Reid and Democrats need to get off their high horses and wounded crying. This is not the “unprecedented” FBI move Hillary is trying to claim.
Flashback: Bill Clinton cheered 11th hour indictment
that doomed Bush re-election
Unprecedented? Clinton/Gore ’92 Seized On Law Enforcement Revelation
4 Days Before Election
In January 1989, Bush succeeded Reagan as President. It was in his capacity as President that Bush committed what will likely become his most memorable act in connection with Iran/contra. On December 24, 1992, twelve days before former Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger was to go to trial, Bush pardoned him. In issuing pardons to Weinberger and five other Iran/contra defendants, President Bush charged that Independent Counsel’s prosecutions represented the “criminalization of policy differences.”
President Bush also pardoned former National Security Adviser Robert C. McFarlane, former Assistant Secretary of State Elliott Abrams, former CIA Central American Task Force Chief Alan D. Fiers, Jr., former CIA Deputy Director for Operations Clair E. George, and former CIA Counter-Terrorism Chief Duane R. Clarridge. The Weinberger pardon marked the first time a President ever pardoned someone in whose trial he might have been called as a witness, because the President was knowledgeable of factual events underlying the case.
The criminal investigation of Bush was regrettably incomplete. Before Bush’s election as President, the investigation was primarily concerned with the operational conspiracy and the careful evaluation of the cases against former National Security Adviser John M. Poindexter and Lt. Col. Oliver L. North of the National Security Council staff, prior to their indictment in March 1988.
In 1991 and 1992, Independent Counsel uncovered important evidence in the form of withheld documents and contemporaneous notes that raised significant questions about the earlier accounts provided by high Administration officials. The personal diary of Vice President Bush was disclosed to Independent Counsel only in December 1992, despite early and repeated requests for such documents. This late disclosure prompted a special investigation into why the diary had not been produced previously, and the substance of the diary.
Source: Official Documents Chapter 28, Walsh – Federation of American Scientists
By Paul Bedard
October 30, 2016
Whispers of “payback” are being directed at Hillary Clinton after she decried as “unprecedented” the surprise FBI revival of its probe of her email scandal.
That’s because 24 years ago, as former President George H.W. Bush was surging back against challenger Bill Clinton, a special prosecutor raised new charges against Bush in the Iran-Contra probe, prompting Clinton to claim he was running against a “culture of corruption.”
Many Republicans claimed that the indictment made by special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh against former Reagan-era Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger the weekend before the 1992 election cost Bush a second term. The indictment, later thrown out, challenged Bush’s claim that he did not know about a controversial arms-for-hostages deal that dogged the Reagan-Bush administration.
When it came, Clinton seized on it, saying for example, “Secretary Weinberger’s note clearly shows that President Bush has not been telling the truth when he says he was out of the loop.” Clinton added, “It demonstrates that President Bush knew and approved of President Reagan’s secret deal to swap arms for hostages.”
Powerline blogger Paul Mirengoff wrote, “What goes around comes around.”
“The Clintons seized on the new indictment, howling about a “culture of corruption” that supposedly pervaded the administration. Bush’s poll numbers declined and Bill Clinton won the election.”
Shortly after the election, a federal judge threw out the new indictment because it violated the five-year statute of limitations and improperly broadened the original charges. President Bush then pardoned Weinberger.
The Press Lid
Seven Cases Of DOJ Investigations ‘Getting Involved’ With Political Campaigns
by Jeff Dunetz
Oct 30, 2016
Lists include these three:
1992- Caspar Weinberger/Bush #41 – four days prior to election bid
1992- 1992-Nicholas Mavroules – 9 weeks prior to election bid
1962- Thomas F. Johnson indicted Oct. 16, 1962 – 3 weeks prior to election bid
Given all that we know about the Clinton’s one has to wonder if someone they knew weren’t behind all this press from 1991. Clinton’s hold on media even back then was very strong. Some even accuse there of being a purposeful media blackout even during those days of information that the Clinton’s did not want to get out. Where the heck did they get the power? Could Hillary’s ties to Soros and others already have been strong enough to get things done at that time?
Bill Clinton in particular had at least some ties to Bush as far back as 1955. Now that the tables are turned–“Cry Me A River” sounds like a good tune to playing in the background.
February 28 Steve Willis, Robert Williams, Todd McKeahan & Conway LeBleu: died by gunfire at Waco. All four were examined by a pathologist and died from identical wounds to the left temple. All four had been bodyguards 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.
Red Nation Rising. The Clinton Crime Syndicate, Posted on March 20, 2016 by Politically Incorrect
July 2016 They’re Selected Not Elected – Rothschild Hosts $100,000 A Plate Dinner For Guess Who