Quin Hillyer’s piece regarding skeletons in the Clinton closet is right on target. I would add one more scandal that really hasn’t seen the light of day. It’s told in the report of Special Counsel David M. Barrett.
Mr. Barrett’s report deals with former HUD secretary Henry Cisneros’s false statements to FBI investigators during his pre appointment background check. Equally important, it’s also a report on abuses of the nation’s taxing authority during the Clinton Administration. It details how the tax investigation of Cisneros was killed by transferring it out of channels to Washington where the Justice Department could write its epitaph. And there were additional problems relating to IRS records and tax returns. Interestingly, they arose at the same time the White House was requesting the FBI files on prominent Republicans. Think “Filegate.” Margaret P. Richardson, IRS Commissioner at the time, was/is a close friend of Hillary Clinton and Cisneros.
In 2005, however, Democratic members of Congress effectively suppressed Barrett’s report, resulting in a heavily redacted version being made public. They criticized the length of time required to complete the investigation — this, despite the fact that Clinton attorneys were responsible for the major delays in issuing the report. Furthermore, their “concerns for privacy” were nothing more than political gambits. Moves to suppress the Barrett report were, in reality, the actions of justice-obstructing wolves dressed in the sheep’s clothing of privacy concerns.
Consider the situation where a miner works all month in a bone-chilling Alaska stream panning for gold. By month’s end he’s accumulated a large leather poke stuffed with gold dust. Then, upon orders from Congress, he dumps the precious metal back into the river. Visualize a diamond miner spending a year digging far below the surface in a shaft where temperatures exceed 100 degrees. Congress gives him the “word” and he too, empties his bag of treasure — right down the shaft. Then he dynamites the mine. “Throwing it back down the hole” is precisely what Democrats in Congress did with the Barrett report.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?