Hillary Clinton First Lady
Hillary Rodham Clinton is the only First Lady in the history of the United States to come under criminal investigation. The Office of the First Lady is an actual bureaucracy within the Executive Office of the President and the White House replete with its own staff and budget.
As a role model, Hillary Clinton facilitated Mr. Clinton's faithlessness, lied about it, covered up allegations of sexual harassment and abuse, attacked and vilified critics, victims, their advocates and anyone who gets in the way of the Clinton's own personal ambitions.
Hillary Clinton was a colorless First Lady characterized by her drab personal appearance and dress, poor taste in interior design, rudeness and foul mouth mistreatment of subordinates - even toward those charged with protecting her life with their own life - and a ruthless personal political ambition manifested in a failed Healthcare “reform” boondoggle, which of course ended in scandal.
Upon Mr. Bill Clinton's inauguration in 1993 and under charges of nepotism, she was appointed the head of a task force in a planned take over of one-eighth of the United States economy. The secrecy of Hillary Clinton's Healthcare Task Force was at issue in court cases which resulted in fines and disclosures to comply with the law.
Her friend and law partner Vince Foster supervised the defense of the litigation. Two years later the Task Force proposals, dubbed Hillarycare, lacked public support and the Democrats in control of Congress killed it by refusing to a vote on it or go on record in support or against it.
Subsequently, the Republicans won a landslide victory in 1994, taking over both Houses of Congress.
- 1 Giftgate
- 2 Travelgate
- 3 Waco massacre
- 4 Cattlegate
- 5 Filegate
- 6 Whitewater
- 7 Evidence tampering and obstruction
- 8 Hillarycare
- 9 1994 Christmas Tree
- 10 Legal Defense Fund and influence peddling
- 11 Chinagate
- 12 Enemies list
- 13 IRS abuses
- 14 Pardongate
- 15 Occultism
- 16 Senate campaign
- 17 See also
- 18 References
A new president receives congratulatory gifts from other Heads of State. Under the law, of course, these are not the property of William Jefferson Clinton nor Hillary Rodham Clinton, as they cannot legally accept bribes, gifts, and gratuities for serving as President or First Lady. The gifts are the property of the institution of the Office of the President, the United States Government. Legal experts and graduates of Ivy League Law schools, with the exception of possibly two, are in complete agreement on this point.
There is no accounting for millions of dollars of unappraised gifts received after Bill Clinton's first inauguration. Civil Service employees were instructed not to itemize the gifts, complete the requisite cataloging, inventory and appraisal forms, and insure delivery to the White House Gift Office. Those who refused to comply were eased out of their positions, fired, and slandered in media accounts.
After 8 years when the Clinton's left the White House, allegations were finally reported that had been made the first week they had entered the White House in January 1993.
Hillary Clinton's first grab for power in the nations capital was moving against the $31 million budget and staff positions in the White House Travel Office. Hillary trumped up some alleged mismanagement and ordered the 7 career staffers fired in order to take over their budget and stuff the positions with her Hollywood surrogates and cronies. The professional career staffers, some who had served presidents of both parties for nearly 30 years, sued to fight the Clinton slander machine, preserve their reputations, and get their jobs back.
The Clinton attack machine ramped up; Clinton surrogate and Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers went before the nation to announce head of the Travel Office had been suspected of some bogus charges and was fired to make room for their rich Hollywood friends who wanted to take over the lucrative White House Travel Office. When the fired employees wouldn't just shut up and go away after a few months, the IRS was sicked on them.
White House underlings wrote a memo saying that they knew "there would be hell to pay" if they "failed to take swift and decisive action in conformity with the First Lady's wishes." This memo contradicted the First Lady's previous statements in the GAO investigation, that she had played no role in the firings and had not consulted with her Hollywood friends beforehand.
Within the first hundred days of the new presidency, America was introduced to its new First Lady whom investigators determined, had given "factually false" testimony under oath when questioned by the GAO, the Independent Counsel, and Congress.
Former Nixon speechwriter and New York Times columnist William Safire, who had endorsed Bill Clinton in 1992, wrote that many Americans were coming to the "sad realization that our First Lady—a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation—is a congenital liar."
A walk down memory lane
As the Wall Street Journal noted in a walk down memory lane,
Under criticism the White House changed its story. They said that they were just trying to cut unneeded staff and save money. Then they said they were trying to impose a competitive bidding process. They tried a new explanation—the travel office shake-up was connected to Vice President Al Gore’s National Performance Review. (Almost immediately Mr. Gore said that was not true.) The White House then said it was connected to a campaign pledge to cut the White House staff by 25%. Finally they claimed the workers hadn’t been fired at all but placed on indefinite “administrative leave...
It emerged in contemporaneous notes of a high White House staffer that the travel-office workers were removed because Mrs. Clinton wanted to give their jobs—their “slots,” as she put it, according to the notes of director of administration David Watkins—to political operatives who’d worked for Mr. Clinton’s campaign. And she wanted to give the travel office business itself to loyalists. There was a travel company based in Arkansas with long ties to the Clintons. There was a charter travel company founded by Harry Thomason, a longtime friend and fundraiser, which had provided services in the 1992 campaign. If the travel office were privatized and put to bid, he could get the business....
Clinton Scandal Ritual: lie, deny, revise, claim not to remember specifics, stall for time. When it passes, call the story “old news” full of questions that have already been answered. 'As I’ve repeatedly said . . .'"
The Clinton's name have become synonymous with scandal.
Among the hard choices this advocate of children and women's rights had to make was giving the go-ahead to extinguish the lives of 17 children and 68 adults, the majority of which were women and minorities in the Waco massacre, a colossal bureaucratic blunder that needed quick resolution in her husbands first term. Vince Foster transmitted the order from Hillary Clinton to Webster Hubbell at the Justice Department who presented it to Attorney General Janet Reno. Foster, said to be distraught over the results of his involvement, committed suicide.
Timothy McVeigh visited the Waco gravesite of the children and adults which included several inter-racial couples. Outraged at the lawlessness of a government that now threatened Second Amendment rights, McVeigh made a personal decision to follow the same path of lawlessness. Under interrogation McVeigh cited the Waco massacre as his motivation for the Oklahoma City bombing. Hillary Clinton and the Clinton surrogates seized on the tragedy to attack their opponents. Ronald Reagan, Newt Gingrich, Bob Dole, Rush Limbaugh and any Republican, Libertarian, or Conservative who advocated smaller government and government accountability, or opposed any Clinton initiative, was labeled by the Clinton attack machine and mainstream media surrogates as a right-wing anti-government racist and extremist. The immediate official statements made it clear groups, not individual actors, were being targeted. In the end, the Oklahoma City bombing was the work of a lone wolf - Timothy McVeigh. But the Clinton attack machine divided the country, slandering and impugning the integrity of millions of innocent Americans in its aftermath. Bill Clinton later was to say the Oklahoma City bombing spin saved his presidency and successfully insured his re-election.
Hillary Clinton pocketed $490,000 on the very first cattle futures trade made in an account registered in her name. The trades were executed by James Blair, outside council for Tyson Foods, Arkansas's largest employer and polluter. Tyson Foods has a reputation that makes it possibly America's worst polluter for dumping chicken waste and exposing children to toxic materials in Arkansas rivers.
The sophisticated cattle future trading was viewed both inside Arkansas and ouside as money laundering for bribes paid to the Clinton's, under the cover of attorney-client privilege.
Mrs. Clinton refused to release her tax returns for the years in question.
Livingston was a bar bouncer who worked on the 1992 campaign dressed as a chicken to stalk then President George H.W. Bush. After victory Livingstone headed up the White House Office of Personnel Security. Livingstone illegally requested and received from the FBI background files on former Reagan and Bush Sr. staffers.
Livingstone was the perfect patsy for what happened next. Big, stupid, partisan, willing to make a fool of himself and loyal to the end, Livingstone was nearly the embodiment of the perfect Clinton surrogate.
That the files were illegally procured there is no doubt. That a DNC operative illegally downloaded copies to a flashdrive there is no question. That the files contained half-truths and innuendos, similar to the abuse the country suffered only two years earlier in the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill hearings there is a near certainty; that innocent lives and careers were affected for the coming decades is unquestionable. It was intended as the political equivalent of the Katyn massacre-a decapitation of the future leadership of the Republican party. Any White House staffers who served Presidents Reagan and Papa Bush who may think of running for Congress one day had to brace themselves for whatever lies and innuendo may be thrown at them publicly out of an FBI background check.
In the end of coarse, no one was ever held accountable for the abuse and lives destroyed. But all fingers inside the White House and outside pointed at the new First Lady who was rapidly getting a national reputation for the use of dirty tricksters, private investigators, and outright thugs to harass, discredit, intimidate, and blackmail her perceived political enemies or those who stood in the way of her raw ambition for power.
For a more detailed treatment, see Whitewater.
Hillary Clinton brought to Washington D.C. several lawyers including Vince Foster and Webster (Webb) Hubbell who worked with her at the Rose Law Firm in Arkansas. Foster is said to have committed suicide after the massacre of women and child at Waco and Hubbell served 21 months in federal prison for fraud and overbilling clients. 15 friends and associates of the Clinton's were convicted of 40 federal crimes in the ensuing investigations.
Evidence tampering and obstruction
After the death of White House staffer Vince Foster, 20 year Secret Service veteran Henry O' Neill testified before Congress he observed as Hillary Clinton's chief of staff, Margaret Williams, carry boxes of papers out of Foster's office and up to the White House residence quarters on First Lady Hillary Clinton's instructions. The documents related to the Clinton's blind trust and White House real estate investments. Under oath, Hillary Clinton denied issuing the instructions or receiving the documents. The documents were now considered evidence in the investigation of the death of Vince Foster.
Two years later, some of the documents were retrieved from the private White House living quarters. FBI investigators determined Hillary Clinton's fingerprints were on the documents.
For a more detailed treatment, see Clinton health care plan.
Hillary was asked by her husband to play a central role in secretly crafting a plan to overhaul Health Care. Joe Klein. author of Primary Colors, the fawning rendition of the phenomena of Clintonism on the 1992 campaign trail remarked,
|“||Bill Clinton really believed that if anybody was going to come up with the answer to the most vexing public policy problem out there, it was going to be Hillary. It was one of the stupidest political decisions that Bill Clinton ever made.||”|
Democrats were divided, and conservatives counterattacked. The Democratically controlled Congress refused to even vote on it, given its unpopularity and having to publicly take a stand in support of the Clintons before the 1994 Midterm Elections.
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), along with several other groups, filed a lawsuit over closed-door meetings related to the HillaryCare. The AAPS sued to gain access to the list of members of the task force which the Clinton administration had kept secret from the public. On June 14, 1993 the Washington Times reported Hillary's task force records were being shredded.
Along with the failed task force's membership being sealed from the public, so was its budget, accounting, and spending authority. Hillary's task force was given a budget of $100,000. In secret, it spent an unappropriated $32 million.
The long-term impact was an embarrassment to Hillary, especially in her 2008 presidential campaign.
1994 Christmas Tree
In 1994, Hillary had tasked several art students to do their own interpretation of the Christmas Carol Twelve Days of Christmas, and sent out the letter two months beforehand. This infamously resulted in several extremely crude Christmas decorations that at best barely fit in with the intended theme (such as a mobile featuring two lords "a-leaping" in a completely different, inappropriate manner), and at worst didn't fit in with the theme or even Christmas at all, including crack pipes. Gary Aldrich later recalled this event in his book Unlimited Access.
Legal Defense Fund and influence peddling
As the myriad of Hillary-centered scandals mounted in addition to Mr. Clinton's own sex scandals, the Clinton's legal bills stacked up and they desperately clutched their fingers on the reigns of power. They were willing to sell anything, their honor, their own personal dignity, the nation's security, whatever, so long as they could hold their lifestyle of privilege in Washington, and continue being worshiped as media icons of rebellious youth, the yuppified establishment left, and the Bubba's who went from being racists to welfare queens with their own Fannie Mae backed subprime mortgages.
For a more detailed treatment, see Chinagate fundraising scandal.
Agents of China sought to give contributions to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) before the 1996 presidential campaign in violation of US law barring non-American citizens from donating money to American politicians and political parties.
For a more detailed treatment, see Vast right wing conspiracy theory.
Hillary Clinton branded opponents of the Administration and critics of the Clinton's scandalous lifestyles as "a vast right-wing conspiracy." White House staffers made up an enemies list of persons and organizations who subsequently endured IRS audits and harassment.
Although Hillary Clinton told CBS's Steve Kroft in an interview on 60 Minutes to address her husband's infidelity, Clinton emphatically stated,
|“||I'm not sitting here — some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette.||”|
Clinton likewise mocked stay-at-home-moms for baking cookies while she was employed at a "high powered" law firm making more money than her husband. She was lauded by liberal media and pundits as "a strong woman."
In the end, when confronted with the infidelity of her husband, she blamed "a vast right-wing conspiracy" and stood by her man.
'Why didn’t you leave the White House when you found out about the cheating of your husband?' Gaddafi's daughter Aisha Gaddafi.
In the tradition of FDR, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon the Clinton's were not averse to illegally using the IRS to harass their enemies. Only in the case of the Clinton's it wasn't just political opponents. Mrs. Clinton went after "the little people", as Leona Helmsley called them. The little people, many who had actually voted for Clinton, like the fired Travel Office employees, or the women victims of Mr. Clinton's sexual assaults. The people who wouldn't just shut up and go away.
In preparation for her Senate bid, President Clinton offered clemency to members of the Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN) terrorist group  to curry favor with radical Puerto Rican voters among the New York electorate. The FALN bombed Fraunces Tavern in Manhattan, killing four people in 1975. Over a six-year period, the group claimed responsibility for more than 100 bombings that took six lives and injured some 130 people.
Marc Rich is the biggest tax cheat in American history. Rich fled the country. He was a big donor to the Clintons and the Democratic party, so Bill Clinton wanted to pardon him. Eric Holder, who later served as Barack Obama's Attorney General, arranged the pardons. Former President Jimmy Carter publicly called it "disgraceful". His wife Denise Rich then donated at least $450,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
After the death of Vince Foster, whom Hillary was very close to, she is said to have fallen into a deep depression and reached out to author William Stayron who wrote about his own struggles with depression. In 1996 Bob Woodward of the Washington Post reported Hillary Clinton consulted psychic mediums to contact the spirit of the deceased former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt for advice. This was not unprecedented, Mary Todd Lincoln held seances in the White House attempting to contact her loved ones. Hillary in many ways identified with Eleanor Roosevelt.
Eleanor Roosevelt had been caught on surveillance "quite clearly having sexual intercoarse" with a younger man, Joe Lash. The story was leaked to the press. Eleanor arranged a sham marriage between Lash and a friend of hers', Gertrude Pratt, to deflect criticism and attention. Eleanor Roosevelt's bisexuality has become the focus of biographers and scholars.
Bill Clinton identified Hillary as a bisexual. When stories of Hillary's lesbianism abounded, Hillary held a press conference to deny the rumors. Not long after, Bill Clinton presided over an informal wedding ceremony between Hillary's longtime close associate and confidant, Huma Abedin, who had been working at Hillary's side since 1994, and Rep. Anthony Weiner. It was an odd relationship between the two; Weiner lived in New York and commuted to Washington when Congress was in session; Huma, like Hillary. spent the vast majority of time away from their spouse while Hillary and Huma travelled the globe in Hillary's role as Secretary of State.
Weiner was driven from Congress in a sexting scandal. Later it was revealed Weiner's personal computer contained more than a half million emails related to the Clinton Foundation and Hillary's email scandal. When the news broke, Hillary didn't separate herself from Huma by firing her, which Huma alone would be responsible for unauthorized State Department information being found on Anthony Weiner's personal computer. Like Nixon, she chose the path of loyalty to subordinates over making a clean break with people accused of lawbreaking, as Reagan had done when he fired Oliver North or John Kennedy when he fired Allen Dulles. If elected, the nation faced a constitutional crisis over her actions, failures, and negligence.
In addition, while Clinton publicly displays herself as calm and mature, and while she criticized Trump in the 2016 presidential election as being "unfit" for the presidency, she herself has serious emotional and temperamental problems, often throwing extreme temper tantrums, using profane language, and making the lives of those around her terrible.
Illegal fundraising, 2000
In January 2006 Hillary Clinton's New York Senate 2000 campaign was fined by the FEC for failing to accurately report $721,895 in contributions.
Illegal fundraising, 2007
Norman Hsu was a "HillRaiser", someone who brought in more than $860,000 for her 2008 presidential campaign, and co-hosted a $1 million fundraiser in Beverly Hills. Hsu had been convicted of defrauding investors of over $1 million in 1992 and had a fugitive warrant out for over 15 years at the time. Hillary had been warned about the source of the contributions earlier, but only returned the money after the scandal became public.
NXIVM sex cult
Hillary Clinton collected tens of thousands of dollars from at least a dozen members of the NXIVM sex cult. It's co-founder, Nancy Salzman, plead guilty to sex slavery charges in March 2019. Seagram's heiress Clare Bronfman allegedly hacked into her father's emails so cult bosses could read his correspondence with Hillary Clinton. Both Salzman and Bronfman are members of the exclusive millionaire donor's club, the Clinton Global Initiative. NXIVM founder, Keith Raniere, charged with manufacturing child pornography in March 2019.
- Hillary Clinton early life and career
- Hillary Clinton Senate career
- Hillary Clinton Secretary of State
- Hillary Clinton Foreign Policy
- Clinton Foundation conflicts of interest
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- What Really Happened At Waco, CBSNews staff, CBS News, Jan 25, 2000.
- Hillary Ordered The Final Massacre At Waco, By Robert Morrow, January 27, 2014. www.economicpolicyjournal.com
- Wikipedia says this of Terry Nichols' "Anti-government views" who was convicted as an accomplice: "mistrust and resentment of the federal government was common, especially after bank repossessions of many farms in the 1980s."
- director of the White House's Office of Personnel Security
- Multiple references:
- "Remarks by Congressman (Dan) Burton of Indiana: First Lady's fingerprints on billing records" (April 30, 1996). Congressional Record (Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office), House of Representatives, 104th Congress, pp. H4167-8.
- "Remarks by Congressman (Dan) Burton of Indiana: Mrs. Clinton's fingerprints on billing records II" (May 10, 1996). Congressional Record (Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office), House of Representatives, 104th Congress, pp. H4880-1.
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- "Gaddafi's daughter taunts Obama and Hillary Clinton and says: 'You never know when a rocket or a bomb might hit you'" (April 28, 2011). DailyMail.com [U.K.] website/News.
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- Multiple references:
- "Coddling terrorists?" (September 21, 1999). Senate Republican Policy Committee. Retrieved from May 1, 2008 archive at Internet Archive.
- U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary (September 15, 1999). "Witness list (and transcribed statements): Hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 'Clemency for FALN Members'". U.S. Senate website/Committee on the Judiciary. Retrieved from April 16, 2000 archive at Internet Archive.
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- "Clinton pardons terror" (August 13, 1999). New York Post. Reprinted at Latin American Studies website.
- Former FBI director: Holder was 'used' in Rich pardon, CNN
- Carter: Rich Pardon 'Disgraceful', CBSNews.com staff AP February 21, 2001
- . Columnist Westbrook Pegler wrote a series of articles on Mrs. Roosevelt's relations with Joe Lash.
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