Gulf Wara Democrat, testifies before the Senate and reveals his knowledge of large US shipments of dual-use biological and chemical agents to Iraq that may have been used against US troops in the Gulf War. These agents are likely one of the main causes of the illness known as Gulf War Syndrome. (Iran Chamber Society)
Whitewater / Lewinsky and related "scandals"Paula Jones accuses Bill Clinton of sexually molesting her during his tenure as governor of Arkansas. Jones's testimony has fluctuated wildly from originally denying that any such incident occurred, to alleging that any sexual liasons between her and Clinton were mutually agreeable, to her final story that she was molested against her will. (The American Spectator article that "outed" her quotes her as saying she wanted to be Clinton's "regular girlfriend.") Jones is encouraged by right-wing sources to file a lawsuit against Clinton, and offer to provide her with free legal counsel. Jones will solicit money from conservatives around the country, ostensibly for her legal defense fund. At least $100,000 of that money will be unaccounted for and never go to pay legal fees, a fact found objectionable by one of Jones's legal sponsors, the Rutherford Institute. In November 1997 Jones will sign a contract with a direct-mail agency that promises her $200,000 more. Her own lawyers later admit that her legal fund was "mishandled." $50,000 of her defense fund will come from an organization known as the Fund for a Living American Government (FLAG); the organization's single member, William Lehrfeld, is the primary counsel for the Arkansas Project.
Whitewater / Lewinsky and related "scandals"Isikoff has developed a healthy distaste for Bill Clinton, and revealed in 1993 that the Clinton campaign had paid a private investigator over $100,000 to "keep tabs" on the so-called "bimbo eruption" surrounding the Clinton campaign and failed to inform the FEC about the payouts; most of the $100,000 was paid out after the 1992 election, incurring Isikoff's mounting curiosity about Clinton's sex life, and he ground out one story after another about Clinton, each more critical than the last. Marvin Kalb writes, "Each of his stories about Clinton, Whitewater, or Troopergate contributed to his Rolodex of colorful stories, and with each story he kept returning to one question: Was Clinton just reckless woth women, or was he pathologically incapable of controlling his sexual urges? His instinct told him that Clinton was both a liar and a philanderer and that the two were related." Isikoff was a valuable resource for the Clinton-haters: a journalist who was bent on finding "dirt" on Clinton who worked for the putatively liberal Washington Post. Kalb writes, "They cultivated and used Isikoff, and he cultivated and used them. Each met the other's needs, a perfectly normal arrangement between a source and a reporter. Over the next couple of years, however, Isikoff allowed routine cooperation to evolve on more than one occasion into unhealthy collaboration."
Cold WarIt is shown that beginning in 1985, Ames spied for the former Soviet Union, and among other information, provided the KGB with the names of American intelligence sources behind the Iron Curtain. At least 100 sources were compromised by Ames's information, and at least 10 were executed. Ames, who spied strictly for money, was paid over $2.5 million by his Soviet handlers, and his opulent lifestyle eventually cast suspicion on him. Partially because of the CIA's reluctance to admit that the agency had a "mole," and partially because of embarrassment over the Iran-Contra scandal, the CIA took an unusually long time to finally "out" Ames. Ames also passed two polygraph tests administered to him, which casts doubt on the efficacy of polygraph assessment. With the help of the FBI, Ames is finally caught. He will be found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment; his wife, Rosario, will get five years as his accomplice. (Wikipedia)