Vince Foster was deputy White House counsel and Hillary’s friend and law partner who had full knowledge and connections to the Travelgate and Whitewater scandals.
In 1993, as the Travelgate and Whitewater investigations heated up, Foster was found dead in Fort Marcy Park, along the Potomac River. His death was ruled a “suicide” resulting from a gun shot from a .38 caliber revolver.
Like a lot of things surrounding the Clintons, Foster’s “suicide” has always been shrouded in mystery.
The lead investigator in independent counsel Robert Fiske’s investigation of the Foster case, Miquel Rodriguez, outlined evidence that the case was fixed.
Thirteen years ago, Rodriguez, an assistant U.S. attorney, made an audio recording in which he charged the suicide ruling was predetermined, the crime scene was altered and major newspaper editors killed stories by reporters pursuing the truth.
“This whole notion of [Fiske and Starr] doing an honest investigation is laughable,” Rodriguez says in the tape.
In his resignation letter, Rodriquez refers to photographs showing a bullet wound on Foster’s neck that was not mentioned in Starr’s official government report.
The obvious questions: How could a suicide victim be found with two wounds, a .38-caliber gunshot into the mouth that exited through his head and another wound on the right side of his neck that one of the paramedics described as a small-caliber bullet hole? And why would the government investigators go to great lengths to cover it up?
In the audio recording, Rodriguez said the accepted verdict, that Foster killed himself at Ft. Marcy Park near Washington, was predetermined by a “higher authority” at the very start of the investigation. Rodriguez noted he did extensive interviews with major newspapers, including the New York Times, that were never published.
“All I know is that things did not happen the way Fiske says that they happened, and the reports don’t support what Fiske said,” Rodriguez stated. “There is nothing consistent with [Foster] committing that kind of violent act at all.”
Rodriguez, who was hired by Starr in 1994 to lead his grand jury investigation, is now an assistant U.S. attorney in Sacramento, California.
And Rodriguez was no conservative, wrote London Telegraph reporter Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in his book, “The Secret Life of Bill Clinton.”
He was very liberal. “Indeed, when he arrived from California with his ponytail, his earring, and his leather jackets, there were comments among the hard-liners that Kenneth Starr had gone too far in his efforts to recruit Democrats, liberals, and ethnic minorities to his team”, Evans-Pritchard wrote.
Now as old Hillary scandals are questioned again, the Daily Mail is now reporting that an “extensive investigation” has found that FBI reports filed by those former agents have “gone missing” from records stored at the National Archives and Records Service in College Park, MD. On two occasions, reporters went to the National Archives to review boxes of evidence related to Vince Foster’s death. While the boxes 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” it was now mysteriously missing the reports.
Growing suspicious of the missing reports, The Daily Mail filed a FOIA request with Martha Murphy of the National Archives who subsequently reviewed all of the “relevant FBI files, including those that had not been previously made public.” An emailed response from Martha Murphy reported that the FBI files requested could still not be found:
“He examined all eight boxes but found no interviews by any investigator that detail either a meeting between Hillary Clinton and Vince Foster or the effects of a meeting between Hillary Clinton and Vince Foster on Vince Foster’s state of mind. We did not limit ourselves to interviews by the two individuals [FBI agents] you mention.”
But to be clear, according the Director of Communications and Marketing at the National Archives, John Valceanu, just because the FBI agents’ reports could not be located doesn’t mean they’ve been vanished:
‘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.’
Instead, Valceanu suggested the files might just be misplaced among the other 3,000 boxes of records related to the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton’s illegal Whitewater scandal.
It is understandable how difficult it must be to keep track of all the boxes of FBI evidence related to past Clinton scandals, but it does seem suspicious that this specific report would be the one to go missing.