Newsletter 2005 july05-media
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JWS ALL-OUT MEDIA CAMPAIGN AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON PAYS OFF! Judicial Watch held press conference the National Press Club May announce senate ethics complaint against Hillary Clinton. The press conference was the launch all-out media offensive against the New York Senator for campaign finance fraud. The results were remarkable every major news outlet covered the scandal, including FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC (including the Today Show), The Associated Press and hundreds talk radio stations across the country. The following are just some the media highlights: President Tom Fitton NBCs Today Show, May 10, 2005 Matt Lauer, Co-host: "Close Up" this morning, Hillary Clinton's former chief fund-raiser under fire. goes trial today over questionable fund-raising practices, and could have major impact Senator Clinton's potential run for the White House. NBC's Campbell Brown has more that, and she joins this morning. Campbell Brown: Good morning, Matt. The story begins Los Angeles during Hillary Clinton's campaign for Senate, August 2000. star-studded Hollywood fund-raiser cost more than million throw. The Clinton campaign fund-raiser, David Rosen, reported the cost only about $400,000. The Justice Department claims Rosen intentionally underreported the cost the campaign could have extra funds spend elsewhere. While the Justice Department says Senator Clinton was never target the investigation, longtime Clinton foes, like the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch still want see the senator the hot seat. Tom Fitton, President Judicial Watch: The money was given her. She didn't report it. want know why, and she didn't report she needs held accountable. Brown: Judicial Watch calling for Senate Ethics Committee investigation, arguing the Justice Department gave Senator Clinton pass because she such powerful political figure. just how much this about her status and future plans with more political observers now pegging her the leading candidate for the Democrats presidential nomination 2008? Howard Finema, Newsweek Magazine: It's calling card. It's wake-up call. It's shot across the bow. Use any cliche you want, the enemies Hillary Clinton are saying, `Look, this what your life and your campaign going like for the next few years.' FOX News May 2005 "Judicial Watch has history monitoring the New York senator and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and its latest allegation that Clinton responsible for omitting from her fund-raising report the FEC $1.9 million contribution that funded August 2000 fund-raiser for her Senate campaign called Hollywood Tribute William Jefferson Clinton." ABC News May 2005 A conservative watchdog group with history dogging the Clintons urged Senate panel Monday investigate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton over Hollywood fundraiser for which former staff member faces charges. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton argued that Clinton closely monitored the Hollywood fundraised and knew its actual cost was much greater than the $400,000 tab reported campaign financial filings. CNN May 10, 2005 "Judicial Watch, which has pushed officials look into the fundraiser, filed paperwork with the Senate Ethics Committee Monday saying [Hillary Clinton] had have known the alleged misreporting." CBSNews.com May 2005 Also, Monday the conservative group Judicial Watch said had filed complaint with the Senate ethics committee against Sen. Clinton connection with the 2000 fund-raiser. The groups president, Tom Fitton, said, Mrs. Clinton took million and lied about and has continued lie about it." Los Angeles Times May 12, 2005 "Judicial Watch claims that while DeLay has faced ethics firestorm, Hillary Clintons legal and ethical transgressions have been largely ignored." Washington Post May 10, 2005 "Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton argued that Clinton closely monitored the Hollywood fundraised and knew its actual cost was much greater than the $400,000 tab reported campaign financial filings." "Theyre false and she knows them false, Fitton said. equated her situation with the ethics controversy surrounding House Majority Tom DeLay, R-Texas, who has been criticized for privately funded travel." London Telegraph May 11, 2005 "Judicial Watch, right-wing pressure group with history hounding the Clintons, filed papers with the Senate ethics committee saying Mrs Clinton must have known the alleged misreporting." Tom Fitton, the group's president, argued that she closely monitored the gala and knew cost far more than the $400,000 (220,000) reported the campaign filings. They're false and she knows them false, said." New York Daily News May 10, 2005 "Judicial Watch accused the New York senator knowingly allowing the allegedly false documents filed." continued next page. "She was negotiating with vendors and people involved the event. She was personally involved," said Chris Farrell, Judicial Watch director investigations. Judicial Watch filed complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee, asking investigate whether Hillary Clinton conspired with David Rosen allegedly hide the cost the glittery gala." New York Post May 10, 2005 "After while, the buck stops with the candidate, charged Tom Fitton, head the anti-Clinton legal group Judicial Watch. "Shes responsible." Bob Barrs Laws the Universe Radio America Network Interview Brandon Millett Director Public Relations May 15, 2006 Bob Barr, Former Congressman, Host: Now would like bring board one heroes with one America's great organizations that does stand for freedom and for honesty and integrity government. I'm speaking, course, Judicial Watch and Brandon Millett. Brandon with Judicial Watch out Washington D.C., the great watchdog honesty and integrity government. Brandon, welcome the show. Brandon Millett, Director Public Relations, Judicial Watch: Well, thank you Congressman. pleasure here, especially given that you have been such good friend the organization over the years. Barr: Well, thank you. Over the years, Judicial Watch has really led the way uncover and, the extent that can, prosecute corruption government, whether Democrats Republicans. think fair say that you have been singularly successful bringing scandals light and educating the public and using the legitimate tools the judicial system obtain justice behalf the American people. not imagine too many days when you folks Judicial Watch just sit around twiddling your thumbs, wondering what do. Millett: Unfortunately, government corruption growth industry are very busy especially this past week after filed our Senate ethics complaint against Hillary Clinton. Barr: Please, tell our listeners what going with Ms. Hillary? Millett: Well, this case involves Senator Clintons National Finance Director, David Rosen, and relates 1.9 million dollar contribution that was made Clintons campaign the form Hollywood tribute Bill Clinton. There were all sorts celebrities there and they had fine time raising about million and half dollars for her campaign. However, they never properly reported the contribution the Federal Election Commission and the U.S. Senate. There difference, though,between this case and lot other cases involving the Bill and Hillary Clinton. This time, the Clintons were not able get their hands the evidence and destroy it. There are cancelled checks, personal "thank you" notes, videotape and photographic evidence, things that nature, that prove the case against Hillary Clinton and her campaign. Barr: presume that the entire U.S. Senate, including the Ethics Chairman, George Voinivich will certainly interested pursuing this case against Ms. Hillary Clinton, won't they? continued next page. Millett: Well, for four years they have had the evidence, Congressman Barr, and they have yet anything about it. filed this ethics complaint put pressure the Senate that they cannot ignore the scandal any longer. According ethics rules, investigation warranted when senator engages misconduct that reflects unfavorably the Senate. think campaign finance fraud well beyond that minimum threshold. Barr: are not talking about few thousand dollars here there, are Brandon? This well over million dollars that went unreported. Millett: Absolutely correct. These charges against Hillary Clinton are very serious. Senator Clinton involved scandal least serious the allegations against House Majority Leader DeLay, yet while Congressman DeLay has been the middle ethics firestorm, there has been mention Clintons transgressions the press. The Justice Department has plans indict Hillary Clinton, and the Senate has not conducted investigation. Barr: Why isnt the Justice Department interested this case, Brandon? mean, the evidence there. very serious. Millett: Looking the evidence, cannot see one legitimate legal reason why the government would not want investigate Hillary Clinton. The evidence strong, that must have with politics. Frankly, the American people are tired seeing people the top get off the hook while their underlings are prosecuted and investigated. Here guy, David Rosen, who looking years. have evidence that Hillary Clinton conspired keep the cost this from the Senate and from the Federal Election Commission. have evidence that she was personally involved with the pre-event negotiations. also filed lawsuit against her July 2001 where outlined all the monies spent and demanded she correct the record. She has had four years and has failed so. Barr: Thank goodness that Judicial Watch out there. dare say none this would make the light day. cannot let this opportunity with you, Brandon Millett Judicial Watch, without thanking you and Judicial Watch for the absolutely tremendous work that you all did the years and months leading the impeachment trial former President Clinton. Without Judicial Watch having been out there using the Freedom Information Act, not think that large portion the evidence that were able bring the attention the public, with regard the corruption the Clinton administration, ever would have been made public. the first member congress call for the impeachment Bill Clinton, thank you very much. The work that Judicial Watch has done over the years has been absolutely unparalleled its benefit the cause honesty and fighting corruption government. continued next page. Millett: Well, really appreciate the compliment and all your help and your support well. This week received nice little compliment from member the liberal media. sure you know Margaret Carlson Time magazine. She wrote one her articles that "thanks small part Judicial Watch that Hillary Clinton the most thoroughly investigated person the history the Republic." thank her for that endorsement, but also thank you for all your help. Barr: Judicial Watch certainly very active and certainly wish you the best this latest endeavor. you think that you'll able wake the Senate little bit through the ethics complaint that you filed against Ms. Hillary? Millett: are hoping will have that effect. Given all the attention have received the media with our Senate ethics complaint, are hoping put pressure the Senate what should do: investigate and discipline Hillary Clinton. May 15: Public Relations Director Brandon Millett the Bob Barr Show, Radio America. May 13: Director Investigations Chris Farrell NewsTalk 106, Dublin, Ireland. May 11: Chris Farrell Nationally Syndicated Jerry Doyle Program. May 11: Brandon Millett KMBZ, Kansas, Jerry Agar Program. May 11: Chris Farrell KSRO, California, Pat Thurston Show. May 10: Director Litigation Paul Orfanedes, CNN Radio. May 10: Chris Farrell, NRA News. May 10: Chris Farrell KAHL. May President Tom Fitton, Nationally Syndicated Rusty Humphries Show. May Chris Farrell Nationally Syndicated Michael Reagan Show. May Chris Farrell Nationally Syndicated Linda Chavez Show. May Tom Fitton KOGO, Mark Larson Show. Note The Associated Press, which covered Judicial Watchs Senate ethics complaint against Hillary Clinton, syndicated more than 450 newspapers nationwide. Judicial Watch the Michael Reagan Show, syndicated more than 200 stations nationwide: Michael Reagan, Host: Did you have press conference today? Chris Farrell, Director Investigations: Yes, indeed. Judicial Watch filed Ethics Complaint the U.S. Senate against Hillary Clinton. about $1.9 million campaign contributions that she never properly reported the Federal Election Commission and the Secretary the Senate. She filed these forms back 2000-2001. They are wrong. She lied the forms. Her Campaign Finance Director, David Rosen, goes trial tomorrow for and she needs investigated the Senate.