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June 25, 2007

Hillary Campaign Finance Felonies Caught on Video

History was made in Paul v Clinton when this smoking gun video of Hillary Clinton's phone call to Peter Paul on July 17, 2000 was introduced June 21, 2007 as evidence of Hillary's illegal misconduct, for the California Appeals' Court review of Hillary's First Amendment protection for her illegal fundraising solicitations in 2000.

This tape was withheld by the U.S. Attorney in New York from 2001 until April 11, 2007, when it was released to Paul's attorneys at the US Justice Foundation, depriving three federal investigations of this evidence of Hillary Clinton's role in the campaign finance frauds for which her finance director David Rosen was indicted in 2005.

'Smoking Gun' Clinton Tape Released to Public
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The video described in a civil suit as "smoking gun" evidence that Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) committed felonies became available on the Internet Friday.

On the tape the former first lady and leading Democratic presidential contender is heard speaking in 2000 with Hollywood mogul Peter Paul, comic book icon Stan Lee, and director Aaron Tonkin about a massive fundraising event for her 2000 Senate race. Paul spent about $2 million of his own money to produce the event but later had a fallout with the Clintons.

If she helped to plan the event, it could legally constitute a direct hard money donation to Clinton's Senate campaign, rather than to her joint fundraising committee called New York Senate 2000. If that is the case, the donation from Paul would be 10 times the legal limit of $2,000. Knowingly soliciting a contribution of $25,000 or more is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

The conversation appears to show Clinton actively helping to plan the event. The suit alleges that she violated federal campaign finance laws by directly soliciting a contribution from Paul.

"And you know, Aaron, I'm so grateful because I know how hard you've worked on it because it's your constant effort and outreach," Clinton is heard to say over a speaker phone. "You know, I talked with [celebrity singer] Cher and she was just great. Said she was really so excited. And I hadn't talked to her so you must have done a really good job selling it to her."

At no point did Clinton suggest that the event and the Paul donation were not going directly to her campaign, even as the other three in the conversation referenced it repeatedly.

Tonkin later is heard to say, "We've got people like Cher and others that have really never done anything before that are like coming out in full force knowing this is for your Senate race, it's unbelievable."
"I'm just thrilled," Clinton answers. "I'll check in with you from time to time because I know that putting something like this together is challenging even when people are enthusiastic and looking forward to doing it. It's still, there's so much work that's involved."

Wild Thing's comment............

The Clintons are riddled with crimes and they keep going on and on and on. I wonder if just once they will be taken down for all their crimes. They should be, they should have been long ago. I would also love to see a film of them conspiring to murder all those folks they’ve had murdered.

.......Thank you Jack for sending the article to me.

Jack's blog.....Conservative Insurgent

Posted by Wild Thing at June 25, 2007 12:44 AM


Another story you won't see in the MSM.

Posted by: Rick at June 25, 2007 02:35 AM

The Clintons are always blowing smoke. They have no soul either. When conservative Barbara Olson wrote 'Hell To Pay' in 2001, she was killed later on American Airlines #77 by five Islamomaniac terrorists that hit the Pentagon on 9-11-01! The Clintons are as evil as .....
mere mortals can get. Their eyes are .... glassy and their getures and body language are not ....
natural. They're 100% pure evil!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at June 25, 2007 02:58 AM

She was the first first lady brought up on criminal charges, but being a lawyer, she worked the system to her favor.
Do we really want a criminal running this nation?
She is, 100% pure evil and if you look at the numbers in Hillary Diane Rodham--it adds up to 18--666 (mark of the beast).
Scary, huh?

Posted by: Lynn at June 25, 2007 04:10 AM

Hillary is "The Godmother" of political crime. She gets lots of media trying to make her look good, but I doubt she has the votes to get back into the White House.

Posted by: TomR at June 25, 2007 05:07 AM

A dollar to a doughnut says she never sees the inside of a courtroom over this.

Meanwhile, Scooter Libby goes to jail for three years for lying about a non-crime.

Posted by: vilmar at June 25, 2007 05:22 AM

Hillary Rotten Clinton - Her THIGHNESS? - Mark Levin of !

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at June 25, 2007 06:18 AM

Amazing how the Hollywood crowd worked so hard to make her a NY Senator. And, New Yorkers think she's their senator...deluded fools.

Posted by: BobF at June 25, 2007 09:13 AM

The amount of money is actually closer to 100 times the legal limit. It is not just about planning. The tape shows Hillary's participation and solicitation. On July 11, 2000, Peter Paul was on a conference call with Hillary's agents -- Kelly Craighead, Howard Wolfson, David Rosen, and Aaron Tonken -- as they solicited him to underwrite the event that they said would cost over a million dollars. He agree to pay half, $525K, but ended up paying for the whole thing when Cynthia Gershman bailed.

On July 17, Hillary is acknowledging that her agent, Kelly (Craighead) was keeping her fully briefed. This is hard money, folks. About $2,000, whatever Peter spent for her campaign was illegal and should have been returned to him.

In her declaration to the court, Hillary actually had one truthful sentence -- it was about Gary Smith producing the concert "for my Senate campaign." Yes, it was for her campaign, not party building or for a joint committee. She accidentally told the truth.

You might find this helpful for background and explanation -

Posted by: dougfromupland at June 25, 2007 11:19 AM

Thanks WT.

Posted by: Jack at June 25, 2007 01:15 PM

Wow. All that coverage by the MSM. So, so, so quiet.

Posted by: raz0r at June 25, 2007 09:54 PM