The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House

The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House

by Barbara Olson

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Overview

Olson turns her razor sharp vision on the Clintons' shocking excesses in their final days of office: the outrageous pardons to political cronies and friends, the looting of the White House, the executive orders that were sheer abuses of presidential power, the presidential library that is becoming a massive boondoogle of vanity more appropriate for a Third World dictator, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780895261250
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2003
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 258
Sales rank: 1,297,712
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Former federal prosecutor Barbara Olson served as the Chief Investigative Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, where she spearheaded the investigation of the Clinton administration's travel office firings and eventually uncovered the explosive "filegate" scandal. She also served as the Principal Assistant General Counsel and Solicitor to the House.

Barbara Olson was killed on September 11, 2001, when the airplane she had just boarded for Los Angeles was hijacked by terrorists and crashed into the Pentagon. Though invariably charming and gracious, Barbara was both passionate and courageous. She held strong opinions, and nobody who was in the same room with her ever had any doubt about what she believed. She did not apologize for what she thought or said, and she always spoke her mind articulately and clearly. Barbara Olson was a champion of freedom. And she was a champion of the rule of law--of the need to maintain a free and civil society by means of a well-defined body of law that protects the individual from government tyranny. All of us at Regnery Publishing are deeply saddened by the loss of our author and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband, Solicitor General Ted Olson, and the thousands of other relatives and friends who have lost their loved ones in the terrorist attacks on our country.

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The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
kkirkhoff on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Stroke of a pen, law of the land"- Bill ClintonThis was the attitude of the Clintons during their final days in office. They had absolute control over monuments, land grabs, and pardons.Barbara Olson does a masterful job detailing the things done by the Clintons (usually Bill) in the last few days of his administration. What impressed me the most is the level of detail that is presented on each topic. This was something that I had not been presented with from the standard media outlets.Olson explains the pardon process and why this president's pardons were so unusual. He bypassed or ignored the Justice Department. He submitted numerous pardons the morning of the inaguration guaranteeing they wouldn't be looked into with any great detail, if at all.He pardoned drug smugglers. It's hard to be tough on the drug world when we release their kingpins back onto the streets.Olson went into great depth on who Marc Rich was, what his businesses were, why he was in trouble, and why it was such a travesty to pardon him. You just don't pardon people who haven't even had a trial yet.There was an enormous amount of land that was commandeered by the Federal Government without anyone getting a say on it.The Clinton family gets in on the party also. Roger Clinton and Hugh Rodham take up a couple of chapters.Finally, we see quotes from a lot of Clinton apologists and Democratic big-wigs displaying their disappointment and outright anger at the President for getting around the system. It was obvious that since Bill was no longer president, they didn't need to stick up for him anymore.There was also much analysis done on the op-ed piece that Bill wrote expaining the pardons. This was truly a spinmeister work of art. As one columnist put it, "Four excuses, eight lies."I enjoyed reading this book. Not because it bashed the Clintons, yet again. But it explained in great detail why people inside the Beltway were so appalled and upset at what was done by the Clintons during their final days in power. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in one of the few things the President of the United States has absolute authority over with no veto possible.
taraDS More than 1 year ago
To see the evil of two people who only care about themselves and taking money that they had no rights to. It also shows how politicians take take take and owe favors and lie like a lying rug. I suggest all people who want to know the truth read this book. Awful people, I don't know how they could lay their heads on the pillow except they have no conscience. You can see how Clinton really worked towards Agenda 21 even then.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book finally tells the whole truth about the Clintons
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though the facts are here, they are somewhat overshadowed by malice. Has this author ever heard of objectivity? I imagine that many Clinton-haters will swallow everything this book has to say without really tasting the bile of it's loathsome negativity. One reviewer stated that it takes a higher intelligence to believe what the author is saying. Well, I believe it, but I also find it morally reprehensible that Olson is obviously just trying to work her way into extreme right-wing circles by casting a ghastly shadow over merely negative events. As for intelligence, well, that's what it takes to see through the horrifying nature of this woman, who seemingly can't sleep at night without knowing what a bad man Bill Clinton is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Overall, the book has a conservative slant, but that's OK, since it does not claim to be a reference work. The facts presented to support the arguments in the book can't be reasonably denied, however. It's interesting that few of the negative reviews here attempt to deny those facts; they merely bluster on, attacking the author. Those reading these reviews to get a handle on the quality of the book should keep that in mind.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very interesting book. As an immigrant, I cannot understand why the American people allowed Clinton to continue as President. He was not an honorable man. This book has example after example of "dealings" that blemished the office.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The truth...sometimes it hurts. This book reveals all that was wrong with William Jefferson Clinton. A must read. In the end, character does count!
Guest More than 1 year ago
gives me reason enough to stay as far away from the book as possible. I certainly don't want to become any more 'contaminated' than I am already, and Hillary & Bill are STILL too close for comfort! Met them in person, once; actually once too many!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Barbara Olsen is not only a great investigator but a great writer! She sugar coats NOTHING and she doesn't and 'flavor' to spice up the facts and stories, she doesn't need to when the 'Clintonians' are the subjects either. Well done! Even I learned something I didn't before, and I thought I new everything the Clinton's pulled on the us. Should have went a few chapters into the PAYOFFS that they collected for our USA SECRETS they sold as well!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A true story about a disgraceful person and his wife and the flock of sheep who followed them blindly. 'Thank God they are gone' is what I am left thinking after I've read this one (the Clintons). This book will only be appreciated by readers with a higher level of intelligence and integrity.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book recounts Clinton's final days and perhaps some of his most abhorant acts. If Bill Clinton had done nothing else, the pardoning of Marc Rich and other associated bottom feeders would be enough to tell you the truth about Bill Clintons personality, but there is more.. I really really don't understand the criticisms from the lefties here that Barbara Olsen's own personal biases are reflected in the book. Where does it say, if one writes a book you arn't supposed to put in our own biases and thoughts ? If that were the case then we would only need one book on any topic as they would all be the same. It is silly to downgrade a books rating because it contains the authors biases, every book does. In fact it is the biases that make the book so enjoyable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another piece of Republican sour grapes with a rabid tone. Barbara Olsen fails to draw the line between fact and her own personal feelings. This book presents Ms. Olsen as a woman obssessed with the Clintons, but for all the wrong reasons. Spite and jealousy come through loud and clear, and aren't enough to make this book a decent read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is well-researched and Olson's statements are backed up by ample documentation. To those who attempt to claim that her tone is one of hatred here - I suppose anything which unveils the Clintons as they are is 'hate speech' to those who (for whatever reason) think they're wonderful. The problem with claiming that morals ('human frailties' as one 'reviewer' put it) don't count, is that once you open the door and look the other way, where do you draw the line? If lying to a jury (regardless of the subject matter) is fine, then theft must be o.k. too, and fraud, etc.... Character does matter - always. This book is a must read for those who don't rely on the media for their view of the Clintons but want the truth (something the Clintons couldn't seem to distinguish from a lie!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Barbara Olson completed her crusade to uphold the virtues and values of our Founding Fathers with this scholarly work. A timely and provocative account of a Chief Executive who shamelessly championed the cause of the Left. This book is a fitting tribute to a lady who lived and died for the cause of liberty. A must read for all Americans interested in the future of the Republic, learning from our mistakes, and preserving freedom as we know it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a true left-winger, I am disgusted at many of the policies of the Clinton administration, but Olson's book only reinforces the disengenous right-wing bias towards the man. Her work is often petty and unconvincing, and her motives skewed. You don't need a staunch right-winger to expose Clinton's travesties. His left-wing critics (such as Christopher Hitchens) provide a far more grounded and accurate depiction of his hypocracy. I am as liberal as Ms. Olson was conseravative, and feel that other accounts of the Clinton administration illustrate a much more accurate impression of his deceit. Her work eerily seems to imply their gravest fear...he was one of them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thought provoking. Barbara Olson provides a fresh and truthful account of the final days of the Clinton's White House. She backs up her opinions with hard facts. This book will not allow you to walk away. An informative review and a must read for those searching for the real truth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another piece of tripe from a republican hate monger willing to beleive any maliscous rumor to serve their purpose of hate.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a wrestling term, folks, not a literary one. 'No holes barred', however, is the title of a X-rated film. Surely you aren't comparing this book to an X-rated film?
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent read and revealing regarding the slime that covers modern politics. Claims of 'partisanship' from other reviewers should be balanced with their whining about indiscretions of past Republican Presidents. Hey...I'm willing to read those books, too, not complain about a black and white picture of the gray we are fed by Washington. Don't naysay until you actually read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is another example of not only yellow 'journalism' but pure bias masquarading as a journalistic endeavor. The book is nothing more than a final attempt to make money off of the Clinton-hater dittoheads who buy and believe anything that has a picture of Hillary under an ominous headline. Seriously, that conservatives buy this stuff is pathetic. This book's content is so unoriginal, you could attach the front cover of any Olson book to it and not notice a difference. And why must we praise someone who died? Barbara Olson didn't. Years after the death of Virginia Kelly, President Clinton's mother, Olson took time to label the woman as 'some barfly who got used by men.' Respecting Barbara Olson after her untimely death does disrespect to those who have died and earned respect. Conservatives should be happy she passed away, they can save $16 every five months from not buying new copies of the repetition in her 'books.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you loved this book, then you MUST READ 'Blinded by the Right.' It is another truely captivating tell-all written in the same great style. I couldn't put it down either!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book provides a perfect example for why we, the American people, must learn our lesson when it comes to electing public officials. William Jefferson Clinton displayed all of the symptoms of a womanizing, sex crazed maniac and yet 'we' elected him anyway. Barbra Olsen does a terrific job of laying out how President Clinton abused his authority during his term and lays the groundwork for why 'we' should know that Hillary Clinton was deeply involved in that process. Anyone considering votong for Hillary Clinton for any public office should read this book first.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Concerned American' (February 8) described this book perfectly. It is indeed 'no holes barred'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
God help a culture that thinks of morality only in terms of the all too human frailties of lust and greed attributed to the Clintons by professional haters while ignoring the breadth of arrogance and institutional venality corroding the current administration. How sad the fact that this author's memorial, all that her public life meant, stands awash in partisan venom.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wthout being disrespectful to the memory of one lost on 9/11 this book is sheer nonsense. The Clintons are small potatoes compared to our recent rude awakenings concerning Enron! My political activities are done from a love of my country not out of hatred of any particular individual. I fear this book was done with hatred not good as one's final act before leaving this life. A lot of the reviews here are also from that pit of hatred which I can only say reach to the blackest parts of humanity!