CLINTON TOLD: STEP DOWN OR STEP ASIDE
By Sherman H. Skolnick
Recently a meeting was reportedly held in the White House,
chaired by Robert Strauss, elder statesman of the Democrat Party,
accompanied by between five and ten leading Democrats. President
Clinton was told to his face that the gathering storm against his
wife Hillary would wreck the Democrat Party.
The President was shown a photograph of the reported upcoming
federal criminal indictment by the Independent Counsel against
the First Lady accusing her of perjury and obstruction of
justice. The indictment, as described to Clinton, is reportedly
to be handed up, or has already been done so, and is set to be
released between the date of the Democrat Convention in August
and the Presidential election in November.
Cursing and fuming, the President reportedly told Strauss and the
others, "You are traitors," implying with the use of the sinister
term that certain drastic action might be taken by Clinton
against them, under his vast emergency powers as
Commander-in-Chief and President.
"You use cocaine and liquor. You are unfit to deal with
worldwide emergencies," Strauss reportedly blurted out and
smashed an ashtray on a nearby desk near Clinton. In response to
further shouting and curses by Clinton, Strauss reportedly said
the President is "deranged" and could be removed under the 25th
Amendment, and that Vice President Al Gore would help.
(The U.S. Constitution, 25th Amendment, Section 4, provides in
Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the
principal officers of the executive departments or of such
other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the
President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the
House of Representatives their written declaration that the
President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of
his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the
powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
The 25th Amendment goes on to provide further terms under which
the matter is to be decided quickly by Congress whether in
session or not.)
At the meeting, Strauss reportedly ordered the President to
either resign his office or to state he does not wish to be
nominated for a second term, either one to be announced by
Clinton two days before the Democrat Convention.
Clinton strangely cooled down when Strauss reportedly suggested
that Clinton figure out a way to send Hillary out of the country
for six months.
Prior to the meeting, the group with the aid of others, had
already arranged stories to leak, such as that CIA Director
Deutch has ordered an internal review of any spy agency links to
alleged U.S.-sanctioned criminal activity in Arkansas when
President Clinton was governor.
At the meeting the President did not give his decision. Later,
Clinton told the group he does not agree to their terms, and was
given the ultimatum that Clinton would be confronted on the floor
of the Convention in Chicago by prominent delegates with various
charges, such as:
1. That he participated with the First Lady in various crimes,
and is damaging the country and the Democrat Party.
2. That as Arkansas governor he condoned dope shipments into the
airport at Mena. That as President he is condoning corrupt FBI
officials participating in massive dope smuggling across the
Canadian border into Montana.
Originally expected to be boring, the Democrat Convention in
Chicago may turn out to be a donnybrook.
Some at the meeting and thereafter expressed the view that
Clinton's position and corruption is somehow linked to the series
of strange events and violence.
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Mr. Skolnick, since 1963, has been founder/chairman of a
public-interest group, CITIZENS' COMMITTEE TO CLEAN UP THE
COURTS, researching and disclosing certain instances of judicial
corruption and political murders. Since 1971, as editor of
updates of the group's work, called HOTLINE NEWS, a 5-minute
recorded phone message, changed several times per week -- a
regular phone call -- (312) 731-1100. Since 1991, a regular
participant, now moderator, of a popular, public access cable TV
program, called "Broadsides", in Chicago and suburbs -- on most
every Monday evening in Chicago, on Channel 21 cable, 9 p.m.,
available to some 400,000 households. His comments appear on
Internet on several websites; archives of his stories can be
pulled up and printed out. Also, on Internet, his stories appear
on some five categories of news groups, such as
alt.current-events.clinton.whitewater and alt.activism. Office
(8 a.m. to midnight, 7 days): (312) 375-5741. 9800 So. Oglesby
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A few highlights of the group's work: Caused the biggest bribery
scandal in U.S. history, the collapse of the Illinois Supreme
Court, 1969. Investigation of the sabotaged Watergate plane
crash, 1972-73. 12 Watergate figures perished including Mrs. E.
Howard Hunt, wife of the Watergate burglar. One of the first to
comment on the Vice President Spiro Agnew bribery mess, resulting
in his downfall, 1973. Investigation and disclosure causing the
jailing for bribery of the highest level sitting federal judge in
American history, Chicago Federal Appeals Judge Otto Kerner, Jr.,
1973. Touching off "Operation Greylord," in which 20 local
judges and 40 lawyers jailed for bribery, 1983-1993.