|For Immediate Release
Jun 12, 2001
|Contact: Press Office
Judicial Watch Client, Peter Paul, Has Proof of $2 Million in Campaign Contributions Never Reported to FEC Concerning Hillary Clinton’s Senate Campaign
Mr. Paul Indicted Last Friday For Alleged Securities Violations
(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest law firm that investigates and prosecutes government abuse and corruption, has been representing Peter Paul, an international businessman who financed the “Hollywood Tribute to Bill Clinton” shortly before the Democratic National Convention last year on August 12, 2000. Mr. Paul made over $2 million in direct and in kind campaign contributions to the Hillary Clinton’s Senate campaign to finance the “Hollywood Tribute to Bill Clinton” – which served as a fundraiser for then First Lady Hillary Clinton. Importantly, Mr. Paul can document with actual checks the contributions to Hillary Clinton’s campaign as well as personal “thank you” notes from Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. In addition, video and photos exist depicting the closeness of Mr. Paul and the Clintons and underscoring the Clintons’ deep thanks for Mr. Paul’s generosity, among other matters.
Witnesses to this latest Clinton scandal include a number of Hollywood stars, including but not limited to Barbra Streisand, Brad Pitt, John Travolta, Cher and others. In addition, former Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell and Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe are implicated. With regard to Rendell, he played a role in Mr. Paul’s request for a Presidential pardon for two prior convictions, with Rendell asking for an additional $150,000. Mr. Paul made the over $2 million in contributions to Mrs. Clinton as part of a $17 million deal to induce Bill Clinton to work with his business ventures after he left The White House.
Judicial Watch and Mr. Paul have been cooperating with U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey and Central District of California. Last Friday, a sealed indictment was issued concerning Mr. Paul, who was alleged to have engaged in improper securities transactions.
“Mr. Paul has offered his full cooperation to the Justice Department in bringing the Clintons to justice,” stated Judicial Watch Chairman and General Counsel Larry Klayman.
“Mr. Paul is currently conducting business in Brazil and most recently was interviewed by ABC News on camera for an upcoming “20/20" piece. He has also been cooperating with The New York Times and looks forward to the truth coming out to the American people,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.