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Who is Ed Mezvinsky and Why is He So Important to the Clinton Crime Family?

The Clinton Crime Family knows no bounds. And, is inextricably linked to Edward “Ed” Mezvinsky, a former Democratic congressman who represented Iowa’s 1st congressional district from 1973-1977.

More significantly, he sat on the House Judiciary Committee and voted for all three articles of impeachment against former president Richard Nixon. In 1974, TIME reported Mezvinsky saying that Nixon should be held “to account for the gross abuse of office.”

At the same time, the then 27-year-old Hillary Clinton got herself hired and fired by the same Judiciary Committee. According to Jerry Zeifman, a long-time Democrat and 17-year-long congressional staffer who supervised Hillary:

“Because she was a liar. She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”

Hillary was fired for lying to her superior, and for her unethical behavior in conspiring to deny legal counsel to Richard Nixon during the hearings.

Yet– no one seems to talk about her willingness to forgo due process and circumvent the Constitution. It should not be a surprise that her behavior has not changed 42 years later. 

Back to Mezvinsky, who had an affair with NBC News reporter Marjorie Sue Margolies, which prompted his wife divorced him and the loss of his congressional seat. He ended up marrying Margolies, who next ran for Congress and served one term from 1993-1995. (She was one of 34 democrats defeated in the 1994 Election dubbed the “Republican Revolution.”

By 1993, Bill Clinton was in the White House and Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky was a freshman Democrat in Congress. But even more significant– was that she cast the deciding vote, which pushed through Congress Bill Clinton’s controversial tax bill.

Fast-forward to 2001, and Ed Mezvinsky was indicted (and pled guilty) to 31 of 69 counts of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud. He was finally caught embezzling more than $10 million through a Ponzi scheme he devised involving a Nigerian e-mail scam. He was sentenced to 80 months in federal prison (6.66 years), but served less than five. After his release and probation, he still owes $9.4 million in restitution.

The Clinton Foundation surely has enough funds to cover his debts. After all, Medvinsky is a long-time friend of the Clintons. Not to mention, since 2010, actually, family.

Ed Medvinsky’s son, Marc, is Chelsea Clinton’s husband.

The Houston Chronicle reported that the Chelsea’s and her husband’s parents’ lives were personally and politically intertwined for decades, well before they announced their engagement in 2009. It writes:

The Clintons and Mezvinskys have long been political allies and friends.

In 1993, Margolies-Mezvinsky, then a freshman Democrat, cast the vote that got President Bill Clinton’s controversial tax package through the House of Representatives.

“She earned an honored place in history, with a vote she shouldn’t have had to cast,” Bill Clinton wrote in “My Life,” his 2004 memoir.

On a darker note, federal prosecutors said Ed Mezvinsky habitually dropped the Clintons’ names and boasted of their friendship during the 1990s as he defrauded friends, family members and institutions out of more than $10 million.

Ed Mezvinsky was sentenced in 2003 to serve 80 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to a massive fraud that prosecutors said amounted to a Ponzi scheme. He was released from custody in April 2008, but remains under federal probation supervision.

Both he and his wife were forced into bankruptcy, and they quietly divorced in 2007, court records show.

Margolies-Mezvinsky was not implicated in any wrongdoing, but the scandal effectively ended her political ambitions. She founded and remains at the helm of Women’s Campaign International, a nonprofit dedicated to the political empowerment of women.

Ironically, the new Mezvinsky couple was able to purchase a $10.5 million apartment in New York City– $1.1 million more than what their father-in-law owes.

Sadly, the crime saga continues, as Clinton Cash and numerous reports reveal. The only question is when will Americans send Hillary to prison, following the footsteps of her daughter’s father-in-law, Ed Mezvinsky?

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Bethany Blankley

Bethany Blankley is a political analyst for Fox News Radio and has appeared on television and radio programs nationwide. She writes about political, cultural, and religious issues in America from the perspective of an evangelical and former communications staffer. She was a communications strategist for four U.S. Senators, one U.S. Congressman, a former New York governor, and several non-profits. She earned her MA in Theology from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland and her BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland. Follow her @bethanyblankley facebook.com/BlankleyBethany/ & BethanyBlankley.com.

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