April 15, 2001 |
Democratic donor Denise Rich has struck an immunity deal with prosecutors investigating Bill Clinton's pardon of her ex-husband, fugitive financier Marc Rich, Time magazine reported on its Web site Saturday. In addition, U.S. Atty. Mary Jo White has subpoenaed the former president's brother, Roger Clinton, to appear before a grand jury this week to discuss his role in an alleged pardon swindle.
March 14, 2001 |
There's something about Denise Rich--her lavish parties, her abundant philanthropy and political contributions and, most prominently, the controversial pardon granted her ex-husband--that makes people think her songwriting is some sort of hobby. Aren't songwriters usually starving-artist types, begging to be discovered?
February 28, 2001 |
Prosecutors in New York have convened a federal grand jury to begin collecting potential evidence for their investigation of the pardon of fugitive commodities broker Marc Rich. The jury already has issued subpoenas and is collecting the fund-raising "lists and documents" for Bill Clinton's presidential library--a clear sign that it is looking for evidence of a quid pro quo between the Rich pardon and donations to the former president.
February 27, 2001 |
Democratic fund-raiser Beth Dozoretz invoked the 5th Amendment on Monday, joining Denise Rich in refusing to testify before a congressional committee about their role in pushing for a controversial presidential pardon for fugitive financier Marc Rich.
February 25, 2001 |
Driven to prove himself as compassionate as his predecessors, Bill Clinton oversaw an unruly avalanche of clemency requests that too often bypassed normal channels and was sometimes steered toward him by relatives and intimates, say aides and others involved in the process. In the final months of his presidency, Clinton was open about his unhappiness with his clemency numbers.
February 18, 2001 |
Former President Clinton said it was "utterly false" to suggest he pardoned fugitive financier Marc Rich in return for donations to the planned Clinton presidential library. "The suggestion that I granted the pardons because Mr. Rich's former wife, Denise, made political contributions and contributed to the Clinton library foundation is utterly false," Clinton writes in an opinion article for today's New York Times. "There was absolutely no quid pro quo.