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Judicial Watch Because one above the law. January 26, 2001 HAND DELIVERY Senator Pat Roberts, Chairman Senator Harry Reid, Ranking Member Senator Bob Smith, Member Senator George Voinovich, Member Senator Kent Conrad, Member Senator Richard Durbin, Member Senate Select Committee Ethics United States Senate Washington, 20510 Re: Ethics Senator Rodham Clinton. Dear Senators: Under the provisions the Senate Ethics Manual, Appendix Part II, Rule "Procedures for Complaints, Allegations fuformation," Judicial Watch, fuc. (hereinafter "Judicial Watch"), the public interest, files this formal complaint against Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton New York State for violation United States law, the Senate Code Official Conduct, and for improper conduct that reflects upon the United States Senate. Judicial Watch non-profit, public interest law firm that investigates and prosecutes government corruption. Specifically, Judicial Watch alleges Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton violation of: U.S.C. 7535 (Gifts Federal employees) 501 School Street, Suite 725 Washinqton, 20024 Tel: (202) 646-5172 Fax: (202) 646-5199 U.S.C. 203 (Compensation Members Congress, officers, and others matters affecting Government) and Senate Rule 37.1 U.S.C. 211 (Acceptance solicitation obtain appointive public office) U.S.C. 599 (Promise appointment candidate) U.S.C. 600 (Promise employment other benefit for political activity) U.S.C. 607 (Place solicitation) U.S.C. 1001 (Statements entries generally) Senate Rule 35. l(a)1 Senator Clinton gross violation federal law and the Senate's "basic rule accepting gifts,"2 Senate Rule 35.l(a). Senator Clinton accepted gifts from constituents and others totaling over $190,000.00.3 These gifts are reported include items furniture, artwork, 1Senate Rule 35.l(a) states: (1) member, officer, employee the Senate shall knowingly accept gift except provided this rule. (2) Member, officer employee may accept gift (other than cash cash equivalent) which the Member, officer employee reasonably and good faith believes have value less than $50, and cumulative value from one source during calendar year less than $100. gift with value below $10 shall count towards the $100 annual limit. formal record keeping required this paragraph, but Member, officer employee shall make good faith effort comply with this paragraph. 2Senate Ethics Manual, 22. 3Press Reports: "Clinton Discloses Gifts He'll Keep," Associated Press, January 19, 2001; "Clintons Take Away $190,000 Gifts; Holywood Helped With Furnishings," Thomas Edsall, Washington Post, January 21, 2001, p.Al8; "Clintons Cart Off Truckload Gifts; Amount Called 'Absolutely Unprecedented, "'By Kenneth Bazinet, Detroit Free Press, January 21, 2001, found at: www "Gifts Galore," The Orlando Sentinel, January 21, 2001, pA23.; "Clinton Rakes More Than 190,000 Dollars Gifts 2000," Maxim Kniazkov, Agence France Press, January 21, 2001.; "After Chaos Last Days; He's Citizen Bill Clinton," Bill Nichols, USA Today, January 22, 2001, p.8A.; valued over $7357 from Ms. Denise Rich4, the estranged wife Mr. Marc Rich who received pardon from Senator Clinton's husband, President Clinton5, what appears illegal, unethical quid pro quo Senator Clinton took her oath office and assumed her official duties January 2001. She reportedly claimed and took direct personal possession approximately $190,000.00 worth gift items, for her personal use enjoyment, about January 20, 2001 -seventeen days into office and nearly two years since becoming candidate for elective federal office. Pursuant the provisions 2U.S.C. 431(2) and CFR 100.3, Senator Clinton was candidate for federal elective office with the meaning the Federal Election Campaign Act ("FECA") since May 16, 1999, and her conduct must taken into account from that date Senator Clinton's unethical, improper conduct violates the general principles public service and reflects negatively her office and the United States Senate whole6 Her improper conduct the acceptance, possession and personal use the subject gifts "so notorious and reprehensible that could discredit the institution whole, not just the individual, thereby invoking the Senate's inhprent and constitutional right protect its own integrity and reputation."7 Senator Clinton's behavior this matter outrageous compel the Washington Post opine their lead editorial January 24, 2001 that, "They have capacity for embarrassment. Words like shabby and tawdry come mind. They don't begin justice." This, Members the Select Committee Ethics, explanation the "defining characteristics"8 the freshman senator from New York. Judicial Watch, the public interest, respectfully requests your prompt investigation these clear ethical violations Senator Clinton. Judicial Watch prepared provide the Committee with additional documentation and testimony concerning our investigations and litigation relating various campaign finance illegalities and other matters. Thank you for the opportunity providing this important information for the Committee's consideration and investigation. Sincerely, JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. President 7Senate Ethics Manual, 430. 8"Count the Spoons," Washington Post, January 24, 2001, A14. Page4 Attachment SENATE ETHICS MANUAL particularly sensitive the source and value gift, the frequency gifts from one source, and possible motives the donor. gift cash cash equivalent (for example stocks bonds) not acceptable gift, unless from relative part inheritance. Members and employees should never "discriminate unfairly the dispensing special favors privileges anyone, whether for remuneration not," and never accept favors benefits for themselves their families ''under circumstances which might construed reasonable persons influencing the performance [their] governmental duties." One should always wary accepting any gift, favor, benefit that may not have been offered "but for" one's position the Senate. addition these general principles, detailed Senate rules regulate the gifts that Member, officer, employee may accept. Under Rule 35, Member, officer, employee the Senate may generally not accept any one gift valued $50 more, gifts with aggregate value $100 more, from any one source calendar year. Definitions and exceptions are set forth the rule. THE GIFTS RULE limit the amount and/or source acceptable gifts for Senators and their staffs has been effect since 1977, when the Special Committee Official Conduct, 95th Congress, proposed the first Code Official Conduct for Members, officers, and employees the United States Senate. The report issued that committee provides useful source legislative history the original intent the Gifts Rule, which has been amended several occasions since 1977. The original Rule limited gifts from those with "direct interest" legislation $100. Later, $300 limit gifts from all other sources was added. Thereafter, uniform $250 annual limit was placed all sources gifts. Most recently, the Senate Gifts Rule was revised Senate Resolution 158, 104th Congress, effective January 1996. 1994 Report the Senate C01mnittee Governmental Affairs (S. Rpt. No. 103-255, 103d Cong., Sess.) offers insight into the purposes behind changes the Rule effectuated Senate Resolution 158. The current Rule places significant new restrictions the ability Senate Members, officers, and employees accept gifts. Senate Rule 35.l(a) sets forth the basic rule accepting gifts. states: (1) Member, officer, employee the Senate shall knowingly accept gift except provided this rule. (2) Member, officer, employee may accept gift (other than cash cash equivalent) which the Member, officer, employee reasonably and good faith believes have value less than $50, and cumulative value from one source during calendar year less than $100. gift with value below $10 shall count toward the $100 annual limit. formal recordkeeping required this paragraph, but Member, officer, employee shall make good faith effort comply with this paragraph. The figure $50 (which actually dollar limit $49.99) applies each gift received, unless the gift falls under exception. The figure $100 (which actually dollar limit $99.99) applies the aggregate value all non-exempt gifts received from single source during calendar year. Thus, the value all non-exempt gifts from single source calendar year must tallied. Any gift worth less than $10 excluded under Rule 35.l(a)(2) and does not count 39/d. Code Ethics for Government Service, supra note Senate Code Official Conduct, Report the Special Committee Official Conduct, United States Senate, accompany Res. 110, Rep. No. 95-49, 95th Cong., 1st Sess. (1977). Attachment Copyright 2001 Associated Press Online January 19, 2001; Friday SECTION: Washington -general news LENGTH: 252 words HEADLINE: Clinton Discloses Gifts He' Keep DATELINE: WASHINGTON BODY: $800 photo jazz musician Duke Ellington, $2,500 bust President Truman, $300 boxing gloves from Sylvester Stallone and painting Buddy are among the $190,000 worth gifts that outgoing President Clinton keeping. might able use some the gifts his two residences house near Embassy Row Washington and another Chappaqua, the list were: paintings, lamps, chairs, china, two carpets worth $6,282, flatware, kitchen table and chairs, $2,993 televisions and video disc player, two sofas, easy chair and ottoman, chandelier, two coffee tables and framed tapestry someone gave him Vietnam. The Clintons reported 2000 assets worth $2.69 million, much three blind trusts valued between $680,000 and $1.35 million. They said the Clinton Legal Expense Trust paid $1.05 million legal fees, and reported owing more than million two law firms, Williams Connolly Washington, and Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher Flom. The Clintons said they owed two other firms Mayer, Brown Platt and the Little Rock, Ark. -based Wright, Lindsey Jennings between $350,000 and $750,000 for legal fees incurred since 1998. They also reported $2,000 assets from Mrs. Clinton's popular book ''It Takes Village,'' and unspecified book advance from Simon Schuster. LOAD-DATE: January 19, 2001 LEVEL -19 ITEMS Copyright 2001 The Washington Post The Washington Post January 21, 2001, Sunday, Final Edition SECTION: SECTION; Pg. Al8 LENGTH: 573 words HEADLINE: Clintons Take Away $190,000 Gifts; Hollywood Helped With Furnishings BYLINE: Thomas Edsall, Washington Post Staff Writer BODY: Former president Bill Clinton and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y. faced with multimillion-dollar houses furnish here and suburban New York, left the White House yesterday with unprecedented 190,027 worth gifts received over the last eight years. their financial disclosure forms, the Clintons reported variety assets and receipts, including "over million Citibank personal account New York; blind trusts, insurance policies and some common stock worth more than million; and the payment million legal fees the Clinton Legal Expense Trust. Bill Clinton continues owe "between million and million" each two law firms, williams and Connolly and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher Flom, resulting primarily from his defense House and Senate impeachment proceedings, along with number other investigations. Many the gifts the Clintons are taking with them are from Hollywood figures, Democratic donors and wide array friends and associates, including his Georgetown University classmates. Most the gifts are artworks, flatware, furniture, china and rugs for couple who for nearly two decades have not had home their own but now suddenly have two large houses, one Northwest Washington, the other Chappaqua, N.Y. The Clintons received, for example, five gifts china ranging value from 2,110 from Jill and Ken Iscol, Pound Ridge, N.Y. --two Sen. Clinton's new constituents --to 5,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brandt Winnetka, Ill. Actor-actress couple Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen Los Angeles spent 4,787 for china, but they didn' quite match the 4,920 that movie director and producer Steven Spielberg and his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, paid for the china they gave the Clintons. Altogether, the Clinton reported receiving 21,819 worth china. The Clintons will have problem with silver and flatware for their guests the future: They received five gifts flatware worth total 17,966, The Washington Post, January 21, 2001 including 4,944 worth settings from Ghada Irani Los Angeles and 4,967 worth from Edith Wasserman Beverly Hills. One the biggest gifts was from Steve Mittman New York, who gave the Clintons two sofas; easy chair and ottoman worth 19,900. That was more than double the value the china cabinet, travel humidor, chandelier and copy Abraham Lincoln' Cooper Union speech, together worth 9,683, from Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kaye, New York. addition, the Clintons left the White House with 52,021 worth furniture, 71,650 artworks and three carpets valued 12,282. Bill Clinton's 1968 class Georgetown University gave the former president and new senator basket artist Dale Chihuly said worth 38,000, and Chihuly gave the couple 22,000 glass sculpture. addition the home furnishings, the most common gift given the Clintons was golf equipment. Ten people gave drivers, putters and other golf paraphernalia worth 300 650. Actor Jack Nicholson gave Clinton 350 driver. Actor Sylvester Stallone gave the couple boxing gloves. seven previous years, the most the Clintons had reported receiving gifts was 23,602 1999. Clinton's predecessor the White House, George Bush, listed 52,853 gifts 1992. Researcher Madonna Lebling contributed this report. LOAD-DATE: January 21, 2001 Clintons cart off truckload gifts Page 1of3 fttee11 /news /politics Home News SECTIONS Mfil[Q. SERVICES Search Death notices About MARKETPLACE Classifieds Find Find home car Yellow Place Entertainment NEW TODAY Clintons cart off truckload gifts bid Ashcroft Amount called 'absolutely unprecedented' Democrats talk January 21, 2001 Rush KENNETH BAZINET machines abates KNIGHT RIDDER NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON --Bill Clinton and his wife accepted massive amount gifts last year, most furniture, art, rugs and flatware that could fill much their new mansion Washington. member previous administration called the amount gits carted off "absolutely unprecedented ... I've never heard anything like it." The final financial disclosure statement the Clinton presidency also showed the couple's legal defense fund chipped $1.05 million for attorney fees 2000 result various federal investigations faced the administration. The Clintons' assets, including investments, savings and income, were listed million million the report, which requires presidents and their families estimate their net worth. The release the disclosure statement Friday night was part day-long document drop the White House Clinton wound his second term office. http://www.freep.com/news/politics/clint21 _20010121.htm 1/25/01 .Clintons cart off truckload gifts Page But was the seven pages gifts that the Clintons received last year that broke from the norm .for the Clintons. The most they had ever reported before was $23,602 gifts, 1999. comparison, $52,853 gifts 1992 was the most President George Bush listed his four annual disclosure statements. The gift issue was sensitive that Lori Krause, director the White House Gift fice, advised the press staff who released the disclosure form cautious. "Please keep mind that the first family has stressed fice their desire for privacy regarding the gifts they receive," Krause said White House memo. Among the biggest gifts were two sofas, easy chair and ottoman valued $19 ,900 from Steve Mittman New York; china worth $4,920 from movie mogul Steven Spielberg and his wife, actress Kate Capshaw; two coffee tables and two chairs estimated $7,375 from songwriter-philanthropist Denise Rich New York, and $4,787 flatware from husband-andwife actors Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen. The class '68 Georgetown University, the former president's alma mater, gave the Clintons $38,000 basket set artist Dale Chihuly, and Chihuly himself chipped glass sculpture worth $22,000. The Clintons also were given travel humidor, china cabinet and copy President Abraham Lincoln's Cooper Union Speech worth $9,683 from insurance magnate Walter Kaye, who lobbied get Monica Lewinsky her White House internship. Other gifts included $5,000 rug from Martin Evans Chicago, sofa valued $2,843 from Brad Noe North Carolina, cashmere shawl and flatware worth $5,767 from Morris Pynoos Beverly Hills, Calif., and painting listed $3,000 from Joan Tumpson ami. Actor Sylvester Stallone gave the president 1/25/01 http://www.freep.com/news/politics/clint21_20010121.htm Clintons cart off truckload gifts Page boxing gloves valued $300, actor Jack Nicholson gave him golf driver worth $350 and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns (PBS' "Jazz") forked over $800 photo Duke Ellington. Lamps, more flatware, antiques, portrait Buddy the dog, television sets, DVD player and leather jacket were among the remaining gifts. "It's almost enough furnish entire house," said one source who reviewed the list. Sheila Tate, Nancy Reagan's White House press secretary, called the amount and value the gifts "absolutely unprecedented." "Now know why they had have such big house," incredulous Tate said. "I've never heard anything like it," she added. "These are not the kind gifts you take with you. It's usually silver bowl with your name it." MORE POLITICS STORIES FREEPFRONTjNEWSFRONT Comments? Questions? You can reach The Home Entertainment All content copyright 2001 Detroit Free Press and may not republished without permission. 1/25/01 http://www.freep.com/news/politics/clint21_20010121.htm Copyright 2001 Sentinel Communications Co. THE ORLANDO SENTINEL January 21, 2001 Sunday, METRO SECTION: SECTION; Pg. A23 LENGTH: 572 words HEADLINE: GIFTS GALORE BODY: Who says you can' take with you? Bill and Hillary Rod.ham Clinton left the White House, movers packed astonishing $190,000 worth gifts, including furniture, rugs and flatware --even portrait Buddy the dog that the Clintons accepted the past year. The seven-page disclosure form the Clintons filed Friday night listed gifts including: Two sofas, easy chair and ottoman valued $19,900 from Steve Mittman New York China worth $4,920 from movie mogul Steven Spielberg and his wife, actress Kate Capshaw Flatware worth $4,787 from husband-and-wife actors Ted Danson and Mary Steenburg $38,000 basket set artist Dale Chihuly, from the class '68 Georgetown University, Clinton's alma mater. Chihuly himself chipped glass sculpture worth $22,000 travel humidor, china cabinet and copy President Abraham Lincoln' Cooper Union Speech worth $9,683 from insurance magnate Walter Kaye, who lobbied get Monica Lewinsky her White House internship $5,000 rug from Martin Evans Chicago cashmere shawl and flatware worth $5,767 from Morris Pynoos Beverly Hills, Calif. Boxing gloves valued $300 from actor Sylvester Stallone golf driver worth $350 from actor Jack Nicholson $800 photo Duke Ellington from documentary filmmaker Ken Burns (PBS' Jazz). CLINTON DIGS The Clintons have plenty places stash those gifts. They flew Saturday one their houses --a $1.7 million home Chappaqua, --but they' soon moving into new, $2. million brick Colonial Washington. Clinton will also have quarters his presidential library Little Rock, well government-paid offices New York City and Washington. WHAT THEY'RE WORTH The former president and first lady won't have worry much about paying the mortgages either: Bill Clinton's presidential pension $157,000 year. senator from New York, Hillary Clinton will earn $141,300 year. She also has received million advance for book; surely will receive similar advance for his memoirs. Clinton chooses, will rake $100,000 more per speech. Current assets are reported $2. million, much three blind trusts valued between $680,000 and $1. million. Orlando Sentinel Tribune, January 21, 2001 WHAT THEY OWE 'The Clinton Legal Expense Trust paid $1.05 million legal fees and reported owing more than million two law firms: Williams Connolly Washington and Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher Flom. The Clintons said they owed two other firms --Mayer, Brown Platt and the Little Rock, Ark. -based Wright, Lindsey Jennings --between $350, 000 and $750,000 for legal fees incurred since 1998. MUSICAL MESSAGE Bill Clinton's last motorcade rolled down the White House driveway, loudspeakers near the parade stands along Pennsylvania Avenue began blaring out John Fogerty's "Centerfield," theme song from the Bush campaign which the former Creedence Clearwater Revival front man belts out the refrain, "Put coach, ready play. didn't sit well with one Clinton staffer. "I'm not listening that," muttered, shuffling back clear out his office even the Bush team was beginning arrive. COLUMN: Inauguration THE 43RD PRESIDENT Clinton Digest LOAD-DATE: January 22, 2001 Copyright 2001 Agence France Presse Agence France Presse January 21, 2001, Sunday SECTION: Domestic, non-Washington, general news item LENGTH: 430 words HEADLINE: Clinton rakes more than 190,000 dollars gifts 2000 BYLINE: Maxim Kniazkov DATELINE: WASHINGTON, Jan BODY: Bill Clinton raked more than 190,000 dollars gifts during his last year the White House --more than the total value gifts received his previous seven years president, according newly-released financial disclosure forms. The gifts, many which came from famous Hollywood personalities, included furniture, rugs and art. took seven pages list the inventory made public late Friday, after most media closing deadlines. "I've never heard anything like it," commented Sheila Tate, who worked press secretary for Nancy Reagan the Reagan White House. officials from the Clinton White House were available Saturday comment the disclosure. The biggest gifts included two sofas, easy chair and ottoman valued nearly 20,000 dollars, which came from New York supporter Steve Mittman. Former first lady Hillary Clinton will representing New York state the Senate for the next six years. Clinton' former classmates, with whom attended Georgetown University the 1960s, chipped and gave the former first couple basket set worth 38,000 dollars made artist Dale Chihuly. Chihuly himself sent the White House glass sculpture worth 22,000 dollars. The list mentions the name insurance magnate Walter Kaye, who made headlines back 1998 because had helped future presidential paramour Monica Lewinsky land internship the White House. According the list, gave the Clintons travel humidor, china cabinet and copy President Abraham Lincoln's speech --all worth 9,683 dollars. The roster also reflects Clinton's well-documented popularity with leading Hollywood personalities and their readiness support the former president through thick and thin. Agence France Presse, January 21, 2001 Internationally-acclaimed film director Steven Spielberg, whose list blockbusters includes "Jaws and "Jurassic Park, and his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, gave the former first family china set worth more than 4,900 dollars. The china was matched flatware estimated nearly 4,800 dollars given sitcom actor Ted Danson and his wife, Mary Steenburgen, also actress. Compared such largesse, gift from actor Sylvester Stallone, who played plucky boxer the series "Rocky, looked almost miserly. gave the president boxing gloves valued 300 dollars while his colleague, Jack Nicholson, forked over golf club worth 350 dollars. The total annual amount gifts received the Clintons their previous seven years the White House never exceeded 23,602 dollars. mk/sg LOAD-DATE: January 21, 2001 Copyright 2001 Gannett Company, Inc. USA TODAY January 22, 2001, Monday, FINAL EDITION SECTION: NEWS; Pg. LENGTH: 782 words HEADLINE: After chaos last days, he's citizen Bill Clinton BYLINE: Bill Nichols DATELINE: CHAPPAQUA, BODY: CHAPPAQUA, --The first day the rest former president Bill Clinton's life began Sunday morning winter storm that started just hours after the former first family arrived here from Saturday's inaugural ceremonies. Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea, did venture out briefly, for coffee and egg sandwich for the former president, Lange's Little Store and Delicatessen here. "So far it's been wonderful," Clinton said his roughly hours out office. "We worked hard the end, I'm tired. The Clintons' first night out the White House was marked winter storm here suburban Westchester County that left about inches snow atop already icy roads. Aides assured reporters that the former president wouldn't have shovel the driveway and sidewalks. Clinton arrived the deli motorcade only two cars, far cry from the dozen more vehicles that always accompany president. While was the deli, his new status was brought home Siobhan McAvoy, 11. Her mother, Kathleen McAvoy, asked her, "Don't you want have president's signature? Said Siobhan, "He not president any more. Her mother replied, "Well, was. the days come, aides say, Clinton will begin figuring out how split his time among Chappaqua, the Clintons' new home Washington and his library Little Rock. For the moment, the Clintons will stay out the wintry weather, unpack and relax, aides said. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N. Y., scheduled return Washington today Tuesday. Clinton' emotional last hours office were preceded chaotic two days. Friday, Clinton settled the remaining legal issues USA TODAY, January 22, 2001 stemming from the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Saturday morning, Clnton issued pardons for 140 people and commuted the sentences others. Those pardoned included convicted bank robber Patricia Hearst Shaw, Whitewater figure Susan McDougal and Clinton's own half-brother, Roger, who had served year jail drug charge. Also pardoned were former Housing secretary Henry Cisneros and former CIA director John Deutch. Clinton aides said the former president agonized over whether pardon another Whitewater figure, former deputy attorney general Webster Hubbell. People close Clinton said had decided that Hubbell's case was different from McDougal's, given that, addition Whitewater-related prosecutions, Hubbell had embezzled money from Little Rock's Rose Law Firm, where Hillary Clinton once worked. Sunday, Clinton defended another pardon, that fugitive financier Marc Rich, who has been Switzerland since 1983 avoiding charges tax fraud. Rich's former wife, Denise, contributed 315,000 Democratic candidates and causes during the past two years, including 2,000 Hillary Clinton's Senate campaign. Clinton said made the pardon "on the merits. The Clintons also released final financial statement late Friday, statement that listed about 190,000 gifts that they accepted 2000. Most those gifts, many which came from celebrities such Steven Spielberg and Jack Nicholson, were furnishings that appeared headed the Clintons' new homes. The Clintons previously had not accepted more than 25,000 gifts any given year. The Clintons arrived here early Saturday evening after emotional day that included two post-inaugural rallies, one Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington and one New York's John Kennedy International Airport. "You gave the ride life, and tried give good got," Clinton told the cheering crowd several thousand Andrews. arrival Kennedy airport, thanked another large crowd, which braved frigid temperatures and sleet, for "welcoming citizen Clinton home. Pardons and commutations President Clinton issued 140 pardons and commuted sentences two hours before left the White House Saturday, final-day flurry unmatched any other departing president. Despite Clinton's action, ranks 15th among the presidents the 20th century the total number pardons and commutations. President RankPardons and Commutations Clinton 456 Bushl8 Reagan 406 USA TODAY, January 22, 2001 Carterl4 566 Fordl6 409 Nixon 926 Johnson 1,187 Kennedy 575 Eisenhower 1,157 Truman 2,044 Roosevelt 3,687 Hoover 1,385 Coolidge 1,545 Harding 800 Wilson 480 Taft 758 Roosevelt 981 McKinley 918 Source: Justice Department GRAPHIC: PHOTO, B/W, Matt Campbell, Agence France-Presse; Mr. Clinton's neighborhood: The former president, going out for egg sandwich, greets people Sunday outside Lange's Little Store and Delicatessen Chappaqua, LOAD-DATE: January 22, 2001 Copyright 2001 Scripps Howard, Inc. Scripps Howard News Service January 22, 2001, Monday SECTION: COMJV'..ENTARY LENGTH: 750 words HEADLINE: Clinton, around forever SOURCE: Scripps Howard News Service BYLINE: DAN THOMASSON DATELINE: WASHINGTON BODY: official Washington believes has heard the last Bill Clinton, even temporarily, think again. After whirlwind week that saw him conducting official business until nearly the minute his successor strolled through the White House door for the ride Capitol Hill for the transfer power, Clinton made abundantly clear that while has left the White House, "I'm still here," and that isn' going anywhere. Where likely after few days New York the mansion (the second one has bought the last year) mile and half away from his old Pennsylvania Avenue office. and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton chose this new home seat power and headquarters for future political strategies likely make George Bush's life miserable. Two factors are work that will keep him from becoming just another former president wheeled out for moment patriotism whenever the current holder the job thinks necessary. The first these his age. the youngest man leave the presidency since Theodore Roosevelt and has the same restless energy displayed Roosevelt. fact, looks nearly young did when assumed the job eight years ago, remarkable considering the demands that office. has other hobby, except round golf now and then, outside seeking political approval. is, like the late George Wallace Alabama, consummate seeker votes wherever can find them. The second the fact that unlike any his predecessors, has wife whose position government gives him not only power base but legitimate reason for being here. isn't about pass that opportunity. His charisma and irrepressible effervescence were never more evident than the last few days his tenure, when made several farewell addresses, continued hold staff meetings, formed policy, managed negotiate himself out possible prosecution, and granted record 176 pardons and commutations his last morning. had stayed all night worrying with the list that included his old Whitewater partner, Susan McDougal, and variety other Scripps Howard News Service January 22, 2001, Monday big names, including his own brother, Roger, who had pleaded guilty 1985 distributing cocaine and was sentenced two years. When arrived the Capitol for Bush's swearing-in, worked the inaugural platform like was room full fat-cat donors, smiling and pumping hands relaxed fashion that was sharp contrast the subdued, serious demeanor the two men who had fought near draw the protracted presidential election -Bush and Gore. then hurried off meet more well-wishers gathered Andrews Air Force Base, turning what normally nostalgic farewell into self-indulgent exercise with obvious political overtones. thought they were going have get the Jaws Death first pry him out the office and then from the hangar Andrews," one television wag commented. was here his rambling, stumplike summation his two terms that noticed sign that urged him not go. "I'm still here," said, making plain that intends stay. One those his pardons-and-commutations list was native American who had given Sen. Clinton illegal eagle feather. Gifts seemed big the Clinton agenda. They left with presidential record more than $190,000 them, including large amount furniture they will need make their two multimillion dollar homes livable. The missing factor this equation obviously Gore, whose political future very much doubt. Clinton has moved control the party machinery, naming his own fund-raiser, Terry McAullife, national chairman. Gore left the scene Saturday with very little fanfare and not much expectation the man that leading Democrats blame for blowing what they considered unbeatable Clinton legacy peace and prosperity. Yet has comported himself well since conceding Bush. And his attitude his last official act vice president -the inauguration -was one graciousness and warmth, qualities inconspicuous during the bitter campaign. this point, would long shot for another run 2004, but then was Richard Nixon after 1960. The difference, course, that Nixon did not have contend with his old boss and boss's wife who have plans their own. (Dan Thomasson former editor Scripps Howard News Service.) LOAD-DATE: January 23, 2001 LEVEL ITEMS Copyright 2001 The New York Times Company The New York Times January 22, 2001, Monday, Late Edition -Final SECTION: Section Page 11; Column National Desk LENGTH: 221 words HEADLINE: Clinton Keeping Gifts Valued $190,000 BYLINE: DATELINE: WASHINGTON, Jan. BODY: photograph Duke Ellington, valued $800; bust President Harry Truman, valued $2,500; boxing gloves from Sylvester Stallone, valued $300; and painting Buddy the dog are among the $190,000 worth gifts that former President Bill Clinton keeping. Mr. Clinton's final financial disclosure statement, released Friday night, listed more than gifts that had decided take with him. Among them are paintings, lamps, chairs, china, two carpets, flatware, kitchen table and chairs, televisions, videodisc player, two sofas, easy chair, chandelier, two coffee tables and framed tapestry that someone gave him Vietnam. The Clintons reported assets worth $2. million 2000, much them three blind trusts. They said the Clinton Legal Expense Trust paid $1. million legal fees and owed more than million two law firms, Williams Connolly Washington, and Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher Flom New York. The Clintons said they owed two other firms --Mayer, Brown Platt Chicago and Wright, Lindsey Jennings Little Rock, Ark. --$350,000 $750,000. They also reported $2,000 assets from Mrs. Clinton's book "It Takes Village" and unspecified book advance from Simon Schuster, which widely known million. http: //www. nytimes. com LOAD-DATE: January 22, 2001 Copyright 2001 The New York Times Company The New York Times January 24, 2001, Wednesday, Late Edition -Final SECTION: Section Page 19; Column Editorial Desk LENGTH: 731 words HEADLINE: Liberties; Cats, Dogs and Grifters BYLINE: MAUREEN DOWD DATELINE: WASHINGTON BODY: When Ronald Reagan was president, used bring walnuts back from Camp David and feed them the squirrels the Rose Garden. He'd keep the walnuts the bottom drawer his desk, and quiet times between meetings he'd open the patio doors and roll the nuts out onto the colonnade, and legions squirrels would come jumping up. Then President Bush took over. opened the patio doors. The squirrels scampered usual. But instead lunch, they found themselves looking into the jaws the spaniel Millie, who bounded out hunt down some fat and complacent quarry. The squirrels, Mr. Bush liked brag, "were history. The moral: Transitions are time danger and opportunity. Now have cats-in-peril trend. the Clinton plane ride New York Saturday, Buddy romped around and tried eat the food off reporter' seat, sheepish Clinton aide went background "senior administration official" confirm that Socks had indeed been dumped Betty Currie. The cat went the way anybody who outlives his utility the Clintons, while Buddy getting heated doghouse Embassy Row. The ostensible reason for Sockss exile was that refused get along with Buddy. But the Clintons, who seem get fabulous new hacienda every week, certainly had room for both. Then learned that also banished his orange and white cat, Ernie, California live with friend. talked about how much missed his cats during the campaign, and used tell reporters they had named the cat Ernie because had six toes and Ernest Hemingway had six-toed cats Key West. But deemed Ernie too "wild come here, noting has claws. (As though that disqualifies anyone from the White House. His other cat, Cowboy, perished during the campaign. The New York Times, January 24, 2001 Meanwhile the Bushes got second dog along with Spot, Millie' Barney, yappy black mop, Scottish terrier bred Christie Whitman, bearing such unfortunate resemblance oval throw rug that photographer recently stepped him. Socks and Ernie became outcasts even Bill Clinton had the humongous gall welcome home one the biggest tax swindlers all time, Marc Rich, who had been outcast living splendor Switzerland. Mr. Rich the ex-husband prolific fund-raiser for the Clintons, the New York songwriter Denise Rich, woman extravagance who had soiree recently her East Side penthouse featuring glass blower, "mentalist and black chorus singing selections like Jesus from her latest oeuvre, musical based the Book Revelations. their revolving-door exit, the Clintons seemed more like grifters than public servants. They seen their opportunities and they took 'em, Plunkett would say, leaving the White House with haul $190,000 gifts, items historic pantsuit and sweater and unique TV' and DVD player. Like bride her shower, Mrs. Clinton got appurtenances for her houses (before the Senate gift ban) from Hollywood friends such Rita and Morris Pynoos ($5,767, cashmere shawl and flatware), the Spielbergs ($4,920, china), Edie Wasserman ($4,967, flatware), the Danson/Steenburgens ($4,787, china) and Ghada Irani, the wife Ray Irani Occidental Petroleum ($4,944, flatware). New York marks, mean supporters, sent along presents well: Iris Cantor ($4, 992, china), Denise Rich ($7,375, two coffee tables and two chairs) and Steve Mittman ($19,900, two sofas, easy chair and ottoman). Showing she holds grudges when money involved, Mrs. Clinton even took $9,683 items from Walter Kaye, who got Monica Lewinsky her White House internship. His gifts included china cabinet, chandelier and travel humidor. (Wouldn't you think he' stay away from cigar-related presents?) There was suspicious leitmotif the list: Not only the $1,170 worth lamps sent Florida man, but other objets that looked like potential projectiles conjugal squabble. Bill had better watch his step. This woman building arsenal. There was that $22,000 Dale Chihuly sculpture given Dale Chihuly, the glass impresario who did the lobby ceiling the Las Vegas Bellagio. Let' just hope there's never explosion Chihuly over Bill's head. said, transitions are fraught with opportunity and danger. http: //www.nytimes.com LOAD-DATE: January 24, 2001 LEVEL ITEMS Copyright 2001 The Washington Post The Washington Post January 24, 2001, Wednesday, Final Edition SECTION: EDITORIAL; Pg. Al4 LENGTH: 335 words HEADLINE: Count the Spoons BODY: SEN. HILLARY Rodman Clinton and her husband accepted more than 190,000 gifts last year, according the financial disclosure statement issued they were preparing leave the White House last Friday night. Most the gifts were the form furnishings, flatware and china for the two homes the senatorial couple will now maintain, here and Chappaqua, N.Y. Under Senate rules, Mrs. Clinton could not have accepted such expensive gifts once sworn in, absent waiver from the ethics committee. The purpose keep senators from becoming seeming beholden people who, the history the Senate suggests, would otherwise ply them with favors hopes affecting their votes. The rules apparently not apply Mrs. Clinton because the gifts were accepted before she took the oath. Yet they were given, many them, precisely facilitate her chosen lifestyle senator. The Clintons have spent many years public service and public mansions, and no, don't begrudge them furnished private home --not even two --but once again corner has been cut. previous president appears have accepted parting gifts such magnitude, nor did the Clintons approach their last year's total prior years. The list makes sound the Clintons registered for wedding gifts: some 22,000 worth china, including several gifts about 5,000 each; about 18,000 for flatware, some similar increments; 19,900 for two sofas, easy chair and ottoman; 3,650 for kitchen table and four chairs; 2,993 for "televisions and DVD player." Denise Rich New York, also significant campaign contributor whose fugitive former husband Mr. Clinton pardoned the final hours his presidency, provided two coffee tables and two chairs valued 7,375. The list demonstrates again the Clintons' defining characteristic: They have capacity for embarrassment. Words like shabby and tawdry come mind. They don't begin justice. LOAD-DATE: January 24, 2001 Who Said You Can't Take With You? (washingtonpost.com) Page Select State .one ,P""'' rtments.com Front Political News Elections The Issues Federal Page The Transition Clinton's Legacy Columns Congress Supreme Court Today Congress Polls Columns -Cartoons Live Online Online Extras Photo Galleries Video -Audio PARTNERS CQCongressional Qlirmf11rly lno. NewHQme Who Said You Can't Take With You? Friday, January 26, 2001; Page COS Clinton 1/19/01. Year: 2000. Schedule Part II: Gifts, Reimbursements, and Travel Expenses This list includes gifts received over the last eight years, but which were not accepted the Clintons until last year. reportable gifts were accepted 2001. (The following items are listed under the headings source, value and brief description.) --From The Post Clintons Take Gifts --Clinton's Legacy- Multimedia --The Clinton Years- Jan. 18: Evidence Cuts Both Jan. 15: Novice Becomes Confident World Jan. 13: Slow Start Built End-Run Jan. 10: With Mistrust Jan. Skill and Luck Econ Dec. 31: and the Numbers -1992-2001 --From The Post- More .=C?J E-Mail This Article Version Subscribe Post :ei $50.0 Resew Stopp taste ...; SEAR Ne ('PO! Adv< Politic! You Lil Enter ZIP Barbara Allen, Belfast, Northern Ireland. $650. Watercolor the Clinton ancestral homestead. Georgetown University Alumni Class 1968. $38,000. Dale Chihuly basket set. Arthur Athis, Los Angeles. $2,400. Dining chairs. Dendez Badarch, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. $1,300. Two drawings Mongolian landscapes. 1/26/01 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48477-2001Jan25.html Who Said You Can't Take With You? (washingtonpost.com) Page Robert Berks, Orient, N.Y. $2,500. Bust President Truman. Bruce Bernson, Santa Barbara, Calif. $300. Golf putter. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brandt, Winnetka, Ill. $5,000. China. Ken Bums, Walpole, N.H. $800. Photograph Duke Ellington. Ely Callaway, Carlsbad, Calif. $499. Golf driver. Iris Cantor, New York. $4,992. China. Robin Carnahan and Nina Ganci, St. Louis, Mo. $340. Two sweaters. Glen Eden Carpets, Calhoun, Ga. $6,282. Two carpets. Dale Chihuly, Seattle. $22,000. Dale Chihuly glass sculpture. Colette D'Etremont, New Brunswick, Canada. $300. Flatware. Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson, Los Angeles. $4,787. China. Dennis Doucette, Coral Gables, Fla. $310. Golf bag, shirt, canvas bag and book. Ronald and Beth Dozoretz, Washington, D.C. $7,000. Dining table, server and golf club. Martin Patrick Evans, Chicago. $5,000. Rug. Lee Ficks, Cincinnati. $3,650. Kitchen table and four chairs. Lynn Forester, New York. $1,353. Cashmere sweater. Paul Goldenberg, Habra, Calif $2,993. Televisions and DVD player. Myra Greenspun, Green Valley, Nev. $1,588. Flatware. Vinad Gupta, Omaha. $450. Leather jacket. Richard Helmstetter, Carlsbad, Calif. $524. Golf driver and golf balls. Hal Hunnicutt, Conway, Ark. $360. Golf irons. Ghada Irani, Los Angeles. $4,944. Flatware. Jill and Ken Iscol, Pound Ridge, N.Y. $2,110. China and jacket. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kaye, New York. $9,683. Travel humidor, china 1/26/01 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48477-2001Jan.25.html Who Said You Can't Take With You? (washingtonpost.com) Page of4 cabinet, chandeiier and copy President Lincoln's Cooper Union Speech. David Kilgarriff, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom Great Britain. $300. Golf driver. Bill Knapp, West Des Moines, Iowa. $2,500. Painting titled "Flag With Heart." Steve Leutkehans, Morton Grove, Ill. $650. Golf clubs. David Martinous, Little Rock. ,000. Needlepoint rug. Steve Mittman, New York. $19,900. Two sofas, easy chair and ottoman. Katsuhiro Miura, Hyogo-Ken, Japan. $500. Golf driver. Jan Munro, Sarasota, Fla. $650. Painting New York City. Jack Nicholson, Beverly Hills, Calif. $350. Golf driver. Brad Noe, High Point, N.C. $2,843. Sofa. Margaret O'Leary, San Francisco. $595. Pantsuit and sweater. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Panko, Concord, N.C. $300. Three golf putters. Mr. and Mrs. Paolo Papini, Florence, Italy. $425. Italian leather box. Mr. and Mrs. Morris Pynoos, Beverly Hills, Calif. $5,767. Cashmere shawl and flatware. Brian Ready, Chappaqua, N.Y. $300. Painting Buddy. Denise Rich, New York. $7,375. Two coffee tables and two chairs. Sgt. David Rowland, Springfield, Ill. $500. 1934 check signed Harry Truman. Stuart Shiller, Hialeah, Fla. $1,170. Lamps. Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, Universal City, Calif. $4,920. China. Sylvester Stallone, Miami. $300. Boxing gloves. Mr. and Mrs. Viet Thanh, Chi Minh City, Vietnam. $350. Framed tapestry. http ://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48477-2001Jan25 .html Who Said You Can't Take With You? (washingtonpost.com) Page Joan Tumpson, Miami. $3,000. Painting. Edith Wasserman, Beverly Hills, Calif. $4,967. Flatware. Mr. and Mrs. Allen Whiting, West Tisbury, Mass. $300. Painting titled "Oyster Pond." James Lee Witt, Alexandria. $450. Cowboy boot. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Yorkin, Los Angeles. $500. Antique book President Washington. Total value: $190,027 1/26/01 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48477-2001Jan25 .html Attachment 01-20-01: Pardon Grants January 2001 Page of7 U.S. Department Justice Washington, D.C. 20530 January 20, 2001 Pardon Grants 2001 Name Home Town Offenses Everton, False statements agency United States Arkansas Verla Jean TIERE, Nicholas Las Vegas, cocaine Nevada TSCHUL, Bernice Ruth Joe, Jr. ANDERSON, William Sterling Sherman Village, California Grove Hill, Alabama Spartanburg, South Carolina Conspiracy commit money laundering tax evasion Conspiracy defraud federally insured financial institution, false statements federally insured financial institution, wire fraud BABIN, Cleveland Victor, Jr. Chris Harmon Scott Lynn BARBER, Thomas Cleveland Peggy TKA, Tansukhlal BLAMPIED, David Roscoe BORDERS, William Arthur, Jr. Huntsville, Alabama Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Harrah, Oklahoma Mahomet, Illinois Hampton, Florida Monticello, Illinois Ketchum, Idaho Washington, D.C. Conspiracy and making false statements bank loan applications Conspiracy commit offense against the United States utilizing the U.S. mail furtherance scheme defraud Conspiracy possess with intent distribute cocaine distribution marijuana worthless checks Violation the Lacey Act, violation the Bald Eagle Protection Act tax evasion distribute cocaine Conspiracy corruptly solicit and accept money return for influencing the official acts federal district court judge (Alcee Hastings), and defraud the United States connection with the performance lawful government functions; corruptly influencing, obstructing, impeding and endeavoring influence, obstruct and impede the due administration justice, and aiding and abetting therein; 1/26/01 http://www.usdoj .gov/opa/pardonchartlst.htm 01-20-01: Pardon Grants January 2001 Page of7 interstate with intent commit bribery Arthur David Little Rock, Arkansas BOREL, Douglas Conway, Charles Arkansas rollback rollback BRABHAM, George Austin, Texas Thomas Almon Doravlla, Glenn Georgia Leonard Aiken, South Carolina BROWN, David New York, Steven New York BURLESON, Delores Hanna, Caroylene, aka Oklahoma Delores Cox Burleson Ohio Mary Lomse Mississippi Ruleville, Making false statement report federally insured bank Conspiracy defraud government with respect claims perjury Illegal dispensing controlled substance and Medicaid fraud fraud and mail fraud marijuana fraud Aiding and abetting the unauthorized use and transfer food stamps CANDELARIA, information registering vote Eloida CAPILI, Dennis Glendale, Filing false statements alien registration Sobrevinas California CHAMBERS, Donna Memphis, Conspiracy possess with intent distribute and Denise Tennessee distribute cocaine, possession with intent distribute cocaine, use telephone facilitate cocaine conspiracy CHAPMAN, Douglas Scott, Arkansas fraud Eugene Ronald Scott, Arkansas fraud Keith CHAVEZ, Francisco Santa Ana, and etting illegal entry aliens Larios California Henry Roger Stuart Harris New Haven, Illegal sale gold options Connecticut Illegal sale silver options COOPER, David Marc Wapakoneta, defraud the government Ohio COX, Ernest Harley, Pine Bluff, Conspiracy defraud federally insured savings and loan, Jr. Arkansas misapplication bank funds, false statements John F., Jr. Rock, bank employee http ://www. usdoj .gov/ opa/pardonchartlst.htm 1/26/01 01-20-01: Pardon Grants January 2001 Page 3of7 CUNNINGHAM, Lee LABIO, Richard Anthony John Richard DOWNE, Edward Reynolds Marvin Dean Larry Lee AIN, Robert Clinton FERNANDEZ, Marcos Arcenio Alvarez William Dems Lloyd Reid Louis Amarillo, Texas Baltimore, Maryland Omaha, Branson, Missouri Florida Harrison, New York Las Vegas, Nevada Rubye Lee Tampa, Florida Pincus Robert Searcy, Ivey Arkansas Samuel Hodgenville, Pnce Kentucky HANDLEY, Woodie Hodgenville, Randolph Kentucky Possession with intent distribute marijuana fraud, aiding and abetting January 19, 2001 information statements Conspiracy commit wire fraud and tax evasion; securities fraud statements automobile odometer Aiding and assisting the preparation false corporate tax return Conspiracy possess with intent distribute marijuana Interstate transport stolen property, money laundering, false statements bankruptcy proceeding fraud Possession goods stolen from interstate shipment U.S. Treasury checks Conspiracy distribute marijuana, possession marijuana with intent distribute steal government property steal government property HARMON, Jay Houston David HUCKLEBERRY, Debi Rae Donald Ray Jonesboro, Arkansas St. Simons Island, Georgia Utah Bay, Conspiracy import marijuana, conspiracy possess marijuana with intent distribute, importation marijuana, possession marijuana with intent distribute Conspiracy import cocaine transport stolen property, money laundering fraud methamphetamine fraud, wire fraud, and false statement bank 1/26/01 http ://www.usdoj .gov/opa/pardonchartlst.htm 01-20-01: Pardon Grants January 2001 Page Stanley Pruet Ruben Linda James Howard June Louise Salim Bonnor LODWICK, John Leighton LOPEZ, Hildebrando LUACES, Jose Julio James Timothy James Lowell John Robert Frank Ayala MARTINEZ, Silvia Leticia Beltran McCORMICK, John Francis Susan Paso, Texas Texas Lowe11ville, Ohio Short Hills, New Jersey Excelsior Springs, Missouri San Isidro, Texas Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Little Rock, Arkansas Gulf Breeze, Florida Elgin, Texas Texas Dedham, Massachusetts credit approval commit bank fraud, and bank fraud T?eft and misapplication bank funds bank officer drrector Conspiracy commit bank fraud and other offenses against the United States corporate campaign contributions, wire fraud bank employee Securities fraud, record keeping violations, margin violations tax evasion cocaine unregistered frrearm Conspiracy distribute controlled substance Aiding and assisting the preparation false corporate tax return tax evasion Conspiracy supply false documents the Immigration and Naturalization Service Conspiracy supply false documents the Immigration and Naturalization Service Racketeering conspiracy, racketeering, and violation the Hobbs act MECHANIC, Howard Lawrence MITCHELL, Brook K., Sr. MORGAN, Charles Wilfred, III MORISON, Samuel Loring Little Rock, Arkansas Crofton, Maryland Violating the Civil Disobedience Act 1968 Failure appear Making false statement acquiring passport Conspiracy illegally obtain USDA subsidy payments, false statements USDA, and false entries USDA forms distribute cocaine Willful transmission defense information, unauthorized possession and retention defense information, theft http://www. usdoj .gov/ opalpardonchartlst.htm 1/26/01 01-20-01: Pardon Grants January 2001 property NAZZARO, Richard Winchester, and conspiracy commit mail fraud Anthony Massachusetts Charlene Phoenix, Conspiracy defraud the United States, and influencing Arizona injuring officer juror generally OBERMEIER, Vernon Belleville, Conspiracy distribute cocaine, distribution cocaine, and Raymond Illinois using communications facility facilitate distribution came Miguelina Glendale, import cocaine California David Kansas false tax return Robert Little Rock, make false statements Arkansas Kelli Bridgeville, commit mail fraud PennsylvaniaANE, Palo Heights, Conspiracy commit racketeering, and mail fraud Richard Illinois PHILLIPS, Orville Texas structure financial transaction Rex POLING, Vinson Baldwin,Stewart, Jr. MarylandNorman Lyle GeorgiaPRUITT, Willie H., Port Richey, Jr. FloridaPURSLEY, Danny Goodlettsville, Martin, Sr. Tennessee Charles Charleston, South Carolina William Clyde Altus, OklahomaAlfredo Texas RICAFORT, Ildefonso Houston, Texas Submission false claims Veterans Administration Reynes Switzerland RIDDLE, Howard Winfield RILEY, Richard Wilson, Jr.ROBBINS, Samuel Lee http://www.usdoj .gov Iopa/pardonchartlst.htm Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado Cedar Park, Texas Making false bank entry, and aiding and abetting Operating directing the operation common carrier while under the influence alcoholwithout official leave Aiding and abetting the conduct illegal gambling business, and obstruction state laws facilitate illegal gambling defraud the United States using telephone Failure report the transportation currency excess $10,000 into the United States Violation the Lacey Act (receipt illegally imported animal skins) Possession cocaine with intent distribute felony 1/26/01 01-20-01: Pardon Grants January 2001 Page of7 RODRIGUEZ, Joel Houston, Texas mail postal employee Gonzales ROGERS, Michael McAllen, Texas Conspiracy possess with intent distribute marijuana James Anna Louise cocaine Gerald Glen Texas declarations before grand jury Jerri Ann Texas declarations before grand jury RUTHERFORD, Albuquerque, Possession marijuana with intent distribute Bettye June New Mexico Gregory Lee Sioux Falls, distribute cocaine South Dakota SCHWIMMER, Conspiracy commit offense against the United States, Adolph conspiracy export arms and ammunition foreign country and related charges SERETTI, Albert A., McKees Rocks, and wire fraud Jr. Pennyslvania SHAW, Patricia Campbell Hearst SMITH, Dennis Joseph Gerald Owen Stephen Jimmie Lee STEW ART, Charles Bernard STEWARTROLLINS, Marlena Francisca SYMINGTON, John Fife, III Lee Wilton, Connecticut Redby, Minnesota Florence, Mississippi Breckenridge, Texas Sparta, Georgia Euclid, Ohio Reno, Nevada TENAGLIA, Nicholas Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania Gary Lancaster, Texas Lru:ry Weldon Gardendale, Texas Armed bank robbery and using firearm during felony Unauthorized absence Failure obey off-limits instructions Unauthorized absence bank robbery Conspiracy possess and utter counterfeit $20 Federal Reserve notes destroying U.S. Mail distribute cocaine and restraint trade Receipt illegal payments under the Medicare program mail postal employee Conspiracy commit offense against the U.S. violation the Lacey Act and the Airborne Hunting Act 1/26/01 http ://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pardonchartlst.htm 01-20-01: Pardon Grants January 2001 Olga Converse, TexasExeter, New Ignatious HampshireAN WEERD, Patricia ToW1sconsm_mahak, ADE, Christopher ARMATH, Bill Walls, Wayne WATSON, Jack Oakridge, Kenneth OregonDonna Lynn Panama City, FloridaWELLS, Donald Phenix City, William AlabamaRobert MissounJack bank employee cocaine U.S. Postal employee correspondence Making false statements material facts the U.S. Forest Service False entry savings and loan record employee unregistered firearm Conspiracy effectuate the escape federal prisoner false statements federal agents Kevin Conspiracy distribute and possess with intent distribute crack cocaine WILLI.A11S, Robert Davison,Michael MichiganJimmie Lee Helena,Arkansas ThelmaLouise Sale c.Georgiaity,WOOD, Mitchell Sherwood, Couey Arkansas StannardWarren Vegas,NevadaDewey Arkansas ALE, Rick Allen Belleville,Illinois Conspiracy transport foreign commerce securities obtained fraud Converting property mortgaged pledged farm credit agency, and converting public money personal use fraud Conspiracy possess and distribute cocaine Conspiracy defraud the United States filing false document with the Securities and Exchange Commission fraud fraud Knowingly making under oath false declaration regarding Joseph Chicago, Illinois material fact before grand jury YINGLING, William Interstate transportation stolen vehicle StanleyYOUNG, Phillip Little Rock, Interstate transportation and sale fish and wildlife David Arkansas 1/26/01 http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pardonchartlst.htm Attachment IMPROPER CONDUCT REFLECTING UPON THE SENA AND GENERAL PRINCIPLES PUBLIC SERVICE IMPROPER CONDUCT REFLECTING UPON THE SENATE Certain conduct has been deemed the Senate prior cases unethical and improper even though such conduct may not necessarily have violated any written law, Senate rule regulation. Such conduct has been characterized ''improper conduct which may reflect upon the Senate," and has provided the basis for the Senate's most serious disciplinary cases modem times. The Senate did not attempt delineate all the types conduct the guidelines which should followed determining which actions Member would constitute "improper conduct" reflecting the Senate. The drafters the resolution 1964 intended that "improper conduct" cognizable the Senate when was notorious reprehensible that could discredit the institution whole, not just the individual, thereby invoking the Senate's inherent and constitutional right protect its own integrity and reputation. Senate Resolution 338, amended, makes the duty the Select Committee to-"receive complaints and investigate allegations improper conduct which may reflect upon the Senate, violations law, violations the Senate Code Official Conduct, and violations rules and regulations the Senate, relating the conduct individuals the performance their duties Members the Senate, officers employees the Senate, and make appropriate findings fact and conclusions with respect thereto (emphasis added) Res. 338 gives the Committee the authority investigate Members who engage "improper conduct which may reflect upon the Senate,'' regardless whether such conduct violates specific statute, Senate Rule, regulation. Indeed, the original Rules Committee proposal, rejected the Senate, would have given the Committee the authority investigate only alleged violations February 1980, press reports linked Harrison Williams, Jr. the FBI's ABSCAM sting operation and investigation business crime and political corruption. Williams was indicted October 30, 1980, nine counts, including bribery, receipt unlawful gratuity, conflict interest, and conspiracy defraud the United States. The Select Committee Ethics commenced preliminary inquiry after the initial press reports appeared 1980, but deferred further action until after the trial. May 1981, the jury found Williams guilty all counts. May the Committee adopted resolution authorizing investigation the Senator, and held hearings which Williams was represented counsel and was permitted call and examine witnesses. Despite Senator Williams' claims that never engaged illegal conduct, August the Committee found his conduct "ethically repugnant" and recommended his expulsion. its report, the Committee concluded, among other things, that the Senator had offered use his influence win government contract and that intended conceal his interest the mining venture. The report declared that these and Williams' other actions tended "to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute, and only the most severe sanction appro priate for such abuse the public trust. March 1982 the Senate began debating whether expel Senator Williams. Several Senators suggested that censure was more appropriate sanction. However, when became apparent that the censure movement lacked support and that the Senate would most likely vote for expulsion, Senator Williams resigned from the Senate March 11, 1982. Senate Report 97-187 (September 1981). When asked about the types misconduct the committee might investigate, Senator John Sherman Cooper plained follows: cannot foresee every case believe one the great duties such committee would have the judgment know what should investigate and what should not, after looking into question." 110 Cong. Record 16,933 (1964) Res. 338, 88th Cong., 2d. Sess. (1964), amended Res. 110, 95th Cong., 1st Sess. (1977). 430 APPENDIX the rules the Senate. offering the amendment containing the language adopted the Senate Senator Cooper described his amendment authorizing the new committee ''to receive complaints unethical, improper, illegal conduct members." Senator Case, discussing this amendment, noted that the Committee ''would not limited alleged violations Senate rules, but would take into account all improper conduct any kind whatsoever.'' 1966, pursuant Res. 338, the Select Committee Standards and Conduct began develop recommendations for rules and regulations regarding Senators' conduct. The Committee ultimately proposed Res. 266, the Senate Code Official Conduct, which addressed outside employment, disclosure financial interests, and campaign contributions. The floor debate this resolution demonstrates that the Rules were not intended comprehensive code conduct for Senators, but were targeted limited area activity, and more importantly, that they were not intended displace generally accepted norms conduct. During that debate, the Committee's Chairman, Senator John Stennis, stated: "We not try write full code regulations ... [O]ur effort merely add rules and not replace that great body unwritten but generally accepted standards that will, course, continue effect.'' addition, the Committee's Vice Chairman, Senator Wallace Bennett, stated that was impossible develop written rules that address every possible area misconduct. The phrase "improper conduct" used Res. 338 can given meaning reference generally accepted standards conduct, the letter and spirit laws and Rules, and reference past cases where the Senate has disciplined its Members for conduct that was deemed improper, regardless whether violated any law Senate rule regulation. early 1797, Senator William Blount was expelled from the Senate for inciting Native Americans against the government, despite the fact that had committed crime, and neither acted his official capacity nor during session Congress. 1811, the Senate censured Senator Thomas Pickering for reading confidential communication the Senate floor, despite the fact that there was written rule prohibiting such conduct. 1873, Senate Committee recommended the expulsion Senator James Patterson, for accepting stock reduced price knowing that the off eror intended influence him his official duties, for giving false account the transaction, suppressing material facts, and denying the existence material facts which must have been known him. 1929, the Senate condemned Senator Hiram Bingham for placing employee trade association with direct interest pending tariff legislation the Senate payroll. 1954, the Senate condemned Senator Joseph McCarthy for his lack cooperation with and abuse two Senate committees that investigated his conduct. Rep. No. 1147, 88th Cong., Sess. (1964). Res. 338, 2(a)(l) (1964); 110 Cong. Rec. 16939 (1964)(emphasis added). Rep. No. 1125, 88th Cong., Sess. (1964). 7110 Cong. Rec. 16933 (1964)(emphasis added). ll4 Cong. Rec. 6833 (1968) Id. 6842. JOin report 1964 investigation into certain activities undertaken Bobby Baker, then Secretary the Majority the Senate, the Committee Rules and Administration stated: "It possible for anyone follow the 'letter the law' and avoid being indicted for criminal act, but the case employees the Senate, they are expected, and rightly so, follow not only the 'letter' but also the 'spirit' the law." Rep. No. ll75, 88th Cong., Sess. 5(1964). See Chapman, 166 U.S. 661, 669-670 (1897). Doc. No. 92d Cong., 1st Sess. (1972) (Expulsion and Censure Cases). 13The Senate decided not act the Committee's recommendation before the end the session, and Senator Patterson left the Senate the end his term. Rep. No. 519, 42d Cong., 3rd Sess. VIII-X 873). SENATE ETHICS MANUAL 432 None these cases involved conduct that was found violate any law, rule, regulation, but each case, the conduct was deemed violate accepted standards and values controlling Senators' conduct. After the passage Res. 338 establishing the Select Committee Standards and Conduct, the first case involving finding improper conduct was the investigation Senator Thomas Dodd. The Committee investigated allegations unethical conduct concerning the Senator's relationship with private businessman with overseas interests; the conversion campaign contributions personal use; the free use loaned automobiles; and the acceptance reimbursements from both the Senate and private sources. Although Senate rule law prohibited the use campaign funds for personal use that time, the Committee found that the testimonial dinners investigated were political character, and thus the proceeds should not have been converted personal use. The Committee recommended, and the Senate adopted, resolution censuring Senator Dodd for having engaged course conduct "exercising the influence and power his office United States Senator ... obtain, and use for his personal benefit, funds from the public through political testimonials and political campaign.' uch conduct, although not violative any specific law Senate rule force that time, was found "contrary accepted morals, derogates from the public trust expected Senator, and tends bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute." 1980, the Select Committee Ethics investigated charges financial irregularities the office Senator Talmadge, concerning excess official reimbursements, inaccurate financial disclosure and reporting, failure timely and properly file campaign disclosures, and the personal use campaign funds, potentially violation various federal laws and Senate rules. Finding that Senator Talmadge "either knew, should have know, these improper acts and omissions", the Committee recommended and the Senate adopted finding that the conduct was ''reprehensible and tends bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute and hereby denounced.'' S.Rpt.No. 96-337, 96th Cong., 1st Sess. (1979). "denouncement" was expressly recommended because the Committee felt that the facts were "distinguishable from those earlier matters which the Senate 'censured' 'condemned' Member, and that the judgment the Committee and the Senate concerning such conduct could made using ''words that not depend analogy dissimilar historical circumstances for interpretation." S.Rpt. No. 96-337, supra 18. 1990, upon the recommendation the Committee, the Senate denounced Senator David Durenberger, part based his fmancial arrangements connection with condominium owned Minneapolis, finding that his conduct was deemed have ''brought discredit upon the United States Senate" "pattern improper conduct, although the Committee did not find that any law rule had been violated connection with the condominium. However, the Committee Chairman noted that the Senator's conduct violated the spirit U.S.C. which generally prohibits Member from benefiting from contract with the federal government. 1991 the Committee concluded that Senator Alan Cranston engaged improper conduct which reflected the Senate 'by engaging impermissible pattern conduct which fund raising and official activities were substantially linked. The Committee found that for about two years, Senator Cranston had personally through his staff contacted the Federal Home Loan Bank Board 14S. Rep. No. 193, 90th Cong., 1st Sess. (1967). Res. 112, 90th Cong., 1st Sess. (1967). Rep. No. 382, lOlst Cong., Sess. (1990). 17136 Cong. Rec. 510,560 (daily ed. July 25, 1990) (statement Senator Heflin). APPENDIX 433 behalf Lincoln Savings and Loan during period when was soliciting and accepting substantial contributions from Mr. Keating (Lincoln Savings and Loan) his affiliates, and that Senator Cranston's office practices further evidenced impermissible pattern conduct which fund raising and official activities were substantially linked. The Committee specifically found that none the activities Senator Cranston violated any law Senate rule. Nonetheless, the Committee found that his impermissible pattern conduct "violated established norms behavior the Senate, and was improper conduct that reflects upon the Senate, contemplated Section 2(a)(l) Res. 338, 88th Congress, amended." The Committee found that Senator Cranston's conduct was improper and repugnant, and that deserved the "fullest, strongest, and most severe sanction which the Committee has the authority impose.'' The Committee issued strong and severe reprimand Senator Cranston. 1992, the Committee found that Senator Hatfield engaged improper conduct reflecting upon the Senate failing disclose certain gifts and travel reimbursements required the Ethics Government Act 1978 (Senate Rule 34). Based upon this finding, the conclusion its Preliminary Inquiry, the Committee (with the Senator's agreement accept it), issued "rebuke" the Senator, thereby resolving the matter without further proceeding (See Committee Rule 4(f)(3)) Most recently, 1995, .the Committee recommended the expulsion Senator Bob Packwood Oregon based upon its findings that: Senator Packwood endeavored obstruct and impede the Committee' inquiry, acts which the Committee found reprehensible and contemptuous the Senate's constitutional self-disciplinary process, violation his duty trust the Senate, and abuse his position Senator reflecting discredit upon the Senate; Senator Packwood engaged pattern abuse power and authority repeatedly committing sexual misconduct through unwanted and unwelcome sexual advances between 1969 and 1990, acts which the Committee found bring discredit and dishonor upon the Senate and conduct unbecoming Senator; and Senator Packwood abused his position power and authority engaging deliberate and systematic plan enhance his personal financial position soliciting, encouraging and coordinating employment opportunities for his wife from persons who had particular interest legislation issues that could influence, acts which the Committee found bring discredit and dishonor upon the Senate and conduct unbecoming Senator. September Senator Packwood announced the Senate floor his intention resign from the Senate; his resignation was effective October 1995. Finally, other circumstances the Committee has stopped short finding that alleged conduct was "improper conduct reflecting upon the Senate," but has found that the conduct should not condoned should otherwise criticized public statement the Committee. GENERAL PRINCIPLES PUBLIC SERVICE Rep. No. 223, 102d Cong., lst Sess. (1991). Decision the Committee Concerning Senator DeConcini (aggressive conduct with regulators was inappropriate, intervention with regulators gave appearance being improper and was attended with insensitivity and poor judgment), February 27, 1991; Decision the Committee Concerning Senator Glenn (exercised poor judgment arranging meeting with Congressman), February 27, 1991; Decision the Committee Concerning Senator McCain (exercised poor judgment intervening with regulators), February 27, 1991; and Decision the Committee Concerning Senator Riegle (conduct regarding intervention with regulators not condoned, created appearance being improper, attended with insensitivity and poor judgment), February 27, 1991; Statement the Committee Regarding Senator D'Amato (conducting the business his office improper and inappropriate manner, negligent failing establish appropriate standards for operation office). August 1991. 434 SENATE ETHICS MANUAL The Code Ethics for Government Service, passed Concurrent Resolution July 11, 1958, also specifically listed the Committee's Rules source jurisdiction for the Committee under Res. 338. sets out ten broadly-worded standards that should adhered all government employees, including office-holders. The first and last these standards state that any person government service should: "1. Put loyalty the highest moral principles and country above loyalty persons, party, Government department. 10. Uphold these principles, ever conscious that public office public trust." Again, these principles generally encompass conduct that may not violate specific law, rule, regulation, but that not consistent with "loyalty the highest moral principles." violation this Code has not, date, been used basis for Senate disciplinary action, although the House has disciplined its Members for violations the Code several occasions. The Select Committee's Rules Procedure (See Appendix set out the sources the Committee's subject matter jurisdiction, which include the Preamble Res. 266, and the Code Ethics for Govern ment Service. The Preamble Res. 266, which the Senate Code Official Conduct was first adopted 1968, reiterated the guiding principle that public office public trust." This Preamble remains part Senate's Standing Orders. 20The Code Ethics for Government Service, Con. Res. 175, 85th Cong., Sess., July 11, 1958 (72 Stat. Bl2). The Code further states that any person Government service should: 2.Uphold the Constitution, laws, and legal regulations the United States and all governments therein and never party their evasion. 3.Give full day's labor for full day's pay; giving the performance his duties his earnest effort and best thought. 4.Seek find and employ more efficient and economical waysof getting tasks accomplished. 5.Never discriminate unfairly the dispensing special favors privileges anyone, whether for remuneration not; and never accept for himself his family, favors benefits under circumstances which might construed reasonable persons influencing the performance his governmental duties. 6.Make private promises any kind binding upon the duties office, since Government employee has private word which can binding public duty. 7.Engage business with the Government, either directly indirectly which inconsistent with the conscientious performance his governmental duties. 8.Never use any information coming him confidentially the performance governmental duties means for making private profit. 9.Expose corruption wherever discovered.