Hillary Preps for Trail Trouble From Brothers

Note to reporters: background Rodhams may out-Roger Roger
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2007 12:51 PM CDT
President Clinton, right, rests on the shoulder of brother-in-law Tony Rodham at the Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables, Fla. in this April 29, 1996 file photo. A lawyer for the brother of Sen. Hillary...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton’s kid brother, long considered a campaign liability, is in fresh trouble: Bankrupt carnival owners who received 2000 presidential pardons are suing Tony Rodham for the repayment of loans made to him around the time of his brother-in-law's clemency. The New Republic reports Tony is still campaigning for the senator, which could prove perilous.

The two Rodham brothers' exploits have included a hazelnut scheme with a US enemy from the Georgian republic, dodgy dealings with the Paraguayan president, and a bizarre senatorial campaign. Said a former White House official of the brothers: "You never wanted to hear their name come up in any context other than playing golf."