Friday, May 20, 2005

Hillary Fund-raiser Tapes Spur New Probes

Like peeling an onion, the deeper you go the more layers you expose.

Secretly recorded audiotapes that helped drive the prosecution of Hillary Clinton's one-time finance director David Rosen have prompted investigations into the fund-raising activities of other top Democratic figures, a newspaper familiar with the contents of those tapes reported on Friday

Ted Kennedy brother-in-law Raymond Reggie agreed to wear a wire for the FBI in 2002 while facing bank fraud and conspiracy charges in another case. It was Reggie's tapes that captured Rosen making incriminating statements about his role in an August 2000 gala fund-raiser for Mrs. Clinton.

But according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Reggie's tapes have helped instigate at least two additional FBI probes of political figures, including one involved in a "national campaign."

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