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If we are all to survive, the body politic of this nation cannot remain a whore to special interests, the establishment and power elites, and its counselors and judges must be restored. Not only do the American people depend on this for their survival in these dangerous and trying times, but so too does the entire world.
These words by Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, conclude his blockbuster new book, “WHORES: Why and How I Came to Fight The Establishment.” The title is apt, except that the establishment whores Klayman documents widely differ from the prostitutes of my acquaintance who largely hail from catastrophic childhoods that have left them wholly bereft of real survival skills.
“WHORES” has won kudos from conservatives and leftists alike. Uberliberal New York Times columnist Frank Rich honors Klayman’s “maverick … thinking and stands.” WorldNetDaily founder Joseph Farah compares Klayman’s fearless struggles for justice with historic men like “Washington, Jefferson, Madison and Henry.”
Klayman’s legal career is a credit to the resilience of our national heritage. In most nations, he would have long since been shot or “disappeared.” His edgy tales of the judicial trenches are unvarnished American political history. Were “WHORES” required reading in high schools, colleges and especially law schools, our nation could be set aright! Klayman challenged then President and first lady Bill and Hillary, exposing Chinagate and Filegate. He is rightly “the only lawyer ever to have obtained a court ruling that a standing U.S. president committed a crime.”
As a registered Republican, Klayman crossed the aisle and documents his Don Quixote sword fights with former Vice President Dick Cheney over secret energy-commission meetings and with the Bush administration for wiretapping American citizens.
Klayman’s experiences with former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and Judge Denny Chin (he recently presided over the Madoff trial) are gripping tales of corruption in high places. In his chapter “Terror Watch,” Klayman describes the retaliation by the FBI against his client, FBI Special Agent Robert Wright, who had insisted that the Bureau “investigate and prosecute radical Islam’s money laundering” via sham U.S. charities “to funnel cash to terrorists.”
Early in 2001, Agent Wright’s book exposing the Islamic fault lines in our national security was blocked by the FBI hierarchy. Shortly after September 11, Klayman met with U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa. (before he became a Democrat). Specter was a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee tasked with FBI oversight. Klayman sought to end the FBI retaliation against Wright and to allow the agent to reveal his crucial evidence of the money-laundering links to “al-Qaida’s activities in the United States through Saudi businessmen and the royal family.” Despite Specter’s alleged concern, a promised “letter was never sent and there was virtually no follow-up.” My own experiences with Specter on child abuse and child pornography confirmed Klayman. Specter talks the talk and dodges the walk.
The author is evenhanded. He finds unethical Clinton insiders now in power in the Obama administration but also comes down hard on media figures like Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly. Klayman exposes the protective self-censorship by book publishers who hide anything certain parties wish hidden. Judith Regan of ReganBooks, a HarperCollins imprint, was to publish “WHORES” in 2007. When the book was rescheduled for a December 2008 release, Amazon and Klayman’s Freedom Watch website started taking presale orders.
Suddenly, he says, he was notified by mail that HarperCollins canceled his book. Klayman thinks his critique of Republican entrepreneur Roger Ailes and Fox News caused media mogul Rupert Murdoch to bury “WHORES.” Klayman writes:
I could only guess that Rupert Murdoch, the owner of HarperCollins, had killed the book ex post facto. Given my criticism of his network, Fox News … I figured he had something to do with pulling the plug. In any case, Murdoch and Harper had apparently decided that “WHORES” was too hot to handle.
Klayman is well-known in Washington as a judicial-reform watchdog and a thorn in the side of many of D.C.’s elite. His many experiences with Washington betrayal convinced him that, Democrat or Republican, the U.S. Department of Justice doesn’t do its job, requiring an independent law firm to step up to the plate.
Klayman’s publicity states that “WHORES” clarifies major issues of controversy:
- How Bill Clinton and George W. Bush gave the U.S. Barack Obama
- How Monica Lewinsky saved the Clinton presidency
- The racism in the Clinton, Bush and now Obama administrations
- Why our judiciary is compromised and corrupt
- How Bush and Cheney left the nation and world in ruins
- Why the Saudis, Chavez and high oil prices are protected by all presidents
A former U.S. Justice Department prosecutor, Klayman made a name for himself in the 1990s as the head of Judicial Watch, which filed scores of cases against the Clinton administration, contending long-standing coverups.
Klayman’s national distributor is Midpoint Trade Books. Its president, Eric Kampmann, says:
“With confidence in Washington plummeting, here comes Larry Klayman with an explosive expose of corruption at the highest levels and in all branches of our federal government. Klayman names names and pulls no punches. It is no secret that Larry Klayman is feared and hated in Washington, which is why the reading public will love him.”
A gotta-read, sizzlingly inspirational book!