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Attorneygate: Bill Clinton's 1993 Purge of U.S. Attorneys
TheVanguard.org ^ | April 14, 2007 | Richard Poe
Posted on 4/14/2007, 3:42:44 PM by Richard Poe
History is an excellent antidote for hysteria. All the huffing and puffing over the Bush Administration's firing of eight U.S. Attorneys might be tempered by an awareness that Bush's predecessor, President Bill Clinton, summarily fired all 93 U.S. Attorneys on a single day, March 23, 1993. (1) (2)

Why the Clinton Administration initiated this unprecedented purge has never been adequately investigated. For the convenience of future historians, we offer here a full list of the 93 U.S. Attorneys whose resignations the Clinton administration demanded:
  1. U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama (usdoj.gov) James Eldon Wilson (1987-1994), replaced by Charles R. Pitt (1994-present) (3)
  2. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama (usdoj.gov) Jack W. Selden (1992-93), replaced by Claude Harris, Jr. (1993-94)
  3. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama (usdoj.gov) J.B. Sessions, III (1981-1993), replaced by Edward Vulevich, Jr. (1993-95)
  4. U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska (usdoj.gov) Wevley William Shea (1990-1993), replaced by Joseph W. Bottini (1993)
  5. U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona (usdoj.gov) Linda A. Akers (1990-1993), replaced by Daniel G. Knauss (1993)
  6. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas (usdoj.gov) Charles A. Banks (1987-1993), replaced by Richard M. Pence, Jr. (1993)
  7. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas (uscourts.gov) J. Michael Fitzhugh (1985-93), replaced by Paul K. Holmes, III (1993-present)
  8. U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California (usdoj.gov)Terree A. Bowers (1992-94), replaced by Nora M. Manella (1994-present)
  9. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California (usdoj.gov) George L. O'Connell (1991-93), replaced by Robert M. Twiss (1993)
  10. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California (usdoj.gov) John A. Mendez (1992-93), replaced by Michael J. Yamaguchi (1993-present) (4)
  11. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California (usdoj.gov) William Braniff (1988-93), replaced by James W. Brannigan, Jr. (1993)
  12. U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado (usdoj.gov) Michael J. Norton (1988-93), replaced by James R. Allison (1993)
  13. U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut (usdoj.gov) Albert S. Dabrowski (1991-93), replaced by Christopher Droney (1993-present)
  14. U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware (usdoj.gov) William C. Carpenter (1985-93), replaced by Richard G. Andrews (1993)
  15. U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia (usdoj.gov) Jay B. Stephens (1988-93), replaced by J. Ramsey Johnson (1993)
  16. U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida (usdoj.gov) Robert W. Genzman (1988-93), replaced by Douglas N. Frazier (1993)
  17. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida (usdoj.gov) Kenneth W. Sukhia (1990-93), replaced by Gregory R. Miller (1993)
  18. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida (usdoj.gov) Roberto Martinez (1992-93), replaced by Kendall B. Coffey (1993-96)
  19. U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia (usdoj.gov) Edgar William Ennis, Jr. (1988-93), replaced by Samuel A. Wilson, Jr. (1993)
  20. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia (usdoj.gov) Joe D. Whitley (1990-93), replaced by Gerrilyn G. Brill (1993)
  21. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia (usdoj.gov) Jay D. Gardner (1992-94), replaced by Harry D. Dixon, Jr. (1994-present)
  22. U.S. Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana IslandsFrederick A. Black (1991-present)
  23. U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii (usdoj.gov) Daniel A. Bent (1983-93), replaced by Elliott Enoki (1993-94)
  24. U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho (usdoj.gov) Maurice O. Ellsworth (1985-93), replaced by Patrick J. Molloy (1993)
  25. U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois (usdoj.gov) J. William Roberts (1986-93), replaced by Byron G. Cudmore (1993)
  26. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois (usdoj.gov) Judge Fred L. Foreman (1990-93), replaced by Michael J. Shepard (1993)
  27. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois (usdoj.gov) Frederick J. Hess (1982-93), replaced by Clifford J. Proud (1993)
  28. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana (usdoj.gov) John F. Hoehner (1991-93), replaced by David A. Capp (1993)
  29. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana (usdoj.gov) Deborah J. Daniels (1988-93), replaced by John J. Thar (1993)
  30. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa (usdoj.gov) Charles W. Lawson (1986-93), replaced by Robert L. Teig (1993)
  31. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa (usdoj.gov) Gene W. Shepard (1990-93), replaced by Don Carlos Nickerson (1993-present)
  32. U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas (usdoj.gov) Lee Thompson (1990-93), replaced by Jackie N. Williams (1993)
  33. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky (usdoj.gov) Karen K. Caldwell (1991-94), replaced by Joseph L. Famularo (1994-present)
  34. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky (usdoj.gov) Joseph M. Whittle (1986-93), replaced by Michael Troop (1993-present)
  35. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana (usdoj.gov) Harry A. Rosenberg (1991-93), replaced by Robert J. Boitmann (1993)
  36. U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana (usdoj.gov) P. Raymond Lamonica (1986-94), replaced by L.J. Hymel (1994-present)
  37. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana (usdoj.gov) Joseph S. Cage, Jr. (1981-93), replaced by William J. Flanagan (1993)
  38. U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine Richard S. Cohen (1981-1993), replaced by Jay P. McCloskey (1993-present)
  39. U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland (usdoj.gov) Richard D. Bennett (1991-93), replaced by Gary P. Jordan (1993)
  40. U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts (usdoj.gov) Wayne A. Budd (1989-93), replaced by A. John Pappalardo (1993)
  41. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan (usdoj.gov) Stephen J. Markman (1989-93), replaced by Ross Parker (1993)
  42. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan (usdoj.gov) John A. Smietanka (1981-94), replaced by Thomas J. Gezon (1994)
  43. U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota (usdoj.gov) Thomas B. Heffelfinger (1991-93), replaced by Francis K. Hermann (1993)
  44. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi (usdoj.gov) Robert Q. Whitwell (1985-93), replaced by Alfred E. Moreton, III (1993-present)
  45. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi (usdoj.gov) George L. Phillips (1980-94), replaced by Brad Pigott (1994-present)
  46. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri (usdoj.gov) Stephen B. Higgins (1990-93), replaced by Edward L. Dowd, Jr. (1993-present)
  47. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri (usdoj.gov) Jean Paul Bradshaw (1989-93), replaced by Michael A. Jones (1993)
  48. U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana (usdoj.gov) Doris Swords Poppler (1990-93), replaced by Sherry S. Mateucci (1993-present)
  49. U.S. Attorney for the District of Nebraska (usdoj.gov) Ronald D. Lahners (1981-93), replaced by Thomas J. Monaghan (1993-present)
  50. U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada (usdoj.gov) Monte Stewart (1992-93), replaced by Kathryn Landreth (1993-present)
  51. U.S. Attorney for the District of New Hampshire (usdoj.gov) Jeffrey R. Howard (1989-93), replaced by Peter E. Papps (1993)
  52. U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey (usdoj.gov) Michael Chertoff (1990-94), replaced by Faith S. Hochberg (1994-present)
  53. U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico (usdoj.gov) Don J. Svet (1991-93), replaced by Larry Gomez (1993)
  54. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (usdoj.gov) Mary Jo White (1992-93), replaced by Zachary W. Carter (1993-present)
  55. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York (usdoj.gov) Gary L. Sharpe (1992-94), replaced by Thomas J. Maroney (1994-present)
  56. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (usdoj.gov) Otto G. Obermaier (1989-93), replaced by Roger S. Hayes (1993)
  57. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York (usdoj.gov) Dennis C. Vacco (1988-93), replaced by Patrick H. NeMoyer (1993-present)
  58. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina (usdoj.gov) Margaret Person Currin (1988-93), replaced by James R. Dedrick (1993)
  59. U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina (uscourts.gov) Robert H. Edmunds, Jr. (1986-93), replaced by Benjamin H. White, Jr. (1993)
  60. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina (uscourts.gov) Thomas J. Ashcraft (1987-93), replaced by Jerry W. Miller (1993)
  61. U.S. Attorney for the District of North Dakota (usdoj.gov) Stephen D. Easton (1990-93), replaced by John T. Schneider (1993-present)
  62. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio (uscourts.gov) Joyce J. George (1989-93), replaced by Patrick J. Foley (1993)
  63. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio D. Michael Crites (1986-93), replaced by Barbara L. Beran (1993)
  64. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma (usdoj.gov) John W. Haley, Jr. (1990-present)
  65. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma (usdoj.gov) Tony M. Graham (1987-93), replaced by Frederick L. Dunn, III (1993)
  66. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma (usdoj.gov) Joe L. Heaton (1992-93), replaced by John E. Green (1993)
  67. U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon (usdoj.gov) Charles H. Turner (1982-93), replaced by Jack C. Wong (1993)
  68. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (usdoj.gov) Michael M. Baylson (1988-93), replaced Michael J. Rotko (1993)
  69. U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (uscourts.gov) James J. West (1985-93), replaced by Wayne P. Samuelson (1993)
  70. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania (uscourts.gov) Thomas W. Corbett, Jr. (1989-93), replaced by Frederick W. Thieman (1993-present)
  71. U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico (uscourts.gov) Daniel F. Lopez-Romo (1982-93), replaced by Charles E.. Fitzwilliam (1993)
  72. U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island (usdoj.gov) Lincoln C. Almond (1981-93), replaced by Edwin J. Gale (1993)
  73. U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina (usdoj.gov) John S. Simmons (1992-93), replaced by Margaret B. Seymour (1993)
  74. U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota (usdoj.gov) Kevin V. Schieffer (1991-93), replaced by Ted L. McBride (1993)
  75. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee (uscourts.gov) Jerry G. Cunningham (1991-93), replaced by David G. Dake (1993)
  76. U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee (uscourts.gov) Ernest W. Williams (1991-94), replaced by John M. Roberts (1994-present)
  77. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee (uscourts.gov) Edward G. Bryant (1991-93), replaced by Daniel A. Clancy (1993)
  78. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas (uscourts.gov) Robert J. Wortham (1981-93), replaced by Ruth Yeager (1993)
  79. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas (uscourts.gov) Marvin L. Collins (1985-93), replaced by Richard H. Stephens (1993)
  80. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas (uscourts.gov) Ronald G. Woods (1990-93), replaced by Lawrence D. Finer (1993)
  81. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas (uscourts.gov) Ronald F. Ederer (1989-93), replaced by James H. DeAtley (1993-96)
  82. U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah (uscourts.gov) David J. Jordan (1991-93), replaced by Richard D. Parry (1993)
  83. U.S. Attorney for the District of Vermont (usdoj.gov) Charles A. Caruso (1991-93), replaced by Charles R. Tetzlaff (1993-present)
  84. U.S. Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands (usdoj.gov) Terry M. Halpern (1987-93), replaced by Hugh P. Mabe, III (1993)
  85. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia (usdoj.gov) Richard Cullen (1991-93), replaced by Kenneth E. Melson (1993)
  86. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia (usdoj.gov) E. Montgomery Tucker (1990-93), replaced by Morgan E. Scott, Jr. (1993)
  87. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington (usdoj.gov) William D. Hyslop (1991-93), replaced by Carroll D. Gray (1993)
  88. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington (usdoj.gov) Michael D. McKay (1989-93), replaced by Susan L. Barnes (1993)
  89. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia (uscourts.gov) William A. Kolibash (1981-93), replaced by William D. Wilmoth (1993-present)
  90. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia (uscourts.gov) Michael W. Carey (1986-93), replaced by Charles T. Miller (1993)
  91. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (usdoj.gov) John E. Fryatt (1988-93), replaced by Nathan A. Fischbach (1993)
  92. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin (usdoj.gov) Kevin C. Potter (1981-93), replaced by Grant C. Johnson (1993)
  93. U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming (uscourts.gov) Richard A. Stacy (1981-94), replaced by David D. Freudenthal (1994-present)





NOTES 1. David Johnston and Neil A. Lewis, "Gonzales Draws Strong Criticism of Prosecutors", The New York Times, 29 March 2007

2. David Johnston, "Attorney General Seeks Resignations from Prosecutors", The New York Times, 24 March 1993

3. For a full listing of U.S. Attorneys, district by district, from 1784 to 1994, see: Richard A. Hertling, Acting Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice: Office of Legislative Affairs, letter to The Honorable John Conyers, Jr. and The Honorable Linda Sanchez, 5 March 2007 (download pdf file)
4. "President Nominates Eight U.S. Attorneys", Office of the Press Secretary, The White House, 29 July 1993

TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: attorneygate; hillaryscandals
I hope this list inspires others to take the research to the next level. Many questions cry out for exploration. For instance, what cases were the fired U.S. Attorneys working on? Why did so many of their Clinton-appointed replacements serve such a short time, before being replaced in turn? And so forth.
1 posted on 4/14/2007, 3:42:49 PM by Richard Poe

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2 posted on 4/14/2007, 3:44:37 PM by Richard Poe

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To: devolve; Richard Poe; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; Grampa Dave
93 U.S. Attorneys whose resignations the Clinton administration demandedExcellent list Richard and I have it bookmarked. Thanks for the post and ping!
4 posted on 4/14/2007, 3:50:21 PM by potlatch

To: Richard Poe
Hi.
Please remove me from this ping list.
Thanks.
:-)
5 posted on 4/14/2007, 3:52:59 PM by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)

To: Richard Poe
Good afternoon, and good work. I have an answer for this question: "For instance, what cases were the fired U.S. Attorneys working on? "
And the answer is numbers 6 and 7 on your list.
[Queue Carson] Karnak: give me the envelop Ed, the question: What is Whitewater, and why are so many people associated with it in prison or dead?"
Not to mention Castle Grande (sp) or cattle futures...
5.56mm
6 posted on 4/14/2007, 3:54:37 PM by M Kehoe

To: Richard Poe
I visited the site for the District of Connecticut. Your list says that the Clinton appointee served to “present”. The DOJ site lists a Bush appointee who began service in 2002.
Do you know the pedigree of your list? When was it prepared? Prior to 2002?
Are any of the Clinton appointees still serving?
7 posted on 4/14/2007, 3:55:43 PM by the_Watchman

To: Richard Poe
Not all 93 USAs were fired by Clinton. Some USA seats were already being held by temporary appointments, and as your chart suggests, some Bush-appointed USAs were ultimately allowed to serve past that day in March 1993. In fact, as your chart shows, John Raley from the Eastern District of Oklahoma was reappointed to his post by President Clinton.

The number of Clinton-fired Bush appointees was likely about 70.

Thoughts at the time were that all were fired so that the U.S. Attorneys investigating Rostenkowski and Whitewater could be canned without causing a major uproar.
8 posted on 4/14/2007, 3:56:17 PM by conservative in nyc

To: Richard Poe
Thanks for the ping and your post. Different rules apply to dims.
9 posted on 4/14/2007, 3:57:59 PM by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)

To: Richard Poe
More impotant than this list, what of the other 30 or so he let go during his administration? Why were they discharged? What were they working on?
10 posted on 4/14/2007, 4:00:14 PM by DakotaRed (Democrats don't rattle sabers, they wave white flags)

To: conservative in nyc
Not all 93 USAs were fired by Clinton. ... The number of Clinton-fired Bush appointees was likely about 70.As I understand it, Janet Reno demanded resignations from all 93 U.S. Attorneys, but did not accept every resignation tendered, in obedience to her order. Some U.S. Attorneys were left in place -- on a probationary basis, one might say.
11 posted on 4/14/2007, 4:06:40 PM by Richard Poe

To: processing please hold
From the NY Times of March 26, 1992: "Any hope that the Clinton Administration would operate a Justice Department free of political taint -- or even the appearance of political taint -- grew dim yesterday when the White House confirmed that it would dismiss the U.S. Attorney investigating one of its chief Congressional allies." (Rostenkowski) And by the way, when is Congress looking into cases where partisan politics played a role in false indictments, say, that of Majority Leader Tom DeLay?
12 posted on 4/14/2007, 4:13:51 PM by Liberty Wins (Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of all who threaten these.)

To: Richard Poe
bookmark
13 posted on 4/14/2007, 4:14:29 PM by GiovannaNicoletta

To: DakotaRed
As best I can tell, 35 Clinton-appointed U.S. Attorneys left office during the Clinton years (including one Clinton re-appointee from the Bush I administration). Of the 35:

7 left to become federal judges;
2 left for other jobs in the Clinton administration;
1 left to become an immigration judge (N.D.CA USA Yamaguchi - under circumstances very similar to Bush N.D.CA USA Ryan);
7 left to run for elective office (including 1 who ultimately ran for NYS judge);
13 left to go into private practice or non-elected public service;
2 retired;
1 joined the office of special counsel investigating Waco; and
2 left because they assaulted someone (Colleton/Coffey).

6 of the Clinton Appointees resigned in August-October of 1997 to retire or enter private practice. These included:

1) Frederick W. Thieman (W.D.PA) (8/1/97). He had just indicted some bigwig Democrat donors on 7/18/97;
2) Kent B. Alexander (N.D.GA) (8/15/97). He was responsible for prosecuting the Centennial Olympic Bombing case;
3) John W. Raley, Jr. (E.D.OK) (8/15/97). Raley was a George H.W. Bush appointee who was reappointed by Clinton. He supposedly retired;
4) James B. Burns (N.D.IL) (8/20/97);
5) Patrick H. NeMoyer (9/26/97). He ultimately ended up running for NYS Supreme Court - in 1998 (which, despite the name, is our lowest state court, one step above city and town courts); and
6) Gaynelle Griffin Jones (10/10/97). According to some reports, she may have been subject to an internal DOJ probe regarding her handling of local investigations.

I have no proof that any of the six were forced out, but isn't it a bit strange that they all left about the same time, which also happened to be around the time some of their terms were going to expire?
14 posted on 4/14/2007, 4:14:43 PM by conservative in nyc

To: the_Watchman
"I visited the site for the District of Connecticut. Your list says that the Clinton appointee served to “present”. The DOJ site lists a Bush appointee who began service in 2002."Do you know the pedigree of your list? When was it prepared? Prior to 2002?
You're right. The list is old, and does not always include recent appointees. It is mainly of interest to see what happened during the Clinton years.
The list was provided to the House Judiciary Committee on March 5, 2007, by one Richard A. Hertling, Acting Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice's Office of Legislative Affairs.
However, Hertling notes that the list was taken from an older publication titled, The Bicentennial Celebration of the United States (he gives no date).
You can download a copy of the list, along with Hertling's correspondence, from this link.
15 posted on 4/14/2007, 4:16:39 PM by Richard Poe

To: Richard Poe
Yoemans and worthy work.. thanks..
16 posted on 4/14/2007, 4:23:46 PM by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)

To: Richard Poe
As I understand it, Janet Reno demanded resignations from all 93 U.S. Attorneys, but did not accept every resignation tendered, in obedience to her order. Some U.S. Attorneys were left in place -- on a probationary basis, one might say.

Some of the U.S. Attorneys were court-appointed temporary replacements whose resignations probably couldn't be forced. Not every USA position was filled with a political appointee in March 1993.

And of the Carter/Reagan/Bush USA appointees in office, John Raley, James Wilson (M.D.AL), Karen Caldwell (E.D.KY), Raymond LaMonica (M.D.LA), Michael Chertoff (D.NJ), Ernest Williams (M.D.TN), Richard Stacy (D.WY), John Smietanka (W.D.MI), George Phillips (S.D.MS) and Frederick Black (D. Guam) likely served past the March 1993 firing date.
17 posted on 4/14/2007, 4:25:18 PM by conservative in nyc

To: conservative in nyc
Good analysis.I suppose this may have some relevance as well:

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
July 29, 1993
The President nominated eight individuals to be U.S. Attorneys today:
Eric H. Holder, Jr., for the District of Columbia
Michael Joseph Yamaguchi for the Northern District of
California
Randall K. Rathbun for the District of Kansas
Thomas Justin Monaghan for the District of Nebraska
Stephen Charles Lewis for the Northern District of Oklahoma
Vicki Miles-LaGrange for the Western District of Oklahoma
John W. Raley, Jr. for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
Frederick W. Theiman for the Western District of
Pennsylvania
Read more »
18 posted on 4/14/2007, 4:29:50 PM by Richard Poe

To: Richard Poe
It is my understanding that, after replacing all 93 US Attorneys in March '93, Clinton then proceeded to replace 30 of those over the rest of his tenure. It would be interesting to know the circumstances of those 30 firings replacements.
19 posted on 4/14/2007, 4:42:05 PM by HardStarboard (The Democrats are more afraid of American Victory than Defeat!)

To: HardStarboard
bm for later
20 posted on 4/14/2007, 5:09:11 PM by JessieHelmsJr

To: Richard Poe
I remember exactly what I was doing the day I heard this on the news. I thought, “Wow, that sure seems extreme.” A well-educated lawyer friend of mine and fierce anti-liberal told me it wasn’t unusual at all for a president to do that.
21 posted on 4/14/2007, 5:10:20 PM by the invisib1e hand (Thank you St. Jude.)

To: Richard Poe
Holder was appointed Deputy Attorney General in 1997. Yamaguchi was forced out in 1998 because his office was so poorly run (very similar to the complaints about Ryan). For some reason, the USA office for the Northern District of California is notoriously difficult to run.
Rathburn resigned in 1996 (before his initial term was up), supposedly to run for public office. He had a run in with the Gore-supporting Phelps family of God Hates Fags fame.
Monaghan and Lewis served until 2001.
Miles-LaGrange was appointed to the federal bench in 1994.
As mentioned previously, Raley and Theiman resigned in August 1997.
22 posted on 4/14/2007, 5:18:50 PM by conservative in nyc

To: Richard Poe
Susan Coleman: Rumors were circulating in Arkansas of an affair with Bill Clinton. She was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head at 7 1/2 months pregnant. Death was an apparent suicide.
Larry Guerrin: Was killed in February 1987 while investigating the INSLAW case.
Kevin Ives & Don Henry: Initial cause of death was reported to be the result of falling asleep on a railroad track in Arkansas on August 23, 1987. This ruling was reported by the State medical examiner Fahmy Malak. Later it was determined that Kevin died from a crushed skull prior to being placed on the tracks. Don had been stabbed in the back. Rumors indicate that they might have stumbled upon a Mena drug operation.
Keith Coney: Keith had information on the Ives/Henry deaths. Died in a motorcycle accident in July 1988 with unconfirmed reports of a high speed car chase.
Keith McKaskle: McKaskle has information on the Ives/Henry deaths. He was stabbed to death in November 1988.
Gregory Collins: Greg had information on the Ives/Henry deaths. He died from a gunshot wound to the face in January 1989.
Jeff Rhodes: He had information on the deaths of Ives, Henry & McKaskle. His burned body was found in a trash dump in April 1989. He died of a gunshot wound to the head and there was some body mutilation, leading to the probably speculation that he was tortured prior to being killed.
James Milam: Milam had information on the Ives & Henry deaths. He was decapitated. The state Medical examiner, Fahmy Malak, initially ruled death due to natural causes.
Richard Winters: Winters was a suspect in the deaths of Ives & Henry. He was killed in a “robbery” in July 1989 which was subsequently proven to be a setup.
Jordan Kettleson: Kettleson had information on the Ives & Henry deaths. He was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup in June 1990.
Alan Standorf: An employee of the National Security Agency in electronic intelligence. Standorf was a source of information for Danny Casalaro who was investigating INSLAW, BCCI, etc. Standorf’s body was found in the backseat of a car at Washington National Airport on Jan 31, 1991.
Dennis Eisman: An attorney with information on INSLAW. Eisman was found shot to death on April 5, 1991.
Danny Casalaro: Danny was a free-lance reporter and writer who was investigating the “October Surprise”, INSLAW and BCCI. Danny was found dead in a bathtub in a Sheraton Hotel room in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Danny was staying at the hotel while keeping appointments in the DC area pertinent to his investigation. He was found with his wrists slashed. At least one, and possibly both of his wrists were cut 10 times. All of his research materials were missing and have never been recovered.
Victor Raiser: The National Finance Co-Chair for “Clinton for President.” He died in a airplane crash on July 30, 1992.
R. Montgomery Raiser: Also involved in the Clinton presidential campaign. He died in the same plane crash as Victor.
Paul Tully: Tulley was on the Democratic National Committee. He was found dead of unknown causes in his hotel room on September 24, 1992. No autopsy was ever allowed.
Ian Spiro: Spiro had supporting documentation for grand jury proceedings on the INSLAW case. His wife and 3 children were found murdered on November 1, 1992 in their home. They all died of gunshot wounds to the head. Ian’s body was found several days later in a parked car in the Borego Desert. Cause of death? The ingestion of cyanide. FBI report indicated that Ian had murdered his family and then committed suicide.
Paula Gober: A Clinton speech writer. She died in a car accident on December 9, 1992 with no known witnesses.
Jim Wilhite: Wilhite was an associate of Mack McClarty’s former firm. Wilhite died in a skiing accident on December 21, 1992. He also had extensive ties to Clinton with whom he visited by telephone just hours before his death.
Steve Willis, Robert Williams, Todd McKeahan & Conway LeBleu: Died Feburary 28, 1993 by gunfire at Waco. All four were examined by a pathologist and died from identical wounds to the left temple. All four had been body guards for Bill Clinton, three while campaigning for President and when he was Governor of Arkansas.They also were the ONLY 4 BATF agents killed at Waco.
Sgt. Brian Haney, Sgt. Tim Sabel, Maj. William Barkley, Capt. Scott Reynolds: Died: May 19, 1993 - All four men died when their helicopter crashed in the woods near Quantico, Va. - Reporters were barred from the site, and the head of the fire department responding to the crash described it by saying, “Security was tight,” with “lots of Marines with guns.” A videotape made by a firefighter was seized by the Marines. All four men had escorted Clinton on his flight to the carrier Roosevelt shortly before their deaths.
John Crawford: An attorney with information on INSLAW. He died from a heart attack in Tacoma in April of 1993.
John Wilson: Found dead from an apparent hanging suicide on May 18, 1993. He was a former Washington DC council member and claimed to have info on Whitewater.
Paul Wilcher: A lawyer who was investigating drug running out of Mena, Arkansas and who also sought to expose the “October Surprise”, BCCI and INSLAW. He was found in his Washington DC apartment dead of unknown causes on June 22, 1993.
Vincent Foster: A White House deputy counsel and long-time personal friend of Bill and Hillary’s. Found on July 20, 1993, dead of a gunshot wound to the mouth — a death ruled suicide. Many different theories on this case! Readers are encouraged to read our report in Strange Deaths.
Jon Parnell Walker: An investigator for the RTC who was looking into the linkage between the Whitewater and Madison S&L bankruptcy. Walker “fell” from the top of the Lincoln Towers Building.
Stanley Heard & Steven Dickson: They were members of the Clinton health care advisory committee. They died in a plane crash on September 10, 1993.
Jerry Luther Parks: Parks was the Chief of Security for Clinton’s national campaign headquarters in Little Rock. Gunned down in his car on September 26, 1993 near the intersection of Chenal Parkway and Highway 10 west of Little Rock. Parks was shot through the rear window of his car. The assailant then pulled around to the driver’s side of Park’s car and shot him three more times with a 9mm pistol. His family reported that shortly before his death, they were being followed by unknown persons, and their home had been broken into (despite a top quality alarm system). Parks had been compiling a dossier on Clinton’s illicit activities. The dossier was stolen.
Ed Willey: A Clinton fundraiser. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on November 30, 1993. His death came the same day his wife, Kathleen, was sexually assaulted in the White House by Bill Clinton.
Gandy Baugh: Baugh was Lasater’s attorney and committed suicide on January 8, 1994. Baugh’s partner committed suicide exactly one month later on February 8, 1994.
Herschell Friday: A member of the presidential campaign finance committee. He died in an airplane explosion on March 1, 1994.
Ronald Rogers: Rogers died on March 3, 1994 just prior to releasing sensitive information to a London newspaper. Cause of death? Undetermined.
Kathy Furguson: A 38 year old hospital worker whose ex-husband is a co- defendant in the Paula Jones sexual harassment law suit. She had information supporting Paula Jone’s allegations. She died of an apparent suicide on May 11, 1994 from a gunshot wound to the head.
Bill Shelton: Shelton was an Arkansas police officer and was found dead as an apparent suicide on kathy Ferguson’s grave (Kathy was his girl friend), on June 12, 1994. This “suicide” was the result of a gunshot wound to the back of the head.
Stanley Huggins: Huggins, 46, was a principal in a Memphis law firm which headed a 1987 investigation into the loan practices of Madison Guaranty S&L. Stanley died in Delaware in July 1994 — reported cause of death was viral pneumonia.
Paul Olson: A Federal witness in investigations to drug money corruption in Chicago politics, Paul had just finished 2 days of FBI interviews when his plane ride home crashed, killing Paul and 130 others on Sept 8 1994. The Sept. 15, 1994 Tempe Tribune newspaper reported that the FBI suspected that a bomb had brought down the airplane.
Calvin Walraven: 24 year on Walraven was a key witness against Jocelyn Elder’s son’s drug case. Walraven was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot wound to the head. Tim Hover, a Little Rock police spokesman says no foul play is suspected.
Alan G. Whicher: Oversaw Clinton’s Secret Service detail. In October 1994 Whicher was transferred to the Secret Service field office in the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City. Whatever warning was given to the BATF agents in that building did not reach Alan Whicher, who died in the bomb blast of April 19th 1995.
Duane Garrett: Died July 26, 1995-A lawyer and a talk show host for KGO-AM in San Fransisco, Duane was the campaign finance chairman for Diane Fienstien’s run for the senate, and was a friend and fundraiser for Al Gore. Garrett was under investigation for defrauding investors in Garrett’s failed sports memorabilia venture. There was talk of a deal to evade prosecution. On July 26th, Garrett canceled an afternoon meeting with his lawyer because he had to meet some people at the San Fransisco airport. Three hours later he was found floating in the bay under the Golden Gate Bridge.
Ron Brown:. The Commerce Secretary died on April 3, 1996, in an Air Force jet carrying Brown and 34 others, including 14 business executives on a trade mission to Croatia, crashed into a mountainside. The Air Force, in a 22-volume report issued in June of 1996, confirmed its initial judgment that the crash resulted from pilot errors and faulty navigation equipment At the time of Brown’s death, Independent Counsel Daniel Pearson was seeking to determine whether Brown had engaged in several sham financial transactions with longtime business partner Nolanda Hill shortly before he became secretary of commerce.
Charles Meissner: died: UNK - Following Ron Brown’s death, John Huang was placed on a Commerce Department contract that allowed him to retain his security clearance
by Charles Meissner. Shortly thereafter, Meissner died in the crash of a small plane. He was an Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Economic Policy.
William Colby: Retired CIA director was found dead on May 6,1996 after his wife reported him missing on April 27,1996. Apparently, Colby decided to go on a impromptu canoeing excursion and never returned. Colby who had just started writing for Strategic Investment newsletter, worried many in the intelligent community. Colby’s past history of divulging CIA secrets in the past were well known. Strategic Investor had covered the Vince Foster suicide and had hired handwriting experts to review Foster’s suicide note.
Admiral Jeremy Boorda: Died on May 16,1996 after he went home for lunch and decided to shoot himself in the chest (by one report, twice) rather than be interviewed by Newsweek magazine that afternoon. Explanations for Boorda’s suicide focused on a claim that he was embarrassed over two “Valor” pins he was not authorized to wear.
Lance Herndon: Herndon a 41 year old computer specialist and a prominent entrepreneur who received a presidential appointment in 1995 died August 10, 1996 under suspicious circumstances. He appeared to have died from a blow to the head. Police said no weapons were found at his mansion, adding that Mr. Herndon had not been shot or stabbed and there was no evidence of forced entry or theft.
Neil Moody: Died -August 25, 1996 Following Vincent Foster’s murder, Lisa Foster married James Moody, a judge in Arkansas, on Jan 1, 1996. Near the time Susan McDougal first went to jail for contempt, Judge Moor’s son, Neil died in a car crash. There were other reports that Neil Moody had discovered something very unsettling among his stepmother’s private papers and was threatening to go public with it just prior to the beginning of the Democratic National Convention. He was alleged to have been talking to Bob Woodward of the Washington Post about a blockbuster story. Witnesses said they saw Neil Moody sitting in his car arguing with another person just prior to His car suddenly speeding off out of control and hitting a brick wall.
Barbara Wise: Wise a 14-year Commerce Department employee found dead and partially naked in her office following a long weekend. She worked in the same section as John Huang. Officially, she is said to have died of natural causes.
Doug Adams: Died January 7, 1997- A lawyer in Arkansas who got involved trying to help the people who were being swindled out of their life savings. Adams was found in his vehicle with a gunshot wound to his head in a Springfield Mo. hospital parking lot.
Mary C. Mahoney: 25, murdered at the Georgetown Starbuck’s coffee bar over the 4th of July ‘97 weekend. She was a former White House intern who worked with John Huang. Apparently she knew Monica Lewinsky and her sexual encounters with Bill Clinton. Although not verified, it has been said that Lewinsky told Linda Tripp that she did not want to end up like Mahoney.
Ronald Miller: Suddenly took ill on October 3rd,1997 and steadily worsened until his death 9 days later. (This pattern fits Ricin poisoning.) Owing to the strangeness of the illness, doctors at the Integris Baptist Medical Center referred the matter to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office. The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office promptly ran tests on samples of Ron Miller’s blood, but has refused to release the results or even to confirm that the tests were ever completed.
Had been investigated by authorities over the sale of his company, Gage Corp. to Dynamic Energy Resources, Inc. was the man who tape recorded Gene and Nora Lum and turned those tapes (and other records) over to congressional oversight investigators. The Lums were sentenced to prison for campaign finance violations, using “straw donors” to conceal the size of their contributions to various candidates. Indeed, Dynamic Energy Resources, Inc. had hired Ron Brown’s son Michael solely for the purpose of funneling $60,000 through him to the Commerce Secretary, according to Nolanda Hill’s testimony.
Sandy Hume: On Sunday, February 22nd, 1998, Sandy Hume, the 28 year old son of journalist Britt Hume, was reportedly found dead in his Arlington, Virginia home. Aside from the statement that this was an “apparent” suicide, there remains in place a total media blackout on this story, possibly out of concern that the actual facts will not withstand public scrutiny. Worked for Hill magazine, about Congress for Congress.
Jim McDougal: Bill and Hillary Clinton friend, banker, and political ally, sent to prison for eighteen felony convictions. A key whitewater witness, dies of a heart attack on March, 8 1998. As of this writing allegations that he was given an injection of the diuretic lasix has not been denied or confirmed.
Died on March 8, 1998
Johnny Lawhon: 29, died March 29, 1998- The Arkansas transmission specialist who discovered a pile of Whitewater documents in the trunk of an abandoned car on his property and turned them over to Starr, was killed in a car wreck two weeks after the McDougal death.. Details of the “accident” have been sketchy — even from the local Little Rock newspaper.
Charles Wilbourne Miller: 63, was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head on November 17, 1998 in a shallow pit about 300 yards from his ranch house near Little Rock. Police found a .410 gauge shotgun near Miller’s body and a Ruger .357-caliber revolver submerged in water. Investigators concluded the Ruger was the weapon used by Miller to kill himself. Yet, two rounds in the handgun’s cylinder had been spent.
He had long served as executive vice president and member of the board of directors for a company called Alltel and was deeply involved in his own software engineering company until the day he died. Alltel is the successor to Jackson Stephens’ Systematics, the company that provided the software for the White House’s “Big Brother” data base system and that was behind the administration’s plan to develop the secret computer “Clipper” chip to bug every phone, fax and email transmission in America.
Carlos Ghigliotti: 42, was found dead in his home just outside of Washington D.C. on April 28, 2000. There was no sign of a break-in or struggle at the firm of Infrared Technology where the badly decomposed body of Ghigliotti was found. Ghigliotti had not been seen for several weeks.
Ghigliotti, a thermal imaging analyst hired by the House Government Reform Committee to review tape of the siege, said he determined the FBI fired shots on April 19, 1993. The FBI has explained the light bursts on infrared footage as reflections of sun rays on shards of glass or other debris that littered the scene.
“I conclude this based on the groundview videotapes taken from several different angles simultaneously and based on the overhead thermal tape,” Ghigliotti told The Washington Post last October. “The gunfire from the ground is there, without a doubt.”
Ghigliotti said the tapes also confirm the Davidians fired repeatedly at FBI agents during the assault, which ended when flames raced through the compound. About 80 Branch Davidians perished that day, some from the fire, others from gunshot wounds.
Mark Corallo, a spokesman for the congressional committee chaired by Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind., said that police found the business card of a committee investigator in Ghigliotti’s office. Corallo said Ghigliotti’s work for the committee ended some time ago.
Tony Moser: 41, was killed as he crossed a street in Pine Bluff, Ark on on June 10, 2000. Killed 10 days after being named a columnist for the Democrat-Gazette newspaper and two days after penning a stinging indictment of political corruption in Little Rock.
Police have concluded that no charges will be filed against the unnamed driver of a 1995 Chevrolet pickup, which hit Moser as he was walking alone in the middle of unlit Rhinehart Road about 10:10 p.m
Police say they have ruled out foul play and will file no charges against the driver because he was not intoxicated and there was no sign of excessive speed.
23 posted on 4/14/2007, 5:19:48 PM by al baby (Hi mom)

To: Richard Poe
I saw a couple of comments about this. One of them had to do with an investigation against Bill Clinton in Arkansas, and the other was an investigation against an FOB but I don’t recall the state being mentioned.
The article said they believed it was these two investigations which caused Clinton to get rid of them all - SO HE COULDN’T BE ACCUSED OF GETTING RID OF JUST THOSE 2 WHO WERE DOING INVESTIGATIONS WHICH BILL WAS UNHAPPY WITH.
Now .. we all surely know by now that the democrats operate by using the “projection technique”. I just have to ask .. what was the FIRST THING the democrats accused the Bush admin of doing ..?? I know the answer: GETTING RID OF AG’s WHO WERE DOING INVESTIGATIONS AGAINST REPUBS. This is surely the result of the dems usual “projection technique” in action.
Thereby proving once again .. the dems always accuse the repubs of doing the dirty deeds the dems are in the process of doing, have already done, or are thinking about doing.
Funny .. the repub Duke Cunningham was already in prison .. and the others related to that case have already begun trials in District Court here in San Diego ( I know that because I was asked to be on a jury ).
And .. even funnier, ethically-challenged Diane F. wrote several letters to the DOJ COMPLAINING ABOUT THE AG IN SAN DIEGO - and then went on TV and stated the exact opposite.
So .. I believe Gonzales had every right to fire anybody - with the President’s approval. Why he’s not being supported is a mystery to me.
HOWEVER - I HOPE THE GOP CANDIDATES ARE TAKING NOTES - WHEN YOU GET IN OFFICE - DITCH THE OTHER PARTY’S AG’s AND APPOINT YOUR OWN. I do believe your voter registration is public information - so there’s no excuse for keeping all those democrats in office when they were appointed for one specific purpose .. to keep the Clinton’s out of trouble.
24 posted on 4/14/2007, 5:43:43 PM by CyberAnt ("... first time in history the U.S. House has attempted to surrender via C-SPAN TV ...")

To: Richard Poe
During the Clinton Adm. he also put in place as
U.S. Atty. in San Diego, Allen Bersin a FOB
Friend of Bill. They went to school at Yale & Oxford
25 posted on 4/14/2007, 5:44:00 PM by SoCalPol (Duncan Hunter '08 Tough on WOT & Illegals)

To: al baby
“Executive Action” ?
26 posted on 4/14/2007, 6:15:55 PM by happygrl (Dunderhead for HONOR)

To: CyberAnt
“Now .. we all surely know by now that the democrats operate by using the “projection technique”. I just have to ask .. what was the FIRST THING the democrats accused the Bush admin of doing ..?? I know the answer: GETTING RID OF AG’s WHO WERE DOING INVESTIGATIONS AGAINST REPUBS. This is surely the result of the dems usual “projection technique” in action.”
“Thereby proving once again .. the dems always accuse the repubs of doing the dirty deeds the dems are in the process of doing, have already done, or are thinking about doing.”
I agree with you completely. Whenever you want to know what the Rats are up to, just listen to their accusations against the conservatives. Works every time it’s tried.
27 posted on 4/14/2007, 7:06:17 PM by BerryDingle

To: Richard Poe
BUMP!
28 posted on 4/14/2007, 7:40:18 PM by BenLurkin

To: BerryDingle
Yes it does!! And .. even when they are being suspected of something .. they will spill the beans every time and tell people what they’re really up to .. poor things .. I really think they have no clue!
29 posted on 4/14/2007, 7:48:03 PM by CyberAnt ("... first time in history the U.S. House has attempted to surrender via C-SPAN TV ...")

To: Richard Poe; al baby
BUMP! BUMP!
30 posted on 4/14/2007, 8:00:36 PM by PGalt

To: SoCalPol
As you probably know, Bersin also resigned in 1998 (before Clinton left office), purportedly to become Superintendent of the San Diego public schools.
31 posted on 4/14/2007, 8:36:58 PM by conservative in nyc

To: conservative in nyc
Yes, the the Govenator appt. him head of Ca. Schools.
which he left some months back.
32 posted on 4/14/2007, 9:17:08 PM by SoCalPol (Duncan Hunter '08 Tough on WOT & Illegals)

To: Richard Poe
Thanks for the ping!
33 posted on 4/14/2007, 10:22:47 PM by Alamo-Girl

To: Richard Poe
Thanks for the ping.
Well, it seems most of us know the truth or read of it right here and we often echo that all over the net, but out there in real life it’s the lie that so often stands.. why that is I’m not sure..but I’d bet the MSM and the Clinton/Rat Machine has something to do with that.. and an ineffectual GOP response.
34 posted on 4/14/2007, 11:45:55 PM by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and FRiends....Hunter '08.)

To: Richard Poe
BTTT
35 posted on 4/15/2007, 6:00:05 AM by E.G.C.

To: Richard Poe
Thanks for your good work and the ping.
It is amazing how the MSM mediots have erased this event from their drugged out memories and their liberal counterparts in congress.
36 posted on 4/15/2007, 9:58:26 AM by Grampa Dave (GW has more Honor and Integrity in his little finger than ALL of the losers on the "hate Bush" band)

To: Richard Poe
Thanks for documenting this purge.

U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming (uscourts.gov) Richard A. Stacy (1981-94), replaced by David D. Freudenthal (1994-present)

David D. Freudenthal: Wyoming Governor, Democrat - Career Paths: How They Got Where They Are - politics United States - Biography

...

In 1994, Freudenthal was appointed by President Clinton to be U.S. Attorney for Wyoming, a position he held until May 2001, when he left office to campaign for governor. Republican Gov. Jim Geringer, who had held office for eight years, was term-limited.

Freudenthal appeared to be an underdog in the race, as Wyoming has a 60 percent to 27 percent GOP registration edge. President Bush received his strongest showing in the state in 2000, with 69 percent of the vote. And Republicans control both chambers of the state legislature.

Democrats had a history of holding the governor's office, however. Before Geringer was elected in 1994, Democrats held the state's top job from 1974 to 1994.

Freudenthal positioned himself as a moderate with a strong record of civic service. He won the Democratic primary with 54 percent of the vote, defeating lawyer Paul Hickey. Hickey had deep political roots - his father was governor and his mother a state senator.

Eli Bebout, a former state House speaker and a successful businessman, emerged from the GOP primary Bebout called Freudenthal a "Clinton appointee," hoping that his association with the former president would hurt him. But Freudenthal defended his partisanship, saying he was "brave enough" to say he was a Democrat. He also pointed out that Wyoming's GOP senators had approved his nomination to the federal prosecutor's job.

Freudenthal campaigned as a conservative. He opposed new taxes, supporting the death penalty and gun controls, and was helped when Libertarian Dave Dawson, the third candidate in the race, said voters should support Freudenthal if they didn't support him. Freudenthal, a low-key, friendly campaigner, often said that the sparsely populated state couldn't "afford" to elect a candidate solely because of party.

Bebout struggled to find differences between the candidates, calling Freudenthal a closet "liberal" and attacked him on issues involving his record.

A week before the election, Bebout polled six points ahead of Freudenthal. But the underdog Democrat came from behind and won the race.
37 posted on 4/15/2007, 11:05:31 PM by Milhous (There are only two ways of telling the complete truth: anonymously and posthumously. - Thomas Sowell)

To: Richard Poe
Awesome...Great thread! Bookmarking.
38 posted on 4/15/2007, 11:10:02 PM by I got the rope

To: Richard Poe
RE: Please let me know if you want ON or OFF of my Hillary ping list.
On.
39 posted on 4/17/2007, 1:23:11 PM by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)

To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
here's an oldie, from 2007.
All the huffing and puffing over the Bush Administration's firing of eight U.S. Attorneys might be tempered by an awareness that Bush's predecessor, President Bill Clinton, summarily fired all 93 U.S. Attorneys on a single day, March 23, 1993.
40 posted on 7/11/2008, 1:41:23 PM by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Drop Weapons - How to Get Away with Murder

Drop weapons - The whole point is 'don't tell anyone'.
Former U.S. soldiers who took part in the Iraq war recount stories of how they killed innocent people and plant weapons on them.

The soldiers talk about what they say is the widespread practice of using "drop weapons" to cover up the killing of innocent civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. Huffingtonpost.com

A "drop weapon" is a weapon carried by a soldier for the purpose of placing on or near a slain individual "to make killings appear legally justified". washingtonpost.com

"When we arrived there, they gave us quite a few AKs and said keep them in case something happens," the online broadcaster, The American News Project has reported Sergio Kochergin, who served in Iraq as a scout sniper and now is a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, as saying. The video was posted on the Internet on June 3, 2011.

He added that the "drop weapons" were distributed between soldiers under the orders of the chain of command.

"When mistakes were made we carried drop weapons. These weapons right here were taken from the Iraqi police...and this was just an example that we would take their weapons and carry them around with us in case we messed up and shot the wrong person," Jon Turner, a former Marine who served in Iraq.

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Vehmgericht observe that were a similar incident to have happened anywhere else in the world, it would have garnered extensive MSM attention. Why is it that the people of Central Africa are of no consequence to Western "Civilization"?

Dozens die as 'speeding' DRC train derails

Dozens of people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after an overloaded goods and passenger train careered off the tracks. The incident is one of several in recent years on the neglected network.
The goods and passenger train was on its way from Kamina to Mwene-Ditu in the south of DRC, when it derailed from a bridge in Katanga province.
The train was said to have been traveling around a bend in a swampy area of country when it came off the line.
"It felt as if the engine started racing," a survivor was quoted as saying in a local report. "The engine and a wagon fell down."
At least 37 people were initially reported dead, according to witnesses and local officials. However, Dikanga Kazadi, the interior minister of Katanga province, gave a provisional toll of 56 dead and 69 injured. He added that the death toll was expected to rise.
"Evidently the train was going too fast, the driver came to a curve and had to break suddenly leading to the accident," said Kazadi.
Witnesses said the train had been carrying hundreds of passengers, both inside and on top of its carriages. An army unit and a 100-metric-ton crane were reportedly deployed at the scene as rescuers tried to gain access and lift the carriages.
The DRC's rail system was initially built by Belgium and used to transport the former colony's ivory and rubber reserves. With only scant investment since 1960, the rail system has been undergoing a refurbishment program paid for by the World Bank.
In 2007, more than 100 died in an accident involving people travelling on a goods train in the province of Kasai Occidental. In September 2012, four were killed in an accident north of the DRC's second-largest city, Lubumbashi.
rc/msh (AFP, AP, dpa,Reuters)