Republicans sent Susan McDougal to prison for refusing to testify about Clinton due to executive privilege. Why are the same people now...?
....claiming nobody involved in Trump's administration should have to testify due to executive privilege?
- 7 months agoFavorite Answer
Susan McDougal believed that the alt-right Republican party and their zealot right-wing Special Prosecutor Ken Starr were criminally partisan, and she refused to be drawn into the one-sided Mellon-Scaife-funded anti-Clintons travesty of justice from the 'vast right-wing conspiracy" that turned out to be exactly that ("DARK MONEY: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right" 2017 by Jane Mayer; "The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton" by Joe Conasen, both 2001 book and the documentary). I applauded Susan McDougal's courage and integrity.
Trump is trying a spoiled-brat destructive toddler's tactic---bully and badger witnesses to his evil deeds (and they are evil), including long-term connections to both organized crime figures (David Cay Johnston, 2016: "The Making of Donald Tr4ump" and his KOMPROMAT that gives the ruthless Russian MAFIA under Putin's control power over Trump to manipulate him (Malcolm Nance, career CIA military officer and expert in counterespionage, 2018: "The Plot to Destroy Democracy").
You are correct in asking why the Congressional Republicans are ignoring the dangerous threat Russian KOMPROMAT and espionage pose when it comes to Donald Trump, but they all uptight when high-powered hugely effective Bill Clinton chose to equivocate (not quite lie, but mislead) about getting fellatio from a consenting adult female power groupie who was brought to D.C. by Oliver North to set up a book deal for former GOP White House aide Linda Tripp (as told to "Larry King Live" by the book publisher and former Nixon "dirty tricks" woman Lucienne Goldberg). The two most vehement anti-Bill Clinton Congressional Republicans, who loudly expressed their "moral outrage": Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL), held up by the GOP as a "paragon of virtue"---the high school wrestling coach who is now serving prison time for paying hush money to the teen boys he molested; and Senator Larry Craig (R-ID), rabidly anti-gay, who was arrested at an airport men's room in Minnesota trying to solicit sex from a male undercover police officer.
- SamLv 77 months ago
People that are rich are above the law.
- JeffreyLv 77 months ago
False! She went to prison for refusing to answer questions at a grand jury hearing. The charge was contempt of court. That is entirely different from refusing to answer questions at a Congressional hearing.
- I am BillLv 57 months ago
From September 9, 1996 to March 6, 1998, McDougal spent the maximum possible 18 months imprisonment for civil contempt, including 8 months in solitary confinement, and she was subjected to "diesel therapy," the practice of hauling defendants around the country and placing them in different jails along the way.
McDougal was convicted of her role in Whitewater on May 28, 1996, and she was sentenced to spend time in prison for four counts of fraud and conspiracy relating to the Whitewater scandal but her prison term did not begin until March 7, 1998.
YOU'LL BE CLAMORING TO HAVE MUELLER JAILED ONCE HE DOESN'T GIVE YOU WHAT YOU WANT WHEN HE TESTIFIES.Source(s): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_McDougal
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- Anonymous7 months ago
lock them all up!
- EisbärLv 77 months ago
She did not claim "executive privilege." She cited the 5th as her privilege grounds. She was a real estate developer, not a White House staff person. She claimed she feared if she testified, she would commit perjury. And none of the testimony was about presidential actions, they all had to do with the illegal Whitewater land development scandal in Arkansas.
"When Susan McDougal appeared before the grand jury for questioning about those transactions, she refused, contending she would never cooperate because Starr wants her to falsely implicate the Clintons. But the federal judge overseeing the grand jury held her in contempt of court because, as a result of her conviction on the bank fraud charges two months earlier, she no longer had a Fifth Amendment right to refuse to testify."
- fatboysdaddyLv 77 months ago
She refused to answer questions from a paneled grand jury is why she was sent to jail. Had nothing to do with
Democrats or Republicans. She was offered immunity to testify and still refused. Testifying to Congress the President can claim executive privilege to those who are closest to him.
- Anonymous7 months ago
Congress doesn't have the authority to send people to prison stupid.
but if the democrats think they can imprison people in the capital's basement like Pelosi was talking about be my guest.
- Anonymous7 months ago
Why do NBA superstars make more money than political commentators for MSNBC?
- SherriLv 47 months ago
Good question thanks for asking