Monday, March 17, 2008

Campaign 08: Hillary, Donations, Records and the Pardon

Judicial Watch has announced that it has obtained the "official" pardon application submitted to the Clinton White House by attorney Jack Quinn on December 11, 2000, on behalf of former fugitive Marc Rich, who fled the United States to avoid prosecution on racketeering, wire fraud and tax evasion charges. The application was made available in response to a FOIA request made in 2006. (Editor: unofficial copies have been available for many years now). Rich's ex-wife, Denise, made large contributions to Hillary Clinton's Senate campaign and to the Clinton Presidential Library foundation in the months leading up to the pardon. The National Archives, under the direction of Bill Clinton, continues to withhold hundreds of pages from public disclosure. Judicial Watch also says that it expects to receive 10,000 pages of the former First Lady's daily schedule records by March 20, 2008. See article here.

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