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January 16, 2006

Culture of Corruption: Clinton Cronies Covered Up Criminal Conduct

The Barrett Report may finally see the light of day:

In Monday's edition of the NEW YORK SUN, reporter Brian McGuire and contributor R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., break the first look at the long-anticipated report from Independent Counsel David Barrett, whose investigation lasted 10 year and cost taxpayers $23 million.

The SUN outlines the report's details surrounding the alleged illicit activity and cover up that involving former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros before and during his time in the Clinton Administration.

The Sun reveals that the Barrett report connects the dots that allege that senior officials of the Clinton Administration hindered investigations by the IRS in both Texas and Washington, as well as the investigations of a grand jury examining the independent counsel's evidence.

I don't seem to remember the media making much of a fuss about corruption and cover-ups in the Executive Branch itself. Of course, that was "good corruption," I suppose, just like there are "good leaks."

The Democrats fought to have one entire quarter of the report redacted.

Must have been out of concern for national security. Lot of big military secrets tied up in the Housing and Urban Development Department.


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