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May 08, 2008

The Hillary indictment, second time as farce

Back in 1996, when the Clinton re-election campaign was about to start, there were rumors that Hillary was going to be indicted in the Whitewater affair. Needless to say, I lurched into gear and started making jokes about it. What was the re-election campaign slogan going to be? "Buy one, set one free." How about this: "My husband went to Washington, and all I got was this lousy ankle bracelet."

I repeated the whole routine almost a year and a half ago here.

All of us pulling for Hillary now -- whether as part of Operation Chaos or just in our own private operations -- are fully aware that she's as crooked as a three-dollar bill. No big dealie. She's still better than Obama, hands down.

So this morning's news that "[a] decade before Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton admitted fudging the truth during the presidential campaign, federal prosecutors quietly assembled hundreds of pages of evidence suggesting she concealed information and misled a federal grand jury about her work for a failing Arkansas savings and loan at the heart of the Whitewater probe, according to once-secret documents that detail the internal debates over whether she should have faced criminal charges," is not really news.

The only interesting thing about it is this:

Ordinarily, such files containing grand jury evidence and prosecutors' deliberations are never made public. But the estate of Sam Dash, a lifelong Democrat who served as the ethics adviser to Whitewater Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr, donated his documents from the infamous 1990s investigation to the Library of Congress after his 2004 death, unwittingly injecting into the public domain much of the testimony and evidence gathered against Mrs. Clinton from former law partners, White House aides and other witnesses.
And according to this, via HotAir, it appears that some of this information is contained in the 1,200-page opposition research on Hillary prepared by the Republican National Committee.

I suppose it's increasingly unlikely they're going to have the opportunity to use it, but never fear -- their book on Obama is 1,000 pages long.