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July 29, 2007
Will hell-for-Hill break out? (updated)
Blogger Doug Ross brings us up to speed on what promises to be one of the most important political stories of the coming presidential election, one that (surprise!) the dominant media have been doing their best to ignore. Most people haven't been following the Peter Paul case, but it is possible Hillary Clinton will be put in a very serious position of legal jeopardy. And it could break loose during the campaign, either before or after the nomination. Now a civil case brought by Clinton fundraiser Peter Paul threatens to dismantle's Hillary's hard-won reputation for evading legal jeopardy. According to insiders, on Sept. 17, 2007 the appellate court will rule whether Hillary will be included as a defendant in the case. No matter the outcome, though, she will be forced to testify under oath regarding the fundraising for her 2000 Senate campaign. Said testimony could be a heavy duty no-win situation for Hillary. There is felony election fraud at stake and Peter Paul claims to have the goods on her. The Equal Justice Foundation has a website that presents the case. Some of it is video. Check it out yourself. The worst possible timing for this hell-for-Hill to break loose would be between the nomination and the election, assuming Hillary gets the nod. I am sure the Clinton camp will make every effort to delay, but that could backfire. There are a lot of story elements that make this different from say, Whitewater. It has celebrities, for one thing.
Update: The famous Doug-from-Upland of FreeRepublic fame, who has covered the Peter Paul case in depth all along, sends along this timeline to help make the story understandable. He is working on a documentary on the case. He notes that the court date is September 7th, and hopes for a decision in about ten days.