Media manipulation and marketing by GOPCNBC's Roger Ailes declares that the Clinton administration of "a cover-up with regard to Whitewater that includes...possible land fraud, illegal contributions, abuse of power...suicide cover-up -- possible murder." Ailes is a well-established Republican campaign operative who began working with Richard Nixon, and created the infamous "Willie Horton" ad of the 1988 Presidential campaign. He will later go on to head Fox News. (WSWS/Rense, H.R. Clinton)
Whitewater / Lewinsky and related "scandals"Hubbell is charged by the Rose Law Firm of questionable billing practices. In December 1994, Hubbell will eventually plead guilty to charges of fraud and serve 18 months in prison. Even though Hubbell's connection with Whitewater is virtually nil, the forces behind the investigation treat Hubbell's conviction as a tremendous victory and vow to use it as a springboard for further prosecutions. (Washington Post, H.R. Clinton)
"What we don't want to see is that freedom is not a concept in which people can do anything they want, be anything they can be. Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do." -- Rudolph Giuliani, March 16, 1994
Whitewater / Lewinsky and related "scandals"Supposedly Clinton received insider information about her commodities, whose trading netted $100,000 on an initial $1000 investment, in 1978. The Times asserts, incorrectly, that Tyson received $9 million in state government loans, possibly in return for help provided to the Clintons in their investments. Like so much of Gerth's other writing about the Clintons, this assertion proves to be false. Tyson never received any loan from Arkansas. In a published correction, the Times corrects the initial falsehood about Tyson, but now asserts that Tyson improperly received $7 million in state income tax credits, another falsehood. Hillary Clinton, angered by the allegations, overreacts: she instructs her spokesperson to tell the press that while Tyson attorney James Blair did indeed give her tips, she did most of the trading herself, basing her decisions upon her perusal of the Wall Street Journal. Reporters quickly find out that Clinton is exaggerating. Blair had done most of the trading himself at Clinton's behest. For her part, she had briefly managed a second commodities trading account on her own, but never gleaned much profit from it. Caught in an exaggeration which is at least somewhat a lie, Clinton withdraws her claim weeks later, but the damage is done, permanently damaging her credibility and adding fuel to the fire that rages around the Clintons and their so-called criminal enterprises.
Whitewater / Lewinsky and related "scandals""I know something about Bill and Hillary Clinton right now. I know how their stomachs churn, their anxiety mounts, how their worry over their defenseless child increases. I know their inability to sleep at night and their reluctance to rise in the morning. I know every new incursion of doubt, every heartbreak over bailing-out friends...every jaw-clenching look at front pages. I know all this, and the thought of it makes me happy." In January 1987, during the Iran-Contra investigation, she told a Washington Post reporter that she wanted to take a machine gun and "mow down [investigative reporter] Anthony Lewis." Her husband replied, grinning, that she should instead send the bullets to the Contras: "They would use them to more effect." (Washington Times/Washington Post/Mark Crispin Miller)
Whitewater / Lewinsky and related "scandals"as part of a plea deal negotiated in part with Whitewater independent counsel Robert Fiske, admits to "deceit, craft, trickery and dishonest means to defraud the United States" by falsely inflating the assets of his Capital Management Services firm in order to secure federal matching funds, and lying to the government about a number of loans. Hale testifies that $900,000 in missing federal funds loaned to his firm were made to disappear by being "loaned" to a number of his own firms, in essence "laundered" out of sight and into his own pocket. Even now, Hale lies to the court, saying he doesn't know what happened to the money. Hale, who has made a proffer of information to Fiske concerning his knowledge of financial crimes committed by Bill Clinton, Jim Guy Tucker, and Jim McDougal, is allowed to get away with his calumny because Fiske and his assistants can't be sure if Hale is lying or not. Hale demands FBI protection, claiming that his life is in danger because of his knowledge. Fiske, in a decision that he will come to regret, offers Hale immunity from further charges of both financial impropriety and sexual misconduct if he will testify against the Clintons. As the Whitewater case winds on, Hale will become the star witness against the Clintons in the Whitewater investigation; all of Hale's allegations and charges are later proven to be false.