From the Desk of Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton

February 10, 2007

Ten (plus) Unanswered Questions for Hillary


Remember all of those “old” Clinton-era scandals?  Well, now that Hillary Clinton is a candidate for President of the United States, what’s old is new.  These scandals are more than relevant as the American people decide just what kind of president Hillary Clinton will make.  Judicial Watch, of course, neither supports nor opposes candidates for public office.  Hillary is free to run for president.  But Americans are free to ask the tough questions and to hold her to account for her past crimes and ethical transgressions.

So, with that said, if I were to be granted an interview (admittedly most unlikely), here are the ten (plus) questions I would ask:

1.  Who in the Clinton administration devised the plan to sell taxpayer-financed trade missions in exchange for campaign contributions to the Clinton-Gore 1996 re-election campaign?  (Sworn testimony from Nolanda Hill, partner and confidante of the late Clinton Commerce Secretary Ron Brown, points to you as mastermind of the scheme.)

2.  Why did you give “factually false” testimony under oath in the investigation of the White House Travel Office firings, as former Independent Counsel Robert Ray stated in his final report.  (Ray said his office found "overwhelming evidence" you played a role in the dismissals of the seven longtime employees in the White House travel office, which you denied under oath.)

3.  Who hired former bar bouncer Craig Livingstone and ordered him to illegally obtain for the Clinton administration the FBI files of former staffers in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush?  (Sworn testimony and at least one FBI document shows you hired Livingstone.)

4.  Why did you fail to report more than $2 million in contributions to your Senate 2000 campaign?  (Testimony from the criminal investigation and trial of your National Finance Director, David Rosen, shows you knew the total costs of the fundraiser, yet failed to accurately report them.)

5.  Your brothers Anthony and Hugh Rodham allegedly brokered cash deals to obtain presidential pardons from your husband on behalf of convicted criminals.  Were you aware they were each paid large sums to obtain these pardons?  Did you play any role in any of the 140 presidential pardons provided by Bill Clinton in the waning days of his administration, bypassing the normal pardon review process?  How about the pardons of the Puerto Rican terrorists in the run-up to your first Senate campaign?  Did you have any input on those?

6.  Did you or your lawyers hire private detectives to investigate and intimidate critics of the Clinton administration?

7.  What did you instruct James Carville and George Stephanopoulos to say in order to discredit and defame Gennifer Flowers, a woman with whom your husband had an affair?  (Evidence suggests they smeared her at your behest.)  Did you play any role in smearing and defaming other women sexually and otherwise abused by your husband, including, but not limited to:  Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones, Dolly Kyle Browning, and Juanita Broaddrick?

8.  Records from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange reveal that you turned a $1,000 investment in cattle futures in 1978 into to more than $100,000.00 in ten months… a return of 10,000%.  How did you earn such an astronomical, and unbelievable, return on this investment?  

9.  How much money does Bill Clinton earn from his relationship with Ron Burkle, a contributor to your Senate campaigns, and Burkle’s company, Yucaipa?  Are these funds currently available in bank accounts to which you have access?  Will you use these funds for your campaign?  How about Bill’s speaking fees, some paid for by foreign interests and governments – what are the financial benefits to you?

10.  How do you explain the mysterious disappearance of your Whitewater billing records from the office of Vince Foster, the former Rose Law Firm partner and Clinton White House counsel who allegedly committed suicide in 1993?  How do you explain the mysterious reappearance of those same records in the White House with your fingerprints on them?

Stopping at ten questions is hard to do.  I want to ask about her illegal White House fundraising coffees, doing business with the state of Arkansas while her husband was governor, Web Hubbell, John Huang, Chinese generals, the Lippo Group, and paid sleepovers in the Lincoln Bedroom. 

Will timid Republicans, cowering competitors for the Democratic nomination, or a liberal media ask any of these questions?  I doubt it.  These questions are important and relevant, and we deserve some honest answers.  Perhaps the American people can have a conversation with her about them?


Source: Judicial Watch E-mail Update - February 10, 2007






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