What The Anthony Pellicano Trial Tells You About The Clintons
Over the years, a lot of women that Bill Clinton has had uh…let’s say relations with…have claimed that they’ve been harassed. We’re talking break-ins, threats, pets being murdered, you name it.
For example, when I interviewed Kathleen Willey, here’s what she had to say,
Like I said, in the transcript, you did everything you could to avoid talking about it and got to the point where you had to perjure yourself or tell the story, right?
That’s absolutely correct…and I had been threatened a few days before that and all kinds of things had been happening to me.
Like what? Tell me about that.
Strange phone calls. You know, “We’re getting ready to turn the power off, do you have small children or elderly people there?” The power company doesn’t do that and the power never went off.
Then, one day, I live out in the country, in a very rural part of Virginia and…I walked out of my house one day and I had three flat tires. I wondered how that had happened and came to find out that someone had come down with a nail gun and shot the tires out in the sidewalls. I mean, you don’t run over nails and get them in the sidewalls.
And I had a beloved pet of 13 years that disappeared…
That was your cat, right?
That was my cat. I put the word out…and put up pictures saying she was missing..and one morning, I was out walking at first light with my dogs, a couple of days before the deposition, and this stranger approached me and asked if I had ever found the cat. He was very knowledgable about my cat, and talked about what a nice cat he was — talking about him in the past tense. Then he asked me if I had gotten my tires repaired — “Did you ever get those tires fixed” — which was when I knew something was going on. Then, the worst part was when he threatened my children by name….He said, “You’re just not getting the message, are you?” The message was clear, it was to lie at that deposition in two days and not tell the story of what Bill Clinton did to me.
…Near the end of the book, you had a fascinating little paragraph on some of the harassment that other authors of Clinton books have suffered. Can you tell us a little bit about that?
Well, we’ve got just any number of people who have criticized or questioned the Clintons and have been subjected to this kind of behavior — former state troopers in Arkansas, of course, other women like me. Our stories are so similar it’s eerie. I mean, we all tell the same stories.
Juanita Broaddrick and Gennifer Flowers have had similar stories, haven’t they?
Sure, they’re all very similar….
Now, a lot of people have poo-poo’d the idea that the Clintons could have had anything to do with this, but I am not one of them. There’s a story in the news today that explains why.
That story involves Anthony Pellicano, who was first hired by the Clintons back in 1992 to deal with Gennifer Flowers. Pellicano is in the news now for apparently harassing a reporter on behalf of Michael Ovitz.
Opening a rare window on the inner angst of Hollywood, onetime uber-agent Michael Ovitz testified Wednesday that he hired private eye Anthony Pellicano to get embarrassing information on two entertainment reporters who were writing negative stories about him.
…Prosecutors allege that Pellicano wiretapped, harassed and obtained confidential information about one of the reporters, and her complaint to authorities became the flash point of a five-year scandal that has fascinated Hollywood, culminating in his federal trial.
…On the stand, Busch recounted going outside on the morning of June 20, 2002, to find an upside-down pan on her Audi and a note inside the windshield saying, “Stop.” There was also a hole in the window, she said.
“I was kind of stunned,” she said.
A bomb squad arrived and evacuated her block. Under the pan, the officers found “a fish and a rose. Dead fish,” Busch said. (Asked on the stand if he had hired Pellicano to put a fish on Busch’s car, Ovitz replied, “Absolutely not.”)
The journalist moved out of her home for a period, not returning until early August. On the 16th of that month, she started to cross the street to her rental car when “I heard a motor and there was a car coming toward me with no plates,” Busch testified. “I knew I was in trouble.”
She said she had just jumped into her car when two men in the other car pulled up alongside her.
She said she gripped the steering wheel, paralyzed. One of the men put his fingers to his lips, as if to silence her, then waved at her.
“I remember thinking, ‘I’m going to die!’ ” she testified with an anguished sob. “I thought, ‘This is how it ends.’ ” They drove off and she was left unharmed.
Now, if the Clintons hired a guy like Pellicano, isn’t it entirely possible that he engaged in the same sort of harassment on their behalf that he did on Ovitz’s behalf? Moreover, if the Clintons hired one goon like Pellicano, why would anyone think they wouldn’t hire more?
When you have multiple people who have crossed the Clintons and have claimed to suffer this sort of harassment and you know that the Clintons have hired people like Pellicano before, it doesn’t take much of a leap to conclude that it’s more likely than not that people like Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick, and Gennifer Flowers have been harassed and threatened by agents of the Clintons.