Clinton Legacy:

Most Convictions, Crookedest Cabinet, 31 Deaths




As the Democrats' torch (as well as their contributor lists and FBI files) is passed to Al Gore, we thought we'd bring you up to date on our Clinton scandal statistics. Please note that, much as with the Census, the collection of such data is a daunting task, made all the more difficult by the failure of the corporate media to show any interest in it.

Notes: Some of the data have not been updated recently and thus understate conditions. In certain areas, such as anomalous deaths, the Progressive Review has used an extremely conservative count. It is important in considering these incidents to bear in mind the following:

1. The fact that anomalies need to be investigated further carries no presumption of how a death actually occurred, only that there remain serious questions that require answers.

2. The possibility of foul play must be taken seriously in a major criminal conspiracy in which more than two score individuals and firms have already been convicted and more than 100 witnesses have pled the Fifth Amendment or fled the country.

3. If foul play did occur in any of these cases, that fact by itself does not carry the presumption that the White House was involved. Given the footprints of organized crime, drug trade, foreign espionage and intelligence agencies on the trail of the Clinton story, such a assumption would be ill-advised.

The Progressive Review welcomes corrections and additions and plan to publish a more definitive version on the occasion upon the departure of the Clinton administration. It is also planning a list of those journalists and public officials who performed best and worst during this egregious period of American history. Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

Administration Records Set

- The only president ever impeached strictly on grounds of  personal

- Most convictions and guilty pleas

- Most Cabinet officials to come under criminal investigation

- Most witnesses to flee country or refuse to testify

- Most witnesses to die suddenly

- Greatest amount of illegal campaign contributions

- Greatest amount of illegal campaign contributions from abroad

Historical Context

- Number of independent counsel inquiries since the 1978 law was
  passed: 19

- Number that have produced indictments: 7

- Number that produced more convictions than the Starr investigation: 1

- Median length of investigations that have led to convictions: 44

- Length of Starr-Ray investigation (7/00): 67 months.

- Number of Starr-Ray investigation convictions to date (including one
  governor, one associate attorney general and two Clinton business
  partners): 15 

- Median cost per Starr investigation conviction: $3.5 million as of 3/00

- Total cost of the Starr investigation (3/00) $52 million - Total cost of
   the Iran-Contra investigation: $48.5 million 

- Number of Clinton cabinet members who came under criminal
  investigation: 5  

- Number of Reagan cabinet members who came under criminal
  investigation: 4

- Number of top officials jailed in the Teapot Dome Scandal: 3

Crime Stats

- Number of individuals and businesses associated with the Clinton
  machine who have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to crimes: 47

- Number of these convictions during Clinton's presidency: 33

- Number of indictments/misdemeanor charges: 61

- Number of imprisonments: 14

- Number of congressional witnesses who have pled the Fifth
  Amendment, fled the country to avoid testifying, or (in the case of
  foreign witnesses) refused to be interviewed: 122 (9/99)

Smaltz Investigation

- Guilty pleas and convictions obtained by Donald Smaltz in cases involving charges of bribery and fraud against former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy and associated individuals and businesses: 15

- Acquitted or overturned cases (including Espy): 6

- Fines and penalties assessed: $11.5 million

- Cost of investigation: $22.2 million through 9/99

- Amount Tyson Food paid in fines and court costs: $6 million

- Amount Tyson Food still has in annual government contracts:
  $200 million

- Reasons individuals other than Espy went free: Concealing knowledge of gifts to Espy and his girlfriend (1), providing illegal gratuities to Espy(4), illegally supplementing the salary of a government official (2), concealing receipt of illegal funds on behalf of Espy (1) (Espy's chief of staff was sentenced to prison in this case)

Crimes for Which Convictions Have Been Obtained

Drug trafficking (3), racketeering, extortion, bribery (4), tax evasion, kickbacks, embezzlement (2), fraud (12), conspiracy (5), fraudulent loans, illegal gifts (1), illegal campaign contributions (5), money laundering (6), perjury, obstruction of justice.

Other Matters Investigated by Special Prosecutors and Congress or Reported in the Media

Bank and mail fraud, violations of campaign finance laws, illegal foreign campaign funding, improper exports of sensitive technology, physical violence and threats of violence, solicitation of perjury, intimidation of witnesses, bribery of witnesses, attempted intimidation of prosecutors, perjury before congressional committees, lying in statements to federal investigators and regulatory officials, flight of witnesses, obstruction of justice, bribery of cabinet members, real estate fraud, tax fraud, drug trafficking, failure to investigate drug trafficking, bribery of state officials, use of state police for personal purposes, exchange of promotions or benefits for sexual favors, using state police to provide false court testimony, laundering of drug money through a state agency, false reports by medical examiners and others investigating suspicious deaths, the firing of the RTC and FBI director when these agencies were investigating Clinton and his associates, failure to conduct autopsies in suspicious deaths, providing jobs in return for silence by witnesses, drug abuse, improper acquisition and use of 900 FBI files, improper futures trading, murder, sexual abuse of employees, false testimony before a federal judge, shredding of documents, withholding and concealment of subpoenaed documents, fabricated charges against (and improper firing of) White House employees, inviting drug traffickers, foreign agents and participants in organized crime to the White House.

Unexplained Phenomena

- FBI files misappropriated by the White House: c. 900

- Estimated number of witnesses quoted in FBI files misappropriated
  by the White House: 18,000

- Number of witnesses who developed medical problems at critical
  points in Clinton scandals investigation (Tucker, Hale, both
  McDougals, Lindsey): 5

- Problem areas listed in a memo by Clinton's own lawyer in
  preparation for the president's defense: 40

- Number of witnesses and critics of Clinton subjected to IRS audit: 45

- Number of names placed in a White House secret database without
  the knowledge of those named: c. 200,000

- Number of persons involved with Clinton who have been beaten up: 2

- Number of women involved with Clinton who claim to have been
  physically threatened: 5 (Sally Perdue, Gennifer Flowers, Kathleen
  Willey, Linda Tripp, Elizabeth Ward Gracen)

- Number of men involved in the Clinton scandals who have been
  beaten up or claimed to have been intimidated: 9

Arkansas Sudden Death Syndrome

- Number of persons in the Clinton orbit who are alleged to have
  committed suicide: 7

- Number known to have been murdered: 2

- Number who died in plane crashes: 11

- Number who died in automobile accidents: 3

- Number killed during Waco massacre: 4

- Number of key witnesses who have died of heart attacks while in
  federal custody under questionable circumstances: 1

- Number of medications being taken by Jim McDougal at the time he
  was placed in solitary confinement shortly before his death: 12

- Number of unexplained deaths: 3

- Total of above deaths: 31

- Number of northern Mafia killings during peak years of 1968-78: 30

- Number of Dixie Mafia killings during same period: 156

Arkansas Alzheimer's

- Number of times Hillary Clinton said "I don't recall" or its equivalent in
  a statement to a House investigating committee: 50

- Number of paragraphs in this statement: 42

- Number of times Bill Clinton said "I don't recall" or its equivalent in the
  released portions of the his testimony on Paula Jones: 271

- Total number of facts or events not recalled before official bodies by Bill Kennedy, Harold Ickes, Ricki Seidman, Bruce Lindsey, Bill Burton, Mark Gearan, Mack McLarty, Neil Eggleston, John Podesta, Jennifer O'Connor, Dwight Holton, Patsy Thomasson, Jeff Eller, Beth Nolan, Cliff Sloan, Bernard Nussbaum, George Stephanopoulous, Roy Neel, Rahm Emanuel, Maggie Williams, David Tarbell, Susan Thomases, Webster Hubbell, Roger Altman, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton: 6,125

- Average occurrence of memory lapse by top administration figures
  while before official bodies: 235

Arkansas Money Management

- Amount of an alleged electronic transfer from the Arkansas
  Development Financial Authority to a bank in the Cayman Islands
  during 1980s: $50 million

- Grand Cayman's population: 18,000

- Number of commercial banks: 570

- Number of bank regulators: 1

- Amount Arkansas state pension fund invested in high-risk repos in the
  mid-1980s in one purchase in April 1985: $52 million through the
  Worthen Bank.

- Number of days thereafter that the state's brokerage firm went belly
  up: 3

- Amount Arkansas pension fund dropped overnight as a result:
  15 percent           

- Percent of Worthen bank that Mochtar Riady bought over the next
  four months to bail out the bank and the then governor, Bill Clinton:
  40 percent.

- Percent of purchasers from the Clintons and McDougals of resort lots
  who lost the land because of the sleazy financing provisions: more
  than 50 percent

The Media

- Number of journalists covering Whitewater who have been fired, transferred off the beat, resigned or otherwise gotten into trouble because of their work on the scandals (Doug Frantz, Jim Wooten, Richard Behar, Christopher Ruddy, Michael Isikoff, David Eisenstadt, Yinh Chan, Jonathan Broder, James R. Norman, Zoh Hieronimus): 10

Friends of Bill

- Number of times John Huang took the Fifth Amendment in answer to
  questions during a Judicial Watch deposition: 1,000

- Visits made to the White House by investigation subjects Johnny
  Chung, James Riady, John Huang, and Charlie Trie. 160

- Number of campaign contributors who got overnights at the White House in the two years before the 1996 election: 577 - Number of members of Thomas Boggs's law firm who have held top positions in the Clinton administration. 18

- Number of times John Huang was briefed by CIA: 37

- Number of calls Huang made from Commerce Department to Lippo
  banks: 261

- Number of intelligence reports Huang read while at Commerce: 500
  Political Fallout

- GOP seats gained in House since Clinton became president: 60

- GOP seats gained in Senate since Clinton became president: 11

- GOP governorships gained since Clinton became president: 14

- GOP state legislative seats gained since Clinton became president:
  c. 500

- Democrat officeholders who have become Republicans since Clinton
  became president: 439

- Republican officeholders who have become Democrats since Clinton
  became president: 3


Reprinted with permission of The Progressive Review.


Posted Opinions:

When Clinton went to Washington I thought we'd be seeing Jimmy Carter II.

Turns out we've been watching nearly eight years of The Godfather Part IV.

by JCG


Yes, absolutely - the Clinton Criminal Machine has turned out to be the most UNethical, the most CORRUPT, the most MURDEROUS (well - with the most "suspicious" related deaths), the most TREASONOUS, the most DESTRUCTIVE of Traditional American IDEALS - such as a love for freedom, a respect for all people, and a dedication to preserving our Constitutional Republic - OF ALL ADMINISTRATIONS IN ALL OF AMERICAN HISTORY!


The task before us is to get off our duffs and work to be sure that this evil empire stops NOW! No More Billary! No More Clinton/Gore! Never, Never, Never Again!!!!

by Freedom'sWorthIt 


Hitlery (Hillary) holds the power of raw fear over the congress in her 900 FBI files. They will go through the motions and run out the clock.
Wasn't this a great country before the Arkansas Mafia's "silent coup" turned it into the first superpower banana republic?

by BK




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