You’ve heard about “Clinton Cash,” the amazing book by Peter Schweizer that boggles the mind regarding the way Bill and Hillary have become fabulously wealthy through their so-called “charity,” the Clinton Family Foundation – shaking down foreign countries, mega-banks and Wall Street moguls for hundreds of millions of dollars to donate mostly to themselves and to fund their lavish lifestyle.
You’ve heard about Jerome Corsi’s semi-sequel, “Partners in Crime,” which takes the story even further – beyond just the Clinton Foundation.
But, chances are, you may not know just how deep the Clinton crime connection goes. It’s truly a family affair – and well into the second generation.
Does the name Ed Mezvinsky mean anything to you?
He is a former Democratic congressman from Iowa who served in the House from 1973 to 1977. Old timers, like me, may remember him from the Watergate days of the House Judiciary Committee hearings chaired by Rep. Peter Rodino.
Mezvinsky was one of those pushing for the impeachment of Richard Nixon – saying he was a “crook.” Keep that word in mind as you read this column.
You might also recall that Hillary Rodham Clinton served on the staff of the House impeachment inquiry, but she was fired for ethical breaches by her boss, the late Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat and general counsel, not to mention a friend of mine in his later years.
Zeifman called Hillary a “liar” and “an unethical, dishonest lawyer” for her role in drafting the articles of impeachment for Nixon. Her brief, Zeifman told me, was so fraudulent and ridiculous, she would have been disbarred if she had submitted it to a judge. She attempted to deny Nixon legal counsel because there was “no precedent.” But that, too, was a lie. There was an impeachment attempt against Supreme Court William O. Douglas just a few years earlier, in 1970 – and Douglas was permitted to have legal representation.
Hillary knew it was a lie, too. Because, as her boss learned, she removed the Douglas files from public access and stored them in her office, enabling her to argue the case never existed!
But back to Ed Mezvinsky.
After Watergate, he had an affair with NBC News reporter Marjorie Sue Margolies and later married her after his wife divorced him. In 1993, Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, then a freshman Democrat in Congress, cast the deciding vote that got President Bill Clinton’s controversial tax hike through the House of Representatives.
In March 2001, Ed Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 counts of bank fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud. He had embezzled more than $10 million dollars from people through a Ponzi scheme and the notorious Nigerian email scams everyone on the Internet has become familiar with.
He was found guilty and sentenced to 80 months in federal prison. After serving less than five years in federal prison, he was released in April 2008 and remains on federal probation. He still owes $9.4 million in restitution to his victims.
What does all this have to do with the Clinton crime family?
You saw Chelsea Clinton at the Democratic National Convention. She gave a stirring speech. You may have noticed her name is not Clinton anymore. It’s Chelsea Mezvinsky. She married Ed Mezvinsky’s son Marc, who, by the way, got insider information for his own business interests from his mother-in-law while she served as secretary of state.
Marc and Chelsea represent the second generation of royal privilege. They’re in their 30s and own a $10.5 million apartment in New York City. They got married in George Soros’ mansion.
And, so it goes. Maybe someday the Clinton family will go legit. But, for now, it’s still a crime family – one that plays by its own rules and never, ever seems to be held accountable to the law of the land.
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