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I never sought out older men,’’ the adult victim told Newsday in 2008. She said she had never before accused anyone of assault. “I was raped,” she told Thrush, in an attack that she felt had contributed to a suicide attempt about a year later and to decades of depression and other problems.
Posted by Divernan | Fri Feb 26, 2016, 10:25 PM (0 replies)
snort with delight at assassinations: "We came, we saw, he died! Snort! Snort!"
Or laugh at getting a 41 year old man she believed guilty of raping a 12 year old girl off on a technicality (DA's office lost the piece of the girl's panties which had tested positive to match the victim's blood and the semen/ DNA of Hill's client). When interviewed years later about it, she blatantly violated attorney client privilege by laughingly describing how her client had passed a lie detector test, and saying "That forever destroyed my confidence in polygraph tests."
Clinton’s client, a factory worker, was facing a 30-year prison sentence if convicted of luring the girl into his automobile, plying her with alcohol and sexually assaulting her. Instead, he was able to cop a plea, admitting to the unlawful fondling of a child, and ended up being sentenced to a year behind bars, with two months reduced for time served. His co-rapist and partner in crime had already pled guilty.
The Clinton camp is brushing off newly released recordings from the mid-1980s that reveal Hillary Clinton laughing while discussing her successful legal defense of an accused child rapist who she believed was guilty.
The recordings are part of over five hours of taped interviews Arkansas reporter Roy Reed conducted with Bill and Hillary Clinton between 1983 and 1987. On the tape, the then-first lady of Arkansas candidly discusses the most significant criminal case of her legal career: her defense of a 41-year-old man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in 1975.
Clinton suggests on the tape that she believed her client was guilty. She can also be heard laughing at several points when discussing the prosecution’s accidental destruction of crucial DNA evidence and her use of this mistake to secure a very favorable plea bargain for her client.
However, the recordings drew criticism from segments of the legal and media worlds. Defense attorney Gerald Shargel called the tapes ethically troubling in an interview with the Daily Beast. “It is in bad taste,” said Shargel. “A lawyer has an obligation to do no harm to a client and that obligation continues after the disposition of the case. To destroy the guy in the court of public opinion may run afoul of . Finally, laughing about a client who got away with it? The better discretion suggests you say nothing.”
Posted by Divernan | Fri Feb 26, 2016, 10:15 PM (1 replies)
She was subpoenaed by Ken Starr to produce her billing records from the Rose law firm in Arkansas. Various high level Democratic leaders advised her to just produce them. She stonewalled and lied that she couldn't find them for TWO YEARS, when mirabile dictu! they were found in the family quarters of the White House. As it turns out, those records did not hurt her, but her stalling kept Ken Starr's investigation active long enough for Monica Lewinsky to come on the scene. And the rest is impeachment history. Bill says, Thanks, Hillary!
Classic Clinton duck, dodge, weave and prevaricate:
CHRIS BURY: The first lady has conceded her answers have often been too lawyerly, but Mrs Clinton has not acknowledged how her own instinct for evasiveness may have contributed to a pattern of stonewalling and possible perjury among her loyal allies at the White House.
What does one do when caught in a bald-faced lie? Simple. Just "issue a clarification."
Posted by Divernan | Fri Feb 26, 2016, 12:15 PM (1 replies)
Clinton Campaign to Host Fundraisers in Mexico
Sending Bill to Saudi Arabia next?
Posted by Divernan | Fri Feb 26, 2016, 02:08 AM (1 replies)
Come on gang, book that private jet and let's toddle over to jolly olde London! Hill's got a whole lotta fund-raising goin on! Party hearty with the Big Banksters and Corporate hierarchy ex-pats! Leave your cares and worries behind.
In the world of the one percenters, life is beautiful! The bonuses are beautiful! The stock options are beautiful! The board memberships are beautiful! The quid pro quos are beautiful! No worries, mate! A $2700 campaign contribution? That's chump change!
Pip! Pip! Toodles!
(I googled info on the various hosts; invite y'all to track down one or more of the sponsors! and add that info to this thread.)
2 events, back-to-back on March 6 featuring Madeleine Albright; and 2 more on March 13, featuring "policy advisor" Jake Sullivan.
Madeleine's hosts are Bob McCarthy ($250-$2700 for 1 hour event )
and Ida Levine ($2700 - 90 minutes including dinner)
Ida Levine/Director of European Public Affairs at Capital Group, London, United Kingdom
Financial Services/Current: Capital Group
Previous: J.P. Morgan, Jones Day, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Mr. Robert McCarthy, Jr., also known as Bob, serves as an Investment Advisor at Spinnaker Capital Group. Mr. McCarthy sources and manages distressed investments for the Spinnaker Capital funds. Mr. McCarthy was a Founding Director of the emerging markets division at Morgan Grenfell in 1990. Thereafter he became a Director at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and managed the debt backbook of the emerging markets division, and served as a Director at Deutsche Bank he ran the illiquid debt proprietary trading book of the emerging markets proprietary trading division until the spring of 1999. He serves as a Director of Pacnet Services Corporation Ltd and Pacnet Limited. Mr. McCarthy traded Latin American bank loans at Libra Bank in New York.
Corporate Headquarters - 6 Grosvenor Street, London, -- W1K 3HU
Monday, 7 March 2016, 18:30 - 19:30
Hosted by Noelle Doumar, Susan Gilmer, Matt Grinnell, Kate Grussing, Paige Jernigan, Carl Leiderman,
Adelaide Scardino Lopez, Audrey Mandela, Susan Schoenfeld Harrington
Home of Bob McCarthy, London, United Kingdom Address provided upon RSVP
Monday, 7 March 2016, 20:00 - 21:30, Hosted by Noelle Dourmar, Susan Gilmer, Matt Grinnell,
Kate Grussing, Paige Jernigan, Carl Liederman, Adelaide Scardino Lopez, Audrey Mandela,
Susan Schoenfeld Harrington
Home of Ida Levine, London, United Kingdom,Address provided upon RSVP
One week later, 2 more events:
Hosts are (1) Nader Mousavizadeh. He is Partner and Co-Founder of Macro Advisory Partners LLP. Mr. Mousavizadeh served as the Chief Executive Officer of Oxford Analytica, Ltd. Previously an investment banker at Goldman Sachs from 2004-2009, he worked in the Financial Institutions M&A group in New York, and was latterly based in Europe with a number of global client relationships. and (2) Joe and Sara Cerrell, London, United Kingdom, Address provided upon RSVP
You guys know good old Joe? He's Bill Gates' main man in London
Sunday, 13 March 2016, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Co-Hosted by Josh Berger, Mark Bergman, Eric Beinhocker, Tabitha Claydon, Joe and Sara Cerrell, Garvin Brown and Ruthie Rogers
Home of Nader Mousavizadeh, London, United Kingdom
Address provided upon RSVP
OR: for as little as $100 - https://www.hillaryclinton.com/ticketed-events/conversation-sullivan-mar-13-1/?raiser=25709
Evening with Jake Sullivan, Senior Policy Advisor
Sunday, 13 March 2016, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Co-Hosted by Josh Berger, Eric Beinhocker, Mark Bergman, Tabitha Claydon, Nader Mousavizadeh,
Garvin Brown and Ruthie Rogers
Home of Joe and Sara Cerrell, London, United Kingdom, Address provided upon RSVP
Posted by Divernan | Thu Feb 25, 2016, 05:28 AM (18 replies)
Posted by Divernan | Wed Feb 24, 2016, 05:01 PM (0 replies)
A GS-13 federal employee; an MBA/senior VP at a major national bank; an elected local government level Dem. w/ a J.D.; a full professor (physicist/robotics) at a major university, a retired physician and his wife.
By "politically astute", I meant well-educated people with long-standing, well-informed and discerning understandings of U.S. politics. Although they are not in the Clintons' multi, multi, multi millionaire class, they are all comfortable financially. HRC's expected pro-corporate, pro-Big Finance/Wall Street, militaristic actions as president would not harm them personally - their jobs will not be off-shored; they can afford to send their children and grandchildren to university and graduate schools; their children/grand children will never be conned into enlisting in the military to fight for corporate interests.
But they are concerned for the well-being of the United States as a whole, about the transfer of wealth and for the fates of the non-one-percenters and future generations. They are each anti-fracking, anti Trans Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreements; are not spooked by the term Democratic Socialist; understand the cause and effect relationship between the US/CIA's decades of political machinations and arms supplies to central American countries and the flood of political refugees and parents desperately trying to smuggle their children to the relative safety of the U.S.
In short, they are old-school, traditional liberals - not 3rd Way pro-oligarchy "democrats".
My post did not claim to be any kind of poll or statistic. I referred to individuals from 3 states. I have long-standing friendships with each. I note from your profile that you live in D.C. If you are a government employee, a lobbyist or have some kind of employment involving either the current Democratic administration or relating to an elected official of either party, I doubt that the people with whom you work would risk publicly admitting to you whether they are considering voting for Trump. My friends/relatives each expressed surprise, i.e., some version of "I never thought I'd say this, but . . . " at coming to the conclusion re Trump v. Hillary.
And, of course, their first choice for the presidency is Bernie Sanders, who speaks directly to their values and concerns for the future of this country.
Posted by Divernan | Wed Feb 24, 2016, 03:39 AM (0 replies)
tomorrow/Feb. 24th/ at 12 noon. Room 111
Posted by Divernan | Tue Feb 23, 2016, 03:36 PM (2 replies)
The doctoral theses which will be written about their lifetimes of deepening greed, grifting and self-dealing; the psychoanalyses of their respective personalities and how they fed off of and enabled each other; revelations of the intricate and exploitative connections between corporations and the Clinton Family Foundation - with Haiti being the textbook example/Harvard Business School case study; the future Shakespeare who will write a chilling tragedy/trilogy about the Clintons and Medvinskys - what a cast of complex supporting characters.
Paging Dr. Who and the Tardis!
Posted by Divernan | Fri Feb 19, 2016, 02:36 AM (1 replies)
The campaign office in Flint was the first location opened by the campaign in Michigan and the only site by a presidential candidate in the city.
"We've had people coming in from around the state and the country," said Hughes, with residents looking for volunteer opportunities, as well as dropping off bottled water donations for residents to pick up.
Check out the comments following this article for photos of campaign office and yuuuuge stacks of water
being given for free and/or delivered for free.
Posted by Divernan | Fri Feb 19, 2016, 12:52 AM (20 replies)