One of the secrets of the Clinton administration’s success at staying
in power has been to plot such dastardly deeds that few Americans could
even grasp their evil intent.
Right at the top of the list of such conspiracies — now well
documented, thanks to the extraordinary efforts of WorldNetDaily
columnist Charles Smith — is the Clipper Chip project.
It involves all of the following: a treasonous relationship with
China, a plan to tap every phone in America, drug money and, of course,
the usual intrigue of administration figures such as Webster Hubbell, Al
Gore, Ron Brown, Janet Reno and Clinton himself.
Earlier this month, Smith, through the Freedom of Information Act.
forced the release of Department of Justice documents which begin to give us a picture of the plot.
Even more is expected with Smith’s stunning court victory last week
for more files from the Commerce Department.
The story starts in 1992 when AT&T developed secure telephones
untappable by the federal government. The company planned to make them
available to the American public. Instead, the Clinton administration
interceded and bought up all the phones with a secret slush fund. The
plan also involved refitting the phones with a new chip called
“Clipper,” which would permit the government to tap the phones easily
once they found their way back into the hands of American consumers.
The documents obtained by Smith verifying all of this were so secret,
even their classification was redacted.
The plot also demonstrates the way Clinton administration insiders
were allowed to benefit personally and financially from the secret
By 1994, White House aide John Podesta had been called into the inner
circle of the Clipper project. Meanwhile, Podesta’s brother, Tony, a
lobbyist and fund-raiser was representing AT&T. His donors and clients,
including AT&T, were invited to participate in trade trips to China and
obtain valuable export deals with Beijing. Only a year earlier, John
Podesta had signed a legal statement promising not to engage in any
conflicts of interest involving his brother.
Hubbell was, as usual, a key figure in the plot. By April 1994, he
was forced to resign as associate attorney general, the number three man
at Justice, over allegations of fraud that would eventually land him in
the pokey. Two months later Hubbell was receiving what looks remarkably
like hush money from the Chinese-connected Lippo Group. The next thing
you know, Hubbell was pleading his Fifth Amendment rights in avoiding
testifying to Senate investigators.
About this same time, Lippo agent John Huang was given a top Commerce
Department job — one that permitted him to get briefings on encryption
That same year, AT&T sold military-grade secure communications to the
totalitarians in China — a move approved by the Clinton administration.
In other words, such technology was safe for the jail-keepers in
Beijing, but not for the average American citizen.
As Smith writes: “Bill Clinton and Janet Reno have given the
Communists the ability to track every Chinese citizen using advanced
chip technology and back-door-like recovery systems. The digital chains
of a modern police state to enslave millions of Chinese citizens — made
in the USA. American technology, shipped with the personal OK of both
President Clinton and Janet Reno.”
Meanwhile, Smith reports, the Clinton administration is trying to
duplicate those totalitarian powers here in America. By 1996, Reno was
urging the all-out federal takeover of the computer industry and the
banning of any encryption technology that doesn’t let the government in
the back door.
Interestingly, the first target of the government’s wiretap plan was
its own Drug Enforcement Administration. Hmmm. The Chinese sought
information obtained from such taps — which may explain why Chinese
drug lord Ng Lapseng gave as much money to the Democratic National
Committee as he did.
It’s no wonder Reno didn’t want to investigate the penetration of the
DEA by the Chinese. After all, Ng was photographed with her bosses, Bill
and Hillary Clinton at a DNC fund-raiser.
Ahh, what a small and corrupt world. …
Three cheers for Smith’s heroic exposes. Shame on the rest of the
press for ignoring it all.