The Murder of Vince Foster
MAINSTREAM MEDIA COWARDICE
Vince Foster was the highest U.S. government official to meet a violent death since the suicide of Secretary of Defense James Forrestal in 1949 and the tragic assassinations of two members of the Kennedy family.”266
The official story is that Vince Foster was so despondent that he killed himself in a fit of depression. But an unending set of questions—that demand answers—persist. “Was Foster murdered? If he did commit suicide; why? Do the answers lie in what Foster knew about the president and first lady? Were documents hidden or destroyed? Did top officials tell the truth? Was there a conspiracy to obstruct justice? If the Clintons had nothing to hide, why did they so often act like they did?”267
After all, “he was Hillary Clinton’s closest friend, the one person in the world that she would entrust with the most sensitive problems.”268
Regrettably, “official” answers were not easily forthcoming because “the Foster case is taboo for American journalists. In private, many concede the official story is unbelievable, but they will not
broach it in print.”269
Other journalists—those who don’t bow and cower in the presence of their corporate overlords—realized “that Foster was a man who moved in the shadows.”270
Because of his enigmatic, man of mystery stature, his death too was shrouded in intrigue with the official explanation being nothing more than a preposterous smokescreen which has become part of our culture’s phony consensus reality.
But Vince Foster didn’t take his own life. In fact, “this was not a marvelously well-planned fake suicide—if it were not for the president and politics, an average detective would have considered the thought of suicide laughable.”271
Of course, considering that Hillary Clinton was positioned at the center of the storm, stories emanating from her spin machine changed numerous times in the days following Foster’s death.
1) In a pronounced shift, statements coming out of the White House no longer praised Foster for his strength or expressed surprise over his suicide. The “Rock of Gibraltar” line was dropped. Instead, top White House personnel started characterizing Foster as confused and overwrought.
2) White House officials seemed to want to avoid the scrutiny that would follow if it were widely believed that Foster had killed himself due to work-related burdens or troubles.
3) Eventually, it was decided that “Foster’s suicide stemmed from personal depression and personal problems.272
Just like that, Vince Foster offed himself not because of any- thing related to the Clintons, but instead it was solely ‘personal’ in nature (i.e. Vince’s own fault or doing). Bill and Hillary (as well as their power brokers who lurked behind-the-scenes) knew it couldn’t be any other way, for “If Foster didn’t die the way [Independent Counsel Robert] Fiske said he did; then it is likely the president is somehow involved, and if he is, the democratic process simply can’t survive such a disclosure.”273
That’s why the mainstream media had to circle the wagons, close ranks, and float the ludicrous “suicide” story. If they didn’t, murder charges would have been leveled straight into the White House’s heart, and the power elite who had spent so many years grooming Bill Clinton for his position did not want to see their investment be so readily disposed of.
The murder of Vince Foster equals the bottom dropping out—impeachment, economic panic, a lack of confidence in the very fabric of our government, and a closet full of skeletons opened to the world (i.e. Mena, etc). To ensure that the press corps and U.S. Senate stayed in line (even the “conservatives”), an overriding fear factor was put into full effect. An aide to Senator Jesse Helms said of the cover-up: “Since the Clinton White House was capable of resorting to murder, people were afraid to mount a challenge.”274
Thankfully, those in the know with the courage to stand up and speak their convictions stated otherwise. James Dale Davidson, co-editor of Strategic Investments, mentioned a concept that still haunts the Clintons today. He wrote in October, 1997, “I am convinced that Foster is not alone in meeting an untimely death in recent years. He is probably just one of fifty or more who have been murdered for various reasons during the Clinton administration.”275
THE ARKANSAS GROUP
Most books or articles debunking the subject of Vince Foster’s “suicide” present a plethora of evidence which contradicts the “official” version of events. This information is invaluable, and we’ll certainly broach it later, but for the time being I’d like to confront some of the “whys” of Vince Foster’s murder, along with the happenings which led to it, especially those involving his Arkansas cohorts.
So, without beating around the bush, why was Vince Foster killed? A slew of individuals in the Clinton inner circle had been imprisoned during the late 1980s and early 90s, or were facing impending legal action. These included Roger Clinton, Dan Lasater, Dan Harmon, Jim and Susan McDougal, Webb Hubbell, and Don Tyson. Hillary Clinton’s closest confidant was also in hot water, for if there was ever a protector of secrets, it was he. “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.”276
These simple yet extremely complex words were the crux of why Vince Foster was snuffed. When one became part of the Arkansas Group, it was expected that they would do anything to protect the Clintons, even go to jail. That understanding was priority number one, and there would be no deviation whatsoever from the plan. If trouble arose, those close to the Clintons were expected to fall on the sword. Once these individuals accepted blame and were severely tarnished in the process, they were left behind like yesterday’s garbage. Look at how many people the Clintons have used, abused, discarded, and left lying in ruins over the course of their political careers. Loyalty is only a one-way street; Bill and Hillary must be protected at all costs.
Vince Foster was slaughtered as another sacrificial lamb at the altar because he refused to become the next Clinton jailbird. Sure, he’d been there every step of the way until 1993—through Whitewater, the cattle futures windfall, Mena, ADFA, and Madison Guaranty. But now—only weeks after Waco—Vince was facing a major league hornet’s nest, and he knew it. That’s why he was getting ready to bail out and blow the whistle. It was either his hide or theirs, and Foster didn’t feel like being another scapegoat for the Clintons’ sins.
At a dinner engagement a few days prior to his murder, “Foster announced his intention to resign his position as deputy counsel to the president. His family members, however, talked him out of doing it, suggesting that things would get better.”277
He was serious about protecting his own interests, though, and “the day before his death, Foster had left his office to visit a Washington, D.C. law firm where he engaged the services of two lawyers.”278
Such a move made the Arkansas Group skittish beyond comprehension, for if Foster talked, their entire house of cards would crumble. All of a sudden, the drug running, money laundering, embezzlement, misappropriation of funds, bribes, kickbacks, cronyism, murder, and tax evasion would spill out into the open.
To prevent such a disaster, the Clinton inner circle began working hard and heavy on their ticking time bomb. Their first course of action was when “[Webster] Hubbell and his wife spent the weekend before Foster’s death with Foster and his wife, Lisa, vacationing on the eastern shore of Maryland.”279
Although Hubbell later related that it was an enjoyable weekend, “Lisa Foster told the Park Police that ‘it had not gone particularly well.’”280
In fact, it seems that Hubbell actually “tracked them down at the Tidewater Inn, [and] for the rest of the weekend the Fosters were corralled by Hubbell and his friends Harolyn and Mike Cardoza [head of Clinton’s legal defense fund].”281
Apparently nothing was settled, even though “the Arkansas Group—as the insiders called themselves at the White House—
were very interested in the outcome of that weekend, as if some- thing were riding on it.”282
So much so that “Bruce Lindsey and [an unidentified] Washington lawyer paid a personal visit to Foster.”283
Still, Foster told them something they didn’t want to hear: “he was going to cooperate with the investigation.”284
Hillary sent in other reinforcements to try to change his mind, for “during the week before his death, Foster had a private dinner with Susan Thomases [a top White House aide].”285
Foster appeared to be adamant in his decision. “Marsha Scott, the White House correspondence director and Clinton’s ex-girlfriend from the 1960s, had met privately with Foster in his White House office. She told investigators she thought Foster had ‘come to a decision.’”286
Panicked and running out of time, the big gun was sent in. “Clinton himself called Foster the night before his death, ostensibly inviting Foster to join Bruce Lindsey and Webb Hubbell at the White House residence to watch a movie. (Foster declined.)”287