The Clintons should quit politics and take their magic show on the road, because they have an unbelievable knack for making things disappear.
No, we’re not talking about emails, this time it has to do with FBI records that have mysteriously vanished, according to an investigative reporter.
Ronald Kessler, formerly with the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal wrote an exclusive piece for the Daily Mail chronicling his experience trying to get records pertaining to the death of one-time Clinton friend and ally Vince Foster.
Foster, who served as Deputy White House Counsel for the first few months of Bill Clinton’s administration was found dead at Fort Marcy Park in 1993, in what officials believe was a suicide. An investigation led by Kenneth Starr uncovered that a public shaming doled out by Hillary Clinton in front of White House colleagues could have been what ultimately pushed Foster over the edge.
When Kessler used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the records, he was essentially stonewalled:
On the first visit, archivist David Paynter provided the box of records that he said contained the FBI reports of interviews conducted by FBI agents on Foster’s death.
On a second visit, archivist James Mathis provided what he said were those same documents.
While the box contained dozens of FBI reports concerning Foster’s death – including interviews with the medical examiner, U.S. Park Police officers, and White House aides about the contents of Foster’s office – the reports on Hillary Clinton’s role in his death were absent.
John Valceanu, the archives’ director of communications and marketing wasn’t any help. “We do not agree with your conclusion that the records you requested are missing from the National Archives simply because we were unable to locate any responsive records in response to your request,” he told Kessler.
Valceanu, however, did say the records may have never been filed correctly in the first place and could be somewhere in the 3,000 boxes amounting to 7.5 million pages generated by the Starr investigation, Kessler reported.
In others words… good luck finding those.
Unfortunately, and for unknown reasons, Starr did not include the FBI’s findings in his final report. But interviews suggest there was a lot of pertinent information.
In interviewing Clinton White House aides and Foster’s friends and family, the FBI found that a week before Foster’s death, Hillary held a meeting at the White House with Foster and other top aides to discuss her proposed health care legislation.
Hillary angrily disagreed with a legal objection Foster raised at the meeting and ridiculed him in front of his peers, former FBI agent Coy Copeland and former FBI supervisory agent Jim Clemente told me. Copeland was Starr’s senior investigator and read the reports of other agents working for Starr.
“Hillary put him down really, really bad in a pretty good-size meeting,” Copeland said. “She told him he didn’t get the picture, and he would always be a little hick town lawyer who was obviously not ready for the big time.”
Foster was reportedly profoundly depressed, but according to several accounts it was Clinton’s merciless berating that was the final straw.
“Hillary blamed him for failed nominations, claimed he had not vetted them properly, and said in front of his White House colleagues, ‘You’re not protecting us’ and ‘You have failed us,'” Clemente said.
“That was the final blow.”
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