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originally posted by: tigertatzen
a reply to: The GUT
I hadn't thought about that angle, and that would help explain the apparent lack of real chemistry between them.
However, two things make me say probably not. First, she's not exactly wildly attractive...a honey pot would definitely be, well...tempting. Second, it's not like he's throwing himself at her and she's keeping him at arm's length. There's nothing there. From either of them. No fire, no sexiness...he's as uninterested in her as she is in him.
Priestap has a wife, Sabina Menschel, "the current head of the D.C. office of Nardello & Co [...], the top private-eye firm in the Beltway," whose father, Richard Menschel, is a Goldman Sachs investment banker, art collector and philanthropist.
Inslaw Inc is an information technology firm which developed the famous PROMIS software, an NCIC-type tracking technology incorporating numerous databases such as court records, financial institutions, and utility companies. Inslaw was forced into bankruptcy in 1985 because the US Justice Dept., which contracted to purchase it, renigned on its obligations. Pirated versions of the software were sold by US intelligence worldwide to 88 foreign intelligence agencies, and other organizations such as banks, which included a "backdoor" for US intelligence to hack into. Hillary Clinton was the intellectual property lawyer for a company that obtained and marketed copies of the stolen PROMIS software.
That company was Systematics Inc, of Little Rock Arkansas, now known as Alltel. Systematics was founded by Jackson Stephens of Stephens Inc., owners of Worthen Banking Corporation which bankrolled Bill Clinton's 1992 Presidential election campaign. Stephen's was also co-owner, along with the Lippo Group (the Riady family) of the American branch of BCCI which laundered drugs and arms sales in the Iran-Contra scandal. Systematics had an interest in further developing and marketing the stolen PROMIS software worldwide, with its hidden "backdoor" for US intelligence hackers, to monitor in real time financial transactions and money laundering at banks throughout the world. That backdoor can also be used by intelligence service hackers or others in possession of the program to launder money themselves.
Systematics Incorporated was a data processing company acquired in 1968 by Arkansas superinvestor Jackson T. Stephens. In 1990 it was sold to Alltel Corporation, and today is a part of Fidelity Information Systems.
Fidelity Information Systems still uses the name 'Systematics' as the name of a retail banking software product suite.
Systematics employees have held two reunions, most recently the 40th Anniversary Reunion in 2008. Pictures from both reunions and current information about former employees is available at the website - www.sireunion.org.
One of the lawyers Stephens hired to represent the company was a bright young attorney named Hillary Rodham. After she joined the Rose Law Firm, Stephens employed the firm and engaged its partners — including the now-married Hillary Rodham Clinton, Vince Foster and Webster Hubbell — in several of his ventures.
Systematics was founded in 1968 by University of Arkansas graduate Walter Smiley, who learned of the high software costs and other difficulties faced by small banks in trying to use data processing software from his experiences working with IBM and in the banking industry. Smiley recognized a niche that could be filled for medium-sized banks in this space, and sought funding to start his own company. Through Jon Jacoby, Smiley was introduced to the Stephens family, who agreed to invest $400,000 in Walter and Systematics in return for 80% equity stake.
Caroline is survived by her husband of forty-two years, Jon Jacoby of Little Rock, and her daughters, Mary Barstow Jacoby Simpson of Washington, D.C.; Elizabeth Bampfield Jacoby Cook, and Susannah Swinton Jacoby, both of Little Rock, five grandchildren, and three sons-in-law.
Mary Jacoby has never worked on a political campaign before -- though she did once work as a file clerk at Hillary Clinton's Rose Law Firm, subject of the Whitewater investigation, according to 1996 reports -- and has extensive experience as a political reporter.