Palin’s Legal Defense Fund & Clinton’s Legal Defense Fund

On July 21, 2009, the Associated Press reported,

“An independent investigator has found evidence that Gov. Sarah Palin may have violated ethics laws by trading on her position as she sought money for lawyer fees…

“The report obtained by The Associated Press says Palin is securing unwarranted benefits and receiving improper gifts through the Alaska Fund Trust, set up by supporters.”

The fund aims to help Palin pay off debts stemming from multiple ethics complaints against her, most of which have been dismissed. Palin says she owes more than $500,000 in legal fees…”

“State Personnel Board investigator Thomas Daniel conceded that if the trust was created completely independent of any actions of the governor, it would be difficult to conclude she used her position to solicit the donations.”

So who was it paid the millions of dollars in legal fees incurred by Bill Clinton? Oh yeah, I remember. It was the Clinton Legal Defense Fund. Isn’t that something kind of like the Alaska Fund Trust, aka the Palin Legal Defense Fund.

According to the Washington Post:

The trustees of President Clinton’s legal defense fund said yesterday that they have raised more than $4.5 million to help pay his legal bills and may eventually be able to cover most of the cost of the president’s legal defense in the Whitewater investigation, the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit and Congress’s impeachment inquiry and trial.

At a news conference, Anthony F. Essaye, a New York lawyer who is a trustee and the executive director of the Clinton Legal Expense Trust, said the trust received 29,500 contributions totaling about $2.2 million from last August through the end of last year. He said that so far in 1999 the trust has taken in another 11,000 contributions totaling more than $800,000.

Essaye said that as of the end of October Clinton’s legal bills totaled $9 million. The trust has paid $3 million in legal expenses on top of $800,000 paid by a previous trust, leaving an unpaid balance of $5.2 million, he said.

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3 Responses to Palin’s Legal Defense Fund & Clinton’s Legal Defense Fund

  1. Paul says:

    Back in September 2008, we saw her wagging her finger that Hillary Clinton, that Hillary should not whine about tough media coverage, she was not doing women any good, she should just plow through it, she should have known what she was getting into and should just try harder and prove herself. “WOW”, I guess she loves measuring others by standards that she does not follow. What a hypocrite, but expected from most political false prophets types. Now we see that she attempted used her official position for personal gain, this is too sweet. Thank you Sarah, great job.

  2. benito says:

    Strange bedfellows – Sarah Palin and scientologist John Coale, Greta Van Susteren’s (Fox News) lawyer husband advised Palin to start her legal legal defense fund . Whats up with that?

  3. dixie says:

    How typical and predictable. Not a word to justify the fact that Clinton had the VERY SAME legal fund set up. No words of PHONY outrage that not only Clinton but Kerry and Stevens had the very same legal defense funds set up. No words of PHONY outrage that the same people that set up all these (D)s funds are the same people that set up Palins. The fear and intimidation this woman instills in the hearts and minds of the left in this country is an amazing thing to watch. Really, it’s just more of the same liberal hypocrisy…

    Republican does it = BAD BAD BAD

    Democrat does it = GOOD GOOD GOOD

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