...where did this come from?
The Whitewater controversy was a series of events and actions that had its origins in 1978. While in Arkansas, the Clintons were partners with Jim and Susan McDougal in a real estate venture known as the Whitewater Development Corporation. According to reports, the Clintons lost their financial investment in the Whitewater business projects. At the time the McDougals operated a savings and loan that retained Hillary Clinton's legal services at Rose Law Firm. When the McDougals' savings and loan failed in 1994, federal investigators subpoenaed Clinton's legal billing records for auditing purposes. Hillary Clinton claimed to be unable to produce these records. After an extensive, two-year search, the records were found in the first lady's book room in the White House and delivered to investigators in 1996. The delayed appearance of the billing records sparked intense interest and another investigation about how they surfaced and where they had been; Clinton attributed the problem to disorganization that resulted from her move from the Arkansas Governor's Mansion to the White House as well as the effects of a White House renovation. After the discovery of the records, on January 26, 1996, Clinton made history by becoming the first First Lady to testify before a grand jury.
The Whitewater investigation was initiated by Independent Counsel Robert Fiske appointed by Attorney General Janet Reno. The case was later taken over by Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, and concluded by Independent Counsel Robert Ray. Several other allegations were also investigated under the Whitewater umbrella. The investigations, which took place during Bill Clinton's presidency and cost an estimated $40 million, resulted in the McDougals being jailed and Webster Hubbell pleading guilty to felony charges of lying to federal investigators about Clinton's role in both Whitewater and the savings and loan failure. No criminal charges were brought against the Clintons themselves, as Robert Ray's final report on September 20, 2000 stated that there was insufficient evidence that either of them had engaged in criminal wrongdoing.
...looks like clinton really pulled an o.j. simpsonesque draw with fate...she could have landed in jail like her friends...
...if people are upset about bush "wire-tapping maneuvers"...what do they think about another four years of "questionable maneuvers" and flirting with illegal matters that will accompany rodham clinton...
haven't people had enough of the "secret sharer" politicians.
ps. Hillary clinton is a sophomore senator...obama is a freshman senator...and obama doesn't have "secret or clandestine" inclinations in his past...they have about the same senate experience...but one has a clean record and hillary's is covered in flip-flops...white water...sandy berger and no umbrella.
lets give OBAMA a chance to do something really new...a real change...not rehashed clinton bullshite.