Written by Paul R. Hollrah
In its January 24, 2004 edition, the New York Times reported that a Los Angeles private detective, Anthony J. Pellicano, had been sentenced to thirty months in prison for illegal possession of hand grenades, blasting caps, plastic explosives, and two handguns.
Those items were found by F.B.I. agents in a raid on Pellicano’s Los Angeles office in November 2002. The agents were acting under a search warrant issued in a federal investigation of threats against a Los Angeles Times reporter, Anita Busch, who was working on a series of articles detailing the relationship between a Hollywood celebrity and a reputed mob figure.
According to news reports, Ms. Busch found her car vandalized, a bullet hole in her windshield, a dead fish with a long-stemmed red rose in its mouth on the front seat, and a note saying, simply, “STOP!” Unfortunately for Pellicano, the F.B.I. produced an audiotape in which an F.B.I. informant was overheard confessing that Pellicano had hired him to silence Ms. Busch.
After serving a 30 month sentence, Pellicano was back in the news again. In a February 7, 2006 story, the Los Angeles Times reported that, “... onetime private investigator Anthony Pellicano and six others were accused Monday of conspiring to wiretap, blackmail, and intimidate dozens of celebrities and business executives...” Pellicano was found guilty of illegal wiretapping, harassment, identity theft, and racketeering, and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Not only was Pellicano an important member of the O.J. Simpson defense team in 1994-95, the Times has identified such high-profile celebrities as Roseanne Barr, Kevin Kostner, Michael Jackson, Sylvester Stallone, and Elizabeth Taylor as former Pellicano clients.
Of course, the Times couldn’t be expected to list all of Pellicano’s clients. However, those who were paying attention during the Clinton scandals of the 1990s will remember Anthony J. Pellicano. His name first came to light during the summer of 1992 when Bill Clinton was a leading contender for the Democratic presidential nomination.
In a long series of “bimbo eruptions,” disclosures that threatened to derail his presidential ambitions, it became known that Clinton had enjoyed a twelve-year extramarital affair with a Little Rock woman named Gennifer Flowers. When Clinton called Flowers a liar and his “bimbo eruption” squad attempted to destroy her reputation and her career, Flowers produced audio tapes in which Clinton was overheard telling her to simply lie about their relationship and that, if they both stuck to their stories, no one would ever be able to prove otherwise.
Shortly thereafter, Clinton’s principal handlers, James Carville and George Stephanopoulos, under the supervision of his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, began making public statements alleging that an “expert in audio recording analysis” had concluded that a twelve minute portion of the tapes had been “selectively edited” in two places. That “expert” was identified as Anthony J. Pellicano. Flowers then submitted her tapes to an organization called Truth Verification Labs, which found them to be totally authentic.
But Pellicano’s services to the Clintons were apparently just beginning. As investigative reporters uncovered one former lover after another, the White House “bimbo eruption” squad had their hands full. In fact, the details of the Anita Busch intimidation in Los Angeles bear an eerie resemblance to a story involving a former beauty queen, Sally Perdue, Miss Arkansas of 1958, one of Clinton’s many sexual dalliances.
Perdue said in a 1994 interview with a London newspaper that she’d been threatened with having both her legs broken if she spoke to reporters or government investigators about her relationship with Bill Clinton. Subsequent to the threats, her car windshield was broken and a spent shotgun shell was left on her front seat. Cops and screenwriters might refer to that as a “standard M.O.” Perdue was so terrified that she relocated, quite suddenly, to the Peoples Republic of China.
Then, early in his presidency, a major supporter and fundraiser from Virginia, Kathleen Willey, went to the Oval Office to ask Clinton for a full-time paid position in his administration. During that meeting, Clinton assaulted Ms. Willey, sexually, causing her to run from the oval office in a state of panic... her hair disheveled, her makeup smeared, and her clothing in disarray.
Later, as she prepared to testify before special prosecutor Kenneth Starr, Willey was subjected to acts of intimidation. Two days before her testimony, while taking an early morning walk near her Richmond, Virginia home, she was approached by a strange man. The stranger threatened her and her children by name, and references were made to her vandalized car and a missing 13-year-old house pet. The message was clear: she was being told to remain silent. A day after the deposition, she found an animal skull on her porch.
Then, in 1998, just four days after the Monica Lewinsky story broke in the national press, one of Lewinsky’s former boyfriends, Andy Bleiler, reported that Lewinsky had told him that she was going to Washington to be a White House intern and to get her “presidential kneepads.” When it was widely reported that Pellicano had been engaged to dig up dirt on Lewinsky, allegedly by Hillary Clinton herself, he was asked by a New York Post reporter, Andrea Peyser, to either confirm or deny that he was the source of the Andy Bleiler information. He responded, “You’re a smart girl. No comment.”
So why does the Times not find it interesting to report Hillary Clinton’s past relationship with Pellicano? The answer is, those in the mainstream media are interested in seeing Bill Clinton absolved of all his sins and Hillary Clinton inaugurated as America’s first female president... no matter what criminal acts they may have committed.
But now that Hillary has completed her four-year stint as a do-nothing Secretary of State, during which time she was given a fancy office in Foggy Bottom, a big airplane, an unlimited expense account, and told to just travel... get out of town... she now has her eyes set once again on the White House. But let us not forget who the Clintons are. They are the real life version of Arkansas’ Beverly Hillbillies, but with a much more expensive wardrobe and none of the class.
When George W. Bush was inaugurated on January 20, 2001, he graciously loaned Air Force
Two to the Clintons to transport them to their new home in Chappaqua, New York. But when the plane returned to Washington it was necessary to completely restock the aircraft. Every comfort item on the plane... china, flatware, glassware, napkins, blankets, sheets, pillow cases, ashtrays, book matches, pens, pencils, and playing cards... literally anything and everything that was not a permanent part of the aircraft, had been stolen by the Clintons and their friends.
And when the Bushes entered the White House that same afternoon to prepare for an evening of black tie festivities, what they found left them speechless... and deeply saddened. They found desks, chairs, and bookcases overturned, telephone lines purposely crossed so as to misdirect calls, computers and word processors with the “W” missing from the keyboards, obscene messages posted to email inboxes, and obscene graffiti spray painted on the walls. The Clinton staff had totally ransacked Air Force Two and trashed the White House.
These are the people who now rely on Obama’s low information voters to give them another four year lease on the White House. But now that they are poised to make a third frontal assault on the White House, let us not forget that it was Hillary Clinton who presided over the murder of four Americans at Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.
On Friday, September 14, three days after the attack, as the flag-draped coffins of the four slain Americans arrived at Andrews Air Force Base, all of the usual suspects... Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice... were among the dignitaries who were there with long faces, shedding a few feigned tears of sorrow and expressing their condolences to the bereaved family members.
Although everyone in the Obama administration knew within minutes of the attack that it was not the result of an anti-Islamic Internet video, Hillary Clinton took to the podium, and said, in the presence of the grieving families of the Benghazi victims, “We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with. It is hard for the American people to make sense of that because it is senseless, and it is totally unacceptable.” When she uttered those words she knew that it was all a lie, designed only to provide political cover for Barack Obama’s reelection less than two months away.
Later, as she and Obama expressed condolences to the families of the slain Americans, Clinton embraced the father of former Navy SEALTyrone Woods. She assured him, convincingly, that she would personally see to it that the person who made the video was arrested and prosecuted.
This is the Hillary Clinton we’ve all come to know. She is far more ruthless than her long-time friend, Diane Blair, described her in her recently released private papers, and the only way she should ever again be allowed to set foot inside the White House is with an engraved invitation from a Republican president in hand... and perhaps one of Anthony Pellicano’s long-stemmed red roses clenched between her teeth.
About Paul R. Hollrah
Paul R. Hollrah is a freelance writer. He is a member of the Civil Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni at the University of Missouri - Columbia and a Senior Fellow at the Lincoln Heritage Institute. He currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.