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Neutralizing Eliot Spitzer
#1
I bet I'm not the only one here who has idolized Eliot Spitzer for years. As NY Attorney General he was Wall Street's arch enemy and a true public watchdog. The guy had balls...

And I've been certain since his resignation from the NY Governor's office over his fondness for prostitutes that he was targeted by the bad guys. In fact his case has led me to theorize that prostitution is illegal specifically so that certain individuals can be entrapped by it. There is no good reason for it be illegal IMO. Like pot, it's likely illegal exclusively for evil strategic reasons. But I digress.

Look at the timing of his neutralization, shortly before a major election. And look at the fact that immediately after the election there was an announcement that he would not be prosecuted. I guess he went quietly so the bad guys kept their end of the bargain.

A couple of interesting articles have appeared recently. First, via Project Censored: "Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009--http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stori...ot-spitzer. It's #25: "Bush’s Real Problem with Eliot Spitzer--http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stori...t-spitzer/. Here is that article:

Sources:
Truthout, February 2008
Title: “Predatory Lenders’ Partner in Crime”

Global Research, March 17, 2008
Title: “Why the Bush Administration ‘Watergated’ Eliot Spitzer”
Author: F. William Engdahl

Student Researchers: Rob Hunter, Elizabeth Rathbun, and Rebecca Newsome

Faculty Evaluator: Mickey S. Huff, MA

The exposure of New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer’s tryst with a luxury call girl had little to do with the Bush administration’s high moral standards for public servants. Author F. William Engdahl advises that, “in evaluating spectacular scandals around prominent public figures, it is important to ask what and who might want to eliminate that person.” Timing suggests that Spitzer was likely a target of a White House and Wall Street operation to silence one of its most dangerous and vocal critics of their handling of the current financial market crisis.

Spitzer had become increasingly public in blaming the Bush administration for the subprime crisis. He testified in mid-February before the US House of Representatives Financial Services subcommittee and later that day, in a national CNBC interview, laid blame squarely on the administration for creating an environment ripe for predatory lenders.

On February 14, the Washington Post published an editorial by Spitzer titled, “Predatory Lenders’ Partner in Crime: How the Bush Administration Stopped the States From Stepping In to Help Consumers,” which charged, “Not only did the Bush administration do nothing to protect consumers, it embarked on an aggressive and unprecedented campaign to prevent states from protecting their residents from the very problems to which the federal government was turning a blind eye.”

In this editorial, Spitzer explained:

The administration accomplished this feat through an obscure federal agency called the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). The OCC has been in existence since the Civil War. Its mission is to ensure the fiscal soundness of national banks. For 140 years, the OCC examined the books of national banks to make sure they were balanced, an important but uncontroversial function. But a few years ago, for the first time in its history, the OCC was used as a tool against consumers.

In 2003, during the height of the predatory lending crisis, the OCC invoked a clause from the 1863 National Bank Act to issue formal opinions preempting all state predatory lending laws, thereby rendering them inoperative. The OCC also promulgated new rules that prevented states from enforcing any of their own consumer protection laws against national banks. The federal government’s actions were so egregious and so unprecedented that all 50 state attorneys general, and all 50 state banking superintendents, actively fought the new rules.

But the unanimous opposition of the 50 states did not deter, or even slow, the Bush administration in its goal of protecting the banks. In fact, when my office opened an investigation of possible discrimination in mortgage lending by a number of banks, the OCC filed a federal lawsuit to stop the investigation.”


The editorial appeared the day after Spitzer’s ill-fated rendezvous with the prostitute at the Mayflower Hotel. With that article, some Washington insiders believe, Spitzer signed his own political death warrant.

On March 4, 2008, Spitzer furthermore proposed legislation that would have imposed penalties for mortgage fraud and predatory lending.1

Curiously, Spitzer, who had been elected governor in 2006, defeating a Republican by winning nearly 70 percent of the vote, has been not charged with any crime. His case went into the hands of Washington and not those of New York State authorities, underscoring the clear political nature of Spitzer’s “offense.” New York Assembly Republicans immediately announced plans to impeach Spitzer or put him on public trial if he were to refuse resignation. Although prostitution is illegal in most US states, clients of prostitutes are almost never charged, nor are their names typically released while a case is in process.

Spitzer’s editorial concluded, “When history tells the story of the sub-prime lending crisis and recounts its devastating effects on the lives of so many innocent homeowners, the Bush administration will not be judged favorably . . . it will be judged as a willing accomplice to the lenders who went to any lengths in their quest for profits. The administration was so willing, in fact, that it used the power of the federal government in an unprecedented assault on state legislatures, as well as on state attorneys general and anyone else on the side of consumers.”

Citation

1. “Governor Spitzer Proposes Legislation to Address Sub-prime Mortgage Crisis,” New York State website, March 4, 2008.

The second article is from today's NY Times--"Panel Asks How Inquiry Began on Spitzer Banking."

Eight months after a federal investigation into a prostitution ring brought about the downfall of Gov. Eliot Spitzer, the question still persists in some circles: Was the federal government out to get Mr. Spitzer?
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Now, a congressional committee has called for what would be the first public examination of the events that prompted the initial inquiry into his bank transactions, which showed he was sending money to a front company for Emperor’s Club V.I.P.

The House Financial Services Committee intends to take up the matter early next year and tentatively plans to hold hearings that could include testimony from the United States Treasury’s law enforcement unit, along with Mr. Spitzer’s bank, North Fork, and HSBC, a bank used by a company connected to the prostitution service....

Oooo, congress is gonna look into it. Goody. Now we'll get to the bottom of things. Rolleyes
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#2
As I recall, Spitzer was for investigating 911. That is likely why he was considered dangerous.

Jack
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#3
Interesting. Wonder if NSA spy satellites were up in the gov's phone. Regardless, it sure sends a message to those radicals in the legislature, and other govs. The NSA's potential for tyranny is hardly ever discussed but it is more vast than Stalin's Siberia. Thoughts can be frozen before ever reaching lips.

That could help explain the Senate Majority Leader. What's his name again?
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Nathaniel Heidenheimer Wrote:Interesting. Wonder if NSA spy satellites were up in the gov's phone. Regardless, it sure sends a message to those radicals in the legislature, and other govs. The NSA's potential for tyranny is hardly ever discussed but it is more vast than Stalin's Siberia. Thoughts can be frozen before ever reaching lips.

That could help explain the Senate Majority Leader. What's his name again?

Harry Reid (Democrat-Nevada)
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#5
Dick Cheney was a client of the all exclusive "Emporer's Club" which provided high end escorts to politicians, corporate executives, and anyone willing on paying the price, an average of $11,000 for just a couple hours.

Vice President Cheney, while CEO of Halliburton, was a client of the escort service of DC Madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey. In addition, one of Cheney’s closest military advisers and friends was also a client of the DC Madam’s Pamela Martin & Associates escort service. Cheney used the escort service while he was a part time resident of the posh Ballantrae section of McLean, Virginia.

ABC News’ Brian Ross revealed that the list of customers of an alleged Washington-based prostitution service includes White House and Pentagon officials as well as prominent attorneys.

“There are thousands of names, tens of thousands of phone numbers,” Ross said. “And there are people there at the Pentagon, lobbyists, others at the White House, prominent lawyers — a long, long list.” Ross added that the women who worked for the service, potentially as prostitutes, “include university professors, legal secretaries, scientists, military officers.”

On Friday, Ross broke the news that U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Randall Tobias had frequented the escort service. Ross added new details to that story tonight, recounting how he asked Tobias in a telephone interview “if he knew any of the young women, their names. He said he didn’t remember them at all. He said it was like ordering pizza.” Under President Bush, Tobias oversaw a program helping men in poor countries “develop healthy relationships with women.”

Deputy Secretary of State Randall L. Tobias submitted his resignation Friday, one day after confirming to ABC News that he had been a customer of a Washington, D.C. escort service whose owner has been charged by federal prosecutors with running a prostitution operation.

Tobias, 65, director of U.S. Foreign Assistance and administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), had previously served as the ambassador for the President's Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief.

A State Department press release late Friday afternoon said only he was leaving for "personal reasons."

After intense pressure from the White House and Disney executives, ABC News killed the DC Madam client story after having been given exclusive access to Palfrey’s ten years’ of phone call records.

Here are screen shots from the Emperor's Club VIP's website. The Emperor's Club, of course, is the "prostitution ring" that New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer allegedly penetrated with his sex bits. Let's see if it was worth $5,500 dollars an hour (and his governorship/career/family etc).



Gov. Eliot Spitzer has been caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet with a high-priced prostitute at a Washington hotel last month, according to a person briefed on the federal investigation.

The wiretap recording, made during an investigation of a prostitution ring called Emperors Club VIP, captured a man identified as Client 9 on a telephone call confirming plans to have a woman travel from New York to Washington, where he had reserved a room. The person briefed on the case identified Mr. Spitzer as Client 9.



Here Eliot Spitzar kisses his wife

Recently surfaced are photos of the girl, Kristen, with whom Eliot Spitzer paid $5,500.00 an hour to have sex with, be with and take to private functions.



Above is a picture of Kristen, Spitzer's Call girl



Above is another picture of Kristen, Spitzer's Call girl



Above is a picture of Kristen, Spitzer's Call girl

Senator Vitter has admitted and apologized for his part in the scandal, but is still in office, likely to be subpoenaed in the Spring 2008 trial of Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey.

Perhaps more sinister then the prostitution allegations are the questions of complicity in a media wash-out by ABC, whose in-house staff was originally given call records directly by Madam Palfrey.

Also according to Madsen, the probe of the DC Madam reveals much more troubling questions, including the unsolved murder of a US attorney and another fired in Bush's DOJ purge, both of whom were investigating the DC Madam case.

This network cover-up mirrors similar allegations made in Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS News/Viacom. Hopeful his $70 million suit will go forward, Rather claims his controversial Texas Air Guard story was killed not because of the infamous disputed memo, but because of a call made from the White House.

Rather too, will likely name who in the Bush Administration made the call, and who at Viacom took it, also claiming CBS News quashed the Abu Ghraib detainee abuse scandal to curry White House favor, until it was reported by Australian news.

Reported on OpEd News last May, Cheney used this service and be sure to follow the trial this April, because network news may not!

The media black-out on the scandal involving DC Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey is surprising in light of the lack of lawsuits being leveled at the Wayne Madsen Report website. Instead of Dick Cheney and the recently resigned Randall Tobias filing libel and slander lawsuits against the site, we see only their silence. Moreover, the Wayne Madsen site has been continually expanding on this story - making this either the scoop of the century, or the biggest fairy tale in DC history.

Consider this: WMR is now reporting specifically who at ABC News' 20/20 became fully aware of not only Cheney's use of the escort service, but dozens more "high profile" names - culled from the phone records only since 2002 (the escort services full records go back to 1994). ABC's crack team was reportedly gagged by their bosses after concerned calls from the White House. This would be amazing if true, yet no White House denial has been forthcoming as of this writing...

WMR also reports that the DC Madam first came under DOJ scrutiny after US Attorney Thomas DiBiagio got a crooked cop Ed Norris (a pal of NYC Police Commish Bernard Kerik) to squeal on the escort service in May 2004, admitting the service had received illicit payouts from official police funds. Less then a year after Norris was hired as State Superintendent by Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich, another US Attorney, Johnathan Luna, who had also investigated Norris and Kerik back in NY turned up murdered in December of 2003. Luna at the time was working under DiBagio on the DC Madam case, finding Ehrlich and lobbyist Jack Abramoff were DC Madam clients. Then, DiBiagio became the first U.S. Attorney fired by the Justice Department after Bush's re-election in 2004. Vastly underreported, DiBagio's probe had linked Republican governor Ehrlich to Bob Ney, Tom DeLay, Duke Cunningham and others but the investigation died when he was fired.

It wasn't until Palfrey attempted to leave the country and sell her house that interest in the DC Madam was revived. A warrant eventually seized her assets. WMR reports that one DC law firm representing Saudi clients turned up on the phone list and that another patron on the list was a client of the law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani. Though Madsen can be a little quick to speculate, he stands by his claim, purportedly confirmed by three different sources, that Cheney's beltway phone number appeared in the records numerous time when he was CEO of Halliburton.

No major media has picked up the story, though David Letterman mentioned it in a recent monologue, quipping that Cheney paid the hooker service as much as $2 billion dollars to date. Washington Post did cover an aspect of the story but omitted any mention of Cheney.

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#6
THis surely has to be a continuation of the CIA Technical Services Division programme of filming and then blackmailing Washington VIPs that goes back decades and decades. Thereafter selective releasing of material can ruin a career or the withholding of release - in exchange for favours - can save or even promote a career.
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