Claudia Doliner's letter, "Frame-Up of the First Order" (9/17/98), was most amusing. According to Ms. Doliner, there were "no Whitewater indictments"! Is Ms. Doliner truly unaware of the Whitewater indictments and convictions of Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, banker David Hale and Jim and Susan McDougal, partners of Bill and Hillary Clinton, whose corrupt financial dealings cost the taxpayers $60 million? On top of this were another dozen or so additional indictments.
Ms. Doliner apparently misses the key issue for which President Clinton may be impeached. It is not because of his 17 month dalliance with an intern his own daughter's age; nor is it because of his dozens and dozens of other admitted adulterous episodes. If he is impeached, it will be because he lied under oath in testimony in both a sexual harassment lawsuit and before a grand jury. President Clinton's sexual behavior with Ms. Lewinsky was clearly relevant in establishing a pattern of behavior for evaluating Paula Jones's credibility alleging Clinton's unwanted and degrading behavior toward her while a low level state employee, which behavior would quickly warrant the dismissal of any business executive or government official.
The current charges of perjury, obstruction of justice and abuse of power, however, pale in comparison to far more serious allegations against Mr. Clinton during his years as governor. For some reason these allegations, often made by state and federal investigators, were inexplicably covered up and associated investigations mysteriously dropped. Mr. Clinton's possible involvement with serious financial fraud using state agencies, his alleged close relations with major cocaine dealers in Arkansas and the subsequent violence directed toward those who dared threaten his political viability are not matters that can be readily dismissed. Yet the major media have failed in this regard. The Clinton Chronicles is an extraordinary documentary which has never seen the light of day on major broadcast and cable networks. It includes interviews with past Clinton associates and with state and federal investigators. The entire video is some 85 minutes in length. Using public access television, we will broadcast 25 minutes of this video on our local weekly Cablevision public access program at 11 am and 9 pm on channel 80 on both Wednesday, Sept. 30th and Wednesday, Oct. 7th without commercial interruption.
Frank J. Russo, Jr.