Managing Editor-Gerard Jackson
No. 88, 7-13 September 1998
Senator Joseph I. Lieberman's 20 minute speech
to the Senate has sealed Clinton's fate. Lieberman's outspoken
denunciation of Clinton's immoral behavior flags a fatal turning
point in Clinton's political career because Lieberman is not only
the Senate's most left-wing member but of his friendship with
Clinton dates back to 1970. There is no doubt that Lieberman's
performance had been carefully stage-managed. When he finished
addressing the Senate, Democratic Sens Kerry and Moynihan followed,
as if on cue, with their own condemnatory, though low-key, speeches.
As delicately as they could, these men were
signalling the Clintons that they were abandoning them in favor
of saving what they can of the Democratic Party before Clinton's
scandals finally scupper it. Why now and not sooner? Is it because
they have good reason to believe that Starr's report may contain
evidence of criminal malfeasance that stretches from Little Rock
to the Oval Room itself? Evidence so damning in weight and so
shocking in its details that it is capable of destroying the Democratic
Party. While the Clintons' media friends were chasing the phony
story of media leaks from Starr's office, they ignored the possibility
of leaked information to certain Senators, in both parties. This
could be one reason, so it is mooted, why Gingrich publicly declared
it would require a well established pattern of offenses to justify
impeachment procedures. In other words, these senators know that
such a pattern has been established by Starr's investigation.
Therefore, having a very good idea of what the report contains,
Gingrich could afford to apparently yield to Clinton's bluster,
knowing that time was rapidly running out for him.
Having finally been forced to accept that
the Clinton scandals are not only every bit as bad as they have
been painted, the Democrats are now terrified that there is even
more to come - much more. In rumor-driven Washington, the story
among some 'insiders' is that the information gathered by Starr
could, if it were all made public, rock the very foundations of
the Republic, undermining for years public trust in its institutions.
Whether it will all be revealed in Starr's report or released
to the public in other ways is yet to be determined. That the
material is explosive is beyond question. That it will mark this
administration as the most venal and corrupt in American history,
leaving an indelible stain on the nation's psyche, is now accepted
as a grim reality by the likes of Lieberman and Moynihan.
Rather than outline Clinton's shenanigans
it is better to provide a fuller picture of some of his activities
so that readers will get some idea of what has really unnerved
left-wing Democrats like Lieberman and Kerrey.
Hot Springs, Arkansas, was not only Clinton's
childhood home it was also the state's center for the 'Dixie Mafia',
a prominent member of which was Raymond Clinton, Clinton's step-uncle.
This could be treated as an unfortunate coincidence if it were
not for the fact that other members of the Clinton clan had mob
connection. Still, this would not be a reflection on Clinton himself
except that under his governorship mob activities exploded, turning
insignificant Mena into one of the world's largest distribution
center's for drugs. That Clinton knew what was happening is now
beyond genuine dispute. He told L.D. Brown, state trooper and
his former bodyguard, that the drug running was not a CIA operation,
stating: "That is Lasater's deal".
And who was Lasater? A financial supporter
and intimate of Clinton as well as a convicted drug dealer with
mob connections. Lasater's influence was such that he visited
the governor's mansion at will, while Clinton frequently reciprocated.
Lasater's driver, who also entered the mansion, was a convicted
murderer, drug dealer and known mob heavy. At this point it will
come as no surprise to learn that Clinton's brother, Roger, had
convictions for drug running. Moreover, there is sworn testimony
that Clinton was using cocaine.
Clinton carried his freewheeling ways with
felons and his contempt for the rule of law into the Oval Office,
making Craig Livingstone, a felon, chief of White House security.
In an unprecedented move against the rule of law he fired of every
single U.S. attorney in the country, substituting handpicked people,
his people. And all this with barely a murmur of protest from
the media. No one can be blamed for thinking this move was intended
to shield the Clinton presidency from embarrassing investigations,
specially when one considers that some of his strongest union
supporters have mob connections. One of Clinton's chief fund raisers
was Arthur Coia, president of the Laborers International Union
of North America and considered by some to be the most corrupt
union in labor history, was under the control of organized crime.
A damning Justice Department 212 page report
strongly urged that Coia be removed for racketeering and running
the union for organized crime. In what New York called a "weirdly
generous deal" Coia was co-opted by the Justice Department
to help clean up the union, the same department that condemned
him for racketeering and being associated with notorious organized
crime figures. What give, one may ask? Two things, and they bother
greatly the likes of Lieberman. The first is Janet Reno, a Clinton
appointee and a time bomb just ticking away. Reno has the reputation
for being an aggressive lesbian who enjoys being serviced by call
girls. It seems that a Miami mob figure, Michael Eppinger, found
out about Reno's sexual appetite and organized a sex orgy in which
she was video taped satisfying her needs. To make it worse, it
is believed by some that Clinton has used the tape to 'pressure'
Reno into being more cooperative to the point of being held in
contempt of Congress.
The above would explain why Reno was appointed
attorney general despite the fact that her behavior barred her
from ever being a judge. It would also explain why the White House
ensured that she was not subjected to the traditional background
check. Is it any wonder that Arthur Coia, organized crime figure,
Clinton fund raiser and breakfast companion, should have been
treated with such extraordinary leniency and consideration by
When the Liebermans publicly condemn Clinton
in the Senate and the Gephardts call for his resignation, then
you know the time is nigh. But why, oh why, has it taken so long?
The New Australian