CRONY RIADY INVITES CLINTON TO JOIN LIPPO BOARD 

 

  Indonesian businessman James Riady, a campaign contributor to President Clinton, has agreed to plead guilty to a single felony charge of conspiracy for federal election law violations, the U.S. Justice Department said. (Enny Nuraheni/Reuters)

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CRONY RIADY INVITES CLINTON TO JOIN LIPPO BOARD This is one segment of intelligence of several, in the "Far East Economic Review." The following particular segment was near the end, should you care to view it at its site. Riady featured heavily during the revelations of cronyism and illegal campaign funds, a couple of years ago. He covertly donated tens of thousands of dollars to Clinton's campaign. Also, remember the Escalante millions of acres that was declared a National Monument in Utah--to in fact close off the coal mining in that area, in reality. The low sulphur non polluting coal that is mined only in that region of the U.S.? Well the Lippo Enterprise of Indonesia if you will recall, got the contract to import that same quality coal, making us totally dependent on foreign coal, a necessity for energy production in this country. with the stroke of a pen, this criminal president via EO, ensured that America will be dependent on foreign coal and other minerals.

Please see more details of the Riady/Clinton high crimes and misdemeanors and Clinton's treason, in a radio transcript just below the article that follows. ac http://www.feer.com/_0010_12/p08.html INTELLIGENCE Issue cover-dated October 12, 2000 Riady Invites Clinton to Lippo Board Indonesian tycoon James Riady has invited U.S.

President Bill Clinton to join the board of Lippo Group when he steps down from office early next year, according to business people who have met Riady in Jakarta recently. Riady has been telling business contacts in Jakarta that he expects Clinton to accept, even though the U.S. president has been dogged by allegations that Riady funnelled illegal foreign donations to Clinton's 1992 and 1996 election campaigns. A former Lippo Group employee reports that as far back as the mid-1990's Riady was said to be trying to recruit Clinton to the board as soon as he left office. Jakarta police are currently helping the U.S. Justice Department in its investigation of the alleged campaign contributions.

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Excuse editorial mistakes. This is a partial two year old radio transcript of a radio interview James (my husband) did. I have left it as is and only include the Riady/Clinton discussion. ac "All that is needed for evil to prevail, is for good men to do nothing." --

Edmund Burke Lets start our discussion with a somewhat unanswered question:

Why would the President of the United States close off the most environmentally friendly, continuous natural resource in the country. What I am talking about is the new Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in Utah.

On September 18, 1996 President Clinton took the matter into his own hands and created this national monument by executive order.

Within the boundaries can be found not only marvelous scenic vistas, but also billions of barrels of oil, minerals, and most important of all, the highest quality environmental, high compliance coal to be found anywhere in the world.

The coal fields are now locked up forever in the newly created national monument in Utah. The prominent theory is that Clinton was buying environmental votes.

Another look at his action makes that explanation seem unlikely, and the possibility of selling out to foreign interests is being talked about more frequently in the national press and national talk radio. It would also appear that the Utah monument is only one symptom of a much bigger problem.

Now lets give you the statement of the Republican Senator from Utah.

"If that's true, then my gosh. And if some of the other allegations are true, that these people were giving special favors to foreign lands for fund raising in a presidential campaign, I mean that would be, that would blow any president out of the White House," "I think you're going to find great ties to the mainland Chinese, the People's Republic of China, and I think you're going to find that they (China) represent them (Lippo) in some way," remarked Sen. Orrin Hatch (R - UT).

Now let me give you President Clinton's statement after the event.

"I am concerned about a large coal mine proposed for the area. Mining jobs are good jobs and mining is important to our national economy and to our national security. But we can't have mines everywhere and we shouldn't have mines that threaten our national treasures," All I can say is:

"Give me a Break"

So, with the stroke of a pen, this dictatorial president ensured that America will be dependent on foreign coal and other minerals.

This despite pleas from Utah's governor and entire congressional delegation, none of whom were consulted by the president prior to making the decision. All of whom have threatened investigations and lawsuits.

Let me give you a few facts:

The Kporowitz coal field is the largest, undeveloped mine in the United States. It has approximately 62 billion tons of low sulfur, clean burning, high compliance coal.

It is one of the premier coal fields in the United States, perhaps the world, according to Dr. Lee Allison, Utah State Geologist.

It is super compliance coal because it burns so cleanly that it beats the requirements of the Clean Air Act. A fact that should make environmentalists very happy. It also has a high BTU rating making it powerful enough to supply Utah's power plants for the next 1,000 years.

The New York Times estimated the coal is worth over One trillion dollars.

Now, lets think about this Counties need for monument:

The effects of President Clinton's action on the people of Utah are devastating. As many as 1,000 direct jobs are lost, plus a vast number from support services that would have been attracted to the area. And this is just the economic boost the rural Garfield County area needs.

Additionally, the school trust lands on which it is located will never produce the much needed revenue the mine would have contributed to the state's school children.

This nation suffers with the loss of billions in tax revenues, and a dependence on foreign resources when we have what we need right here in our own country.

Of course the President offered to trade the school trust land for other land in Utah, but that is impossible. There just isn't enough coal in Utah to equal or even come close to the compensation now denied the schools.

Garfield County Commissioner Louise Liston made the following comments:

"You do not need to create that monument to preserve the land. There's almost 200 state and federal laws protecting it; thousands of federal regulations; law suits that dictate what happens on federal lands. You did not need to create this national monument to preserve that land,"

She also pointed out that there are billions of tons of environmentally friendly coal, trillions of cubic feet of natural gas, billions of barrels of oil, and millions of tons of zirconium and titanium - a strategic metal used by the Department of Defense.

But because this land is now locked up, Liston pointed out that we now send our young boys over to the Middle East to protect our oil interests there, when in fact we should have no need to protect foreign resources.

By the way, the 1.7 million acres set aside in the executive order contains only 40 acres which would be impacted by the mining operation. Extensive impact studies have shown that the mine could co-exist with virtually no disturbance to the area.

Roger Holland, a geological consultant for the mine, said, "It could be in full production right this moment and we wouldn't even know it was there. I think that's something we need to address, that we can have both."

The coal and other minerals now locked away forever by President Clinton place our nation in a situation where we are even more dependent on foreign resources. We are already dependent on foreign oil, and now we must import coal.

And so you might ask why. Why would the president sell out our ability to use our own natural resources and make us dependent on foreign nations? Why?

Ask the Tampa Electric Company where it has now contracted to get it's high compliance, environmentally friendly coal. The answer is a mine on the Indonesian island of Kalleemanton.

It is the only mine currently producing this highest quality coal. Can you imagine 400,000 tons of coal being transported all the way from Indonesia to Tampa because President Clinton formed a national monument in Utah?

PT AA-daro Indonesia can. They are the owners of the Kalleemanton mine and the new Indonesian Bulk Terminal it will be transported through.

The brilliant strategies and successful efforts of the world-wide environmental movement have created a massive market for environmental coal, and right now PT AA-daro Indonesia has a virtual international monopoly.

Well, such deals are not one-sided, so we must ask what if any benefit President Clinton received from his actions. Suddenly many familiar names are found tied together in a web that goes back at least to 1977 when President Clinton was Arkansas Attorney General and he met James Riady for the first time.

Now, lets talk about the cast of characters and some details.

Indonesian businessman Mock-tar Riady leads the Riady family business which has included the Lippo banking group. He became a partner with Hillary Clinton's old law firm boss, and the Stevens group banking company.

It all began in the late 1970s when Jimmy Carter's best friend and campaign manager Bert Lance was forced out of the administration due to financial scandal.

Lance had assets but needed someone to buy them to bail him out of trouble. Mocktar Riady came to the rescue with the aid of the Stevens group in Little Rock to facilitate the deal.

What was the Riady family doing in Little Rock in the first place? The Riady family already owned the largest bank in S.E. Asia. They were billionaires. If they wanted a banking tie to the U.S. wouldn't it make sense to team up with a bank on the coast, in Los Angeles or San Francisco?

So we as the question: Why Little Rock?

During the 1980's the father and son Riady team actually worked, lived, and invested in Arkansas. Mocktar, the father, is not a U.S. citizen and has moved back to Jakarta.

James, his son, became a naturalized citizen and remained in the U.S. It was apparently obvious to them that the up and coming Governor Bill Clinton was presidential material.

John Wang, one of the Lippo group corporate officers, also lived in Arkansas, and that's how they all got to know Bill and Hillary Clinton, Rose Law Firm principles like Webster Hubbell, Bruce Lindsay, Vince Foster and many others.

The Riadys have not abandoned their links to Indonesia and leaders like General Sue-hart-o. It is well known that the business practices in Indonesia are far different than those in the U.S.

To succeed you must be Chinese and you must cut General Sue-hart-o in on the deal.

Nor have they abandoned their business interests in S.E. Asia. In fact, the Lippo Real Estate and banking interests have grown steadily during this period. And as Bill Clinton made his bid for the presidency, General Sue-hart-o's connections in Arkansas began to pay off.

Remember the results of the New Hampshire Primary back in 1992?

Bill Clinton bombed. James Carville has told the story of how he was paying campaign bills on his own personal credit card. Then virtually everything changed overnight as the result of a $3.5 million loan from the Stevens/Riady owned Worthen Bank (now Boatmens) which enabled the campaign to turn around, right from Arkansas.

Suddenly in the 1990s with the ascendency of the Clintons we also observe many Clinton contacts from Little Rock being placed in positions dealing with international relations and commerce, despite the fact none had any experience in those areas.

Keep in mind that Indonesians operate differently than we do in this country. To gain influence they do favors for the friends of the ones they are trying to influence.

Now, Isn't it nice to have friends with money in Indonesia?

After the election, Ron Brown requested and received an appointment as Secretary of Commerce, and John Wang was his deputy.

Wang has become a naturalized U.S. citizen and is granted a full security clearance by the White House with no background check, despite complaints by FBI Agent Gary Aldrich about security breaches.

Upon leaving the Lippo Group he also receives nearly $900,000 in severance.

Wang later moved on to the Democratic National Committee as it's chief fund-raiser, and was granted a continued security clearance by the White House, even though he was no longer a government employee.

Wang was one of the best fund-raisers the DNC ever had. About $1.5 million of the vast millions he raised have been returned (likely with instructions on how to funnel it back) after disclosures in the press pointed out the foreign source of the funds.

It is estimated that more than half the funds in the DNC, the Clinton campaign, and in the Clinton defense fund were all from Indonesian sources.

The most important aspect of all this is that Wang appears to have had other activities while in the Commerce Department and at the DNC. Phone records and other documents obtained by congressional investigative committees reveal that Wang never stopped his involvement with Lippo or with foreign entities.

Trade missions became a great way to raise funds, all at the direction of Wang. Secretary Brown would take businessmen on foreign trade missions after appropriate donations were made. Many different deals were put together in various parts of the world, but there is one deal that is significant to the story of the new Utah national monument.

Ed Luppberger, the CEO of Entergy Corporation with offices in New Orleans and Little Rock funneled at least $330,000 to the DNC from 1994 to the present.

Luppberger was included in a trade mission trip to China in 1995.

Lupp-berger had previous ties to the Clintons and Lippo.

During the trip to China he struck a deal worth billions. Entergy and Lippo would jointly develop a coal-burning power plant in China, and Entergy was made part of a consortium of companies building more such plants throughout the Indonesian islands.

With arrangements made by Secretary Brown, Mission Energy in California was given a third of the ownership. In a recent bid to construct a coal-burning power plant, Mission Energy specified that the plant must burn imported coal.

Curious isn't it?

A more significant development is just coming to light in recent weeks.

You see, Lippo may not be the Lippo we think it is. It was sold in 1992 to China Resources Incorporated.

According to the London Telegraph, China Resources Incorporated is well known in intelligence circles as being owned by Chinese military intelligence.

All of which could mean that John Wang was working for Chinese military intelligence at the time he was appointed to the U.S. Commerce Department.

This would explain the daily phone calls from Wang's office in Commerce to Lippo and to Indonesian contacts, and it would also explain his efforts to normalize relations with Vietnam and maintain Most Favored Nation status for China.

Recent reports by the Washington Times and Associated Press indicate that John Wang apparently violated conflict-of-interest laws by joining the administration's Indonesia Advocacy-Finance Working Group as soon as he went to work at the Commerce Department.

The federally backed projects of the group included several deals worth mentioning Commerce documents identify the "Andrew Young project" as the award to Law Environmental, Inc. of Atlanta for design of water, electrical, telephone, and sewage at Lippo's multi-billion-dollar CarReeTa Bay Resort.

Andrew Young is the former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. and former Atlanta Mayor. Also negotiated by the working group was a $300 million partnership between Lippo and Kmart Stores of Troy, Michigan.

Another partnership was arranged between Lippo Life and Protective Life Corporation of Birmingham, Alabama. And a billion-dollar deal was struck between J.C. Penney and Lippo Malls.

There are many who are suggesting that Wang may indeed have been a spy for China. If not, it is at least very disturbing that he was given access to significant information and had a top security clearance before and after his employment at the Commerce Department.

A letter from Commerce Secretary Mickey Kantor dated January 12, 1997 revealed information that implies our nation has been compromised.

Apparently Wang got a weekly intelligence briefing about China from the Central Intelligence Agency. In fact, a review of Wang's appointment calendars show that he made corresponding calls to his former employer, the Lippo Group, after each CIA briefing.

What other deals for Indonesians have been made with the blessing of President Clinton? A Thai businesswoman, Pauline Con-Chana-Luck, who donated heavily visited the White House at least 26 times and brought other Thai business executives to small coffee meetings with the president.

Long-time Clinton ally Charles Yah Lin Tree brought a Chinese arms dealer to a meeting with the president. He also brought $640,000 to the Clinton defense fund, which is really like giving money personally to the president for his personal use.

The money came from a cult in Taiwan led by a woman who calls herself a supreme being! It represents over one third of all the money in the fund, and it was returned only because the press was about to reveal the story.

Prior to 1993 Tree operated a Little Rock restaurant frequented by Governor Clinton. Now he has an international trade consulting firm - interesting rags to riches story.

In fact, the Wall Street Journal reported a Hong Kong fund-raising event headed by Tree and attended by Commerce Secretary Brown in October 1995.

The guests at the dinner were primarily from Hong Kong, Macau, and China.

They were asked to make donations to the Clinton Campaign by Tree, a direct violation of federal law.

Clinton aides effectively conceded that coffee gatherings at the White House during the residential campaign were designed to solicit financial and political support from some of the wealthiest and most influential corporate executives in the world.

Yet they, and the president, vehemently defend the practice. The fund-raising, widely reported in the press, was not limited to coffees. It included the sale of tennis and golf matches with the president, a night stay at the White House complete with midnight tour led by the president, the sale of trips on Air Force Once, and the ability to buy ones way into a trade mission where billion-dollar deals might be struck with the help of the Commerce Department.

In 1993 President Clinton received a letter from the Riadys asking for normalization of trade relations with Vietnam. I'm sure the request had nothing to do with the fact that the Riadys were moving their $7 billion real estate and investment firm into Vietnam.

Interestingly, President Clinton ended the trade embargo placed on Vietnam

30 years ago in 1994. Nice to have friends in high places. Or perhaps, nice to have friends you've bought and paid for in high places.

Don't forget that President Clinton promised not to normalize relations with Vietnam until every POW/MIA was accounted for during his initial campaign.

Isn't it interesting that the push for normalization of relations with Vietnam began just days after John Wang became employed in the Commerce Department? Wang began lobbying for the change of policy just days after his new assignment, which would seem a clear conflict of interest considering his former employer was also pushing for this.

Of course I'm sure it is only coincidence that Wang arranged for millions in illegal campaign donations right at the time the Utah monument was established.

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The Utah Coal Lockup: A trillion dollar Lippo payoff?
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 Friday, 12-Jan-01 01:16:37

      24.14.28.77 writes:

      Riady Admits Illegally Funding Clinton

      NewsMax.com
      Friday, Jan. 12, 2001

      Indonesian billionaire James Riady has agreed to pay a record
      $8.6 million criminal fine for illegally funding Bill Clinton's 1992
      presidential campaign, the Justice Department said Thursday
      night.

      According to the Associated Press and other wire services:

      In a plea bargain filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles,
      Riady agreed to plead guilty to one felony count of conspiracy
      for concealing foreign contributions, which are illegal in the U.S.
      He will not face jail time.

      The government's court filing said the goal of the contributions
      was to buy influence for Lippo Group and LippoBank.

      Riady is to surrender and come to the U.S. at an unspecified
      future date - even though there is no extradition treaty between
      Indonesia and the United States. Fox News reported he was
      expected to fly from Indonesia to Los Angeles for a court
      appearance Tuesday.

      An FBI summary released last year said Democrat fund-raiser
      John Huang, a Riady employee, reported that in 1992 Riady told
      Clinton during a limousine ride that he wanted to raise $1 million
      for his campaign. Huang pleaded guilty to a campaign financing
      felony and has been cooperating with the government since
      August 1999.

      Last April, Clinton told federal investigators he did not have "a
      specific recollection of what the conversation was, or this fact of
      the car ride.'' He said all he could remember was seeing Riady
      "sometime in '92 after I became the nominee,'' and that Riady
      promised to help his campaign.

      LippoBank California, a bank affiliated with Riady's Lippo
      Group, agreed to plead guilty to 86 misdemeanor accounts
      charging that its agents, Riady and Huang, made illegal foreign
      campaign contributions from 1988 through 1994. Riady also
      agreed to assist with the government's inquiry.

      Riady is one of 26 people and two corporations so far charged
      by Justice's campaign finance task force, established four years
      ago.

      The Ray Connection

      A Justice Department official said that independent counsel
      Robert Ray, who is investigating Clinton on other matters, was
      consulted and indicated that the plea bargain was consistent
      with the interests of his investigation, which does not include
      campaign financing.

      Ray's office has prosecuted former Justice official and Clinton
      friend Webster Hubbell, and has looked into whether payments
      to him, including $100,000 from Lippo Group after he resigned,
      were designed to keep him from testifying against Clinton or his
      wife, Hillary.

      Read more on this subject in related Hot Topics:
      Clinton Scandals
      SOURCE:
      http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/1/11/215311.shtml

U.S. Pays for Clinton-Riady-China Connection

Charles R. Smith
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001

Bill Clinton shares a close financial relationship with Moctar Riady, the Indonesian billionaire owner of Lippo Group. According to testimony before Sen. Fred Thompson, the Lippo Group is in fact a joint venture of China Resources, a trading and holding company "wholly owned" by the Chinese communist government and used as a front for espionage operations.

In 1993, before Bill Clinton was sworn into office, Lippobank Vice Chairman John Huang sought out DNC chairman Ron Brown. Huang, a major Riady-backed Clinton fund-raiser, sought to leave his six-figure job at Lippo to work as an underpaid U.S. government employee under Brown.

In a January 1993 letter addressed to DNC headquarters, Huang wrote to Brown for a meeting with Lippo CEO Riady. The letter was obtained from the U.S. Commerce Department using the Freedom of Information Act.

"Daer [sic] Ron," wrote Huang in a poorly written letter filled with broken English. "Congratulations for great performance during yesterday Senate hearing. I was watching it in the Senate Russell Building and came away with the strong feeling that you will do an outstanding job as the Secretary of the Department of Commerce in the coming years.

"I was trying to reach you. But there were too many people there and I was not successful to do it," noted Huang. "What I really want to do is to identify a convenient time in the coming week to arrange a meeting between you and Dr. Moctar Riady, our Group Chairman."

Shortly after the letter, Huang took a pay cut, entered his new position at the U.S. Commerce Department and accepted a huge bonus check from the Lippo Group. It was during his stay at Commerce that Huang received 37 secret briefings with the CIA.

In August 1994, CIA agents attended the "TPCC" or "Trade Policy Coordinating Committee" meeting with Huang. The subject of the CIA meeting was U.S. government-financed trade deals that contained "first family involvement" or illegal payments made to relatives of then Indonesian dictator Suharto.

According to documents obtained using the Freedom of Information Act, one project – the Edison/GE coal-fired Paiton power plant – had problems with a $50 million payment to Suharto's youngest daughter, Titek Prabowo, and her brother-in-law, Hashim Djojohadikusumo. The power plant had encountered difficulties with financing because the Asian Development Bank (ADB) knew it contained money for a Suharto family member. Directly after meeting with the CIA, Huang proceeded to place a three-hour call to his former employer, Lippo Group.

The newly released Commerce Department documents show that Huang, James Riady (son of Moctar Riady), Brown, and "brother-in-law" Hashim all met together in November 1994 – after Huang made the long-distance phone call to Lippo in August. The meeting took place inside Indonesia and was sponsored by James Riady and Hashim Djojohadikusumo.

Directly after that meeting, Bill Clinton endorsed the Edison project, and he signed a trade agreement to supply Indonesia with electric power using U.S. taxpayer loans. The trade agreement was worth billions to U.S. corporations such as Mission Energy and General Electric.

"As markets expand, as information flows, the roots of an open society will grow and strengthen and contribute to stability," stated President Clinton during the 1994 signing in Jakarta.

It is no coincidence that Lippo Group was also Hashim's financial backer in his sulfur-free coal mine. Hashim obtained a no-cut, no-bid contract to supply the coal to the Edison/GE Paiton power plant. According to State Department cables, Hashim's no-bid contract was characterized the Achilles heel of the power plant, forcing the Paiton plant to sell electricity at a huge loss.

In the end, the Suharto corruption quietly killed the $50 million financing, and the Asian Development Bank refused to make the instant loan to Suharto's daughter. Lippo partner Edison Mission Energy convinced the Clinton administration to financially back the project. In 1995, the Brown-led Commerce Department found financing for the power plant through the U.S. taxpayer.

In April 1995, the Export-Import Bank of Japan, the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) of the United States, and eight commercial banks provided $1.82 billion in limited recourse project debt to Edison's Paiton project. According to State Department cables, the financial support by OPIC was not without risk.

"OPIC's combined exposure in Indonesia is close to USD 1 billion, or 5 percent of OPIC's global exposure, all in the electric power sector. As such, resolution of potential insurance claims and/or actions could result in 'an adverse material impact' on OPIC finances," notes the cable from the U.S. ambassador to Indonesia.

Despite being faced with a possible bailout due to huge losses, OPIC continued to back power deals inside Indonesia. The Commerce documents note that during the Clinton years, Indonesian dictator Suharto contracted for 26 U.S. taxpayer-sponsored power projects while his impoverished nation could afford only one such plant.

According to State Department documents, Unocal, Calenergy and El Paso Energy were all subject to "corruption, collusion and nepotism" in several other billion-dollar power plant deals with the Suharto government. One State Department cable included an entire section titled "Dealing with unwanted partners."

"Unocal executives told resources officer that the firm is close to reaching a deal with its partner, PT Nusamba (controlled by former President Soeharto [Suharto] crony Bob Hasan) to sever ties in two production sharing contracts (PSC) in East Kalimantan and East Java," notes another State Department cable.

"According to Unocal, Nusamba put USD 20 million into Gunung Salak, and it would be difficult, due to the financial structuring of the deal, to undo the partnership."

The U.S. government documents show that from the gas pump to the electric outlet, every global consumer pays for corruption inside the energy industry. The state Indonesian Power Co., PLN, estimated that it lost more than $18 billion from Suharto corruption inside power plant contracts.

For example, in April 1996 U.S. Ambassador Barry wrote, "Java Power Company has obtained a USD 1.7 billion financing package for its 2 X 610 coal fired Paiton Swasta II power plant.

"Java Power Company is 50 percent owned by Siemens Power, 35 percent Powergen PLC of the UK and 15 percent by PT Bumiperitwi Tatapradipta. The latter is a subsidiary of the Bimantara Group controlled by Bambang Trihatmodjo, President Soeharto's second son," wrote Barry.

How much "corruption, collusion and nepotism" remains hidden inside the U.S. energy bill may never be known. Even the largest energy producers, such as Exxon, were not above paying off Suharto. According to documents found in Huang's office, Exxon's $34 billion Natuna sea gas deal with Indonesia was laced with "first family involvement." A 2001 Freedom of Information response from the U.S. Commerce Department noted that the exact amount of money that Exxon paid to the Suharto regime must remain secret.

In 1996 Clinton issued an executive order creating the 1.7 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah, rendering the "low sulfur" coal deposit off limits for commercial mining. The move, for all practical purposes, gave Beijing control of the world's only sulfur free coal through its Lippo Group partner.

In 1999 the Edison Paiton project was declared illegal using many of the documents discovered and cited in this article. Today, the Paiton electric power plant is silent, closed after an audit revealed $280 million missing. Indonesia cannot afford and does not need the coal-fired electric power plant in east Java.

America, too, is suffering. The California taxpayer is being asked to bail out some of the very same energy companies that also paid billions in illegal deals to the corrupt Suharto regime. The U.S. consumer is also stuck, paying staggering bills for electric power, while stockholders suffer losses in the faltering energy companies.

In 1999, Huang pleaded guilty to federal charges of making illegal political contributions to the Clinton-Gore campaign. Huang took the Fifth Amendment more than 2,000 times when asked by Larry Klayman of Judicial Watch if he had ties to Chinese intelligence.

The son of Lippo founder Moctar Riady, James Riady, also recently pleaded guilty for passing illegal donations to the Clinton-Gore political campaigns. Riady's plea, however, is pending approval by the new attorney general. Riady's plea includes the promise to tell all.

In the 1990s, agents working for the communist Chinese MID, or Military Intelligence Department, penetrated the American White House at the highest level. China Resources investments in Lippo grew during the course of the Clinton administration, coinciding directly with the illegal six-figure Lippo contributions to Clinton's cash machine. The money lines between Beijing and Bill Clinton all meet at an unused electric power plant in east Java.

The Clinton power bill has come due.

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/1/31/185632.shtml

Why Waco?
As best as I can find it was Bernard Rapoport (Waco, Texas) who
sells all the life insurance to Teamsters Union members and is of
course connected to the Chicago Mafia, Dan Rostenkowski, Hillary
Clinton, Hubbell, Dan Lasater, Mochtar Riady, John Huang, the
Chinese Communist and the whole Opium-China-CIA connection going
back I guess to the Boxer rebellion.
[snip]
http://www.konformist.com/vault/wacodrug.htm

HUBBELL TIED TO CHINA PROJECT ENDORSED BY ADMINISTRATION
In the months after Webster Hubbell was forced to resign to face a criminal investigation in 1994, the former associate attorney general received more than $400,000 from about a dozen enterprises, including the organizers of a multibillion-dollar development in China that received the endorsement of the Clinton administration, according to associates of Hubbell and to government records. Some payments to Hubbell came from businesses controlled by old friends and campaign donors of President Clinton, according to the friends and witnesses interviewed by investigators. Many of those who paid Hubbell, a former law partner of Hillary Rodham Clinton and one of the Clintons' closest friends, were regulars at the White House fund-raising coffees or overnight guests in the Lincoln Bedroom.
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=980DE5DB1330F935A35750C0A961958260

Clinton has denied knowing anything about the Lippo payment to Hubbell. Earlier this month, Davis, the special White House counsel, said Clinton "never asked or suggested that anyone hire Webb Hubbell." But he added that Clinton thinks that "at some point he may have heard Bernard Rapoport (Waco, TX)  or Truman Arnold (Texarkana, AR), or both, who are old friends of the president . . . hired or intended to hire Mr. Hubbell."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/campfin/stories/cf032397.htm

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