WASHINGTON -- A 145-page report on President Clinton's impeachable offenses by the independent government watchdog group Judicial Watch is now a part of the official congressional record of the House Judiciary Committee.
The report, which focuses on four scandals unrelated to the Monica Lewinsky affair, was accepted as part of the official record of Rep. Henry Hyde's committee late Monday. Judicial Watch, headed by Larry Klayman, has conducted its own investigations of Filegate, the misuse of FBI files and other government documents; Chinagate, the flow of foreign money into the 1996 presidential campaign; IRS-gate, the political abuse of the Internal Revenue Service; and Trustgate, the misuse of money in the president's legal defense fund.
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"No longer can Democrats and other apologists claim that the Clinton scandals only concern sex," said Klayman. "A review of the Judicial Watch report, which now has the endorsement of the House Judiciary Committee and complements the Starr report in setting the parameters for the impeachment inquiry, proves that President Clinton must now answer for his conduct concerning the invasion of privacy rights of American citizens, the sale of seats on trade missions and likely breaches of national security, the misuses of the IRS to retaliate against perceived adversaries, and the illegal solicitation and receipt of monies into his legal defense funds, which in the case of Charlie Trie, resulted in over $600,000 in Chinese cash laundered at a time the White House was passing national security information to Trie."
Judicial Watch currently has 20 lawsuits pending against the Clinton administration.
"In brief, the formal acceptance of the Judicial Watch report by the House Judiciary Committee is recognition that Judicial Watch is a major player in uncovering the full facts about the Clinton scandals," said Klayman. "Judicial Watch thanks Congressman Bob Barr for his courageous and patriotic work on the Judiciary Committee, and for his having introduced Judicial Watch's report, without objection, into the Congressional Record."