News Article

Tue Jul 9 17:30:05 MDT 1996

>The following article was excerpted from
>Hometown USA [] ...
>The Murder of Vince Foster
>A Look Inside the Foster Coverup
>by Alan Sedgwick
>To persist with the suicide theory and believe the
>(Clinton) administration, one has to accept a
>number of coincidences, writes Michael Kellett in his
>investigative thriller, The Murder of
>Vince Foster [go to BookRoom]. He continues:
>To believe that Clinton and Hillary did not have
>Foster murdered means accepting so many extremely
>unlikely happenings that it means
>accepting the impossible.
>Exactly, which coicidences are Kellett referring to?
>It starts with a missing briefcase. Sergeant Gonzalez
>and Todd Hall, two of the earliest to arrive at
>the scene, both reported seeing a briefcase, looking like
>Foster's, in Foster's car. The list of items
>found in the car, however, did not include his briefcase.
>Major Robert Hines, the supervisor of the
>Park Police investigation, who was not at the scene himself,
>concluded that both had been ... uhhh
>... mistaken.
>Next, a Secret Service report that places Foster and the gun
>in his car, instead of in the bushes in
>the park. Larry Nichols uncovered an official report circulated
>to several members of the Secret
>Service on the evening of the murder. It reads: "On 7/20/93,
>at 2130 hrs., Lt. Woltz, USSS/UD -
>WHB, contacted the ID/DD and advised that at 2030 hrs., this
>date, he was contacted by Lt.
>Gavin, US Park Police, who provided the following information:
>'On the evening of 7/20/93,
>unknown time, US Park Police discovered the body of Vince Foster
>in his car. The car was parked in the Ft. Marcy area of VA
>near the GW Parkway. Mr. Foster apparently died of a
>self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. A .38 cal. revolver
>was found in the car.'" A Clintonoid would be able to easily
>dismiss it as just some sort of clerical error if it weren't
>so logically
>cohesive, writes Kellett. If the name of the victim was misspelled
>or the name of the park was
>wrong, or any single item was in error, one could call it a mistake.
>Nichols hypothesizes that the
>report reflects an earlier plan and that the site was changed.
>(The closeness in terms of proximity to
>the actual place of discovery certainly supports this.) The real
>mistake was that the original plan
>was somehow typed and transmitted.
>The bumbling continues. The bullet was not found. Despite a
>16-person search using metal detectors that yielded 12 modern-day
>bullets and a number of others from Civil War days, no bullet from
>the .38 caliber revolver was found. The report explains that because
>no information was available on the precise angle of Foster's head
>when the gun was fired, it was impossible to determine where the
>bullet landed.
>Anticipating that a reader of normal intelligence might wonder why,
>if they feel that the search didn't do the investigation justice,
>didn't they try again, and with more intensity, the report makes
>this amazing statement:
>"It would have been enormously time-consuming, costly, and in all
>likelihood (unproductive), to have searched the entire Park for the
>Kellet writes: Isn't it heartwarming to see a public servant
>concerned with costs? Where was this concern when they conducted 125
>interviews with Foster's friends, relatives, and co-workers?
>That's what it said in the introductory pages when the authors tried
>to convey the impression of thoroughness. I'll repeat, ONE HUNDRED
>TWENTY FIVE, most attesting, no doubt, to the fact that Foster was
>depressed, distracted, disturbed, diswhatevered, etc., etc. But when
>faced with the need to find one of the most important components of
>any death involving firearms, they suddenly become cost-conscious.
>The lab report did not find Foster's fingerprints on the gun. It did
>find a print that was not Foster's. The writer of the report apparently
>was not fazed by that revelation and proceeded to the next topic as
>if nothing extraordinary had just been said, but a footnote at the
>bottom of the page explained, "latent prints can be destroyed by exposure
>to certain elements, such as heat." (Needless to say, the heat didn't
>affect the unidentified fingerprint.)
>Enter the FBI. The FBI report described a contact blood stain on
>Foster's right cheek and jaw. The shirt covering his right shoulder
>was soaked with blood. The FBI concluded that:
>"...the pattern of the blood on Foster's face and on Foster's shoulder
>is consistent with Foster's face having come into contact with the
>shoulder of his shirt at some point."
>Kellett writes: But photos taken when the body was discovered showed
>Foster lying face upward, his cheek or jaw not in contact with the
>shoulder. Yet probably every medical person in the universe agrees
>that all muscular and neurological activity would have ceased within
>seconds after the bullet passed though the brain stem. He could have
>fallen into the position with his head against the shoulder, but once
>in that position, there would have been no way that the head could
>move to a position facing forward after contacting the shoulder,
>not without help.
>This was devastating to the suicide theory, consisting of picture
>clear evidence that the body had been moved prior to its discovery.
>That the stain was incurred while in transport would be a logical
>The Park Police actually swept away evidence!!! There were other
>gunpowder particles found on Foster's shoes and socks that would not
>have originated from the same gun. What is most significant is the
>explanation given in this footnote at the bottom of the page:
>"Although the Park Police laboratory does take precautions to avoid
>contamination of evidence, it is a small facility which was conducting
>a number of unrelated examinations in July 1993. Foster's clothes were
>laid out to dry for four days on the floor of a "photo lab room"
>adjacent to the laboratory examination area. This room is regularly
>used by Park Police officers working on investigations and is equipped
>with an exhaust fan. It is possible that the clothes were contaminated
>while in this room."
>Kellett makes a strong point in his book, The Murder of Vince Foster,
>that the White House has the power to summon the best investigative
>and scientific resources in the world. Yet despite a federal statute
>that death investigations of high level government officials are to
>be handled by the FBI, the investigation was handled by the Park Police
>whose field of expertise lies elsewhere.
>William Sessions, the honest director of the FBI, had been fired by
>Clinton the day before the death. Suspiciously, Sessions had already
>promised to resign and his resignation was expected within three weeks.
>What was the rush?
>To read the rest of this thrilling and eye-opening article,
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