Clinton's Circle Of Associates
Who Have Been
Convicted Of Crimes
Below is a list of Clinton-related friends, colleagues, associates, and related business entities, who have been convicted of crimes, updated through July 2, 1998. Forty-three names, and counting...
1) Roger Clinton: Bill Clinton brother; drug trafficking conviction (Wall Street Journal "The Foster Test" January 14, 1994)
2) Dan Lasater: governor Bill Clinton contributor and state contractor: drug trafficking conviction (Wall Street Journal "The Foster Test" January 14, 1994)
3) Dan Harmon: Arkansas Seventh Judicial District prosecuting attorney and Bill Clinton friend and political ally: five federal racketeering, extortion, and drug distribution convictions (Wall Street Journal "Arkansas Justice" June 13, 1997)
4) Bill McCuen: Bill Clinton political ally: former Arkansas Secretary of State; bribery, tax evasion, kickbacks convictions (Wall Street Journal: Whitewater: "The Prosecution Rests" May 7, 1996)
5) Mark Cambiano: Bill Clinton presidential inauguration committee and Democrat National Committee financial donor; federal money laundering charge; one federal misdemeanor conviction; three years probation (Conway, Arkansas Log Cabin Democrat/Associated Press Cambiano Gets Probation, June 27, 1998
6) Webster Hubbell: Bill Clinton friend and political ally; Hillary Clinton Rose Law Firm partner: embezzlement; fraud; two felony convictions (Wall Street Journal "Whither Whitewater?" October 18, 1995)
7) Jim Guy Tucker: Bill Clinton Arkansas political, business ally; was legal counsel to the McDougals and to Madison Guaranty; was lieutenant governor to governor Clinton and succeeded Clinton as governor; fraud; three felony convictions (Wall Street Journal "Second-Term Stall" February 11, 1997; Associated Press "Tucker Pleads Guilty to Cable Fraud" February 20, 1998)
8) William J. Marks Sr.: Jim Guy Tucker business partner; one conspiracy conviction; four years' probation and payment of $1 million in restitution (Associated Press "Whitewater Defendant Pleads Guilty" August 28, 1997; United Press International "Marks Gets Four Years Probation" May 19, 1998)
9) Jim McDougal: Bill and Hillary Clinton friend and political ally, Whitewater general partner and Madison Guaranty banker: eighteen felony convictions (Wall Street Journal "Immunize Hale" May 29, 1996)
10) Susan McDougal: Bill and Hillary Clinton friend; former wife of Jim McDougal, Whitewater general partner: four felony convictions (Wall Street Journal "Immunize Hale" May 29, 1996)
11) David Hale: Bill and Hillary Clinton friend, banker, and political ally: two felony convictions of conspiracy and mail fraud (Wall Street Journal "The Arkansas Machine Strikes Back" March 19, 1996)
12) Chris Wade: Whitewater real estate broker; two felony convictions (Wall Street Journal "Hard Evidence From a Federal Investigator" August 10, 1995)
13) Stephen Smith: former Governor Clinton aide; one conviction (Wall Street Journal "Hard Evidence From a Federal Investigator" August 10, 1995)
14) Larry Kuca: Madison real estate agent; fraudulent loans (Wall Steet Journal "Hard Evidence From a Federal Investigator" August 10, 1995)
15) Robert Palmer: Madison appraiser; one conspiracy felony conviction (Wall Street Journal "Hale Predicts Hillary Conviction" October 21, 1996)
16) Neal Ainley: Perry County Bank president; embezzled bank funds for Clinton campaign; two misdemeanor convictions (Wall Street Journal "Arkansas Bank Shot" May 4, 1995)
17) John Latham: Madison Bank CEO; bank fraud conviction (Wall Street Journal "Smoke Without Fire" January 12, 1996)
18) John Haley: attorney for Jim Guy Tucker; misdemeanor guilty plea; tax fraud (Associated Press "Tucker Pleads Guilty to Cable Fraud" February 20, 1998)
19) Eugene Fitzhugh: Whitewater defendant, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of trying to bribe David Hale; is appealing a ten month prison sentence (The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, "Whitewater Defendants" February 22, 1998)
20) Charles Matthews: Whitewater defendant, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of bribery, served fourteen months of a sixteen month prison sentence (The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, "Whitewater Defendants" February 22, 1998)
ESPY Cases
21) Tyson Foods: corporate poultry flagship of 35 year Clinton friend and political campaign contributor Don Tyson; guilty plea; $6 million federal court fines and investigative costs (Washington Post "Tyson Foods Admits Illegal Gifts to Espy" December 30, 1997)
22) Sun-Diamond Growers: $1.5 million fine for illegal campaign contributions to Espy's brother (Associated Press "A Look at Mike Espy Investigation" August 27, 1997)
23) Richard Douglas: former Sun-Diamond Growers official; several bribery convictions and guilty pleas(Washington Post "Tyson Foods Admits Illegal Gifts to Espy" December 30, 1997; Associated Press: "Lobbyist Pleads Guilty in Espy Case" March 17, 1998)
24) James H. Lake: Sun-Diamond Growers lobbyist; three convictions regarding illegal campaign contributions to Espy's brother (Associated Press "A Look at Mike Espy Investigation" August 27, 1997)
25) Ron Blackley: Espy's chief of staff: financial fraud conviction; twenty-seven month prison sentence (Washington Post "Tyson Foods Admits Illegal Gifts to Espy" December 30, 1997; Associated Press: "Judge Sentences Espy Aide to Jail" March 18, 1998)
26) Smith Barney: improper payments to Espy; $1 million-plus fine (Associated Press: "A Look at Mike Espy Investigation" August 27, 1997)
27) Crop Growers Corporation: $2 million fine for money laundering to Henry Espy's campaign (Associated Press: "A Look at Mike Espy Investigation" August 27, 1997)
28) Brook Keith Mitchell Sr. (with his company Five M Farming Enterprises: four counts) for fraud (Associated Press: "A Look at Mike Espy Investigation" August 27, 1997)
29) Five M Farming Enterprises (with owner Brook Keith Mitchell: four counts) for fraud (Associated Press: "A Look at Mike Espy Investigation" August 27, 1997)
30) John J. Hemmingson, former head of Crop Growers Corporation: three counts relating to illegal campaign contributions to Henry Espy (Associated Press: "A Look at Mike Espy Investigation" August 27, 1997)
31) Alvarez T. Ferrouillet, Jr., Louisiana lawyer and Henry Espy campaign finance head: ten count conviction (Associated Press: "A Look at Mike Espy Investigation" August 27, 1997)
32) Municipal Healthcare Cooperative: Ferrouillet-related company; perjury, bank fraud, money laundering convictions (Washington Post: "Tyson Foods Admits Illegal Gifts to Espy" December 30, 1997)
33) Ferrouillet & Ferrouillet: Ferrouillet-related company; perjury, bank fraud, money laundering convictions (Washington Post: "Tyson Foods Admits Illegal Gifts to Espy" December 30, 1997)
34) Jack Williams: Tyson Foods chief Washington D.C. lobbyist; two lying to investigators felony convictions (Associated Press: "Jury Convicts Two Tyson Foods Execs" June 26, 1998)
35) Archie Schaffer III: Tyson Foods chief corporate spokesman and governmental relations officer; nephew of Clinton political mentor Democrat Arkansas Senator Dale Bumpers, husband of Beverly Bassett Schaffer, Arkansas Governor Clinton's chief financial regulator (including of Madison Guaranty); two giving illegal gifts felony convictions (Associated Press: "Jury Convicts Two Tyson Foods Execs" June 26, 1998)
36) Michael Brown (Ron Brown's son): money laundering; misdemeanor conviction (Los Angeles Times, "Ron Brown's Son Pleads Guilty to Illegal Donation" August 29, 1997)
37) Eugene Lum: Clinton/Gore campaign contributor and colleague; felony conviction; money laundering (Los Angeles Times, "First Fund-Raising Sentences Meted Out" September 10, 1997)
38) Nora Lum: Clinton/Gore campaign contributor and colleague; felony conviction; money laundering (Los Angeles Times, "First Fund-Raising Sentences Meted Out" September 10, 1997)
39) Johnny Chung: Clinton/Gore campaign contributor and colleague; many visits to Clinton White House and Oval Office with mainland Chinese associates; several illegal campaign contributions, money laundering, tax fraud, and bank fraud guilty pleas (Associated Press: "Democrat Fund-Raiser Pleads Guilty" March 17, 1998)
40) Roger Tamraz: Clinton/Gore campaign contributor and colleague; many visits to Clinton White House and Oval Office; fugitive from Lebanon embezzlement convictions; target of French government financial investigation; BCCI connections (The Wall Street Journal: "Integrity of the Institutions" March 20, 1997, et. al.)
41) Linda Jones: Henry Cisneros mistress; conspiracy, bank fraud, money laundering, and obstruction of justice federal felony guilty pleas; sentenced to three and one-half years in prison (Associated Press: "Cisneros Ex-Mistress Sentenced" March 25, 1998)
42) Patsy Jo Wooten: Linda Jones sister; one conspiracy guilty plea (Associated Press: "Cisneros Ex-Mistress Sentenced" March 25, 1998)
43) Allen Wooten: Linda Jones brother-in-law; one conspiracy guilty plea (Associated Press: "Cisneros Ex-Mistress Sentenced" March 25, 1998)
List Compiled By A Whitewater Researcher (
Text of Clinton's speech to American public
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The following is the full text of President Clinton's speech to the American public regarding his testimony in the Monica Lewinsky probe:
``Good evening.
This afternoon in this room, from this chair, I testified before the Office of Independent Counsel and the grand jury.
I answered their questions truthfully, including questions about my private life, questions no American citizen would ever want to answer.
Still, I must take complete responsibility for all my actions, both public and private. And that is why I am speaking to you tonight.
As you know, in a deposition in January, I was asked questions about my relationship with Monica Lewinsky. While my answers were legally accurate, I did not volunteer information.
Indeed, I did have a relationship with Miss Lewinsky that was not appropriate. In fact, it was wrong. It constituted a critical lapse in judgment and a personal failure on my part for which I am solely and completely responsible.
But I told the grand jury today and I say to you now that at no time did I ask anyone to lie, to hide or destroy evidence or to take any other unlawful action.
I know that my public comments and my silence about this matter gave a false impression. I misled people, including even my wife. I deeply regret that.
I can only tell you I was motivated by many factors. First, by a desire to protect myself from the embarrassment of my own conduct.
I was also very concerned about protecting my family. The fact that these questions were being asked in a politically inspired lawsuit, which has since been dismissed, was a consideration, too.
In addition, I had real and serious concerns about an independent counsel investigation that began with private business dealings 20 years ago, dealings I might add about which an independent federal agency found no evidence of any wrongdoing by me or my wife over two years ago.
The independent counsel investigation moved on to my staff and friends, then into my private life. And now the investigation itself is under investigation.
This has gone on too long, cost too much and hurt too many innocent people.
Now, this matter is between me, the two people I love most -- my wife and our daughter -- and our God. I must put it right, and I am prepared to do whatever it takes to do so.
Nothing is more important to me personally. But it is private, and I intend to reclaim my family life for my family.
It's nobody's business but ours.
Even presidents have private lives. It is time to stop the pursuit of personal destruction and the prying into private lives and get on with our national life.
Our country has been distracted by this matter for too long, and I take my responsibility for my part in all of this. That is all I can do.
Now it is time -- in fact, it is past time to move on.
We have important work to do -- real opportunities to seize, real problems to solve, real security matters to face.
And so tonight, I ask you to turn away from the spectacle of the past seven months, to repair the fabric of our national discourse, and to return our attention to all the challenges and all the promise of the next American century.
Thank you for watching. And good night.''
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Quayle says Clinton should resign
By Jonathan Wright
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Vice President Dan Quayle called Tuesday for President Clinton to resign as prominent Republicans expressed disappointment about Clinton's televised admission of extramarital sex.
Quayle told ABC's ``Nightline'' the president should put the country's interests before his own and resign.
``The best way to put this behind us -- do what's in the best interest of the country -- and that is for Bill Clinton to leave,'' Quayle said.
Another demand for resignation came from Rev. Jerry Falwell, whom Hillary Rodham Clinton accused in January of masterminding a ``vast right-wing conspiracy'' to bring down her husband.
``I do think the president tonight should resign. I think he should step aside and allow Mr. Gore to come in and attempt to restore some level of moral sanity and dignity to the White House that has been so maligned and so denigrated the past five years,'' Falwell told Fox News Channel.
Many top Democrats stayed silent, although Vice President Al Gore said he was proud of Clinton for having the courage to admit a mistake.
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said on Tuesday that she had complete confidence in Clinton.
``I would say that I have complete confidence in the president and he is doing a terrific job for the United States, both domestically and in terms of our foreign policy,'' Albright told reporters during a visit to Tanzania.
Albright began a lightning East African visit in Tanzania on Tuesday and visited the U.S. embassy in Dar es Salaam where 10 people were killed and over 70 others injured in a car bomb attack on August 7. An almost simultaneous blast killed 247 people and injured over 5,000 in neighboring Kenya.
``This might not be the time and the place to have this kind of a discussion. I have come to Africa on a mission of help and healing,'' she said.
But Republican National Committee Chairman Jim Nicholson said he was disappointed Clinton ``did not apologize directly to the American people and instead persisted in his accusations and defiance.''
``Tragically, America could have been spared this entire sad saga if the president had told the truth in the first place,'' Nicholson said.
Congressional Republicans said Clinton's admission as a step in the right direction, but took offense at Clinton's attack on special prosecutor Kenneth Starr.
``I don't think the president explained his behavior. He used a new set of phrases. We have another set of words,'' Republican Sen. John Ashcroft of Missouri said on television only minutes after Clinton had ended a five-minute speech on his relationship with Lewinsky, the former White House intern.
``It was rhetorically very powerful but not a speech we can accept at face value,'' Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania said. ''There's a lot of wiggle room on the issue of perjury which needs a lot of technical analysis,'' he added.
House Speaker Newt Gingrich's office said he would not comment Monday night and maybe not even Tuesday.
Clinton admitted to Americans that he had had a sexual relationship with Lewinsky but denied breaking any laws. He then said Starr's investigation had gone on too long, cost too much and harmed too many innocent people.
Clinton said he had misled people about the relationship partly out of concern that Starr's inquiry was politically motivated -- a charge vigorously denied by Clinton's critics.
``I think it was an appropriate confession and an appropriate way to speak to the American people,'' Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah told ABC.
But later he told CNN he was ``really offended when he started to attack Ken Starr at the end. If I hear another Democrat complaining about the $40 million (spent on the probe) I am going to blow my cork ... It is really offensive.''
``I am disappointed in his implicit attack on Ken Starr and in his trying to deflect responsibility,'' Ashcroft said.
The Republicans said they reserved judgment on whether Clinton had now told the whole truth and would wait to see what Starr said in his report to Congress.
Clinton's speech immediately became the butt of the latest jokes on the late-night talk shows, and an array of talking heads spent all evening weighing the future of the presidency.
But an initial spate of polls taken after the speech showed that most Americans were satisfied with Clinton's admission and want the entire matter dropped.
Results differed slightly from poll to poll, but most showed that about two thirds of all Americans watched Clinton's speech --- and a majority do not want him to resign over the matter, nor do they want Congress to impeach him.
Democrats, many of whom face re-election campaigns in November, joined Clinton in saying it was time for the nation to move on from the Monica Lewinsky case.
Among Democrats, Gore set the tone with a statement from Hawaii. ``I believe it is time to put this matter behind us -- once and for all -- and move forward with the business of the United States of America,'' he said.
Similar statements of cautious support came from Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa and Rep. John Lewis of Georgia.
``We are all human. We all make mistakes -- even a president. Most Americans share my belief that it's in our best interests to put this behind us and move on,'' Harkin said.
Rep. Barney Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat, told MSNBC Clinton's offense was not impeachable.
``The American people are sophisticated enough to say, 'I disapprove of his personal behavior, I don't like what he did, but I approve of the policies,''' he said.
But Rep. James Traficant, Jr., an Ohio Democrat, said some Democrats were still skeptical.
``If the president lied tonight on the second count, like he lied on the first count, I am a Democrat that will vote for impeachment,'' Traficant told Fox News Channel.
``If the president is lying about Monica ... and I hope to God he's not, then we can't trust him about China,'' he said, referring to allegations that China tried to influence the 1996 presidential election through illegal campaign contributions.
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From: From: Bill Nalty <
New York Post August 18, 1998
The president of the United States didn't wag his finger like he did back in January, but Bill Clinton lied to the American people last night, just as surely as he did when he said he "did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky."
The speech - the most mind-boggling presidential address ever delivered - - was four minutes and seven seconds long. It was a pack of lies from beginning to end.
"As you know," he said last night, "in a deposition in January, I was asked questions about my relationship with Monica Lewinsky. While my answers were legally accurate, I did not volunteer information."
It's certainly true that he didn't volunteer information, but his answers were not "legally accurate" - just to judge by his own account last night.
In the deposition, he was asked, "Did you have an extramarital sexual affair with Monica Lewinsky?" And he responded, simply, "No." But last night, he told the American people, "I did have a relationship with Monica Lewinsky that was not appropriate. In fact, it was wrong." Without using the word "affair," he confessed on national television to having had an extramarital sexual affair with Monica Lewinsky.
So by saying last night that his answers were "legally accurate" in January, he has lied to the American people. Again.
The president said his affair with Monica Lewinsky "constituted a critical lapse in judgment." Lapses in judgment do not last 18 months. By using the phrase "lapse in judgment," the president lied to the American people.
"I know," the president said, "that my public comments and my silence about this matter gave a false impression." No, his comments and his silence accurately conveyed the truth of the matter, which is that he lied. By saying he "gave a false impression" - in other words, that people only thought he was lying - the president lied to the American people. Again.
"I misled people," the president said. No, he didn't mislead people. He lied to them. By using the word "misled" instead of the word "lied," the president lied to the American people. Again.
"I was," he said, "very concerned about protecting my family." The man who allows his wife to go on the "Today" show to defend him against the charge that he had an extramarital affair he did have was not concerned about protecting her. He was concerned with protecting his presidency. By speaking those words, he lied to the American people.
"Now," the president said, "this matter is between me, the two people I love most - my wife and our daughter - and our God." By law, the independent counsel must submit a report to Congress detailing any offenses by the president that might have to be considered grounds for impeachment. By declaring "this matter" one between him, Hillary, Chelsea and God, he lied to the American people.
Then there was the grossest lie of them all. "I must take complete responsibility for all my actions, both public and private," he said before launching into attacks on the "politically motivated" Paula Jones lawsuit and an independent-counsel investigation that has "gone on too long, cost too much and hurt too many innocent people."
A man who takes "complete responsibility" for his actions - a man who is actually sorry for what he has done - does not turn around and make excuses for committing perjury by complaining about the behavior of his enemies.
A truly contrite man would have acknowledged the fact that if the independent-counsel investigation has "gone on too long and cost too much," it's because he stonewalled it with ridiculous assertions of executive privilege.
He would also have apologized to the "innocent people" hurt by the investigation in the past eight months, because he could have saved many of them from testifying - and racking up unimaginably expensive lawyers' bills - by telling the truth in the first place.
He never said he was sorry for anything he did - because he isn't sorry. And that was the only honest thing about his truly reprehensible speech.
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Date: Tuesday, August 18, 1998 03:41:27 PM From: Subj: LP RELEASE: Clinton Apology ----------------------------------------- NEWS FROM THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Suite 100 Washington DC 20037 ----------------------------------------- For release: August 18, 1998 ----------------------------------------- For additional information: George Getz, Press Secretary Phone: (202) 333-0008 Ext. 222 E-Mail: ----------------------------------------- If Clinton lied about Monica Lewinsky. what else has he lied about to voters?
WASHINGTON, DC -- Here's a question for every American to ponder after watching President Bill Clinton's televised confession of his affair with a White House intern: If he lied about Monica Lewinsky, what makes you think he wasn't lying about the benefits of every new government program he proposed over the last six years?
"If he's not ashamed to lie to his wife and his daughter about presidential fornication, why would he be ashamed to lie to the American public about federal legislation?" asked Ron Crickenberger, the party's national director.
"Now that Clinton has admitted he's a liar, why would anyone believe his breathless promises about health care, cigarette legislation, internet censorship, the Brady Bill, saving Social Security, global warming, troops in Bosnia -- or the hundreds of other policy proposals he's made since becoming president?"
Although the Libertarian Party had no official reaction to the content of Clinton's nationally televised confession of an affair with a 21-year-old White House intern, Crickenberger said the speech did lay bare Clinton's willingness to say anything -- no matter how fraudulent or deceitful -- to advance his political goals.
"President Clinton's real confession on Monday night was that he's an extraordinarily skilled liar," said Crickenberger. "Americans should remember that fact next time Clinton does his bite-the-lip, pound-the-podium, wag-the-fist, it's-for-the-kids schtick. And the president's casual disregard for the truth should make Americans re-examine every promise he's ever made.
"Keep in mind, for six years we've watched President Clinton go on television and try to seduce us with the alleged benefits of some new government program. We've watched his ongoing inappropriate relationship with the Constitution, and the fact that he routinely cheats on the Bill of Rights while trying to expand the power of the federal government.
"Each time, Clinton would earnestly promise us that if only we'd give the federal government a little more of our money, or give up a little more freedom, or let him hire a few more bureaucrats, then the government would solve all our problems," he said.
"But in light of his yes-I'm-a-liar speech, is it possible that his planned take-over of the nation's health care system would not have, in fact, resulted in better service and lower prices, contrary to his promises? That $500 billion in new taxes would not have reduced teenage cigarette smoking? That the Communications Decency Act would have, in fact, actually restricted freedom of speech?
"That the Brady Bill did nothing to reduce gun-related crime? That none of his so-called solutions will save the doomed Social Security system from impending bankruptcy? That Al Gore's global warming scare is nothing more than a federal power grab? That our troops in Bosnia -- and dozens of other nations -- are not needed to protect our national security, but are merely an expensive, open-ended commitment to playing policeman to the world?" he asked.
If Clinton's semi-confession had any value, said Crickenberger, it was as a warning to the American people that politicians -- and especially Bill Clinton -- lie to expand their power.
"Remember, Bill Clinton is not a sincere person -- he just plays one on TV," he said. "Keep that in mind the next time he tries to sweet-talk us into supporting some government program that decreases our liberty while making lying politicians like Bill Clinton more powerful."
And since we're on the subject of sexual lives of powerhouses in Washington...
Sex Lives of Ken Starr and Staff To Be Investigated
New York City-An investigation into the sex lives, past and present, of Ken Starr and attorneys who work for the special Prosecutor's Office has been initiated by Progressive America, a New York City-based organization headed by T.J. Walker.
The project is named "Operation Sauce for the Gander."
Walker said, "Starr is trying to destroy Clinton's life for being less than 100% sexually pure. Fine, but what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. Is Ken Starr sexually pure? Are his minions? Under the conservative "Christian" values Starr ostensibly believes, all sex outside of marriage is a damnable sin. This includes not only extra-marital sex, but pre-marital sex as well. Operation Sauce for the Gander is asking for all Americans with knowledge about any aspect of Ken Starr's sexual past/present (and any attorneys in Starr's office) to come forward and share any details, rumors and gossip. This can include allegations of any sexual behavior, including pre-marital, extra-marital, homosexual, or heterosexual. Progressive America's intentions are to humiliate, shame and degrade Starr and his stooges to the point where they quit their privacy pillaging, pornographic prosecutorial pogrom against Bill Clinton. It is time that Ken Starr is retired, given an old rain coat and a roll of quarters and sent to one of the few remaining peep shows in Times Squarewhere he can get his perverse jollies at no taxpayer expense."
Operation Sauce for the Gander will provide the following: * A web site and e-mail source for all individuals to send information about the sex lives of the special prosecutor's office. All present and former boyfriends, girlfriends and animal friends of attorneys working in Starr's office are asked to submit any and all details regarding knowledge of the sex lives of these attorneys. * Web site bulletin boards will be created so that sexual history information can be posted on each attorney. * Special reports compiling sexual tidbits on the special prosecutor's office will be posted on a web site and distributed via e-mail on a weekly or as-needed basis. * Periodic press releases will be sent via broadcast fax to every media outlet in the country, which will generate talk show appearances and news interviews for organization spokespersons.
All individuals with information regarding the sex lives of Starr and staff should send it to or fax to 212-221-5946.
Progressive America, Inc., is a newly formed, not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting progressive principles via the media. TJ Walker is a progressive news analyst seen frequently on MSNBC, RNN-TV, and CBS Radio. He has appeared on over 2000 TV/Radio programs. For Interviews call: TJ Walker at 212-735-6292 (office) 917-833-2653 (cell). Progressive America, Inc.
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 1998 06:23:46 AM From:
Keeping in mind that the Starr report will eventually be handed to Gingrich.
Sex on the Desk - Oral Sex is More Easily Denied
"It was common knowledge that Newt was involved with other women during his [first] marriage to Jackie. Maybe not on the level of John Kennedy. But he had girlfriends -- some serious, some trivial." -- Dot Crews, his campaign scheduler throughout the 70s. One woman, Anne Manning, has come forward and confirmed a relationship with him during the 1976 campaign. "We had oral sex. He prefers that modus operandi because then he can say, 'I never slept with her.'"
Kip Carter, his former campaign treasurer, was walking Newt's daughters back from a football game one day and cut across a driveway where he saw a car. "As I got to the car, I saw Newt in the passenger seat and one of the guys' wives with her head in his lap going up and down. Newt kind of turned and gave me this little-boy smile. Fortunately, Jackie Sue and Kathy were a lot younger and shorter then."
TIME Magazine
August 21, 1995 Volume 146, No. 8
When Newt Gingrich was fighting his way through a horde of reporters into Border Books in Phoenix, Arizona, last Wednesday, it didn't take too much imagination to reduce the temperature by 70°, raze the palm trees, and picture another gray-haired politician caught in press gridlock in Manchester, New Hampshire, in 1992, right after Gennifer Flowers made her charges against then Governor Bill Clinton. Now it's Gingrich's turn, and it's Anne Manning, a former campaign worker, who went on the record for the first time in a just-published Vanity Fair article saying she had an affair with Gingrich while he was married to his first wife. In the current climate, that's all it takes to open the door to the kind of microscopic scrutiny politicians from Gary Hart to Bob Packwood have endured. At first Gingrich quipped Gipperlike that he couldn't hear the questions; then he refused to respond to anything in the article (although he gave its author, Gail Sheehy, a long interview). The next morning, in a radio interview, he suggested that Manning is politically motivated. "I knew ... if we're going to have a revolution to replace the welfare state, we better expect those people who love it to throw the kitchen sink at us."
Manning--who said she had come forward because when Gingrich "talks about family values and acts righteous about stuff like that, it just gets my back up"--is hardly a shill for the American welfare state, nor are Gingrich's former campaign treasurer and another aide who both went on the record with Sheehy about Gingrich's various affairs, but never mind. Stonewalling the press in matters sexual often works, but it doesn't stop the frenzy of interest, which is particularly high when the person in question has set himself up as the putative leader of the family-values revolution and has even blamed Susan Smith's murderous act on the Democrats' countercultural ethics (until it was revealed that her stepfather, a leader of the local Christian Coalition, had molested her). In his book To Renew America, Gingrich rails against sex outside marriage and celebrates family life as it was portrayed in the pages of Reader's Digest and the Saturday Evening Post from 1955.
Neither has much in common with Vanity Fair, which is one reason Gingrich likes them. Some troubling realities of that era, such as segregation, were not acknowledged amid the heartwarming Americana served up by the Digest, which featured Unforgettable Characters (an Arctic explorer), animals (What Snakes Are Really Like), business derring-do (Dr. Geiger's Little Magic Box) and side-splitting Humor in Uniform. As for family life, the Saturday Evening Post observed it only through a flattering scrim, with its Norman Rockwell portraits of boys gone fishin' and short stories such as "The Skipper Was a Dame (No one wanted to charter a boat that had a lady captain. What Helen needed was a man).'' In this well-ordered world, mothers stayed home and fathers, who smoked Lucky Strikes, worked and worried about their daughters going off on dates and about the menace of Red China, but not much else.
Not only was this gauzy portrait of America misleading (births to teenagers reached record highs in the mid-'50s that are unsurpassed even now, and a third of marriages ended in divorce), but it especially wasn't like that for Newt Gingrich. His grandfather was born out of wedlock and raised in a household in which his real mother posed as his sister. His father was a Navy man who left right after Newtie was born and who later allowed him to be adopted by his stepfather in exchange for not having to pay child support. Newt's mother Kit said in her Vanity Fair interview that she is manic-depressive and that Newt's stepfather Bob comes across as cold and silent. The senior Gingrich proudly recounts smashing Newtie against the wall when he was 15. Gingrich's half-sister, a lesbian activist, is writing a book about all this for Scribner's.
As for Gingrich's adult relationships, the Saturday Evening Post would never have printed this story either. His first marriage to his high school math teacher ended bitterly when it was reported that he visited his estranged wife's hospital room after her surgery for uterine cancer to discuss the terms of their divorce. He had to be pursued for adequate child-support payments, although he writes in his book that "any male who doesn't support his children is a bum." In a 1978 congressional campaign against Virginia Shapard, Gingrich, the "moral-standards'' candidate, charged that if she won, she would leave her family behind in Georgia. He won and left his family behind in Georgia.
These days, he spends as much time with Calista Bistek, a former congressional aide, and Arianna Huffington, who hosted a $50,000-a-plate dinner for him, as with his second wife Marianne, who has never actually moved to Washington and who has been candid about their marriage's being "on and off." Newt once gave the marriage 53-to-47 odds of lasting--and that was before Marianne said she wasn't going to stand by her man if he decided to run for President. "He can't do it without me," she told Vanity Fair, and if he does, "I just go on the air the next day and I undermine everything.''
In fact, the only factor that might allow Gingrich to overcome his own "family'' problems, if he does run, is that Bob Dole, Phil Gramm and Pete Wilson also left their first wives. And that's the stuff of Vanity Fair, not Reader's Digest.
Copyright 1995 Time Inc. All rights reserved.
August 10, 1995
Gingrich refuses comment on woman's claim of affair
By William F. Rawson Associated Press
PHOENIX -- House Speaker Newt Gingrich had nothing to say Wednesday about a woman's claim they had an affair when he was married 20 years ago, but he did have something to say about his wife.
Vanity Fair magazine says Gingrich had a series of affairs during his first marriage and at least one may have cost him election to Congress in 1974. It also quotes his current wife, Marianne, as saying she will publicly "undermine everything" if he runs for president.
Gingrich said Wednesday his wife was "just making the point hypothetically" that he would not run unless they agreed that he should.
The article in the magazine's September issue quotes Anne Manning as saying she was a Gingrich campaign volunteer when they became romantically involved in 1976.
At the time, Gingrich was married to his first wife, and Manning also was married.
In the spring of 1977, Manning said, he took her to dinner and then met her back at her hotel room where they had oral sex.
"He prefers that modus operandi because then he can say, 'I never slept with her,"' Manning told writer Gail Sheehy.
Manning told The Associated Press on Wednesday in an interview in Albuquerque, N.M., where she lives, that she hasn't spoken to Gingrich since she left Georgia in 1986.
Asked her view of him, Manning, a Republican-turned-Democrat, said: "He was very intelligent and still is."
But, she said, she became uncomfortable with him, "As soon as he got into Congress, especially the last three or four years -- especially since he has been pushing the family values thing."
Dot Crews, who occasionally chauffeured Gingrich, told the magizine that most of the candidate's campaign workers were aware of one encounter Gingrich had with a young volunteer that year, when he made his first of two unsuccessful runs for the House.
"We'd have won in 1974 if we could have kept him out of the office, (having sex with) her on the desk," said Kip Carter, Gingrich's campaign treasurer from 1974 to 1978.
Gingrich wouldn't comment on the article when approached at a Phoenix book signing. "I don't have any reaction to that," he said.
Earlier Wednesday, Gingrich aide Tony Blankley issued a broad denial.
"It's trash and I don't see any reason to get into hateful allegations from hateful people from 20 years ago," he said. "It's just a bunch of tabloid psychobabble."
Last December, Gingrich offered a vague response to reports that he'd had extramarital affairs while running a family-values campaign in 1978. "In the 1970s, things happened -- period. That's the most I'll ever say," he told The Washington Post.
"I start with an assumption that all human beings sin," he said in the interview. "So all I'll say is that I've led a human life."
Gingrich, who built his reputation espousing family values, told Vanity Fair that his dream of an Ozzie and Harriet America is a far cry from his own family history.
His biological father, Newton McPherson, was born out of wedlock, Gingrich said. McPherson was raised by his grandmother and grew up thinking his mother was his sister.
Gingrich's mother, Kit, was 16 when he was born. She divorced McPherson within months and later married Bob Gingrich, who adopted him.
At the time of the alleged affair with Manning, Gingrich was an assistant professor at West Georgia College and married to first wife, Jackie, who had been his high school geometry teacher. They divorced in 1980, while she was suffering from cancer, and Gingrich married Marianne six months later.
Gingrich has said he will decide by Dec. 15 whether to try for the Republican presidential nomination.
Copyright 1995, The Detroit News
Robalini's Note: Because the source for the following story, Jack Thompson, is so unworthy of any respect, I thought about not including this one, but since the accusation smells as though it is true, I am including it.
Subject: Janet Reno uses call girls?
Attorney Says Reno Blackmailed by Sex Tapes August 12, 1998 By Dean Arnold
In Mondays Wall Street Journal, a Florida attorney writes on the editorial page that Janet Reno is "unfit to practice law, let alone serve as this countrys top cop."
Now, for the rest of the story.
This high-profile lawyer, Jack Thompson (who has appeared on such shows as Nightline, Crossfire and Good Morning America exposing obscene rap groups like 2LiveCrew), tells Conserva- that blackmail is the likely reason that Attor- ney General Reno has unlawfully failed to appoint an inde- pendent counsel in the fundraising probe, even in the face of contempt and impeachment charges.
Thompson made similar charges against Reno in an interview with radio talkshow host Oliver North:
North: Reno should want to step up and...request an inde- pendent counsel. Why doesnt she do it? Thompson: Because she fears something more than the wrath of Bill Clinton.
North: Which is?
Thompson: What would be released through a back-channel about her personal life that he is aware of. Here is a president who likes to read raw FBI files. Here is a presi- dent who has undoubtedly seen whats in her raw FBI files and it includes some of the stuff Ive told you about - the mafia connections, about her drunk driving, and about her use of call girls.
North: Janet Reno uses call girls?
Thompson: Ollie, let me tell you something. I've welcomed Janet Reno to sue me for the last decade while I've said these things, and more importantly, the Florida Bar - which is filled with politically correct [people], some of them her campaign contributors in the race she ran against me. The Florida Bar has every reason to disbar me if I am not telling the truth. I've put my law career on the line by making these allegations. But I have the proof. And I have people independent of me that can prove this."
Thompsons allegation were originally printed in Chronicles in 1993, a publication by the Rockford Institute. Thompson claimed Renos closeted lesbianism alone was enough to keep her compromised. He quoted Richard Gerstein, Renos predeces- sor as Miami District Attorney, a life-long Democrat: "No [closeted] homosexual can be a prosecutor because it gives every defendant the blackmail option."
When Thompson ran against Reno for Miami D.A. in 1988 (and was endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police), she categor- ically denied being a lesbian. But after her nomination for attorney general, her response to the question was less emphatic. "Mr. Thompson is preoccupied with my sexual orientation," she told the media. "I am an old maid who has a strong affection for men."
Days later Queer Nation "outed" Reno and a spokesman said, "Many homosexuals in Miami have contacted us and told us that Renos lesbianism is common knowledge among the gay community." NOWs Patricia Ireland responded to the outing by saying, "Ms. Reno should not be judged on the basis of her sexual orientation."
Thompson says Renos sexual preference, per se, is not the core issue. "The issue has always been Renos blackmailabili- ty because of her closeted proclivities," he said.
In an interview with, Thompson named one call girl he spoke to named Crystal Kazim, who claimed to have received money for sex from Reno at Renos home. Thompson said these services were confirmed to him by Ms. Kazims escort provider Jay Goldstein, brother of Screw magazine publisher Al Goldstein.
Thompson passed both of these names on to the FBI before Renos appointment to Justice, and the allegations are likely in her FBI file now.
Thompson told he shared the details of his concerns with Clinton aide Lanny Davis, who was respon- sible for examining Reno before the nomination.
Thompson says his law school buddy Sam Jones, a law partner with Clinton confidante Bruce Lindsey, also warned the Clintons of Renos problems. But Thompson now says he is convinced the administration wanted a "dirty cop" for their attorney general.
Thompson, who says Reno is a "predatory lesbian" with a penchant for "aggressive sex," also claims that organized crime is in possession of videotapes of Reno. He told Con- that several associates of Miamis premiere call girl operation told him they have "video of Reno in a sex orgy."
In the Chronicles article, Thompson cites apprehension of Reno "by a Broward County police officer in a shopping-mall parking lot in the back seat of a car with a disrobed girl, as related by a homosexual Ft. Lauderdale talk-show host."
Thompson has been in touch with Fox News host Bill OReilly recently and with the shows producer, which may explains OReillys veiled comments last week. In an attempt to explain the failure to name an Independent Counsel, OReilly stated that "Washington tonight is swirling with rumors about Janet Reno's personal habits."
Thompson is a resident of Coral Gables, Florida, and re- ceived from his legal peers the highest rating possible in both skills and ethics. His efforts against 2LiveCrew resulted in the first ruling in history making a sound recording obscene.