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1/2/96Ickes  Memo to POTUS - biweekly DNC report - re end of '95. Lists 3 POTUS coffees @ $400,000 each. Has the stamp "President has seen."

1/2/96Ickes  Memo to POTUS et all - re proposed DNC '96 budget.

1/5/96Fundraising  WH tapes feature DNC lunch at which Clinton talks more about ads, money.

1/5/96Fundraising  POTUS fundraiser in DC, projected take $400,000 & $150,000 for State party (Texas).

1/8/96DNC  Cover memo from Stern/Caplan to POTUS - presenting assorted others - including proposed '96 DNC budget, financial status, etc. On cover POTUS wrote "Let's discuss."

1/10/96Ickes  Memo to VP & POTUS re DNC operating & media budgets. Clinton's written response "We need to discuss this."

1/12/96Fundraiser  Nashville fundraiser with POTUS & VPOTUS - projected revenue $150,000.

1/17/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS.

1/17/96DNC  Memo for DNC staff re "Relation of DNC to Re-Election Campaign." It goes to some lengths to say ads CAN support President's positions and record - as long as specific candidate isn't mentioned. On the other hand "The DNC cannot pay for, or pay for the distribution of, Clinton/Gore bumper stickers, campaign literature, posters...."

1/19/96Fundraising  Evelyn Leiberman writes to Leon Panetta & Ickes re: adding more coffees to POTUS schedule and notes they may have to curtail briefing sessions with POTUS on other things to make room for all the fundraising.

1/25/96COFFEE  WH tapes feature White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS. Includes Ickes & Clinton walking, talking in hall before the event.

1/26/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS.

1/29/96Trie  Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie attended a DNC Finance Board of Directors luncheon at the White House with POTUS.

1/29/96Fundraising  WH Tapes feature extensive coverage of DNC Dinner at Hay-Adams. Rosen thanks everyone for help re $ for ads. Clinton talks more about the ads. "We run it in the areas with the largest numbers of persuadable voters given the money that we can afford to pay. And it has added not quite 50%. I'd say a third of the lead that we have over the Republicans on any given issue - if you see these polls, about a third of it is due to the media campaign..."

1/30/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS.

1/31/96Ickes  Memo to POTUS & VP re DNC estimated '96 budget.

2/5/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS

2/6/96Trie  On or about 2/6, Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie requested the DNC to arrange a private tour of the White House for Trie and two associates.

2/6/96Trie  Trie and a business associate attended a DNC coffee at the White House with the POTUS. The business associate was Wang Jun, arms dealer and head of PolyTechnologies, and son of the late Wang Zing, state VP of China.

2/6/96TV  Memo from Klain to VP Gore in preparation for his weekly meeting with POTUS notes, "As you know, we are about to be forced off the air by lack of funds at the DNC."

2/7/96Ickes  Memo from Ickes to POTUS lists 10 people who Marvin Rosen thinks will respond favorably to personal call for money by POTUS. Stamp notes "The President has seen." Accompanying call sheets make it very clear POTUS knew this DNC $ was going to be used for his campaign.

2/8/96Fundraiser  WH tapes show DNC dinner at WH. This is the night Telecom bill is signed. Clinton talks about it, and about the ads.

2/9/96Ickes  to POTUS re DNC major donor fundraising events & requests.

2/9/96Ickes   Harold Ickes writes another memo to Clinton and Gore, saying DNC finance chairman Marvin Rosen was confident that they could raise $125 million during the first ten months of 1996.

2/12/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS.

2/13/96COFFEE  WH tapes show White House Coffee with POTUS.

2/14/96Trie  On or about 2/14/96 an individual caused a wire in the amount of $150,000 from San Kin Yip Holdings Co. Ltd, Bank of China, Hong Kong Branch, into the bank account of Trie and a business associate from Macao at Riggs Bank in DC.

2/19/96Fundraiser  WH tapes feature Clinton speaking at DNC Business Council gathering (probably luncheon). Thanks Alan Solomont "for coming back on vacation for the trip to Florida and then up here." [sic]

2/19/96Trie  Two individuals wrote checks made payable to the DNC in the amounts of $12,500 from their personal bank accounts in California at the direction of Trie, for which they were later reimbursed by Antonio Pan.

2/19/96Huang  Trie and Pan, and a business associate from Macao, attended a DNC fundraising dinner with POTUS at Hay- Adams Hotel. This was John Huang's first big fundraiser after his move to DNC and was considered a success.

2/20/96Trie  Trie and Pan and a business associate from Macau, attended a DNC breakfast meeting with VPOTUS at the Hay-Adams Hotel in DC.

2/20/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS, attended by four Indian tribes.

2/21/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS.

2/21/96Fundraiser  WH tapes show DNC dinner at Hay-Adams. Clinton talks about the ads.

2/22/96Ickes  Memo to POTUS & VP re DNC funds. "Until the amounts of non-federal individuals funds are replenished, the DNC cannot buy media time."

2/22/96Morris/TV  At WH strategy meeting, Morris warns participants, "failure to advertise, is once again catching up with us." He again makes explicit the lack of dividing line between DNC & CG media efforts: "[I]f Dole is nominated, we need no additional CG $ for media before May 28 since we can attack Dole with DNC $."

2/22/96Pan  Antonio Pan opened a bank account in his name at the Amer-Asia Bank in Flushing, NY. At that time, Pan deposited $25,200 cash, and immediately purchased 5 cashier checks in the amount of $5k each made payable to Pan & Trie.

2/22/96COFFEE  WH tapes show this White House Coffee with POTUS.

2/26/96COFFEE  WH tapes show this White House Coffee with POTUS.

2/27/96Ickes  Memo to POTUS & VP re budgets for re-election effort and how much time they can devote to fundraising. Includes a Jan-October list of coffees & other fundraising plans.

2/28/96COFFEE  WH tapes show this White House Coffee with POTUS.

2/29/96COFFEE  WH tapes show this White House Coffee with POTUS. Includes Clinton reviewing the guests with briefer before walking in. Also cracking a joke as he sits down "You guys rewrite the farm bill?" Laughter...

2/29/96Trie  Trie caused his wife to write a check on the account of Daihatsu at First Commercial Bank in Little Rock, AR to the DNC in the amount of $12,500 for Trie's attendance at the 2/19/96 Hay-Adams Hotel dinner.

3/1/96COFFEE  WH tapes show this White House Coffee with POTUS.

3/4/96Fundraiser  WH tapes of POTUS at DNC dinner at private home in Michigan. Clinton talks about the media effort.

3/5/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS.

3/5/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by VPOTUS or POTUS.

3/6/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS.

3/6/96Morris  Morris Memo # 17 - more money pressure.

3/7/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by VPOTUS or Mrs. Gore.

3/7/96POTUS  Fax from DNC to Karen Hancox - with call sheets for Prez. Including one for Bronfman & one for Bernie Schwartz.

3/9/96Fundraiser  WH Tapes of Clinton at reception at private home of the McFarland's. Clinton thanks people for their money, speaks of the need to keep up with GOP spending. "We need you to help us. This is a huge election for America. Huge...."

3/11/96Trie  Trie executed a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report in conjunction with his nomination to the Commission on U.S. Pacific Trade and Investment Policy.

3/12/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by FLOTUS or VPOTUS.

3/14/96Ickes  to POTUS & VP - biweekly DNC report. "The President has seen."

3/15/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS.

3/15/96Fundraiser  WH tapes feature DNC Dinner - Hay-Adams. Fowler and Clinton talk about ads.

3/19/96Fundraiser  WH tapes feature DNC dinner at Hay-Adams. More of Clinton talking about the ads.

3/20/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS.

3/20/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by FLOTUS or VPOTUS.

3/21/96Trie  Charlie Trie visits the Presidential Legal Expense Trust (PLET).

3/23/96Fundraiser  WH tapes feature DNC lunch in Cincinnati. Brief remarks only from POTUS.

3/25/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS.

3/25/96Ickes  Memo to POTUS & VP re contracts with the media consultants. Notes show POTUS reactions - indicate the depth of his knowledge of details.

3/27/96Tamraz  Roger Tamraz talks to POTUS about his pipeline scheme at a social event at WH.

3/28/96Tamraz  DNC prepares a list for Tamraz - tallying all of his donations to Democratic party.

3/28/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS.

3/29/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by VPOTUS or POTUS.

3/29/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by VPOTUS or POTUS.

3/29/96Tamraz  POTUS asks McLarty to follow up with Tamraz re: pipeline.

4/1/96Tamraz  DOE oil specialist John Carter calls Sheila Heslin to ask her to re-consider her opposition to Roger Tamraz. Per Heslin's testimony, Carter noted Tamraz gave $200,000 to the DNC and was ready to give $200,000 more in exchange for a meeting with POTUS.

4/1/96Tamraz  Tamraz goes to Presidential COFFEE where he promotes his pipeline to McLarty. This tape opens with Fowler's voice (off camera) saying "Mr President, thank you for coming. We have a group of our very loyal and generous supporters here."

4/1/96Tamraz  Sheila Heslin talks with John Carter on the phone about Tamraz and his pipeline.

4/3/96Ickes  to POTUS & VP - biweekly report on DNC reports raising more than $4 million in March through events using WH players. Stamped "President has seen."

4/3/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS.

4/3/96Tamraz  POTUS sends thank-you note to Tamraz for his donation.

4/4/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by FLOTUS or VPOTUS.

4/5/96Ickes  Harold Ickes writes another memo to Clinton and Gore, saying DNC fundraising is on target, with projected revenue of $136.6 million by the end of October 1996.

4/8/96Fowler  DNC Chairman Fowler wrote Robert Rubin, Treasury Secretary, asking his department to reconsider its decision that employees of Indian tribes are ineligible to participate in Section 401 (k) retirement savings plans.

4/8/96Huang  John Huang arranges for South Korean businessman, John K. H. Lee, to come to Washington for what Huang had promised would be dinner with POTUS. In exchange, Lee wrote a $250,000 check from his company, Cheong Am American. Instead of an intimate one-on-one with President, he got a brief meeting wedged into president's attendance at two dinners at the Sheraton Carlton. The $250,000 Choeng Am American check received from Lee would ultimately lead to first press coverage of illegal foreign donations.

4/9/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS.

4/10/96Fundraising  Spreadsheet probably belonging to Ickes details fundraising Jan-April '96.

4/10/96Fundraising  WH tapes show Clinton at DNC Mayor's reception in Baltimore.

4/11/96Huang  John Huang sends Gore scheduling director Kim Tilley a note about upcoming Buddhist temple event, entitled "Fund-Raising Lunch for VP Gore."

4/12/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by VPOTUS.

4/12/96Ickes  Memo to POTUS & VP re new DNC spot to begin 4/15. Stamped "President has seen."

4/15/96DNC/Ickes  Fowler, Ickes, and WH political director Doug Sosnik meet in Fowler's office and agreed that all matters dealing with the allocation of DNC money will be subject to White House approval. A small working committee, including Fowler, Dodd, Thornberry, Brad Marshall, Rosen Sosnik, and others was created to meet weekly regarding implementation of this agreement.

4/17/96Ickes  Memo to Fowler - confirming for the record their meeting of 4/15 in which "it was agreed that all matters dealing with allocation and expenditure of monies involving the [DNC]...are subject to the prior approval of the WH." Setting up the weekly meeting structure that will prevail throughout campaign. (Note - Ickes testimony to Senate investigation indicates this memo probably was never sent, but it does accurately reflect the understanding between Ickes & Fowler.)

4/17/96Ickes  Harold Ickes sends memo to Clinton and Gore, noting their review of DNC proposed 1996 budget, and source of funds.

4/23/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS.

4/24/96Trie  Trie returns to PLET with $179,000.

4/25/96Ickes  Memo to POTUS & VP - Memo re DNC financial status. 30 pages of details, stamped "The President has seen."

4/26/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by VPOTUS or POTUS.

4/26/96Fundraising  WH tapes show President at DNC dinner in Philly.

4/30/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS.

5/1/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS. This afternoon coffee was the first coffee held IN the Oval Office. Five attendees promised $100,000 each for the privilege. Their visit was shoe-horned into Clinton's schedule between meetings with Yassir Arafat and Billy Graham.

5/2/96COFFEE  WH tapes feature very brief footage of this White House Coffee with POTUS. A little applause as Clinton enters room.

5/4/96TV  Morris writes another memo saying that purpose of media blitz is to re-elect POTUS.

5/7/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or FLOTUS.

5/7/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS.

5/7/96Fundraising  WH tapes show DNC Victory '96 Dinner in NJ. POTUS at podium.

5/8/96COFFEE  WH tapes feature this White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS. Brief applause as Clinton enters room.

5/8/96COFFE  White House Coffee, hosted by Mrs. Gore.

5/9/96Ickes  Officials of the Presidential Legal Expense Trust meet with Harold Ickes to discuss results of their investigation into Charlie Trie & whether they should return $460,000 whose provenance they suspect.

5/12/96Trie  Trie wrote a check from his personal account at First Commercial Bank in Little Rock, Ark. to DNC in the amount of $10,000 for his attendance at the DNC Presidential Dinner at the Sheraton Carlton Hotel in DC.

5/13/96COFFEE  WH tapes show this White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS

5/13/96Huang/Trie  Two WH tapes show Clinton at DNC dinner at Sheraton Carlton. Clinton thanks Huang, mentions his long friendship with Trie - how years ago none of them could have afforded a ticket to the night's dinner.

5/14/96COFFEE  WH tapes show this White House Coffee with POTUS.

5/14/96Ickes  Harold Ickes sends memo to President in which he refers three times to the coffees as "political/fundraising coffees." Memo is stamped "President has seen." Memo also outlines Heinrich duties for arranging perks including overnights at Residence, golf, special tours of Air Force One, etc.

5/16/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by VPOTUS.

5/17/96COFFEE  WH tapes include shots of this White House Coffee with POTUS.

5/20/96Fundraising  Agenda for WH meeting indicates one item for discussion will be "Exchange of lists between DNC & Clinton/Gore '96.".

5/20/96Fundraising  WH tapes of Clinton at DNC dinner. POTUS at podium talks about the need to raise money and the need to organize.

5/21/96WH  WH videotapes show POTUS at DNC lunch in State Dining Room of WH: "The fact we've been able to finance this long-running, constant television campaign has been central to the position I now enjoy in the polls."

5/26/96Morris  Morris memo #19 keeps up the $ pressure.

5/29/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS.

6/3/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS.

6/3/96Ickes  Memo describes "very serious short fall in Federal dollars." (i.e. "hard" money)

6/3/96Fundraising  WH tapes show Clinton addressing DNC Business Council. Thanks Alan Solomont effusively - talks politics.

6/3/96Fundraising  WH tapes show Clinton addressing DNC Dinner - during Q&A period.

6/4/96Fundraising  WH tapes show Clinton at Dinner for DNC - more talk about the ads. "Every week, after consulting very careful research, we send our message out. We market our message through the mass media to somewhere between 25 and 40% of America, depending on how much we can afford to spend that week...And we try to do it - we don't try to gain anything by doing it, except to frame the issue."

6/6/96COFFEE  WH tapes feature this White House Coffee with POTUS.

6/6/96POTUS  Presidential briefing schedule refers to 22 fundraising coffees and nine servicing coffees. Each fundraising coffee projects $400,000 income.

6/9/96WH  White House meeting Re: DNC Finances.

6/17/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS.

6/17/96Fundraiser  WH tapes show this WH lunch - attended by Cheyenne-Arapahoe representatives.

6/17/96Fundraiser  WH tapes show Clinton addressing DNC Dinner - thanks crowd for help with media. "One of the reasons that this campaign is winning today is that between 25 and 40% of the country, nearly every week, for more than six months now, has heard what we think the message is..."

6/18/96Huang  Delegation of Thai businessmen accompany Pauline Kanchanalak to a White House coffee. Coffee was initially planned by Huang & Kanchanalak - and was K's chance to bring some of her foreign contacts to meet the president. Initial guest list featured not a single US citizen - despite the fact that it was listed on DNC planning memos as a fundraising coffee intended to raise $400,000. DNC Finance Director Richard Sullivan raised concerns about fact that foreign nationals couldn't legally give any $. Two US citizens were invited the day before the event and it went ahead. Raising $180,000. Background memo to POTUS for the event says "this is one of a series of coffees that you are hosting with the top supporters of the DNC."

6/18/96COFFEE  POTUS had two COFFEES this day.

6/19/96POTUS  Thank you note to Kanchanlak.

6/19/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by VPOTUS or POTUS.

6/19/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS.

6/20/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS.

6/22/96Tamraz  Tamraz goes to buffet dinner and private screening of "Independence Day" at WH.

6/26/96Ickes  To POTUS & VP - biweekly report of DNC.

6/26/96Ickes  Ickes memo notes Dick Morris suggests they need more money. Extensive footnote reveals how completely DNC&C/G media budgets have been integrated. Cover notes "President has seen."

6/28/96Fundraising  Peter Knight suggests they identify 10 people who could raise $2 million each and meets with Marvin Rosen and Richard Sullivan to do this.

7/4/96Huang  Don Fowler writes John Huang a note: "John, we're making progress, but we have to do better. Thank you for your good work. Best wishes...."

7/5/96Ickes  Memo to VP & POTUS - report on DNC budget/fundraising.

7/8/96COFFEE  WH tapes show this White House Coffee.

7/8/96Fundraising  WH tapes show DNC dinner - Clinton remarks: "In this media campaign, I'm trying to give this election back to the American people...helps frame the questions that are being asked and if the right questions are asked, I think we will prevail. And I am very grateful for your contributions." He also talks about the coffees - a strategy "to give people that normally don't get to see the President a chance to come in and have their say."

7/10/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by VPOTUS.

7/10/96DNC  DNC and Ickes meet to discuss federal money shortfall.

7/12/96Fundraising  POTUS and FLOTUS host 60 guest dinner, donations quietly made to VOTE NOW '96 - a nonprofit organization.

7/-/96Trie  In or about July 1996 Trie requested a DNC employee meeting for hotel rooms at the Democratic National Convention scheduled for August 1996.

7/15/96Ickes  Memo to POTUS indicates that as of week ending 5/24, DNC took in $3,445,215.

7/18/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS.

7/20/96Ickes  Memorandum to POTUS Re: Contract with November Five Group - urges POTUS to insist on better financial terms from his media team.

7/22/96Fundraising  WH tapes show Clinton at Asian Dinner at Century Plaza in LA. POTUS thanks John Huang.

7/24/96Ickes  Memorandum to POTUS & VP: "DNC Needs $47 million from major donors by10/31/96" and it would be "ill advised" to reduce fund-raising activities.

7/28/96Ickes  Memorandum to POTUS, notes that they are running out of federal dollars (hard money).

7/29/96Fundraising  WH tapes show Clinton at DNC Dinner - Clinton brief remarks at podium.

7/30/96Huang  John Huang orchestrates small dinner with the POTUS & donors at the Jefferson Hotel. Guests were predominently foreign nationals and the event was not viewed as successful by DNC officials.

7/30/96Fundraising  WH tapes show Clinton at reception for Winston Bryant, Senate candidate. Clinton: "First of all, I want to thank all of you for being here. We need the money." (Laughter.)

July/AugustHuang  Though date is uncertain, either in final week of July or first week of August, Rawlein Soberano met John Huang for lunch at the Mayflower. Soberano had arranged the lunch to solicit Huang's help with a fundraiser for the Asian American Business Roundtable (AABR). According to Soberano, during the lunch, Huang suggested the possibility of funneling money through AABR: "We can give you $300,000 and you can give it back to us later, and you can keep 15% for the organization." Soberano, once he realizes Huang is not kidding, stopped the conversation and both men left the meeting embarrassed.

8/1/96Fundraising  White House tapes show DNC dinner at Jefferson Hotel. Brief shot of Clinton at podium - thanking the crowd and talking of the ads: "One of the reasons we are where we are is that through all the rough periods we have been able to advertise our message on what the real conflict was about here in Washington to 25 - 50% of the American people almost every week for a year..."

8/2/96COFFEE  WH tapes feature this White House Coffee with POTUS.

8/6/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS

8/7/96Trie  A co-conspirator caused a wire transfer in the amount of $200k from Compania de Investimento e Fomento Preail Goodwill, Bank of China, Macao Branch, into bank account of defendant Trie and a business associate from Macao at Riggs Bank in DC.

8/18/96Trie  Trie hand-delivered contribution checks to the DNC at a hotel room in NYC.

8/18/96Trie  Trie and Pan and a business associate from Macao, attended a DNC party in NYC honoring the birthday of POTUS.

8/21/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS.

8/23/96POTUS  Frederick W. Smith, chairman and CEO of Fed Ex came to the WH for a 45 minute one-on-one session with the POTUS to discuss trade. Three weeks later FedEx gave $100,000 to DNC, part of $275,000 contributed during an 8 month period in '96.

8/23/96COFFEE  White House Coffee, hosted by POTUS or VPOTUS.

9/6/96Huang  Los Angeles Times breaks the story of Democrats returning illegal Cheong Am check (from Korean businessman Lee). This check, collected by Huang, turns attention to him.

9/10/96Fundraiser  WH tapes show DNC lunch in Kansas City. Clinton enters, thanks Ferhad Azima for hosting and leads crowd in singing happy birthday to him.

9/17/96Fundraiser  WH tapes show POTUS at DNC dinner at private home.

10/7/96ughPOTUS  Memo from Phil Caplan covering several Ickes memos to the president (stamped "the President") - notes among other things the recommendation that $1 million be set aside for potential fines. In the margin the President wrote "ugh."
10/19/96Fundraising   WH tapes show this DNC dinner at Mayflower Hotel.

10/22/96VPOTUS  In NPR interview, Gore claims Buddhist Temple event was "community outreach."

10/24/96Fundraising  Ickes begins calling R. Warren Meddoff, whom POTUS met a few days earlier, regarding donations.

10/24/96Fundraising  WH tapes show Clinton at DNC reception and dinner in New Orleans. Clinton talks about how all the night's funds raised will stay in state for GOTV and electing Mary Landrieu to Senate.

10/31/96Fundraising  Ickes tells WH to fax instructions to Meddoff, steering his proposed donations to DNC and several nonprofit groups favorable to POTUS. According to Meddoff, Ickes called him later that day and asked him to destroy the fax. Ickes acknowledges he sent the original fax, but denies he ever instructed Meddoff to destroy it.

11/5/96POTUS  Election day. Bill Clinton is elected to a second term as President of the United States.


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