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battleknight24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:23 PM
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Are organizations starting to dig up dirt on Roberts, the SCOTUS nominee?
A guy like this has got to have skeletons in his closet (or buried in his back yard...)


Peace,


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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:26 PM
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1. He's against women's rights, civil right's, & the environment
Who needs more skeletons?
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:26 PM
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2. Starting
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:27 PM
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3. I'm hoping so.
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:34 PM
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4. HRC is.
That is the only one I have heard from so far.
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homeopathic Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:53 PM
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5. ROBERTS' IRAN-CONTRA LINKS:
http://www.waynemadsenreport.com /

July 19, 2005 -- Bush's choice for SCOTUS: John Roberts of the US DC Circuit Court of Appeals. Appointed in 2003 by George W. Bush. In lockstep with the right-wing Federalist Society. Pro-corporation, down the line: on environmental issues, labor rights, etc. Voted with the religious right on their core issues. Anti-voting rights and civil liberties. Anti-women's choice. Associate counsel to Ronald Reagan, 1982-86, including the Iran-contra scandal time frame. Deputy Solicitor General under George H. W. Bush, 1989-93 -- likely involved in Dec. 24, 1992 decision by senior Bush to pardon Iran-contra principals Caspar Weinberger, Elliot Abrams (current National Security Council official and reported as person of interest in Rovegate), Robert McFarlane (advisory board Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), Duane Clarridge, Alan Fiers, and Clair George. With Roberts' last minute pick, is the fix in for a future Supreme Court case involving Bush's and Cheney's violation of the Constitution about waging an illegal war in Iraq? We report, you decide.

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Report of Judge Lawrence Walsh:

National Endowment for the Preservation of Liberty (NEPL)

As funding prospects for the contras grew increasingly dim in the spring of 1984, one source of funds for the contras was wealthy American citizens sympathetic to President Reagan's contra policy and willing to donate large sums to send weapons and other military supplies to the contras. Lt. Col. Oliver L. North of the National Security Council staff worked principally with two private fundraisers -- Carl R. ``Spitz'' Channell and Richard R. Miller -- to solicit donations through a tax-exempt foundation, the National Endowment for the Preservation of Liberty (NEPL).

Channell formed NEPL in 1984. He obtained Internal Revenue Service approval to operate it as a tax-exempt organization based on his representations that its activities were not for profit and focused on the study, analysis and evaluation of the American socioeconomic and political systems. NEPL was exempted from taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, which covers groups organized exclusively for ``religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary or educational'' purposes. Channell was NEPL's president and Daniel L. Conrad its executive director.

Channell had years of experience in raising funds for conservative political causes. As a result, he was asked by White House officials early in 1985 to help organize a ``Nicaraguan Refugee Fund Dinner'' to raise money for the contra cause. Channell became disenchanted with the way the dinner-planning had been conducted, and in April 1985 he approached White House political director Edward Rollins to offer his assistance in promoting President Reagan's contra policies.

He was referred to White House political aide John Roberts, who in turn directed him to Miller, a private public relations consultant who ran a firm known as International Business Communications (IBC).3 According to Channell, Roberts told him that Miller and his partner Frank Gomez ``are the White House -- outside the White House.'' 4

3 In 1984, Miller and his partner Gomez began providing public relations advice to contra leader Adolfo Calero. Calero's Nicaraguan Development Council between September 1984 and May 1985 paid $55,000 in retainer fees to IBC. (Miller, FBI 302, 7/8/87, p. 4.)

4 Channell, Select Committees Deposition, 9/1/87, p. 53. :popcorn:
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