Sat Feb 3, 2018, 02:50 PM

For those who had forgotten, this wasn't the first time the Clintons used the FBI to go after

Their "enemies". Yeah, I had forgotten about this. H/T to the Instapundit blog for reminding me.


"The good news is that Whitewater special counsel Kenneth Starr is now looking into the circumstances under which the Clinton White House improperly secured and reviewed highly confidential background information from the FBI on more than 400 Reagan- and Bush-administration employees. A full accounting of this atrocious invasion of privacy may eventually become public.

But the bad news is that, in the meantime, the whole story is being set up to disappear. A separate FBI analysis of the "Filegate" caper has now been released. It is highly critical of the entire enterprise -- which seems to have victimized 71 more individuals than had previously been identified. But the FBI inquiry does not address the question of White House conduct. Were Clinton's aides on a dirt-digging expedition? Those aides continue to maintain, in the president's words, that "it was just an innocent bureaucratic snafu": computer glitches and procedural carelessness, with no malign intent and no disclosure of personal information. In short: no harm, no foul.


The controversy began with the revelation that in December 1993, Clinton political appointees requisitioned more than 30 years of FBI security reports on Billy Dale, telling the Bureau that Dale was "being considered for access" to the White House complex of offices. Very fishy: This came seven months after that poor man had been falsely accused of embezzlement and summarily fired from his job as White House travel office chief. Dale's " access" to the White House was already a dead letter. As was "access" for at least 300 Reagan- and Bush-era staffers, files on whose private lives had, it soon turned out, also been retrieved from the FBI.

After an initial flurry of typically angry (and inaccurate) denials about this misdeed, the White House damage-control operation has coughed up a novel excuse: It's all George Bush's fault. Here's Clinton/Gore deputy campaign manager Ann Lewis, in a how-to-confuse-the-issue advisory memo addressed to " friends": "Because the Bush administration had removed all existing personnel security files, including those for holdover employees, the Clinton administration needed to recreate those files for employees who continued to have access." We are now asked to believe that, in pursuit of this unobjectionable mission, Clinton personnel-security officials inadvertently used an obsolete Secret Service computer listing of people with current and regular business in the White House. All those retired Republicans among them."

Yeah, we dodged an artillery shell with this last election. Corruption from top to bottom.

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Response to cologeek (Original post)

Sat Feb 3, 2018, 02:59 PM

1. History shows you can always trust your FBI. ...

It has your best interests at heart.

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Sat Feb 3, 2018, 03:02 PM

2. The no holds barred quest for power and money has followed Hillary everywhere she has gone.

The decent people of America knew it and put Donald Trump in office.

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