About the Series
The story you're about to read is true, but unlike the words used in the
opening of the old Dragnet television series, the names have not been
changed to protect anyone...not one letter.
Fraudulent Senator is a seven-part series that examines the 2000
senatorial campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Specifically, the series
investigates the political and criminal aspects surrounding a star-studded
fundraising event and concert coordinated, underwritten and produced by West Coast
businessman Peter Paul, an event the Federal Election Commission has come to
call "Event 39" in its documents of record.
Event 39, conceived by Peter Paul as a gateway to a corporate
promotional project utilizing the star-power of a former President of the
United States, was designed to honor then out-going President Bill Clinton
while helping to financially support the senatorial campaign of then First
Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. In return Paul would be guaranteed the
president's commitment to participate in a business venture with Paul after he left
What developed was the single biggest incident of campaign
finance fraud in US history and a coordinated cover-up that stretched from
the halls of justice to Capitol Hill to the mainstream media.
Using official documents from the Federal Elections
Commission and documents deemed factual by the California Supreme Court,
Joan Swirsky, Justin Darr, A.J. DiCintio, Noel Sheppard and Frank Salvato,
five prominent new media writers regularly published in The New Media
Journal and other noted new media publications, set out to examine Event
39, the people and institutions involved and the legal and political
actualities, implications and ramifications.
Using the documents to divine the facts, each writer
conducted an independent investigation into the matter. What they came up
with - independent of each other's investigations - is, in total, a
cohesive, fact-based portrait of a true "culture of corruption" that has
influenced our government for over 15 years.
Access to Documents, Photographs and Other Resources
Below you will find links to websites that house many - but not all - of the
documents used in the research of this series: