Most of us here vaguely remember the Clinton name being tied to A scandal called "Whitewater"- I personally never fully understood what one of the prime contenders for the Presidency, one Hillary Rodham Clinton was up to in that day- it was as if her and her husband were exonerated of any crime and it was all just A publicity stunt by the Republicans-
I read the following story by Jeffrey St. Clair at Counterpunch and found out quite A bit that wasn't covered by the media of the day.....
"From 1993 to 2001, Alexander Cockburn and I wrote dozens of articles on the political corruption of Bill and Hillary Clinton and their cronies in DC and Arkansas. In many ways, those years represented the golden age of political journalism, with a fresh scandal ripening each month. As Hillary cruises toward the Democratic nomination, if not the White House, it’s time to dig into the Clinton Files and resurrect the stories of sleaze, malfeasance and transgression from that feculent decade". — JSC
"Of the thousands of stories written about the Whitewater scandal, some 90 percent have concerned themselves with the cover-up question: if or how the Clinton White House suppressed evidence in the wake of Vince Foster’s suicide. Almost all the remaining stories deal with the efforts of Governor Bill and the First Lady of Arkansas to keep their friend James McDougal’s Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan afloat. Meanwhile, one of the great untold stories of Whitewater is the chummy nexus of the Clintons and big timber, which may have played a role in the original Whitewater Estates deal and certainly was evidenced in a subsequent transaction that amounted to a last-ditch effort to save the Whitewater Development Corporation from bankruptcy".
Paper Trails: Big Timber, the Clintons and the Origins of the Whitewater Scandal
by Jeffrey St. Clair