Counter Clinton Library
Bill and Hillary Clinton just opened their official Clinton Presidential Center and Library in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. As you can already tell from the "Politics of Persecution" exhibition on Bill's impeachable offense, the library is a gigantic public monument to both Clintons, to their ‘Co-Presidency,’ and to their left-wing political and social agenda – and conveniently ignores their lawbreaking, scandals and misdeeds.
Thus, the Clinton Presidential Center and Library – funded by you, the American taxpayer, and by multi-million dollar donations by rich foreigners including Red Chinese and Saudis – is an effort to retool the Clinton legacy.
This official Clinton Presidential Center and Library is a Clinton LIE-brary full of distortions, slanders, ‘spins’ and outright lies about their atrocious White House legacy.
We - a group of concerned Americans who are appalled at the Clinton’s atrocious behavior - have joined together to build – within walking distance of the Clinton Library – a monument to the Real Truth about the Clintons: THE COUNTER CLINTON LIBRARY.
Regular Americans will be invited in to hear and see and read the real truth about the lies, evasions, and distortions they will have just seen in Bill and Hillary’s Spin Center.
Our Counter Clinton Library will be a permanent thorn in the side of the Clintons as they try to hide and distort their anti-American, anti-family, anti-military legacy.
Our goal: to let not one Clinton lie go unanswered, to let not one Clinton evasion go unquestioned and to let not one Clinton slander go unchallenged.
It is up to us – regular Americans who care about the truth and about our country – to build from scratch the first-ever counter library.
Unlike the Clintons, we are not trading favors and access to power in exchange for big donations. Instead, we are asking average Americans to contribute what they can - $100 or $75 or $50 – to build a permanent facility that will forever counter the lies and distortions certain to come from the Clinton Liebrary.
We also intend to feature voluminous research material – from the Whitewater records to the Special Counsel’s Report to the House Impeachment record – which scholars can pore over for years to come to get the real truth about the Clintons. Certainly these unflattering records will not be available down the street at Bill and Hillary’s Liebrary.
But none of this can happen without the help of regular, average Americans – like you.
We also will have access to never-before seen documents. For example, long-time Clinton insider Dick Morris has agreed to donate all his secret White House Agendas to the Counter Clinton Library. No one – other than the Clintons themselves and Morris - has ever seen these detailed plans of Morris’ meetings with Bill Clinton as they wrote speeches together and plotted political strategy.
There have never been a President and First Lady like Bill and Hillary Clinton. No two occupants of the White House have done as much to desecrate that sacred building and to destroy the image of our nation.
Please join us in building a lasting library which will expose the truth about the Clintons every step of the way.
In addition to main Counter Clinton Library in Little Rock, a branch replica is being planned for Washington, DC to open on or close to the opening date of the main library
Counter Clinton Library receives IRS tax exemption
April 14, 2004
Counter Clinton Library receives IRS tax exemption
Supporters target Clinton 'propaganda'
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) -- A group dedicated to building the Counter Clinton Library -- a rebuttal to the Clinton Presidential Library -- has been granted status as a tax-exempt nonprofit organization.
The move could help the group with fund-raising but also requires it to be more public about its supporters.
Counterlibe Corp. of Washington, D.C., received word this month from the IRS that it had received the tax-exempt status to pursue its goal of responding to what it sees as "propaganda" planned for the official $160 million presidential library, which is scheduled to open November 18 in Little Rock.
To keep its tax exemption, the Counter Clinton Library must fulfill its plans of building bricks-and-mortar museums in Little Rock and Washington displaying what it promises will be documented negatives from Bill Clinton's eight years in the White House.
Skip Rutherford, president of the nonprofit foundation building the presidential library, said the group has the right to do what it wants.
"I'm too busy working on the Clinton Library and being part of the bipartisan presidential library system to have any comment about that," he said.
Counter Clinton Library founder Dick Erickson envisions 16 rooms of multimedia-based exhibits in Little Rock in time for the opening of the presidential library. Hard copies of documents will be kept primarily at the Washington museum, he said.
Erickson is visiting Little Rock this week from Houston to woo secret support and secure a museum location in the Little Rock area. He said Wednesday that both efforts require secrecy to avoid subterfuge from Clinton's Arkansas friends.
But the tax-exempt status means that Erickson and co-founder John LeBoutillier, former Republican congressman from New York, will not be able to keep names of contributors or land acquisitions secret for long. Counterlibe Corp. will have to file that and other information with the IRS next year.
Erickson said his organization also needs overt financial and public relations support from prominent Republicans. Erickson already counts on kind words from conservative media personalities like Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh and help with documents from insiders including fired Clinton adviser Dick Morris.
May 25, 2004
How ChinaGate Led to 9/11
by Jean Pearce, FrontPageMag.com
As the 9/11 Commission tries to uncover what kept intelligence agencies from preventing September 11, it has overlooked two vital factors: Jamie Gorelick and Bill Clinton. Gorelick, who has browbeaten the current administration, helped erect the walls between the FBI, CIA and local investigators that made 9/11 inevitable. However, she was merely expanding the policy Bill Clinton established with Presidential Decision Directive 24. What has been little underreported is why the policy came about: to thwart investigations into the Chinese funding of Clinton's re-election campaign, and the favors he bestowed on them in return.
In April, CNSNews.com staff writer Scott Wheeler reported that a senior U.S. government official and three other sources claimed that the 1995 memo written by Jamie Gorelick, who served as the Clinton Justice Department's deputy attorney general from 1994 to 1997, created "a roadblock" to the investigation of illegal Chinese donations to the Democratic National Committee. But the picture is much bigger than that. The Gorelick memo, which blocked intelligence agents from sharing information that could have halted the September 11 hijacking plot, was only the mortar in a much larger maze of bureaucratic walls whose creation Gorelick personally oversaw.
It's a story the 9/11 Commission may not want to hear, and one that Gorelick - now incredibly a member of that commission - has so far refused to tell. But it is perhaps the most crucial one to understanding the intentional breakdown of intelligence that led to the September 11 disaster.
Nearly from the moment Gorelick took office in the Clinton Justice Department, she began acting as the point woman for a large-scale bureaucratic reorganization of intelligence agencies that ultimately placed the gathering of intelligence, and decisions about what - if anything - would be done with it. This entire operation was under near-direct control of the White House. In the process, more than a dozen CIA and FBI investigations underway at the time got caught beneath the heel of the presidential boot, investigations that would ultimately reveal massive Chinese espionage as millions in illegal Chinese donations filled Democratic Party campaign coffers.
When Gorelick took office in 1994, the CIA was reeling from the news that a Russian spy had been found in CIA ranks, and Congress was hungry for a quick fix. A month after Gorelick was sworn in, Bill Clinton issued Presidential Decision Directive 24. PDD 24 put intelligence gathering under the direct control of the president's National Security Council, and ultimately the White House, through a four-level, top-down chain of command set up to govern (that is, stifle) intelligence sharing and cooperation between intelligence agencies. From the moment the directive was implemented, intelligence sharing became a bureaucratic nightmare that required negotiating a befuddling bureaucracy that stopped directly at the President's office.
First, the directive effectively neutered the CIA by creating a National Counterintelligence Center (NCI) to oversee the Agency. NCI was staffed by an FBI agent appointed by the Clinton administration. It also brought multiple international investigations underway at the time under direct administrative control. The job of the NCI was to "implement counterintelligence activities," which meant that virtually everything the CIA did, from a foreign intelligence agent's report to polygraph test results, now passed through the intelligence center that PDD 24 created.
NCI reported to an administration-appointed National Counterintelligence Operations Board (NCOB) charged with "discussing counterintelligence matters." The NCOB in turn reported to a National Intelligence Policy Board, which coordinated activities between intelligence agencies attempting to work together. The policy board reported "directly" to the president through the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.
The result was a massive bureaucratic roadblock for the CIA - which at the time had a vast lead on the FBI in foreign intelligence - and for the FBI itself, which was also forced to report to the NCOB. This hampered cooperation between the two entities. All this occurred at a time when both agencies were working separate ends of investigations that would eventually implicate China in technology transfers and the Democratic Party in a Chinese campaign cash grab.
And the woman charged with selling this plan to Congress, convince the media and ultimately implement much of it? Jamie Gorelick.
Many in Congress, including some Democrats, found the changes PDD 24 put in place baffling: they seemed to do nothing to insulate the CIA from infiltration while devastating the agency's ability to collect information. At the time, Democrat House Intelligence Chairman Dan Glickman referred to the plan as "regulatory gobbledygook." Others questioned how FBI control of CIA intelligence would foster greater communication between the lower levels of the CIA and FBI, now that all information would have to be run through a multi-tier bureaucratic maze that only went upward.
Despite their doubts, Gorelick helped the administration sell the plan on Capitol Hill. The Directive stood.
But that wasn't good enough for the Clinton administration, which wanted control over every criminal and intelligence investigation, domestic and foreign, for reasons that would become apparent in a few years. For the first time in Justice Department history, a political appointee, Richard Scruggs - an old crony or Attorney General Janet Reno's from Florida - was put in charge of the Office of Intelligence and Policy Review (OIPR). OIPR is the Justice Department agency in charge of requesting wiretap and surveillance authority for criminal and intelligence investigations on behalf of investigative agencies from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court. The court's activities are kept secret from the public.
A year after PDD 24, with the new bureaucratic structure loaded with administration appointees, Gorelick drafted the 1995 memo Attorney General John Ashcroft mentioned while testifying before the 9/11 Commission. The Gorelick memo, and other supporting memos released in recent weeks, not only created walls within the intelligence agencies that prevented information sharing among their own agents, but effectively walled these agencies off from each other and from outside contact with the U.S. prosecutors instrumental in helping them gather the evidence needed to make the case for criminal charges.
The only place left to go with intelligence information - particularly for efforts to share intelligence information or obtain search warrants - was straight up Clinton and Gorelick's multi-tiered chain of command. Instead, information lethal to the Democratic Party languished inside the Justice Department, trapped behind Gorelick's walls.
The implications were enormous. In her letter of protest to Attorney General Reno over Gorelick's memo, United States Attorney Mary Jo White spelled them out: "These instructions leave entirely to OIPR and the (Justice Department) Criminal Division when, if ever, to contact affected U.S. attorneys on investigations including terrorism and espionage," White wrote. (Like OIPR, the Criminal Division is also part of the Justice Department.)
Without an enforcer, the walls might Gorelick's memo put in place might not have held. But Scruggs acted as that enforcer, and he excelled at it. Scruggs maintained Gorelick's walls between the FBI and Justice's Criminal Division by threatening to automatically reject any FBI request for a wiretap or search warrant if the Bureau contacted the Justice Department's Criminal Division without permission. This deprived the FBI, and ultimately the CIA, of gathering advice and assistance from the Criminal Division that was critical in espionage and terrorist cases.
It is no coincidence that this occurred at the same time both the FBI and the CIA were churning up evidence damaging to the Democratic Party, its fundraisers, the Chinese and ultimately the Clinton administration itself. Between 1994 and the 1996 election, as Chinese dollars poured into Democratic coffers, Clinton struggled to reopen high-tech trade to China. Had agents confirmed Chinese theft of weapons technology or its transfer of weapons technology to nations like Pakistan, Iran and Syria, Clinton would have been forced by law and international treaty to react.
Gorelick's appointment to the job at Justice in 1994 occurred during a period in which the FBI had begun to systematically investigate technology theft by foreign powers. For the first time, these investigations singled out the U.S. chemical, telecommunications, aircraft and aerospace industries for intelligence collection.
By the time Gorelick wrote the March 1995 memo that sealed off American intelligence agencies from each other and the outside world, all of the most critical Chinagate investigations by American intelligence agencies were already underway. Some of their findings were damning:
In an investigation originally instigated by the CIA, the FBI was beginning its search for the source of the leak of W-88 nuclear warhead technology to China among the more than 1,000 people who had access to the secrets. Despite Justice Department stonewalling and the Department's refusal to seek wiretap authority in 1997, the investigation eventually led to Wen Ho Lee and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The FBI first collected Extensive evidence in 1995 linking illegal Democratic Party donations to China, according to the Congressional Record. But Congress and the Director of the CIA didn't find out about the Justice Department's failure to act upon that evidence until 1997, safely after the 1996 election. According to classified CIA documents leaked to the Washington Times, between 1994 and 1997, the CIA learned that China sold Iran missile technology, a nuclear fission reactor, advanced air-defense radar and chemical agents. The Chinese also provided 5,000 ring magnets to Pakistan, used in producing weapons-grade uranium. The Chinese also provided uranium fuel for India's reactors.
In many cases the CIA resorting to leaking classified information to the media, in an effort to bypass the administration's blackout.
Gorelick knew these facts well. While Clinton may have refused to meet with top CIA officials, Gorelick didn't. According to a 1996 report by the legal news service American Lawyer Media, Gorelick and then-Deputy Director of the CIA George Tenet met every other week to discuss intelligence and intelligence sharing.
But those in the Clinton administration weren't the only ones to gain from the secrecy. In 1994, the McDonnell Douglas Corporation transferred military-use machine tools to the China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation that ended up in the hands of the Chinese army. The sale occurred despite Defense Department objections. McDonnell Douglas was a client of the Miller Cassidy Larroca & Lewin, L.L.P. (now called Baker Botts), the Washington, D.C., law firm where Gorelick worked for 17 years and was a partner. Ray Larroca, another partner in the firm, represented McDonnell in the Justice Department's investigation of the technology transfer.
In 1995, General Electric, a former client of Gorelick's, also had much to lose if the damaging information the CIA and the FBI had reached Congress. At the time, GE was publicly lobbying for a lucrative permit to assist the Chinese in replacing coal-fired power stations with nuclear plants. A 1990 law required that the president certify to Congress that China was not aiding in nuclear proliferation before U.S. companies could execute the business agreement.
Moreover, in 1995, Michael Armstrong, then the CEO of Hughes Electronics - a division of General Electric and another client of Miller Cassidy Larroca & Lewin - was publicly lobbying Clinton to switch satellite export controls from the State Department to the Commerce Department. After the controls were lifted, Hughes and another company gave sensitive data to the Chinese, equipment a Pentagon study later concluded would allow China to develop intercontinental and submarine-launched ballistic missiles aimed at American targets. Miller Cassidy Larroca & Lewin partner Randall Turk represented Hughes in the Congressional, State Department, and Justice Department investigations that resulted.
The Cox Report, which detailed Chinese espionage for Congress during the period, revealed that FBI surveillance caught Chinese officials frantically trying to keep Democratic donor Johnny Chung from divulging any information that would be damaging to Hughes Electronics. Chung funneled $300,000 in illegal contributions from the Chinese military to the DNC between 1994 and 1996.
It was this web of investigations that led Gorelick and Bill Clinton to erect the wall between intelligence agencies that resulted in the toppling of the Twin Towers. The connections go on and on, but they all lead back to Gorelick, the one person who could best explain how the Clinton administration neutered the American intelligence agencies that could have stopped the September 11 plot. Yet another high crime will have been committed if the September 11 Commission doesn't demand testimony from her.
April 19, 2004
Memorializing the Clinton Years
by John Fund, Wall Street Journal
Many people laughed when former New York GOP Congressman John LeBoutillier
and businessman Dick Erickson announced plans to build a Counter Clinton
library and museum in Little Rock. Their effort would compete with the $160
million Clinton Presidential Library now under construction down the street.
Skeptics aren't laughing quite as much now that the IRS has given the group
tax-exempt status to raise money for their own building sited on land just
off the Clinton property.
The Counter Clinton library is planned to include 16 rooms of multi-media
exhibits that would discuss the Clinton record in foreign policy and
terrorism along with the Clinton scandals that range from Whitewater to
Chinese fundraising to Monica Lewinsky. A companion museum in Washington
would feature hard copies of Clinton documents, including some that have
been donated by former Clinton political adviser Dick Morris.
Other presidential museums -- such as Richard Nixon's -- have featured small
sections devoted to the dark side of an administration's history, but this
is the first time an outside group has announced plans for a completely
separate effort to debunk a president's record. "The Clinton scandals are so
numerous, we don't think a closet in the official Clinton library could do
them justice," says Mr. LeBoutillier.
March 30, 2004
Supreme Court Permits Withholding Foster Photos
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday denied an attorney's request for access to 10 police photos taken when the body of Clinton administration lawyer Vince Foster was discovered in 1993.
The court's decision was unanimous, The Associated Press reported.
Several government investigations concluded Foster killed himself, but conspiracy theories persist that he was murdered as a part of a government conspiracy.
The case concerned whether the public's right to access graphic evidence related to a closed government investigation outweighs a family's right to privacy.
Allen Favish won release of four of the photographs in a lower court under the Freedom of Information Act, and the Justice Department appealed to the country's highest court.
Favish contends the government made numerous mistakes in its handling of Foster's death, and he believes the withheld photos would help prove his conspiracy theory.
The Bush administration supported the Foster family. Government attorney Patricia Millett told the court during arguments in December that the photos represent "highly sensitive, highly personal information, with limited investigative use." (Full story)
Millett argued FOIA and other public records laws require "not maximum disclosure, but responsible disclosure."
She said Favish had not demonstrated "clear evidence" of misconduct in the Foster investigation that would show a "compelling public interest" for releasing the photos.
Foster was a longtime friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton and had served barely six months as the president's deputy White House counsel when he was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head in a Washington area park in July 1993.
An extensive investigation by independent counsel Kenneth Starr's office concluded Foster, 48, shot himself because he was suffering from depression and had felt frustrated by the pressures of his job.
Several other investigations concluded the same thing, as did Foster's widow, Lisa.
But some people still believe Foster, a former law partner of Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, was killed in a White House cover-up.
He had been handling several private legal matters for the Clintons at the time of his suicide. A file on the Clintons' then-controversial Whitewater real estate investment was later found in Foster's White House office.
Favish's legal claim was supported by a number of media ethics organizations concerned that the government could use privacy concerns to block public access to a wealth of relevant declassified information.
The decision makes it more difficult to use a public records law to access law enforcement records, the AP reported. Justices said the privacy rights of survivors outweigh the benefits of releasing some photographs.
Favish once worked for the conservative Judicial Watch, which filed a number of lawsuits against the Clinton administration, but he denied a political motive for his suit.