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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:31 PM
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Clinton library withheld clemency materials
Source: Dallas Morning News

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. The Clinton Presidential Library withheld more than a thousand pages about clemency the former president granted during his last days in office including a pardon to fugitive financier Marc Rich from a batch of documents recently released to the public.

The library released 2,830 pages of documents this week on pardons President Bill Clinton considered for Mr. Rich and others during his last months in office but withheld other pages that archivists said would disclose confidential discussion of advice the ex-president received from advisers or would violate someone's privacy.

The library's delays in releasing documents have prompted criticism of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, the former president. A spokeswoman for the National Archives said that the agency may have misinterpreted Mr. Clinton's instructions and not released enough documents on the pardon.



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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:35 PM
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1. I'm not an ardent Obama supporter, although I'll vote for him if he's the nominee....
But, Jeezus, hasn't EVERYONE had enough of lies and cover-ups, and the total lack of transparency in Gubmint in the last 7 years?


NO MORE Clintons, No MORE Bushes, NO MORE taking it in our tushes!!
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:38 PM
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3. When did we give five year olds the vote?
Because it was clearly a terrible idea.
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:45 PM
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4. Actually, the phrase was coined by an eleven-year-old. I find it amusing.
BTW, the eleven-year-old IS an avid Obama supporter; even HE can see right through Hillary.......


;-)
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:38 PM
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2. Except, of course, that the National Archives had erred.
They have completely botched the handling of Clinton's records -- several times.

But it's only incompetence. After all, no one in the current Administration has ANY motivation to mess with Bill Clinton and make him, and Hillary, look bad.

Nope. Not at all.

--p!
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:57 PM
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5. duplicate topic
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