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Fbi Freeh Unloads On Clinton - 'closets Were Full Of Skeletons'

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  1. rick_reno

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    http://www.drudgereport.com/flash2cbs.htm

    Louis Freeh Speaks for the First Time About his Terrible Relationship with the President

    Former FBI Director Louis Freeh says publicly for the first time that his relationship with President Bill Clinton – the man who appointed him – was a terrible one because Clinton’s scandals made him a constant target of FBI investigations. Freeh discloses this and many other details of his dealings with the Clinton White House in a new bombshell book: 'My FBI : Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror' -- set for release next week.

    Freeh has taped an interview with Mike Wallace and CBSNEWS '60 MINUTES' to be broadcast Sunday, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

    In the book, “My FBI,” he writes, “The problem was with Bill Clinton -- the scandals and the rumored scandals, the incubating ones and the dying ones never ended. Whatever moral compass the president was consulting was leading him in the wrong direction. His closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out.”

    The director sought to distance himself from Clinton because of Whitewater, refusing a White House pass that would have enabled him to enter the building without signing in. This irked Clinton. “I wanted all my visits to be official,” says Freeh. “When I sent the pass back with a note, I had no idea it would antagonize the president,” he tells Wallace.

    Returning the pass was only the start of the rift. Later, relations got so bad that President Clinton reportedly began referring to Freeh as “that F…ing Freeh.” Says Freeh, “I don’t know how they referred to me and I really didn’t care,” he says. “My role and my obligation was to conduct criminal investigations. He, unfortunately for the country and unfortunately for him, happened to be the subject of that investigation,” Freeh says.

    In another revelation, Freeh says the former president let down the American people and the families of victims of the Khobar Towers terror attack in Saudi Arabia. After promising to bring to justice those responsible for the bombing that killed 19 and injured hundreds, Freeh says Clinton refused to personally ask Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah to allow the FBI to question bombing suspects the kingdom had in custody – the only way the bureau could secure the interviews, according to Freeh. Freeh writes in the book, “Bill Clinton raised the subject only to tell the crown prince that he understood the Saudis’ reluctance to cooperate and then he hit Abdullah up for a contribution to the Clinton Presidential Library.” Says Freeh, “That’s a fact that I am reporting.”

    The most unsavory of those investigations was the one concerning Clinton and Lewinsky. The White House intern had kept a semen-stained dress as proof of her relationship and a Clinton blood sample was needed to match the DNA on the dress. “Well, it was like a bad movie and it was ridiculous that…Ken Starr and myself, the director of the FBI, find ourselves in that ridiculous position,” he tells Wallace. “But we did it…very carefully, very confidentially,” recalls Freeh. As he explains the plan in the book, Clinton was at a scheduled dinner and excused himself to go to the bathroom. Instead of the restroom, he entered another room where FBI medical technicians were waiting to take a blood sample.

    Freeh says he was determined to stay on as FBI director until President Clinton left office so that Clinton could not appoint his successor. “I was concerned about who he would put in there as FBI director because he had expressed antipathy for the FBI, for the director,” he tells Wallace. “[So] I was going to stay there and make sure he couldn’t replace me,” Freeh tells Wallace.
     
  2. Pilgrim

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    Why did Louie Freeh wait so long?

    Pilgrim
     
  3. beerslurpy

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    Well it probably took him a while to write the book.

    Now that it is published, he wants people to buy it and read it.
     
  4. Derby FALs

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    Perhaps there is a special pit in Hell for Louis Freeh...
     
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    <B>beerslurpy</B>
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    Well it probably took him a while to write the book. </I>

    Probably because of all the paper it is going to take to list all the crap the Clintons have pulled. :p
     
  6. thorn726

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    talk about beating a dead horse.

    millions of tax dollars wasn't enough, people want to waste their own money reading about this nonsense , have at it!

    the ONLY reason this matters is Clinton is a Democrat
     
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    Actually, the reason it mattered to some was the absolute lack of character rampant in Washington, D.C. ( and un the public in general).

    We have become a Nation of depraved loonies, and Clinton was a Direct reflection thereof...
     
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    So many skeletons that an exhaustive, expensive investigation into him could only find out that he lied about getting oral sex from a fat girl with a self esteem problem.

    What the hell did Ken Starr do from 1994 through 1998 with over 80 million dollars of taxpayers money, and god knows how many man-hours?

    Louis Freeh says they're were skeletons everywhere...and the man in charge of looking for them only found a stain on a dress?

    Ken Starr must have been one bungling incompetent.
     
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    See, NORTHCOM is the main entity that interfaces, that uses federal assets, federal troops to interface with local and state government. I want to watch that relationship. It's an important relationship, and I need to understand how it works better.
    -- After 6 years as Texas (state) governor, and after more than 4 years as (federal) President, Dubya decides to do some homework, FEMA Headquarters, Washington, D.C., Sep. 23, 2005

    i saw that on tv, so i know for a fact it is real.
    . Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease.
    . I understand small business growth. I was one.
    . Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.

    You know what else I think when they say, tax the rich? Most rich people are able to avoid taxes, and if you can't raise enough money from taxing the rich, guess who pays the taxes? Yes, you do.
    -- Dubya explains his tax priorities by portraying the concept of taxing the rich as a pipe dream. I guess we might as well drop their rate to 0%. Albuquerque, New Mexico, Aug. 11, 2004

    That's why you've got to be careful about this rhetoric, we're only going to tax the rich. You know who the -- the rich in America happen to be the small business owners. That's what that means.
    -- What? Annandale, Virginia, Aug. 9, 2004

    The really rich people figure out how to dodge taxes anyway.
    -- Dubya tries to find more reasons not to tax the rich, Annandale, Virginia, Aug. 9, 2004

    1. It would be a heck of a lot easier to be a dictator than work in a democracy. (1996 - referenced in J.H. Hatfield's "Fortunate Son", when Dubya was governor of Texas - date unknown)
    2. You don't get everything you want. A dictatorship would be a lot easier. (Jul. 1, 1998)
    3. If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier... just so long as I'm the dictator. (shortly after his contentious victory in the Supreme Court that resulted in his becoming president - Dec. 18, 2000)
    4. A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it. (Jul. 26, 2001)
    5. It's not a dictatorship in Washington, but I tried to make it one in that instance. We are beginning to see some success in opening up federal coffers for faith-based programs. (Jan. 15, 2004)


    no, noting too loony happening ever since we got that evil Clinton out....
     
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    I don't think that Mr. Clinton's party affiliation matters to Mr. Freeh.

    But I guess it could matter to those of us who are either enjoying, or deflecting, the criticism of Mr. Clinton. Partisanship lives!


    Respectfully,

    jdkelly
     
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    "noting too loony happening ever since we got that evil Clinton out...."

    At least you recognize that he was evil.

    John
     
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    As far as those quotes on taxes, tax avoidance and tax evasion are not the same thing.
     
  13. Bruce H

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    Louis Freeh was about as qualified to be FBI director as Michael Brown was to head FEMA. When all the elected officials are worthless scum those they appoint and confirm are evern lower.
     
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    Sorry I wasn't clearer in my earlier post...

    First, I hope this doesn't get much air time, but I am sure that Rush, et.al. will beat it to the ground when really they should let sleeping dogs lie (of course, Clinton is still very actively running his kisser!)

    Regardless, My intention was to point out that more and more of our culture has become based on things that would cause our Grandparents to roll over in the grave...the death of civility, same-sex marriage, grade school children being taught about things adults should only choose to learn, pornography, television etc, etc, etc.

    I'm not a fuddy-duddy, but you have to admitt, our world is A LOT different than when you and I were kids (some better some worse, BTW) and that was reflected in the Clinton Administration, specifically in the Prez.

    I didn't vote for Clinton, thought he was bad for America, but most of the scandal crap was garbage (as the lack of indictments proves).

    I voted for Bush and thought he might bring a change, but things have only continued as usual in the Beltway...

    Now we have everything Bush does being scrutinized (i.e. Carl Rove investigation, Air Force records, etc.) by the other side and who knows what will happen.

    Time will tell.

    I'm voting for Art's Gramma for Prez. next time
     
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    Louis Freeh was an FBI agent from 1975 to 1981 in the NY field office. In 1981, he joined the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York as an Assistant United States Attorney. Subsequently, he held positions there as Chief of the Organized Crime Unit, Deputy United States Attorney, and Associate United States Attorney.

    In July 1991, Freeh became United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York.

    Louis Freeh has a J.D. from Rutgers and a LL.M/Criminal Law from New York University Law School.

    He wasn't anyone I'd have chosen as Director of the Fan Belt Inspectors, but the man was eminently qualified.

    LawDog
     
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    +1 Lawdog.
    Note to all: Research a bit before you make accusations and claims.
     
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    If Freeh really thought Clinton was that bad, then the ethical thing for him to have done was resign and refuse to work for such a man as Clinton.

    I guess Freeh's desire to be head of the FBI outweighed any moral or ethical problems he had with Clinton. Its good that we now know that about Freeh. I think Freeh is indicting his own honor, and is just too dumb to realize it.

    Does anyone know if Freeh had any role in the Waco incident?
     
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    Waco was over before Freeh became Director.
     
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    I know, he took office about 6 months later. Who was he working for at the time though?
     
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    Maybe he had to see which way the wind was blowing.
     
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    He was the Federal Judge for the Southern District of New York until he got tapped by Clinton.

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    At last there is someone smart enough and bold enough to say what's on every thinking person's mind: George W. Bush is directly responsible for every wrong committed by William Jefferson Clinton. Let the truth be told throughout the land.
     
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    I thought that Freeh said tht he stayed on as Director until Clinton left to protect office from Clinton.


    Respectfully,

    jkelly
     
  24. Lone_Gunman

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    So basically, Freeh considered himself a martyr.
     
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    Didn't you get the memo? In Washington, everybody is either a saint, superhero, or martyr.
     
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