disclose, denny

Friday, February 24, 2006

meria heller

sibel was on the meria heller show this week - i'll write up the interview over the weekend, but miguel has this:
"Here is the quote from the Maria Heller show about Hastert:

“…what happened was, FBI had this information since 1997. In 1999, the Clinton Administration actually asked the Department of Justice to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate Hastert, and certain other elected officials that were not named in this (VF) article, to be investigated formally. And the Department of Justice actually went about appointing this prosecutor, but after the Administration changed they quashed that investigation and they closed it despite the fact they had all sorts of evidence, again I’m talking about wiretaps, documents- paper documents- that was highly explosive and could have been easily used to indict the Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. That investigation was closed in 2001, and this was around the time I started reporting my cases to the Congress.”"

update - more of the interview here


At 7:01 AM, Blogger Miguel said...

Note 1999 was the year of impeachment of Clinton, in which Hastert played a central role. So it may be that Clinton was treading carefully here- not wanting to be accused of political reprisals against Hastert- and wanted a prosecutor completely independent of any politicial influence so Clinton would not be accused of 'payback'.

Unfortunately, Clinton's people could not foresee the godawful Bush Administration would come to power and quash the whole thing.


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