DOWNSIDE LEGACY AT TWO DEGREES OF PRESIDENT CLINTON
SECTION: THE STORY OF A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE
SUBSECTION: JUDICIAL WATCH
Revised 1/8/01

JUDICIAL WATCH LAWSUITS

"Smoking gun" documents:

Additional evidence was provided by Nolanda Hill, close confidante and business partner of late Commerce Secretary Ron Brown. In a sworn affidavit to Judical Watch and in court testimony, Ms. Hill has testified to the following:

 

Klayman claims that "with Ms. Hill's uncontroverted testimony providing the capstone to its investigation, Judicial Watch has proven beyond all reasonable doubt that, not only was the Clinton administration engaged in an unlawful scheme to sell seats on Commerce Department trade missions in exchange for campaign contributions, but that a criminal cover-up was ordered by President Clinton's top aides to thwart Judicial Watch's court-ordered investigation and to hide the culpability of the President, Mrs. Clinton, the Clinton Administration and the DNC, for their use of Commerce Department trade missions as a political fundraising vehicle." The China connection and China's plan to "influence the electoral process and spy on American interests must begin with an examination of the operations of President Clinton's Commerce Department," the report says. Many of the key figures associated with the "Chinagate" scandal and its breaches of national security all had direct connections to the department:

Wang Jun, the powerful Chinese Communist "princeling" and friend of Clinton fund-raiser Charlie Trie, met with Brown shortly after attending a fund-raising coffee with President Clinton. The same day as Wang Jun's meeting with Secretary Brown, President Clinton signed a controversial waiver allowing Schwartz's Loral to work with the Chinese on launching a satellite into space.

James and Mochtar Riady's Lippo Group, in addition to benefiting from ex-employee John Huang's placement at Commerce, benefited directly from deals negotiated by him on Commerce Department trade missions. Huang was the "top priority for placement" in the new Clinton administration by the Lippo Group, the Jakarta-based business conglomerate that has substantial dealings and joint operations with the Chinese Government, and is headed by the Riady family. James and Mochtar Riady have been longtime friends and strong financial supporters of the Clintons dating back to when President Clinton was the attorney general of Arkansas. The Riadys are believed by U.S. authorities to "have had a long-term relationship with a Chinese intelligence agency." Before being placed at Commerce, Huang was the top U.S. executive for Lippo, and "the political power that advise[d] the Riady family on issues and where to make contributions"

The DNC, the recipient of most of the foreign money, coordinated with the Commerce Department and White House to sell seats on the taxpayer-financed trade missions.

"Judicial Watch also uncovered the removal by Ira Sockowitz, an official at the Clinton Commerce Department and confidante of alleged Chinese agent John Huang, of top secret documents (from the Commerce Department) relating to satellite encryption and intelligence reports on China, Russia and India," the report says. "These documents have since been impounded by court order."

Klayman adds: "The sensitivity of this information is immeasurable -- encryption data are used by U.S. intelligence to keep instructions sent to communication satellites, including instructions for nuclear missiles, secret. Undoubtedly, the documents Sockowitz took with him contained information extremely vital to U.S. national security -- and likewise invaluable to rival nations. Despite this alarming security breach, the Clinton Justice Department decided in a matter of only weeks without any real investigation, that there was no case against Sockowitz. It came to this astonishing conclusion without even questioning (Commerce Department General Counsel Ginger) Lew or his replacement at OGC, Jeffrey May." To date, according to Klayman, Judicial Watch lawyers have been the only investigators to question John Huang under oath. Furthermore, Klayman states that since the deposition of John Huang under oath in October 1996, "it has been learned, largely contrary to his sworn testimony, that Huang:
Raised money for the DNC while at the Commerce Department;

 

 

9/30/98 Freeper summary about Perjury ".Prominent among these is Melissa Moss, the key Clinton fundraiser at the Commerce Department. Moss falsely testified at her October 10, 1996 deposition that fundraising was not a factor in selecting participants for Commerce Department trade missions, and that she did not conduct fundraising out of the Commerce Department for the DNC.(238) Ms. Hill reviewed Moss's videotaped deposition testimony and swore in her affidavit that Moss did not tell "the truth in response [to] a number of questions concerning Commerce Department trade missions, as well as other representations she has made under oath."(239) In addition to having seen letters on Commerce Department stationary under Moss' signature concerning the sale of seats on Commerce Department trade missions,(240).Further evidence of Moss's illegal fundraising activities on behalf of the DNC and the President's re-election campaign(242) came from the files of the Clinton Commerce Department. A series of letters from prospective and actual trade mission participants, and internal memoranda from top Commerce officials, show that political contributions were indeed a factor.(243) On April 8, 1994, businessman Ko Saribekian, a participant in the Clinton Commerce Department trade mission to Russia, wrote Secretary Brown to thank him. Obviously referring to the expected political contributions, Saribekian wrote: Again I thank you and your exceptional team for the opportunity to participate and I look forward to repaying the generosity of Department of Commerce in some way in the months ahead. Melissa and I are keeping in touch about the latter.(244) It thus seems quite clear that Moss was using the Commerce Department trade missions for political fundraising to benefit President Clinton. It also seems quite clear that Moss continuously lied about this activity and worked to cover it up.."

9/30/98 Freeper summary about Perjury ".It is also beyond dispute that John Huang, the DNC fundraiser and Commerce official now believed by many to be an intelligence agent for the Chinese Government,(245) also perjured himself at his October 29, 1996 deposition. Before moving to the DNC, Huang was Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Economic Policy at the Clinton Commerce Department. At his October 29, 1996 deposition, Huang testified that he was, in effect, little more than a "budget clerk" at the Clinton Commerce Department.(246) Subsequent revelations indicate he was much more. In fact, it is now clear that Huang participated in the planning of Clinton Commerce Department trade missions,(247) and had extensive telephone contacts with Asian and American businesspeople, diplomats and lawyers, many of whom, such as Webster Hubbell and Joe Giroir, had ties to Huang's former employer, the Lippo Group.(248) Huang also participated in numerous departmental meetings concerning Asia policy,(249) and even received frequent intelligence briefings.(250) These revelations indicate Huang was not "walled-off" while at the Clinton Commerce Department, contrary to the obviously false, public testimony of former Commerce Official Jeffrey Garten before Senator Fred Thompson's Government Affairs Committee, which investigated some of the various fundraising issues arising from the 1996 federal elections. In addition, at his deposition Huang testified that he kept virtually no records at the Clinton Commerce Department.(251) Although he was under subpoena, Huang produced no documents at his deposition.(252) He stated that his notes were thrown away, his reports were destroyed, his computer files were erased and that copies of his correspondence were not kept.(253) However, subsequent news reports, including a report in the December 30, 1996 edition of The New York Times,(254) portray Huang as a "pack rat" who left the Clinton Commerce Department with and kept "bulging files." Moreover, at the March 19, 1997 deposition of Huang's secretary, Ms. Janice Stewart, she admitted that Huang kept detailed desk diaries that documented his activities at the Clinton Commerce Department day-by-day and hour-by-hour.(255) No desk diaries were produced to Judicial Watch until Ms. Stewart made them known more than two (2) years after Judicial Watch's FOIA requests. When copies of these desk calendars were eventually produced to Judicial Watch, they were illegible in many places and therefore essentially useless. Indeed, to this day, the Public Integrity Section of the Clinton Justice Department, which maintains the originals of Huang's diaries, has refused to produce them for inspection and copying, despite a court subpoena requiring their production.(256)."

From Larry Klayment 9/30/98 "On behalf of everyone at Judicial Watch, thank you for your kind comments and support. For your information, before Judiciary Committee Chairman Hyde held his press conference Monday and said his committee would review our report, he knew it was coming. In fact, it had already been delivered and accepted at his Judiciary Committee office before he spoke. In addition, Congressman Barr appeared with me at the press conference we gave after Congressman Hyde made his remarks on his willingness to consider Judicial Watch's evidence. Speaker Gingrich also was notified in advance of the Interim Report's delivery to the Hill. Yesterday, Hyde announced the impeachment inquiry would go beyond Monicagate to include Chinagate, Filegate, and many of the other "gates" we discussed in our report. Finally, we provided copies for the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee and hope we can find some (or even one) who wants to play a role in obtaining justice. If you know of any, please let me know.."

AP 12/16/98 ".Linda Tripp, whose secret tapes of Monica Lewinsky sparked expansion of an independent counsel's investigation of President Clinton, has testified that she saw confidential FBI files ``piled'' on tables and floors at the White House when she worked there, according to a lawyer. Her deposition was taken Monday by Judicial Watch as part of the organization's $90 million lawsuit against the White House. ``Mrs. Tripp's testimony speaks for itself and puts to rest the lie that Filegate was an innocent mistake,'' Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman said in a statement. The investigation has centered on accusations that White House officials ordered the FBI to deliver more than 900 background reports on officials from two prior Republican administrations. The White House has denied any wrongdoing and President Clinton has referred to obtaining the files as ``an honest, bureaucratic snafu.'.."

CNN 12/15/98 Ted Barrett ".Linda Tripp believes her onetime friend Monica Lewinsky threatened her days before Tripp filed an affidavit in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case about Lewinsky's affair with President Bill Clinton. The threat, in the form of a list of people close to the Clintons who have died in recent years, was placed on Tripp's Pentagon chair by Lewinsky, according to a sworn deposition that Tripp provided a Washington watchdog group Monday. Tripp considered the list a threat because, at the time, Lewinsky knew Tripp was planning to testify about Lewinsky's affair with Clinton, according to a source close to Tripp. The source says Tripp believes it was Lewinsky who left her the list because Lewinsky later telephoned Tripp asking if she found it. At the time of the alleged threat, Tripp had "overall fear for her personal safety and her job," according to the source. "There were a great number of instances that her fears were justified." The source refused to elaborate and U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth sealed information related to threats against Tripp..Tripp testified she saw waist-high stacks of files in White House lawyer Jim Kennedy's office. She said she read the names of several former Bush administration officials on the file jackets. She testified overhearing Kennedy and White House aide Marcia Scott discussing loading the files into the White House database and, at the direction of the first lady, sharing the data with the Democratic National Committee. According to the source close to Tripp, Tripp has never been certain that any of the files she saw or heard discussions about were, in fact, the illegally obtained FBI files.."

Judicialwatch.org 12/22/98 ".A federal court has granted leave to the public interest group Judicial Watch to redepose John Huang, a central figure in the Chinagate scandal and close friend of President Clinton. Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman first questioned Huang back in October, 1996 about his knowledge of documents evidencing the sale of Clinton Commerce Department trade mission seats in exchange for campaign contributions. To this day, only Judicial Watch investigators have questioned Huang under oath. Examining Huang's sworn testimony in the Judicial Watch case, the Court found that "little of his deposition testimony is particularly credible, in light of the evidence now available." Not only can Judicial Watch further question Huang, but the court ordered Attorney General Janet Reno to provide Judicial Watch with a legible of copy of Huang's desk diary. The Court rulings were issued today in Judicial Watch's ongoing lawsuit against the Commerce Department over the sale of its taxpayer-funded trade mission seats in exchange for political contributions to the DNC and Clinton-Gore campaign. "The Court's rulings speak for themselves. But as we've been saying all along, the Clinton Commerce Department obstructed justice, defied court orders, and destroyed evidence rather divulge documents pointing to the illegal sale of taxpayer services by the Clinton Administration," said Larry Klayman. The court also found that Judicial Watch's discovery revealed evidence the Clinton Commerce Department "had illegally destroyed and removed from its custody responsive documents, apparently in an attempt to circumvent the disclosure requirements of the FOIA [Freedom of Information Act] and the orders of this Court.".."

Judicial Watch 12/22/98 Judicial Watch Press Release "..Judicial Watch today demanded that the President Bill Clinton call off his dogs. Responding to a Tuesday Los Angeles Times report that Clinton "regaled" a group at the White House with the details of a letter from pornographer Larry Flynt to Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, Judicial Watch Chairman and General Counsel Larry Klayman noted that "this is further powerful circumstantial evidence that Flynt is in league with President Clinton." Other media outlets have reported that Flynt, in his effort to destroy Republicans such as Congressman Bob Livingston, is using a private investigative firm in Washington, DC composed of former CIA and FBI agents. "This almost certainly is the President's private investigative firm IGI, run by Terry Lenzner with the aid of Larry Potts, who left the FBI under a cloud," noted Klayman. "We deposed the Clinton private eyes in our Filegate suit. Lenzner, President Clinton's private investigator, refused to say whether anyone ever asked him to use FBI files. The President then personally intervened in our lawsuit to try to prevent us from getting answers to this and other key questions. James Carville, who works closely with the White House, produced evidence in our Filegate suit that he was looking at the sex lives of investigators and had a connection to Lenzner. And George Stephanopoulos, who talked of a Clinton "Ellen Rometsch strategy" back in February (a strategy which historically referred to the use of FBI files for political blackmail), will be redeposed on his apparently incomplete document production in our Filegate lawsuit soon," Klayman added. "In the meantime, Clinton should publicly denounce the activities of Flynt/Carville and fire his private investigators," Klayman concluded. "This Oval Office-directed smear machine, which is believed to involve the use of government files, must be exposed and stopped."."

Judicial Watch 1/5/99 ".In her continuing deposition testimony in the lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch against the Clinton Administration, Hillary Clinton and others over Filegate, Linda Tripp volunteered testimony Tuesday that she saw what she would later come to believe were the infamous Rose Law Firm billing records in the safe of Vincent Foster. The safe was located in then White House Counsel Bernie Nussbaum's office. Ms. Tripp likely saw the records sometime in 1993. Later, when the long-subpoenaed Rose Law Firm records became news after they mysteriously appeared in the White House residence, Ms. Tripp realized that pictures of the records in the media matched what she had seen earlier in Foster's safe... The Clinton Administration cross-examined Ms. Tripp on this and on her earlier testimony that indicated she saw "oodles" of what she was told were FBI files throughout the White House Counsel's office. Ms. Tripp believed she saw the FBI files of prominent Bush staffers, former Republican Congressman Bill Clinger, former Travel Office head Billy Ray Dale, and White House usher Chris Emory (Emory was reportedly fired by Mrs. Clinton for helping Mrs. Bush with a computer problem). Under cross-examination, Ms. Tripp indicated that some of the files she saw contained documents with the Department of Justice seal and lettering. Indeed, she also testified that Janet Reno and Webster Hubbell frequently visited the White House Counsel's office."

Judicial Watch 1/13/99 Larry Klayman ".Today, it was reported that President Clinton has settled the Jones case by paying $850,000. However, $475, 000 of the amount comes from his cashing in a standard personal liability policy with Chubb Insurance Company. State Farm, the other company who previously paid Clinton's legal fees, but which was sued by Judicial Watch on behalf of policyholder Tom Flocco, wisely refused to be part of the scam. "How many average Americans can cash in their personal liability policies, or auto insurance, for close to one half a million dollars? In fact, needy Chubb policyholders should now attempt to do so, to pay their families' needs," observed Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman. "If Chubb can be so 'kind' to the President, why should other Americans not cash in?".."

Reuters 3/4/99 "…In papers filed in federal court at Little Rock Monday, Dolly Kyle Browning said Clinton had lied under oath not only in a deposition denying a relationship with Monica Lewinsky, a former White House intern, but in denying a 'long-standing' affair with Browning. Mrs. Browning's petition presented compelling evidence raising serious questions about Mr. Clinton's "honesty, trustworthiness and fitness as a lawyer," wrote Larry Klayman, a Washington attorney who is representing Mrs. Browning. Klayman's brief said Browning had "suffered substantial injuries and costs because of Mr. Clinton's contumacious, improper and illegal conduct." …"

Judicial Watch Press Release 3/05/99 "…Judicial Watch yesterday asked a federal court to appoint U.S. marshals to serve Clinton aide Bruce Lindsey with a civil complaint filed by Dolly Kyle Browning against him, Bill Clinton and others…. The President and other defendants in the lawsuit, including Bob Bennett, Marsha Scott, and Jane Mayer and The New Yorker magazine, have already accepted service of the lawsuit. Judicial Watch served Lindsey (along with the President) at the White House and attempted unsuccessfully to serve Bruce Lindsey personally at least seven times at his residence. All the while, Mr. Lindsey sent a number of letters to Judicial Watch, threatening it and refusing to acknowledge service…."

Judicial Watch Press Release 3/08/99 Judicial Watch "…Yesterday, on ABC's "This Week," Linda Tripp reiterated what Judicial Watch already knew; that Hillary Clinton was and remains at the center of the Filegate and other continuing Clinton scandals. During the Lewinsky affair, Judicial Watch deposed Tripp on four occasions and has 12 hours of previously unaired video (with the exception of a few clips on Fox News). During the deposition, Tripp testified that she saw the FBI files of Travel Office workers; overheard a conversation ordering that FBI files be shared, at the order of Hillary Clinton, with the DNC; and that Rose Law Firm billing records were hidden in the safe of Vincent Foster, among other crucial evidence. The text and video excerpts of the deposition can be found at www.judicialwatch.org and the entire video is available to the public upon request….Over the weekend, Congress again "awoke" surprised to find that the Clinton Administration had sold out U.S. national security interests to the Chinese. It was Judicial Watch's suit against the Clinton Commerce Department which exposed suspected Chinese agent John Huang and sparked the Chinagate scandal, as credited by Fox News in its October 24, 1997, piece "John Huang: In his Own Words." In addition to obtaining a court ruling confirming the obstruction at the Clinton Commerce Department, and continuing to uncover more details about the scandal, Judicial Watch recently filed a RICO suit against the Clintons, Al Gore, John Huang and others concerning not only the sale of seats on trade missions, but also the granting of export licenses to transfer high technology to the Chinese in exchange for campaign contributions. Nolanda Hill, close confidante and business partner of Ron Brown, testified that Hillary Clinton devised and implemented the scheme to sell trade mission seats for campaign contributions, with the knowledge of the President and Vice President….Claiming, under oath, to Judicial Watch, that he could remember virtually nothing about the Filegate controversy -- despite his having been in a position to know at least about damage control efforts -- Stephanopoulos regains a startlingly detailed memory in time to cash in on his publication. While the book is replete with new revelations, it likely omits one key fact -- that Stephanopoulos was found by a federal court not to have been truthful. The question now is: How truthful is his book?…"

 

WorldNetDaily 3/11/99 Stephen Archer "…A day after Vice President Al Gore defended the Clinton administration's China policy and blamed predecessors for permitting suspected nuclear espionage by Beijing, a new Judicial Watch lawsuit names him as a defendant in the Chinagate scandal. The lawsuit names two shareholders of Loral Space and Communications as plaintiffs, W.L. Meng and S.S. Jones. They are suing Gore, the Clintons, the Democratic National Committee, John Huang and others for allegedly granting export licenses for high-technology transfers to China in exchange for campaign contributions from American companies. They're also suing Gore for his apparent part in the selling of seats on trade missions to China. Bernard Schwartz, another defendant in the lawsuit and the chairman of the board and chief executive officer for Loral, allegedly contributed large sums of money to the Clinton campaign with money coming from Loral. Court documents said that Schwartz used part of a $36 million bonus which he had negotiated for himself under Loral's merger agreement with Lockheed "to reimburse himself for his unlawful contributions and to provide a source of funds for further unlawful contributions." …"

4/4/99 Judicial Watch "...Federal Judge Royce Lamberth last week issued several orders in the "Filegate" case brought by Judicial Watch against the Clinton administration. Motivating an order that Pentagon spokesman Kenneth Bacon submit himself to further questioning by Judicial Watch, Lamberth wrote: "Although this type of evidence does not by any means prove a political cover-up of potential political motivations behind or connections to the [Linda] Tripp release, it does provide some evidence in that regard. Such behavior, if substantiated, would clearly be a case of government misconduct, and it may prove to be circumstantial evidence in plaintiffs' cause of action."..."

4/4/99 Marvin Lee "...Chinese spy John Huang will be deposed next week by Judicial Watch. The April 13 deposition marks the first time Huang has been deposed by Judicial Watch since it discovered him the Commerce Department with access to classified material and CIA briefings and the Chinagate scandal started unfolding. Today we know so much more about the ties between the People's Liberation Army and the Clinton Administration. The Clinton Administration, as party to the lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch for selling foreign trade mission slots for campaign contributions, is expected to attend the deposition and may attempt to block questioning of Huang. The Clinton Justice Department has shown curious little interest in deposing Huang for its own Chinagate investigation...."

Wall Street Journal 4/9/99 David Cloud Phil Kuntz "...Even as Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji visits President Clinton here, the steam is going out of one of their biggest problems: the federal investigation into whether China hatched an elaborate plot to funnel money into the Clinton-Gore 1996 re-election effort. Justice Department and congressional investigators have uncovered significant evidence that funds from China wound up in Democratic National Committee coffers. But law-enforcement officials think the evidence more strongly suggests uncoordinated efforts by business entrepreneurs who have prominent party or government positions, rather than a Chinese government plot. Even if there were such a plot, law-enforcement officials now seem to have concluded that there is little point in charging those responsible in China, because there is little chance they would ever be turned over to U.S. custody. That leaves the matter in the hands of U.S. counterintelligence officials... Sen. Thompson is especially scornful of skepticism by law-enforcement officials about what his committee dubbed the "China Plan" to funnel money to the Clinton campaign. He concedes that there is no evidence indicating that each step of the alleged conspiracy was directed by Chinese President Ziang Zemin. But he adds, "We know how the Chinese government operates -- through various companies. Practically everything is the government over there." ....But prosecutors have run into unexpected problems in two of the major cases, those of Little Rock, Ark., businessman Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie and Los Angeles immigration consultant Maria Hsia, both Democratic fund-raisers. Federal District Judge Paul Friedman has dismissed several counts against both of them, ruling that U.S. law doesn't prohibit foreigners from contributing "soft money" -- that is, unregulated donations to help build up political parties -- as it does "hard money" used to directly influence an election. He also has thrown out charges alleging the defendants caused false statements to be made to the Federal Election Commission..... The biggest remaining mystery of the case is whether DNC fund-raiser John Huang, whose attempts to tap Asian-American donors helped to ignite the scandal, will ever be charged. In seclusion since the first days of the scandal, Mr. Huang may soon be heard from again: Judicial Watch, a conservative group with a number of civil suits pending against the Clinton administration, has subpoenaed him to appear next week to give a deposition in a related suit it has filed against the Clinton administration...."

Washington Times Inside Politics 4/12/99 Greg Pierce "..."Thanks to a suspicious federal judge and a conservative watchdog group, Bacon and others have to provide documents explaining their roles in releasing sensitive information on Tripp's security clearance form -- a potential violation of the Privacy Act. The info led to a news report about Tripp's arrest as a teen and furthered her reputation as Monica Lewinsky's betrayer," Mr. Bedard observed. "Judge Royce Lamberth, agreeing with Judicial Watch Inc.'s demands for more documents, says in a ruling that there's something fishy about efforts by the Pentagon to hide political appointee Bacon's role in getting the information out. 'The issue becomes whether the inference should be drawn that the motivation for this cover-up was not only to protect this particular political appointee but rather the Clinton administration itself,' says Lamberth." ...."

Judicial Watch Press Release 4/14/99 "...Not only does the Court's finding sidestep the "hard issue" of whether President Clinton should be held criminally liable for his lying, perjury and obstruction of justice, its imposition of attorneys fees is less than the slap of the wrist contemplated two days ago, when the news of the order hit the wires. And, if you think the Arkansas legal establishment is going to disbar Bill Clinton, then perhaps we are all living on Pluto..... What is worrisome is that the Court's order is serving as a pressure valve to relieve the stench of criminality which continues to surround this Administration. While advocates of honest government want to be able to claim victory, however small, the hard fact is that the real battle to bring this Administration to justice is still in progress and has not yet been won. Pyrrhic victories are just that. Enter Dolly Kyle Browning, one of the Jane Does who Judge Wright's order does not provide relief to. While the Court acknowledged Ms. Browning's legitimate request for relief, in the form of criminal penalties, by finding that "In addressing only the President's sworn statements concerning his relationship with Ms. Lewinsky, ...the President may have engaged in other contumacious conduct warranting the imposition of sanctions (see page 27)," Judge Wright fails to take action. And, the attorneys fees she orders paid -- ultimately by the likes of Barbra Streisand, Stephen Spielberg and Tom Hanks -- go only to Jones and her lawyers, not the Jane Does who not only did their duty by testifying, but whose names were also smeared through the mud by the Clintons. Finally, the fee award will be small, since it is only related to the contemptuous conduct, which in terms of time, occupied only a small part of the Jones case, as the remaining claims were dismissed shortly after the President's deposition and the Lewinsky matter was excluded as an issue even before the dismissal. "Dolly Kyle Browning, who had filed pleadings asking for criminal contempt, will on behalf of herself, the Jane Does, and the American people, appeal Judge Wright's order and continue to seek criminal penalties for President Bill Clinton's criminal conduct. Mrs. Browning is also prosecuting a federal RICO (i.e. racketeering) lawsuit for the threats to herself and the other Jane Does," stated Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman and President Tom Fitton...."

Judicial Watch Press Release 4/22/99 "...Ginger Lew, former Clinton Commerce Department General Counsel, was forced to admit yesterday that selling seats on trade missions in exchange for political contributions would be illegal. Lew, a colleague of John Huang, was a high Clinton political appointee who was one of the top contenders to replace the late Ron Brown as Secretary of Commerce. Yesterday, Lew's testimony was taken in Judicial Watch's lawsuit against the Clinton Commerce Department which has proven the illegal sale of trade mission seats in exchange for campaign contributions. On these trade missions, national security was likely compromised. The Boston Globe reported that the Democrats raised at least $15 million from the trade missions. Lew's admission comes on the heels of last week's Judicial Watch testimony of John Huang, who asserted the Fifth Amendment over 400 times. Huang's deposition will reconvene on May 3. Huang and other Chinagate figures such as Johnny Chung, Charlie Trie, and Loral's Bernard Schwartz all participated in a Commerce-sponsored trade mission to China in 1994.....To this day, no Clinton Administration official, (including the First Lady), has denied Hill's testimony under oath, despite an invitation from a federal court judge to do so...."

Judicial Watch Press Release 5/7/99 "...While the Cox Report, which was agreed to by all of the Democrats and Republicans on the Congressional Committee, adds knowledge to the facts surrounding Chinagate, its release will show that the Committee did not go far enough in recommending enforcement action against companies that transferred high technology to the Chinese. Many of these companies illegally paid political campaign contributions to the Clinton-Gore campaigns and the Democrat Party to get seats on Commerce Department trade missions to China, and to obtain export licenses and government financing. On the trade missions, Judicial Watch believes U.S. national security interests were compromised. "The Cox Report does not get deeply into this bribery scheme -- which led to the compromise of U.S. national security -- because many of the companies also donate heavily to the Republican Party. Republicans on the Cox Committee did not want to enmesh many of their donors in the Clinton Chinagate scandal. Judicial Watch, however, is non-partisan and will investigate wrongdoing wherever it is found. Its case against the Commerce Department -- which established the bribery scheme and resulted in the testimony of John Huang -- will proceed in an effort to uncover the unbiased facts, in the interests of the American people..."

 

Judicial Watch Press Release 5/10/99 "...In the last few days, Judicial Watch has filed three new lawsuits, this time to explore the role of domestic politics in the Administration's decision to wait until after the impeachment proceedings had concluded to bomb Kosovo and precipitate a war. Judicial Watch's three lawsuits, filed under the Freedom of Information Act (the same law that played a key role in the discovery of John Huang and served as a catalyst for "Chinagate"), are against the Central Intelligence Agency, State Department and Defense Department. When these agencies failed to respond to Judicial Watch's FOIA requests, this caused the public interest group to sue. "It is clear from the wholesale bungling of the war in Kosovo, that it was started in not only haste, but also for some ulterior motive (if there had been a sincere desire to help only the Kosovars, intervention would have occurred much sooner), such as to divert attention from the growing Chinagate scandal. Now, with the bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, ironically the two scandals, the war and Chinagate, have merged...."

Judicial Watch Press Release 5/11/99 "...In recent testimony supervised by a Magistrate Judge, Judicial Watch has learned that the Clinton Administration not only failed to take adequate security measures on trade missions to China, as well as internally at Department headquarters in Washington, D.C., but also withheld from Judicial Watch the production of hundreds of thousands of documents for nearly five years.... Judicial Watch believes that national security was compromised on the China trade missions. During recent depositions of Jeffrey Garten and Jude Kearney, former Commerce Department officials who went on the China trade missions, they testified that no measures were taken to prevent Chinese intelligence from using the trade missions to make contacts with, or spy on, American businesses attending the events. In this regard, these officials knew of no U.S. counterintelligence who accompanied government officials and American businessmen on the trade missions. Further, Donald Forest, the Commerce official who heads the China desk, testified that following the revelations that John Huang received over 100 classified briefings, security procedures were not tightened up at the Department. To this day, anyone with a top secret clearance can walk out of the building with classified documents -- no questions asked. Indeed, this was the fear with regard to Mr. Huang's frequent visits across the street to Stephens Inc. when he worked for Commerce. Finally, last Friday evening, at the close of the weekly press cycle, the Clinton Administration notified Judicial Watch that it was producing 59 boxes of documents. These documents were originally requested in the fall of 1994, and are being produced pursuant to a "second search" of Department records ordered by the Court....."

Judicial Watch Press Release 5/19/99 "...A federal court ordered George Stephanopoulos to appear for a continued deposition in Judicial Watch's Filegate lawsuit and to submit to questioning on previously undisclosed notes he had taken while working for the Clinton White House. The Court had previously found Stephanopoulos to have lied in an earlier Judicial Watch deposition about whether he had conducted a search for documents. As a result, the Court ordered Stephanopoulos to conduct a new search and to submit to a second deposition, in addition to paying Judicial Watch's attorneys' fees and costs (which Judicial Watch estimates will run close to $20,000). .....In his March 9, 1998 Filegate deposition, Stephanopoulos denied under oath keeping notes on official matters at the White House, saying only he kept "some personal notes" which were "all about my private life..." Yet in his new book he admits that, contrary to his sworn testimony, he kept or used detailed notes and chronologies of official events at the White House. Judicial Watch alerted the Court to this and the Court ruled Monday that the issue of the notes and whether there was anything in them on Filegate were "valid issues." Stephanopoulos thus has a lot of explaining to do at his third deposition...."

Judicial Watch Press Release 5/20/99 "...Several key witnesses will be questioned in the ongoing Filegate civil lawsuit in the next few weeks. The $90 million dollar lawsuit was filed against Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bernard Nussbaum, Craig Livingstone, Anthony Marceca, the Clinton White House, and FBI on behalf of those Reagan and Bush staffers and others whose FBI files were illegally obtained and misused. Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit on behalf of the Filegate victims. The depositions for defendants Bernard Nussbaum, Craig Livingstone, and Anthony Marceca have been scheduled for the following dates: Craig Livingstone: May 26; Bernard Nussbaum: June 4; Anthony Marceca: June 9. Judicial Watch will seek Court permission to proceed with the deposition of defendant Hillary Rodham Clinton before June 12. In the course of its investigation, Judicial Watch has uncovered testimony and documentary evidence showing Mrs. Clinton was the "mastermind" of Filegate - among other things, hiring and supervising fellow defendant Craig Livingstone. Though provided many opportunities to do so, Mrs. Clinton has yet to deny the Filegate allegations under oath to Judicial Watch and the Court....."

WRKO-AM 5/28/99 Freeper report "...Larry appeared with Howie Carr this afternoon. My memory of the conversation (JW, if you have not left FR with everyone else, please fill in): Larry strongly believes that the democrats will have to get rid of His Royal Slickness before his term is up...if he doesn't go, LK will pursue him for as long it takes to bankrupt him...it took a while to bankrupt OJ but they finally did it...LK wants Slick in jail where he belongs...linking Slick to campaign donations and transfer of technology is not just connecting the dots as Eleanor Clift says...there is a definite link...LK definitely believes that FBI files which still reside at the WH today are being used to intimidate...LK will depose G. Stepalloverus on June 12...hopes he shaves and wears a coat and tie that day...someone called in re: tainted blood...Linda Tripp saw something about that flash on a computer screen at the WH...says Mitch McConnell and Don Nickles took campaign money from John Huang and someone (I couldn't hear who, maybe McConnell or Nickles) also took money illegally from the Teamsters...said there are definitely skeletons in Congressional Republican closets and for that reason they are not going to push this China thing too hard (JimRob, are you listening?)...finally, LK said he is going to trial next year on some of this stuff. ..."

Judicial Watch 6/1/99 "...Last week, at the height of the Chinagate scandal, the infamous Craig Livingstone returned to testify in Judicial Watch's $90 million dollar Filegate class action lawsuit. While the deposition is not complete, in six hours of testimony he broke new ground. First, it is now even clearer than ever that he was hired by Hillary Rodham Clinton. Based on his testimony, one can only conclude he was not fit for the job of head of the Office of White House Personnel Security. Second, Livingstone confirmed that the FBI files which he and others improperly procured are still at the White House, as they have been archived. This buttresses Judicial Watch's conviction that they were used to smear political and other adversaries as late at the Lewinsky scandal. Third, the former bar bouncer now claims a religious conversion, regretting aspects of his past life, including his threats to bash in the face of his next door neighbor, a feat which earned him a police report. Livingstone took umbrage at this, and testified that his neighbor was on a terror campaign to harass him, and that he really threatened to bash in the face of her dog. Fourth, Livingstone implicated James Carville in likely false testimony. When Carville was deposed, he stated that he could not remember meeting Livingstone, except for one time at the Palm Restaurant in Washington. At that encounter, Carville recounted that Livingstone came up to him and Carville asked, "Do I know you?" Livingstone says that, in fact, the two had contact during prior Clinton campaigns, and has an entirely different account of the story at the Palm. Given Carville's smear operation during the Lewinsky scandal, his contact with the White House over the Lewinsky scandal, his complicity with the President in releasing the Willey letters in violation of the Privacy Act, and statements by the daughter of Larry Flynt that her father may have had access to FBI files through Carville, the prior contact with Livingstone is significant. Incredibly, at the Palm, Livingstone told Carville, "...you're really doing a good job out there."...."

6/7/99 Judicial Watch "....Last Friday, Judicial Watch took the long awaited deposition of Bernard Nussbaum, the White House Counsel who presided over Travelgate and Filegate. In six hours of testimony in its Filegate class action lawsuit, where Hillary Clinton is a defendant, Nussbaum at times gave candid testimony.... Among the matters Nussbaum revealed or confirmed were: 1. Virtually the entire upper echelon of the White House Counsel's Office was hired at the recommendation of Hillary Clinton, including Vince Foster and Bill Kennedy, who oversaw Craig Livingstone and Anthony Marceca of Filegate fame. This supports Linda Tripp's and others' testimony and/or statements that Livingstone bragged about being hired by Mrs. Clinton. It also supports statements by Dick Morris and others that Hillary is the mastermind of Filegate. Nussbaum added that Mrs. Clinton had close contact with Foster, and was seen in the office on a number of occasions. Deborah Gorham, Foster's secretary, testified the day before that Mrs. Clinton had Foster water her plants. 2. Linda Tripp, who worked for Nussbaum, is an honest person. This confirms the truthfulness of her testimony that FBI files were misused in the White House Counsel's Office. 3. While not admitting that Filegate occurred, Nussbaum's testimony buttresses Tripp's, by confirming that certain key events took place.... 4. The '92 Clinton campaign tried to have Gennifer Flowers prosecuted for alleged false statements, and it clearly had an investigative element -- supporting the exact "mentality" of Filegate. 5. Nussbaum saw files of the same color and in the same place as Tripp saw in Kennedy's office and other key places. These files were identified by Tripp as FBI files, and many were of Republicans....."

NewsMax.com 6/8/99 Inside Cover "... Last Friday, Judicial Watch put Bernard Nussbaum on the hot seat. Apparently, the years since his forced retirement as Clinton White House counsel have loosened his tongue a bit. Nussbaum revealed that after Gennifer Flowers went public with her story of a 12-year affair with Clinton, he was consulted by key campaign insiders on whether the Clintons ought to prosecute her for defamation. That would have been a neat trick -- considering Flowers had audiotapes featuring, among other things, Clinton chuckling after Gennifer complimented him on his oral sex technique. Then again, as lawyers like the Clintons well know, sometimes just the threat of a lawsuit can force a prospective legal target to lay low. And Flowers was standing almost alone against an army of Clinton-friendly journalists who'd have just as soon seen her drop dead as interview her....."

Judicial Watch 6/9/99 "...If the state investigation was politically motivated - and Tripp has stated that she believes it was inspired by Hillary Clinton -- then Montarinelli's actions could amount to witness tampering and obstruction of justice. Judicial Watch filed a Public Information Act Request, which is similar to the Federal Freedom of Information Act , seeking documents relating to whether or not political influence was involved. Rather than producing documents, Montarinelli stonewalled. When Judicial Watch was forced to file suit, he filed a misleading affidavit with the Court, suggesting that he had no documents. This proved false. The lower state court -- which obviously "smelled a rat" -- ordered the Maryland State Prosecutor to list, as is routine, the documents which he had in his possession, so it could review subsequent claims of privilege and determine whether to release them. Even this was too much for the Democrat prosecutor to bear, so he appealed. Yesterday, Larry Klayman, Chairman and General Counsel of Judicial Watch, argued the case before Maryland's highest tribunal, and pointed out how evidence of misuse of the government's investigatory process could not be privileged information. An hypothetical example would be a letter from Hillary Clinton to Mr. Montarinelli, ordering that he, as a loyal Democrat, investigate and prosecute Linda Tripp to threaten and impede her role as a material witness. However, inexplicably, Tripp's lawyers seem more intent on feathering the nest of the local Democrat politicians before whom they practice in Maryland, than agreeing with their own client. In The Washington Post today, Mr. Anthony Zaccagnini is quoted as saying: "... he doubts there is merit to Judicial Watch's argument. My impression was that we had no evidence that pressure on the prosecutor from the White House was occurring." Tripp's other lawyer, Joseph Murtha, adds: "Do I believe that Mr. Montarinelli is the handmaiden of President Clinton? I have no evidence that shows that." "...."

6/16/99 Judicial Watch "…Judicial Watch, the public interest legal group, has learned President Clinton personally intervened in Judicial Watch's Filegate lawsuit on behalf of those staffers from the Reagan and Bush Administrations and others whose FBI files were illegally obtained, accessed and misused by the Clinton White House. Clinton is refusing to allow answers to, among other things, whether his private investigator was approached or retained to investigate Linda Tripp, a key Filegate witness. Defendants in the $90 million class-action Fileagate lawsuit, which is in the midst of pre-trial discovery, include Hillary Rodham Clinton, Craig Livingstone, Anthony Marceca, Bernard Nussbaum, the Clinton White House, and the FBI. In a brief signed by his personal lawyers David Kendall and Robert Bennett, Clinton asserts attorney work product and attorney-client privileges to try to shield Lenzner from questioning about Tripp. Judicial Watch contends that these privileges, besides being waived, do not apply - as Lenzner was likely hired by the Clintons' to access and disseminate Tripp's FBI and other Privacy Act-protected material and to threaten and intimidate her, activities not protected by any privilege. Judicial Watch uncovered the illegal release of personal information from Tripp's Pentagon file by Pentagon spokesman Kenneth Bacon, a high-level political appointee, a blatant violation of the Privacy Act. Judicial Watch has also uncovered Pentagon documents showing that Tripp's file was illegally accessed so that its information could be used for a meeting with Clinton's Defense Secretary William Cohen. On March 13, 1998, Judicial Watch questioned the Clintons' Terry Lenzner, whose firm Investigative Group International, Inc. (IGI) was retained on behalf of Bill and Hillary Clinton by their law firms Williams & Connolly and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom, LLP. Lenzner refused to divulge who and what exactly he was investigating on the Clintons' behalf. Incredibly, Lenzner even refused to answer if anyone ever requested him to use FBI files against adversaries of the Clinton administration..."

Nation 6/12/99 Christopher Hitchens "....Huang has now been deposed by Judicial Watch in its landmark lawsuit against the Commerce Department and has been asked about his role as a Chinese agent, his role at the DNC and his role at Commerce. He has so far invoked the protection of the Fifth Amendment more than one thousand times, which is believed to be an indoor record (and invoked it in answer to such questions as "Do you recognize the late Ronald Brown in this photograph?")...."

Human Events interview of Schippers 5/28/99 Terence Jeffrey "... HE: What would be the most important direction of investigation? S: If you're talking in terms of obstruction of justice and things like that, that's one thing. But if you're talking about national security, I think there's two keys. I'll let you put them together. One's Chinagate, the other is Filegate. I think they are interrelated and I think they are very important. HE: Getting the FBI files of former Republican officials, in your view, is related to President Clinton's, the Democratic National Committee's, reception of money from China? S: I think getting the files on the Republicans, the raw FBI files, was at the foundation. That was necessary for the big move. HE: And you would aggressively go after the possibility that they willfully took the FBI files of Republican officials for the purpose of intimidating those officials? S: I think they were to be used for whatever purpose they could be used. Some of it might have been intimidation, some of it might have been blackmail, some of it might have been for other purposes. HE: And you would play hardball? S: I would play hardball like nobody's ever played hardball. I already have and got nowhere...."

Washington Weekly 6/28/99 Marvin Lee "...Congressman Bob Barr (R-GA) on Friday filed suit in federal district court in Washington, DC against the Clinton White House for illegally requesting from the FBI and illegally transferring to publisher Larry Flynt, spinmeister James Carville, and reporter Dan Moldea, his FBI file. Flynt, Carville, and Moldea subsequently used information, which Barr contends must have been obtained from his FBI file, in an attempt to discredit him in his capacity as a critic of the White House. Also named in the lawsuit is the Clinton Justice Department for acceding to the illegal White House request for Barr's confidential FBI file. Barr contends that both the White House and the Justice Department violated the Privacy Act and asks for compensatory and punitive damages as well as attorney's fees. Barr is represented by Judicial Watch, which is already litigating a "Filegate" lawsuit on behalf of others whose FBI files were misused by the White House....."

 

NewsMax.com 7/16/99 Carl Limbacher "…Ron Brown's death might not have been accidental. That's the conclusion Chinagate witness Johnny Chung has recently come to after he himself experienced death threats from Chinese agents. Chung was deposed on Monday by Judicial Watch, which debuted the videotaped testimony on Fox News Channel's "Hannity and Colmes" Thursday night…. Chung is the first Chinagate witness to openly suggest that Brown may have met with foul play. Chung's startling comments on Brown's death were made under direct questioning by Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman: KLAYMAN: The question was, when you learned of the death of Ron Brown, did you think that maybe China would send somebody to kill him, too? CHUNG: No. No. Not in my mind that week [when Brown died]. KLAYMAN: Have you since changed your view of that -- that perhaps that was a possibility? CHUNG: I sense there's a possibility he know too many things. And so, something happened to him. But I don't know what it is. What happened to me -- it changed me…."

Chicago Tribune Robert Novak 7/8/99 "…A filing petition to a federal judge last week raised the possibility that the FBI files case, one of the capital's great all-time mysteries, might yet be broken open--with political implications for Hillary Rodham Clinton. It requests the deposition of a former Clinton White House aide's ex-wife, who claims she observed her husband transferring FBI files into his laptop computer. The June 29 filing by the conservative Judicial Watch asked U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth in Washington to authorize the sworn testimony of Leslie Gail Kennedy, who was married until late 1994 to former White House Associate Counsel William H. Kennedy. The request also quotes Mrs. Kennedy's opinion that Mrs. Clinton was associated with the FBI files. The next day, Judicial Watch also asked Lamberth for a deposition of the first lady on grounds that "she was involved in, if not responsible for, making key decisions that bear on `Filegate.' …Still, the case looked dead until Judicial Watch employee Christopher Farrell interviewed Mrs. Kennedy at her Little Rock home June 11. According to Farrell's court filing, she told him that her ex-husband "brought FBI files from his White House office to their home in Alexandria, Va." She observed him "on several occasions" working for hours, "making entries from the files into a database he maintained on his laptop computer." …"

Judicial Watch 7/16/99 "…Johnny Chung, a Clinton fundraiser who admitted to funneling money from the China's military to the Democratic National Committee to help Bill Clinton, testified to Judicial Watch last week that the Reno Justice Department didn't want to hear all the information and evidence he had on Clinton Administration illegal fundraising and that he was abandoned by the Reno Justice Department despite repeated threats to his life from Chinese operatives. The complete text of Chung's testimony is now available on the Judicial Watch Internet site at www.judicialwatch.org. Mr. Chung also implicated an unnamed top official of the Justice Department, head of the Civil Division, in an effort to keep him quiet by fixing the case against him on campaign fundraising. In fact, Mr. Chung received no jail time. But Judicial Watch believes that the Eric Holder, the number two at the Justice Department, is the likely culprit here.
Another star witness in this case, Nolanda Hill, implicated Holder in similar activity -- accusing him of wanting to keep her quiet about what she knows about the illegal fundraising of her former confidante Ron Brown, the Clintons, and Al Gore. Chung also implicated President Clinton directly in a scheme to keep Chung quiet. Chung testified that he was told by a Chinese operative that President Clinton had a deal with the Chinese that Chung would be pardoned as long as he kept quiet. Chung also gave testimony indicating that Clinton and the Chinese President had agreed together on a cover story to explain away the Chinagate scandal….Chung also testified about threats to his life from at least two squads of Chinese operatives sent to the United States to harm him and his family. Despite these and other threats, Chung was recently told by the U.S. Attorney (appointed by Reno) overseeing his case that he should "call 911" if any future threats occurred… His latest testimony puts him at significant personal risk and is an act of patriotism. The fact that Reno, with Chung's testimony and other evidence, hasn't indicted one high-level official is absolute proof of a massive cover-up, one that Judicial Watch is committed to unraveling…"

Chicago Tribune Robert Novak 7/8/99 "…A filing petition to a federal judge last week raised the possibility that the FBI files case, one of the capital's great all-time mysteries, might yet be broken open--with political implications for Hillary Rodham Clinton. It requests the deposition of a former Clinton White House aide's ex-wife, who claims she observed her husband transferring FBI files into his laptop computer. The June 29 filing by the conservative Judicial Watch asked U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth in Washington to authorize the sworn testimony of Leslie Gail Kennedy, who was married until late 1994 to former White House Associate Counsel William H. Kennedy. The request also quotes Mrs. Kennedy's opinion that Mrs. Clinton was associated with the FBI files. The next day, Judicial Watch also asked Lamberth for a deposition of the first lady on grounds that "she was involved in, if not responsible for, making key decisions that bear on `Filegate.' …Still, the case looked dead until Judicial Watch employee Christopher Farrell interviewed Mrs. Kennedy at her Little Rock home June 11. According to Farrell's court filing, she told him that her ex-husband "brought FBI files from his White House office to their home in Alexandria, Va." She observed him "on several occasions" working for hours, "making entries from the files into a database he maintained on his laptop computer." …"

Judicial Watch 7/15/99 "…But, in court papers filed Monday, Mrs. Clinton sought desperately to try to block her deposition by saying she was too high a government official to be deposed. In addition to filing a loophole-ridden sworn declaration, Mrs. Clinton’s brief contends that "‘as a general proposition, high-ranking government officials are not subject to depositions’" and that she not have to testify so she can "‘have time to dedicate to the performance of [her] government functions.’" This argument fails for a number of reasons, chiefly because Mrs. Clinton is not a government official. She is, however, a defendant and all defendants are deposed. "If the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the President is subject to being deposed, then certainly the President’s wife, who is not even a government official, can be deposed…. Judicial Watch has sworn evidence and documents tying Mrs. Clinton directly to Filegate... The evidence includes but is hardly limited to: – An authentic FBI document and sworn testimony showing Hillary Clinton hired the former bar bouncer Craig Livingstone, the individual who helped obtain the Republican FBI files... – Linda Tripp’s testimony that FBI file information was being uploaded onto White House computers to be shared with the Democratic National Committee -- on the orders of Hillary Rodham Clinton…"

WorldNetDaily.com 7/13/99 Stephan Archer "…A tip-off by an anonymous informer to Judicial Watch has led the legal watchdog to believe that both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice have been keeping a computer database on pro-life leaders. Concerned about the existence of such a database, Larry Klayman, the chairman and general counsel of Judicial Watch, filed a Freedom of Information Act request at the end of March with both the FBI and Justice Department. The FOIA request had asked for all documents and records relating to VA-AP-CON, the database in question that is maintained by the FBI. Because no documents have been turned over to Judicial Watch, the group filed a FOIA lawsuit against the Justice Department and the FBI last Friday….. In the initial FOIA request back in March, Judicial Watch specifically asked for any databases containing biographical or other information on pro-life leaders and organizations including, but not limited to, Dr. Wanda Franz, Randall Terry, Judith Brown, the American Life League and the National Right to Life Committee…. The Freedom of Information Act only allows for a maximum 10-day extension to the 20-day deadline for producing requested documents. It is because of this clear violation of time in responding to Judicial Watch's FOIA request that the organization has filed suit against the FBI and Justice Department. Regarding this most recent case against the FBI and Justice Department, Klayman said, "The Clinton administration has used and continues to use the FBI as a political weapon against its perceived adversaries. We've seen this in spades in our $90 million Filegate lawsuit. Now, we understand that the Clinton Administration is keeping a FBI database on prominent Americans and other citizens who happen to be active in the pro-life movement and who believe it is wrong to kill unborn children." …"

WHITEWATER

President's deposition concerning Arkansas McDougal related bank fraud was denial. Susan McDougal's refusal to answer question "Did the president testify truthfully?" resulted in jail time. Bank documents found in trunk of abandoned car.

NewsMax 3/3/99 Inside Cover "…D'Amato hit Starr hard when questioned about his own committee's attempts to learn if the late Vincent Foster had been tipped off about an impending FBI search of Judge David Hale's office just hours before Foster was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head…. D'Amato added, "There was an absolute total fear on the part of the Democrats that Judge Hale, if permitted to testify, would have rocked the country," saying that Starr's insistence on immunity for Hale only kept the truth from coming out. Just months after Foster's 1993 death, Hale fingered President Clinton in Whitewater wrongdoing. Foster, while Deputy White House Counsel, had doubled as the Clintons' Whitewater lawyer…"

Fox News 3/8/99 Freeper ohmlaw98 "…Have heard the report twice now, but did not see it posted here...Fox News is reporting that evidence implicating Bill and Hillary Clinton in Whitewater related crimes will be introduced by the prosecution in the Susan McDougal trial. The Fox News reporter did not address the nature of the evidence except that it implicates both Bill and Hillary and believes that it relates to obstruction issues surrounding the case....Prosecutors who brought the original charges against McDougal will take the stand for the prosecution....Hickman Ewing was interviewed by Fox on the Courthouse steps......"

Fox News 3/09/99 David Schuster Freeper truthkeeper "…In a live report, David Schuster said prosecutors will focus on the following in the newest McDougal trial: 1. The $5,000 check with the "Payoff Bill Clinton" memo 2. Testimony regarding fraudulent loans 3. Fact that all WW partners were aware that monies from the loan were used on ANOTHER fraudulent real estate deal as well…."

Associated Press 3/10/99 Peggy Harris "…Barrett told the jurors that Mrs. McDougal refused to testify about financial transactions that he charged undercut Clinton's sworn testimony at the 1996 trial of Mrs. McDougal, her former husband and then-Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker. "Bill Clinton said, `I never received a loan from''' the McDougals' failing savings and loan, Barrett told the jury. In fact, prosecutors now have a $27,600 cashier's check from the McDougals' S&L made payable to "William Jefferson Clinton,'' he charged. The prosecutor pointed to a $5,081 check bearing the words "payoff Clinton'' and said the money had been partial payment of the $27,600 check which was used to pay off a Whitewater debt. The $5,081 came from an account under Mrs. McDougal's control, Barrett said. Prosecutors plan to call as witnesses some of the grand jurors who wanted to question Mrs. McDougal as part of their investigation of the Clintons. Geragos called Barrett's theory "nonsense,'' and said Mrs. McDougal will describe the treatment she received from Starr's office… "

Associated Press 3/12/99 Pete Yost "… Starr's prosecutors brandished their prize exhibit in the case — a $27,600 check from James and Susan McDougal's savings and loan made payable to "Bill Clinton'' — and juxtaposed it with the president's testimony that he'd never taken out a loan from the S&L. The trial features James McDougal speaking from the grave. The medium is one of Starr's investigators, FBI agent and accountant Mike Patkus, who has spent five years investigating Clinton. Patkus testified that McDougal tipped him in 1996 that there had been a loan to Clinton, contrary to what the president had said under oath. Patkus spent many days rummaging through the failed financial institution's records before he found the 1982 check to Clinton on microfilm. A garage mechanic later pulled the original from the trunk of a tornado-damaged car abandoned 10 years ago by a McDougal S&L employee who had brought the vehicle in for transmission repairs. In what could be his last effort against the president, Starr is putting Mrs. McDougal on trial for criminal contempt and obstruction because she won't say what she knows about the Clinton loan. She endorsed a separate check that helped pay it off…. James McDougal told Starr's office that he had gotten Clinton to sign papers for the loan but McDougal destroyed the records after the loan was paid off…."

AP 3/16/98 Peggy Harris "…``I never spent any significant time at all looking at the books and records of Whitewater,'' Mrs. Clinton said in videotaped testimony for Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr. Forty minutes of the videotape was shown in court today during the contempt trial of Susan McDougal, who has refused to testify about her Whitewater dealings with the Clintons…."

Associated Press 3/16/99 Pete Yost Freeper jimbo123 "…Later Tuesday, a former employee of the McDougals' savings and loan explained why he abandoned the car with the cashier's check and other documents inside. Henry Floyd testified that he was supposed to be carry Madison Guaranty documents to a warehouse in 1988 but dropped off his car at a garage for repair. When a dispute arose over the bill, he left the car there, forgetting the documents, Floyd said. The garage owner opened the car's trunk 10 years later, after a tornado, and discovered thousands of S&L documents. When Floyd was asked why he sought a limited grant of immunity from Starr's office before testifying, Mrs. McDougal remarked from the defense table: "Scared.'' That led to a complaint from prosecutors and admonishment from the judge…."

New York Post http://www.nypost.com/ 3/17/99 Brian Blomquist Freeper A Whitewater Researcher "…Hillary Clinton was called as a video witness in Susan McDougal's Whitewater trial yesterday as the past came back to haunt the First Lady...."I never spent any significant time at all looking at the books and records of Whitewater," Mrs. Clinton insisted on the video, shown publicly for the first time in Little Rock....The video was made for the Whitewater grand jury last April....McDougal is on trial for refusing to answer Starr's questions. Her lawyer claimed Starr's team never bothered to ask the First Lady those same questions - but the video shows they did....The First Lady is seen wearing a yellow suit. She looked serious and nodded as she was handed the $27,600 check in her husband's name and claimed she'd never seen it....The $27,600 check was issued in Bill Clinton's name by the bank owned by Susan McDougal and her late husband Jim - and partly repaid by an illegal $300,000 taxpayer-funded loan to Susan McDougal....The president has sworn under oath that he never got any loans from the McDougals' bank…"

Reuters 3/17/99 "…The Whitewater grand jury headed by independent prosecutor Kenneth Starr was not out to ''get'' President Clinton, a member of the panel testified in a related trial Wednesday. The grand juror testified in the case that Starr's prosecutors have brought against former Clinton business partner Susan McDougal, who was convicted of fraud in 1996 in connection with the Whitewater investigation…. The prosecution's strategy has been to show that Susan McDougal's testimony is crucial to the Whitewater investigation as the only surviving Clinton partner after the death of her ex-husband in jail last year.

It has also tried to undermine McDougal's claims that Starr would twist her words to hurt Clinton, which has been her defense for remaining silent. ``We wanted to hear what she (McDougal) had to say,'' said grand juror Jennifer Castleberry of Mayflower, Arkansas. ``Do you believe the grand jury was out to get Bill Clinton?'' asked Starr deputy prosecutor Julie Myers. ``No,'' Castleberry answered. ``Do you believe the grand jury was out to get anyone?'' Myers continued. ``No,'' Castleberry said…."

AP 3/17/99 Peggy Harris "…The witness, Jennifer Castleberry of Mayflower, a small town 20 miles north of Little Rock, served on the grand jury investigating the Clintons' Whitewater business dealings from May 1996 to September 1997. She was present on one of the occasions when Mrs. McDougal refused to testify.

"She wouldn't talk,'' Mrs. Castleberry testified. "She wanted to give a statement. She would not allow us to read the statement. She refused to answer the questions.'' Mrs. Castleberry said the grand jurors met for about 15 or 20 minutes, out of the presence of Mrs. McDougal or the prosecutors, to consider whether to let her read the statement. They decided to deny the request. …"

AP 3/16/99 Pete Yost "…In a flurry at the end of a day in which three former grand jurors testified for the prosecution, attorney Mark Geragos issued a subpoena to Deputy Independent Counsel W. Hickman Ewing Jr. to testify when Mrs. McDougal's defense begins its case Thursday. Geragos said that Ewing, who oversees Starr's Arkansas office but is not part of the current trial team, would be the first defense witness, and he would not rule out summoning Starr as well. ``First let me deal with Hick Ewing,'' he said. The defense team is eager to change the issue at the trial from Mrs. McDougal's defiance of a federal judge's order to testify before the Whitewater grand jury to the tactics of Starr's office…."

AP 3/18/99 "…Kenneth Starr's top deputy testified today that at one point in the Whitewater investigation he drafted a proposed indictment of Hillary Rodham Clinton and showed it to others in the independent counsel's office. Called as the lead-off defense witness in Susan McDougal's trial, W. Hickman Ewing Jr. also testified that he ``had problems'' with some of President Clinton and Mrs. Clinton's statements to investigators in April 1995. Ewing said he drafted the indictment against the first lady sometime after September 1996 and was not more specific. Ewing said it was not unusual for a federal prosecutor to draft an indictment whether or not charge is ever brought…."

Reuters 3/23/99 Freeper Brian Mosely "…Whitewater figure Susan McDougal said Tuesday President Clinton told the truth when he testified in her 1996 trial that he knew nothing about a $300,000 loan at the heart of the Whitewater scandal. …"

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 3/23/99 Erica Werner Freeper HAL9000 "…She [Susan McDougal] said the initial news report during the 1992 presidential campaign about the Whitewater land deal came about because James McDougal was offered a financial incentive by Little Rock lawyer and two-time unsuccessful Republican gubernatorial candidate Sheffield Nelson to talk to The New York Times reporter Jeff Gerth…."

LA Times 3/25/99 Eric Lichtblau "...Flashing streaks of her famed defiance, Whitewater defendant Susan McDougal sparred with one of independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr's deputies from the witness stand Wednesday and drew repeated rebukes from the judge for her reluctance to answer the prosecutor's questions directly. "I want you to understand you are expected to respond to these questions," an increasingly frustrated U.S. District Judge George Howard Jr. told McDougal as her cross-examination began at her trial. "I'm not about to let anybody manipulate this system." The series of testy exchanges marked an ironic deja vu in the case, because it was McDougal's refusal to answer questions before a Whitewater grand jury that led to her trial here on contempt and obstruction charges....."

New York Times Neil Lewis 3/25/99 "…A prosecutor for Kenneth W. Starr sought Wednesday to undermine Susan H. McDougal's testimony about President Clinton's knowledge of decades-old financial dealings in Arkansas, portraying her as someone who has never accepted the reality of her own criminal conviction and who tailors her accounts to fit the drama of the moment…."


AP 3/31/99 Peggy Harris "…The judge in the Susan McDougal case stunned prosecutors by allowing testimony from a Virginia woman who says, as Mrs. McDougal does, that she was mistreated by Kenneth Starr. Now in its fourth week, the trial took a dramatic turn Tuesday when U.S. District Judge George Howard Jr. heard testimony from Julie Hiatt Steele of Richmond, Va. He granted a defense request that Ms. Steele be allowed to testify Friday to the jury that will decide Mrs. McDougal's guilt or innocence on criminal contempt and obstruction of justice charges. "This is mammoth,'' said Associate Independent Counsel Mark Barrett after rising from his chair to address the judge about the ruling. Outside the courthouse, Barrett said, "I think we've been on the defense since the defense case began, but this is a different level.''…"

AP 3/31/99 Peggy Harris "… A witness Wednesday corroborated Susan McDougal's story that she was pressured to cooperate in Kenneth Starr's investigation of President Clinton and his wife. … Mrs. Riley said that on another occasion she overheard a prosecutor telling Mrs. McDougal that Starr's office could "get you out of'' a California embezzlement case and a federal income tax investigation. The prosecutor said in a conference phone call that he would recommend that Mrs. McDougal be placed on probation for her Whitewater convictions, said Mrs. Riley, a longtime friend of the McDougals. "I remember the words, 'We could get you out of California and get you out of the income tax''' problem, Mrs. Riley testified…."

Peggy Harris 4.5.99 AP "... Defending the work of Kenneth Starr's office, a former Whitewater prosecutor testified today at Susan McDougal's trial that he had hoped to exonerate President Clinton for the good of the country. Recounting a 1995 conversation, prosecutor Ray Jahn said he told Starr on going to work for the independent counsel "that it was my hope that we would be able to clear the president.'' ..."

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 4/3/99 Erica Werner "...Susan McDougal's lawyers rested their case Friday morning with testimony from a woman who barely knows McDougal but tells a similar tale of unending persecution by independent counsel Kenneth Starr. Julie Hiatt Steele told jurors in Little Rock federal court that she is in massive debt, faces losing her home and has seen friends and relatives harassed because she wouldn't lie to please Starr.... Steele is scheduled for trial in Virginia on May 3, so her decision to testify in another case was considered highly unusual. Steele's lawyer, Nancy Luque, said Friday that she warned her client about it. But Steele insisted that she testify, Luque said.....During cross-examination, Myers attacked Steele's version of events as "story number two, the flip-flop story," and attempted to portray her as a woman driven by greed. Myers focused on an all-expenses-paid trip Steele took to Florida to sell a photo of Willey and Clinton to the National Enquirer, and accused Steele of being disgruntled about her Florida lodgings and trying to move to a ritzier hotel -- which Steele denied. Myers mentioned financial gains totaling $14,000 that Steele realized from the photo and from her discussions with reporters..... Myers also said that three of Steele's acquaintances contradicted Steele's story under oath. And she asked Steele about statements she had reportedly made indicating she was afraid of people in the White House and feared they would dispatch a hit man after her, a suggestion Steele scoffed at....."

AP 4/6/99 Peggy Harris "…U.S. District Judge George Howard Jr. stated in jury instructions. "You have heard evidence that the defendant believed that certain prosecutors wanted something other than her truthful testimony," Howard wrote in the instructions which will be delivered following closing arguments Wednesday. "This evidence should be considered by you only when considering ... the obstruction of justice charge," the judge wrote. "You are not to consider this evidence when considering" the contempt charges. Another instruction says "the law does not recognize as a defense to these charges that the defendant was motivated to commit her acts by sincere moral, political or religious convictions." …"

AP 4/7/99 PEGGY HARRIS Freeper Steven W "…The federal judge presiding over the trial of Whitewater figure Susan McDougal is poised to instruct the jury that she, not special prosecutor Kenneth Starr, is the only one on trial. That reminder, drafted on Tuesday, may come as a surprise to jurors who have listened to a full month of attacks on Starr by Mrs. McDougal and her lawyer…."

AP 4/12/99 "...Susan McDougal was found innocent of obstructing Kenneth Starr's Whitewater investigation and the judge declared a mistrial today on the other two charges against her. U.S. District Judge George Howard Jr. declared the mistrial on two criminal contempt counts just before jurors delivered the innocent verdict in the courtroom...."

WSJ 4/13/99 Micah Morrison Freeper the Raven "...-Presented with a check she signed in 1983 with the notation "Payoff Clinton" in her handwriting, Susan McDougal told her latest jury here that the money was for a land purchase in the hamlet of Clinton, Ark. Never mind that among the documents prosecutors introduced were a list of loans noting one "B Clin ton" and a sheet of interest calculations ending with the figure "$5081.82"--the exact amount of the putative Clinton, Ark., check..."

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 4/13/99 Christ Osher Freeper L.N. Smithee "...He told reporters Monday, he resorted to bringing a law book to the deliberations on Friday in a last-ditch attempt to get five fellow jurors to see it the same way. "I was trying to bring up what was her state of mind,'' Nance said. "She honestly believed that even though she was given immunity, she could be held for false statements,'' Nance said. He said he thought the law book would shed further light on the legal definitions of state of mind and innocent reason -- legal terms that had been written into the jury instructions defining criminal contempt of court and obstruction of justice in the McDougal case...."

AP 4/13/99 "...A federal judge today dismissed a key defense challenge to the indictment of former Justice Department official Webster Hubbell, but said it's likely the scheduled June fraud trial will be delayed. U.S. District Judge James Robertson ruled that the indictment, based on an Arkansas land deal, did not result from documents produced by Hubbell under an immunity agreement with Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr. "I'm satisfied the grand jury that indicted Mr. Hubbell was not exposed to any'' of the material produced under the immunity grant, the judge said in an oral ruling during a pretrial hearing. "It's also clear the investigation leading to the indictment ... was active and was ongoing'' before Hubbell produced the documents. Starr's office also sought - and won - a halt to much of the pretrial work while the prosecutors pursue an appeal to the judge's dismissal of a major count against Hubbell in March...."

 

CNN 4/8/99 Freeper L.N. Smithee "...BITTMAN: What they say is that -- what the independent counsel office said, I believe, is that despite whatever her good faith intentions were, she still has to follow the law. And that's been the law of this case since the very beginning. That is, remember, she raised these legal arguments, these technical arguments first when she refused to appear before the grand jury. Federal judge heard her out. Federal judge said, "no." Then Ms. McDougal appealed to the 8th circuit court of appeals. Three judges unanimously said "no." She has an absolute duty to testify, and that's what is at issue here. Did she knowingly and willfully -- that is, this was not a mistake -- did she knowingly and willfully fail to abide by the judge's order ..."

Peggy Harris, Associated Press 4/9/99 "...The judge in Susan McDougal's trial froze jury deliberations today and ordered an FBI investigation of possible attempts to influence the jurors. The chain of events began after it was discovered a juror had brought a state law book into the jury room. As he ordered the FBI inquiry, U.S. District Judge George Howard Jr. also issued a subpoena to bring in for questioning a former Arkansas Supreme Court justice whose business card was found in the book...... He ordered the FBI inquiry after a discussion of whether the former justice, John I. Purtle, had any connection to Mrs. McDougal; whether Nance had been influenced by a factor outside the trial and whether the other jurors had been tainted.... In an interview, Purtle said he sold his house to Nance in 1997 and that he probably left the law book behind. Purtle said he knows Mrs. McDougal and Clinton, and he worked with Mrs. Clinton on a legal case before she became first lady. But Nance said he has no connection to Nance now and no connection to the McDougal trial - although he feels strongly that Mrs. McDougal shouldn't have been prosecuted for criminal contempt...."

Fox Newswire/AP "...Former Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, whose shady financial deals got caught up in the Whitewater investigation, was ordered Monday to pay $1 million for setting up a sham bankruptcy to avoid taxes. Tucker was also ordered placed on four years' probation for hiding the value of a cable TV business he sold in 1988. Prosecutors said that if the company's real value was known, Tucker and business partner William Marks would have been liable for an additional $2.9 million in taxes....."

Fox Newswire/AP 5/21/99 Pete Yost "...Urging reinstatement of a criminal charge against Webster Hubbell, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's office argued in federal appeals court Friday that the indictment details dozens of alleged lies by the presidential friend. In throwing out one of 15 charges against Hubbell, a judge had declared that some language in the indictment was too vague....Defense lawyer Peter Romatowski said the language in the dismissed charge is so broadly worded that Hubbell doesn't know what the specific allegations are. "How is a jury to be instructed? ... Are they to be turned loose on 85 paragraphs?'' asked Romatowski. Appeals judge Stephen Williams, a Republican appointee to the court, suggested the dropped count may be so lengthy because of extensive evidence of wrongdoing by Hubbell. "Why is it the government's fault if evidence suggests 1,000'' acts "by which the scheme has been carried out?'' asked Williams...."

6/1/99 OIC Starr Freeper Thanatos "...Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr issued the following statement today: We are gratified by both the substance and the promptness of today's decision by the United States Court of Appeals. The D.C. Circuit unanimously reversed the District Court's judgment, which erroneously dismissed one of the 15 counts in the grand jury's indictment of Mr. Hubbell. In so ruling, the Court of Appeals acted in a very expeditious manner. We are grateful that the Court acted so promptly in considering and resolving the government's appeal...."

Washington Times 6/7/99 Jerry Seper "...Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr may have a surprise in store for Hillary Rodham Clinton as she ponders whether to run for a U.S. Senate seat in New York. His final report on two pending criminal investigations may tie the first lady to the Whitewater and "Travelgate" scandals. Although Mr. Starr has exonerated President Clinton of criminal acts in Whitewater, Travelgate and "Filegate," he has not done so for the first lady. Investigations are continuing into Whitewater and Travelgate and that prosecutorial decisions are "due soon." Mr. Starr's office has written at least one draft indictment, accusing the first lady of lying to federal investigators about her role in the Whitewater affair..."

New York Times 6/12/99 Neil Lewis "...Kenneth W. Starr, the Whitewater prosecutor, will not seek indictments of President Clinton or Hillary Rodham Clinton but has tentatively decided to issue a final report about their behavior, several associates of Mr. Starr said this week. The report, which could land in the middle of Mrs. Clinton's Senate campaign, might be "blistering" in its descriptions of her actions, one Starr associate said. Mr. Starr, the associates said, decided that he would not seek criminal indictments after discussions in his office about that possibility. But as Mr. Starr winds down his operation, those associates said, he was leaning toward issuing a report that would discuss the Clintons' behavior in some detail.... In addition to issuing any report, Mr. Starr's office still has two trials to prosecute, both involving Webster L. Hubbell, the former Associate Attorney General and longtime friend of the Clintons. It would be difficult to turn over the Hubbell trials to the Justice Department for several reasons, said associates of Mr. Starr as well as department officials. The principal problem is that it would present too great a conflict of interest for the department to prosecute its former third-ranking official. Eric H. Holder Jr., the Deputy Attorney General, in an April letter to Representative George W. Gekas, Republican of Pennsylvania, suggested that the department could appoint a special counsel to handle cases like that of Mr. Hubbell. But another impediment to such a transfer is that Mr. Starr is said to believe that the department has little appetite for the prosecutions. In one case, in which Mr. Hubbell is charged with tax evasion, department officials had argued that the case should not have been brought. The second trial itself could prove a problem for Mrs. Clinton. Mr. Hubbell is charged with concealing information from the Federal authorities about the role he and Mrs. Clinton played as lawyers in a complicated Arkansas land transaction that helped lead to the collapse of a savings and loan institution....."

Fox News Wire AP Pete Yost "...Prosecutor Kenneth Starr said Sunday he has no choice but to keep investigating the Clintons, a course that could collide with the 2000 presidential election campaign and a possible Senate run by the first lady. Starr said he regards the coming criminal trial of Clinton friend Webster Hubbell - based on an indictment that refers 36 times to Hillary Rodham Clinton - as an important step in the investigation. "We're looking forward to a trial this summer, that's what we're preparing for right now,'' Starr said on "Fox News Sunday.''.... Starr said his investigation unavoidably has been prolonged because he has run into incomplete cooperation in many instances. "For my part, I just wish we had had full cooperation from the outset,'' Starr said..... Starr said he ultimately will file a final report on his investigation, as mandated by the independent counsel statute expiring this month. "We have made no decisions with respect to the specific contents of the report,'' he said..... "

CNN 6/13/99 "...Associates of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr said Sunday that no decision has been made on whether to indict President Bill Clinton or First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, despite a New York Times report saying the Whitewater prosecutor would not seek indictment. The New York Times, citing Starr's associates, reported that Starr had ruled out prosecuting the Clintons but had tentatively decided to issue a "blistering" report about their behavior. However, CNN's Bob Franken said Starr associates told him that, contrary to the Times report, the independent prosecutor has not made any decision on pressing for indictment. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Starr said he also had not decided on the contents of his final report. That report would be a recitation of events and unresolved issues without any explicitly stated judgments, Starr associates told the Times, but the document could be highly critical of the first lady and its release would coincide with her expected campaign for U.S. Senate in New York....."

Drudge Report 6/16/99 "…The Office of the Independent Counsel has subpoened three local Nashville businessman who played a round of golf a few summers ago with former Clinton Aide David Watkins. During the game, Watkins reportedly told them that Hilary directly ordered the White House Travel Office firings.... MORE... "

Nashville Scene Willy Stern Matt Pulle 6/17/99 "…It started innocently enough--a round of golf one summer day at Hillwood Country Club in West Nashville. But the casual conversations on the lush fairways among the four duffers--three of them Nashville businessmen--have now become a major focus of interest to criminal investigators working for independent counsel Kenneth Starr. The Nashville Scene has learned that as Starr expands his probe into the so-called "Travelgate Affair," his investigation has led to conversations that took place both during and after the Hillwood outing. Importantly, one of the duffers that day was former White House administration director David Watkins, who oversaw the White House travel office. The other three players were Charlie Cloud, a relative newcomer to Nashville with ties to Arkansas; Mike Patton, a Nashville real estate executive; and John Haley, who is chairman of Nashville-based Southeastern Telecom. Investigations are focusing on whether Watkins related during the game to his fellow duffers that he had been ordered to fire the staffers in the travel office in May 1993. Hillary Clinton has denied in sworn statements making such an order; Watkins himself testified under oath before Congress that the decision to fire the travel office staffers was his, and his alone. If investigators are able to prove that Watkins lied to Congress, he could be subject to criminal charges of perjury…..But his wife, Terri Patton, told the Scene she clearly remembers when, while sipping cocktails by the pool at the Patton's Hillwood home after the game, Watkins said Hillary had called him about the travel office staffers and said, "fire their asses." Terri Patton says she related these comments to the two investigators working for Starr who recently visited her and her husband at their Nashville home. Investigators interviewed the Pattons separately, Terri said, so they couldn't hear what the other was saying. Terri Patton said she and her husband expect to testify about what Watkins allegedly said during that fateful round of golf and in the later chitchat at the Pattons' home. The Pattons, who own and manage several real estate ventures, say they are cooperating fully with Starr's office…"

Washington Post William Nicoson 6/18/99 "…On the day The Post reported that independent counsel Kenneth Starr had won a victory in the court of appeals sustaining the fraud indictment of Webster Hubbell, an editorial called for Mr. Starr to step aside, shifting the two Hubbell prosecutions to the Justice Department [June 2]….Much more is at stake than Mr. Hubbell's fate. The indictment count reinstated by the court of appeals charged that he made false statements to investigators concerning the alleged Castle Grande fraud. Mr. Hubbell's law partner at the time, Hillary Rodham Clinton, at first denied to investigators from the Federal Deposit Insurance Co. and the Resolution Trust Corp. that she worked on Castle Grande matters. Then her billing records, under subpoena for two years, proved otherwise when they were discovered on a table in the reading room adjacent to her office in the White House family quarters…."

6/23/99 Judicial Watch "...Jane Sherburne, the past White House lawyer who was in charge of scandal damage control, and who still keeps in close contact with Hillary Clinton, was recently deposed in Judicial Watch's $90 million class action Filegate lawsuit. Ms. Sherburne's "insights" into the Clinton White House -- which Judicial Watch views with skepticism -- are featured prominently in Bob Woodward's new book, Shadow..... During the deposition ... Ms. Sherburne was forced to admit that she never asked Hillary Clinton substantive questions about her role in Filegate, and basically accepted her denials on face value. Judicial Watch, on the other hand, has uncovered much evidence linking Hillary Clinton to the scandal, which emanated from the firing of the Travel Office employees, which Ms. Clinton ordered. During the deposition, Ms. Sherburne also confirmed a truth which Judicial Watch already knew; that Ken Starr had little interest in investigating the Filegate scandal. In this regard, Ms. Sherburne could not remember a single witness who was called by Starr before the grand jury on Filegate. "Ms. Sherburne is a key witness in the Filegate case, and had numerous meetings on the scandal with George Stephanopoulos and Harold Ickes. However, when Stephanopoulos and Ickes testified, they characteristically claimed to remember little to nothing about them. Ickes and Stephanopoulos will now have to account for their 'bad memories,'" stated Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman...."

Drudge Report 6/23/99 "...FOX NEWS on Wednesday confirmed a DRUDGE REPORT [MARCH 18, 1999] that prosecutors working for Kenneth Starr are preparing to order Hillary Clinton to testify in the upcoming trial of her former law partner Webster Hubbell. The independent counsel's office and defense attorneys have both submitted witness lists to the court. And Mrs. Clinton is listed as a "prosecution witness," according to FOX NEWS' David Shuster...."

Associated Press 6/23/99 John Solomon "...Starr submitted Mrs. Clinton's name as one of 63 possible witnesses for Hubbell's trial, now scheduled for August. Mrs. Clinton is currently considering a race for the Senate from New York..... While Mrs. Clinton has never been charged with wrongdoing, she was referred to about three dozen times in Hubbell's indictment, making it clear that she would figure in the trial...."

New York Times 6/29/99 Neil Lewis "... In reaching the agreement, it appears Starr has finally relented in his efforts to press Hubbell, once the No. 3 official in the Clinton Justice Department, to produce information damaging to the Clintons. One associate of Starr, not in the prosecutor's office, said he believed that the decision to dispose of the Hubbell cases reflected Starr's eagerness to be done with the long and difficult investigation of the Clintons and to move swiftly to close down the independent counsel's office. Although his office is still investigating a few matters involving the Clintons, the major task remaining is for Starr to issue a report about his activities...."

AP 6/28/99 Pete Yost "...Webster Hubbell plans to plead guilty Wednesday to a felony charge that he attempted to cover up his and Hillary Rodham Clinton's role in a fraudulent Arkansas land deal, legal sources said today. Hubbell, the first lady's former law partner, also will plead guilty to a misdemeanor tax charge as part of the agreement, sources said. Hubbell had been scheduled to go on trial Aug. 9, and prosecutors had listed Mrs. Clinton as a potential witness. Under the agreement, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr will recommend that Hubbell receive no jail time. Starr also will seek dismissal of a tax case against Hubbell's wife, his accountant and his tax lawyer, the sources said. Starr's spokeswoman, Elizabeth Ray, declined comment..... Hubbell's legal team ``has allowed Starr's office to interview Hubbell'' in connection with the indictment on the land deal, which refers to Mrs. Clinton some three dozen times, one source said. The course of Starr's investigation will depend on the information that Hubbell and possibly other witnesses provide to the prosecutors, said the sources. ``The investigations are still open and still ongoing,'' one source said. Starr's office ``is not packing up.''...."

Judicial Watch 6/28/99 "...Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman and President Tom Fitton issued the following statement about the just announced Webster Hubbell plea agreement, which apparently contains no offer of cooperation. "With the recent offer of Janet Reno to drop all ethics probes of Starr's office if he and his prosecutors would end their investigations, as published a few weeks ago by Roberto Suro in The Washington Post, ("Justice Department Puts Starr Investigation on Hold Sources Say," June 6, 1999), it is clear that the independent counsel is 'bailing out.' It is sad that Starr's latest retreat coincides with the death of the independent counsel law this Wednesday, June 30, 1999."...."

Freeper Clarity 6/28/99 "...Evan aptly points out that Hubbell has pled to covering up his and Hillary's work on Castle Grande. That's how the indictment reads. So now he will privately explain to Starr, under oath, why it needed to be covered up and who else knew that it needed to be covered up. This leads to Hillary, who of course has already denied in her own grand jury testimony that she had ever worked on Castle Grande. But then two years after her testimony, the billing records proving her 60 hours of billed time on Castle Grande mysteriously showed up in the White House living quarters. It sure sounds like she, just like Hubbell, knew the work needed to be covered up. And so it was. But now Web is blabbing, and the FBI has lifted Hillary's prints off the records, according to Starr's office. It's not over. And don't even get me started on the Talking Points memo, which will also resurface in due course......"

Freeper Clarity 6/28/99 "... I didn't really want to go off topic, but yes, I am referring to the Tripp/Lewinsky Talking Points Memo. The treatment of this hot topic in Starr's report was tantalizing for its brevity and its plain avoidance of certain conclusions. He stated merely that "Lewinsky testified she wrote the talking points." He pointedly did not add that OIC accepted that testimony as true. Nor did he describe in any way any efforts that were surely undertaken by OIC to corroborate her claim to authorship, such as tracing the hard copy backwards in time, or examining her computer's hard drive or her e-mail program. Nor did Starr add the otherwise-to-be-expected denial of authorship by other possible parties such as Lindsey and Jordan. If they were asked about it at their grand jury appearances, surely they denied any role and thus we might have expected Starr to buttress Lewinsky's claim by noting that others had denied authorship. If Lindsey and Jordan and the others weren't asked about it during their grand jury appearances, then that suggests a calculated stratagem of some kind by Starr....."

Freeper Clarity 6/28/99 "...And note also that in other parts of the report Starr goes to great length to point out the extensive efforts OIC made to verify Lewinsky's testimony, such as with respect to the issue of the timing and number of her various White House visits, which testimony OIC tested by comparison to subpoenaed White House logs. Again, there is absolutely nothing in the report that gives any editorial endorsement to Lewinsky claim and there an odd lack of discussion of any forensics that were surely applied by OIC to verify or refute her claim. The foregoing suggests to me that Starr has undisclosed thoughts about the talking points and that he has possibly set a perjury trap for someone. There is just no way Lewinsky alone conceived the talking points. For example, one of the points states: "At around the time of [Willey's] husband's death (the President has claimed it was after her husband died. Do you really want to contradict him?), she came to you ...." I cannot accept that Monica Lewinsky was sufficiently versed in the Willey facts or the legal issues raised by them to offer such nuanced advice to Linda Tripp, and I can't believe Starr does either...."

Freeper Clarity 6/28/99 "...The indictment charges that Hubbell intentionally concealed ("covered up") the work he and Hillary performed on Castle Grande. There's a reason why the concealment was made. Hillary knows why. OIC knows why. And now Hubbell has provided more details...."

FoxNews Reuters 6/29/99 "...With the independent counsel law about to expire and his last pending cases about to be resolved, the end may finally be near for Kenneth Starr's lengthy investigation. Starr associates said Tuesday he may be close to wrapping up his investigation that started with Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton's investment in the failed Whitewater land deal in Arkansas and expanded to various White House scandals, including Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky. All that appears to be left for Starr would be to write a final report on his five-year, $40 million investigation, and he may be out of office before the end of the year, his associates said..... The plea deal spared Mrs. Clinton, who is considering running for the U.S. Senate from New York, the political embarrassment of having to go to court to testify as a prosecution witness at Hubbell's trial. The associates said they did not expect Starr to bring any other cases, assuming no new evidence emerged. "They don't have anything on Hillary,'' one source said...... Conservatives have started criticizing Starr. The conservative legal group Judicial Watch accused Starr of "bailing out'' and said it was "sad'' that his latest ''retreat'' with the Hubbell plea deal "coincides with the death of the independent counsel law.'' Starr privately told associates he was eager to finish his work and return to his private law firm...."

Worldtribune 6/29/99 Jerry Seper "...Convicted felon Webster L. Hubbell has signed a deal with independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr to avoid prison in exchange for admitting he lied about legal work he did for an Arkansas real estate project on which he worked with Hillary Rodham Clinton. The agreement, struck this week, raises the possibility that Mr. Hubbell's cooperation could result in charges against the first lady..... Mr. Starr has said questions remain over Mrs. Clinton's role with Castle Grande, and "a thorough investigation" found "no explanation" how the billing records got to the White House residence. He also has said Mr. Hubbell "may have additional information pertaining to Castle Grande . . . that we have been unable to obtain." Mr. Hubbell took the Rose firm records on Madison during the 1992 presidential election. A week before the billing records were found, the RTC said in a December 1995 report it had little information on Mrs. Clinton's ties to Madison or Castle Grande. After the records were discovered, it concluded that Mrs. Clinton had done more work for Madison and Castle Grande than investigators had thought..... In September 1996, the FDIC said Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Hubbell drafted legal papers Madison used to deceive bank examiners and divert the $300,000 to Mr. Ward. It said the papers "facilitated the payment of substantial commissions to Mr. Ward, who acted as a straw buyer." A straw buyer is one who owns property in name only, having never put up any money or assumed any risk. The FDIC said the Ward payments violated federal rules but did not accuse Mrs. Clinton or Mr. Hubbell of criminal wrongdoing. But the agency raised serious questions about their involvement in a project that ultimately cost taxpayers $3.8 million when it failed....."

The Associated Press 6/29/99 Pete Yost "...A no-jail-time request to U.S. District Judge James Robertson could mean Starr regards Hubbell as having little of value. It also could mean prosecutors regard the evidence he holds as significant after what the legal sources describe as meetings Hubbell has had with Starr's office. Hubbell's legal team has let Starr's office interview Hubbell in connection with the Castle Grande indictment, which refers to Mrs. Clinton about three dozen times, one source said. At the same time, Hubbell's plea would erase a headache that a public trial could have caused for Mrs. Clinton as she considers a run for a U.S. Senate seat from New York. Starr's prosecutors had listed Mrs. Clinton as a potential witness...."

Capitol Hill Blue 7/1/99 "...But Starr is apparently not ready to ride off into the sunset. Legal sources said his office was dealing with: --The 1993 purge of the White House travel office and whether Mrs. Clinton directed the firings. She says she did not. Other White House sources say she did. --Nathan Landow, a Maryland developer and Democratic Party contributor. A recently released FBI polygraph report says Kathleen Willey, who has accused Clinton of groping her at the White House, was telling the truth when she said Landow suggested possible testimony she could give in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case. Landow denies any wrongdoing. Those who know Landow say it is just the kind of thing he would do..... "

NewsMax.com 7/1/99 Carl Limbacher "...Has Ken Starr been blackmailed by the Clinton Justice Department into short-circuiting his prosecution of Webster Hubbell? That's the inference one might draw from what Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman said on Monday: "With the recent offer of Janet Reno to drop all ethics probes of Starr's office if he and his prosecutors would end their investigations, as published a few weeks ago by Robert Suro in the Washington Post, it is clear the independent counsel is bailing out. It is sad to say that Starr's latest retreat coincides with the death of the independent counsel law this Wednesday." In fact, Monday's news that Starr has let Hubbell off the hook with a deal that involves no jail time and apparently no cooperation is more than sad. It's downright eerie, given the way circumstances around the Hubbell plea bargain resemble the blackmail scheme hinted at in that June 6 Washington Post report: "The Justice Department has put its misconduct investigation of independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr on hold while waiting to see whether Starr resigns or significantly curtails his activities after the independent counsel law expires on June 30, according to sources familiar with the deliberations."

NewsMax.com 7/16/99 Carl Limbacher "…Ron Brown's death might not have been accidental. That's the conclusion Chinagate witness Johnny Chung has recently come to after he himself experienced death threats from Chinese agents. Chung was deposed on Monday by Judicial Watch, which debuted the videotaped testimony on Fox News Channel's "Hannity and Colmes" Thursday night…. Chung is the first Chinagate witness to openly suggest that Brown may have met with foul play. Chung's startling comments on Brown's death were made under direct questioning by Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman: KLAYMAN: The question was, when you learned of the death of Ron Brown, did you think that maybe China would send somebody to kill him, too? CHUNG: No. No. Not in my mind that week [when Brown died]. KLAYMAN: Have you since changed your view of that -- that perhaps that was a possibility? CHUNG: I sense there's a possibility he know too many things. And so, something happened to him. But I don't know what it is. What happened to me -- it changed me…."

Chicago Tribune Robert Novak 7/8/99 "…A filing petition to a federal judge last week raised the possibility that the FBI files case, one of the capital's great all-time mysteries, might yet be broken open--with political implications for Hillary Rodham Clinton. It requests the deposition of a former Clinton White House aide's ex-wife, who claims she observed her husband transferring FBI files into his laptop computer. The June 29 filing by the conservative Judicial Watch asked U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth in Washington to authorize the sworn testimony of Leslie Gail Kennedy, who was married until late 1994 to former White House Associate Counsel William H. Kennedy. The request also quotes Mrs. Kennedy's opinion that Mrs. Clinton was associated with the FBI files. The next day, Judicial Watch also asked Lamberth for a deposition of the first lady on grounds that "she was involved in, if not responsible for, making key decisions that bear on `Filegate.' …Still, the case looked dead until Judicial Watch employee Christopher Farrell interviewed Mrs. Kennedy at her Little Rock home June 11. According to Farrell's court filing, she told him that her ex-husband "brought FBI files from his White House office to their home in Alexandria, Va." She observed him "on several occasions" working for hours, "making entries from the files into a database he maintained on his laptop computer." …"

Judicial Watch 7/16/99 "…Johnny Chung, a Clinton fundraiser who admitted to funneling money from the China's military to the Democratic National Committee to help Bill Clinton, testified to Judicial Watch last week that the Reno Justice Department didn't want to hear all the information and evidence he had on Clinton Administration illegal fundraising and that he was abandoned by the Reno Justice Department despite repeated threats to his life from Chinese operatives. The complete text of Chung's testimony is now available on the Judicial Watch Internet site at www.judicialwatch.org. Mr. Chung also implicated an unnamed top official of the Justice Department, head of the Civil Division, in an effort to keep him quiet by fixing the case against him on campaign fundraising. In fact, Mr. Chung received no jail time. But Judicial Watch believes that the Eric Holder, the number two at the Justice Department, is the likely culprit here.
Another star witness in this case, Nolanda Hill, implicated Holder in similar activity -- accusing him of wanting to keep her quiet about what she knows about the illegal fundraising of her former confidante Ron Brown, the Clintons, and Al Gore. Chung also implicated President Clinton directly in a scheme to keep Chung quiet. Chung testified that he was told by a Chinese operative that President Clinton had a deal with the Chinese that Chung would be pardoned as long as he kept quiet. Chung also gave testimony indicating that Clinton and the Chinese President had agreed together on a cover story to explain away the Chinagate scandal….Chung also testified about threats to his life from at least two squads of Chinese operatives sent to the United States to harm him and his family. Despite these and other threats, Chung was recently told by the U.S. Attorney (appointed by Reno) overseeing his case that he should "call 911" if any future threats occurred… His latest testimony puts him at significant personal risk and is an act of patriotism. The fact that Reno, with Chung's testimony and other evidence, hasn't indicted one high-level official is absolute proof of a massive cover-up, one that Judicial Watch is committed to unraveling…"

Chicago Tribune Robert Novak 7/8/99 "…A filing petition to a federal judge last week raised the possibility that the FBI files case, one of the capital's great all-time mysteries, might yet be broken open--with political implications for Hillary Rodham Clinton. It requests the deposition of a former Clinton White House aide's ex-wife, who claims she observed her husband transferring FBI files into his laptop computer. The June 29 filing by the conservative Judicial Watch asked U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth in Washington to authorize the sworn testimony of Leslie Gail Kennedy, who was married until late 1994 to former White House Associate Counsel William H. Kennedy. The request also quotes Mrs. Kennedy's opinion that Mrs. Clinton was associated with the FBI files. The next day, Judicial Watch also asked Lamberth for a deposition of the first lady on grounds that "she was involved in, if not responsible for, making key decisions that bear on `Filegate.' …Still, the case looked dead until Judicial Watch employee Christopher Farrell interviewed Mrs. Kennedy at her Little Rock home June 11. According to Farrell's court filing, she told him that her ex-husband "brought FBI files from his White House office to their home in Alexandria, Va." She observed him "on several occasions" working for hours, "making entries from the files into a database he maintained on his laptop computer." …"

Judicial Watch 7/15/99 "…But, in court papers filed Monday, Mrs. Clinton sought desperately to try to block her deposition by saying she was too high a government official to be deposed. In addition to filing a loophole-ridden sworn declaration, Mrs. Clinton’s brief contends that "‘as a general proposition, high-ranking government officials are not subject to depositions’" and that she not have to testify so she can "‘have time to dedicate to the performance of [her] government functions.’" This argument fails for a number of reasons, chiefly because Mrs. Clinton is not a government official. She is, however, a defendant and all defendants are deposed. "If the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the President is subject to being deposed, then certainly the President’s wife, who is not even a government official, can be deposed…. Judicial Watch has sworn evidence and documents tying Mrs. Clinton directly to Filegate... The evidence includes but is hardly limited to: – An authentic FBI document and sworn testimony showing Hillary Clinton hired the former bar bouncer Craig Livingstone, the individual who helped obtain the Republican FBI files... – Linda Tripp’s testimony that FBI file information was being uploaded onto White House computers to be shared with the Democratic National Committee -- on the orders of Hillary Rodham Clinton…"

WorldNetDaily.com 7/13/99 Stephan Archer "…A tip-off by an anonymous informer to Judicial Watch has led the legal watchdog to believe that both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice have been keeping a computer database on pro-life leaders. Concerned about the existence of such a database, Larry Klayman, the chairman and general counsel of Judicial Watch, filed a Freedom of Information Act request at the end of March with both the FBI and Justice Department. The FOIA request had asked for all documents and records relating to VA-AP-CON, the database in question that is maintained by the FBI. Because no documents have been turned over to Judicial Watch, the group filed a FOIA lawsuit against the Justice Department and the FBI last Friday….. In the initial FOIA request back in March, Judicial Watch specifically asked for any databases containing biographical or other information on pro-life leaders and organizations including, but not limited to, Dr. Wanda Franz, Randall Terry, Judith Brown, the American Life League and the National Right to Life Committee…. The Freedom of Information Act only allows for a maximum 10-day extension to the 20-day deadline for producing requested documents. It is because of this clear violation of time in responding to Judicial Watch's FOIA request that the organization has filed suit against the FBI and Justice Department. Regarding this most recent case against the FBI and Justice Department, Klayman said, "The Clinton administration has used and continues to use the FBI as a political weapon against its perceived adversaries. We've seen this in spades in our $90 million Filegate lawsuit. Now, we understand that the Clinton Administration is keeping a FBI database on prominent Americans and other citizens who happen to be active in the pro-life movement and who believe it is wrong to kill unborn children." …"

WorldNet Daily 7/22/99 "...The Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department are withholding evidence crucial to a $10 million civil suit alleging the tax agency audited the Western Journalism Center at the behest of the White House in 1996, says Judicial Watch chairman Larry Klayman..... a Treasury Department report obtained by the center through a separate FOIA request shows investigators found documents in the case file not yet produced by the IRS or Justice Department. Among those documents is a letter sent from the White House to IRS officials suggesting an audit of the center was in order.... "This new evidence, clearly suppressed by the administration until after a favorable ruling by a Superior Court judge, provides the smoking gun we were hoping to find in the discovery process," said Klayman. "I am confident this new revelation demonstrating the government systematically concealed the truth will persuade the courts to permit this case to proceed to trial and give us the opportunity to expose and punish these abuses of power." ..."

The Washinton TIMES 7/21/99 George Archibald "...Bruce E. Lindsey, President Clinton's chief advisor, prepared to discredit Kathleen E. Willey a year before the former White House employee publicly accused the president of sexually groping her in the Oval Office. First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was also involved in Mr. Lindsey's planned use of 15 friendly letters from Mrs. Willey to Mr. Clinton to counteract her expected claims about Mr. Clinton's sexual advances, Justice Department lawyers stated in a civil lawsuit over Privacy Act violations. The disclosures came last week in lawsuit filings by Judicial Watch for former White House employees who accused the administration of misusing their FBI files in the so-called Filegate case. U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth ordered White House officials to answer Judicial Watch's questions about release of Mrs. Willey's letters in March 1998, saying "misuse" of materials from her White House file "could prove to be circumstantial evidence of file misuse aimed at the [Filegate] plaintiffs." ...."

Newsmax.com 7/26/99 Tim Phares "…They came to hear speakers such as Larry Klayman, founder and General Counsel of Judicial Watch; journalist Christopher Hitchens; talk-show host and presidential hopeful Alan Keyes; and others. ….A group of attendees faced the White House and shouted in unison, "Mr. Clinton, we have you surrounded. Put down the cigar, step away from the intern, and come out with your pants up." This was the atmosphere in Washington, D.C. Saturday at the "Treason is the Reason" rally and dinner organized by Free Republic and Judicial Watch …. "

Newsmax.com 7/26/99 Tim Phares "…Citing the testimony of Nolanda Hill, the business partner and mistress of the late Commerce Secretary Ron Brown, Klayman said that Hill testified that "they were meeting with Chinese agents of espionage to plot the destruction of this country." Klayman charged that "these people violated not only the campaign finance laws but every other law we know of." …Garland Favorito, a freelance political writer and commentator, brought a chart to the podium which showed the interconnections between Chinese government operations and the Clinton Administration. "What it boils down to is treason and bribery," Favorito said. He said that Clinton revenue streams included two from China's People's Liberation Army and three from the Chinese Mafia. Clinton pressured both the Commerce Department and the Democratic National Committee to hire John Huang, the primary organizer of the Red Chinese contribution scheme….. "We have the fire that will bring our children back under the nuclear umbrella. The same Administration that has dragged its feet in developing our antimissile defense has turned over our nuclear secrets to China," he [Keyes] said…."This Administration has placed us below the level of a banana republic by putting the lie and the warchest above all," Hitchens, a frequent contributor to The Nation and other Leftist publications, said. He noted that the only wiretap request turned down by this Administration was the one for Chinese spy Wen Ho Lee. "Where is your coincidence theory now?," Hitchens asked…..Tom Atkins, editor of the Common Conservative, roused the crowd with his speech. "We know that Bill Clinton molested women, took bribes from China, sold rocket technology to China, lied under oath, broke more laws than he kept, and he's still President," Atkins said….. "How can we expect him to be loyal to his country when he can't even be loyal to his wife and daughter?," asked Dolly Kyle Browning, who has known Bill Clinton for 40 years…… Browning said that Clinton "keeps files on his friends as well as his enemies." Klayman confirmed this, stating that one of the FBI files that the White House ordered was that of James Carville. "They don't trust him either," said Klayman. Fred Kaske, one of the rally organizers, closed the rally by saying that "we're here because the President committed treason. We're here to let them know that we are not going to let them get away with this. We are not going away until they are brought to justice."…"

Judicial Watch 7/28/99 "...President Clinton, through a legal brief filed in federal court on July 12 by his personal attorney David Kendall, called the accusations of rape against him by Juanita Broaddrick "partisan rant." The brief was filed in the RICO (Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) lawsuit brought by Dolly Kyle Browning against Bill Clinton and others. The lawsuit alleges, among other things, that defendants Bill Clinton and Bruce Lindsey engaged in a pattern of threatening women in order to obtain and maintain hold on the office of the presidency. In addition to the threats and intimidation against Browning and Broaddrick, the suit alleges a RICO pattern of threats and intimidation against Linda Tripp, Kathleen Willey, Elizabeth Ward Gracen, and other women....Despite Bill Clinton's flippant dismissal of serious rape and other allegations, Dolly Kyle Browning intends to hold him and his agents accountable for the actions they took against her and other women...."

Judicial Watch 7/29/99 Larry Klayman "...Today, Judge Susan Webber Wright issued her order requiring Bill Clinton to pay $90 thousand dollars as a result of her civil contempt citation of the President. The fine, which will never be paid for by Clinton himself, but by influence peddlers from his so-called legal defense fund, such as the Riadys who paid large sums of hush money to Webster Hubbell, is a joke. It even falls far short of the money requested by the lawyers of Paula Jones. Another woman involved in the Jones' litigation, Dolly Kyle Browning, had requested that Judge Wright commence criminal contempt proceedings against the President, for his false testimony, and other misconduct. However, Judge Wright, in her apparent haste to end the case, refused to consider Browning's pleadings, despite the hard fact that Browning was a material witness in the case and had standing to make such a request. Nor was Browning compensated, as Jones, for the expense of having to deal with the President's misconduct. As a result, Browning, through Judicial Watch, has taken an appeal to the Eighth Circuit...."

www.judicialwatch.org 7/29/99 98-1991 (WBB) Browning v Clinton Motion "...Remarkably similar threatening tactics have been directed at other women who, like Mrs. Browning, have personal knowledge of Clinton's misconduct and were sought as witnesses in official proceedings against Clinton. See id. at ¶ 134. Plaintiffs referred in their Amended Complaint to the threats and retaliation by Clinton and his agents against Kathleen Willey and Linda Tripp when they were called to testify in the Jones case and the Independent Counsel's investigation of the Lewinsky affair. Indeed, the number of women who have suffered from these "Clintonian" tactics is significant. On March 11, 1999, Investor's Business Daily reported that at least nine (9) women have now charged that Clinton "personally assaulted them or, through his 'agents' or 'people,' threatened to do them or their families physical harm." The list includes Dolly Kyle Browning, Gennifer Flowers, Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Corbin Jones, Kathleen Willey, Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp, Sally Perdue, and Elizabeth Ward Gracen. "And all of them say they're afraid for their safety so long as he remains in power."..."

Judicial Watch 8/4/99 Larry Klayman "...The newly released book, "Bill and Hillary: The Marriage," by renowned author Christopher Anderson, reveals that Hillary Clinton hired a private investigator, Ivan Duda, to look into her husband's relationships with other women. Mr. Duda confirmed that Dolly Kyle Browning had such a relationship with Bill Clinton. In the Paula Jones case, Bill Clinton and Marsha Scott submitted notes, allegedly written after a high school reunion in Hot Springs Arkansas, in which they both allege that Dolly Kyle Browning manufactured the relationship so she could make money off of a book she was writing about her life experiences with the President. The book was fictionalized, so no actual names were used. In conjunction with this false document, which was submitted to the Court in the Jones case, Bill Clinton and his agents smeared Browning in public. They also interfered with her right to have her book published. This caused great damage to Browning and her husband. On behalf of Browning, Judicial Watch has filed a RICO suit in the District of Columbia, and is pursing criminal contempt remedies in the Jones case, where the issue has been briefed to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. The lower court judge sidestepped Browning's request for relief, in her haste to end the case. "Now, it would appear that Hillary Clinton's private investigator is the most important witness for Browning in her various legal actions. Judicial Watch will be asking the courts to allow Browning to expeditiously depose Mr. Duda. Who would have thought that Hillary Clinton would have taken steps to sow the seeds of her own husband's sorry legal fate?,"said Judicial Watch Chairman and General Counsel Larry Klayman. ..."

Judicial Watch 8/9/99 Larry Klayman "..." Over the years, many liberal pundits and journalists, including Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, have dismissed the myriad of Clinton Administration scandals as not being the equal of Watergate. Ironically, however, even just one Clinton scandal -- which George Stephanopolous admits in his book, All Too Human, has the potential to be the most serious scandal -- surpasses the Nixon-era legacy. In Watergate, men posing as plumbers but acting under the direction of President Nixon's top advisors broke into the Democratic National Committee to conduct political espionage. In Filegate, the Clinton Administration's own "plumbers," acting under the direction of Hillary Rodham Clinton, broke into hundreds, if not thousands, of FBI and other government files. This represents the most widespread violation of constitutionally protected privacy rights in American history. And, as was true of the Nixon scandals, monies (albeit this time at taxpayers' expense) have been paid to key witnesses in Filegate, perhaps to keep them silent." ..."

Judicial Watch 8/99 M Dennis Sculimbrene 8/99 Declaration "...I was a 23-year veteran Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). For the last 11 years of my FBI career (1985-1996), I was assigned to The White House where I performed background checks on White House personnel. I was first detailed to The White House in 1980..... A March, 1993 report (Exhibit 1 hereto) memorializes an interview I conducted with White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum, as part of a background check on Craig Livingstone, Director of the Office of Personnel Security (OPS). The report states in pertinent part: The following investigation was conducted by SA M. Dennis Sculimbrene regarding DAVID CRAIG LIVINGSTONE on 3/1 -3/99... BERNARD NUSSBAUM, Counsel to the President, advised that he has known the appointee for the period of time that he has been employed in the new administration. He had come highly recommended to him by HILLARY CLINTON, who has known his mother for a longer period of time.... During the course of one of these interviews, Craig Livingstone told me of a personal connection between himself, his mother, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Contemporaneous notes from my 1993 desk calendar corroborate and reflect Livingstone's account of his relationship to Hillary Clinton. The purpose of making this note was to advise my supervisor. After completing Craig Livingstone's background check, Associate White House Counsel William H. Kennedy III called me to his office to discuss Livingstone. Kennedy indicated his personal concerns with Livingstone and asked me for an opinion regarding Livingstone's continued employment. I offered an opinion, albeit hesitatingly because my obligations did not include making recommendations. I told Kennedy that Jackie Dinwiddie, who had been Director of the White House Office of Personnel Security during the Carter Administration (then known as the Security Office), was interested in Livingstone's position. Kennedy inferred to me that he was "stuck" with Craig Livingstone as Director of OPS. I inferred that Mrs. Clinton wanted Livingstone for the position. ..."

Judicial Watch 8/99 M Dennis Sculimbrene 8/99 Declaration "...In early March, 1993, William H. Kennedy, David Watkins (Director of White House Management and Administration) and Jeff Eller (Deputy White House Communications Director) attempted to question me about the backgrounds and political views of the staff of the White House Travel Office. Because the Privacy Act prohibited me from revealing information about specific persons, I advised Kennedy, Eller, and Watkins that, based upon my memory of previous background investigations, I was not aware of any derogatory information about any persons employed in the White House Travel Office. I notified my supervisor about being questioned by Kennedy, Eller and Watkins. I suggested to my supervisor that The Clinton White House was looking for an excuse to fire the Travel Office employees and that the FBI would be "used" to provide an excuse. Travel Office employees were fired May 19, 1993...."

Judicial Watch 8/99 M Dennis Sculimbrene 8/99 Declaration "...In May, 1993 I was advised that the long-standing White House policy of providing me with "courtesy" copies of requests for FBI background files was to be ended and that I was to avoid liaison activity with OPS. My mail box in OPS was no longer used. The practice of providing me with copies of OPS requests for FBI background files would not be resumed until late fall-early winter of 1994. During the time from May, 1993 to late fall-early winter, 1994, I understand that hundreds of FBI files were improperly requested by The Clinton White House. If standard prior procedure had been followed, I would have been informed, through documents at least, that the FBI files of former Reagan and Bush staffers and others were being improperly requested during this time period...."

Judicial Watch 8/99 M Dennis Sculimbrene 8/99 Declaration "...During Craig Livingstone's tenure as OPS director, particularly during the first year, there were instances when I observed the OPS office unoccupied and the door to its vault, which contained FBI files and other confidential government information, wide open. During Livingstone's tenure as OPS Director, I complained to my supervisors about the management of OPS, delays in the clearance process for White House employees and the fact that many persons, including employees, were being given access to The White House complex without proper passes. I testified truthfully at Billy Ray Dale's "Travelgate" trial in November, 1995 - a trial which resulted with Mr. Dale being acquitted. Part of my testimony detailed how, after the Travelgate controversy had broken, I had witnessed unknown individuals in the Travel Office going through files and throwing items away, some of which appeared to be official documents...."

Judicial Watch 8/99 M Dennis Sculimbrene 8/99 Declaration "... Shortly after I testified as a Defense witness for Billy Dale, former director of the White House Travel Office, I was advised that I was no longer a viable candidate. Furthermore, I became the subject of an investigation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Office of Professional Responsibility Inquiry (OPR) based on one anonymous letter which was officially discredited. I was so emotionally distraught that I had to take two weeks sick leave because of my emotional reaction to this unwarranted and baseless investigation. When I returned, I attempted an informal discussion with my new supervisor. I requested that informal reasonable accommodations granted in October 1994 when I returned to work after a skull fracture in January 1994 be continued at that time. At the time of the informal discussion with my new supervisor (in April, 1996), I still I suffered from cognitive and physical deficits. Yet the consequence of this conversation was not the continuance of the informal reasonable accommodation for my medical condition, but the removal of all work assignments, on April 24, 1996. Press reports were leaked about my testimony with the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, in late June, 1996. One of the questions asked of me pertained to my assignment at the time. I answered truthfully that I had none. The FBI had not assigned me any work since April. After my testimony, they attempted to assign me work that conflicted with the recommendation of their own psychologist...."

Judicial Watch 8/99 M Dennis Sculimbrene 8/99 Declaration "...On June 28, 1996, my White House Pass was canceled, without written reason, although I requested such. My supervisor at the time verbally advised that my pass was being revoked for my own safety and because my presence "made the First Family uncomfortable." I would note that a request by The White House for a background reinvestigation regarding myself was made after I was removed from The White House. I have no other explanation for the events that I have witnessed and been subjected to other than retaliation for my testimony at the Dale Trial and unwillingness to change truthful testimony that, among other things, links First Lady Hillary Clinton to the hiring of Craig Livingstone and Filegate...."

Judicial Watch 8/99 M Dennis Sculimbrene 8/99 Declaration "...On July 16, 1996, two FBI agents arrived at my home. The FBI agents began to question me about the three-year-old insert (Exhibit 1) memorializing my interview with Bernard Nussbaum. During the course of the interview, the FBI agents asked me approximately thirty times if I had any notes of my three-year-old interview with Bernard Nussbaum. I repeatedly informed them that I had not maintained these notes, as per FBI procedures. Also during the course of the interview, the FBI agents repeatedly told me that President Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton and former White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum had contradicted my three-year-old insert (Exhibit 1). The FBI agents pitted my credibility against the credibility of President Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton and White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum approximately four times. While the stated purpose of the interview was to "clarify" certain issues, my efforts to provide clarification were rebuffed by the FBI agents. Based on their actions and on my experience as a law enforcement officer, I felt the FBI agents were sent to my home and attempted to intimidate me....."

Judicial Watch 8/13/99 Larry Klayman "...Judicial Watch, in its ongoing Filegate civil lawsuit, recently uncovered written descriptions of Clinton White House photos of Bill and Hillary Clinton with Craig Livingstone, the former bar bouncer who obtained over 900 FBI files for the Clinton White House. Hillary Clinton has pretended not to have known who Craig Livingstone was, even though there is overwhelming evidence she hired him for his White House job. The photo descriptions, which come from Clinton White House records, further demonstrate that Mrs. Clinton's denials relating to Craig Livingstone and Filegate are false. The descriptions include the following information: Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sec. Donna Shalala talk with Rosie O'Donnell and Paula Poundstone in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall Presidential Box... Craig Livingstone is present in the box. Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives [at] the Senate Russell Building. She is accompanied by Craig Livingstone The President greets an intern next to Craig Livingstone. President Clinton is presented with a statue of Mohandas "Mahatma" Gandhi by Yogesh Gandhi... The President talks alone with Craig Livingstone about the statute. President Clinton Greets David Bowie and his band in the outer Oval Office. The band poses for pictures in the Oval Office. Craig Livingstone is present. The Clinton White House should have produced copies of these photos under court process. We alerted the Clinton White House as soon as we found this new evidence among the tens of thousands of pages they produced. Now they refuse to the turn the photos over. Judicial Watch will ask the Court to order these photos produced because they help expose the truth about Hillary Clinton's involvement with Craig Livingstone. ..."

Judicial Watch 8/17/99 Larry Klayman "…Yesterday, Johnny Chung, a key figure in the Chinagate scandal appeared on "The O'Reilly Factor," and provided information linking the Clintons and their Administration with illegal bribery during the Chinagate scandal. Weeks earlier, Judicial Watch had supplied Fox News and others -- consistent with its public interest function -- with video of sworn testimony of Johnny Chung. This sworn testimony, which is evidence, obviously formed the road map of the questions posed by Bill O'Reilly yesterday evening. More importantly, the sworn testimony substantiates what Chung confirmed to O'Reilly during the interview. Following the airing of Chung's interview yesterday, Clinton apologists went to the airwaves to try to discredit him. "However, sworn testimony, as provided to Judicial Watch, backs up his off the cuff account, as told to Bill O'Reilly. Since providing false testimony to Judicial Watch and the Court would place Chung at additional legal risk for perjury, it is extremely unlikely that he would have lied. Moreover, what would Chung have to gain? His life and those of his loved ones have already been threatened, and he is now at odds with his one time benefactors in the Clinton Administration. Ironically, it is Johnny Chung, not Democrats or Republicans, who now take Chinagate seriously enough to speak openly about the wholesale espionage and treason that was committed against this country. While he did wrong, Chung wants to make amends by now coming forward bravely to tell the truth. Others who have done so -- Nolanda Hill and Linda Tripp -- have been retaliated against, with no help from the 'opposition party,' the Republicans. Judicial Watch will stand by these witnesses, however, and react strongly to any further attempt to coerce them to be silent," stated Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman and President Tom Fitton…."

Summary of Current Judicial Watch Caseshttp://www.judicialwatch.org/jwatch/cases.htm ---------------------------------------------

1.JUDICIAL WATCH v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, Civil Action No. 95-0133. http://209.70.190.2/cases/chinagate-doc/trademissions-doc/default.htm

2.JUDICIAL WATCH v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, Civil Action 96-2747. http://209.70.190.2/cases/chinagate-doc/trademissions-doc/default.htm

3.JUDICIAL WATCH v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, Civil Action 97-0289. http://209.70.190.2/cases/chinagate-doc/trademissions-doc/default.htm

4.JUDICIAL WATCH v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, Civil Action 97-2416. http://209.70.190.2/cases/chinagate-doc/trademissions-doc/default.htm

5.JUDICIAL WATCH v. COMMISSION ON U.S. - PACIFIC TRADE & INVESTMENT POLICY, Civil Action No. 97-0099. http://209.70.190.2/cases/chinagate-doc/campfinance/default.htm

6.JUDICIAL WATCH v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, http://209.70.190.2/cases/other/reno-ic/default.htm

7.ALEXANDER et al. v. FBI et al. , Civil Action No. 96-2123. http://209.70.190.2/cases/filegate/default.htm

8.FLOCCO v. STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY et al. http://209.70.190.2/cases/other/statefarm/default.htm

9.JUDICIAL WATCH v. FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, http://209.70.190.2/cases/other/hubbell-faa/default.htm

10.JUDICIAL WATCH v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Civil Action No. 97-2089. http://209.70.190.2/cases/other/ruby-waco-jewell/default.htm

11.ACCURACY IN THE MEDIA (AIM) v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Civil Action 97-2108. http://209.70.190.2/cases/other/foster-aim/default.htm

12.AIM v. FBI, Civil Action 97-2107. http://209.70.190.2/cases/other/foster-aim/default.htm

13.AIM v. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, Civil Action 97-2109. http://209.70.190.2/cases/other/foster-aim/default.htm

14.JUDICIAL WATCH v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS) , Civil Action No. 97-2026. http://209.70.190.2/cases/other/fra-hhs/default.htm

15.IN RE BROWN, Judicial Watch petitioned the three judge panel which appoints independent counsels to "reopen" the inquiry of Ron Brown to determine the cause of his death. http://209.70.190.2/cases/other/ronbrown/default.htm

16.JUDICIAL WATCH v. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION, Civil Action 1:98CV00386. http://209.70.190.2/cases/chinagate-doc/trademissions-fec/default.htm

17.WESTERN JOURNALISM CENTER v. THOMAS CEDERQUIST, et al. , Civil Action S-98-0872 http://209.70.190.2/cases/other/westernjc/default.htm

18.DOLLY KYLE BROWNING v. BILL CLINTON http://209.70.190.2/cases/browning/default.htm

19.JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. MARYLAND STATE PROSECUTOR http://209.70.190.2/cases/other/mdprosecutor/default.htm

20.JUDICIAL WATCH , INC. v. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, http://209.70.190.2/cases/other/gsa/default.htm

21.W. L. MENG, et al. v. BERNARD SCHWARTZ, BILL & HILLARY CLINTON, AL GORE, JOHN HUANG, et al., http://209.70.190.2/cases/chinagate-loral/default.htm

22.JUDICIAL WATCH v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Civil Action No. 99-1130. http://209.70.190.2/cases/other/kosovo/default.htm

23.JUDICIAL WATCH v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, Civil Action No. 99-1110. http://209.70.190.2/cases/other/kosovo/default.htm

24.JUDICIAL WATCH v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, Civil Action No. 99-1111. http://209.70.190.2/cases/other/kosovo/default.htm

25.JUDICIAL WATCH v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Civil Action No. 99-1565. http://209.70.190.2/cases/other/rongji/default.htm

26.JUDICIAL WATCH v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Civil Action No. 99-1234. http://209.70.190.2/cases/chinagate-doc/trademissions-doc/default.htm

27.WESTERN JOURNALISM CENTER v. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, Civil Action No. 99-906. http://209.70.190.2/cases/other/westernjc/default.htm

28.JUDICIAL WATCH v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Civil Action No. 99-1038. http://209.70.190.2/cases/other/bcci/default.htm

29.JUDICIAL WATCH v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Civil Action No. 99-1039. http://209.70.190.2/cases/other/ms/default.htm

30.JUDICIAL WATCH v. EXPORT-IMPORT BANK, Civil Action No. 99-1693. http://209.70.190.2/cases/other/export-import/default.htm

31.JUDICIAL WATCH v. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, Civil Action No. 99-1859. http://209.70.190.2/cases/other/HRCsenate/default.htm

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Judicial Watch 9/17/99 Shane Cory ".... Since the beginning of the week the Clinton White House has visited www.JudicialWatch.org more times than usual; over 30 times through yesterday. It is clear that the Clinton White House is deeply concerned about Judicial Watch's anti-government corruption lawsuits against it and the Clintons. Aside from the Clinton White House, the Clinton justice and labor departments also make frequent visits to Judicial Watch's digital library. Also recorded were the regular visits from various agencies of the Department of Defense. A recent visit to Judicial Watch's site was made by the Federal Reserve Board yesterday after the posting of a letter to the directors of Deutsche Bank demanding that they rescind or deny the illegal loan made to the Clintons. Deutsche Bank was also a noted viewer of the website....."

Judicial Watch 10/18/99 Joe Giganti "....An article on the front page of today's Washington Post cites concerns by Clinton's top aides that his behavior of late, including a personal attack on Judicial Watch's Larry Klayman, could begin to unravel the administration scandals. Ironically, on the eve of Judicial Watch's 5th Anniversary celebration, the President lashed out at Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman for his continued opposition to the Clinton Administration's abuse of power and illegal deeds. Until now Clinton's aides have practiced a policy of not publicly acknowledging the existence of Judicial Watch or its Chairman. "...White House aides squirmed, believing it best for the President not to even acknowledge he knew Klayman's name..." Washington Post 18 October 1999....."

NewsMax.Com 10/28/99 Carl Limbacher "…Judicial Watch celebrated its fifth anniversary with a gala reception in Pasadena, California this past Saturday night….. Klayman had the audience in stitches as he enumerated Judicial Watch's own list of America's Ten Most Wanted. Reno, executor of the White House's Chinagate stonewall, easily made the final cut. "Number four is my friend Janet Reno - who, when I saw her at a restaurant in Washington, DC shortly after I deposed John Huang - she told me I was doing a great job. 'Keep it up, Larry.' "I'm not kidding," Klayman quickly added, after the crowd erupted in laughter….."

NewsMax.Com 10/28/99 Carl Limbacher "…Other honorees on the Judicial Watch Ten Most Wanted List include, in descending order:

Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Harold Ickes, for threatening to defecate on the office rug when put under oath by Judicial Watch.

FBI Director Louis Freeh, for "morphing into the shape and form of whatever political party he happens to be in at any given time."

Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter, for acquitting Bill Clinton on impeachment charges based on his reading of Scottish law.

Vice President Al Gore, for his Buddhist temple fundraising prowess.

Labor Secretary Alexis Herman, for her efforts in turning a healthy DNC profit on U.S. trade missions.

Energy Secretary Bill Richardson, who, as U.N. Ambassador, found himself interviewing Monica Lewinsky for a New York job with Paula Jones' lawyers in hot pursuit.

Former Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary, for so graciously accepting a donation to her favorite charity, Africare, from Chinese military intelligence, via Johnny Chung.

Hillary Clinton, who qualified for "Second Most Wanted" without elaboration from Klayman.

"And last but not least," the Judicial Watch chairman concluded, "the number one winner of the Top Ten List -- William Jefferson Clinton," for personally singling out Klayman as the White House's number one legal nemesis…."

Judicial Watch 10/28/99 "…..Judicial Watch, who initially deposed John Huang (and remains the only one to depose him) in October, 1996, sparking the Chinagate scandal, has asked the Court to recall him, subject to his grant of government immunity. During Huang's initial testimony, he lied to the Court - after he appeared following a manhunt by U.S. Marshals. A Court decision of December 22, 1998, discusses his testimony. See www.judicialwatch.org. Huang has been alleged to be a Chinese agent by Bob Woodward and The Washington Post. When Judicial Watch asked him, under oath, if he passed classified information to the Chinese, he took the 5th Amendment…… Judicial Watch will pursue criminal proceedings against Huang for his past false testimony. Both the Reno Justice Department and Congress have failed to pursue serious law enforcement proceedings against him, and it is unlikely that they will do so given their immunity grants…."

Judicial Watch 11/9/99 Joe Giganti "....Today, after a history of publishing a defamatory column entitled "Klayman Chronicles," David Segal, the writer of the column "Washington Hearsay," in the Monday Business Section of The Washington Post was sued for libel and false light, by Larry Klayman. Klayman had tried to reach a settlement with Segal over his latest column of October 25, 1999, but Segal apparently thought the threat of suit was idle. Based on tacit admissions by Segal himself, his unprecedented "Klayman Chronicles" column is written with the assistance of the Clinton Administration. "Now, Mr. Segal will have something accurate and factual to write about; a lawsuit over his own libelous conduct," stated Larry Klayman....."

Judicial Watch 11/6/99 Joe Giganti "….On the night of October 23rd, Judicial Watch held its 5th Anniversary Black-tie Dinner in which Johnny Chung was a speaker. In his hour long speech, Mr. Chung revealed new information that ties together involvement by high ranking, Chinese military officers to the campaign finance scandals. The speech has sparked interest not only from Mr. Chung's native Taiwan, but also the communist mainland of China. Because of strict controls of the Internet in China (which even blocks CNN's website), Judicial Watch's site was accessed through a government controlled "Information Station" signaling that the access was made by a Chinese official entity….."

Newsmax Inside Cover 11/5/99 Carl Limbacher "….Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman, President Tom Fitton and a key assistant accompanying them were cut off by a van while driving on a Dallas, Texas, highway on Sunday, October 10, 1999. The incident sent their car into a harrowing high-speed spin-out which could have easily killed all three. The van left the scene without stopping. "A gray van cut us off, forcing us to the right, where we touched a car and lost control of our car," Klayman told NewsMax.com. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton confirms the incident, adding that the 60 mph fender bender sent their car swerving across the four-lane highway before completing a hair-raising 360-degree spin-out. Despite heavy traffic, the threesome was lucky enough to avoid a deadly multi-car pile-up. The brush with death left Klayman and company wondering if the incident was purely accidental. "This took several seconds. I had time to cry out, 'stay calm' after the two vehicles hit and we lost control. And when we finally spun out, the van just kept right on going." ….Judicial Watch has filed 42 lawsuits concerning the Clinton Administration, and Bill and Hillary Clinton are individual defendants in four cases; three of which will likely go to trial next year. If they lose, the Clintons could have to pay tens of millions of dollars in damages….."

Judicial Watch 11/26/99 "…..As a result, while litigation expenses have been heavy in 1999 -- exceeding 1998 when Judicial Watch was not so heavily staffed as it is today -- they will skyrocket in 2000, since the cost of going into trial on a number of fronts is enormous. In addition, with Judicial Watch's increased commitments with a West Coast Office, and the to-be-opened Southwest and Midwestern Offices, continued support from the hundreds of thousands of the organization's members is crucial. In addition, the elite establishment media has, with the 2000 elections on the horizon, nearly shut down its coverage of Clinton administration corruption, or for that matter of any politician. Even Fox News -- the best of the cable networks for past coverage -- has recently parted ways with Matt Drudge and Catherine Crier, and hired instead Geraldine Ferraro, Susan Estrich, and Newt Gingrich -- complementing previous hires Al D'Amato, Dick Morris, Eleanor Clift, Alan Colmes, Paula Zahn and Ellen Ratner. Only Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity are left to truly represent anti-establishment and conservative views. For this reason, Judicial Watch has had to step up its educational function, recently starting a national radio show from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. on Saturdays (aired locally on WWRC at AM 570 from 9:00-11:00 P.M. on Wednesdays), "The Judicial Watch Report (also found on its website at www.judicialwatch.org), as well as producing a syndicated "60 Minutes" style television documentary, which will initially be aired monthly and then once every two weeks….."

 

Drudge 1/27/2000 "….U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth is now 'inclined' to approve a request for the deposition of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in the ongoing Filegate lawsuit, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. "I'm inclined to let the fella ask her a few questions," Lamberth recently told one of his clerks, according to case intelligence. The move would set-up an explosive legal showdown between lawyers for the first lady and Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman, who filed the civil action on behalf of former Reagan and Bush officials and others whose FBI files were obtained by the Clinton White House. President Clinton has discussed invoking executive privilege to block his wife's testimony, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. The White House would argue the first lady has had privileged communications with the president's lawyers. It is not known when the judge will issue a ruling on Klayman's request, and a well-placed court source cautions that Lamberth had not completely made up his mind on the motion as of mid-week……"

Judicial Watch 1/25/2000 "….Judicial Watch, who is representing those individuals whose FBI files were misused in Filegate, yesterday received permission in court orders to question both Bill and Hillary Clinton's private investigator and an eyewitness who saw a White House official using FBI files at home - and loading them onto his laptop computer……President Clinton had personally intervened in the Filegate lawsuit to try to prevent his private investigator Larry Potts, who once was a top official at the FBI, from answering questions about Potts and his investigative firm IGI's contacts with Bill and Hillary Clinton, James Carville, Sidney Blumenthal, and the FBI. Bill Clinton also didn't want Potts to answer if he or his firm had received documents from White House files or from Linda Tripp's personnel file. Clinton had tried to assert privileges to prevent answers to these and other questions, but these assertions were largely overruled in yesterday's court ruling. The Clinton White House and Mrs. Clinton had also tried to prevent the deposition of Leslie Gail Kennedy, the ex-wife of William Kennedy, a former lawyer with the Clinton White House. Kennedy had told Judicial Watch that she witnessed William Kennedy loading FBI files information onto a laptop computer on the kitchen table at their home….."

World Net Daily 2/19/00 Larry Klayman "……Ms. Hall is the former manager of Computer Operations in the Clinton White House. Her public testimony confirmed reports first published by Paul M. Rodriguez, managing editor of Insight Magazine, last Jan. 3, 2000……. Ms. Hall recounts how she witnessed the suppression of over 100,000 pages of e-mail evidence in legal proceedings involving Filegate, Chinagate, and the Monica Lewinsky scandals……….. Following the front-page headlines in The Washington Times, typically, congressional committees and the Office of Independent Counsel claimed to be taking an interest in this massive obstruction of justice. Interestingly, however, Ms. Hall had already informed them of her observations over one-and-a-half years ago. Now, with the impetus of front-page headlines to get them off their "derrieres," she was contacted by staff for Chairman Dan Burton of the House Government Reform Committee and Chairman Fred Thompson of the Senate Government Affairs Committee, as well as staff counsel and investigators for Independent Counsel Robert Ray, the successor to Kenneth Starr. To ensure that these government investigators would not again "deep six" Ms. Hall's crucial evidence and that action would indeed be forthcoming, I required as a precondition for her voluntary appearance that she meet with the heads of each investigative body; namely Chairman Burton, Chairman Thompson and Independent Counsel Robert Ray. Thus far, a meeting has occurred only with Burton, who promised immediate action. Specifically, he told Judicial Watch that he would immediately issue subpoenas to the Clinton White House and other involved parties -- to avoid destruction of the evidence. To date, almost three days later, typically no such subpoenas have been issued. However, while the Clinton White House likely destroyed evidence in the interim, Burton has moved at "lightening speed" when compared with Thompson, who has thus far not made himself available. Most disturbing, however, was the reaction of the Office of Independent Counsel. When I stated our desire that Mr. Robert Ray be present to hear what Ms. Hall had to say personally -- Mr. Ray refused. This non-response was typical during the "Starr era" -- when the "judge" could not find the time to even meet with his "Starr witnesses," Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp. (Judicial Watch depositions in our Filegate suit have shown that Starr's staff never interviewed, much less called before the grand jury, most major witnesses.) .........Judicial Watch suspects that the reason why Mr. Ray does not want to meet with Ms. Hall is because he is afraid to appear to be conspiring with the "vast right-wing conspiracy." ….."

 

Schippers Interview with Judicial Watch 3/25/00 "……..This is an excerpt from last week's (3/18/00)interview by Larry Klayman and Tom Fitton with Dave Schippers, lead counsel in the Impeachment of Clinton……..

Klayman: Well, they caved in a few other ways. We have Jim Nicholson on later and we know Jim actually wanted to get something done. He is a very fine person. He is the head of the RNC........
Fitton: Dave, what's your take on the recent activities by the independent counsel? Are you happy, disappointed? Do you think he has done an adequate investigation based on what you know?
Schippers: Based on what I know I feel that they did a full investigation as much as they could. ...I don't know what is under seal. I don't know what they are coming up with under Filegate. I know what Judicial Watch came up with on Filegate and that was one of the reasons that we were.....that was high on our list of investigations after we got the inquiry started. However, as you know, when the November 3, 1998 elections came, everything changed and we were stopped dead in our tracks. I am disappointed that we weren't able to get into Filegate and I'll tell you why. Because I am convinced and this is purely opinion...I am convinced that one of the reasons we weren't able to get our trial in the Senate was because some of the material in Filegate was used to, shall we say, coerce some of the members. ……..

Klayman: You know there is another thing here, Dave, and are admirers of an FBI and an age gone by. I don't think...you may disagree with me on this, you don't have to..you are not the kind of person that is going to say yes if you feel the answer is now, but the FBI is different today than it was many years ago, Waco, Ruby Ridge, Olympic Bombing, Oklahome City, falsifying evidence, this thing and that thing but I don't understand how Starr and Ray's office could have had the FBI assigned to investigate allegations of its own criminal conduct in Filegate. I mean, you can't expect any agency to indict itself and I think that may be part of the problem if not the major problem with this Filegate investigation. Do you have any comments on that?
Schippers: Larry, I am going to have to disagree in one sense. I, when we were out there, we ran into brick walls over at the Justice Department, as did everybody in congress. We came up with a method to force them to do it. We couldn't get anybody in the congress to go along with us. But the only agency that was really cooperative, the only agency that really gave us everything we tried to get and never lied, never in any way acted contrary to the investigation, was the FBI. I mean, the people...now may there are other things that I don't know about and that is possible but I have to say that we got full total cooperation from the bureau out there and it was the only agency that we did get cooperation from. .........,

Schippers: No you're absolutely right. There is no question that we assumed that stuff was being withheld. We didn't know how much. We had no idea how much. That, Larry, is why we, and when I say we, I am talking about my staff and I with the cooperation of the members of the committee, they were with us all the way, especially Hyde...we came up with a method to force them to cooperate, force them to turn things over. We had something that Burton didn't have. It was a new concept and unfortunately...we were ready to go with it....and after the election everybody backed off. But we all know as we sit here. First of all we couldn't get anything out of the justice department. I mean, we would ask the FBI for some information. They would compile it for us, overnight if we required it or as quickly as possible. Now I am not even talking about during the impeachment. I am talking about when we were doing the oversight...that everybody though we weren't doing....during out oversight investigation, we got into the Immigration and Naturalization Service very heavily and we asked for information. The bureau would compile it, the Justice Department would sit on it. It was a terrible situation.

Fitton: Well, the Justice Department, we know is essentially run by Hillary Clinton so you are talking to the White House when you are talking to the Justice Department. Along those lines, you wanted to get into another major scandal, probably more important than Monica Lewinsky in the long run certainly which is Chinagate.
Schippers: Absolutely! That was the first call I made. On October 8th, the House of Representatives voted the inquiry. On the afternoon of October 8th and the morning of October 9th, I called either Triplett or Timperlake.
Klayman: The authors of "Year of the Rat" at that time.
Schippers: Right and I said I have read your book. Will you help me put this thing together? Both of them said we'll work 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, Dave because we couldn't get it done in the Senate but if you have got the power to do it, we'll do it and the first move we made was to begin on that and of course, that too, went down the tube. The election is what killed everything. The election cowed the Republican leadership in both houses. I used the word "cowed". That is the only word to use. They were so poll driver that they just couldn't understand that the American people, once they knew what was going on, would change overnight.
Klayman: Dave I think we can safely say that the cows turned into sheep.
Schippers: Yeah.

Schippers: Absolutely. Let me tell you something. I will tell anybody who will listen that I think we reaped the whirlwind of Filegate in the Senate and in the attitude of some of the leaders and some of the people in the Senate. People that we thought we could rely upon just sat on their hands and I don't know what was in those files but I could guess. ……….

Judicial Watch 3/20/00 "…….Today, Judicial Watch filed a complaint, under the Freedom of Information Act, to obtain documentation from the Office of Independent Counsel concerning his so-called "investigation" of the Filegate scandal. A copy of the complaint is at www.JudicialWatch.org . In recent days, Robert Ray, the Democrat successor and former deputy to Ken Starr, leaked and then forwarded a report on Filegate, before his office even bothered to interview key witnesses, such as Linda Tripp, who testified to Judicial Watch and the Court to having observed FBI files being loaded onto Clinton-Gore White House computers, at the direction of Hillary Clinton. Further, Ray issued the Filegate Report, despite recent revelations from White House whistleblowers that as much as 1,000,000 e-mail [and 457 hard drive cartridges] -- containing incriminating information about Filegate and other Clinton-Gore scandals -- were suppressed by the Clinton-Gore White House. Further, officials in the Clinton-Gore White House threatened the whistleblowers and others not to reveal this, or they would be sent to jail. Such actions constitute obstruction of justice.

………Yesterday, Ray appeared on ABC's "This Week" and, under questioning from Sam Donaldson, effectively admitted that he did not interview key witnesses, or meet with the whistleblowers (much more conduct a full investigation), before leaking and then issuing his Filegate Report. Ray, a converted Democrat, who registered as an Independent after becoming Independent Counsel, could offer no excuse for his dereliction of duty. However, The Washington Post may have an explanation. In an article written by Roberto Suro, entitled "Justice Dept. Puts Starr Investigation on Hold, Sources Say," of June 6, 1999, he reports that Attorney General Janet Reno offered to not undertake a criminal ethics investigation of alleged leaks in the Office of Independent Counsel, if he closed his investigations.

……….Ray closed his Filegate investigation and issued a press release that could have been, and probably was, written in conjunction with the Clinton-Gore Administration -- exonerating the Clintons and effusively praising their cooperation. Just tell that to the e-mail whistleblowers, who were threatened with jail if they talked. And tell that to the Court in Judicial Watch's class action Filegate civil suit -- which has been lied to and seen evidence destroyed repeatedly by the Clinton-Gore Administration in a number of cases, involving the Health Care Task Force, Indian trust fund, Chinagate and Filegate.

PRNewswire 3/16/00 "….The following release was issued today by Joseph P. Duggan: Former White House aides to Presidents Reagan and Bush will press forward with a civil lawsuit against the White House, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and individuals involved with the misuse of sensitive personal files. Today Independent Counsel Robert Ray will send his supervisory panel of judges a report on ``Filegate.'' The report is sealed, but according to information leaked from the investigation and widely reported in the press, Ray will not seek indictments. During 1993 and 1994, Clinton appointees in the White House Counsel's office and the Office of Personnel Security -- including a former bar bouncer -- asked for and received from the Federal Bureau of Investigation background files on more than 900 Republican former appointees, including former Secretary of State James A. Baker III…….

……``If they fail to prosecute, it's a travesty,'' said Joseph P. Duggan, a Washington public affairs executive who was a speechwriter for former President George Bush. ``Chuck Colson went to prison for misusing not 900, but one political opponent's FBI file. Anyone who has had to obtain a security clearance knows that FBI agents collect private medical and financial records. Agents track down ex-friends, ex-neighbors and ex-spouses in search of derogatory information. These 'raw' investigation files invariably contain material that is not necessarily true, but almost certainly is negative and embarrassing. There is no telling how much damage we have suffered, and may yet suffer, because the FBI improperly gave our files to unauthorized and politically hostile individuals.''

……..Duggan said, ``Coverups may have thwarted the criminal investigation, but thank God we have a civil lawsuit that may uncover the truth and win damages from the culprits.'' He is one of the plaintiffs in a class action privacy suit brought by former White House employees against the FBI, the White House, and individuals allegedly involved in misuse of the files. The civil suit, Alexander et al. vs. Federal Bureau of Investigation et al., may soon come to trial in U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth's court. Full information on the Filegate civil suit is available at the website of Judicial Watch, the public interest law firm representing the former White House employees -- http://www.judicialwatch.org.

……``Less than a week ago,'' said Duggan, ``in a pre-trial hearing in our lawsuit, Judge Lamberth received testimony alleging a Clinton White House coverup of e-mails relating to the Filegate investigation. Judge Lamberth ordered the White House to produce the missing e-mails. How could Mr. Ray conclude his criminal investigation of Filegate while such significant new evidence is being discovered in the civil case?'' …."

FOX News 3/16/00 "……. According to sources, the [Ray] report determines that there was gross negligence on the part of some mid-level and lower-level employees at the White House, especially White House security officer Tony Marceca. Sources say the report concludes bad judgment was used in placing unqualified employees in sensitive positions, but it finds no evidence of intentional wrongdoing and no clear evidence of a cover-up. The White House has maintained throughout the investigation that the FBI background files of hundreds of individuals, many of them Republicans, were pulled because it received an outdated passholder list from the secret service. Some Republicans have maintained the Clinton administration pulled the files in an effort to gather potentially harmful information on Republicans and create a so-called "enemies list." ........."

oicstarr.com 3/16/00 Robert Ray "…….. Thursday, March 16, 2000 Independent Counsel Robert W. Ray today issued the following statement: The Office of the Independent Counsel ("OIC") has concluded its investigation in two matters. First, the OIC concluded its investigation of a matter commonly known as the "FBI Files" matter. Second, the OIC concluded its investigation into whether former White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum testified falsely on June 26, 1996 before the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. The Independent Counsel decided in both cases that no prosecutions were warranted……… In the FBI Files matter, the Independent Counsel determined that there was no substantial and credible evidence that any senior White House official, or First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, was involved in seeking confidential Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI") background reports of former White House staff from the prior administrations of President Bush and President Reagan. …….

……The Office did not investigate alleged violations of the Privacy Act of 1974 because such offenses are excluded from the jurisdiction of an independent counsel. Accordingly, this Office declined prosecution under the referral from the Special Division of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the Department of Justice, and the matter is now closed.

.........In the matter relating to Mr. Nussbaum, the Independent Counsel found no substantial and credible evidence that Mr. Nussbaum lied to the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight about his discussions with Mrs. Clinton regarding the hiring of former Office of Personnel Security Director Craig Livingstone or about his knowledge regarding the circumstances of Mr. Livingstone's appointment. There was no substantial or credible evidence that Mrs. Clinton was involved in the hiring of Mr. Livingstone. Accordingly, this Office declined prosecution and has closed the Nussbaum matter as well.

………..This Office reached its conclusions after completing extensive investigative work with the assistance of experienced criminal investigators from both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and, in instances where a conflict of interest might be perceived, the Internal Revenue Service. This Office also reviewed the voluminous record created by two congressional inquiries and an FBI investigation of the FBI files matter. These matters are the culmination of the investigative work of these agents and more than ten attorneys, Assistant United States Attorneys on detail to this Office, including several other career prosecutors, and senior OIC staff. With respect to these two investigations, the White House provided substantial cooperation and assistance, as did the FBI and the United States Secret Service. The President did not assert any privileges and the White House, principally through the White House Counsel's Office, allowed OIC personnel substantial access to facilities, documents, and witnesses in order to obtain all relevant evidence relating to these two investigations……"

Judicial Watch 3/14/00 "……Tomorrow, Judicial Watch counsel, Larry Klayman, and client, Dolly Kyle Browning will appear before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to argue that the decision by Judge Susan Webber Wright to hold the President in civil contempt of court was not sufficient, and that he should be held in criminal contempt for his perjury and other litigation misconduct. ………. During the impeachment proceedings, the House Judiciary Committee confirmed the truth of Mrs. Browning's testimony, thereby underscoring the perjury of the President. Mrs. Browning then moved the Judge, Susan Webber Wright, to have Mr. Clinton held in criminal contempt and for other sanctions, but in her haste to end the case, Wright did not grant Mrs. Browning's request......."The civil contempt sanctions imposed on the President for his perjury are a mere slap on the wrist. He must be held accountable criminally, and that is why Mrs. Browning has appealed Judge Wright's timid decision to the Eighth Circuit. In the past, this appeals court has routinely reversed Judge Wright, and we expect the same result here, in the interests of justice," stated Judicial Watch Chairman and General Counsel Larry Klayman......."

 

Judicial Watch 4/18/00 ".......The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear oral argument on May 18, 2000 (9:30 a.m.) on a Clinton White House appeal of a lower court ruling that Bill Clinton criminally violated the Privacy Act when he released letters to him, stored in government files, from Kathleen Willey government files. The ruling, by the Honorable Royce C. Lamberth, came in the Filegate lawsuit that Judicial Watch is pursuing on behalf of those Republicans and others whose FBI files were illegally taken and misused by the Clinton White House. Hillary Rodham Clinton is one of the defendants in this $90 million class action lawsuit and, and according to the Clinton White House's own admission, was also involved in the Willey letter release. "The law is clear. The Privacy Act applies to The White House and Clinton knew this. Nonetheless, Clinton violated this law in releasing Willey's letters from government files in an effort to destroy her reputation. Judge Lamberth, in the context of a discovery order, recognized this and ruled that Clinton and his White House lawyers had the requisite intent for a criminal violation of the Privacy Act sufficient to invoke the crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine. We expect the Appeals Court will agree," stated Judicial Watch Chairman and General Counsel Larry Klayman......"

Judicial Watch 4/14/00 "…….As a service to the American people a new Judicial Watch project, www.ConfidentialWitness.org, was launched today. The website offers a secure way for those individuals who have first hand knowledge of government corruption to report the wrongdoings. At today's launch, Larry Klayman, Chairman of Judicial Watch stated "This is a broad based, yet unique approach to offer an Internet safe-haven for individuals to come forward and tell their story. For years Judicial Watch used the Internet to educate the public and now, in-turn, the public can educate us." Individuals will be able to report details of government corruption involving all levels of government; federal, state and local. Judicial Watch plans to use this project as a springboard to fight corruption at every level across the United States. With the failure of the Clinton-Gore Justice Department as well as state and local agencies, Judicial Watch is all that is left to shield the everyday citizen against the injustices of corrupt government. ….."

 

 

ABC News.com 5/18/00 Josh Gerstein "……. As a panel of appeals court judges prepares to make a ruling that could affect a host of cases facing the White House, government lawyers are trying to drag a top aide to President Clinton out of the legal crossfire. Three judges heard arguments today on whether President Clinton broke the law when he ordered the release of letters from a former political supporter who accused him of sexual misconduct. …… Today's hearing focused on the issue of whether the Privacy Act, a 1974 law that restricts the federal government's release of information about individuals, applies to the White House. While the legal issue is arcane, the appeals court's decision could have far-reaching implications. A victory for the White House would put a stop to a flurry of lawsuits it faces. If the other side, represented by the conservative group Judicial Watch, prevails, virtually all records kept by the president's staff could be thrown open to people mentioned in them....... The judges agreed with Judicial Watch's Larry Klayman that Congress enacted the Privacy Act in response to abuses committed by President Nixon and his aides, but they were unsure whether Congress achieved its goal of regulating White House conduct. ……… Some of the judges seemed to have little patience for Klayman's presentation, which included brandishing a photograph of first lady Hillary Clinton with White House security aide Craig Livingstone. At another point, Klayman said that the White House's appeal in the case was motivated by an effort to protect the first lady's Senate bid. That drew a rebuke from Edwards, who loudly ordered Klayman: "Stop!" ……."

ABC News.com 5/18/00 Josh Gerstein "……. A court filing in that case last week drew considerable attention for suggesting that the president and Mrs. Clinton might try to assert spousal privilege, a legal doctrine that protects communications between husband and wife. Unremarked upon was the fact that, elsewhere in that same document, the White House sought to put some distance between communications aide Sidney Blumenthal and the controversial decision to release the Willey letters…….. "While in Puerto Rico, on March 16, 1998, Mr. Blumenthal spoke to Mrs. Clinton by telephone," White House lawyers wrote in response to formal questions filed on behalf of the plaintiffs in the so-called Filegate lawsuit. "Mr. Blumenthal recalls that he and Mrs. Clinton discussed Ms. Willey's letters to the president, and that the letters were inconsistent with what Ms. Willey had said on 60 Minutes. Both Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Blumenthal agreed that the letters should be released." The letters, which had been gathered some time earlier, were given to reporters on the same day that the first lady and Blumenthal spoke……..In the latest version, Blumenthal's role in the handling of the Willey letters is portrayed as inconsequential……..Judicial Watch asked Tatel to recuse himself from the case because of his ties to Clinton. Tatel declined. ……"

Judicial Watch 5/17/00 "……In an important discovery ruling today in Judicial Watch's $90-million class action lawsuit, the Honorable Royce C. Lamberth ordered the production of key telephone and billing records concerning Hillary Clinton and others. In addition, the Judge ordered that about sixty boxes of documents concerning Harold Ickes' tenure at the Clinton-Gore White House be searched. "These records of Hillary Clinton and others may prove to be the "Holy Grail" of what occurred during Filegate," stated Judicial Watch Chairman and General Counsel Larry Klayman……."

CBSNEWS.com 6/6/00 "….. The White House has 20 days to produce e-mails from President Clinton, the first lady, and 31 Oval Office aides about some very sensitive issues.. …….. The judge is also allowing Judicial Watch to delve into two side issues: the use of information from Tripp's Pentagon personnel file and the White House's release of personal letters by Willey. ……..While calling for a search of White House computer archives, Lamberth said he will deal later with the problem that 100,000 or more e-mails were not archived and are being reconstructed from computer back-up tapes. ……."

 

Judicial Watch 7/31/00 "……Republican Vice Presidential Candidate, and former Bush Administration Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney hosted Republican Party political contributors at a Penatgon briefing held August 19, 1992. According to recently revealed reports, members of the "Presidential Roundtable," whose minimum qualifying contribution was reportedly $5000, received briefings by Cheney at the Pentagon……..Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman stated, "Whether it's the Lincoln Bedroom or a Pentagon briefing room - Democrat or Republican - Judicial Watch will continue to serve the American people by investigating and, if necessary, pursuing allegations of government corruption and misconduct. We do not know if the allegations concerning Cheney are true or not; but we would be derelict to our oath to be non-partisan if we overlooked them."….."This is the difference between Judicial Watch and many other groups; we stand on principle, not politics," Klayman added. ……"

Judicial Watch 11/8/00 "......Judicial Watch, the public interest law firm that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, is currently litigating at least 5 lawsuits against Hillary Clinton, over allegations that she violated the privacy rights of American citizens in Filegate, and related matters, masterminded the breach of national security and the sale of taxpayers' resources for campaign contributions in Chinagate, and defamed, harassed and harmed White House whistleblowers and other women who had prior relationships with or were assaulted by her husband Bill Clinton....... Many of those cases are in their mature stages, such as Judicial Watch's Filegate litigation, where Mrs. Clinton is expected to be deposed, subject to the Court ruling on Plaintiffs' motion. Currently, the Court is holding hearings on the e-mail scandal, which Judicial Watch brought to light in this case, and rulings are expected soon...... "Mrs. Clinton won her Senate seat in New York, but Judicial Watch is not interested in elections. Now, it is time for the American people to "win justice" in the courts, for the offenses she has committed under our nation's laws," stated Judicial Watch Chairman and General Counsel Larry Klayman....."