After 2.5 Years, A Lawsuit To Unseal Draft Whitewater Indictments Against Hillary Gets Its Day In Court

After 2.5 years since its original FOIA request was filed in March 2015, Judicial Watch will finally get its day in court tomorrow to argue for the release of draft indictments of Hillary Clinton from the Whitewater scandal in the 1990s.  As McClatchy points out, since March 2015 Judicial Watch has been engaged in a back and forth battle with the National Archives which argues that "the documents should be kept secret [to preserve] grand jury secrecy and Clinton’s personal privacy.”

Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that files Freedom of Information Act requests, wants copies of the documents that the National Archives and Records Administration has declined to release. It filed a FOIA request for the documents in March 2015 and in October 2015 the group sued for the 238 pages of responsive records.

 

According to Judicial Watch: “The National Archives argues that the documents should be kept secret, citing grand jury secrecy and Clinton’s personal privacy.”

 

But Judicial Watch says that because so much about the Whitewater case has already been made public, “there is no secrecy or privacy left to protect.”

The documents in question are alleged drafts of indictments written by Hickman Ewing, the chief deputy of Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel appointed to investigate Bill and Hillary Clinton’s alleged involvement in fraudulent real estate dealings dating back to the 70's. 

Ewing told investigators he drafted the indictments in April 1995. According to Judicial Watch, the documents pertain to allegations that Hillary Clinton provided false information and withheld information from those investigating the Whitewater scandal.

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Meanwhile, for those who haven't been alive long enough to remember some of the original Clinton scandals dating back to the 1970's, the Whitewater scandal revolved around a series of shady real estate deals in the Ozarks, not to mention a couple of illegal, federally-insured loans, back when Bill was Governor of Arkansas.

Of course, like with all Clinton scandals, while several other people ended up in jail as a result of the FBI's Whitewater investigation, Bill and Hillary emerged unscathed. Wikipedia offers more details:

The Whitewater controversy, Whitewater scandal (or simply Whitewater), was an American political episode of the 1990s that began with an investigation into the real estate investments of Bill and Hillary Clinton and their associates, Jim McDougal and Susan McDougal, in the Whitewater Development Corporation, a failed business venture in the 1970s and 1980s.

 

A March 1992 New York Times article published during the 1992 U.S. presidential campaign reported that the Clintons, then governor and first lady of Arkansas, had invested and lost money in the Whitewater Development Corporation. The article stimulated the interest of L. Jean Lewis, a Resolution Trust Corporation investigator who was looking into the failure of Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan, also owned by Jim and Susan McDougal.

 

Lewis looked for connections between the savings and loan company and the Clintons, and on September 2, 1992, she submitted a criminal referral to the FBI naming Bill and Hillary Clinton as witnesses in the Madison Guaranty case. Little Rock U.S. Attorney Charles A. Banks and the FBI determined that the referral lacked merit, but Lewis continued to pursue the case. From 1992 to 1994, Lewis issued several additional referrals against the Clintons and repeatedly called the U.S. Attorney's Office in Little Rock and the Justice Department regarding the case. Her referrals eventually became public knowledge, and she testified before the Senate Whitewater Committee in 1995.

 

David Hale, the source of criminal allegations against the Clintons, claimed in November 1993 that Bill Clinton had pressured him into providing an illegal $300,000 loan to Susan McDougal, the Clintons' partner in the Whitewater land deal. The allegations were regarded as questionable because Hale had not mentioned Clinton in reference to this loan during the original FBI investigation of Madison Guaranty in 1989; only after coming under indictment himself in 1993, did Hale make allegations against the Clintons. A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation resulted in convictions against the McDougals for their role in the Whitewater project. Jim Guy Tucker, Bill Clinton's successor as governor, was convicted of fraud and sentenced to four years of probation for his role in the matter. Susan McDougal served 18 months in prison for contempt of court for refusing to answer questions relating to Whitewater.

 

Neither Bill Clinton nor Hillary were ever prosecuted, after three separate inquiries found insufficient evidence linking them with the criminal conduct of others related to the land deal.

Just more attempts to "criminalize behavior that is normal"...

Comments

knukles jamesmmu Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:00 Permalink

"National Security" Will Prevail Again.  Hillary's health and mental condition are at risk.Hillary/Diezapam 2020Holy war?  FFS people, this shit's straight out of the End of Days stories or numerous religious, spiritual and philosophical belief systems.  Yes, the war between good and evil is real and evil has the upper hand at the moment.  Greatly has the upper hand.Edit and More Importantly, Andre Ward's announced his retirement from boxingMan was a thing of beauty in the ring....

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CheapBastard booboo Fri, 09/22/2017 - 01:12 Permalink

Judicial Watch's EXCELLENT work is one moar reason I stopped giving to my two colleges and now donate to Judicial Watch instead. Other reasons include the Far Left college presidents moving 100 year old statues off campus to please a handful of radicals who have ties to hate groups like the DNC and BLM.

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Silverlok GRDguy Thu, 09/21/2017 - 22:02 Permalink

"...Collectively speaking, the "good" are unable to recognize "evil"..."That is one of the dumbest statements I have ever seen someone stand behind ( thank god for the internet , eh?). "...They were taught “Judge not, lest you be judged”, so they're defenseless. "Evil" takes full advantage of this situation...";yes "evil" does, but have you never come across the meme; " evil prospers when good men do nothing "  ?The only difference between 'good' and 'evil' is how one applies their maximum potential ( energy ). A 'good' man knowingly concedes to accept,when choosing to fight,  a partial slide into darkness, and the cost ( to his integrigty and even possibly his sanity ) , whereas an evil man revels , roils , and bathes  in spending his energies in creating both more darkness and ( the apetizer for next time) the potential for more darkness.Hell, bad men feed on suffering and pain the way 'good' men feed on love.And that's why 'good' men fight.When the descision is made 'to judge' and 'fight', Hedgeless-Horseman, the man has taken the poison that he knows will kill him; that thing is known as the ultimate sacrifice, a thing "evil" cannot understand and sees as stupid, perhaps it is and nothing is worthing fighting for.I , personally have always wondered, exactly,  why,  Socrates drank the Hemlok

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buttmint Angry White Guy Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:24 Permalink

Oklahoma City Bombing protected the Bush/Clinton Criminal Cartel.Fuck 'em all.Timothy McVeigh was the fall guy. Yet another false flag. Dunno about y'all, but I would give 'Lil Kim of Norkville a hand if he could direct 3-5 nukes to DC.Only when all the Bush's and Clinton's were in town!The stunning aspect of this line of thought: there would be NO COLLATERAL DAMAGE!Take out the schmucks at NSA and CIA---they need a dose of their own fuck-you medicine!The Horror, the Horror...HRC will Arkancide some folks and get away with yet anothger string of murders. This bitch knows no bounds. no sarc/

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WhackoWarner Angry White Guy Thu, 09/21/2017 - 20:11 Permalink

good and evil got nothing to do with it.  That too is a bribe and propaganda.   Nonsense. Hillary and Bill are greedy and morally depraved. Bribed via money power to facilitate a far larger power structure.  These 2 idiots think they have great influence and bank books show it.But push comes to shove........follow the real money. Bill and Hillary are a joke and have outlived any use.  Maybe that is what is upsetting this woman.  Fact that she is no longer relevant in any way. 

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Lumberjack Lumberjack Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:48 Permalink

Was Hillary Clinton Fired from the Nixon Impeachment Inquiry?

https://www.cato.org/blog/was-hillary-clinton-fired-nixon-impeachment-i…

In 1999, nine years before the Calabrese interview, Zeifman told the Scripps-Howard news agency: “If I had the power to fire her, I would have fired her.” In a 2008 interview on “The Neal Boortz Show,” Zeifman was asked directly whether he fired her. His answer: “Well, let me put it this way. I terminated her, along with some other staff members who were — we no longer needed, and advised her that I would not — could not recommend her for any further positions.”

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Swamp Yankee Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:48 Permalink

About effing time. Susan McDougal chose to spend two and a half years behind bars rather than answer the question in court: "Are you aware of the Clintons engaging in any illegal activities". Nuf said.

Jolt Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:46 Permalink

I would sure like to know what kind of power this C-word and that skid-mark she's married to have over the entire world.

Jolt innertrader Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:10 Permalink

Yeah but...what is their power, what is it that has the entire government and a good portion of the world shaking in their damned boots over these two derelicts? Is Trump afraid of them, too? If not, then why isn't her ass in jail, where she belongs?These are just rhetorical questions, of course. I'm just sick of even seeing their names anywhere.

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WhackoWarner Jolt Thu, 09/21/2017 - 20:22 Permalink

I think the tentacles run deep.  And these 2 morally depraved idiots proved useful.  They were willing to murder to get up one more rung.They were willing to murder to advance their pocketbooks/power as a reward for advancing the real power they sold out to. Many greedy are not actually willing to authorize murder/suicides  but these kids said hey ho let's go. Your question?  Start looking at the ONE BANK.  and how .00000001% is monopolizing all life.  Hillary and Bill thought they could buy into this club.  NOT.  They are friggin little hitmen.  Hillary serves no purpose anymore so watch her go...............

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insanelysane Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:47 Permalink

Isn't this one, the one where Hillary turned over "all" of the records and then years later a box of records was found in a random closet in the White House?

Blankenstein YourAverageJoe Thu, 09/21/2017 - 20:29 Permalink

They owned the property of what was most likely a drug smuggling operation in Paron, Arkansas.   That property has ties with the Rose law firm in Little Rock, in which Hillary Rodham Clinton was formerly a partner. While some observers believe the property was intended as an additional presidential residence - the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, for example, reported it was rumored to be a "White House West"; and contractors who worked on it whimsically tagged it "Camp Chelsea" - there are strong indications something quite different might be taking place in Paron. Simultaneous with this, residents said there was an increase in low-flying airplanes over the property. Unlike the military aircraft that occasionally fly over the area, these were "small Cessna-like" aircraft, according to Hill. He said the planes typically fly through a pass in the Cockspur Mountains on Southeast's property, several miles from the main road. "After the planes leave, 20 to 30 minutes will go by, and small trucks and Jeeps leave the property at two different entrances," said Hill. He added that neighbors, during a flurry of aircraft activity, had logged the details, which they then passed on to federal authoritieshttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/993980/posts

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Blankenstein insanelysane Thu, 09/21/2017 - 20:23 Permalink

The ones with Vince Foster's fingerprints on them? After nearly two years of searches and subpoenas, the White House said this evening that it had unexpectedly discovered copies of missing documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton's law firm that describe her work for a failing savings and loan association in the 1980's. http://www.nytimes.com/1996/01/06/us/elusive-papers-of-law-firm-are-fou… "The mysterious appearance of the billing records, which had been the specific subject of variousinvestigative subpoenas for two years, sparked intense interest about how they surfaced and where they had been""But Whitewater investigators believe that the billing records show significant representation. They argue that the records prove that Ms. Clinton was not only directly involved in the representation of Madison, but more specifically, in providing legal work on the fraudulent Castle Grande land deal." "Investigators believe this suggests that, at some point, this copy was passed from Vince Foster to Hillary Clinton for her review.In addition, investigators had the FBI conduct fingerprint analysis of the billing records. Of significance, the prints of Vince Foster and Hillary Clinton were found." http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/arkansas/docs/recs.html

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Father ¢hristmas Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:56 Permalink

Donald's fucking up so now we gotta hear about Hillary Clinton every day lolAnd Bill and Hillary don't have any special power.  They're generic vehicles for globalist interests, so particular clandestine groups ruthlessly protect them.

TeethVillage88s Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:21 Permalink

How do we define:

1) day in court, what court, what power players hold sway over our Federal Courts, How Do foreign Lobbyist have swap/power over judges & court?
2) Nation
3) Borders
4) Immigration that is beneficial
4.1) Work VISA justification with /university Industry worth what $11K - $100K a year... many students/many enrollees
4.2) Imported Workers
4.3) Exporting Jobs
4.4) Using Off-Shore Entities for contracting, reducing labor cost... and screwing social programs, Tax-Base... empowering Financial Hoarding & Mal-Investment
5) Political Refugees or Immigrants that are a danger to a Nation/US Constitutional Republic?
6) Free Speech
7) Dangerous Speech
8) Suppression of History, all history, knowledge which is needed to have a republic, open source knowledge
9) Central Banks, Govt Function, stats needed for citizen voting/preservation of the republic, CPI, GDP, Unemployment, Military & Defense & Hegemonic Spending of Taxpayer Funds... National Security Demands vetting & Defense of Economic Statistic... budgets... Military Secret Activity... Explanation of State Department Hegemonic Spending... Domestic Spying Limits & covert Spending, Limits of Corporate Involvement in Military/Intel/Communications/Internet

TeethVillage, King's Scribe

Rebelrebel7 Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:22 Permalink

It is extremely unfortunate that criminal behavior is now considered normal! The Clintons are responsible for that.The Clintons were extremely guilty of Whitewater for profiteering on a failed real estate deal at Arkansas' residents expense, in addition to dozens of other crimes! I often wonder how life could be much better if the Clintons were never elected! The invasive and rampant corruption in virtually every sector of our society, has made this country 100% dysfunctional!There had been criminal activity at the local level in government in some regions, but Clinton nationalized it, and legitimized it. Nixon was impeached, and resigned, giving people belief that nobody was above the law.Now, Trump has not committed a single impeachable offense, and all that they ever talk about is impeachment!

I recall reading that Starr had DNC loyalties. My guess is that Republicans were more concerned with a President Gore, than a President Clinton. 

buttmint Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:30 Permalink

...one thing is for certain---the American Circus will NEVER end. Makes me believe in UFOs arriving, fixing ALL!LOL!The only things I believe in now are:1) Cold American craft beer2) The smile in the eyes of any child too young to know the bullshit awaiting them......3) Fresh cut flowers for ANY female in any of our lives! (Do it, it works wonders---even on women that deserve a kick in their butt)4) A nice sunset5) Waking up in Pattaya

WTFUD Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:33 Permalink

' Of course, like with all Clinton scandals, while several other people ended up in jail (* or dead ), as a result of the FBI's (*Whitewater) *Whitewash investigation, Bill & Hillary emerged unscathed . . '

numapepi Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:34 Permalink

It is truly shocking to see the lengths our government will go to protect the corrupt elite, while at the same time, forcing people to go without electricity, when it is available, to provide for rent seeking elites.