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The “most ethical administration” has produced an unending litany of
scandals, a pattern of corruption, and more lies than a political
convention. Right now, Bill Clinton and Janet Reno are in fat trouble.
Since the president is so anxious to counsel with Russia, he might do
well to consider Dostoyevksy.

In Dostoyevsky’s “The Brothers Karamazov,” Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov
prostrates himself to the famous Holy Elder Zosima, and cries: “Shame
is what makes me such a great a Buffoon. … What can I do to inherit
eternal life?”

Zosima tells him he already knows what he needs to do: “Renounce
drunkenness, intemperance of tongue, voluptuousness … and above
everything else, stop telling lies. … The main thing is that you stop
telling lies to yourself.” It was good advice for Karamazov and it
is still good advice for Bill Clinton and Janet Reno.

About six years ago, I was interviewing James Collier on the radio
about his book “Votescam.” In the course of the interview he made some
scurrilous and outrageous charges against Janet Reno. He said she was
known to be an aggressive lesbian predator, and a drunk. At the time I
jumped on him and said “… Jim you can’t say that! You’ll get your
butt sued to hell and back.” He indicated he wanted to have Reno
sue him. She didn’t, and hasn’t.

Last week I interviewed Jack Thompson. He is a Florida lawyer who had
run against Janet Reno ten years ago for the office of Dade County State
Attorney. Thompson also would like for Janet Reno to sue him. A
few weeks ago the Wall Street Journal printed a letter from him which
noted that when Lanny Davis vetted the Reno nomination for Attorney
General in 1993, Thompson gave Davis “information, which could be
corroborated by multiple sources wholly independent of me, that Reno was
unfit to practice law, let alone serve as this country’s top cop.”
Thompson went on to delineate the old claims of Reno’s aggressive
lesbian lifestyle, use of calls girls, drunk driving stops, and capped
it off by claiming she was being blackmailed, by both Florida organized
crime, and by her boss, Bill Clinton.

Now, this is old news in the rumor mill venue, but the fact the
respected mainstream’s Vast Right Wing Conspiracy co-conspirator, The
Wall Street Journal, published Thompson’s letter is significant.

Reno, according to Thompson, had had multiple drunk driving incidents
and engaged in some embarrassing sexual escapades. Thompson says Carmen
“Crystal” Kazim claims to have been a call girl providing sexual
services to Reno. Thompson also quotes John Gigliotti (from Pat
Robertson’s security detail) who says Michael Eppinger, an alleged
organized crime figure in Miami supposedly has a video of Reno at a sex
orgy he (Eppinger) arranged. Eppinger also apparently has ties to the
Clinton Administration, having had VIP status at Clinton’s Summit of the
Americas.

The advice of the Elder to Karamazov continued “The one who lies
to himself and believes his own lies comes to a point where he can
distinguish no truth either within himself or around him, and thus
enters into a state of disrespect towards himself and others.” Think
about it … both Clinton and Reno have consistently and routinely lied
to themselves, AND to the American people. “Respecting no one, he
loves no one, and to amuse and divert himself in the absence of love, he
gives himself up to his passions and his vulgar delights and becomes a
complete animal in his vices, and all of it from lying to other people
and himself. …” Wow, Zosima couldn’t have been talking about
Clinton and Reno. Dostoyevsky wrote those words in 1880. He concluded
his advice by saying, “The one who lies to himself is often quick to
take offense. After all, it is sometimes rather enjoyable to feel
insulted, is it not? For the person knows that no one has insulted him,
and that he himself has thought up the insult and has told lies as an
ornament, has exaggerated to create a certain impression, has seized on
a word and made a mountain out of a molehill — is well aware of this,
and yet the very first to feign being insulted, feeling insulted to the
point of pleasure, to the point of great satisfaction, and for that very
reason ends up nurturing a true sense of animosity.”

Jack Thompson first told the story of Reno’s problems in 1987. He
notes he did not do it lightly then, and he does not do so lightly now.
Furthermore he states he is prepared to testify to everything he says,
and more under oath.

At least two Congressmen have been provided not only a detailed
litany of Thompson’s charges, but names, and phone numbers, of those
prepared to corroborate his claims. What they do or don’t do with that
information will be illustrative.

Gary Aldrich in Unlimited Access revealed that Reno did not have the
traditional background check prior to her nomination. THAT is
Unprecedented. When a certain Florida official was asked
why Reno had never been gifted a judgeship, the response was “…
come on, Janet could never pass the background check.”

Insight magazine recently noted that friends of Reno’s are concerned
about her health. “One federal prosecutor … said Reno has physically
deteriorated rapidly in the last few months.” According to Insight,
“In the last month there’s been mounting speculation within the
department that Reno might resign for health reasons by the end of the
year. …”

IF (and it is a big noxious “if”) Reno were to go, there would be no
attorney general to appoint new independent counsels. A long, protracted
(and no doubt contentious) confirmation would proceed, and sands would
continue to fall through the hour glass. “Deny, delay, destroy” we have
been told is the standing operating procedure of the Clintonistas.

Can even the masters of spin effectively manage a multiple front war?
Only time (Clinton’s most intimate ally) can tell. Meanwhile, the
president is off to Russia, intent on ignoring the unsolicited advice he
grandly offered the then beleaguered President Richard Nixon when (in
the frothy wake of all the Watergate stuff) he also sought colder
climes.

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