DOWNSIDE LEGACY AT TWO DEGREES OF PRESIDENT CLINTON
SECTION: REMEMBERING THE DEAD
SUBSECTION: SUICIDES
Revised 1/8/01

 

DEATHS - SUICIDES
Vincent Foster (Whitehouse Deputy Counsel, Gunshot to mouth, neck wounds)
Kathy Ferguson (ex-wife of Clinton co-defendant, Gunshot to head)
Bill Shelton (Arkansas state trooper, Kathy Ferguson's fiancee, Gunshot to head)
Susan Coleman (Alleged Clinton Girlfriend, 7.5 months pregnant, Gunshot to head)
Jon Parnell Walker (RTC Investigator on Whitewater, fell from top of Lincoln Towers)
Niko Junic (In charge of the radio beacon/Brown Crash, Gunshot)
John A. Wilson (Former Wash D.C. councilman, hung)
Terrance Yeakey (First policeman at the Murrah Building, gun shot wound/slashes)
Ian Spiro (Inslaw Witness, Gunshot to Head)
Sharlott A. Donovan (Ret TechSgt/WH Comm Office, Plastic Bag over Head)
Admiral Boorda (CNO, gunshot chest)
Frank Aller (Clinton roommate at Oxford, repentant of draft dodging, Gunshot to mouth)
Robert Bates (Mena mechanic, witness) - drank himself to death on mouthwash
James Bunch ("Black Book" keeper, gunshot)
Wallace Blaylock (husband of Lenora Steinkamp - lady in Drudge video taped 93 aired 9/98, gunshot)
Raymond Albright (shot 5 times in chest, ruled suicide by M.E. Malak)
Charles Wilbourne Miller, Exec of Alltel - successor to Jackson Stephen's Systematics (gunshot)
Gordon Matteson (Clinton friend/associate, Shot to head)
Danny Casolaro (Investigator Inslaw, "Octopus" - Wrists Slashed)
Calvin Walraven (Witness Jocelyn Elders son's drug case, Gunshot)
Marine Cpl Eric S. Fox, assigned to helicopter squadron for president (gun shot to head)
Peter John Berwick, shot to death witness in federal investigation Arkansas company
John Arthur Paisley (CIA, gunshot to head, found in river…)
Laurence Martin (OKC surviver, suicide by plane crash)
Kenneth Trentadue (OK prisoner)
Li Fuxiang (foreign exchange, jump)
John I Millis (House Intelligence, CIA)
Evan Hunziker (held in North Korea)
Charlene Edwards (INS Miami)
Franz Lanz (ARL scientist, informant)
Paul Vander Myde (Commerce)

 

Paul Vander Myde

Freeper Gritty 6/15/00 "….Vander Myde, 63, told his wife he was heading to work at VSE Corp. but never arrived About 9 a.m., a Fairfax County police officer pulled Vander Myde over for making an illegal left turn. Before the officer could approach his car, Vander Myde shot himself in the head, police said. ……Cochran said that Vander Myde's back had been hurting and that he hadn't seen his friend in a few weeks. "It was quite a shock that, we guess, he had become so depressed over his condition." Craig Weber, another senior vice president, said that he had worked closely with Vander Myde and that everything "seemed fine." ……"

The Washington Post 3/4/81 Bill Peterson "…..The Commerce Department came up with two appointments. Paul A. Vander Myde, minority staff director on the House Science & Technology Committee since 1977, was named assistant secretary for congressional affairs. Vander Myde, 44, was a White House staffer during the Nixon years, and served as a congressional fellow with then-representative George Bush.... "

 

Evan Hunziker

12/18/96 CNN "……Evan Hunziker, the man held three months by North Korea for alleged spying, was found dead Wednesday in a Tacoma motel, apparently a victim of suicide. Police said Hunziker suffered a single gunshot wound to his head. He was 26 years old. Hunziker returned to the United States on November 27 after spending three months in the hands of North Korean authorities on suspicion of espionage. He was freed after New Mexico Rep. Bill Richardson traveled to North Korea and negotiated his release. ……"

Charlene Edwards

Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel 6/27/00 "……Police are investigating the apparent suicide of an U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service agent's, whose body was found on the Don Shula Expressway around 4:17 this morning. Miami-Dade County Police spokesman Ed Munn says the white female who was in her 50's had a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He says it appears to be a suicide. Munn said the woman was not the INS official who participated in the Elian Gonzalez raid. The body was discovered on the expressway by a passer-by. It was located under an overpass that carries Florida's Turnpike overhead, said Munn. ……"

http://www.herald.com/content/today/news/dade/digdocs/064870.htm 6/28/00 "……. A supervisor of immigration inspectors at Miami International Airport was found dead -- a suicide, police said -- early Tuesday in her car, which was parked beside the Don Shula expressway…….. Charlene Edwards, 52, shot herself, said county police spokesman Rudy Espinosa. She had a .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol and wore the uniform of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. A passing driver made the discovery about 4:15 a.m. after noticing her 1992 Toyota parked under the Florida Turnpike overpass. Edwards lived about six miles south of there, in Goulds…….INS spokeswoman Maria Elena Garcia said Edwards started with INS as a clerk more than 15 years ago and worked her way up the ranks. She was one of 25 supervisory inspectors at the airport……"

Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel 6/27/00 "…….MIAMI -- Police are investigating the apparent suicide of an U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service agent's, whose body was found on the Don Shula Expressway around 4:17 this morning. Miami-Dade County Police spokesman Ed Munn says the white female who was in her 50's had a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He says it appears to be a suicide. Munn said the woman was not the INS official who participated in the Elian Gonzalez raid. ……."

Franz Lynn

Medium Rare articles 7/3/00 Jim Rarey "…… David Bresnahan, an investigative reporter for WorldNetDaily, has published two articles on the burgeoning scandal at the Army Research Lab (ARL) at Maryland's Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Allegations, based on reports and documentation from at least ten whistleblowers, include "a long history of corruption, including use of Army computers by unauthorized foreign nationals, plagiarism, falsification of research, illegal appropriation of private property, even smuggling of precious gems." ……..Various members of Congress have been provided the information and have been sitting on it for four years while nothing has been done. Why the cover-up?……. We may have been given a clue on March 19, 1999 at President's Clinton's press conference when Fox News reporter Wendell Goler dropped this bombshell. He stated, "Fox News has information that China has stolen top secret technical data on Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) weaponry from four of our eleven secret weapons laboratories and have successfully tested the weaponry." Since that day, not one word has appeared in the national media on the subject. Instead, we have been inundated with information about lapses in security at the Los Alamos nuclear lab. ……."

Medium Rare articles 7/3/00 Jim Rarey "…… EMP weaponry stems from the findings and inventions of the brilliant European scientist Nikola Tesla, who gave us alternating current electricity. His research is being applied at a top-secret installation in Alaska called HAARP (High-Frequency Active Auroral Research program). Although passed off as merely a scientific inquiry into phenomena like aurora borealis (northern lights), in reality it is testing such things as anti-missile lasers, massive weather modification and non-lethal "psychotronic" weapons for use against military and civilian populations. When questioned about appropriations for the HAARP project, this writer's representative in Congress (who sits on the House Science Committee) admitted those appropriations are buried in the "black budget" for the intelligence community. ……So the as yet unanswered question is, was the Aberdeen Army Research Lab one of the four facilities Fox News was talking about on March 19th of last year? If so, the suspicious deaths of three key players takes on added significance. ……Bresnahan reports that two of the whistleblowers, ARL scientists Franz Lynn and Robert Deas, died shortly after trying to report their suspicions that technology from ARL was being provided to China. Deas died in a single-car accident in Canada. Lynn's death was reported as a suicide……..Even more intriguing is the supposed "suicide" of John Millis, staff director of the House Intelligence Committee…. "

John I Millis

The New York Times 6/5/00 "…..John I. Millis, a former case officer with the Central Intelligence Agency who for the last three years served as the top staff member of the House Intelligence Committee, committed suicide on Sunday, the police and Congressional officials said today. He was 47 and lived in Vienna, Va. ……. George J. Tenet, the director of central intelligence, described Mr. Millis as "a tenacious advocate for a strong national intelligence capability." ……..A spokesman for the Fairfax City police said officers were called to a motel about 8 p.m. on Sunday because a man was threatening suicide. Officer Jeff Morrison said that when the police arrived they found Mr. Millis dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. …."

The New York Times 6/5/00 "…..Before becoming a senior staff aide in Congress, Mr. Millis served as a case officer for the C.I.A. for nearly 13 years. In that period, he lived in Pakistan, working to provide covert aid to Afghan rebels who were fighting the Soviet army. In 1996 and 1997 he was staff director of a special Congressional committee that investigated the Clinton administration's approval of arms shipments from Iran to Muslim forces in Bosnia. ……He was named staff director of the House Intelligence Committee, the top staff position, in 1997. ….."

Wash Post 6/6/00 "….John I. Millis, staff director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and a former CIA operations officer, was found dead Sunday night of an apparent gunshot wound in a Fairfax City motel, officials said yesterday. ……..City police found Millis, 47, in a room at the Breezeway Motel, 10829 Lee Hwy., after receiving a report that a guest there was threatening suicide. Officers tried and failed to contact the room's occupant by telephone before entering and finding his body in the bathroom. An investigation is continuing………"It seems that there are always more 'whys' than there are answers when a tragedy like this occurs," Goss said. "It also seems that words alone are insufficient to alleviate the enormous pain we feel."….."

Freeper metalbird1 "…Course, both the posted piece and yours neglect to mention that Porter Goss was CIA as well. …."

JOHN I. MILLIS
Staff Director, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

John Millis became Staff Director of HPSCI in 1997, at the beginning of the 105" Congress. He started work at HPSCI as a professional staff member in 1993 and became staff director of the Subcommittee on Human Intelligence, Analysis, and Counterintelligence in 1995- He served in that position until becoming full Committee staff director in 1997, excepting a six month period in late 1996 when he was asked to serve as the staff director of the Select Subcommittee on the United States Role in Iranian Arms Transfers to Croatia and Bosnia ("The Iranian Green Light Committee") of the International Relations Committee. In 1995-96, Mr. Millis also served as HPSCI staff liaison to the "Aspin-Brown" Commission reviewing the roles and capabilities of U.S. intelligence.

Prior to joining HPSCI, Mr. 'Millis served for 12 years in the CIA's Directorate of Operations. He entered the CIA in 1981 and served as an operations officer and in a variety of management functions in South Asia and North Africa from 1983 to 1991. From 1991 through 1992 Mr. Millis served as the Director of Central Intelligence's liaison officer to the leadership of the National Security Agency at Ft. Meade, Maryland. Within NSA, he also functioned as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director.

Mr. Millis was born in New Mexico in 1953. He graduated from Wake Forest University (magna cum laude) in 1975. He attended graduate school at the University of Chicago and Banaras Hindu University, India. He received an M.A. and Ph.D- (with distinction) from Chicago in 1978 and 1983, respectively. In 1978-79 he was a fellow of the American Institute of Indian Studies.

Freeper d14truth "…. Millis, according to the Congressional Record, was the 'Chief of Staff' for the House Intelligence Committee and his last 'reimbursed' travel for them was to South America with Chris Barton 12/7/99 to 12/15/99. Again, according to the Congressional Record.
"John Millis 12/7-12/15 South America 2,052.00 Commercial airfare
Chris Barton 12/7-12/15 South America 2,052.00 Commercial airfare"

The late John Millis Speech, CIRA Luncheon, October 5, 1998--

"Right now, well less than half of the pictures taken by our satellites ever get looked at by human eyes or by any sort of mechanized device or computerized device detecting change. Under this new system we will increase anywhere between five and fifteen times the number of pictures that will be taken from the sky. We have fewer imagery analysts than we had five years ago; we have many fewer than we had ten years ago. And there is at present no plan to build up an imagery analytic capability to deal with this new collection. It's a mindset. People get fixated on hardware. We're trying to change that mindset.

....

In the past, technology has been the friend of NSA, but in the last four or five years technology has moved from being the friend to being the enemy of SIGINT. You know Moore's law says that computation technologies change every eighteen months; in telecommunications, the pace is more rapid than that. There are 2 couple of problems in the SIGINT collection crisis. It gets classified very quickly, but let me suggest to you a couple of ideas to think about.

....

Further, a revolution is coming in imagery. ADM Dantone, the first Director of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), had a very good illustration of that revolution. He said, "Picture two large TV screens behind me. On one is an incredibly detailed picture from space showing one meter or less resolution of a desert. You can see tank tracks; you can see tanks; you can see ammo depots; you can see where communications lines have been laid down; you can see communications towers; you can see where headquarters have been set up; you can see what the direction of movement is. It's everything that you needed to know back in 1991-92, when we were going up against Saddam Hussein. The other screen is blank. That's what Saddam Hussein had."

The New York Times 6/5/00 "…..John I. Millis, a former case officer with the Central Intelligence Agency who for the last three years served as the top staff member of the House Intelligence Committee, committed suicide on Sunday, the police and Congressional officials said today. He was 47 and lived in Vienna, Va. ……A spokesman for the Fairfax City police said officers were called to a motel about 8 p.m. on Sunday because a man was threatening suicide. Officer Jeff Morrison said that when the police arrived they found Mr. Millis dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. The police said they were investigating the death. ……..Before becoming a senior staff aide in Congress, Mr. Millis served as a case officer for the C.I.A. for nearly 13 years. In that period, he lived in Pakistan, working to provide covert aid to Afghan rebels who were fighting the Soviet army. ……. In 1996 and 1997 he was staff director of a special Congressional committee that investigated the Clinton administration's approval of arms shipments from Iran to Muslim forces in Bosnia.. "

Washington Post 6/6/00 "…… City police found Millis, 47, in a room at the Breezeway Motel, 10829 Lee Hwy., after receiving a report that a guest there was threatening suicide. Officers tried and failed to contact the room's occupant by telephone before entering and finding his body in the bathroom. An investigation is continuing…….. "It seems that there are always more 'whys' than there are answers when a tragedy like this occurs," Goss said. "It also seems that words alone are insufficient to alleviate the enormous pain we feel."......"

Freeper Joe 6 Pack "….JOHN I. MILLIS

Staff Director, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

John Millis became Staff Director of HPSCI in 1997, at the beginning of the 105" Congress. He started work at HPSCI as a professional staff member in 1993 and became staff director of the Subcommittee on Human Intelligence, Analysis, and Counterintelligence in 1995- He served in that position until becoming full Committee staff director in 1997, excepting a six month period in late 1996 when he was asked to serve as the staff director of the Select Subcommittee on the United States Role in Iranian Arms Transfers to Croatia and Bosnia ("The Iranian Green Light Committee") of the International Relations Committee. In 1995-96, Mr. Millis also served as HPSCI staff liaison to the "Aspin-Brown" Commission reviewing the roles and capabilities of U.S. intelligence.

Prior to joining HPSCI, Mr. 'Millis served for 12 years in the CIA's Directorate of Operations. He entered the CIA in 1981 and served as an operations officer and in a variety of management functions in South Asia and North Africa from 1983 to 1991. From 1991 through 1992 Mr. Millis served as the Director of Central Intelligence's liaison officer to the leadership of the National Security Agency at Ft. Meade, Maryland. Within NSA, he also functioned as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director.

Mr. Millis was born in New Mexico in 1953. He graduated from Wake Forest University (magna cum laude) in 1975. He attended graduate school at the University of Chicago and Banaras Hindu University, India. He received an M.A. and Ph.D- (with distinction) from Chicago in 1978 and 1983, respectively. In 1978-79 he was a fellow of the American Institute of Indian Studies.

Medium Rare articles 7/3/00 Jim Rarey "…… We are being told by media pundits that the security lapses at the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory present the worst threat to our national security in decades. Could anything be worse? In a word, yes! David Bresnahan, an investigative reporter for WorldNetDaily, has published two articles on the burgeoning scandal at the Army Research Lab (ARL) at Maryland's Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Allegations, based on reports and documentation from at least ten whistleblowers, include "a long history of corruption, including use of Army computers by unauthorized foreign nationals, plagiarism, falsification of research, illegal appropriation of private property, even smuggling of precious gems." ……Various members of Congress have been provided the information and have been sitting on it for four years while nothing has been done. Why the cover-up? It may have something to do with type of research and development being conducted at the lab. ……"

Medium Rare articles 7/3/00 Jim Rarey "…… We may have been given a clue on March 19, 1999 at President's Clinton's press conference when Fox News reporter Wendell Goler dropped this bombshell. He stated, "Fox News has information that China has stolen top secret technical data on Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) weaponry from four of our eleven secret weapons laboratories and have successfully tested the weaponry." Since that day, not one word has appeared in the national media on the subject. Instead, we have been inundated with information about lapses in security at the Los Alamos nuclear lab……So the as yet unanswered question is, was the Aberdeen Army Research Lab one of the four facilities Fox News was talking about on March 19th of last year? If so, the suspicious deaths of three key players takes on added significance. …… Bresnahan reports that two of the whistleblowers, ARL scientists Franz Lynn and Robert Deas, died shortly after trying to report their suspicions that technology from ARL was being provided to China. Deas died in a single-car accident in Canada. Lynn's death was reported as a suicide. …..Even more intriguing is the supposed "suicide" of John Millis, staff director of the House Intelligence Committee………What is known so far (by the public) may be just the tip of the iceberg. There is obviously a massive cover-up in progress. Whistleblowers can only be cowed by the three deaths and reportedly are being harassed into silence under the rubric of "national security." ……."

Drudge breaking 6/27/00 "……. John Millis, staff director of House Intell Comm, had been placed on leave with pay at the time of his 'suicide death' and was under suspicion of having leaked classified info, the WASH TIMES is planning to report in a Page One exclusive on Weds... MORE... "

Freeper Flamefront "….A guy like this who has been feeding the Mujahadin as part of the NSA/CIA certainly is someone for the Klinton regime to knock off if he starts to make motion towards a Pentagon-papers-type report on presidential misdeeds. …The ordering of the facts by time is somewhat revealing …..
* Mr. Millis had access to the U.S. intelligence community's most intimate secrets.
* Feb. 15, Mr. Millis said Mr. Deutch inflicted "major damage" to the CIA's espionage branch.
* Millis is charged of "improper activities". [What improper activities? FBI was not investigating Mr. Millis for unauthorized disclosures.]
* Committee Chairman Rep. Porter J. Goss, Florida Republican [supposedly] placed Mr. Millis on administrative leave with pay as he was facing administrative and criminal penalties as possible outcomes of the investigation. [Could that indirectly also derive from a Klinton threat? Was Goss pressured? Is this even true?]
* Police said Mr. Millis had called a friend from the motel.
* Police were called and upon arriving found Mr. Millis dead in the bathroom.
* Chief Scott doesn't want another Foster mess.
* Security officials, however, recovered classified documents from a safe in Mr. Millis' home.
* Mr. Goss says "... there are always more 'whys' than there are answers when a tragedy like this occurs." He gives no obvious reference to the charges as a cause.
* Now we are told he was under investigation.
The most stunning part of this article is that The [Goss] statement made no mention that Mr. Millis was under investigation. ….."

Washington Times 6/28/00 Bill Gertz "…….The staff director of the House Intelligence Committee who killed himself June 4 was under investigation by the committee, which oversees the U.S. government's most sensitive secrets, The Washington Times has learned. …….John Millis, 47, a former CIA operations officer who had been placed on administrative leave by the committee, was found dead at the Breezeway Motel in Fairfax City, Va., Police Chief Doug Scott said. Police ruled he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. ……As committee staff director, Mr. Millis had access to the U.S. intelligence community's most intimate secrets. He knew about all U.S. covert action operations, which require written presidential notifications. …… He also was privy to the most sensitive information collected by CIA agents, electronic eavesdropping and photographic satellites. ……"

Washington Times 6/28/00 Bill Gertz "…….According to police, Mr. Millis had called a friend and said he was distraught over being placed on administrative leave with pay by committee Chairman Rep. Porter J. Goss, Florida Republican. Mr. Millis also said he was facing administrative and criminal penalties as possible outcomes of the investigation. The friend then dialed *69, the automatic call-back sequence, and was connected to the Breezeway Motel in Fairfax. The friend explained to the motel operator that Mr. Millis was threatening to commit suicide. …….However, several U.S. government officials said Mr. Millis was fired and that the investigation was related to improper activities by him. ……."

Washington Times 6/28/00 Bill Gertz "…….Chief Scott said the investigation into his death was handled with extreme care in light of the case of White House Deputy Counsel Vincent W. Foster Jr., whose shooting death in 1993 was ruled a suicide. …... Chief Scott said the detective who investigated Mr. Millis' death made sure there were no unanswered questions that might indicate a conspiracy, because of his CIA background and role as the committee staff director. ……."Our detective knew that going in," Chief Scott said. "That's why he was very careful in processing the scene and checking for anything that might be suspicious." ……"

Washington Times 6/28/00 Bill Gertz "…….An FBI spokesman said the FBI was not investigating Mr. Millis for unauthorized disclosures. Mr. Goss said in a statement at the time of Mr. Millis' death that he was stunned by the loss. …… The statement made no mention that Mr. Millis was under investigation. ….. Mr. Millis had publicly criticized former CIA Director John Deutch, calling him the worst director in the agency's history. During a speech at the Smithsonian Institution Feb. 15, Mr. Millis said Mr. Deutch inflicted "major damage" to the CIA's espionage branch. The criticism prompted some officials to speculate that Mr. Millis may have improperly disclosed information about an investigation of Mr. Deutch by the CIA's inspector general. ….."

From the Wilderness, New York Times (via Progressive Review) 6/6/00 Michael ruppert "…..According to a report in today's "New York Times," (see below) John Millis, Republican Staff Director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Committee (HPSCI) committed suicide in a Fairfax County Virginia motel last Sunday. …….The Times reported that Millis, appointed to his post as staff director by Republican Chairman Porter Goss of Florida three years ago, was himself, like Goss, a former CIA case officer. In his 13 year career with CIA, Millis served in Pakistan with Afghani "Freedom Fighters" in the 1980s. Those Freedom Fighters, known as Mujahedeen, and led by radical Islamic leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar, have been documented as supplying or producing as much as 50% of the heroin entering the United States by 1984. ……….Just recently HPSCI closed out its four year investigation into allegations of CIA involvement in the cocaine trade during the 1980s. Its final report, dated in February but not publicly released until May 11th, stated that there was "no evidence" that the CIA had any involvement or connection with cocaine trafficking as alleged by a series of 1996 stories in "The San Jose Mercury News." …."

From the Wilderness, New York Times (via Progressive Review) 6/6/00 Michael ruppert MILLIS' "UNUSUAL" ACTIVITIES COVERED BY FTW IN MARCH, 2000 ISSUE Millis, in unprecedented style for a Congressional staffer, made volatile and highly critical comments about the performance of former CIA Director John Deutch and President Bill Clinton in a February 18,2000 interview with "Washington Post" reporter Vernon Loeb. Loeb is one of the Post's primary intelligence beat reporters and regarded by FTW as being a conduit for CIA "inspired" stories. In a lengthy article covering the back story behind allegations that former CIA Director (DCI) John Deutch, a Clinton Democratic appointee, had misused CIA computers at his home, Loeb included a series of quotes from Millis that FTW noted were unusually candid. The remarks merit inclusion in their entirety.

Loeb wrote, " Over on the other side of the Capitol this week, the chief staffer of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, former CIA operations officer John Millis, proclaimed Deutch the worst CIA director ever. "Asked at a public lecture at the Smithsonian Tuesday night to rate the various directors of Central Intelligence, Millis said Deutch now takes 'first, second and third prize,' adding that he did 'major damage' to the CIA's Directorate of Operations."

Loeb included additional quotes from Millis praising current DCI George Tenet but closed his story with the following passage: "Where Tenet hasn't done as well, Millis said, is coordinating the overall affairs of the 13-agency intelligence community. But Millis blamed that shortcoming on a lack of support by President Clinton, whom Millis ranked as one of the worst presidents when it comes to support of, and regard for, the intelligence community."

From the Wilderness, New York Times (via Progressive Review) 6/6/00 Michael ruppert FTW noted in the March issue that such on-the-record quotes by a senior Congressional staffer, in an apparently pre-arranged news story, were highly unusual. Statements of strong opinion are usually reserved for elected Members of Congress. …….FTW finds the timing of Millis' death, especially in proximity to the close-out of HPSCI's investigation of CIA's drug connections, both suspicious and worthy of additional investigation before the trail grows cold and leads become hard to find or deliberately obscured. ….."

NEWSMAX.COM 6/18/00 "……A former CIA official brought this strange death to the attention of NewsMax.com. The official said Millis was a "man of responsibility," and he expressed surprise he would end up dead in "a fleabag motel." ……. The buzz in the Washington intelligence community is that Millis was being blackmailed. Some are surprised that his death hasn't set off alarm bells. Even if the death was as claimed, a suicide, any unusual death of someone so knowledgeable about U.S. national security is typically treated with great concern. ……For example, Millis could have been a target of a foreign intelligence agency. The fact that Millis' death, considering his high position, has drawn so little attention has some spooks scratching their heads. …….The 47-year-old Millis was a veteran CIA operations officer. He left the CIA in 1993 to join the House Intelligence Committee. In 1996, Millis had investigated and uncovered the Clinton administration's role in helping Iran transfer arms to Bosnian Muslims. At the time Iran was on the State Dept.'s list of terrorist states. ……"

Freeper email to Alamo-Girl "……Another element that's curious is how the CIA boys have reacted. His memorial service was well attended by Langley analysts, some of whom flew in from overseas. They seemed very pissed off about Millis' death and one said: "If only he had come to us, we could have helped."Add one other odd element: the peculiar David Ignatius piece in the Washington Post questioning Bill Gertz's use of intel leaks (the criticism was that Gertz may compromise intelligence sources and methods on occasion). Is that article connected in any way with Millis' death? ….."

Freeper email to Alamo-Girl "….. The stone wall of silence erected around the House investigation of John Millis, the late staff director of the House Intelligence Committee, has claimed its first victim. She is Jennifer Millerwise, press spokeswoman for Rep. Porter J. Goss, Florida Republican and the committee chairman. Miss Millerwise abruptly resigned a week ago and the committee staff has been unable to reach her, according to staff aides to Mr. Goss. She had been assigned the odious task of refusing to answer repeated queries on the Millis investigation when questioned by The Washington Times. Miss Millerwise told us earlier that she, like one CIA spokesman, did not want to know any details of the circumstances surrounding the House Intelligence Committee probe of Mr. Millis………… Senior U.S. intelligence officials, however, told us the death was the result of a "personal tragedy" and not related in any way to Mr. Deutch, the CIA, intelligence information or U.S. national security……."

Freeper email to Alamo-Girl "……JOHN MILLIS - STAFF DIRECTOR OF HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE COMMITS SUICIDE IN VIRGINIA MOTEL 6/6/00 Wilderness Publications ……. The Times reported that Millis, appointed to his post as staff director by Republican Chairman Porter Goss of Florida three years ago, was himself, like Goss, a former CIA case officer. In his 13 year career with CIA, Millis served in Pakistan with Afghani "Freedom Fighters" in the 1980s. Those Freedom Fighters, known as Mujahedeen, and led by radical Islamic leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar, have been documented as supplying or producing as much as 50% of the heroin entering the United States by 1984………. Just recently HPSCI closed out its four year investigation into allegations of CIA involvement in the cocaine trade during the 1980s. Its final report, dated in February but not publicly released until May 11th, stated that there was "no evidence" that the CIA had any involvement or connection with cocaine trafficking as alleged by a series of 1996 stories in "The San Jose Mercury News." ……."

 

Li Fuxiang

Freeper flanew 5/15/00 "…China's top foreign exchange official Li Fuxiang,died in Bejing after admitted to hospital,"jumped from seven story room"

http://www.scmp.com/News/China/Article/FullText_asp_ArticleID-20000513032143979.asp "….Suicide mystery: foreign exchange boss Li Fuxiang at the World Economic Forum in Beijing last year. He committed suicide at a military-run hospital. Agence France-Presse photo….."

http://www.nytimes.com/auth/login?URI=http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/international/international-china-o.html NY Times 5/12/00 "….Li Fuxiang, the head of China's foreign exchange regulatory body, died this week under mysterious circumstances, financial sources said on Friday. `He's dead,' said one reliable source of the director of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE). ..."

 

Danny Casolaro

2/21/93 Los Angeles Times Henry Weinstein Paul Feldman "…….A tale of international intrigue is unfolding in a tiny Burbank courtroom where a San Fernando Valley man is seeking damages from the Los Angeles Police Department for allegedly ruining a multimillion-dollar deal to sell a high-tech, hand-held machine gun to foreign governments. Nichols became the subject of public scrutiny in the wake of the mysterious August, 1991, death of Washington investigative reporter Danny Casolaro. …….While most police abuse cases center on beatings or bullets, the Burbank trial focuses on the credibility of Robert Booth Nichols, a mysterious figure whose name first surfaced in a late 1980s FBI investigation of alleged mob penetration into the entertainment industry. Again, last year, his name surfaced in a House Judiciary Committee report on possible malfeasance in the Justice Department during the Reagan era. The report also linked Nichols to an aborted business venture at the Cabazon Indian Reservation in Indio which, he said on the witness stand, dealt with the manufacture of machine guns to sell to the Nicaraguan Contras. ….."

2/21/93 Los Angeles Times Henry Weinstein Paul Feldman "…….More recently, Nichols became the subject of public scrutiny in the wake of the mysterious August, 1991, death of Washington investigative reporter Danny Casolaro. A House Judiciary Committee report released in September said Nichols had frequent contact with Casolaro just before the journalist, who was probing a web of conspiracies ranging from the Iran-Contra affair to alleged Justice Department skulduggery, was found with his wrists slashed in a West Virginia motel room. The report, titled "The INSLAW Affair," said the Justice Department had failed to adequately investigate charges that high-level officials had stolen and misused a private firm's sophisticated computer software designed to help track criminals. The report also called for further investigation into Casolaro's death, which was declared a suicide by West Virginia officials. Nichols acknowledged to committee investigators that he had spoken to Casolaro often and served as a sounding board for him, but would not provide a sworn statement to the House committee. ……"

Admiral Boorda

http://www.youreouttahere.com/1996/may.html
May 16, 1996 - Admiral Jeremy M. Boorda, the chief of Naval operations, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. The head of the United States Navy was 57. >>

 

Freeper comment "…..Of course Boorda had to go. This was the same time that Johnny Chung was meeting with Dalton, Clinton's hand-picked Admiral. If Chung (who has been forthcoming and anxious to clear his name/reputation) met with him, who else did that we don't know about? The nuclear secrets spill at the Labs was heating up, the COSCO/Long Beach Naval Base deal was coming through, etc. And who was head of our Navy at this time???? .........The United States Navy http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/people/secnav/dalton/daltbio.html ......,,On July 1, 1993, President Clinton nominated John H. Dalton to become the Secretary of the Navy. The Senate confirmed the appointment on July 21. Secretary Dalton was sworn in as the 70th Secretary of the Navy on July 22, 1993. Previously, Mr. Dalton ran the San Antonio, Texas, office of Stephens Inc., a Little Rock, Arkansas-based investment banking firm. Prior to Stephens he was Managing Director of Best Associates and Mason Best Cmpany, merchant banking firms headquartered in Houston and Dallas respectively.......:

http://www.value.net/~casdigest/Pine.BSI.3.95.980313202816.8778A-100000.html Cassandra Burrell AP "…….A Republican congressman has asked Attorney General Janet Reno to find out why Democratic fund-raiser Johnny Chung apparently met with Navy Secretary John Dalton. In a letter faxed to the Justice Department on Friday, Rep. Gerald Solomon, R-N.Y., asked Reno ``to ensure that Mr. Chung is forthcoming with all his meetings with Pentagon officials since January of 1993.'' ………Chung has agreed to help federal prosecutors look for campaign finance abuses. …... Justice Department spokesman Bert Brandenburg declined to comment on the letter, saying he had not seen it. Solomon wrote that he was concerned about alleged attempts by China to buy access to the highest levels of the Clinton administration in order to influence U.S. policy toward China. China ``apparently has been successful in gaining access to classified information and improperly influencing economic, defense and foreign policy initiatives,'' Solomon, chairman of the House Rules Committee, asserted. Solomon also included a copy of a March 3, 1995, letter signed by Dalton thanking Chung for photographs Chung had enlarged. ……. ``I received the photographs that you had enlarged for me, and I can΄t tell you how much I appreciate your thoughtfulness,΄΄ the letter said. ``I look forward to seeing you when you are next in D.C.΄΄ Solomon also asked Reno to tell him of any communications work or consulting Chung or any of his associates performed for any White House officials or for officials of the Democratic National Committee. …….."

Freeper John Huang is a Chinese Spy 6/24/00 "….. We all know Boorda's scheduled interview with Newsweek was supposed to take place at 2:30pm on the day of his death. What wasn't so widely reported was/is this: Excerpt from John Dalton's Legacy of Deceit by Gerald L. Atkinson, Washington Times, 4 July 1998: ……....found on page 85 of The New Yorker article (' What Killed Admiral Boorda?', 16 September 1996) by Peter Boyer. On the day of ADM Boorda's suicide, '...Boorda had a full schedule that afternoon -- a meeting with the Deputy Secretary of Defense (John White) at one-fifteen, and a meeting with President Clinton at the White House at three-thirty ...' Boyer gives us these facts but leaves them unexplained in his account of Boorda's suicide. Why? What was the agenda for these two meetings? Why would a Chief of Naval Operations be summoned to the White House? In this day and age, it is extraordinarily unusual for a service chief to be called to a meeting at the White House -- one on one -- with the President. The Commander in Chief deals exclusively with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff when communicating with the service chiefs. This has been the vogue for at least the past two decades. And especially with this Commander in Chief, who even eschews daily briefings on national security issues. ……."

Lt. Col. Tom McKenney USMC (Ret.) 10/96 "……. There is something strange and profoundly important going on between Bill Clinton and the People's Republic of China (which is still called Red China by many of us military types). ……. But even more unbelievable, and more dangerous, is the export of our most advanced naval technology to Red China. …….There is in Washington, D.C., a group called the Generals' and Admirals' Mess. It is a regular gathering of officers (both active duty and retired) of flag rank. They meet regularly, have dinner together, discuss military and political affairs, and hear invited, high-level speakers. …….. Shortly before his suicide death last year, Admiral Boorda, Chief of Naval Operations, was the speaker for the flag officers' mess. In his speech, Boorda reported proudly that our advanced naval technology - highly classified secret information for which a foreign nation would pay millions, and for which any spy would kill - is being voluntarily given to Red China! …….After the CNO's speech was concluded, Major General John K. Singlaub, USA (Ret.), amazed and horrified, approached the admiral and expressed disbelief. After all, China is a sworn enemy of our nation and all that we represent, and is the only nation on Earth with the power to be an actual threat to our existence. ...... Under certain circumstances, it may be justifiable to share such secret technology with an Allied Nation such as Great Britain. But to give it to an enemy nation is suicidal madness, and an act of treason for which a member of the Armed Forces or a private citizen could be executed. ………..According to General Singlaub, when he asked Admiral Boorda how such a thing could be justified, the admiral smiled uneasily and said, "It is the President's ... the administration's policy." Nothing in the Clinton administration "just happens," and I assure you that nothing of significance happens (at least not more than once) without the knowledge and personal approval of Clinton himself. Nothing. ……."

Detroit News story: …..http://www.detnews.com/menu/stories/48325.htm ……. Rear Adm. Kendell Pease said that when he told Boorda at 12:30 p.m. what the subject of the interview was, the admiral abruptly announced he was going home for lunch instead of eating a meal brought to his Pentagon office. …….. "Admiral Boorda was obviously concerned," Pease said. …… Pease also quoted the admiral as saying, "I'll tell them (Newsweek) the truth" regarding the medals. …….. Law enforcement sources said Boorda left two notes, one to his wife and another to two friends, saying he was upset because his honor and integrity were about to be questioned. …….. Boorda's body was found about 2:05 p.m. People nearby heard the gunshot and rushed to his aid. He was declared dead at 2:30 p.m. at D.C. General Hospital. ……"

CNN story: http://www.cnn.com/US/9605/16/boorda.6p/index.html "……. CNN has learned from Pentagon sources that Boorda wrote two letters before he died, one to his family and one addressed to sailors. ……Sources said that in the typewritten note to the sailors, Boorda explained that he took his life because of the questions raised about his wearing of "V" for valor medals on his combat ribbon from Vietnam. ….A U.S. Navy official who met with Boorda in the hours preceding his death said Boorda was "obviously concerned" about a scheduled meeting Thursday with two Newsweek reporters pursuing the story. ......,, The 57-year-old chief of naval operations was rushed to D.C. General Hospital after he was found outside his quarters at the Washington Navy Yard, the Navy said. An emergency room physician said Boorda arrived with a gunshot wound to the chest. Five minutes later, at 2:30 p.m. EDT, he was pronounced dead. ……. According to Newsweek editor Maynard Parker, the news magazine was working on a story that called into question two medals Boorda received during the Vietnam war. ……. Rear Adm. Kendell Pease, who was with Boorda a little over an hour before the shooting, said that when he told Boorda, at about 12:30 p.m., what the subject of the interview was, the admiral abruptly announced he was going home for lunch instead of eating the meal that had been brought to his office. ……"

From a Knight-Ridder Newspapers story: http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis/web/vortex/display?slug=boor&date=19960517&query=boorda "…….Pease, the Navy's chief spokesman, said that at 12:30 p.m., when he told Adm. Boorda about the 2:30 p.m. interview, the admiral asked him how they should handle the questions, then without waiting for a reply, answered his own question: "We'll just tell him the truth." …….Pease said the admiral abruptly announced he was going home for lunch. ……..Adm. Boorda stormed to his car, brushed past his driver and drove himself home, a law-enforcement source said. The concerned driver apparently followed him home in a second car and arrived to find him mortally wounded, the source said. …….
Freeper John Huang is A Chinese Spy asks:
Question 1: Where did Boorda find time to type two letters if his driver followed him to his house and found his body dead on the front lawn when he got there?
Question 2: How did Pease know the subject of Newsweek's planned interview but Boorda did not?
Question 3: Why does one news report say one letter was addressed to his wife and one to Navy sailors and another news report says one was addressed to his wife and the other to two of his friends?
Question 4: Why would Boorda go back outside to commit suicide anyhow? Why did he just not kill himself in the house when he allegedly went to get the gun? ……"

Navy Admiral Jeremy "Mike" Boorda was found outside his Washington D.C. home with a bullet wound in his chest. The death was immediately ruled a suicide. It was believed he committed suicide because he was about to be outed by Newsweek magazine for wearing valor medals he did not properly earn. A June 1998 naval report proved this assumption to be false, however. Adm. Boorda's boss John Dalton served in his post from 1993 until November 1998 (he announced his decision to leave in June). Prior to joining the Pentagon, Dalton was employed by Stephens Incorporated. Stephens Inc. became joint-owner of Little Rock's Worthen Bank with Mochtar Riady's Lippo Group in 1984. Mochtar's son, James Riady, was named the bank's director. Worthen loaned $3.5 million to the 1992 Clinton presidential campaign. Mochtar Riady was the biggest individual donor in the 1992 White House run. Both the FBI and CIA have stated they believe the Riadys to be agents of China. Stephens Inc. founder Jackson Stephens is a close friend and financial supporter of former President Bush. Ohmlaw 00

BTW, there are conflicting media reports on how Boorda's body was discovered. If I get some time I will track them down. One had Boorda fleeing Pease's office in an emotional state and his driver following behind him and finding his body dead at home. Another report I read said Boorda's body was found by a neighbor... 6/20/00 John Huang Is A Chinese Spy

Another rumor floating around was that Boorda, and others, intended on arresting Clinton for treason, then they in turn would be arrested and placed on trial, and as a consequence Clinton's treason would be exposed at their trial. ... Some of those rumored to have been involved with Boorda were Retired Admiral Engen [died in a "lite"/sailplane crash] and William Colby {the supposed canoeing accident}. ……Others supposedly connected to Boorda and Colby were military honchos who went down in a crash near Alexander City, Alabama the day before the OKC bombing, and still others went down in a plane crash near Huntsville, AL; I do not have the cause of death of supposedly yet another--methinks I'm recollecting correctly in stating the name "McCloud," the commander of the military district of Alaska. 6/20/00 Freeper metalbird1

Vince Foster

9/7/00 Freeper Rayelan "……. This article appeared in the August issue of The Media Bypass magazine and is reposted here with the permission of James R. Norman. Subscriptions of Media Bypass can be obtained by calling 1-800-4-BYPASS …….. Two weeks before his death on July 20, 1993, White House Deputy Counsel Vincent W. Foster went into a deep funk. The official cause of death, given by former Independent Counsel Robert Fiske Jr., was suicide drivenby depression over, among other things, several newspaper editorials. But Vince Foster had a much bigger and darker reason to be seriously burned out. He had just learned he was under investigation for espionage. ......... Outrageous? To say the least. But a lengthy investigation has located over a dozen sources with connections to the intelligence community who confirm a shocking story of money laundering and espionage connected to the highest levels of the White House. Without grants of immunity, the sources risk going to prison for violation of the National Security Act. Virtually all have demanded anonymity. ........., According to a veteran Central Intelligence Agency operative close to the Foster investigation, Foster's first indication of trouble came when he inquired about his coded bank account at Banca Della Svizzera Italiana in Chiasso, Switzerland and found the account empty. Foster was shocked to learn from the bank that someone using his secret authorization code had withdrawn all $2.73 million he had stashed there and had moved it to, of all places, the U.S. Treasury. ……. Then, according to credit card records reviewed by a private investigator who has revealed them, Foster canceled the two-day round-trip TWA and Swiss Air plane tickets to Geneva he had purchased on his American Express card through the White House travel office on July 1. ……..Discretely he began asking what was afoot, says the CIA source, confirming that someone in the White House tipped him off. It was bad news. The CIA had Foster under serious investigation for leaking high-security secrets to the State of Israel. ......"

Response from Michael Rivero "…… This story was floated back in 1993 when the suicide cover story began to collapse. The implication was that if Foster was murdered, he deserved it, and everyone should just (nudge nudge wink wink) accept the suicide lie because it was "National Security". ….. But there are several problems with the story. …… First and foremost is that Vince Foster did not commit suicide. He was murdered and the phony suicide staged to conceal the murder. The forensics on the gun alone prove that it was not the gun that was used to fire a shot into Foster's mouth, but simply planted as a prop. ......, Yet another problem is that the real Israeli spy in the White House, code named "Mega", was still being sought by the FBI long after Foster was dead and buried. The hunt for Mega was called off by Bill Clinton, supposedly because the Mossad had tapped Monica Lewinsky's phone at the Watergate and recorded some phone sex sessions. ……… Thirdly, there has never been any documentation that this mythical bank account ever existed, let alone was cleaned out without Foster's knowledge. To take another example, nobody has emptied Wen Ho Lee's bank account yet, nor were the bank accounts of the Walkers or Aldrich Ames tampered with. ……… Which brings us to the next point. Ames and the Walkers were a tremendous embarassment to the US Government. But they were not killed and dumped in a suburban park. They were sent to trial and an example made of them. ……. Fonally, this mythical fifth column never existed. That was a cover story placed on the very obvious and sudden resignation of career politicians, in one case with re-election posters already printed and on the alls, supposedly in response to blackmail information (FBI files data) delivered by an "angel of death". The online shills tried to sell the idea that this mythical "5th column" was taking it upon themselves to root out and destroy corrupt politicians, except that nobody in the Clinton White House, arguably the greatest collection of corruption to ever inhabit the place, ever received a visit from the angel. …….."

WorldNetDaily 9/13/00 Paul Sperry "…… Lending credence to complaints of a botched investigation, Former Special Counsel Robert Fiske never seized nor even tried to seize Vincent Foster's computer as evidence after the deputy White House counsel died unexpectedly in 1993, WorldNetDaily has learned. …… …… Only now are agents for the latest independent counsel, Robert Ray, trying to look at all the files, deleted and undeleted, on what appears to be Foster's hard drive. They're also trying to interview former White House officials who handled the drive, including Jim "Mack" MacDonald, the computer division chief whose story has gone untold -- until now. …… …. Not until Fiske's successor, Kenneth Starr, took over the investigation in August 1994 -- a year after Foster's death -- did authorities become interested in seizing Foster's computer, MacDonald says.. ….MacDonald, former director of the White House's Information Systems and Technology division, says FBI agents paid him a visit at his New Executive Office Building office in the summer of 1994. "It was embarrassing for them to ask (for Foster's computer)," he recalled. "I mean, they had no idea where this thing was." ……. An inventory check by MacDonald showed Foster's computer missing at the time. It was supposed to be in his old West Wing office. So agents went away empty-handed. ……. Several months later, MacDonald says he stumbled on the central-processing unit, or CPU, of Foster's computer while in a meeting in an office on the 2nd Floor of the Old Executive Office Building. He says he spotted it on the floor and asked, "Whose PC is that?" No one knew, he says, so he checked it out. "When I picked it up and looked at the serial number, I about fell over, because it was the Foster serial number we'd been looking for," MacDonald said. "I crossed Pennsylvania Avenue and carried it over to the Data Center on the 4th Floor in the NEOB." …… He says he wrapped it in plastic, affixed a label to it -- "FOSTER PC" -- and placed it in a tall, wheeled cabinet on the north wall near the VAX mainframes. He says he then locked the cabinet doors. ...... …….. A White House employee, however, has sworn that MacDonald was more than just nervous. ……. "After Vincent Foster died, I received a call from Jim MacDonald, who wanted me to meet him outside to go for a ride with him. During that ride, Mr. MacDonald informed me that he had found Vincent Foster's computer," said Howard "Chip" Sparks in a June 19 federal court affidavit. Sparks, a White House computer network specialist, worked for MacDonald. "In the wake of the mysterious circumstances surrounding Mr. Foster's death, Mr. MacDonald was extremely upset by his discovery," Sparks added. "And he told me that he was concerned that he would be killed because of what he had found." Asked about it, MacDonald downplayed Sparks' account, insisting: "I didn't think someone would shoot me." .........……. "

WorldNetDaily 9/13/00 Paul Sperry "…… Here is Hall's version of what happened. …….. Shortly after finding Foster's CPU, Hall says MacDonald asked her to tap one of her technicians, Dorothy "Dottie" Crumling, to run a software program to break into some of Foster's password-protected files. The exercise worked. She says they were able to read one file that revealed Foster and his wife had plans for the night of July 20, 1993 -- the day he was found dead. ….. Later in 1994, Hall says MacDonald had a former White House computer contractor, Mike Saunders, remove the hard drive from Foster's CPU. MacDonald kept it in his office, she says. ……."It was on Mack's desk," she said. …… When MacDonald left the White House the next year, he gave the hard drive to Jurg Hochuli, who was the Office of Administration finance director, Hall says. "Jurg had it on a bookshelf behind his desk," she said. ...... Hall came into possession of the hard drive after she says MacDonald, who hired her, called her and asked her to pick it up from Hochuli, who transferred to the State Department. He now works there under former top Clinton aide Patsy Thomasson. ……. "Mack called me from California and told me to get it," Hall said. "I've often wondered why he did it." ……. Hall took the hard drive home. A few years ago, she says, Starr's investigators interviewed her about the White House phone records. Hall at one time was in charge of the PBX system there, too. And Foster's computer got brought up. Hall says she later agreed to give senior counsel Jay Apperson half of the hard drive (her husband split up the disks). She held back half of it for "insurance," saying she didn't trust Starr. Now Ray's office has the whole drive. And Hall has been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury. ......She says she was granted immunity from prosecution for taking possession of the Foster hard drive in exchange for the evidence and her testimony. She demanded her husband also be granted immunity before she'd cooperate. Don Hall, a computer contractor, took the hard drive apart. ……. "

Accuracy in Media 7/13/00 Reed Irvine "……The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered a federal district court in California to examine in camera photographs of former White House Deputy Counsel Vincent W. Foster, Jr. that were taken by the U.S. Park Police at the spot where his body was found on July 20, 1993. A three-judge panel ruled that the lower court had erred in dismissing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit filed by attorney Allan J. Favish against the Office of the Independent Counsel (OIC) for refusing to give Mr. Favish 10 color photos of Foster's body. ........., The OIC had argued that it was justified in refusing to grant Mr. Favish's request on the ground that release of the photos would constitute an invasion of the privacy of members of the Foster family because the photos are "graphic, explicit, and extremely upsetting." ……The appellate court said, "That description is not true of the photo already published in Time [magazine] and on television, showing a hand holding a gun. It may be true of the remaining nine photos. But no court has ever seen them....Balancing without a knowledge of what the photos show would be an exercise in the air. Accordingly, we return the case to the district court to examine the photos in camera and to balance the effect of their release on the privacy of the Foster family against the public benefit to be obtained by their release."........."

7/20/98 Michael Reagan "Around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 1993, White House counsel Vincent Foster told Linda Tripp, "There are some M&Ms in the candy tray if you want them. I'll be back." Then he left the office. Five hours later, he was found dead in Fort Marcy Park, a gunshot wound in the back of his mouth. That was five years ago today. Despite a mountain of evidence that shows Foster didn't die in that park, Kenneth Starr closed the books on the case in August 1997. Even though the bullet was never found. Even though no motive was established. Even though the 27-piece "suicide note" that turned up days later was not a suicide note at all. Even though Foster's body was covered with fibers (as if it had been rolled up in a carpet). Even though there was no soil from the dusty footpath on his shoes. Investigators gave conflicting versions of almost every aspect of the evidence, including whether or not the bullet produced an exit wound, whether the wound was located in the head or neck, and even whether Foster was found on the ground or in his car. If Vince Foster pressed a .38 against the back of his mouth and pulled the trigger, there should have been burns and gunpowder deposits around the wound, as well as broken teeth and blood on the gun-barrel -- but there was none. The most intriguing evidence is this: Four different people searched Foster's pockets while the body was in the park, but couldn't find his car keys. There were no keys in Foster's Honda in the parking lot. Did the keys eventually turn up? Yes, they did. Where? At the morgue where Foster's body was taken. There, a check of his pockets -- which had already been found empty at the park -- revealed two sets of keys. Could four investigators have missed two sets of keys in Foster's pockets? ..two White House officials who were alone with Foster's body in the morgue shortly before the keys were found: (1) former Rose Law partner and Travelgate figure William Kennedy III, and (2) Craig Livingstone of Filegate fame..The night Foster died, a man named Jerry Luther Parks was watching TV in his Little Rock home when a news bulletin announced Foster's death. Parks turned pale. "I'm a dead man," he whispered…."

Washington Weekly 11/30/98 Marvin Lee ".The Secret Service says it has no logs or surveillance video showing the arrival or departure of Vince Foster to the White House on his last day of work, July 20, 1993.."

Vincent Foster was found with a .38 revolver made by Colt Arms, built from parts taken from two other guns, and having two serial numbers. There are contradictions between a blue/black gun and a silver colored gun separately identified, absence of Foster's fingerprints and blood, DNA inconclusive results and a lack of matching gunpowder and bullet fragment evidence.

LARRY NICHOLS: ".A lady came to me, scared to death, and wanted to come out and tell the truth. I said, "What's the matter?" She said, "They're shredding documents at the Rose Law firm." Well, I tried to tell the media. The media said there was no way that could be going on. Well, in came a journalist from a Washington newspaper. He goes over and investigates what I told him, and you know what? The very week he investigated, guess what they were doing? Shredding documents, right there at the Rose Law Firm. JEREMY HEDGES (Rose Law Firm paper shredder): They had his [Fosters] initials pretty much all over it, everything from the box to the manila files to -- I even saw his signature on one of the Rose Firm letterheads."

AP 7/15/95 "A burglar broke into the car of a White House lawyer preparing for Senate questioning in the Whitewater affair and stole copies of her handwritten notes about the handling of Vincent Foster's papers."

Chattanooga Free Press 7/14/95 Freeper Wallaby ".The car of an aide to President Clinton's chief counsel was burglarized this week and several "sensitive documents" were stolen, White House officials said late Thursday. ... The car belongs to Cheryl D. Mills, a special assistant to White House counsel Abner Mikva.."...."

Lisa Foster, widow of suicide victim Vince Foster, recently found a set of the Rose Law Firm billing records in her attic. These are not exact duplicates of the same records that showed up 2 years after they were subpoenaed - the ones found in the White House living quarters.

Washington Weekly 11/17/97 "...All these illegitimate uses of campaign money have one thing in common. The money need not be laundered. It need only be brought in from the donor. And brought in it was. In planeloads of cash, brought in through the remote Mena airport and transferred to the trunk of the Cadillac of bag man Jerry Parks who, according to the London Telegraph, together with Vince Foster transported the illegal cash to Little Rock. Both Foster and Parks are now dead, and we have no idea how much cash was brought in through this route, though we suspect it surpassed the amount of money that was laundered into legitimate political spending. Of all the bag men discovered so far, six are now dead, 36 have pleaded the Fifth Amendment, eleven have fled the country, and eleven are living in foreign countries and refuse to cooperate...."

American Spectator 2/1/98 "…In his December 1997 Presswatch article, "Vince Foster Redux, " he takes aim at Christopher Ruddy and stands up to the ridiculous conspiracy theories. I was the first police officer on the scene at Fort Marcy. My colleagues and I have endured outrageous accusations concerning this case. In one instance I was accused, in print, of having murdered Mr. Foster at the Central Intelligence Agency. Later, I reportedly transported his body to Fort Marcy in the trunk of a police car! I have over ten years of federal law enforcement experience. Both my brother and I joined the United States Park Police together. Our father was a police officer, so working in the field of law enforcement was inherent to us. I have appeared before hundreds of formal judicial proceedings. Never has my credibility been questioned. But along comes Mr. Ruddy. Suddenly I am a conspirator in the murder of a high-ranking official. I cooperated in each investigation concerning this incident. I appeared before the grand jury for two days….. I can put up with the harassing post cards that I received, and telephone calls made to my family. I even laugh at the fact that Mr. Ruddy would follow officers home after work in order to interview them, so that the "truth" could be told. But I will not allow Mr. Ruddy to question my truthfulness. Mr. Ruddy started his "investigation" some six months after the suicide. The memories of individuals not directly involved in the investigation do tend to fade after time. And, since I have had the opportunity to be interviewed by Mr. Ruddy, I'm well aware of the direction he wanted to go regarding the "investigation." --Kevin B. Fornshill United States Park Police Rock Creek Station Washington, D.C…."

Newsmax.com 9/14/99 "..... An Arkansas State Trooper who once guarded Bill Clinton has revealed startling new information about Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Trooper Larry Patterson, a recently retired 32-year veteran of the state police, had been the most senior member of the elite Governor's Security Detail during the period Bill Clinton served as Governor. During that time, Patterson became privy to Bill and Hillary Clinton's most closely guarded secrets. Patterson told his story exclusively to NewsMax.com and Internet Vortex..... In More than Sex Patterson makes bombshell revelations, some of which have never been disclosed before: ...... Violence against Women. Trooper Patterson says he believes Bill Clinton is capable of rape. He reveals for the first time his encounter outside the Governor's mansion with a woman who had been injured. ..... Organized Crime. The press has ignored reporting of this critical issue, but Patterson says Clinton had a close relationship with the head of the Dixie Mafia.... Patterson said Clinton regularly received gifts from the reputed mob boss. Patterson also discloses new details of Bill Clinton's relationship with Dan Lasater-a one-time bond dealer who served time in federal prison for cocaine distribution charges. ....Ethnic Slurs about Jews. Both Hillary and Bill Clinton frequently used slurs during heated arguments with each other, Patterson said....The use of the "N" word. Patterson said Bill Clinton would use the word "nigger" - the "N" word - when he was angry with African-American opponents....Patterson said Clinton also used the "N" word during the 1992 campaign when referring to Jesse Jackson.. ....Hitler and Mein Kampf. Bill Clinton, Patterson said, spoke admiringly of Hitler and was fascinated by his book Mein Kampf....... Vince Foster. Patterson explains why he believes Vince Foster was murdered...... Helen Dickey's Call. On the day of Vince Foster's death, Patterson said he learned about the death before the Park Police even found Foster's body and hours before the White House said they were informed. Patterson's information, corroborated by another trooper, exposes a cover-up bigger than Watergate. ...... The NewsMax.com audio cassette tape More than Sex: Trooper Larry Patterson Reveals the Secrets of Bill and Hillary Clinton is available for $19.95 plus $4.50 shipping and handling by calling 1-877-NewsMax...."

WorldNetDaily.com 9/15/99 Sarah Foster "...A three-judge federal panel yesterday unsealed a 511-page report, submitted by Kenneth Starr grand jury witness Patrick Knowlton in June, which -- in the view of its authors -- presents incontrovertible evidence of conspiracy and cover-up by the Justice Department and the Office of the Independent Counsel in connection with their investigations into Vincent Foster's death and counters the official conclusion that the top White House official "committed suicide by gunshot in Fort Marcy Park on July 20, 1993." At the same time, the panel -- headed by David B. Sentelle, with Richard D. Cudahy and Peter T. Fay -- denied Knowlton's request that this report be attached as an amendment to the Interim Report (the "Starr Report") on the investigation of Foster's death, which was released Oct. 10, 1997. There has been no final report. ...Knowlton's two reports are built on charges developed in a civil suit he filed Oct. 25, 1996, charging FBI agents, U.S. Park Police employees and others with obstruction of justice, witness intimidation, and personal harassment. An amended complaint was filed last October adding defendants and additional information. The civil rights suit was dismissed Sept. 9. Today Knowlton was expected to file a motion to reconsider that ruling while he prepares to appeal the ruling of John Garrett Penn to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia....."

WorldNetDaily.com 9/15/99 Sarah Foster "...The White House account from the outset was met with a barrage of criticism from some very vocal, outspoken critics -- among them Western Journalism Center, the parent organization of WorldNetDaily. Another is witness Patrick Knowlton, 44, who had stopped briefly at Fort Marcy an hour and a half before the body was discovered. He insists Foster's silver-gray 1989 Honda was not in the parking lot at 4:30 p.m. when he arrived, though Foster had presumably driven it there, parked, then walked 700 feet to the earthworks of the fort where he took his own life. Knowlton did, however, see a mid-1980s model, rust-brown Honda with Arkansas plates and a blue late-model sedan. Knowlton later reported that no one was in the Honda, but the driver of the sedan stood by that car watching him "menacingly" as he walked into the woods seeking a secluded place where he could relieve himself, and he was still there when Knowlton returned a few minutes later....... Knowlton notified the U.S. Park Service as to what he had seen in the parking lot as soon as word of Foster's death was made public on July 21, but was not contacted for a statement until the following spring. FBI agents interviewed him in April and May 1994 prior to the release of the Fiske Report, but falsified his account of what he saw. Despite Knowlton's insistence that the car he saw was a 1983-84 rust-brown Honda, the agents in their report wrote that he had seen Foster's 1989 Honda. It was clearly important to establish that Foster's car was in the parking lot at 4:30 p.m. since the medical examiner and others later set the approximate time of death between 2:00 and 4:20 p.m. ...."

WorldNetDaily.com 9/15/99 Sarah Foster "..."In its footnotes the Starr Report refers readers to documents that purport to prove the conclusions it makes," Knowlton's Report declares. "Of these 353 footnotes, 265, or 75 percent of them, refer the reader to documents that are unavailable." In their evaluation of the Starr Report, the three researchers focused on its inconsistencies and contradictions...."

WorldNetDaily.com 9/15/99 Sarah Foster "..."Over 20 people (Park Police and paramedics) saw the body at the park and nobody reported a large exit wound at the back of the head," Clarke said emphatically. "Plus, the bullet was never found." Continuing on this theme, Clarke observed there is some testimony indicating the bullet may have exited the back of Foster's neck and did not remain in the skull, even though it was not found at the park. ...."

WorldNetDaily.com 9/15/99 Sarah Foster "...Asked what he considered the most significant findings in the report, Clarke drew attention to the section about the gunshot residue on Foster's hands, which the OIC maintains is proof that he fired the gun. The Knowlton Report offers an interpretation its authors believe is more in keeping with the facts. "Foster couldn't have fired the weapon with the gunshot residue the way it was left on his hands," Clarke said. "The residue was caused by Foster holding his hands consistent with a defensive posture." That is, "His hands were spread open; he wasn't touching the gun, though he seems to have been pushing the barrel away when the gunman pulled the trigger." From page 225 of the Nolton Report: "Mr. Foster held his hands with the palms facing the revolver's cylinder -- consistent with his hands being in a definsive posture." To clarify this interpretation, the Report includes an showing the likely position of Foster's hands. ...."

WorldNetDaily.com 9/15/99 Sarah Foster "...Clarke also characterized as "significant" the fact that the manufacturer (Remington) of the bullets that were found in the official death weapon has never used what is called ball smokeless powder. "Ball smokeless powder is what was found on Vince Foster's body and clothing,' said Clarke. "We think that's significant because it's used for reloads. But professional hit men also use it to get particular firing characteristics out of a gun. That would be consistent with there being no exit wound. They'd put a light powder charge in the gun so that it wouldn't blow the back of his head off as it would, had it been stock ammunition. That's why I think it was a professional hit." ...."

WorldNetDaily.com 9/15/99 Sarah Foster "...A third major finding, in Clarke's opinion, was the role played at the Fort Marcy Park crime scene by Sgt. Robert Edwards -- a role the FBI and later the OIC tried to conceal. By carefully going over the statements of the "firefighters" (emergency medical technicians), paramedics and Park Police officers, the Knowlton team was able to compile a minute-by-minute timetable of who arrived when, where they went, what they did, who and what they saw, and so on. Comparing the timetable with the witness accounts of the state of the body, "We found out that the body had been tampered with at Fort Marcy Park and by whom," said Clarke. "It was Sgt. Edwards. We have flat-out proved that." ..."

WorldNetDaily.com 9/15/99 Sarah Foster "...Edwards has long been recognized by Foster-death skeptics as a mystery man. He was with the Glen Echo Station of the U.S. Park Police, but was not the shift commander that evening nor was he one of the detectives on the case. "I still don't know who he is," said Clarke. "(Investigator John) Rolla testified he had never seen him before and nobody knew who he was -- but I don't know if he (Rolla) was right on this because there was never any follow-up on the depositions. "But he (Edwards) was definitely assigned to the Glen Echo station, because I called there and learned he had been transferred to Georgia." Specifically, Edwards was transferred to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center at Glynco, Ga., to serve as an instructor, according to a statement obtained by WorldNetDaily though a Freedom of Information Act request in 1997.....Despite his somewhat ambiguous position at the Glen Echo station, at 6:28 p.m. Edwards arrived and took charge of the investigation -- only to disappear 20 minutes later as quietly as he had arrived. For over 15 minutes he was alone with Foster's body..... At 6:26 Edwards arrived at the site while Ferstl was taking pictures. He asked Ferstl to hand over the seven Polaroids and ordered him to return to the parking lot. The photos were not inventoried and Edwards never turned them in as evidence. ....."

WorldNetDaily.com 9/15/99 Sarah Foster "...From 6:27 until 6:43, Edwards was alone with the body. How did he spend that time? According to the Report, "Sometime during the over 15 minutes Sergeant Edwards was alone with the body, an untraceable .38 caliber black revolver replaced the automatic pistol in Mr. Foster's hand. Edwards also moved Mr. Foster's head to the right side, causing blood to flow out of the mouth onto his right side (and leaving a stain on the right cheek from its contact with the bloody right shoulder). This made it appear that the blood already on the right side, which had in fact drained from the right side neck wound, had come from the mouth. He thus concealed the existence of the neck wound (inconsistent with suicide), and made it appear as if Mr. Foster may have been shot in the mouth (consistent with suicide). The official explanation for the contact blood stain on the right cheek is that it had appeared when an unknown fire-and-rescue worker checked the pulse." Sgt. Edwards disappeared as mysteriously as he arrived. He was observed taking Polaroids -- which he later reportedly denied. No one knows when he left, but it was some time around 6:50. For all his involvement at the scene, there is no public record of his being interviewed by the FBI or Fiske investigators...."

WorldNetDaily.com 9/15/99 Sarah Foster "....Foster's missing keys: Investigator John Rolla checked Foster's pockets at the site and found no car keys, though Foster carried two rings of keys. Later that evening -- following a visit to the morgue by William Kennedy and Craig Livingstone -- Rolla checked Foster's pockets again and discovered both key rings....... "

WorldNetDaily.com 9/15/99 Sarah Foster "...The guns at the park: Only two of the witnesses who saw the gun before Edwards was there remembered what type of gun it was. Said Clarke, "One of them, (paramedic George) Gonzalez called it a revolver, and (paramedic Richard) Arthur is 100 percent sure it was a semi-automatic and even drew a picture of it while under oath. He was adamant about it...."

WorldNetDaily.com 9/15/99 Sarah Foster "...Lack of fingerprints: Foster's fingerprints were on neither the official gun nor its ammunition. The FBI lab explained that problem away, saying latent prints could be "destroyed" by the summer heat; however, one print was found on the pistol grip. Tests showed it did not match Foster's or the prints of any of the investigators handling the gun. "To this day, that print still has not been compared to those on file in the FBI database," the Report charges....."

WorldNetDaily.com 9/15/99 Sarah Foster "...The Autopsy: "The Starr Report hides the fact that the autopsy began before the police arrived, in violation of the requirements of the Medical Examiner's Office," observes the Knowlton Report; moreover, the autopsy was begun a day ahead of schedule and without the two investigating officers being in attendance. Originally scheduled for Thursday, July 22, Fairfax County Medical Examiner Dr. James Beyer, with only an assistant whose name he refused to divulge, began the autopsy some time before 10 a.m., Wednesday. By the time investigators did arrive, Beyer had destroyed considerable evidence about the alleged gunshot in the mouth. "Prior to our arrival the victim's tongue had been removed as well as parts of the soft tissue from the pallet," Officer James Morrissette reported. The OIC carefully omitted Morrisette's sentence from its report, saying six people attended the autopsy, but neglecting to mention they weren't all present when Beyer began his work...."

WorldNetDaily.com 9/15/99 Sarah Foster "...Missing X-rays: There are "conflicting reports" explaining the lack of x-ray evidence: x-rays were taken and readable (but lost); x-rays were taken but unreadable; the x-ray machine was broken; and that it worked "sometimes, but not for Mr. Foster's autopsy." Testifying before a Senate committee in 1994, Dr. Beyer said, "the machine wasn't working -- and I saw no need to take an x-ray." ..."

NewsMax 9/23/99 ".....Patterson's suspicions about the murder of Vincent Foster are further buttressed by his knowledge of a cover-up relating to the circumstances of the death. On the day of Foster's death, Patterson said he received a phone call from fellow Arkansas state trooper Roger Perry who was working at the governor's mansion. Perry told Patterson "he had received a call from Helen Dickey, who had been working at the White Hous" According to Perry, Dickey, a social aide, had called to notify Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker that "Vince Foster had been found in the parking lot of the White House and had shot himself." While Dickey's account to Perry, which Perry has corroborated in a sworn affidavit, contradicts official claims Foster killed himself at Fort Marcy Park, Dickey's call raised a more significant discrepancy. Patterson said he is certain he had just arrived home from work, no later than 5:30 PM Central time, but most likely at about 5:00 PM, when he received Perry's call about the death. Dickey's call would have been placed to Perry between 6 to 6:30 PM Eastern Time. Based on the Trooper's account, Dickey would have known about Foster's death a full two-and-half hours before Park Police claim they identified the body in Fort Marcy Park as Foster's, and a full three hours before the White House claimed they were notified of Foster's death - about 9PM that night. The fact that people knew of Foster's death, earlier, perhaps even before Foster's body was found in Fort Marcy, again raises a suspicion of murder, Patterson suggests. Patterson has been questioned about this by investigators for Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr. Patterson was shocked that Starr's agents, rather than seek the truth of the matter, attempted to get him to change or alter his account to fit with official claims. Patterson said the FBI agents "tried for an hour and 15 minutes to get me to change my story."..... Patterson didn't budge. And phone records that would support his claims, investigators told him, have disappeared or don't exist. Patterson and Perry's claims about the Dickey call did raise questions of Senate investigators. In 1995 the Senate Whitewater committee called Helen Dickey to testify. Dickey denied she called Perry early that evening or said that Foster died in the parking lot. During the Senate Hearing, the Democratic counsel claimed both Patterson and Perry were "former troopers" who had refused to testify. Patterson calls this a lie and said he was never told about the hearing, asked to testify, or subpoenaed to testify. Patterson said Vince Foster's death frightens him. "I'm very, very concerned," he said......."

Freeper logos 9/23/99 memo to FBI "....Memo: To honest FBI agents with integrity and courage

Subject: False Official Reports in connection with the investigation of an Unattended Death

One: The official autopsy protocol concerning the post-mortem examination of one Vincent Foster contains no reference to post-mortem lividity.

Two: As post-mortem lividity is a response of a no-longer-living body to the forces of gravity, it cannot be stopped; neither can it be faked. Nor will it be dissipated until the onset of advanced decomposition.

Three: Based on personal attendance at autopsies over the years and careful perusal of autopsy protocols from autopsies not attended, I can attest that this is the first one I have ever noted where post-mortem lividity was omitted as a finding of the subject autopsy.

Four: As post-mortem lividity is vividly obvious to the naked and untrained eye, it is impossible to accept the premise that it was "overlooked" in the case of Vincent Foster. Untrained police and ambulance attendants, for example, might have mistaken it for massive bruising rather than for what it actually was, but they would not have "missed" it. No certified pathologist, forensic or otherwise, could possibly overlook it.

Five: When are you honest FBI agents, those of you with integrity and courage, going to do your jobs, identify and interview all those who would have seen the unclothed body of Vincent Foster, asking them about any "large bruises" on the body?

Six: When are you honest FBI agents, those of you with integrity and courage, going to do your jobs, and hold to the fire the feet of the pathologist who performed the autopsy of Vincent Foster, and demand to know what he knows about post-mortem lividity in this specific case? He could not have missed it; therefore, he must have omitted any reference to it for a reason.

Purpose: If this story of the trooper is true, the presence and location of post-mortem lividity on the body of Vincent Foster would be far different than if he died where his body was found. For starters, if he died where he was found all signs of post-mortemn lividity would be found on the posterior, or down side of his body (lower back, buttocks, backs of thighs, lower backs of ankles and heels). If he died sitting up in an automobile, post-mortem lividity might also be found in those areas of the body, but they would also be found on some anterior portions of the body (lower abdomen, fronts of ankles, and tops of feet). Since post-mortem lividity "sets" fairly quickly in warm to hot weather, if any post-mortem lividity was present on any anterior location of Vincent Foster's body, that is prima facia evidence that his body was moved after death. ...."

Washington Weekly 9/27/99 "…..


After experiencing some technical difficulties at its launch last week, the
www.FBIcover-up.com website containing the 511-page Patrick Knowlton report recently unsealed by a three-judge panel is now up and running. From the website: This web site contains a document filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Special Division for the Purpose of Appointing Independent Counsels, in re: Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan Association (Whitewater). It was filed on June 23, 1999, under seal, on behalf of Patrick Knowlton. On September 14, 1999, the three-judge panel of the Special Division of the Court ordered that the filing be unsealed……. "

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit 10/26/99 "….No. 98-5535 Accuracy in Media, Inc., Appellant v. National Park Service, Appellee Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia No. 97cv02109) ……. Williams, Circuit Judge: Accuracy in Media, Inc. ("AIM") applied under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. s 552 ("FOIA"), for photos of the body of the late Deputy White House counsel Vincent W. Foster, Jr., taken at the scene of his death and at the autopsy (as well as other documents about which there is no longer any dispute)….. We have already held that the protected privacy interests do extend beyond the interests of a document's subject while alive, see Camp- bell v. U.S. Department of Justice, 164 F.3d 20, 33-34 D.C. Cir. 1998), and we adhere to that view….."

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit 10/26/99 "….Specifically, AIM relies on three statements about Foster's wounds that differ from the conclusion reached by the two congressional inquiries and the two independent counsels, namely, that Foster had an entrance wound in the mouth and an exit wound in the back of the head, which are consistent with suicide. First, a paramedic who was at the scene, reported the wound as an entrance wound at the neck. Second, a Dr. Donald Haut, of the Fairfax County medical examiner's office, examined Foster at Ft. Marcy Park and filed a report that described Foster's wounds on one page as "perforating gunshot wound mouth-head" and on the next as "mouth to neck." Finally, an FBI memo states there was no exit wound at all.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit 10/26/99 "….We find AIM's evidence considerably below the threshold. The Starr Report characterizes the exit wound as three inches from the top of the head. Starr Report at 31. De- pending on what one views as the "top" of the head, the discrepancy between this and assertions of a neck exit wound may be matters of characterization. Further, the paramedic, after reviewing photos (presumably ones belonging to the disputed set), admitted that he may have been mistaken about Foster having a neck wound. Starr Report at 34 n.77. Dr. Haut's report is internally inconsistent, with one assertion consistent with the later reports from Congress and the two independent counsels. AIM asserts that the consistent entry on Dr. Haut's report was the product of an alteration. On the photocopy that is part of our record, there does appear to be a deletion on Dr. Haut's typed report just before the word "head," so we cannot rule out AIM's speculation that "neck" had appeared but was deleted. Without more, however, the possibility that "neck" ever appeared in the now-empty space is hardly "compelling evidence" that any government actor has behaved illegally. At least while completing that part of the report, Dr. Haut presumably thought "head" correct. Finally, the FBI memo reporting that there was no exit wound is a puzzling document of unknown origin. But it merely purports to offer "preliminary results" and is date- stamped "July 23, 1993," only three days after Foster died.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit 10/26/99 "….When multiple agencies and personnel converge on a com- plex scene and offer their hurried assessments of details, some variation among all the reports is hardly so shocking as to suggest illegality or deliberate government falsification. Nor does it suggest that the congressional or independent counsel inquiries got anything wrong regarding Foster's wounds. The Starr Report is altogether credible in its assertion that the photos are "[s]ome of the best evidence" of the nature of Foster's wounds, Starr Report at 16, and those who have viewed them have concluded that Foster suffered an entrance wound in the mouth and an exit wound in the back of the head. The likelihood that the photos contradict the statements of all four investigating agencies seems remote. While we agree that falsification by the agencies would show government illegality--under the present facts, indeed, illegality on a massive scale--there is no persuasive evidence of such falsification, much less compelling evidence.

UPI Wire 10/26/99 "…..A federal appeals court Tuesday refused to release autopsy photos of the late White House aide Vince Foster to the conservative group, Accuracy in Media. A number of investigations, including one by then-independent counsel Kenneth Starr, determined that Foster had committed suicide in 1993, but Accuracy in Media claimed a fresh examination of the photos would be "crucial for getting the truth" about how the Clinton aide really died……"

Judicial Watch 10/27/99 Joe Giganti "….On October 26, the U.S. Supreme Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an opinion affirming the lower court's decision not to release to Accuracy in Media, Inc. (AIM) crime scene photos of White House Deputy Counsel Vincent Foster, who was found dead on July 20, 1993. AIM, a non-profit media watchdog organization, has been investigating the Foster death since 1994. Its investigation has been severely hampered by the unexplained disappearance of many crime scene photos and all autopsy X-rays. The U.S. Park Police investigators naively concluded that a gun in Foster's hand was proof that he killed himself. A photo of this revolver that was leaked to the media shows the importance of photos in determining whether or not the findings of the official investigations are valid. The photo shows that the explanation the police gave for the gun not having fallen from Foster's hand when it was fired is false. They claimed Foster's thumb was stuck in the trigger guard and that the gun had to be partially cocked to slip it down past his thumb joint. The photo shows only the tip of the thumb in the trigger guard. The gun was not stuck on the thumb…….

Judicial Watch 10/27/99 Joe Giganti "….The most important discrepancy exposed by a crime scene photo is the government's denial of a wound on Foster's neck. Miquel Rodriguez, the prosecutor hired by Starr to investigate this case, ordered a blow up of an original Polaroid of the right side of Foster's neck. It showed what has been described as "a dime-sized wound...marked by a black stippled ring...suggestive of a .22 caliber gunshot fired at point blank range." It is located where paramedic Richard Arthur said he saw a small-caliber bullet wound, under the jaw line near the ear. The Fiske Report says that the crime-scene and the autopsy photos don't show such a wound. Dr. Brian Blackbourne, Starr's pathologist, admitted that the autopsy photos showed a mark on "the side of the right upper neck just below the jaw line." He claimed it was "small fragments of dried blood" that had escaped being washed off before the photos were taken. Another expert says Blackbourne could not possibly tell that from a photograph. There is no evidence that any of these pathologists were shown the Polaroid blow up that Rodriguez had made….."

Judicial Watch 10/27/99 Joe Giganti "….It is obvious that the U.S. Park Service is fighting the release of the crime scene photos because they expose deliberate efforts by government investigators to cover up evidence that proves that Vince Foster did not die the way their reports say he did. The reason and nature of the death is important because Foster was involved in the issue of FBI files and other improper matters. "AIM intends to file a petition for a rehearing en banc with the appeals court," said Larry Klayman, Chairman and General Counsel of Judicial Watch….."

BQ's View 11/5/99 Blanquita Cullum "….Mike McNulty tells us that Vince Foster was the White House point man for Waco, and, before his death, was writing a letter about Waco that Webster Hubble was having a "very difficult" time with ... Hubble tried to convince Foster not to release this letter ... Afterward, Foster's widow said in testimony to the FBI that Foster had been bothered the most, among all his problems, by the death of all the children at Waco ... ... These and other findings have been revealed by producer-researcher McNulty in an amazing documentary of what happened at the Branch Davidian compound ... ... "

NewsMax.com 11/4/99 Carl Limbacher "….A new documentary film on the Waco massacre ties late deputy White House counsel Vince Foster, former Associate Attorney General Webster Hubbell and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton to the April 19, 1993 conflagration that took the lives of more than 50 adults and two dozen children……. But with a wrongful death civil suit brought by Davidian relatives, the ongoing investigation of a Waco special prosecutor and renewed interest in the massacre in several Congressional offices, Waco's Foster-Hubbell-Hillary axis could prove to be the most problematic for the White House. It's long been known that Hubbell was the Justice Department's point man on Waco. But the roles played by Foster and Mrs. Clinton have been overlooked until now. For evidence of a Foster connection, McNulty sources Dennis Sculimbrene, a retired FBI agent formerly assigned to conduct background checks at the Clinton White House. ….."

NewsMax.com 11/4/99 Carl Limbacher "….In the film, Sculimbrene says on camera: "(Foster) had a lot of things on his plate, the firing of the travel office being one of them. But nobody was killed in that. What I really think was on his mind was Waco. To this day, I don't understand what he meant by 'the FBI lied.'" Three months after Waco, Foster was found shot to death in a Virginia park. Investigators have ruled his death a suicide. In a note officials say Foster wrote ten days earlier, the fomer Rose lawyer complained, "the FBI lied to the AG (attorney general)." Though handwriting experts disagree on the authenticity of that note, those who believe Foster wrote it suggest it shows that he suspected Attorney General Janet Reno had been tricked into approving the deadly Waco raid. ….."

NewsMax.com 11/4/99 Carl Limbacher "…..Sculimbrene adds: "When you are troubled by something and feel responsible for something, you can only feel responsible for it if you could have done something about it. Perhaps Mr. Foster felt that he could have done something about Waco. Whether he tried to intervene, whether he was overruled..." Sculimbrene's comments are followed by an excerpt from the November 19, 1998 Congressional testimony of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr: ".....The extensive use of governmental privileges against grand jury and criminal investigations has, of course, been a pattern through this administration. Most notably, the White House cited privilege in 1993 to prevent Justice Department and Park Police officials from reviewing documents in Vincent Foster's office in the days after his tragic death." …...Sculimbrene: "The day after Vince Foster died, I got a phone call from a fella working on the case who told me that they, not explaining who they were; that they had agreed that the FBI was going to come over and do a regular crime scene search of Vince Foster's office."

NewsMax.com 11/4/99 Carl Limbacher "….Narrator Whitehurst: "During the Whitewater investigation, (Foster's secretary) Deborah Gorham testified that she saw a Waco file in the security file cabinet next to Mr. Foster's desk. In addition, Michael Chertoff, counsel to the Senate committee, inquired about a letter by Vince Foster involving Waco. Neither was ever recovered during or after the crime scene search and their whereabouts are still unknown."

Whitehurst notes that uniformed Secret Service officer Henry O' Neill testified that he saw the first lady's chief of staff Maggie Williams removing documents from Foster's office the night he died. Williams denied removing documents that night, but did admit she took documents two days later and stored them in the first lady's living quarters' closet. In the film, White House intern Thomas Castleton testifies before the Senate Whitewater Committee in 1995, "I was told (by Williams) that the contents of the box needed to be reviewed by the first lady." McNulty concludes this line of inquiry with the account of T. March Bell, who was a member of the 1995 House Waco investigation staff: "One of the interesting things that happens in an investigation is that you get anonymous phone calls. And we in fact received anonymous phone calls from Justice Department managers and attorneys who believe that pressure was placed on Janet Reno by Webb Hubbell, and pressure that came from the first lady of the United States." ….."

NewsMax.com 11/4/99 Carl Limbacher "….At a post-screening press conference, Bell explained that phone logs suggest Hillary, Foster and Hubbell worked on Waco together: "Those phone logs were Webb Hubbell's phone logs. There were calls from the first lady and Vince Foster to Webb Hubbell's office," during the Waco crisis. Bell said Mrs. Clinton grew more and more impatient as the Waco standoff came to dominate the headlines during the early months of the Clinton administration. It was she, Bell's source claims, who pressured a reluctant Janet Reno to act…."

Wall Street Journal 1/6/00 Barbara Olson "….Hillary Rodham Clinton's transformation from her husband's campaign manager and chief apologist to a politician in her own right moved closer to fruition this week. On Tuesday, two 26-foot moving vans lumbered onto Old House Lane in Chappaqua, N.Y., to disgorge Mrs. Clinton's possessions into her new home. The White House insisted that the Clintons had paid their own moving bills and delivered their own furniture. But it was hard not to doubt this assertion, given that White House secretary Carolyn Huber, a former assistant at the Rose Law Firm, was in charge of unpacking in Chappaqua. Ms. Huber, remember, had earned her 15 minutes of fame by "discovering" missing Whitewater billing records in a White House residence room Mrs. Clinton was using…… Mr. Starr apparently concluded that he had no legal authority to seek an indictment of a sitting president. But Mr. Clinton could yet face indictment after his term ends for lying and perhaps for helping to fleece a federally insured savings institution. And if anything, Mrs. Clinton--who has testified in the Whitewater inquiry six times--had a more direct and incriminating role in that scandal than her husband. The evidence is overwhelming that she worked more intensively on Whitewater matters than she ever admitted. The billing records onto which Ms. Huber stumbled had been subject to congressional and independent counsel subpoenas for months. They might have been among the documents in White House deputy counsel Vince Foster's office the night of his death. When those billing records were finally examined, they showed that Mrs. Clinton's involvement in the underlying savings-and-loan misconduct while she was a lawyer at the Rose firm in Arkansas was much greater than she had stated. Her possible role in hiding these records from the investigators is an important area of vulnerability as we saw in the indictment of Webster Hubbell, which identified Mrs. Clinton more than 30 times as the "1985-86 billing partner." Moreover, her conduct--and that of her chief of staff, Maggie Williams, and White House counsel Bernard Nussbaum--in collecting and concealing records from Foster's office has also never been satisfactorily explained, and could be part of a perjury and obstruction of justice indictment…"

American Spectator 2/96 James Ring Adams R Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. "…..Erskine Bowles moved on to the White House, where he is now deputy chief of staff.) With this level of interest in Hale, it becomes an even more striking coincidence that the FBI in Little Rock obtained its search warrant for Hale's office on the morning of july 20, 1993, just hours before Vincent Foster left the White House for the last time. The search warrant specified files on Susan Me Dou- gal's Master Marketing loan as one of its targets. The Kennedy notes show that both the Hale case and the RTC criminal referrals were oil the agenda for that November 5, 1993 meeting of seven lawyers that was a turning point in the White House effort at damage control. The notes record one focus of the meeting under the euphemistic talking point, "try to find out what's going on in investigation." The two investigations discussed at length were the indictment of David Hale and the RTC's look at Madison contributions to CIinton's campaign fund. (The notes make the startling comment that the FBI subpoena to Hale might have been a "factor" in Vincent Foster's death.) In one overlooked but damning line, Kennedy wrote "RTC -- people trying to get BC [Bill Clinton] and JGT [rim Guy Tucker]." This line comes just before the much discussed note: "Vacuum [space] Rose Law files space] WWDC [Whitewater Development Co.] Does -- subpoena." The seven lawyers at the meeting, four of whom were on the federal payroll, seemed to regard the RTC's work as the product of a per- sonal vendetta and hence fair game for interference. Certainly the meeting produced immediate results. On November 9, the "powers that be" removed Jean Lewis from the Madison case, as she noted in an e-mail to her Kansas City superiors…."

NewsMax 12/27/99 "….Congressional investigators never got a straight answer when they asked whether President Clinton, along with top White House aides, had entered Vince Foster's office on the night Foster died. Barbara Olson, former Chief Investigative Counsel for the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, told NewsMax.com on Monday that a White House memo pointing to the secret Clinton visit raised probers' eyebrows. The memo, prepared in anticipation of Congressional hearings into the Travelgate scandal by administration lawyers Jane Sherburne and Miriam Nemetz, places Clinton in Foster's office on July 20, 1993, sometime after the White House learned of the lawyer's death: "(Mark) Gearan had conversations with (Bernie) Nussbaum preparing for the press briefing during which Nussbaum said he had looked in Foster's office for a (suicide) note and had not found one. After the President had come back from Foster's office, Gearan spoke with (David) Gergen; Gergen was calling from the Residence." (Draft Memo: Sherburne & Nemetz, May 15, 1996 -- Investigation of the White House Travel Office Firings and Related Matters -- page 663) …… Had there been corroboration that the President himself was a part of the search party, it would have added a dramatic new wrinkle to what many still suspect was an effort to sanitize the room of damaging evidence. But Olson, who spoke to NewsMax.com during a WABC radio interview with Landmark Legal Foundation's Mark Levin, said that the Travelgate Committee was never able to clear up the mystery. "We asked Jane Sherburne about (her memo placing Clinton in Foster's office) but never got an answer that led to anything concrete," Olson said…… "

NewsMax 12/27/99 "….President Clinton has maintained that he did not learn about his lawyer's death until after an appearance on "Larry King Live," which was broadcast from the White House the night Foster died. But at least one other account suggests that Clinton played a role in the Foster office search. "A make-up artist for CNN's 'Larry King Live' program has told federal investigators that she overheard a conversation indicating that Clinton was aware of Foster's death before he appeared on the King show live from the White House library," reported Christopher Ruddy for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in 1996. (Ruddy is now NewsMax.com's Executive Editor.) The make-up artist, later identified as Rose Precopio, said that an unidentified male aide approached Clinton while she was preparing him for TV and said that a note had been found in Foster's office. Precopio claimed that then-chief of staff Mack McLarty witnessed the exchange. ….News that Congressional probers suspected Clinton may have secretly entered Foster's office on the night he died comes just two weeks after Fox News Channel reported that two investigators for the Office of Independent Counsel now doubt the official verdict that Foster killed himself….."

NewsMax.com 1/5/00 Carl Limbacher "…..On the surface, the two women reportedly helping First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton move into her new New York digs don't have much in common. But when the history of the Clinton administration is finally written, both former Rose Law clerk Carolyn Huber and onetime Little Rock interior designer Kaki Hockersmith will be remembered primarily for one thing: Their connections to Deputy White House Counsel Vincent Foster's 1993 death. Hockersmith, described in Wednesday's New York Daily News, for instance, as "Hillary's pal/decorator", saw to it that White House interiors reflected the Clintons' unique tastes. Some describe the Hockersmith-Clinton touch as "early Hot Springs" (back when Al Capone used to take it on the lam to the Arkansas party town). It was Hockersmith's work remodeling 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. that earned her the dubious distinction of a mention in Foster's so-called suicide note. In the midst of his lamentation about the then-burgeoning Travelgate scandal, the Clintons' soon-to-be-dead Whitewater lawyer detoured to defend Hockersmith's honor by blaming her cost overruns on a conspiracy of career White House workers: "The Ushers Office plotted to have excessive costs incurred, taking advantage of Kaki and HRC," Foster wrote in what investigators say was his own hand. A Vast Ushers Office Conspiracy. Sound familiar? Put that tidbit together with the findings of three leading handwriting experts who in 1995 declared Foster's note a "bad forgery," and one might even suspect......Well, never mind.

NewsMax.com 1/5/00 Carl Limbacher "…..Carolyn Huber is an even more interesting character. The media duly noted that the loyal Hillary aide was the very same person who in January 1996 unearthed Mrs. Clinton's long-subpoenaed Rose Law billing records in the White House Book Room. Those would be the very same documents that revealed notes scrawled in the margin by Foster himself, along with Mrs. Clinton's fingerprints right next to some of the more damaging entries. Were those billing records removed from Foster's office on the night he died? Journalists pretend this is still a mystery by conveniently ignoring the fact that Huber, along with Maggie Williams, Harry Thomason and Susan Thomases, was one of four people Mrs. Clinton called immediately after she learned of Foster's death……. And Huber? Consider her reaction when she stumbled across Mrs. Clinton's Rose Law records in 1996. According to Hillary biographer Gail Sheehy: "A jittery Huber called the Clintons' personal attorney, David Kendall, to report her find.....'Where were these?', (White House lawyer Jane) Sherburne demanded. Distresssed to the point of trembling, Huber stammered that she had earlier come across them on a table in the Book Room on the third floor of the residence. That set off more alarm bells for Sherburne. The Book Room was right next to a room Hillary sometimes used as an office." Sheehy continues, "After a brief huddle with other lawyers, Sherburne went back at Huber with more probing questions. How did these records get from the Book Room to her office? When? What was the sequence? Huber became very confused. She had brought them over from the residence three months ago, she said; no, maybe five months ago; no, ten months; maybe eight months." …..Huber's "confusion" becomes understandable in the context of something else Sheehy reports: "Carolyn Huber was handed the Clintons' personal files that were removed from Vince Foster's office in the days after his July 1993 suicide. Two days after Foster's death, Hillary had asked Huber to transfer the documents to a locked closet in the personal quarters of the White House. They were kept in the Book Room, next to a space that Hillary occasionally used as an office." ….."

NewsMax.com 1/19/2000 Carl Limbacher "…. She had to go to Buffalo before she got hit with a tough question. But as Hillary Clinton's Wednesday morning interviewer told her, "I'm no Matt Lauer"; a reference to the NBC host who helped her spin Monicagate as "A Vast Right Wing Conspiracy." To prove his point, WGR-AM radio's Tom Bauerle broke the mainstream media's Vince Foster taboo and asked the First Lady whether she'd ever cheated on her husband with the late Deputy White House counsel…… HILLARY: Well, you know, Tom, I do hate you for that. Because, you know, those questions I think are really out of bounds. And everybody who knows me knows the answers to those questions. You know, I just.... BAUERLE: Is the answer no? HILLARY: Well, yes. Of course it's no. But it's an inappropriate question.. .. When she told the Buffalo radio audience that everyone who knows her realizes the Foster stories are untrue, Mrs. Clinton must have forgotten about longtime F.O.B., former White House personnel director David Watkins. A close friend of the Clintons who goes back with the President to their boyhood days together in Hope, Arkansas, Watkins told The American Spectator in 1996: "Ileene (Watkins' wife) was told soon after we arrived in Washington that Vince and Hillary were involved in a love affair. She was told by someone who was very close to Vince. And they said it was not idle speculation -- everyone in Vince's family knew about it." Watkins is corroborated by at least two of the Clintons' state trooper bodyguards, each of whom has spoken publicly about catching Hillary and Foster in physically compromising situations….."

Washington Weekly 1/31/2000 Marvin Lee "…..On January 19, U.S. Senate candidate Hillary Clinton was asked by Buffalo, NY radio host Tom Bauerle whether there was any truth to the stories that she had had an affair with White House Deputy Counsel Vince Foster who was found dead in Fort Marcy Park in 1993: …. Former Arkansas State Trooper L.D. Brown, who was assigned to the security detail of then-Governor Bill Clinton, disagrees. "As to the Vince Foster affair, it was real and torrid at that. I know, I saw it and Hillary and I talked about it," he tells the Washington Weekly. "I think she showed her true colors by taking up the interviewer on his offer to hate him." L.D. Brown describes the love affair between Hillary Clinton and Vince Foster, as he witnessed it, in his book Crossfire: Witness in the Clinton Investigation, where he points out that: It has amazed me that the subject has been taboo in the 'mainstream media.' Especially after he committed suicide, a serious discussion of motive could not be undertaken until that variable had been included in any hypothesis. Chapter Five, "The True Loves of Their Lives," from Crossfire is reprinted with permission in its entirety in this issue of the Washington Weekly….."

NewsMax.com 2/20/00 Carl Limbacher "….. For those familiar with the Ruddy-Scaife history there's little doubt about what most irks the First Lady. Just peruse a copy of the White House's Hillary inspired "Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce" and you'll see that Ruddy's writings questioning the so-called suicide of Vince Foster -- and Scaife's courageous support of Ruddy's investigation -- have driven the White House positively bonkers. So it's doubly odd that Hubbell should be the chosen vehicle for Clintonian vengeance. Recall, on the night of Foster's death Hubbell himself told longtime Rose Law colleague Phillip Carroll, "Don't believe a word you hear. It wasn't a suicide. It couldn't have been." ("The Death of Hope," Esquire Magazine -- Nov. 1993) While touting his 1997 book Friends in High Places on Bob Grant's nationally syndicated talk radio show, NewsMax.com caught up with Hillary's former Rose Law partner. What about his "Don't believe it's a suicide..." quote, we wanted to know? "The night that Vince died was one of the most terrible nights of my life," Hubbell told NewsMax.com. "Phil Carroll was (Vince's) closest partner back in Little Rock. He was his mentor. But he was also Catholic. And I know how strongly Phil felt about suicide and couldn't believe it." ……..Back when Hubbell was still the number three man at Justice, the First Lady actually asked him to investigate rumors that a Navy "hit team" had taken Foster out. If Hubbell's Vast Right Wing Conspiracy lawsuit against Ruddy and Scaife ever actually materializes, perhaps we'll see a courtroom examination of his and Hillary's own Foster suicide doubts......."

Newsmax.com 3/4/00 "…..The discovery of the White House's long-lost e-mails was first reported by Insight Magazine in December 1998. But along with this cache of evidence, Insight also revealed that "thousands of pages of White House telephone records," covering the period of January 1992 through December 1998, had been found. Although Insight didn't say so, this meant that evidence may exist to prove the claims of two Arkansas state troopers, who say they were told about Foster's death before police had informed even the White House -- perhaps even before his body was discovered. Troopers Roger Perry and Larry Patterson, who were assigned to the Arkansas governor's mansion the day Foster died, told investigators in 1995 that White House aide Helen Dickey called to report that Foster had shot himself in the parking lot. Dickey's call, insist the lawmen, came at least an hour before police notified the White House. Both Perry and Patterson filed sworn affidavits to back their accounts. But Ms. Dickey told Foster case probers she didn't make that call till at least 10:30pm, more than four hours after the White House lawyer's body had been found. Independent Counsel Ken Starr sided with Dickey, mainly because he was unable to find proof of the troopers' account. His report on Foster's death states simply: "Complete records for such calls are not available." …..When troopers Perry and Patterson were invited to testify before the Senate Whitewater Committee in February 1996, they urged investigators to press the White House on telephone records for July 20, 1993; records that would prove whether it was they -- or Helen Dickey -- who told the truth about the timing of her Foster phone call. When senate investigators failed to do so the troopers declined to testify, fearing that in the absence of proof they would be smeared as disgruntled Clinton-haters. ….."

World Net Daily 3/24/00 Charles Smith "……. The ghost of Vincent Foster still haunts President Clinton. Documented contradictions in a newly released medical report -- which does not match a previous, publicly available copy -- are raising renewed questions about Foster's death. Los Angeles attorney Allan Favish obtained the report from the Office of Independent Counsel through the Freedom of Information Act. Favish has additional information about the Foster death at his website. ……… Favish's interest, and the purpose of his FOIA request, was to inspect the original version of the report for alterations, to see if it had been improperly changed to conceal evidence of a neck wound, the existence of which the government denies. ……… His interest was piqued by the fact that the official record of the Foster death investigation contains unresolved contradictory information about the nature of a reported exit wound. Dr. Donald Haut, the only medical doctor to examine Foster's body where it was found, wrote a two-page "Report of Investigation by Medical Examiner," apparently signed on the day of death. Page one of Haut's report states the death shot was "mouth-head," but page two of the report states that the death shot was "mouth to neck." ……… Although Haut's report is not reproduced in any publicly available government publication, it is available from the National Archives, and it is quoted in the Senate Banking Committee's January 1995 report on the Foster death. The Senate Committee's report quotes from both pages of Haut's report and fails to note that the quoted language is contradictory, i.e., "mouth-head" and "mouth to neck." ……"

World Net Daily 3/24/00 Charles Smith "……. A "mouth to neck" description is significant because it contradicts the official autopsy conclusion of "mouth to head" and the conclusions of Independent Counsels Robert Fiske and Kenneth Starr. Starr's report on the Foster death says the autopsy report "indicates 'backward' and 'upward' as the direction of the bullet through the head". The doctor who performed the autopsy said the exit wound was "three inches from the top of the head." …….. Haut's report of a neck wound takes on even more significance in light of additional evidence: One such wound was reported to be an entrance wound on the side of the neck. Starr said that paramedic Richard Arthur, "initially said he saw what 'appeared to be a bullet wound, an entrance wound' on the neck." Not mentioned by Starr is that Arthur testified he was only two to three feet away from Foster when he observed the apparent bullet wound on the right side of Foster's neck, around the jaw line and underneath the right ear. But even Starr's expert, Dr. Brian Blackbourne, said an autopsy photo showed there was "dried blood" at the neck location, although he said the photo did not show any injury to the neck. ……….. The issue of possible alteration raises serious questions, because it is improper to alter a medical record that completely obscures words. According to a leading textbook on medical record-keeping, "Mastering Documentation," proper alteration of a medical record is done by lining out any words that need to be corrected so that all the original words can be recognized, and then initialing and dating the change. ………. In a declaration submitted in response to the Haut report FOIA lawsuit, Associate Independent Counsel Julie A. Corcoran states that the office of the independent counsel does not have the original version of the Haut report. She states, "at the time of the FOIA request" the independent counsel had "a certified copy of the report sought, not the original report." ......"

World Net Daily 3/24/00 Charles Smith "……. The copy in the National Archives and the copy from the independent counsel were both certified by the autopsy doctor, James Beyer, who was assistant chief medical examiner at the time. Beyer's certification on the National Archives copy is dated November 2, 1994. However, his certification on the independent counsel copy is dated January 30, 1995. In addition, Beyer certified both pages of the National Archives copy, but only the first page of the Independent counsel copy. Neither Fiske nor Starr addressed the inconsistency with Haut's report, except by hiding them from the public. Fiske's report failed to mention Haut's medical report. And Starr's report, released publicly in October 1997, quotes from the possibly altered language on page one of Haut's report that states "mouth-head," but does not quote the "mouth to neck" language on page two. According to Favish, the independent counsel was made aware in February 1998 that the copy of the Haut report found at the National Archives might have been improperly altered. ……."

 

Committee On Government Reform and Oversight 9/24/96 Deposition of Craig Livingstone "...

Mr. Burton. On the evening of July 20th, when you were at Vince Foster's home, did anyone speak to you about removing any documents or any other items from Vince Foster's office? The Witness. Absolutely not.
Mr. Burton. The White House Counsel's Office?
The Witness. Absolutely not.
Mr. Burton. Or anyplace else in the White House?
The Witness. Absolutely not.
Mr. Burton. Were you at the White House the morning of July 21st, 1993, the morning after the death of Vince Foster?
The Witness. I believe that I was.
Mr. Burton. At what time did you arrive at the White House that morning? And I will follow up by saying in your July 10th, 1995 deposition, with the Senate Whitewater Committee, you stated that you arrived at the White House at roughly 8:14 a.m. However, a chronology prepared by Jane Sherburne states that you arrived at the White House around 7:15 a.m.
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Mr. Burton. You stand by that statement that you are sure you did not go into his office?
The Witness. It doesn't refresh my memory today, sir, but I think that is basically what I just told you, I did not believe that I went in the office.
Mr. Burton. Secret Service Agent Bruce Abbott has stated under oath that he observed you and another man carrying a briefcase and a box of papers out of the elevator that goes to the second floor of the White House in the vicinity of Vince Foster's office on the morning of July 21st. He reported that you both left the building through the West Executive Avenue exit. You were carrying the briefcase. The young man was carrying the box. He was very explicit about this in his description of both the box and the briefcase, quote: "I would describe it as a leather or vinyl briefcase opening from the top, much in the fashion of a litigator's bag or a lawyer's briefcase with a strap over the top. I would describe it as opening in a clam shell fashion on the top. I observed that individual carrying one or perhaps two boxes with what appeared to be loose-leaf binders stacked vertically. That is what they appeared to be."
Did you remove a box, a briefcase or any documents from the White House Counsel's Office that morning?
Mr. Turk. Congressman, what you just read was a quotation from Agent Abbott?
Mr. Burton. Yes.
Mr. Turk. And did he make that statement to this committee, or -- I am not sure what you are reading from. I see that it's a prepared document for the examination.
Mr. Burton. Yes. He was under oath, and here is his testimony right here.
Mr. Turk. This is testimony -- is this in the House? This is the Senate Banking Committee.
Mr. Burton. Right.
Mr. Turk. And the question is?
Mr. Burton. The question is: Did you remove a box, a briefcase or any documents from the White House Counsel's Office that morning?
The Witness. I don't have any recollection of doing so. I don't believe that I did so. Anything other than pursuant to my normal duties.
Mr. Burton. But you can't categorically say that you did not remove any documents, any briefcase or any box from the Counsel's Office?
The Witness. I can categorically say that I did not remove anything from Vince Foster's office. I can categorically say that --
Mr. Turk. Can you categorically say whether or not you understood that anything that you may have been carrying out of the White House at any time that day, categorically understood, you did not -- you did not understand that anything you carried out of the White House that day was containing anything from Vince Foster's office?
The Witness. I can absolutely categorically state that.
Mr. Burton. That nothing that you took out of the White House or from the second floor that day was out --
Mr. Turk. If he took something.
The Witness. If at all; and I don't believe that's the case.
Mr. Burton. Okay. Did you remove a box, a briefcase or any documents from anywhere else on the second floor of the White House that morning?
The Witness. I have no knowledge of this alleged incident. I can't account for what the officer says he saw, sir.
Mr. Burton. Okay. We will pursue that.
Mr. Turk. Part of the problem is, you may recall, Congressman, is that this allegation surfaces long after the events, and Mr. Abbott made no -- you know, didn't ever report this.
Mr. Burton. There's more than just one or two people that substantiate the statements that he made.
Mr. Turk. Who else?
Mr. Burton. I am going to go into that.
Mr. Turk. Okay.
Mr. Burton. Bruce Abbott's supervisor Secret Service Officer Dennis Martin has stated under oath that Officer Abbott told him that same morning that he witnessed you and the other man carrying this box and briefcase down from the second floor. He did not just make this up later on. These two Secret Service guys have 30 years' combined service. I am giving this for background information.
Park Police Detective Peter Markland has stated under oath that he stopped you in the White House later that morning and asked you if you had taken a box of papers out of Vince Foster's office. He stated again, under oath, that you did not deny bringing a box of papers from the second floor, but you said they came from somewhere other than Vince Foster's office. Is that true?
The Witness. I don't recall the instance.
Mr. Burton. You don't remember this instance?
The Witness. No.
Mr. Burton. Do you know Peter Markland?
The Witness. I don't know Peter Markland.
Mr. Turk. Do you know who he is?
The Witness. I know who he is.

Charles Smith WorldNetDaily.com 4/00 "……. A newly released certified copy of a Virginia medical report on Vincent Foster, whose controversial death was officially ruled a suicide, suggests that officials may have altered a copy of the report the Virginia Medical Examiner gave to Ken Starr and the Office of Independent Counsel of 1995. The most recent copy of the certified report, obtained by WorldNetDaily, is clearly different from Starr's copy. ………… According to an exclusive WorldNetDaily interview with attorney Allan Favish, there are now three known, publicly available certified copies of the original version of the report. "The first and third of the certified copies show what appears to have been a sloppy attempt to obliterate a word on the original version using correction fluid or tape," stated Favish during an interview near his Los Angeles home. "The second certified copy, obtained from the Office of the Independent Counsel, does not show any evidence of this possible alteration," said Favish. "This raises the question of whether the Virginia medical examiner gave the independent counsel altered evidence," noted Favish.........., "[As to] the cause of death -- the 'mouth-head' language on page one appears to have been altered on the original with correction fluid or tape, almost completely concealing what appears to be a four-letter word, and leaving small black marks that appear to be the remnants of four letters. That would be improper." ......"

Senate Whitewater Hearings Volume 12/13/95 Testimony of William Burton "…… Sworn Testimony of C. William Burton, Former Policy and Staff Director for The Chief of Staff to the President.
Mr. Chertoff: Mr. Burton, do you recognize the number 202-628-7087?
Mr. Burton: Yes sir.
Mr. Chertoff: How do you recognize the number?
Mr. Burton: Shortly before the hearing started, I was given some papers by one of the Committee staff members and the number is that so-called mystery number that has been in question in front of this panel, and that's where I saw the number for the first time.......
Mr. Chertoff: This is really a simply point. You don't need to struggle with it. It's just common sense. There are apparently numbers at the White House that allow people to bypass the switchboard, right?
Mr. Burton: Yes sir.
Mr. Chertoff: You know from your own experience because you knew you had one number?
Mr. Burton: Yes sir.
Mr. Chertoff: Now, somewhere in the White House someone has those numbers?
Mr. Burton: I assume that is the case, yes, sir……
Mr. Chertoff: Now, let me ask you about the night of the [July, 1993] 20th. You were in Mr. McLarty's office?
Mr. Burton: I was there most of the day. I was there shortly before the Larry King show started that the President was appearing live on that night.........................
Mr. Chertoff: You were up there when Mr. McLarty spoke to the President after the show?
Mr. Burton: Yes, sir.
Mr. Chertoff: Did you know that the President called the First Lady?
Mr. burton: I found out later that he had called the First Lady.
Mr. Chertoff: Then, at some time after 10 p.m you returned to the Chief of Staff's office?
Mr. Burton: Yes, sir. ……..
Mr. Chertoff: Now, we have received a letter from the White House indicating that you recall that at what would have been 11:41 Eastern time and what was 10:41 Little Rock time you had a conversation with the First Lady.
Mr. Burton: I recall having a conversation with the First Lady that night. I did not remember the time. The time you just described is not inconsistent with what I remember.
Mr. Chertoff: How did you come to have that conversation?
Mr. Burton: I was in Mr. McLarty's private office most of the evening, and at some point that night I received a call from the First Lady. I don't remember if I answered the phone or if Ms. Mathews answered the phone and transferred the call in to me. I don't remember who answered the phone. It was the First Lady, and we had a personal conversation about Mr. Foster's death. It lasted about 10 or 15 minutes to the best of my recollection.
Mr. Chertoff: Now, was the First Lady looking for you?
Mr. Burton: That's my recollection.
Mr. Chertoff: So you pick up the phone and the First Lady says what?
Mr. Burton: I do not remember the precise words used during the conversation. I do remember the call quite well and remember the general areas we discussed……
Mr. Chertoff: Did she say why -- and I will put this in context for you, because she made very few calls that evening, and as she described it in her affidavit, she called some of her closest friends and colleagues. She called Maggie Williams and Harry Thomasson, she spent 20 minutes on the phone with Susan Thomases and then immediately hung up and within a moment called the mystery number, had a 10 minute conversation, then called Carolyn Huber, a very old friend from Arkansas, and then called her brother. Now, in the midst of these calls to these very, very close people, there's a call to what you have now told us is to you for 10 minutes. Are you a very close friend of the First Lady?
Mr. Burton: I consider myself a friend of the First Lady. I don't know that you would go so far as to say a close personal friend. I used to work with the First Lady. I knew Governor Clinton in the mid-1970s……
Mr. Burton: That's right. This may help to put it in context. Mr. McLarty had taken me up to the residence when he was going to notify the President about the death of Mr. Foster, the suicide of Mr. Foster because I had talked to the Park Police and was the point person in the White House at that time who knew about that and who knew the details in the event the President wanted more details about the suicide.
Mr. McLarty later advised me that he had notified the First Lady. He said I told her you had talked to the Park Police. If my recollection serves me right, he may have mentioned she may call you to talk about that…..
Mr. Chertoff: Now, as of the time the First Lady called you, had you, in fact, been notified of that notification?
Mr. Burton: Yes, sir. I think I testified previously that I remember that notification because it was, I think, a particularly tender one, a particularly dear one we had to be concerned about.
Mrs. Foster had lost her husband maybe the year prior to her son's suicide and was an elderly woman living in Hope alone in the Foster home. I wanted to absolutely sure she didn't find out by radio or by television, and even -- I didn't even want her to find out by telephone.
So I called George Frazier, who is an older man, a town father figure living in Hope, who had Mrs. Foster earlier in the evening and he and his wife had gone to get the preacher, Reverend Roark in Hope and went to the Foster farm to notify her, I think, at approximately 11:30 or 11:40. I know by that point I had ascertained that Mr. Frazier and his wife had contacted the preacher and were going out there..........
Mr. Chertoff: I want to focus on this conversation. What did you tell her?
Mr. Burton: There's one thing I specifically remember about that, and I told her whatever it was I knew at the time. I happened to remember specifically talking to her about the placement of the gun in Mr. Foster's mouth. The reason I remember that is because it made me a little bit uncomfortable telling someone who was a close friend of Mr. Foster about that particular gruesome detail.
The reason I decided to tell her that was it was that fact that the Park Policeman, the major lieutenant, whichever one I had talked to had used to tell me, convince me it had in fact been a suicide, it was the fact he used to explain -- let me tell you how I know it was a suicide.......
Mr. Burton: I think what she was saying was that in a suicide, often, where you have somebody like Mr. Foster who doesn't, in his day-to-day life, appear to be somebody despondent, appear to be somebody who is distraught enough to kill himself, how, in fact, they can be depressed.
It was just more an explanation to me about it.
Mr. Chertoff: What I am having trouble with here, Mr. Burton, is you begin with her asking you or your volunteering the gruesome detail about the gun being placed in the mouth in order to make Mrs. Clinton aware of your conclusion that it is a suicide rather than a death by another cause; right? Then, immediately, she tells you that she has concluded, based upon her thinking about this, that this was caused by depression. Is this the way the conversation was?
Mr. Burton: A couple of corrections there. One was I was repeating to her the Park Police's conclusion that it had been a suicide.
Mr. Chertoff: You did this because-----
Mr. Burton: Which I accepted after hearing the details of the scene, I did accept that conclusion.
Mr. Chertoff: From there, she had concluded, based on her experiences talking to Mrs. Gore, that depression often causes suicide and he might have been depressed. I am trying to figure out how you move from telling her it is a suicide to her, as you've testified a moment ago, telling you how these things are caused by depression. It seems to me you just told her it is a suicide and now you are telling me she's come back to you and said she has been reflecting on this and has come up with a cause….."


WorldNetDaily 5/16/00 Julie Foster "…..Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from a group seeking photographs of White House lawyer Vince Foster taken at the scene of his death in 1993. Accuracy in Media, a media watchdog group, argues the public has a "substantial interest" in the photos because they might show whether the government properly investigated Foster's death. ...... A large number of inconsistencies, contradictions and even instances of apparent evidence tampering following the mysterious death have never been explained. ……. Through a federal Freedom of Information Act request, Accuracy in Media asked the National Park Service to release photos taken of Foster's body at the scene of his death and during his autopsy. But the Park Service refused, citing an exemption for cases in which releasing information would create an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. …….. AIM appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing the public has a compelling interest to learn the nature of the White House attorney's death. But the court, without comment, declined to hear the case. "It seems all government institutions are afraid of this issue," said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, which represents AIM. "We will pursue this through other legal means." ………"

WorldNetDaily 6/10/00 "….. A key witness in the death of White House deputy counsel Vincent Foster charges that so-called "independent" investigations led by Robert Fiske and Kenneth Starr actually relied on FBI agents who had a vested interest in verifying the findings of their agency which, along with the U.S. Park Police, was deeply involved in the probe from the day Foster's lifeless body was discovered in Fort Marcy Park. Patrick Knowlton, who happened by the crime scene hours before Foster's body was found in the park on July 20, 1993, points out the FBI played a large role in the initial investigation, according to key depositions in the case. ………. The role of the FBI in the initial investigation has been, heretofore, little known. Press reports downplayed the extent of FBI involvement -- characterizing it as simply "monitoring" the work of the park police. Days after Foster's death, Justice Department spokesmen specifically stated that there was no investigation by the FBI. ……."

WorldNetDaily 6/10/00 "….. The breadth of the FBI's role in the initial 17-day death investigation was documented in a 20-page attachment http://fbicover-up.com/starr/addendum.htm added to Starr's Report by the three-judge panel on the Special Division of the United States Court of Appeals and released to the public Oct. 10, 1997. Knowlton submitted these 20 pages of official evidence to the court. ……… The evidence in the attachment showed that on the evening of the discovery of Foster's body, the FBI arranged to send FBI agents Scott Salter and Dennis Condon to the White House to investigate the death. They were dispatched to the White House the following morning, as agent Salter testified June 30, 1995. "(FBI Agent) John Danna called us in my car (on July 21) and told us to go to the southwest gate of the White House and meet him there and that we were ... going to be working on a death investigation involving Mr. Foster's death," Salter said in his deposition. When handed a memorandum and asked to identify it, agent Salter said: "[I]t's basically a summary of events from the 21st through the conclusion of, through August 4th or 6th or whatever it was, through the conclusion of the investigation that we did." Salter explained that the FBI's function was to interview witnesses along with the U.S. Park Police. …….. "

WorldNetDaily 6/10/00 "….. U.S. Secret Service Agent Paul Imbordino, in response to the question at his June 22, 1995, deposition, "Who conducted the interviews?" answered, "Park Police and FBI." Other FBI agents who conducted interviews during the initial investigation into Foster's death included Charles K. Dorsey and Bradley J. Garrett. …….During his July 30, 1994, deposition, U.S. Park Police Maj. Robert Hines testified that the FBI dominated much of the investigation. When asked, "Did there come a time when you determined that [the] Department of Justice was really in charge of this investigation?", Hines answered, "There came a time when I determined that they were calling a lot of shots, setting-up a lot of protocols ..." ……… The day after the death, July 21, FBI agents met with White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum, Assistant White House Counsel Steven Neuwirth and Assistant White House Counsel Clifford Sloan to discuss the search of Foster's office. In 1995, the Senate held well-publicized hearings concerning Nussbaum's refusal to let authorities see all the documents he reviewed during the office search on July 22 in the presence of the FBI and the Park Police. There were allegations that White House personnel searched the office before Nussbaum's official search. Yet, the FBI had already searched the office and removed evidence, according to a U.S. Secret Service report, written by a technical security division officer. On Aug. 3, 1993, that officer wrote that on July 31, 1993, 11 days after the death, an FBI agent told him of the FBI's involvement in the case. ......"

WorldNetDaily 6/10/00 "…..The source of the information that "the FBI had removed evidence" was the officer who was there to change the locks on Wednesday, July 21. The FBI was later charged with determining who had secretly ferreted-out documents from Foster's office in the aftermath of his death and determining what was removed. …….. Additionally, FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Robert Bryant admitted that a federal assassination statute required the FBI to exercise primary jurisdiction over the case. At an Aug. 10, 1993, press conference, Bryant explained that the FBI ruled the death a suicide. …….. "

NewsMax.com 7/11/00 Carl Limbacher "…..As part of a ruling on Monday ordering a full evidentiary hearing into missing White House e-mails, U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth told the Clinton administration to search for the hard drive in the computer used by the late Vincent Foster, the deputy White House counsel who was found shot to death in a Virginia park seven years ago this month. …… "The court will also order the search of Vincent Foster's hard drive due to the fact that there is evidence that Foster as deputy White House counsel at the time of the underlying events in this case had a supervisory role over both then-associate White House counsel William Kennedy and the director of Office of Personnel Security at the time, Craig Livingstone," Lamberth wrote. …….Questions about Foster's computer hard drive have swirled for years. In his 1996 bestselling book Unlimited Access, former White House FBI agent Gary Aldrich revealed that by the time Whitewater investigators finally got around to looking for the drive, it had been deliberately destroyed………"

Just a few added notes: John Whitehead (no picture provided) is a former vice-chairman of Goldman Sachs and has also been a director fo BSI (Banca della Svitzera Italiano), at which Vince Foster was maintaining at least one "numbered" account. Foster, as I have reported, was under counter-intelligence surveillance at the time of his death……..Also, Ranger Oil today announced it will "go public" by merging with Calgary-based Renaissance Energy. Ranger is a sizeable Canadian integrated oil company controled 95% by Li Ka Shing or his Hutchison Whampoa, with the other 5% by CIBC. It is my experience that when companies seek a public listing by merging with another public company, it is a sleezy way to dodge full disclosure to securities regulators. This seems especially true in Ranger's case, since a stated goal of the merger and public listing is to raise new funds to finance Ranger's large oil and gas finds off Canada's east coast. 6/20/00 Freeper Tenega

Newsmax.com 8/7/00 Carl Limbacher "….. Ironically, at the height of the impeachment trial in mid-January, something did develop that might have moved Broaddrick to the front burner had it happened weeks earlier. ......,,Schippers explained the event he learned of too late to include: "There was a time when she was being followed. This was just around the time of the (NBC) interview. She was being followed by a guy who was making it very obvious. That's how they do it. They get right out there and look at you in order to scare the hell out of you." ......The mysterious tail put on Broaddrick is eerily similar to what several witnesses claim happened to them, as they were about to testify before Starr grand juries. ......

Newsmax.com 8/7/00 Carl Limbacher "…..Patrick Knowlton, who happened by Fort Marcy Park the day White House counsel Vince Foster's body was discovered there, had told the London Telegraph's Ambrose Evans-Pritchard and NewsMax.com's Christopher Ruddy that he was followed by a series of men on the streets of D.C. soon after he was subpoenaed for Starr's Foster investigation. Knowlton's account, documented in the appendix to Starr's Foster report, clearly shows that Foster could not have taken his life in the Virginia Park. ......,Skeptical at first, Ruddy took a walk with Knowlton after the witness reported the harassment. Just as Knowlton claimed, a series of individuals followed and glared at the pair in what Ruddy later reported for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review was a very unnerving attempt to send Knowlton the clear message: Truthful testimony about Vince Foster could be hazardous to one's health. .........Though Starr and the media ignored Knowlton's harassment, prosecutor Schippers told NewsMax.com that he took the account of another Starr witness extremely seriously: "I wanted to put Kathleen Willey on. Because, you talk about intimidation -- they did everything but threaten to kill her. And in fact, they did give her a threat to kill, in a veiled fashion, two days before her deposition." Schippers recounted Willey's story about the jogger who approached her, asked about her missing cat, the recent vandalism of her car and then mentioned her children by name. "Don't you get the message?" the total stranger told the frightened witness. ……."

Newsmax.com 8/7/00 Carl Limbacher "…..But the ex-Chicago prosecutor shared a chilling new aspect of Willey's ordeal -- an account that could have been lifted right from the script of an Alfred Hitchcock film: "The woman was absolutely scared to death. She got a call from the electric company. And they told her they were going to shut off her power and she'd be in total darkness for about 15 minutes. At first she thought nothing of this. But when it didn't happen she called them back to ask when they were going to do this. And they said, 'What are you talking about?' So that's the kind of thing that happened to some of these witnesses. That's how they operate." ……....."

EtherZone 8/8/00 Samuel Blumenthal "…..But the one book that is unequivocal and unapologetic in its belief that Foster's death was engineered by the White House is Michael Kellett's The Murder of Vince Foster, which is dedicated to Foster. It was published in 1995. Kellett writes: This book is about more than murder. It is about arrogance and the abuse of power. It is about government officials caring more about their careers, money, and their political philosophies than for truth. …… "

EtherZone 8/8/00 Samuel Blumenthal "…..To understand what happened to Vince Foster, one must understand the context in which these events took place. It seems that in July 1993, federal investigators were about to go through Foster's files and the files at the Rose Law Firm to find evidence of wrongdoing in the Whitewater affair. In fact, on the very day of Foster's death, the F.B.I. issued a subpoena and took records out of the office of Little Rock municipal judge David L. Hale, who later pleaded guilty to defrauding the government and became a key witness in the Whitewater investigation by independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr. And so, in July 1993, Vince Foster was faced with a dilemma: open his files to the federal investigators or destroy them. Kellett writes: Clinton and Foster were on the phone the evening of July 19 discussing the impending federal investigation. It was no friendly chat. Foster told Clinton in no uncertain terms that he would not destroy evidence; that he was not going to jail to protect the Bill 'n' Hill gang. ...,:

EtherZone 8/8/00 Samuel Blumenthal "….. Kellett quotes Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard defense lawyer, who said: In my 30 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer, I have noticed one general distinction between the actions of innocent and guilty clients: The innocent save every scrap of paper in the hope and expectation that somewhere in the boxes of files, bills, phone logs, and diaries they will find some proof of their innocence; the guilty, on the other hand, destroy as much as they can, in the fear that somewhere the prosecutor will find something incriminating. …….. And that's what the Clintons have been doing all these years, destroying the evidence that would put them behind bars. And so, a showdown evidently took place between Foster and his Arkansas colleagues over what to do to thwart the federal investigators. Foster would not do what they wanted. His conscience gave him no choice. ….."

EtherZone 8/8/00 Samuel Blumenthal "…..Since Foster could not be persuaded by Clinton and his gang to do what they knew had to be done to save their skins, the decision was made to get rid of him. How was it to be done? Foster's murder was to be made to look like a suicide. But his body had to be found quickly, so that they could get into his office as soon as possible. But where was he to be done in? The night before his death, Foster was visited at his home by Bruce Lindsey and another unidentified Washington lawyer. Kellett writes: Lindsey was a stock broker in Arkansas, whose firm received big contracts to sell state bonds when Clinton was governor and also contributed heavily to Clinton's campaigns. He is now Clinton's personal attorney and it was in his office that numerous Whitewater related files eventually showed up. Lindsey said the two invited Foster to see a movie, but he declined. ... Surprisingly, one would think Lindsey, who knew Foster, would have known that Foster was definitely not the type to want to go to a movie with two other middle-aged men on a Monday night. ... Reader, when was the last time you saw three middle-aged men go to a movie? Incidentally, Clinton, as part of his 20-minute chat, also invited Foster to come over and see a movie at the White House. And who was with Clinton at the time? None other than Webb Hubbell, the former number two man in the Justice Department who quit when his activities as president of Hillary's Rose Law Firm started being scrutinized. …."

EtherZone 8/8/00 Samuel Blumenthal "…..Where did Foster go? His appointment book has never been found. All we know is that at about 5:30 p.m. Foster's body was discovered at Fort Marcy Park by a witness whose identity was not made public. The Park Police got there at about 6:10 p.m.. ……"

EtherZone 8/8/00 Samuel Blumenthal "…..Normally, the F.B.I. investigates murders and suicides involving government officials. But Clinton had fired F.B.I. chief William Sessions the day before Foster's death and placed the investigation in the hands of the Park Police whose main functions are chasing litterbugs and issuing parking tickets! The Clintonistas knew that the Park Police could be intimidated by the power of the White House to hand over Foster's wallet and pager and not question the ransacking of Foster's office. Someone had already stolen Foster's briefcase from his car in the park which, six days later, wound up in the White House with a forged "suicide note" torn into 27 pieces. How did the briefcase get there? Who stole it out of the car? Who forged the note and why weren't Foster's fingerprints on it? The Fiske commission never bothered to find out. ……."

 

NewsMax.com 9/21/00Carl Limbacher "...... A spokesman for the Office of Independent Counsel told NewsMax.com Thursday that its statement closing out the Whitewater probe was "not meant to be comprehensive," but would not say whether questions about the activities of senior White House officials in the wake of deputy White House counsel Vincent Foster's death would be addressed in a final Whitewater report. ........ When asked why mention of the Foster office phase of the Whitewater probe was omitted from the OIC's summary, Ausbrook said, "There are alot of other things that we didn't mention. We didn't mention, for instance, that we convicted Larry Kuca in Arkansas." Kuca, a relatively minor figure in the Whitewater probe, pled guilty to a misdemeanor conspiracy charge and testified against the Clintons' Whitewater business partners Jim and Susan McDougal. ......... "

NewsMax.com 9/21/00Carl Limbacher "......Issues that emerged in testimony before the Senate Whitewater Committee in 1995, but left unaddressed in Starr's Foster report as well as Ray's Whitewater summary include: ......Testimony by uniformed Secret Service Officer Henry P. O'Neill that he witnessed Williams removing files from Foster's office on the night he died. (Williams denied the charge.) Williams' admission that she removed documents from Foster's office two days later and stored them in Mrs. Clinton's bedroom closet. Allegations by White House aide Thomas Castleton that Williams' told him Mrs. Clinton wanted to review the Foster office documents. ....... The troubling circumstances of the discovery of Foster's so-called suicide note, found in his briefcase six days after his death by an aide to Nussbaum. Two days earlier, Nussbaum had searched the briefcase and declared it empty in the presence of Park Police and FBI investigators. "Our oldest, blindest detective could have found that note, if it had been in there," Park Police spokesman Charles Hines testified before the committee. The misrepresentations Nussbaum made to senior Justice Department officials about his plans for the official search of Foster's office. Justice Department lawyers and FBI investigators were denied access to evidence despite Nussbaum's assurances to the contrary. The stunt prompted outrage from Deputy Attorney General Phillip Heymann, who later demanded of Nussbaum, "Bernie, are you hiding something?" Questions about why Foster's office remained unlocked and accessible to White House staffers for nearly twelve hours after his death, while Park Police and FBI investigators were barred for nearly two days. ....."

Accuracy in Media 9/21/00 Reed Irvine "….Why would a White House official be in fear of his life because he had found a missing computer? Howard Sparks, an employee of the Management and Administration Office of the White House has signed an affidavit saying, "After Vincent Foster died, I received a call from Jim MacDonald (his boss at the time), who wanted me to meet with him outside and go for a ride with him. During that ride, Mr. MacDonald informed me that he was concerned that he would be killed because of what he had found."............ James L. MacDonald, Jr. had found Vincent Foster's computer, something that his bosses at the White House didn't want those who were investigating Foster's death to find. White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum had refused to let the investigators see what was on the computer when they were watching him examine and describe the files in Foster's office………. Hiding the computer was clearly obstruction of justice. His immediate boss was Patsy Thomasson, the top aide of Clinton's friend, Dan Lasater. She ran Lasater's business while he served time for illegal distribution of cocaine. Thomasson was in Foster's office on the night of his death, searching his desk. Earlier in the evening she had a secret meeting in her office with a team of Secret Service experts in alarms and safes. She was experienced in controlling damage from scandals……….. Sheryl Hall, the former White House computer expert who exposed the misplacement of thousands of White House e-mails earlier this year, gave Sperry a significantly different account of what happened to Foster's computer. She said that it remained in Foster's office for about six months. She kept notes on the dates and times it was moved, and she provided copies of those notes to MacDonald. This suggests that it was never really lost………"

 

Hugh Turley 12/21/00 "...... Accuracy in Media will argue today in U.S. District Court in Washington some of the points regarding the Office of Independent Counsel's failure to produce the documents concerning the death investigation of White House Counsel Vincent W. Foster. ......... On September 28, 1999, John Clarke filed a Freedom of Information suit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of AIM - Accuracy in Media v. Office of Independent Counsel ("OIC"), Civil Action number 99-3448. That suit requests 710 documents, including documents generated during the 1993 investigation, most of the FBI interview reports generated during the Mr. Starr's tenure (75% of the documents cited in the OIC's report on the matter are secret), and the reports of its experts, including Dr. Henry Lee's 500-page report. The OIC produced only about 320 documents. Among its excuses for failure to produce the 1993 documentation was that it had "no responsive documents" - even though it is required under the independent counsel law to retain "all documents if receives or generates." ......"

NewsMax.com 12/20/00 Carl Limbacher "...... Elizabeth "Lisa" Moody, who was widowed in July 1993 when her then-husband Vince Foster was found shot to death in a Virginia park, may be in for still more heartache in the months to come thanks to the $8 million book deal Hillary Clinton signed last week to pen a tell-all about her private life. One of the topics Clinton is expected to deal with in order to justify her whopping advance is her relationship with the late deputy White House counsel, according to a published report in a supermarket weekly with close ties to the administration. ..... Reportedly the book will reveal, "the depth of Vince Foster's obession for Hillary -- and the emotional trauma she suffered over his suicide," reports this week's National Enquirer, which boasts of a legal staff headed up by the Clintons' personal scandal lawyer David Kendall. ....... In a comment sure to reopen old wounds for Lisa and Foster's three children, a Washington source told the tabloid Hillary is expected to "admit her feelings for longtime Clinton friend and White House aide Vince Foster, and say that he was in love with her.... She knows he was in love with her." ......"

WorldNetDaily 1/4/01 Jon Dougherty "...... Three separate cases involving the 1993 death of deputy White House counsel Vincent Foster, Jr. are scheduled to be heard in federal courts in January, officials involved with the cases say, including one that may be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. ........ According to John Clarke, an attorney representing Accuracy in Media and Patrick Knowlton, a grand jury witness for former Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, the U.S. Supreme Court may decide by Jan. 8 on whether to accept a civil rights suit filed by Knowlton in 1996 against FBI agents and others "for witness intimidation." ........ Meanwhile, attorney Allan J. Favish, Clarke said, expects to hear a ruling from U.S. District Court Judge William Keller in Los Angeles by Jan. 10 on Favish's 1997 lawsuit. That action against the Office of Independent Counsel concerns its refusal to honor a Freedom of Information Act request for original crime-scene Polaroid photos of Foster taken after authorities discovered his body and began their investigation. .......... A third case, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., also involves a FOIA case against the OIC's office - this one filed by Accuracy in Media. ...... The media watchdog group is attempting to gain access to Foster investigation records, Clarke said, noting that this suit was filed in December 1999. ........The AIM suit also alleges "compelling evidence" of illegality in the OIC's probe. Last April, the watchdog group filed 630 pages of exhibits and focuses on questions raised largely by Hugh Turley, who Clarke characterized as "the leading expert on the federal investigative record in the case." ........"

Kathy Ferguson and Bill Shelton

Pittsburg Tribune Review (See Newsmax.com) 11/4/94 Christopher Ruddy "…Several co-workers of a deceased woman with apparent links to the Paula Jones case have serious doubts as to the accuracy of an official coroner's report concluding that she committed suicide…. The deceased woman, Kathy Ferguson, 38, was the ex-wife of an Arkansas state trooper, Danny Ferguson, who is a co-defendant in Jones' suit…. Last May in Sherwood, Ark., Kathy Ferguson was found dead of a gunshot wound in the apartment of her boyfriend - who himself, in a bizarre twist of an already strange case, was to die shortly thereafter. Police ruled Ferguson's death a "suicide.'' But interviews with six hospital colleagues indicate that Arkansas officials seem to have overlooked critical information relating to her wounds. … "

"…Just over a month after her death, Shelton, 31, a Sherwood police officer, was found dead of a gunshot wound behind the right ear, with his body sprawled across Ferguson's grave. The police say that he, too, committed suicide….. Three Baptist Memorial nurses and a nurse's aide who worked with Ferguson viewed her body at Huson's Funeral Home in Sherwood and their observations are in decided conflict with the official ruling: that Ferguson fired a .380 semiautomatic pistol into her right temple, with the bullet exiting her left temple….One nurse, an RN whose almost 15 years' experience includes emergency room duty, noted that, curiously, the woman's right temple "was pretty much blown away.'' "Usually exit wounds blow out and entry wounds are clean,'' she explained. The three nurses were puzzled by what looked to them to be an exit wound in the right temple, since they knew Ferguson to be right-handed. …"

"…Eventually, one of the nurses located the apparent entrance wound. Contrary to the subsequently released official report, it was directly behind her left ear about midway between the top and bottom of the ear, and was the size of a "quarter and stuffed with cotton.'' All three nurses - one the RN, the other two LPNs - also clearly saw this cotton-stuffed wound behind Ferguson's left ear. At least two other hospital colleagues subsequently visited the funeral home and made the same observation…. Still, there are five other hospital employees - three of whom are trained nurses with many years of combined experience - who examined Ferguson's wounds. All of them were interviewed on tape for this report (and all have requested anonymity, citing concerns for their safety). They agree there was a small circular wound typical of an entrance wound behind the left ear, and no exit wound in the left temple area, where the autopsy report had it…."

"…Vernon Geberth, author of an authoritative police text titled, Practical Homicide Investigations, held a similar opinion to that of Houston's. "If I have a woman with a gunshot wound to the head, that raises the hair on the back of my neck. Women will usually not blow their heads up.'' Geberth is a retired New York City Police lieutenant commander who headed up the Bronx homicide task force and has been involved in some 5,000 death investigations…."People don't commit suicide by putting a gun behind their head. People who are shot behind the ear are usually executed.''…Houston agreed. "The post-op nurses are well-trained in multiple areas: surgical, medical, trauma,'' he said, emphasizing their expertise in treating wounds of all kinds…"

"….She responded with an account - which is consistent with what other personnel at the hospital say Ferguson told them on separate occasions - of having been "blocked in the kitchen'' of the governor's mansion as the then-Gov. Clinton made unwelcome advances on her. Sherry Butler said that Ferguson, in speaking of that same incident to her, had said that Clinton "shoved her against a counter'' and wouldn't let her leave the kitchen. Butler added that Ferguson had been firm in her belief in Paula Jones' testimony. "That girl is telling the truth,'' Butler remembers her friend saying about Jones in the presence of several hospital workers sitting at a cafeteria table. "Don't put anything past'' Clinton, Ferguson said…."

NewsMax.com 3/3/99 Carl Limbacher "…Many of the Jane Does interviewed by Paula Jones investigators Rick and Beverly Lambert were reluctant to be dragged into the high-profile case and chose not to come forward. For one prospective Jane Doe, it was a physical impossibility. Kathy Ferguson was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head just five days after Jones filed suit against President Clinton. Kathy's ex-husband, Arkansas State Trooper Danny Ferguson, was named as a co-defendant. Her death was ruled a suicide by local police. With Kathy unavailable, the Lamberts interviewed her friends Sherry Butler and Sam Houston, who both worked at Little Rock's Baptist Memorial Hospital. Their names were submitted into evidence in the closing weeks of the impeachment trial as part of a supplemental witness list in the Jones case. Butler was a licensed practical nurse at Baptist Memorial. She and Houston, the hospital's urologist, were just two of several co-workers in whom Kathy had confided about her own unwanted encounter with Bill Clinton. In 1994, NewsMax.com's executive editor, Chris Ruddy, reported on the incident: "Houston had said he once asked Kathy if she had ever been harassed by Clinton when her former husband served on the governor's security detail. She responded with an account -- which is consistent with what other personnel at the hospital say Ferguson told them on separate occasions -- of having been 'blocked in the kitchen' of the governor's mansion as then-Governor Clinton made unwelcome advances on her. "Sherry Butler said that Ferguson, in speaking of that same incident to her, had said that Clinton 'shoved her against a counter' and wouldn't let her leave the kitchen. "Butler added that Ferguson had been firm in her belief in Paula Jones' testimony. 'That girl is telling the truth,' Butler remembers her friend saying about Jones." (Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Nov. 4, 1994) Rick Lambert confirmed to NewsMax.com that Kathy Ferguson was the reason Butler's and Houston's names were on the Jones witness list: …"

NewsMax.com 9/15/99 "....Clinton was so impressed by Kathy Ferguson, the wife of Danny Ferguson, another state trooper that guarded Clinton, that he asked Ferguson if he had naked pictures of his wife he could look at. Patterson said Ferguson told him and a fellow trooper that Clinton "wanted to know details about their sexual activity" and that Clinton clearly expressed his interest in his subordinate's wife. Clinton told Patterson that his extracurricular activities never posed a problem because as governor he could do as he pleased. "Larry, I'm the governor of the state of Arkansas. I work really hard and the laws that apply to everyone else shouldn't apply to me." ....."

 

Freeper Amanda 6/97 "….I'm not really sure of the question you are referring to, but here's some information from different reports.

Arkansas State Crime Laboratory Report (Medical Examiner)

CONCLUSIONS CASE OF DEATH: Gunshot wound of head
MANNER OF DEATH: Suicide
TOXICOLOGY: Ethyl Alcohol: Blood - Negative Drug Screen: Blood - No drugs detected Urine
ADX - Negative Urine Cannabinoids - Negative
EVIDENCE OF RECENT INJURY: (This is not the full blown report just the basic information word for word.) There is a gunshot wound of the right temple, 2 1/4 inches superior and 1 1/2 inches anterior to the right external auditory meatus. There is an exit wound in the left temple, 2 3/4 inches superior and 1/2 inch anterior to the external auditory meatus on the left side. The face is extensively blood stained, especially over the left chin, left cheek and left forehead. No other injuries are observed.
RADIOLOGY: AP film of head show no metallic fragments but multiple fractures noted. OPINION: (of examiner) It is my opinion that Kathy Ferguson, a 38 year old white female died from a gunshot wound to the head. She was found at approximately 12:40 a.m. by her boyfriend, who is a Sherwood Police Department officer on 5/11/94. She apparently was found slumped to the couch in the living room of their residence which is XXXXXXXXXX The incident occurred at approximately 12:40 a.m. on 5/11/94, when the police department was notified. A .380 calliber automatic pistol with one spent cartridge and four live rounds belonging to the boyfriend was recovered at the scene. A suicide note was also noted at the scene. A neighbor reported hearing a gunshot between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on 5/10/94. Examanation of the body revealed a contact gunshot wound of the right temple with an exit wound in the left temple. Extensive blood staining of the face was observed. A farewell note, ostensibly in the decedent's own handwriting, was retained. No OBVIO US powder residue was present in the hands (KEEP READING), which were bagged prior to her demise. Other toxicologic studies revealed no drug substances in the body fluids. GSR KIT RESULTS REVEALED POSITIVE POWDER RESIDUES ON THE RIGHT HAND OF THE DECED ENT.

Here's some information from the PULASKI COUNTY CORONER'S REPORT:

NARRATIVE SUMMARY OF CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING DEATH.

...... At 0045 hours I received a call from SPD dispatch advising me to respond to a possible suicide victim. At 0055 hours I arrived on the scene and observed the decedent sitting on the couch in a slumped over position to the right. The decedent had blood coming from a wound to the left side of the head. An amt 380 cal. semi-auto handgun was on the floor by t he couch. A 380 cal. cartridge casing was found in the ashtray on a table at the same end of the couch to the decedent's right. A lead projectile was recovered from the ceiling to the left and to the front of the victim approximately 12 feet away. She is reported to be right handed. Upon further examination the decedent has what appears to be a contact gunshot wound to the right temple and an exit wound to the left side of the head. A note was found on the coffee table that indicated problems in her relationship with her boyfriend, Bill Shelton who is a Sherwood Polic Officer. Family Views: I have a family member that is a pathologist who viewed my mother's body who also determined the manner of death to be sucide. I also viewed pictures myself of her both lying on the couch and also on the obtopsy table-- there was nothing abnormal. I also viewed the ceiling where the bullet was removed. Every thing lines up. ….."

Bill Shelton

Freeper Amanda 6/97 "…..I deceided to publicize one of the last notes that was written to me by Bill Shelton for those of you who are skeptical about his death being a sucide. I'm only sorry I don't have the medical information to back me up---as for myself---I don't need it. I've left my e-mail address and I will also check the forum periodically for anymore posts.

Amanda 5-29-94

Dear Amanda, I feel that I have so much to say to you, but when I try to talk, I get all choked up. Your mother meant more to me than anything. I still love her so much. I never thought it was possible to love anyone this way. Even through our problems, we still shared a love for each other that is beyond words. Your mother was such a wonderful woman to all of us. She always greeted me with a smile, and if possible, a kiss and hug. I always felt so good whenever I was around her. I was so proud of her. I never could understand what she saw in me to love, but I gladly accepted it, and loved her all the more for it. Kathy was a wonderful woman both inside and out. I used to tell her that her outside was a bonus, I fell in love with the woman inside. When I asked her to marry me, she said yes right away, and I felt that I was the luckiest man in the world. I wanted to spend the rest of my life with this wonderful, gorgeous woman. She was so proud of you and loved you very much. You were her pride and joy, and her friend. She would talk about you, to me, with a genuine gleam in her eyes, I see so much of her in you. I love and miss her so much. There are so many times that I feel like I can't go on without her. I'll never be able to love anyone like that, nor do I want to. I am an empty shell without her, existing from day to day, not really living. My world fell apart when she died. I wish I could trade places with her, she had so much to live for. I miss her so much and want to be with her so bad I can't stand it. I need her to hold me, and love me, and let me know everything will be ok. We shared so much together, and planned and dreamed of so much more. Amanda--I pray that you find love such as we shared. It is the best feeling in the world, but too many times, people tend to take it for granted, If you listen to the Garth Brooks song, "If Tomorrow Never Comes," It tells of this. It happened to me. Kathy left this world without me being able to tell her that I loved her more than anything. She left thinking that I didn't love her anymore. I'll never be able to forget this, and I'll never be able to forgive myself. I don't know if I can go on without her. I just want to be with her. At times, the pain is just too much. You are the only one I can talk to during this, hence this letter. If something does happen to me, I just wanted you to know my feelings. I feel like you are family to me. If anything were to happen to me, could you try to arrange for me to be buried beside your mother? That way we could still be together. I feel funny asking you this, but you are the only one that would understand. Kathy and I were both so excited about getting married. She was already signing some things as Kathy Shelton. That dream never came true for us. One thing has come from this--I am no longer afraid of dying. I don't know if I could do it myself, But I'm not so fearfull of it anymore. I am alone now, Kathy was my family, my reason to go on. I love my daughters very much, but it is not the same. I'm nothing without her and so many times, I feel like I have no reason to go on with life. The pain is just too much. Please know that your mother loved you dearly, and I have grown to love you like family.

Love Always, Bill…"

Freeper Betty from Cal "….To you, Amanda, whether you are who you say you are (and you may well be) or not: thank you for showing us two things. The first is the excerpts from the official documents that the rest of us have no access to. They have been revealing in several ways. I suspect most of us knew about the casing in the ashtray, but you have confirmed for us that it is part of the official PULASKI COUNTY CORONER'S REPORT and not the creation of a conspiracist. The hands "bagged prior to her demise" thing I'll come back to. The second major thing you've done for us is to show us personally how our spineless "leaders" in Washington get that way. To all of you who either doubt Amanda or who just think she's wrong in her conclusions: when you considered responding to her, didn't you get that prickly feeling in the pit of your stomach even though you could speak your mind in the safety of a screen name? I think most of us don't want to be confrontational with an innocent person who has already suffered a terrible loss, and those that don't believe the person innocent still don't want to look like meanies. Imagine how public people whose names and faces are linked to their statements feel when they are branded "mean-spirited" or whatever just because they told the truth as they saw it. If we, and they, can be intimidated this easily, we don't have a prayer of prevailing against the ruthless. (It doesn't matter whether the intimidation factor is intended or not.)

…..Which brings me to the next point: intended intimidation. I suspect the Medical Examiner's glaring statement "which were bagged prior to her demise" and the ridiculous casing in the ashtray were not mistakes. I suspect they are warnings to anyone else who might "have a big mouth". Difficult as it may be, put yourselves in the shoes of the scumbags. If you have one possible leak, all you have to do is turn it off. A believable suicide would be the best choice. But what if you had literally hundreds of leaks to prevent? Pretty difficult and dangerous to kill them all; better to kill a few with THE MESSAGE VERY CLEAR to the others. I thought it was interesting that when Judge Moody's son (Lisa Foster's stepson) died in an "unusual" car accident after telling two reporters he had revealing papers from Vince Foster's home, the paper made some remark about his being remembered for his loyalty. I found that a strange insertion, but I thought the point was pretty clear……"

 

Niko Junic

Pittsburg Tribune-Review 11/24/97 Christopher Ruddy Hugh Sprunt ". *Navigation aids. Brown's plane was probably relying on Croatian ground beacons for navigation. In the minutes before Brown's plane crashed, five other planes landed at Dubrovnik without difficulty, and none experienced problems with the beacons. But additional questions about the beacons and the crash will remain unanswered because, as the Air Force acknowledges, airport maintenance chief Niko Junic died by gunshot just three days after the crash and before he could be interviewed by investigators. Within a day of his death, officials determined the death was a suicide. The New York Times reported the 46-year-old Junic was "despondent over a failed romance."."

Sharlott Donovan

Freeper hotshot 9/18/00 "..... It seems all the more likely that Sharlott worked on the very computer system that lost the e-mails. Don't forget that Ann Lewis was her civilian boss. ...."

2/26/99 Summary by Uncle Bill on Sharlott A. Yeager Donovan "...Birth Date: July 25, 1959 Birth Place: Hartselle, Alabama Age at death: 36 Employment at death:Retired Techsgt. in Air Force Most Recent Employment: White House Communications Office - Several Years - Position:Unknown?Note: accepted an early out with retirement pay. Date of Death: 2-29-96 Place of Death: Holiday Inn-Riverview 301 Savannah Highway Charleston, S.C. Cause of Death: Asphyxia due to Suffocation(Found with plastic bag over her head) Buriel Location: Mt. Tabor Cemetery Hartselle, Alabama Date of Buriel: 03/03/96 Funeral Arrangements: Peck Funeral Home Hartselle, Alabama Father: Gerald Yeager Vehicle At Time Of Death: 1993 Ford Probe (red) Plates: AMG 440 Roommate At Time Of Death: a.k.a. "hotshot" FEARS: Yes! "She was scared to death someone would find out about her dark secrets..." - hotshot - 05/11/98 06:47:54 EDT (FreeRepublic) Sharlott's Aspirations: Model and Writer - Note: Sharlott competed in the Mrs. Maryland contest......."

 

Freeper hotshot 3/20/99 "…..Sharlott also worked advance communications for Reagan, Bush and Clinton out of the White House Communications. Sharlott set up the telephones and the satelite uplinks in advance of a presidential visit. She also ran the White House video systems while not on the road. Ann Lewis was her boss. Sharlott killed herself on February 29, 1996. She suffocated herself with a plastic bag over her head….."

Freeper hotshot 8/12/98 "…..Add to your list: Tsgt. Sharlott A. Donovan(Yeager), former model and actress, age 36, U.S. Air Force Retired, Last duty station White House Communications, retired February 1995, died 02/29/96 of axphixation with a plastic bag duct taped over her head in the Riverfront Holiday Inn, Charleston, S,C., ruled a suicide, Clinton threw her a retirement party in the White House....,,:

Freeper hotshot 8/12/98 "...Sharott's death was quite a shock to everyone, she was one beautiful woman, she moved to Delaware until her death ….."

Freeper Uncle Bill 10/13/97 Michael Duffy and Michael Weisskopf "……The three-man teams lurk outside the Oval Office so much that White House officials barely notice them after a while. They look like any network news crew--a sound man, maybe a camerawoman and a guy toting a portable light--but they don't work for CBS or NBC. Instead they toil long hours behind the scenes, roaming from the East Room to the West Wing, waiting for Bill Clinton to arrive, shake hands and say a few words. They turn their tapes over to the White House Communications Office, which uses the videos for p.r., as favors for Administration allies, and for posterity. And now, it turns out, for investigation. Over the weekend, a government source told TIME, the White House quietly turned over dozens of videotapes made during presidential fund-raising events in 1995 and 1996 to congressional and federal investigators………. The videotapes are apparently not complete, start-to-finish records of the coffees and dinners; White House TV crews provided only partial coverage of the events. A government source said the tapes turned up only recently in the White House Communications Office in the Old Executive Office Building. Investigators will want to review the tapes, but will also want to know how, in the past eight months, the tapes came to be lost and found……"

Freeper Uncle Bill 3/10/00 "…..Interesting, Hotshot, showed up here, right off the bat.
More Lies From The White House How the tapes were found and delayed
NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE
WASHINGTON -- On the afternoon of Oct. 1, Michael X. Imbroscio, 29, a lawyer in the White House counsel's office, was keystroking his way through a restricted computer database when, he says, he stumbled into an electronic cache of videotapes that he had been told did not exist…….
For months, according to interviews with central participants, administration aides had assured Senate investigators and Justice Department prosecutors that there were no videotapes of President Clinton mingling with donors at White House coffees. But here, flashing before Imbroscio's eyes was confirmation of a taped record of Clinton at a coffee with Roger Tamraz, the big Democratic contributor and international oil financier whom a national security official had warned was a shady operator……… Within days, the existence of snippets of video from 44 White House coffees escalated into a full-blown public relations disaster for two government institutions that had already suffered bad news on the campaign finance front: the White House and the Justice Department. The discovery of the tapes exposed the vulnerabilities of both institutions and set off rounds of allegations and recriminations that embarrassed Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno. ……

……On Oct. 1, Imbroscio typed into the computer database the date of the Tamraz coffee on a "photo op" index. He learned that at least a few tapes may have been recorded, and notified Breuer. Breuer said he had told Imbroscio to determine whether the tapes actually existed.
The next day, Oct. 2, Imbroscio went back to the computer, and for the first time tried the word "coffee," and came up with 49 hits.
"I was stunned," Imbroscio said.
Imbroscio then informed the White House counsel, Charles F.C. Ruff, that the tapes existed. Ruff met later that afternoon with Reno at the Justice Department for a weekly meeting but, he has acknowledged, did not tell her that tapes were found.
The timing was crucial because the next day was the deadline for Reno to decide whether there was evidence on which to base an independent counsel investigation of Clinton over the coffees……

Copyright 1997 Lexington Herald-Leader. All Rights Reserved

…… Back on August 17th, President Clinton testified about his involvement with Monica S Lewinsky. Making sure no other eyes or ears were privy to the volatile testimony was the White House Communications Office, a military branch that manages secure communications for the President, which set up an exceptional closed-circuit TV under a shroud of secrecy………. The Dallas Morning News reported that video technicians from the Communications Office, claiming to be from a Virginia cable company, visited the federal courthouse in early August. One lone fiber optic cable, specially installed the week prior, connected the White House Map Room with the federal courthouse 12 blocks away……."

Email to Alamo-Girl "….. The Conradi situation looks like part of the ongoing turf battle between CORONERS, who are NOT medical doctors, and MEDICAL EXAMINERS, who are. Medical examiners must complete medical school, a pathology residency (used to be 4, now 5 years), AND must complete an additional year of training in forensic pathology. A physician must pass the two-part pathology exam to be certified in pathology, and the forensic path exam in order to be board-certified in forensic pathology. Coroners, on the other hand, do not necessarily have any special training......

…... Consider this excerpt from the original FR post*: "She has caused quite a stir by trying to have all suspicious deaths investigated by medical examiners rather than coroners." THAT is as it should be -- the one with the specific training should indeed be the involved in scene investigation. It is the (well trained, honest, conscientious) medical examiner, NOT the coroner, who can better understand the scene; who knows what to look for in the autopsy; who knows what further tests to order, for example, what drug screens, what stains. It is the forensic pathologist who can correctly identify, for example, which is the exit and which is the entrance wound …….. This is not to detract from other well trained, experienced, CONSCIENTIOUS investigators. Yes, this has all the looks of a turf battle: "She has been attacked by coroners offended by her assertion that medical examiners do a better job investigating suspicious deaths. Conradi has said medical examiners are doctors trained to spot suspicious deaths while coroners only need a high school diploma to serve in their elected office."…..

……… http://www.FreeRepublic.com/forum/a38ca09ab2dd9.htm…. Wallaby posted article titled "Medical Examiner Beefs Aired" - Quote: Legislator Hearing - "Deputy medical examiners accused Charleston County Chief Medical Examiner Sandra Conradi of poor management, which they said has led to conflict with coroners across the state. ....It's gotten to a point that certain counties refuse to have her do autopsies, Collins told legislators investigating complaints about Conradi. ...For example, a former Charleston County coroner once ruled the cause of a man's death as 'aneurysm of the semicolon'. Whereas the original post* of the article actually said: "Hennigar emphasized the need to continue the medical examiner system, saying that investigations of suspicious deaths would otherwise be left to coroners who may be incompetent. For example, a former Charleston County coroner once ruled the cause of a man's death as "aneurysm of the semicolon," Hennigar said. "……..

Medical examiner beefs aired ARLIE PORTER; Of The Post and Courier The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC) November 13, 1997, Thursday, POST AND COURIER EDITION LEGISLATOR HEARING: Deputy medical examiners accused Charleston County Chief Medical Examiner Sandra Conradi of poor management, which they said has led to conflict with coroners across the state The office that investigates suspicious deaths in Charleston County is beset with turmoil and tension caused by Chief Medical Examiner Sandra Conradi, her deputy said Wednesday……

……. Conradi's deputy, Kim Collins, said coroners have called her directly to ask questions and lodge complaints about Conradi, whom coroners accuse of being uncooperative. "It's gotten to a point that certain counties refuse to have her do autopsies," Collins told legislators investigating complaints about Conradi. The medical examiner's office itself is tense due to disagreements between deputy medical examiners and Conradi, Collins said. These conflicts "have been going on hot and heavy for six years, but nothing has been done," former deputy medical examiner Clay Nichols said. "We have pretty much become a joke in the (medical) community." Conradi, who testified Wednesday at a trial in Colleton County, did not attend the legislators' hearing and could not be reached for comment.

…….She has been attacked by coroners offended by her assertion that medical examiners do a better job investigating suspicious deaths. Conradi has said medical examiners are doctors trained to spot suspicious deaths while coroners only need a high school diploma to serve in their elected office. Coroners have not questioned Conradi's investigative abilities, and Collins and Nichols made clear Wednesday that they highly respect Conradi's expertise. Collins said Conradi trained her and that she was embarrassed to publicly criticize her. Conradi is widely seen as the protege of Gordon Hennigar, who was instrumental in establishing the medical examiner's office in Charleston County in 1972……

……… Nichols, who was trained by Hennigar, said he too was embarrassed to criticize Conradi, and indirectly, Hennigar, due to his respect for both of them. "This is worse than fighting with my dad, but these are problems that need to be addressed," he said. Hennigar, chairman of the Medical Examiners Commission that hired Conradi, said Charleston County is fortunate to have her. Conradi is a nationally recognized expert in forensic pathology, he said. But she may have problems managing the medical examiner's office, Hennigar said. "It's difficult to be a great scientist and a great administrator at the same time."….. Hennigar emphasized the need to continue the medical examiner system, saying that investigations of suspicious deaths would otherwise be left to coroners who may be incompetent…..

……..For example, a former Charleston County coroner once ruled the cause of a man's death as "aneurysm of the semicolon," Hennigar said. At a previous meeting of legislators investigating complaints against Conradi, Charleston County Coroner Susan Chewning and Berkeley County Coroner Wade Arnette said they do not oppose the medical examiner system, but do oppose Conradi as chief medical examiner

……..Conradi and Chewning first clashed when Conradi suggested that the coroner's office serve under the medical examiner's office. Later, Charleston County Council stripped Conradi's office of its three investigators and placed them under Chewning's control. Conradi and Arnette have also clashed through the years, most notably after the 1992 death of former Santee Cooper Vice President Joe Norman. Norman died after a single gunshot wound to his chest days before his trial on bribery charges. Arnette ruled the death an accident. Conradi, who conducted the autopsy, and the investigating sheriff's deputy said it was a suicide…..Conradi has not had an opportunity to defend herself before lawmakers......."

Freeper hotshot 3/3/99 "….Why would someone travel 500 miles to kill themselves? Sharlott A. Donovan left Delaware where she lived and Killed herself in South Carolina. Sharlott packed her bags too, and left without a word to anyone. I did not know where she was for two days until the coroner called her parents and I called them to find out if they had heard from her. She disappeared for two days, monday night until Thursday morning when the maid at the Holiday Inn found her dead with a trash bag over her head."

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a36bbd5c71277.htm "…..Monica Lewinsky's testimony before the grand jury indicated that she and Betty Currie used the code name Kay to refer to each other and Mary to refer to Linda Tripp because they did not want the real names appearing in transcripts that are routinely made of cell phone calls on White House cell phones. There must be some such transcripts that may not have been turned over. Early in his first term, Clinton brought direct lines into the White House that bypassed the switchboard. There was, as I remember, a bit of a flap when people noted that could create a security problem. Some people wondered why Clinton would want to bypass the switchboard which routinely records all incoming and outgoing phone calls. The spin was that direct dialing resulted in faster connections. Now since one of the White House Communications Agency's tasks is to record all incoming and outgoing phone calls, it would seem there should have been tapes of any phone calls between Clinton, Lewinsky and Jordan. If the WHCA did not record those calls, routine sweeps to make certain no one else was tapping the lines out of the White House by the FBI and the CIA might have recorded such conversations."

Freeper T’wit "….> Early in his first term, Clinton brought direct lines into the White House that bypassed the switchboard. You can hardly improve on that for a security violation -- or to broadcast your own criminal intentions to anyone with ears to hear. (At least, to anyone who found out about these extra phone lines. I don't remember the White House announcing their installation.) I got a vivid lesson in phone security when I was a GI. I did Sigint from a listening post in Berlin, right on the East German border; a place called Rudow. This was pre-Wall, but not by much. Just on the other side of the border was a buried trunk phone line between the State HQ of East Berlin and East Germany. Iow, any and all E. German business, including Stasi stuff, went over that trunk line. In the 1950s, our guys found it and tunneled from the ops building (where I worked later) across the border only 70 yards away, and put a tap on the lines. They figured they would get two weeks of A1 intelligence. In fact, it was 18 months before the enemy trucks pulled up and started digging for the trouble. 18 months of perfect intercept! What they found was a fresh concrete wall at the tunnel entrance with good warnings to stay out. Legend has it that the tunnel is still there with a million dollars worth of equipment in it, booby-trapped so heavily that it would be batty ever to open it. One can only hope that the FBI and CIA were extremely cautious about those WH lines, as you suggest. Otherwise, you can bet the rent that the rest of the world was listening -- and probably laughing the whole while …"

The San Diego Union-Tribune 4/5/00 J Harry Jones "…….. A former military communications officer who worked in the White House is being held in County Jail after being caught in a local police Internet-sex sting, a prosecutor said yesterday. John W. Davis of Sandpoint, Idaho, was arrested March 23 after he flew to Los Angeles and drove to San Diego to meet a woman with whom he had been corresponding on the Internet, prosecutor Rick Clabby told a San Diego Superior Court judge. Clabby said the woman led the 44-year-old Davis to believe she would allow him to have sex with her 12-and 14-year-old daughters, who supposedly lived in the Mission Beach area. But neither the girls nor the mother were real. Prosecutors said Davis was actually communicating with a San Diego police officer involved in a sting to snare cyberspace sex criminals. ……."

4/5/00 Freeper Archy [re: Huggins] "….I believe there were a couple of other deaths in Delaware in that same general timeframe, 1994/95/96. They may have been causing enough deaths in the area as to *spike* the statistics for such things in actuarial records, prompting the bright idea of killing and disposing of her in North Carolina where a larger population base could more comfortably accomodate such things. And of course, the killer/s could have come from the N Carolina area, say around Ft. Bragg……"

4/5/00 Freeper Archy "…… Here's some more interesting news regarding a former White House coms office staffer from that interesting circa 1993 period: The San Diego Union-Tribune 4/5/00 J Harry Jones …….. A former military communications officer who worked in the White House is being held in County Jail after being caught in a local police Internet-sex sting, a prosecutor said yesterday. John W. Davis of Sandpoint, Idaho, was arrested March 23 after he flew to Los Angeles and drove to San Diego to meet a woman with whom he had been corresponding on the Internet, prosecutor Rick Clabby told a San Diego Superior Court judge. Clabby said the woman led the 44-year-old Davis to believe she would allow him to have sex with her 12-and 14-year-old daughters, who supposedly lived in the Mission Beach area. But neither the girls nor the mother were real. Prosecutors said Davis was actually communicating with a San Diego police officer involved in a sting to snare cyberspace sex criminals. ......... "His final post in the Army was as Director of the Emergency Actions Branch at the White House," the attorney wrote in the document. "In the event of a national emergency he would have been fully responsible for the White House Communications Agency, and would have traveled with the President to a relocation center, to direct all information service requirements and base operations for the duration of the emergency. He retired with the rank of major, and had a Top Secret clearance based on a Special Background Investigation." ……..Hughes said Davis also worked as the director of the country's Emergency Broadcast System, a means by which the government could reach the public in emergencies. The system was replaced in 1994 by the Emergency Alert System. Attached to the document were photographs taken from Davis' Web site showing him, in uniform, shaking hands with President Clinton in 1993 and standing near President Bush in 1991. ……"

Freeper archy 4/5/00 "……SFOD-Delta, AKA the *Combat Applications Group* is located at Bragg, in a compound known as *the Ranch* or *the Leper Colony*, depending on who you talk to. The Delta guys also brought with them a round of *special ammunition* that was presumably unavailable to them elsewhere, including Ft. Hood. But It might not have been about Waco. Or it might have been about something besides Waco.... [See Colonel Cutolo]"

Gerald Yeager
52 Timber Gap Circle
Hartselle, AL 35640
256-773-2949

Freeper mrsmith "……. White House Communications Agency (WHCA)…….. WHCA provides telecommunications and related support to the President, Vice President, White House Senior Staff, National Security Council, U.S. Secret Service and others as directed by the White House Military Office. This support includes non-secure voice, secure voice, record communications, audiovisual services, automated data processing support and photographic and drafting services both in Washington, D.C. and trip sites worldwide. "……. It is a unit of the Defense Intelligence Service Agency (DISA), under the White House Military Office (WHMO) ….."

The San Diego Union-Tribune 4/5/00 J Harry Jones ........A former military communications officer who worked in the White House is being held in County Jail after being caught in a local police Internet-sex sting, a prosecutor said yesterday. John W. Davis of Sandpoint, Idaho, was arrested March 23 after he flew to Los Angeles and drove to San Diego to meet a woman with whom he had been corresponding on the Internet, prosecutor Rick Clabby told a San Diego Superior Court judge. Clabby said the woman led the 44-year-old Davis to believe she would allow him to have sex with her 12-and 14-year-old daughters, who supposedly lived in the Mission Beach area. But neither the girls nor the mother were real. Prosecutors said Davis was actually communicating with a San Diego police officer involved in a sting to snare cyberspace sex criminals. ......... "His final post in the Army was as Director of the Emergency Actions Branch at the White House," the attorney wrote in the document. "In the event of a national emergency he would have been fully responsible for the White House Communications Agency, and would have traveled with the President to a relocation center, to direct all information service requirements and base operations for the duration of the emergency. He retired with the rank of major, and had a Top Secret clearance based on a Special Background Investigation." ........ "

Drudge Report, Reuters 3/27/00 Gail Appelson "…… A U.S. Army sergeant has been charged with giving out long distance White House telephone access code information that allowed individuals to charge some 9,400 calls worth $50,000 to the federal government, prosecutors said on Monday. David Gilmer, who was assigned to the White House Communications Agency, was arrested late Friday in Virginia on a criminal complaint filed in Manhattan federal court that alleged the calls were made over the last few months. …… The WHCA provides telephone service to Executive Branch agencies and departments including the President, Vice President, White House Senior Staff, National Security Council, U.S. Secret Service and others as directed by the White House Military Office. ……. AT&T provides the long-distance phone service for the WHCA. ….."

Freeper Hotshot 4/20/00 "……. It just a coincidence that the same people from the Air Force Commjunications group that Air Force Techsgt. Sharlott A. Donovan was attached to were killed in the Jackson Hole "accident". Sharlott was a White House Presidential Emergency Operations Center Controller. ……"

Paul Sperry 5/11/00 "…….In what sounds like something from one of Ian Fleming's or George Orwell's books, President Clinton signed off on the installation of eavesdropping devices on the phones of White House staffers, WorldNetDaily has learned. ......... The secret bug means there's a strong likelihood that audio-tape recordings of personal White House phone conversations, as well as White House staff meetings, exist -- unbeknown to investigators who have subpoenaed all media containing information relevant to their probes of several White House scandals. Clinton has denied the existence of tape recordings. ..."

Washington Times 6/16/00 "…..A retired Army major who once worked for the White House pleaded guilty to attempted child molestation stemming from an Internet sting operation. John W. Davis, 44, agreed to a plea bargain and will be sentenced to up to five years' probation, his attorney said yesterday. Davis, of Sandpoint, Idaho, was caught in an Internet sting when a police officer posing as a mother told Davis he could have sex with her 12- and 14-year-old daughters. He was arrested March 23 after arriving in San Diego for what he believed to be a meeting with the mother. ……"

CNN 11/1/00 AP "……Government lawyers say a larger volume of White House e-mail messages than previously known may have escaped review in various investigations of the Clinton administration. Justice Department lawyers alerted a federal judge, four congressional committees and five sets of criminal investigators to the latest problem in the e-mail controversy that began early this year, according to court papers. ………. Before this week, the White House had told Congress and criminal investigators the archiving problem was limited to incoming e-mail from outside the White House and messages in a separate system in the vice president's office -- a volume of e-mail that apparently runs into hundreds of thousands of messages. ……. In federal court Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth expressed frustration with the White House, saying the new disclosure is "contrary to weeks of testimony in my court. ……. "I've heard witness after witness tell me that the only thing we missed was external e-mail, and now ... you're telling me for the first time all of that testimony was wrong," Lamberth told Justice Department lawyers who are defending the White House in a lawsuit. The case filed by the conservative group Judicial Watch involves the Clinton White House's gathering of hundreds of FBI background files of employees from the Reagan and Bush administrations. …….."

CNN 11/1/00 AP "……Involved in the latest archiving problem is a system in the White House family residence that is used by ushers and for various facilities such as the kitchen. Other systems involved are in the U.S. Trade Representative's Office and various units that report through the White House military office, such as the White House Communications Agency. Also involved is a correspondence database known as Quorum that contains an e-mail function. ….."

Rumor Mill News 10/20/00 "……. One of the 17 sailors killed on the USS COLE had worked in the White House Communication Office. Several years ago RMNews ran an article about the WH Communication Office. ……. "Clinton noted that the dead included Electronics Technician 1st Class Richard Costelow, of Morrisville, Pa., who had worked with him in the White House, helping to update its communications system." ………… The White House Communications Office was deeply infiltrated by Navy Intelligence. They filmed and/or recorded everything that went on in the White House. It is this office that makes all the official video documentaries that are made in the White House. It is their videos that we watched when we saw the White House coffees where Johnnie Chung and others were either giving or pledging money for favors. …….. What is not as well known about the White House Communications Office is that they covertly 'bugged' the Oval Office and kept records of ALL of Bill's female companions. ……."

 

 

 

Charles Wilbourne Miller

WorldNetDaily 1/12/99 Joseph Farah ".Another very suspicious 'Arkancide' An Arkansas medical examiner has once again concluded "suicide" in a case where common sense might determine otherwise. On Nov. 17, Charles Wilbourne Miller, 63, was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head in a shallow pit about 300 yards from his ranch house near Little Rock. Police found a .410 gauge shotgun near Miller's body and a Ruger .357-caliber revolver submerged in water. Investigators concluded the Ruger was the weapon used by Miller to kill himself. Yet, two rounds in the handgun's cylinder had been spent. Only in Arkansas does a suicide victim use two shots -- not to mention two weapons -- to kill himself. Worse yet, Miller was no ordinary citizen of Arkansas. He had long served as executive vice president and member of the board of directors for a company called Alltel and was deeply involved in his own software engineering company until the day he died. Alltel is the successor to Jackson Stephens' Systematics, the company that provided the software for the White House's "Big Brother" data base system and that was behind the administration's plan to develop the secret computer "Clipper" chip to bug every phone, fax and email transmission in America.."

Gordon Matteson

Little River News 5/15/97 Ashdown, Arkansas - Gordon Matteson death

Eric Fox

The Dominion Post 3/22/99 "…Police are calling Marine Cpl. Eric S. Fox’s death a suicide. Fox’s body was discovered Tuesday in his car at Bruceton School. He had been shot in the head, and a gun was found in the car. Fox, 28, a native of Fort Wayne, Ind., was assigned to Marine Helicopter Squadron One at Quantico, Va., which serves the president of the United States. He was on leave at the time of his death …"

The Village Voice 9/7/99 James Ridgeway "…There's no question an unusually high number of people around the president- according to some lists as many as 100- have died accidental, violent, and at least superficially suspicious deaths. The latest occurred the week before last when Lieutenant Colonel Mark Cwick, a Marine Corps helicopter pilot who was a member of the unit that ferried the president and other high-ranking officials around the Washington area, died when his car swerved off the road to avoid a collision with an auto that had just passed him. Cwick, 41, was pronounced dead on August 20 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Within Cwick's elite Marines unit, two other strange deaths are known to have occurred. In April, Major Marc Hohle, who had been a pilot for Clinton in the first year of his first term as president, died in a helicopter crash on Okinawa. In March, another member of the special unit, Corporal Eric S. Fox, a helicopter crewman, was found dead of a gunshot wound to his head. Fox's body was found near a West Virginia schoolyard after his auto crashed. His death was ruled a suicide, but no explanation was given. …."

Peter Berwick

Ark. Dem-Gaz. 10/8/99 Rodney Bowers "....A man found shot to death this week outside his workplace was a witness in a federal investigation of an Arkansas-based company that brought Australians and New Zealanders into the United States as cross-country truck drivers, Benton police said Thursday. The man was identified as Peter John Berwick, 39, an Australian native who resided in Plumerville, police said. The cause of death is under investigation......Company owner Bill Dalton said Thursday that one of his drivers saw Berwick over the weekend and that he appeared "real depressed" over a "rapidly deteriorating" relationship with a woman....... Berwick was a witness in a federal investigation of Ruston, the man who leased Berwick his truck, Dalton said. He declined to discuss Berwick's involvement, again referring questions to police........On July 4, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that Ruston, a 50-year-old trucker-turned-businessman from Melbourne, Australia, and his 49 associated companies in the United States and Australia are under federal investigation for money laundering and visa, mail and immigration fraud. Federal agents raided his home and businesses March 30, seizing records and possible evidence....."

 

John Arthur Paisley

http://weberman.com/htdocs/25/25-31.htm
"…John Arthur Paisley was a former CIA official who worked for the Agency on a contractual basis, who, according to Tad Szulc, was involved with Yuri Nosenko. The two men became friends, and John Arthur Paisley frequently visited Yuri Nosenko. Inquiry Magazine reported: "Mary Ann Paisley thinks her husband's death may be related to Yuri Nosenko...At the request of Senator Birch Bayh of Indiana, the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, the FBI began a counter-intelligence analysis of the Paisley case...the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Stansfield Turner says Yuri Nosenko has 'no recollection of ever meeting Paisley.'" Author Jim Hougan cited a letter Mrs. Paisley wrote to Stansfield Turner, in which she mentioned that she had worked for Kathrine Hart [the wife of John L. Hart] when she was in the CIA. ANGLETON told Look Magazine, "To my knowledge Paisley was never involved in the clandestine side. I have doubts that he knew Yuri Nosenko." [cited in Inquiry 11.15.79] Joe Trento and William R. Corson reported John Arthur Paisley worked with Bruce Solie….

John Arthur Paisley was sailing on the Chesapeake Bay on September 23, 1978. In his possession was a briefcase of Secret documents that dealt with the Soviets. The next day John Arthur Paisley was found in the bay, with two diver's belts weighing a total of 38 pounds strapped to his upper abdomen. The autopsy report stated the cause of death was a "Gunshot wound, penetrating head, close contact range. Entrance in left occipital parietal region with powder deposition within wound and on skull. Crania-cerebral injury. Missile recovered, large caliber, deformed, jacketed, lead. Trajectory: left to right (cannot be further evaluated)."

….The gun was never recovered. Was the death of John Arthur Paisley a suicide or a murder? Had John Arthur Paisley put on the weight belts, leaned over the edge of the boat, shot himself, then fallen overboard with his gun? The Maryland County Coroner concluded: "John Paisley, a 55 year old white male showing advanced decomposition changes, died of a penetrating gunshot wound to the head. The manner of death is undetermined. Signed Russell S. Fisher, M.D., Chief Medical Examiner." The boat belonging to John Arthur Paisley was found by Maryland Park Rangers. The CIA was first on board and recovered the Secret documents. Why had John Arthur Paisley taken these documents with him if he intended to kill himself?....."

Lisa Pease 11-12/95 Probe Magazine "... Paisley was a high ranking CIA officer with nearly unprecedented freedom within the Agency. Officially reported at the time of his death to be "a low-level analyst," insiders report he was a high-level counterintelligence operative. Tad Szulc once reported that Paisley was one of Angleton's recruits, but Angleton vehemently and repeatedly denied ever having met Paisley. In 1976, Paisley was the executive director of "Team B". At the time of Watergate, Paisley was the liaison between the Office of Security and the infamous Nixon White House "Plumbers." According to Hougan's sources, Paisley had been approached at one point by the KGB, reported this to CIA, and was told to work with the Soviets as a double agent, feeding them disinformation and reporting back to the CIA. Paisley had extensive radio broadcasting equipment on his boat and frequently took to sea for long trips alone. What he did there we can only speculate about.

Paisley was also involved with an individual well known to students of the JFK assassination: Yuri Nosenko. Paisley's death came on the heels of CIA officer John Hart's testimony championing Nosenko and his bona fides to the House Select Committee on Assassinations. In the words of his wife, Paisley played a role in the "indescribable debriefing" of Nosenko.

The facts of Paisley's death are curious. Paisley was found floating in Chesapeake Bay a few days after he had mysteriously disappeared. He had last been seen taking his boat out to sea. His last radio call to a friend had been calm, with no hint of anything sinister to come. The County Coroner who conducted the autopsy, Dr. George Weems, found that Paisley's death had been caused by a gunshot wound to the head, behind the left ear. Paisley was right-handed, which makes suicide extremely implausible. In addition, Dr. Weems told reporters that the body had marks on the neck which seemed to indicate a rope had been around it or the neck had been squeezed in some other fashion. The body was also weighted with two straps of diving belts. As one investigator into the case pointed out, shooting oneself and putting on the diving belts is a case of serious overkill, pardon the expression. No evidence of blood, brain tissue or cartridges from a gun were found on the boat, indicating that the gun may have been shot at a different location and the body dumped from there into the sea. To make matters even more muddied, the body was four inches too short to be Paisley, was devoid of features with which he could be positively identified, and his wife was convinced that the body found was not that of her husband's. Incredibly, Dr. Russell Fisher, the Clark Panelist, ruled the death a suicide....."

 

 

Laurence Martin

AP 2/15/00 "….. A former Army recruiter who survived the 1995 federal building bombing and later testified against Timothy McVeigh committed suicide by crashing his rented plane, the medical examiner has determined. The conclusion was cited in a recently released report by the National Transportation and Safety Board. Laurence Martin's plane went down near an Oklahoma City church Oct. 11, 1998. According to the report, Martin's girlfriend, who was attending services at the church, had reportedly turned down his marriage proposal the day before. The report said Martin, 41, also ignored a request from the plane's owner, who thought Martin had taken off too fast, that he return to the airport immediately. The NTSB said the control tower relayed the message and Martin acknowledged receiving it, but he did not return. An inspection of the Cessna 172 less than a month before the crash had found no problems, and witnesses said the plane's engine was running when it plowed into the ground. ……"

The Daily Oklahoman 2/15/00 AP "…..An Oklahoma City bombing survivor who died in a plane crash in October 1998 committed suicide, according to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board. Laurence Martin was killed Oct. 11, 1998, when the single-engine plane he was flying went down shortly after taking off from Wiley Post Airport. The NTSB report notes that Martin's girlfriend reportedly had turned down his marriage proposal. The plane crashed near a church where the woman was exiting after services. Tests performed by the Federal Aviation Administration's Toxicology and Accident Research Laboratory detected diazepam in kidney and liver tissue. Diazepam, more commonly known by the brand name Valium, is used to relieve anxiety, nervousness, and tension associated with anxiety disorders. The use of diazepam is not approved of by the FAA for pilots. …….. Martin was working as an Army recruiter when a truck bomb exploded and destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. The attack killed 168 people and injured hundreds. Martin testified during the 1997 trial of Timothy McVeigh, who was convicted and sentenced to death in the crime. ….."

Kenneth Trentadue

 

http://www.senate.gov/~hatch/press/press050.html 10/10/97 "…..On August 21, 1995, Kenneth Michael Trentadue was found dead in his cell while he was in custody at the Oklahoma City Federal Transfer Center (FTC). The Bureau of Prisons initially labeled his death a suicide, but at some time thereafter, the Department of Justice opened a criminal investigation into the facts and circumstances of his death. Last night, the Department of Justice informed Trentadue's brother, Jesse Trentadue, that no federal criminal charges would be brought against anyone in connection with the death of Kenneth Trentadue.

I have been concerned for some time now that there may have been wrongdoing in connection with the death of Kenneth Trentadue. I also have sought to keep abreast of the status of this investigation. Generally speaking, I have been very troubled by what has been said about the events at the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma, and by what I have been told about how the various agencies involved have handled their investigation of this matter. A specific concern that I have had is that the agencies involved have not proceeded with due speed into their investigation. In fact, there appears to have been an apparent lack of dispatch in getting to the bottom of what happened. Certainly, no one should be ever be indicted where the law and the evidence do not exist to justify such a step. What is disheartening is that we may never know what evidence the Department had compiled given the fact that the investigation was conducted via a federal grand jury.

Nonetheless, because the Department of Justice was conducting a criminal investigation, I did not believe that it then was necessary for the Senate Judiciary Committee to conduct an oversight investigation of and hearing into this matter. While the possibility for state criminal action still exists, now that the Justice Department has announced that no federal criminal charges will be brought, the Senate Judiciary Committee can pursue its oversight responsibilities without disrupting an ongoing federal criminal investigation. Accordingly, it is my intention to hold an oversight hearing later this year to examine the facts surrounding the death of Mr. Trentadue and the Department's handling of the matter to date….."

 

http://www.usdoj.gov/oig/sa991/sa991p1.htm 10/1/98-3/1/99 Office of the Inspector General "….Kenneth Trentadue, an inmate held at the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was found dead in his cell in August 1995. The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) concluded that Trentadue committed suicide by hanging. However, allegations that Trentadue was murdered led to an investigation by the FBI and the Department's Civil Rights Division. The investigation concluded that there was insufficient evidence of any violation of federal criminal civil rights laws. Following that investigation and at the Deputy Attorney General's request, the OIG initiated a separate review focusing on whether BOP or FBI employees mishandled evidence or engaged in other misconduct in the events surrounding Trentadue's death. The team is concluding the investigative phase of the inquiry and soon will begin writing the report of investigation…."

Reuters 12/8/99 "…..The Justice Department's inspector general faulted the Bureau of Prisons and the FBI for a series of mistakes in the case of a 1995 inmate suicide in Oklahoma City, according to a summary of the investigation released yesterday. The report by acting Inspector General Robert Ashbaugh concluded that Kenneth Trentadue killed himself at the Federal Transfer Center, where he was found hanging from a grate in his cell with a bedsheet around his neck. But the report said the response by Bureau of Prison employees was "significantly flawed." "They inappropriately delayed entry into his cell, did not examine him properly and did not immediately provide medical attention to him," the report said. It said the FBI devoted insufficient attention to the case for several months, then mishandled and misplaced important evidence. The report also concluded that three Bureau of Prisons employees and one FBI employee lied about their actions to supervisors, investigators or the inspector general's office. Although the Justice Department's public integrity unit declined to bring any charges for the false statements, the inspector general called it "serious misconduct" and referred the matter to the FBI and Bureau of Prisons for "appropriate action." The full 206-page report has not been released….."

 

Freeper archy "….Another interesting case of "suicide" in Oklahoma, since the bombing, is that of Kenneth Trentadue, who as the result of violating conditions of his parole in California, was re-incarcerated and sent to a federal (transfer) facility in Oklahoma. Mr. Trentadue, the brother of a prominent Salt Lake City, Utah attorney, supposedly committed suicide by hanging himself……. Kenneth Trentadue's was committed with knotted or "braided" bedsheet, barely long enough to fit around his neck in a "suicide-proof" prison cell……THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE later reported the trustees who cleaned Mr. Trentadue's cell after his "suicide" found copious amounts of blood inside. This included bloody fingerprints up a wall, to within a few inches of a "panic button" on or near the ceiling. This certainly is not consistent with hanging.

……When his family was contacted by prison officials and informed of his "suicide", they were asked if they wanted his remains cremated. They indicated they did not, and after a very difficult time and much red-tape, the body was finally shipped back to them. Being very skeptical as to a suicide, family members removed the mortuary make-up and were shocked to find part of his skull crushed, his knuckles damaged, bruises, puncture-and-slash-wounds over a good portion of his body (including the soles of his feet) and his throat slashed. Boot heel marks were apparent around the right eye and on his chest. All evidence points to the fact Kenneth Trentadue was subdued after a fight - brutally beaten, tortured and murdered!

(Update: THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, Sat. July 11, 1998 - states M.E. says Trentadue death "suicide"!).

….Many Americans who are familiar with the Trentadue case see a chilling similarity between Officer Terry Yeakey's "suicide" and Kenneth Trentadue's. Especially when each occurred in such close proximity to the other, in and around El Reno and Oklahoma City, AFTER the bombing….. Like Terry Yeakey, Kenneth Trentadue, (although smaller) was also a powerfully-built man. He lifted weights regularly, had a 19-inch neck and was a street-fighter with street savvy. In short, he knew how to take care of himself…..And many also wonder why a man re-incarcerated for violating his parole would REQUEST solitary confinement….. http://www.myfreeoffice.com/pef/OKCa.html

 

Arkansas ChronicleTom Winters and A.J. Hardcastle Freeper Leper Messiah "……… [snip]"The sequence of exposure of the pictures is tracked by 'frame numbers' that appear on the edge of the film. Even after the negatives are cut into strips and placed in plastic sleeves, you can always tell which order they were shot in by looking at the frame number just beneath the actual image," said the Navy analyst. "Those frame numbers are put on the film by the manufacturer, not the camera." …….. It is this "image sequence" that creates the most problems for the Justice Department. When you take the pictures, in the sequence that the government claims they are on the roll and compare it to the testimony, and, to other pictures on the same roll, the Alice-in-Wonderland world of the government defense to a murder case becomes shockingly apparent.

……..According to the negatives, the sun had risen an hour early, just in time for prison guard Freeman to take his first picture of the cell. His camera, a Minolta with a built-in flash, failed to flash on the first shot in the cell. And through the vertical slit window at the back of the cell, you can see daylight, trees and grass. "Another picture after that one shows a clearly illuminated outdoor scene," said the expert. "Somehow, the sun set again. Additional pictures, but with higher frame numbers, show total darkness outside the very same window. There's just no way the sun was going up and down. It's the pictures that are all wrong."

…….Pressed for an explanation as to how such images could be faked, the image expert explained. He described the process whereby a computer with two "peripherals," a negative scanner and a film output printer were used to fabricate a roll of film that appears to be "original," but really isn't. "What someone obviously has done is this: they had the two rolls of film all along. And I would guess that there is surely something on one or both of those rolls they don't want anyone to see. So, they simply used a common computer tool, a 'negative scanner,' to import the negative images into a graphics program.

……..Government lawyers also produced the faked negatives for copying onto CD-ROM's. The analyst said that there are tell-tale "artifacts" on the digital imagery that further confirms the negatives are "second generation," but would not offer specific details on the methodology used to identify the fake photos. Arkansas Chronicle was able to obtain a set of the CD-ROMs and have them analyzed at the same time as the prints were analyzed.

………The analyst said that the most damning piece of evidence is that one of the pictures released earlier by government lawyers somehow does not appear on the "roll" that the FBI produced. "It's sort of an obscure shot. But the point is, the picture is not on the roll of their negatives, and without question, it was indeed shot between two frames that I can absolutely identify on the roll they released." Other evidence suggests, he said, that the roll they produced was in fact shot from two different cameras with "two different lens systems."

……."Since the case record would indicate that the FBI had custody of these negatives for several years," said the imagery expert, "that's where I would be looking in terms of identifying who manipulated this imagery. It took really expensive equipment to produce these fakes and not a lot of people have it." Contacted again shortly before press time, the expert would neither confirm nor deny that he is one of two imagery experts now examining video tape of aerial FBI infrared photography from Waco for a U.S. Congressional committee headed by Rep. Dan Burton.

…….According to court records in the Trentadue case, the Department of Justice's Office of Inspector General has indeed been investigating Bureau of Prisons and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents for complicity in criminal misconduct in the Trentadue case. It was in the process of having the pictures and CD-ROM's examined that a chilling allegation surfaced about the capabilities of the FBI's lab, especially its ability to alter physical evidence such as photographs, video and audio tape. A person recently employed as an FBI lab technician, in the process of approaching a public interest group called "Judicial Watch," claims to be able to prove that the alleged audio tapes of Branch Davidians talking about setting fires in the Waco compound are as fake as the Trentadue pictures.

……..Judicial Watch does in fact represent several federal "whistleblowers" including former agents of various agencies in high-profile cases involving alleged governmental corruption. The non-profit organization, headed by Larry Klayman, has filed a series of high-profile suits against government officials claiming miscounduct, fraud, waste and abuse of office. When shown the Trentadue pictures, the former FBI worker claimed to personally know the persons responsible for faking the negatives. Arkansas Chronicle was able to confirm that one of the persons named does indeed work in the section of the FBI lab responsible for processing photographic evidence.

…….The former lab worker could not produce any documentation of claims of falsifying evidence and when pressed for details on the Waco case said, "I hope to be able to file a lawsuit that involves a lot of misconduct in the lab and I don't want to say anything at this time that might jeopardize that." The former technician expressed great fear of the FBI saying, "When you mess with them, they mess back." "The FBI can compete with the best of Hollywood special effects shops," said the former lab worker. "I wouldn't really believe anything controversial that they produce." The former worker claims to have walked in on one session in "an editing bay," where "forward looking infrared (FLIR) imagery" was being edited. "I recognized the scene as Waco." Interestingly, the interviews with the former worker occurred months prior to public information surfacing about the existence of the now controversial video tapes found in FBI possession. "The particular suite they were in has extensive special effects and electronic editing capability," said the source. "While I cannot honestly say I saw them alter evidence, I can tell you that I was present on more than one occasion where both audio and video tapes from Waco were being 'played' in editing suites where the only logical reason for anybody being there was to alter or edit original footage. If you just wanted to play the stuff there are a lot better places to do it than an editing suite." Burton's committee has already learned that some of the Waco video tapes are in fact missing part of the audio tracks where critical conversations between agents are thought to have been recorded……."

 

WorldnetDaily 10/13/97 Sarah Foster "……In another life, Kenneth Trentadue had been a bank robber. After serving seven years of a 20-year sentence, he was paroled in 1988 and, as ex-cons are supposed to do, tried to put his criminal past behind him. ….. But he had one problem -- a minor parole violation on his record from 1989. …... On Aug. 18 he was flown from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in San Diego to the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City, a major facility of the Justice Department's Bureau of Prisons, to await his hearing. According to family members, he wasn't worried. At most his sentence would be six months, more likely, three. He'd probably be home for Christmas. …..Like everyone who is admitted into the prison system, Kenneth underwent routine psychological tests to determine if he had suicidal tendencies. The results indicated he didn't. Nevertheless, he was placed, for some unknown reason, in a specially designed, suicide-proof cell in a special unit on the seventh floor that's segregated from the general prison population. A form bearing the signature Vance Brockway -- an lais he used in his bank robbery days -- indicates he asked to be placed in protective custody. Family members say it was a forgery. ……."

WorldnetDaily 10/13/97 Sarah Foster "……On Aug. 21, 1995, Trentadue died in that isolation cell. Officials promptly declared the death a suicide. Trentadue, who was scheduled for a parole hearing, hanged himself from an air vent using a 23-inch length of braid he fashioned from a bedsheet, according to prison officials. ……… The following day the Inspector General's Office of the Justice Department ruled that no "prosecutable federal crime had occurred." Two years later, that's still the official government line despite a staggering amount of evidence indicating Trentadue was murdered. ……"

WorldnetDaily 10/13/97 Sarah Foster "……Jesse Trentadue was as suspicious as his mother. No cremation, he said, and directed the body be sent to a funeral parlor near Kenneth's home in Westminster. ......It was five days before the casket arrived. Kenneth's face was covered with an unusually thick coating of pancake makeup. His broad, six-foot frame had been dressed in a suit. "They (Kenneth's mother, his wife Carmen, and sister Donna) scraped off the makeup and found he was bruised from the top of his head to the soles of his feet," says George Hansen, former seven-term Republican congressman from Idaho and founder of the U.S. Citizens Commission on Human Rights -- a newly-formed grass-roots organization which has been working closely with the Trentadue family. "An autopsy showed he had been garrotted -- probably with the braided sheet. His throat was cut and torn out. His head was smashed in three places. He had been burned on the face, shoulders and tailbone with an electrical stun-gun. Under his arms were deep bruises showing how he had been held while others beat up on him. There was blood all over the place, according to the guy that had to clean it up afterwards. It was a fight for his life." ...... "

WorldnetDaily 10/13/97 Sarah Foster "……The cover-up of this ghastly crime began before the victim was dead. A call to 911 was made at approximately 3:20 a.m., but when the paramedics arrived they weren't allowed in the cell to resuscitate Trentadue, though supposedly he was still alive. Minutes later -- having been sent away, then called back to confirm his death -- they were told the massive injuries they saw on the body (now removed to another room) were caused by Trentadue falling and hitting his head on the sink while trying to hang himself. They never saw the death cell itself. ......... Investigators for Dr. Fred Jordan, Oklahoma City's chief medical examiner, were also denied access to the scene -- a violation of state and federal law, according to Jesse Trentadue. This, despite the fact that Jordan's job includes investigating the deaths of prisoners at the center. ……"

WorldnetDaily 10/13/97 Sarah Foster "……Jordan performed an autopsy that morning and ruled that Kenneth Trentadue had died of asphyxiation, in a manner "unknown." Without viewing the death scene, the medical examiner refused to declare the obviously battered body a suicide. Jordan asked the FBI to investigate the death, but that agency soon turned the investigation over to the Bureau of Prisons. ….."