... I doubt highly that many (if anyone) people think Clinton knew of the alleged Rich involvment in the OFF scandal when he pardoned him. But don't you think that given the amount of money he and Hillary have amassed from books and speeches, he ought to return the Library contributions to reinstate the appearance of propriety? Especially if it now comes to light that Rich money was obtained at the expense of the Iraqi people?

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(NT) (NT) Bill and Hillary give money back!? Snowball's chance in
by Kiddpeat / December 15, 2004 12:36 AM PST
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One thing Bush would never in a million years do
by Dragon / December 15, 2004 12:21 AM PST

Is pardon a number of FALN terrorists. Jimmy Carter was just as bad -- he not only pardoned the guy who shot up Congress and tried to assasinate Truman, he sent a letter asking Clinton to pardon these FALN bombers.

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