Ann Coulter was part of a secret cabal which she adroitly called “a small, tightly-knit conspiracy.” The conspirators, whom Coulter impishly called “elves,” sought to bring down the Clinton presidency.
That was their sole goal: The demise of Bill Clinton’s presidency.
The conspirators, with Coulter as the crucial connection, were involved in both the Paula Jones lawsuit against Bill Clinton and the disposition of tapes of Monica Lewinsky secretly recorded by Linda Tripp. They sought to destroy Clinton’s presidency, but they also sought to keep their involvement totally secret, for reasons which will become apparent in the course of this series of columns.
But it gets one thing wrong: “After Paula Jones filed her lawsuit, Coulter became an unpaid legal advisor on the case, working for Jones’ head lawyer Joseph Cammarata writing legal briefs.”
In reality, Cammarata knew nothing about the involvement of Coulter and the other elves in the Jones case. In fact, the elves actively sought to undermine an out-of-court settlement that Jones desperately desired. And they sought to do so under a cloak of darkness.
Newsweek also reports that George Conway (one of the elves) enlisted his friend, Coulter, into the cabal.
And it was Coulter who personally sabotaged the Jones case by leaking attorney-client privileged information to the press. Why? She said:
“I thought if I leaked the distinguishing characteristic it would show bad faith in negotiations. [Clinton lawyer] Bob Bennett would think Jones had leaked it. Cammarata would know he himself hadn’t leaked it and would get mad at Bennett. It might stall negotiations enough for me to get through to [Jones adviser] Susan Carpenter-McMillan to tell her that I thought settling would hurt Paula, that this would ruin her reputation, and that there were other lawyers working for her.”
As reported by Michael Isikofff, the elves "were terrified that Jones would settle. It was contrary to our purpose of bringing down the President."
Coulter recommended her close friend, Jim Moody, to act as attorney for Linda Tripp. Despite the conflict of interest, Moody gave Tripp’s tape to Coulter. Tripp, who never authorized Coulter to hear those tapes, testified that she heard rumors that Coulter had copied those tapes. According to the IOC, one or more of those tapes may have been tampered with. By whom?
Remember: Coulter boasted that she “got a bestseller out of it.” Indeed, impeachment skyrocketed Coulter to stardom.
Later, Coulter claimed that it was all for Paula Jones’ benefit and not to “get the President!”
[This is the first in a multi-part series providing background and undisclosed details related to the impeachment of Bill Clinton.]