President Clinton's pardons have been a political issue for Hillary Clinton because of her ties to a number of the cases. In addition to the people who paid her brothers, those receiving pardons included commodities trader Marc Rich, a fugitive who was prosecuted for tax evasion by then-US Attorney Rudolph Giuliani and fled to
No doubt she contributed for the cause.
Controversy over the pardons was reignited last week after Hollywood mogul and former
Sorry, Michael Kranish, but your liberal media slip is showing here.
Mention of these pardons by a billionaire
And if you’d like some more material to help you ponder David Geffen’s rhetorical question: “Who thinks that Bill Clinton has really changed?”, note Jeff Jacoby’s column also in today's Globe about the $40M in speaking fees (2/3rds from overseas) that Bill Clinton has accumulated since he signed those presidential pardons literally on his way out the White House door (and as I recall perhaps with some White House silverware jingling in his pockets).
“It is a legitimate campaign issue,” said Stephen Gillers, professor of legal ethics at
As explanation, I recommend a short book commonly known as Genesis to the baffled professor.
The Rich pardon received the most attention. Rich had been indicted in 1983 on charges of tax evasion and illegal trading with
It is delicious irony that the original prosecutor to bring charges against Marc Rich was Rudolph Giuliani. While the early