Why and How I Came to Fight the Establishment
By Larry Klayman
Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch founder, Larry Klayman describes his efforts to stem abuses in the judiciary and executive branches of our government. He details his legal battles with President and First Lady Bill and Hillary Clinton (Chinagate and Filegate), Vice President Dick Cheney (secret energy commission meetings), and the Bush administration over illegal wiretapping of American citizens. His portraits of the likes of Janet Reno, Fred Thompson, Arlen Spector, Judge Denny Chin (who recently presided over the Madoff trial) and other Clinton insiders Klayman considers unethical and who have come back to power in the Obama administration reveal not always flattering sides of their well-cultivated images. Klayman also has choice words to say about media figures such as Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Newt Gingrich and Karl Rove, and he accuses media mogul Rupert Murdoch of sandbagging the
original publication of WHORES by HarperCollins because of the book’s negative portrait of Roger Ailes and Fox News. Above all, WHORES is an impassioned plea for reform of our judicial system (with provocative suggestions) so that the vision of our founding fathers, as enshrined in the Constitution—of a government by the people for the people—can become a reality once again.
Larry Klayman, Esq., founder and former chairman of the successful non-profit foundations Judicial Watch and of Freedom Watch, has dedicated his career to fighting against injustice and restoring ethics to the legal profession and government. Mr. Klayman is the only lawyer ever to have obtained a court ruling that a U.S. president committed a crime. He has brought lawsuits against Bill and Hillary Clinton, Dick Cheney and Hugo Chavez, among others. He became so well known that the NBC’s hit drama series “The West Wing” created a character after inspired by him, named "Harry Claypool of Freedom Watch.”
What people have to say about Larry Klayman
Larry Klayman is a prickly troublemaker uncongenial to party and ideological establishment.
-Robert Novak, columnist
...his idea of fun is trying to kick down a door some public official has marked secret... arry Klayman is himself a conservative, but there’s nothing partisan about his indignation.
-Bill Moyers, PBS’s “NOW”
Larry…I appreciate your own maverick—if we can still use that word!—thinking and stands.
-Frank Rich, columnist for The New York Times
That Time magazine has yet to name Larry Klayman “Man of the Year” is a failure of Time, not Klayman’s. The work he and Judicial Watch did on the Brown case is stunning.
-Jack Cashill, author of Ron Brown’s Body
Larry Klayman is my hero because he has integrity—enough to prevent him from blind loyalty to party or ideology... That’s because he is fearless and relentless in the pursuit of justice… There were other men like Larry early in American history. Their names were Washington, Jefferson, Madison and Henry.
-Joseph Farah, WorldNetDaily.com
…through his challenge of secrecy rules, Larry Klayman has become a force in Washington.
Nobody ever accused Larry Klayman of thinking small, but his latest suit may be outsized by even his standards. The former head of conservative watchdog Judicial Watch who now runs Freedom Watch has filed a $10 trillion class action against Iran at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
-The National Law Journal
Praise for Whores
Whores was honored as an Award-Winning Finalist in the "Autobiography/Memoir" category of the 2010 International Book Awards.