Remember When Clinton cheered 11th hour indictment that doomed Bush reelection?

Back in 1992 Bill Clinton and Al Gore were cheering when Casper Weinberger came under investigation in an October Surprise. They felt it very appropriate that the special investigator should indict Mr. Weinberger. As a footnote, a judge threw out the charges after George H.W. Bush lost the election. Now the DEMOCRATS are crying foul! October surprises are no longer fair. What goes around comes around. Hillary may be reaping the payback.

As Written By Paul Bedard for Washington Examiner:

Whispers of “payback” are being directed at Hillary Clinton after she decried as “unprecedented” the surprise FBI revival of its probe of her email scandal.

That’s because 24 years ago, as former President George H.W. Bush was surging back against challenger Bill Clinton, a special prosecutor raised new charges against Bush in the Iran-Contra probe, prompting Clinton to claim he was running against a “culture of corruption.”

Many Republicans claimed that the indictment made by special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh against former Reagan-era Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger the weekend before …

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Flashback: Clinton cheered 11th hour indictment that doomed Bush re-election | Washington Examiner

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  • bettertimes55

    Karma !!!

  • GroundControl500

    What are you talking about? Casper Weinberger was not someone facing election. He wasn’t even in anyone’s administration and hadn’t been for 5 years by 1992.

    Also Weinberger was indicted in June 1992. That’s when the case was filed. There was a superseding indictment in October but he had obviously already been charged months before. They just added another count in October.

    This is what you call s t r e t c h i n g. Actually it’s what you call throwing anything out there and hope it sticks.

    ETA – The superseding indictment was thrown out because the judge ruled it was beyond the statute of limitations – nothing to do with guilt or innocence. However, the original criminal charges were still pending and set for trial when President Bush gave Weinberger a last minute pardon as he was leaving office.

    Seriously how hard is it to get facts straight?