Steven Hill, Who Played DA Adam Schiff on ‘Law & Order’ Has Died at 94

 

MY FAVORITE DA OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE TV SHOW DIES …

Steven Hill, the original DA Adam Schiff on ‘Law & Order’ has passed away at the age of 94. Hill also had acting roles in the movies, “Billy Bathgate” (1991) and “The Firm” (1993). However, he will be best known for his role as NYC District Attorney Adam Schiff on Law & Order from 1990 to 2000.

Steven Hill, Rest in Peace, thank you Adam.

Steven Hill, who originated imposing lead roles on two notable television series, “Mission: Impossible” in the 1960s and “Law & Order” in the 1990s, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 94.

His daughter Sarah Gobioff confirmed his death. He lived in Monsey, N.Y., a hamlet in Rockland County.

Mr. Hill was 44 and a veteran stage and television actor in 1966 when he was cast as Daniel Briggs, the leader of an elite covert-operations unit, in the new series “Mission: Impossible.” But he left after the first season, paving the way for Peter Graves’s six-season run as the show’s lead.

Even decades later, Mr. Hill declined to discuss his reasons for leaving the series, other than to say that the first season had been a bad experience. Other sources, including Patrick J. White, author of a book on the series, “The Complete Mission: Impossible Dossier,” said Mr. Hill was dismissed and learned the news only when he read a Daily Variety announcement that Mr. Graves was being hired.

According to Mr. White, Mr. Hill had developed a reputation for being difficult. His refusal to work late on Fridays, because of his observance of the Jewish sabbath, was also reported to be a problem. In Mr. White’s book, Mr. Hill’s co-star Martin Landau is quoted as saying, “I felt he was digging his own grave.”

Almost a quarter-century after that experience, Mr. Hill took on the role of the stern, seemingly imperturbable district attorney on a new cops-and-lawyers series based in New York, “Law & Order.” He played the role, said to be modeled on the long-serving Manhattan district attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, from 1990 to 2000.

Steven Hill was born Solomon Krakowsky on Feb. 24, 1922, in Seattle, the son of a furniture-store owner. He graduated from the University of Washington and at first moved to Chicago to work in radio.

He soon moved to New York and did frequent stage work in his early years there, making his Broadway debut in a small role in “A Flag Is Born” (1946), a pageantlike production written by Ben Hecht, with music by Kurt Weill, that starred Paul Muni and advocated the creation of the state of Israel.

Daily Commentary – Wednesday, August 24, 2016 – So What if Anything is Going on With Hillary Clinton’s Health?

 
  • If something is wrong, it could be a problem. We really don’t know much about Donald Trump’s health either.

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The Tale of Hillary Clinton & the Clinton Foundation Corruption Continues … Donors Given Special Access to State Department

 

AMERICA, WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED TO SEE TO SHOW YOU THAT HILLARY CLINTON IS AS CORRUPT AS IT GETS?

The AP is reporting, not Fox News, the AP, that more than one half, at least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Hillary Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs. This is called influence peddling folks, or as many like to now refer to it as “pay for play.” What is this, the mob and a protection racket? as Powerline opines, “So it wasn’t absolutely impossible to get a meeting with the Secretary of State if you didn’t contribute to her slush fund, but it was extremely unlikely.”

How could anyone in good conscious actually vote for this corrupt woman who sold the State Department out to the highest bidder. What do you think that she will do as president?

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money – either personally or through companies or groups – to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press. Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million. At least 40 donated more than $100,000 each, and 20 gave more than $1 million.

Donors who were granted time with Clinton included an internationally known economist who asked for her help as the Bangladesh government pressured him to resign from a nonprofit bank he ran; a Wall Street executive who sought Clinton’s help with a visa problem; and Estee Lauder executives who were listed as meeting with Clinton while her department worked with the firm’s corporate charity to counter gender-based violence in South Africa.

The AP’s findings represent the first systematic effort to calculate the scope of the intersecting interests of Clinton Foundation donors and people who met personally with Clinton or spoke to her by phone about their needs.

The 154 did not include U.S. federal employees or foreign government representatives. Clinton met with representatives of at least 16 foreign governments that donated as much as $170 million to the Clinton charity, but they were not included in AP’s calculations because such meetings would presumably have been part of her diplomatic duties.

What more do the American people need to see before they can put one and one together and get exactly what Bill and Hillary Clinton were doing? You know its bad when even the WAPO raises an eyebrow at the actions of Hillary Clinton. Sorry America, Hillary Clinton has run out of chances to say she didn’t know, she does not recollect and it was just bad judgement, and not a crime. If it was 5 to 10 out of 154 individuals, that might have been defensible. But when more than 55% of individuals overlap between State and the Clinton Foundation donors … sorry, you are guilty as hell. That goes beyond you should have known better and is an act with intent.

But, COME ON, MAN. It is literally impossible to look at those two paragraphs and not raise your eyebrows. Half of all of the nongovernmental people Clinton either met with or spoke to on the phone during her four years at the State Department were donors to the Clinton Foundation! HALF!

And those 85 people donated $156 million, which, according to my calculator, breaks down to an average contribution just north of $1.8 million. (Yes, I know that not everyone gave the same amount.)

It just plain looks bad. Really bad.

No one is alleging that the Clinton Foundation didn’t (and doesn’t) do enormous amounts of good around the world. It does. (That’s for you, my dearest Twitter haters.) But what the Clinton Foundation does with the money it receives isn’t the point here. At issue is whether there was a too-fuzzy line between Clinton’s work at the State Department and the contributions being made to the foundation. And while nothing in the AP story is proof of any wrongdoing, it is proof of bad judgment.

The Dana Pretzer Show – Tuesday, August 23, 2016 – Don’t Miss Tonight’s Show with Stacy Dittrich

 

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Donald Trump Calls for Special Prosecutor to Investigate “Crooked Hillary Clinton” and Clinton Foundation (VIDEO)

 

IT IS OBVIOUS THAT OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WILL NOT HONESTLY INVESTIGATE HILLARY CLINTON … TRUMP CALLS FOR SPECIAL PROSECUTOR.

As reported at FOX News, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called for an “expedited investigation” by a special prosecutor into “pay-to-play” dealings at the Clinton Foundation. Actually America, let’s call it for what it really was … influence peddling. Trump said that if he was elected president, he would appoint a special prosecutor. The Clinton Foundation has been nothing more than a Clinton slush fund and as Trump stated, the Clinton Foundation “is one of the most corrupt enterprises in political history.” Trump stated that the Foundation should be shut down and the money should be given back. Trump went on to say that the Obama administration, FBI and Justice Department have already shown that they are incapably of fairly and without bias investigate Hillary Clinton and her crimes … its time for a special prosecutor now!

Trump discusses the new 15,000 emails and calls for a special prosecutor immediately, immediately, immediately.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called for an “expedited investigation” by a special prosecutor into “pay-to-play” accusations involving the Clinton Foundation, amid new allegations the group sought special access for donors with Hillary Clinton’s State Department.

“The Clintons made the State Department into the same kind of pay-to-play operations as the Arkansas government was: pay the Clinton Foundation huge sums of money and throw in some big speaking fees for Bill Clinton and you got to play with the State Department,” Trump said at a campaign rally Monday night in Akron, Ohio.

“The amounts involved, the favors done, the significant amount of time, require an expedited investigation by a special prosecutor immediately, immediately,” he added.

Trump also called the investigation by the FBI and Justice Department into Clinton’s private email server a “whitewash,” and said the two agencies “cannot be trusted to quickly or impartially investigate Hillary Clinton’s crimes.”

A review of State Department call logs for Cheryl Mills, the longtime Clinton confidant who served as chief of staff for the entirety of Clinton’s four-year tenure as America’s top diplomat, reflects at least 148 messages from Laura Graham – then the Clinton Foundation’s chief operating officer – between 2010 and 2012. No other individual or non-profit appears in the logs with anything like that frequency or volume, the review found.

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