Clintons, Mena, CIA, Guns & Cocaine

by JASON | 9:10 PM in |

"If the people were to ever find out what we have done, we would be chased down the streets and lynched." -- George Bush, cited in the June, 1992 Sarah McClendon Newsletter

"I have put thousands of Americans away for tens of thousands of years for less evidence for conspiracy with less evidence than is available against Ollie North and CIA people. . . . I personally was involved in a deep-cover case that went to the top of the drug world in three countries. The CIA killed it."

Former DEA Agent Michael Levine
CNBC-TV, October 8, 1996

"The connections piled up quickly. Contra planes flew north to the U.S., loaded with cocaine, then returned laden with cash. All under the protective umbrella of the United States Government. My informants were perfectly placed: one worked with the Contra pilots at their base, while another moved easily among the Salvadoran military officials who protected the resupply operation. They fed me the names of Contra pilots. Again and again, those names showed up in the DEA database as documented drug traffickers.

"When I pursued the case, my superiors quietly and firmly advised me to move on to other investigations."

Former DEA Agent Celerino Castillo
Powder Burns, 1992

"I really take great exception to the fact that 1,000 kilos came in, funded by US taxpayer money."

DEA official Anabelle Grimm, during a 1993 interview on a CBS-TV "60 Minutes" segment entitled "The CIA's Cocaine." The 1991 CIA drug-smuggling event Ms. Grimm described was later found to be much larger. A Florida grand jury and the Wall Street Journal reported it to involve as much as 22 tons.

This area of the website has been assembled in response to the persistent claims of a few individuals (well, just one, really) that Mena is a myth, that the CIA never ran cocaine through the Mena airport, or laundered the proceeds through various Arkansas financial institutions including Morgan Guarantee, Madison S&L, Worthen Bank, and most importantly, the Arkansas Development Finance Authority. That such activities took place at Mena (among other locations) should hardly be surprising, as a read through most newspapers shows that government connections to drug running are not only commonplace, they have become the inevitable symptom of these totally corrupted times.

The hyper-links in this page connect, in most cases, to either published articles or congressional records related to the link subject. They are well worth following and although laborious to read (especially the congressional records), are well worth the effort. It is the hard evidence behind the allegations.

The Intermountain Regional Airport at Mena first came to national attention following the crash of a cargo plane in the jungles of Nicaragua. The sole survivor of the crash, Eugene Hassenfuss, confessed to being part of an illegal operation to arm and resupply the Contra forces staged out of the Mena airport, and the scandal known as Iran-Contra erupted across the headlines of the world.

The specific aircraft which crashed in Nicaragua had, during the Vietnam war, belonged to Air America, the CIA proprietary airline that had flown guns to the Laotian Meo in Long Tien, while bringing heroin back. Following the end of the Vietnam war, the aircraft was purchased by legendary drug smuggler Barry Seal, who renamed it the "Fat Lady" and based it at the Mena airport. Following Seal's murder (an obvious setup by the court system), the plane was used in the gun running operation to Nicaragua, ending with the crash.

The fact that guns were being sent to the Contras was itself illegal, under the Boland Amendment. While diverted arms sales were held aloft as the funding mechanism for the gun running to the Contras, the sheer scale of the Contra effort suggested that another, even more clandestine, funding mechanism had to existed. Drug running. To allay this suspicion, Oliver North claimed that he reported any drug activity to the D.E.A. The D.E.A. says he did no such thing. Evidence of drug running connected to the Contra Resupply was made available to the Iran-Contra Special Prosecutor, but it was not followed up.

After the Iran-Contra scandal erupted, individuals began to come forward with stories that the same planes that ferried guns down to Nicaragua were ferrying back cocaine for sale in the United States. Cocaine whose profits were the real source of funding for the Contra's custom made (and numberless) M-16s. These individuals included military personnel such as Eugene Wheaton, and pilots such as Richard Brenneke, and Terry Reed, who claimed they were part of the guns and drugs operation itself. Some, like Chip Tatum, had documents proving their claims. Others were highly respected law enforcement officers and members of government, such as William Duncan, L.D. Brown, and others, who had stumbled on the drug running operation and tried to expose it. Some of those who had knowledge of Mena started to die.

Almost immediately, it became apparent that Mena enjoyed a special status. Every attempt to investigate met with interference. Investigator Russel Welch of the Arkansas Police was ordered to stay away from drug activity at the Mena Airport. Despite a public statement by then-Governor Bill Clinton that he was doing all he could to investigate allegations of CIA drug running at Mena, citizen's groups charged that funding was cut for any investigations that pointed at Mena, and petitioned the Iran-Contra Special Prosecutor to investigate drug running at Mena. He never did.

Politicians elected on a promise to investigate Mena quickly broke those promises.

Appearing before Congress, Former IRS Criminal Investigator William Duncan testified that he was ordered to suppress information about Mena by his superiors, and that investigations into Mena were shut down on orders from the US Attorney!

Even a Congressman, US Representative Bill Alexander, whoseappeal to Bill Clinton for investigative funding was ignored, charged that he had found interference in the Mena affair from the IRS!

Angered by what appeared to be a cover up, Alexander threatened budget cuts on non-cooperative agencies, then directly challenged Richard Thornburgh,the Attorney General Of The United States, to look into Mena. Thornburgh promised he would investigate. He never did.

The IRS works for the Department of the Treasury. Hence, it was worth noting that following US Representative Bill Alexander's complaints of IRS interference, another division of the Treasury Department, the Customs Bureau, issued the following memo, requesting that all records, especially paper records relating to activities at Mena be sent to Washington D.C.. Included in the memo was the request that Customs be notified if no records were found in the individual offices.

First of four parts...









CONTINUED INVESTIGATION OF SENIOR-LEVEL EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT AND MISMANAGEMENT AT THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, Hearing before the Commerce, Consumer, and Monetary Affairs Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session, July 24, 1991,GOV DOC # Y 4.G 74/7:Em 7/16 House probe into why IRS investigator William Duncan faced a career crisis for documenting the money-laundering through Arkansas in the 1980s.

DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCE, JUSTICE, AND STATE, THE JUDICIARY, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1990. Hearings before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, First Session. September 13, 1989. Washington : U.S. G.P.O. GOV DOC. # Y 4.Ap 6/1:C 73/2/990/pt.9 Transcript of Congressman William V. Alexander (D-Arkansas) formally requesting U.S. Attorney General Richard Thornburgh to investigate drug smuggling and gun running at the Intermountain Regional Airport in Mena, Arkansas (while Bush Drug Czar William J. Bennett sits next to him).

DRUGS, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FOREIGN POLICY, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations, Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, 1989, S. Prt. 100-165 Chaired by Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the subcommittee heard abundant testimony by drug dealers and pilots about CIA connections to cocaine smuggling. The report concluded that the United States allowed foreign policy objectives to interfere with the War on Drugs.

ENFORCEMENT OF NARCOTICS, FIREARMS, AND MONEY LAUNDERING LAWS, Oversight Hearings before the Subcommittee on Crime of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, Second Session, July 28, September 23, 29, and October5, 1988, GOV DOC # Y 4.J 89/1:100/138 Investigates connections between cocaine smuggler Barry Seal and his role as a "confidential informant" for the Drug Enforcement Administration, including the "sting" operation that attempted to link the Sandinista Government of Nicaragua with the drug trade. Testimony by several high-ranking DEA officials, as well as information from the U.S. Justice Department in the appendixes, linked Lt. Col. Oliver North, the Central Intelligence Agency, and Reagan's National Security Council directly to Seal while he was working out of the Intermountain Regional Airport in Mena, Arkansas as a "confidential informant" for the DEA.

IRS SENIOR EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT PROBLEMS, Hearings before the Commerce Consumer and Monetary Affairs Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, July 25, 26 and 27, 1989, GOV DOC # Y 4.G 74/7:Em 7/11 Congressional hearings discover that IRS employee problems are due to employees investigating money-laundering of cocaine through Arkansas.

MISCONDUCT BY SENIOR MANAGERS IN THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE: TWENTIETH REPORT, by Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, October 4, 1990, GOV DOC # Y 1.1/8:101-800. Report prepared for the Speaker of the House of Representatives containing a section exploring the reasons why IRS investigator William C. Duncan and others were blocked from investigating the money-laundering activities of the international narcotics smuggling organization operated by Adler Berriman `Barry' Seal" in Mena, Arkansas from 1982 to 1986.

SYRIA, PRESIDENT BUSH AND DRUGS, Subcommittee Staff Report, House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime and Criminal Justice, October 28, 1992 Reports that Bekaa Valley heroin traffickers have close ties to the Syrian government and Army, and that President Bush ignored this problem in his policy towards Syria.

How the CIA laundered millions in drug profits from Mena and paid for Clinton's 1992 election campaign.

by John Dee

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In part one of this article, we examined a CIA-supervised cocaine smuggling operation based during the '80s in Mena, Arkansas. We also detailed evidence of then-Governor Clinton's role in supressing evidnce, mishandling federal funds, even blocking a congressional level investigation into the affair. While Clinton's at-least tacit role in the Mena cover-up continues to this day (he has yet to authorize any investigation into the charges), behind the scenes are highly secretive, quasi-independent elements within the US intelligence community who are handling the actual machinery. In a high level deal between the National Security Council and the Medellin cartel, millions of dollars were paid to Felix Rodriguez, the CIA's commander at El Salvador's Ilopango Air Base, and others (including Manuel Noriega) in exchange for access to the CIA pipeline for Medellin cocaine. In this conclusion, we examine the secret network which laundered the Mena drug money. We also find that these same covert bankers, with close ties to BCCI, financed Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign. [It should be noted that since the publication of part one, this writer has learned that Buddy Young was appointed by Pres. Clinton to head the Dallas Regional Office of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Young was Governor Clinton's chief of security, and the man who framed Terry Reed for trying to quit the Mena operation. FEMA, of course, is the agency empowered to sieze control of the country in the event of martial law.]

An independent group of researchers in Arkansas are charging that Governor Bill Clinton is covering up an airport used by the CIA and major cocaine smugglers in a remote corner of the Ozark mountains. According to Deborah Robinson of In These Times, the Inter mountain Regional Airport in Mena,Arkansas continues to be the hub of operations for people like assassinated cocaine kingpin Barry Seal as well as government intelligence operations linked to arms and drug smuggling.

In the 1980's, the Mena airport became one of the world's largest aircraft refurbishing centers, providing services to planes from many countries.Researchers claim that the largest consumers of aircraft refurbishing services are drug smugglers and intelligence agencies involved in covert activities.In fact, residents of Mena, Arkansas, have told reporters that former marine Lt. Colonel Oliver North was a frequent visitor during the 1980's. Eugene Hasenfus, a pilot who was shot down in a Contra supply plane over Nicaragua in 1986, was also seen in town renting cargo vehicles.

A federal Grand Jury looking into activities at the Mena airport refused to hand down any indictments after drug running charges were made public.Deborah Robinson says that Clinton had "ignored the situation" until he began his presidential campaign." Clinton then said he would provide money for a state run investigation of the Mena airport. But according to Robinson, the promise of an investigation was never followed up by Clinton's staff. In fact, a local Arkansas state prosecutor blasted Clinton's promise of an investigation, comparing it to "spitting on a forest fire."

Clinton's involvement in the drug and arms running goes even further than a mere cover-up of the deplorable activities that went on, and are still going on, at the airport in Mena. A federal mail fraud case against an Arkansas pilot-trainer who participated in illegal arms exports to Central Americarelied on a key Clinton staffer as a chief witness. The case was dismissedfor lack of evidence when the CIA refused to allow the discussion of top secret information about the arms transfers.

Terry Reed, a former employee of the CIA's Air America operation in Laos during the Indochina war, claims to have been recruited as a pilot trainer into the Iran operation by Oliver North. In an article written by David Gallis and published last year by Covert Action Information Bulletin, Reed said that in 1983 he had agreed to supply North's operatives with "certain items."

In pursuit of the Reagan administration's Contra war against the Sandinistas, the CIA had planted mines in Nicaragua's harbors. In 1984, Congress passed the Boland Amendment, which cut off US aid to the Contras. According to Reed, it was during this period that North aided him to become involved in a covert operation called "Project Donation". Reed was told he would be reimbursed for supplying the Contras by insurance companies that were linked to North's operation.,

Shortly afterwards, Reed reported the "theft" of Piper turbo-prop aircraft and he filed a $33,000 claim on which he eventually collected almost $7,000.

In late 1985, Reed received a phone call from an Air America buddy, William Cooper, a pilot working with Southern Air Transport, another CIA front company. Cooper also was working with soon to be murdered drug kingpin Barry Seal at the same time he was flying re-supply missions for the Contras. In 1986, he was shot down and killed over Nicaragua along with co-pilot Wallace Sawyer. The plane's cargo-kicker, Eugene Hasenfus, parachuted into the arms of waiting Sandinista soldiers. Video images of his capture spanned the world and forced an airing of a tiny part of US covert operations.

Sandinistas who recovered the downed cargo plane searched Cooper's pockets and found phone numbers linking the re-supply operation with Felix Rodriguez, an associate of George Bush, best known for murdering Che Guevara after his capture in Bolivia. To this day, Rodriguez, who works for the CIA, wears Che's watch as a trophy.

Reed says that Cooper told him that the stolen Piper would soon be returned and that he should store it in a hanger at Mena until the Hasenfus mess blew over. "There was a lot of Contra stuff going on in Arkansas." said Reed, "it was the hub."

Meanwhile, Reed went into business in Mexico with the blessing of Rodriguez, who was overseeing the Contra air re-supply operation in El Salvador. Reed's company used Mexico to export arms to the Contras, in violation of the Boland Amendment. Reed went down to Mexico and his operation continued for a year after the Iran-Contra story broke.

According to Arkansas Committee researcher Mark Swaney, in the summer of 1987, even as the ContraGate hearings were going on in Congress, Terry Reed began to suspect they were using his front company for something other than smuggling weapons. One day, he was looking for a lathe in one of his warehouses near the airport in Guadalajara and he opened up one of the very large air freight shipping containers (they are about 28' long, about 7' high and about 8' wide), and he found it packed full of cocaine.

Swaney reports that Reed realized he was in a very precarious situation because he was the only person on paper who had anything to do with the company set up to run guns to the Contras in Nicaragua out of Mexico and there was nobody to say that he did not know anything about what was going on. Reed decided he wasn't going to play the part of a patsy.

Swaney says that Reed's contact man for the CIA in Mexico was Felix Rodriguez, whom Reed confronted. Reed said that he hadn't bargained for getting into narcotics smuggling and that he was dropping out all together. Soon afterward, his legal problems began.

In a series of mysterious events, Reed was charged with mail fraud for claiming insurance for an aircraft that was used by North's network under Operation Donation. Reed, who was eventually acquitted of the charges, was picked up by the FBI after the missing plane was discovered in the Mena hanger where Reed had put the plane at Cooper's suggestion. The discovery was made by Clinton's security chief Buddy Young. Young testified that his discovery of the stolen plane was coincidental, an assertion federal Judge Frank Thiel said was unsupported by the facts.

Reed was charged with mail fraud for collecting insurance on the plane, but the CIA prevented prosecutors from releasing information they called "top, top secret," about the Rodriguez-North, Southern Air Transport connection. In November 1990, the prosecution admitted they couldn't prosecute Reed without the secret documents and Judge Thiel ordered Reed acquitted on all of the charges.

Allegations of Governor Bill Clinton's extra-marital sexual exploits originated with a 1990 lawsuit by Larry Nichols, a former Arkansas state employee. Nichols was fired by Clinton in 1988 after reporters discovered Nichols had been lobbying on behalf of the Contras from his office as head of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority.

The suit claimed that Clinton had lied when he said Nichols was fired because he was phoning the Contras directly from his state office. Nichols claimed he only called Washington to lobby on behalf of the Contras. In the suit, Nichols also revealed the affair between Clinton and office secretary Gennifer Flowers.

The suit was dropped by Nichols on January 25, 1992, after Gennifer Flowers went public with her story of the affair. Nichols told reporters that he decided to drop the suit after meeting with Clinton security chief Buddy Young- the same man who found Terry Reed's missing Piper aircraft at the Mena airport.

According to Arkansas Committee researcher Mark Swaney, Nichols said that Young had told him he was a "dead man." prompting Nichols to drop the suit. In public, Nichols says he dropped the suit because "the media have made a circus out of this thing and it's gone way too far."

In court documents recently released by Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, it has been revealed that Jackson Stephens, a billionaire banker in Little Rock, Arkansas, and one of presidential candidate Bill Clinton's main supporters, may have played a key role in setting up the illegal purchase by the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) of two American banks.

Both First American National Bank, the largest bank in Washington DC, and Georgia National Bank, were purchased by BCCI front man and Stephens business associate Gaith Pharon. Stephens' family bank, the Worthern National Bank,recently extended a two million dollar loan to the Clinton campaign.

Stephens, who is an avid golfer and chairman of the prestigious Masters Tournament Committee, is named in the court records as having brought Pharon together with Stephens' close friend Bert Lance. Lance was a former cabinet official under President Jimmy Carter who was forced to resign due to a banking scandal.

According to newspaper reports, BCCI founder Agha Hasan Abedi was introduced to Lance by Stephens. Stephens, Lance, and First American Bank director and longtime Democratic party power broker Clark Clifford all maintain that they did not know the group of Pakinstani and Saudi investors headed by Pharon, which they were dealing with, were actually fronting for BCCI. Clinton's staff has refused to comment.

Bill Clinton's environmental record has been as dismal as his record in the Iran-Contra scandal. He has supported the incineration of extremely toxic chemicals at a site in the city of Jacksonville, 20 miles from Little Rock, that is reputed to be the most polluted spot in the United States. Jacksonville was the site of Hercules Inc., a company that produced the two components of Agent Orange, 2,4 D, which is still used in agriculture and 2,4,5,T, which was banned by the federal government in 1983 as a carcinogen. Agent Orange was used to defoliate Vietnamese forests during the Indochina war and its production yields the by- product dioxin, the most toxic chemical known on earth.

Hercules sold the operation in 1976 to Vertac Inc., which closed the plant in 1987, leaving behind 20,000 barrels of the chemicals. Gov. Bill Clinton supports a plan to incinerate the waste, a plan that is being vigorously opposed by the residents of Jacksonville.

In These Times reporter Deborah Robinson says that Clinton has allowed Arkansas to become a dumping ground. "Arkansas" she says, "is still kind of a backwoods state and there's a lot of room for someone to set up whatever they want to set up and Arkansas has been exploited by people who have things they want to do that they might no get away with somewhere else." Robinson adds, "there are a lot of questions about what Somebody like Clinton would do for a country when he couldn't do anything for his own state."

The word on Capitol Hill is that Rep. Jim Leach will soon wrap up his inquiry into the spooky goings-on at remote Mena in western Arkansas. For more than a decade, state and federal probes of supposedly government-related drug smuggling, gun running and money laundering at Mena Intermountain Regional Airport have hit a stone wall. But Mr. Leach already can claim some success: He kept the pressure on the Central Intelligence Agency until it completed a still-classified internal probe of the allegations; in a declassifed summary released in November, the CIA for the first time admitted that it had a presence in Arkansas.

The agency was not "associated with money laundering, narcotics trafficking, arms smuggling, or other illegal activities" at Mena, the report concludes. But the CIA did engage in "authorized and lawful activities" at the airfield: a classified "joint-training operation with another federal agency" and contracting for "routine aviation-related services."

At the center of the web of speculation spun around Mena are a few undisputed facts: One of the most successful drug informants in U.S. history, smuggler Barry Seal, based his air operation at Mena. At the height of his career he was importing as much as 1,000 pounds of cocaine per month, and had a personal fortune estimated at more than $50 million. After becoming an informant for the Drug Enforcement Administration, he worked at least once with the CIA, in a Sandinista drug sting. He was gunned down by Colombian hit men in Baton Rogue, La., in 1986; eight months later, one of his planes--with an Arkansas pilot at the wheel and Eugene Hasenfus in the cargo bay--was shot down over Nicaragua with a load of Contra supplies.

What had then-Gov. Bill Clinton known about CIA activities at Mena? Asked at an October 1994 press conference, President Clinton said, "They didn't tell me anything about it." Events at Mena, Mr. Clinton continued, "were primarily a matter for federal jurisdiction. The state really had next to nothing to do with it. The local prosecutor did conduct an investigation based on what was in the jurisdiction of state law. The rest of it was under the jurisdiction of the United States Attorneys who were appointed successively by previous administrations. We had nothing--zero--to do with it."

Mr. Clinton was right about federal jurisdiction, but wrong about Arkansas involvement. As reported on this page, local attempts to investigate Mena were tanked twice by the Mr. Clinton's administration in Little Rock, which refused to allocate funds. And in July 1995, a former member of Gov. Clinton's security staff, Arkansas State Trooper L.D. Brown, suddenly stepped forward claiming he had worked with the CIA and Seal running guns to the Contras--and cocaine back to the U.S. Mr. Brown says that when he informed the governor about the drug flights, Mr. Clinton replied, "that's Lasater's deal"--a reference to Little Rock bond daddy Dan Lasater, a Clinton crony later convicted on an apparently unrelated cocaine distribution charge.

The CIA report does not directly address the Lasater allegation. It says trooper Brown applied to the agency but was not offered employment and was not "otherwise associated with CIA." Barry Seal was associated with CIA, but only for "a two-day period" while his plane was being outfitted for the DEA's Sandinista sting. The CIA also says it found no evidence of tampering in earlier money-laundering prosecutions, as several Arkansas investigators have charged.

And what does the CIA say about Mr. Clinotn's knowledge of CIA activities at Mena? It gives its boss wiggle room that parses nicely with his statement that "they didn't tell me anything." In response to Mr. Leach's question about whether information was conveyed to Arkansas officials in the 1980s, the report states that "interface with local officials was handled by the other federal agency" involved in the joint Mena exercise, side-stepping the issue of what Mr. Clinton knew.

The Clinton White House has gone to great lengths to discredit the Mena story. It figures in the notorious White House conspiracy report and was denounced by former Whitewater damage-control counsel Mark Fabiani as "the darkest backwater of right-wing conspiracy theories." Beltway pundits tend to dismiss Mena as an excess of the Clinton critics. But in Arkansas the campaign is more vicious. With a passive press having long ago abandoned the field, Mena investigators such as former Arkansas State Police investigator Russell Welch and former IRS agent Bill Duncan were stripped of their careers after refusing to back away from the case. Mr. Leach's CIA report provides some vindication for the two Arkansans.

Information Sources for Allegations Regarding Mena and Other CIA-related Narcotics Trafficking Covert Operations

What I am about to share with you should cause you great concern because this is an example of the sort of thing that goes on in Washington.

On October 5, 1986 in Nicaragua, a CK123 Cargo plane, with weapons and CIA employees on board crashed. This was the beginning of what links what I am about to tell you together. This was the start of the Iran-Contra affair. It was proven that the weapons were supplied by the CIA and destined for the Nicaraguan Contras in of the Congressional Poland amendments. Special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh spent six years determining who in the Reagan administration was involved in the operation. Among those that were involved in this operation were George Bush, Oliver North, Dewey Clarridge, John Pointdexter and Caspar Weinberger.

However, lets go to Mena, Arkansas during this time. The training of pilots and loading of weapons and drugs was taking place. Who was the governor of Arkansas at the time and why is is that Kenneth Starr would not touch this area. That governor at the time is now our President.

In July 1994, in the Arkansas Crime Inc. paper, an editorial linked Clinton to Iran-Contra. In October, 1994 Clinton denied any knowledge of the operation at Mena. Shortly afterwards evidence started to surface that documented Clinton’s link to Iran-Contra. People began coming forward and alleging under sworn statements that that Clinton profited from the operation at Mena by laundering money through the newly created Arkansas Development Finance Authority. That was just the tip of the iceberg regarding what was really going on at Mena. A larger number of people testified under oath that the airplanes returning from Central America were loaded with cocaine, which was then dropped over Arkansas for distribution to larger U.S. cities.

During 1995, mounting documented evidence continued to support the Mena claims. A KGB spy talks about his knowledge of Mena. The picture of the Mena operation became more clear. In July 1995, new information and evidence confirms drug smuggling is going on at Mena. Why? Because a State Trooper L.D. Brown and a Arkansas National Guardsmen, who were also pilots flying the planes put Clinton in the loop by testifying. In July 1995, Clinton responded to L.D. Brown’s account with denial. We’ve heard that before. In October, 1995 in formal hearings, now a former State Trooper, L.D. Brown elaborates in great detail, on his flights to Central America in the service of the CIA, on Clinton's link to the CIA. He also details the negative treatment he received from the American press. In August, 1996, Noriega attacks George Bush on Contra Drug dealing. And who is Barry Seal? ( read the article by Daniel Hopsicker for Washington Weekly ) How could this go on for years without detection? In February, 1995, the Washington Post is accused of a grand scale political coverup of the Mena affair. However, a statement issued by Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Jim Johnson at this time reveals government efforts to block investigations of the Mena affair and investigations of Clinton's fraudulent Whitewater loans, and explains how business interests, news media, politicians, and courts in Arkansas manage to block the truth from coming out. Who is Terry Reed? Terry Reed describes how CNN concocted an interview with him, misquoting him all over place. In June, 1995, the Washington Post suppresses another story about the Mena investigations. In November, 1996, Caspar Weinberger is accused of participation in the Iran-Contra affair. However, prior to that in December, 1995, documents prove that the U.S. Government pressured Costa Rica to keep the Mena operations secret. Who Is Richard Ben-Veniste?

During this time, a Democrat Panel on money laundering, indicts brother of Mike Espy for money laundering. And the State Department accuses Noreiga of taking drug money.

This is where Terry Reed comes into the picture I mentioned earlier. Terry Reed testifies. Terry Reed is a pilot and a subcontractor who worked for the CIA Iran-Contra operation. When he discovered that drugs were shipped to the U.S., ( the MENA operators) he left the operation in disgust. He soon found himself and his family the target of a retaliation lawsuit claiming insurance fraud. However, the Reed family was cleared of the allegations in federal court in Wichita, Kansas. Shortly thereafter, the Reed family filed a civil suit against those who had brought the wrongful suit against them. And here folks is where it gets really interesting. Two employees of Bill Clinton, Buddy Young and Tommy Baker were charged with fabrication of evidence and other civil rights violations against the Reed’s. Now this is where is gets even more interesting. In September, 1995 Buddy Young is linked to the Iran-Contra/Mena operation. Clinton's former security chief, now a defendant in Reed's Mena trial, appears to have been more involved than previously known. After years of a legal circus, the lawsuit by the Reed family finally began in earnest in late1995. Depositions were taken from a number of people and they all told the same story under oath. They also revealed that U.S. senators (both parties) tried to block investigations into money laundering at Mena. All of these witnesses have sufferedharassment and intimidation because of their explosive testimony. In early 1996, the judge in the case ruled to suppress all evidence relating to Mena, CIA, and the Clintons from the trial. Reed discouraged at this point, gave up and dropped the trial. One honest policeman, Russell Welch supplied much of the material and proof of the Mena case, he too has suffered harassment and intimidation. Who is Julius "Doc" Delaughter. It is December, 1995. Delaughter appears on a British Mena documentary, telling about the whole Mena operation, however it is banned from distribution in the U.S. Remember Barry Seal, ( read the article by Daniel Hopsicker for Washington Weekly ), he comes out of the closet too. Also a certain lady is found in Florida connecting all this. In April, 1996, there is a massive Anthrax poisoning case in Mena and in August, 1996, State Trooper L.D. Brown is ordered to assassinate Terry Reed. And the CIA begins an investigation, (interesting, they are investigating their own operation?) of the Mena operation. The White House is asked about it, and they deny everything. At this same time, Reed drops the lawsuit and the murder of two teenage boys, Don Henry and Kevin Ives occurs in Benton, a town near Mena. Due to persistent parents and a few honest Arkansas policemen, their murders are traced back to the drug smuggling operations at Mena. A British documentary exposes the murders and the link to Mena. No U.S. major news network picks this story up.

It is now July, 1996, Kenneth Starr begins asking questions about Mena. He follows the trail of facts, but suddenly announces that Mena is outside his brief and scope of just the Whitewater investigation of Clinton.

In the fall of 1995, several committees in the House of Representatives began considering holding hearings about the Mena operation and started interviewing witnesses. To this date, this hearing has never finished and they have not called any more witnesses.

Remember Dan Lasater above, he testifies in May, 1996 before the Whitewater Committee about his the Whitewater/Clinton mess. Now, during this time we have the Bosnia war going on and the CIA is backing and sending guns there. Is this a repeat of the Iran-Contra affair with drugs? In the fall of 1996, events took an amazing turn. The San Jose Mercury News reported on a drug trial in Los Angeles where informants testified that they had sold drugs to LA street gangs in order to finance the CIA-backed Contra war in Nicaragua in the 1980s. The drugs came from the Mena, Arkansas operations they testified. The story grabbed the headlines and incited the black community. It was soon realized that what was seen in Los Angeles was just another tentacle of what had already been uncovered in Mena, Arkansas. Now the CIA, the Justice Department, Congress and the White House were all asked for explanations. Mushrooming beyond control, the Mena scandal had finally reached the headlines of the mainstream media a decade after the events took place. September, 1996 CIA Director Deutch resigns. Also there are reports of the U.S. Government involved with Bolivian cocaine lab. There are a string of murders of Americans surrounding the lab in Bolivia. Senator Barbara Boxer, California, writes a letter to CIA Director John Deutch demanding all truth of events. He responds negatively. Senator Diane Feinstein write a letter tp Attorney General Janet Reno requesting a full investigation and Senator Mazxine Waters
( read the response she received back ) request for hearings to Chairman Henry Hyde. This was September, 1996 folks and to date, nothing has been done regarding this matter. Why? Because I believe this has been the greatest government cover-up that has ever occurred. The reason, both parties are up to their ears with the Mena affair and Clinton. When you contact any of the elected officials about this, they have no comment.

I’ve supplied the information to you folks, which I bet you did not know. If you don’t believe me, make a few phone calls to Washington and see how quickly the doors are shut on you concerning the Mena affair. I wonder how many will start to inquire about this with their elected officials? NO ONE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT IT! And why? Both parties have a great deal to hide. And why hasn't Hyde done anything more about the hearings since 1995? Hoping it will just go away. And Hyde is the current Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee? What I believe is so ironic is we have a President of the United States being investigated, but who is investigating the investigators? Personally, I have lost not only all trust in President Clinton, but also our elected body in Washington. There is more than one politician here that is lieing! We have had not only a witch hunt attacking Clinton, the attackers have a great deal to hide themselves. And I strongly believe that there is more to this whole affair than any of us will ever know. There will be those that will say I am trying to darken the waters, attack Clinton on another issue. That is not the case. I am presenting this to you to show you that we better start asking more questions and not only demanding the answers from our elected officials in Washington but getting them. Who works for whom here? Are they not suppose to be working for us? Sure seem its' the other way around. Anyway folks, here is it, another shocker! By the way, witnesses have been mysteriously dying off.

UPDATE 10-9-98

Click here to read letter from Attorney General of Louisiana, William J. Guste Jr. to U.S. Attorney General, Ed Messe, March 3rd, 1986, asking for a full investigation into the Barry Seal matter after Barry Seal's murder. Mr. Guste asked for the transcript of Seal's sworn testimony be released to the general public to settle his envolvment in the Mena operation. This request was ignored and to this date all futher attempts to get Seal's testimony released has been ignored by many requests from many government officials, including U.S. Senators and Congressmen. What is the government hiding?

References in this video are from the book “Compromised“

Film that includes clips from mainsteam media at the time, CBS etc. ARKANSAS GOVERNOR BILL CLINTON PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH CIA DRUGS FOR GUNS CONNECTION By Paul DeRienzo An independent group of researchers in Arkansas are charging that Governor Bill Clinton is covering up an airport used by the CIA and major cocaine smugglers in a remote corner of the Ozark mountains. According to Deborah Robinson of In These Times, the Inter mountain Regional Airport in Mena,Arkansas continues to be the hub of operations for people like assassinated cocaine kingpin Barry Seal as well as government intelligence operations linked to arms and drug smuggling. In the 1980’s, the Mena airport became one of the world’s largest aircraft refurbishing centers, providing services to planes from many countries. Researchers claim that the largest consumers of aircraft refurbishing services are drug smugglers and intelligence agencies involved in covert activities.In fact, residents of Mena, Arkansas, have told reporters that former marine Lt. Colonel Oliver North was a frequent visitor during the 1980’s. Eugene Hasenfus, a pilot who was shot down in a Contra supply plane over Nicaragua in 1986, was also seen in town renting cargo vehicles. A federal Grand Jury looking into activities at the Mena airport refused to hand down any indictments after drug running charges were made public.Deborah Robinson says that Clinton had “ignored the situation” until he began his presidential campaign.” Clinton then said he would provide money for a state run investigation of the Mena airport. But according to Robinson, the promise of an investigation was never followed up by Clinton’s staff. In fact, a local Arkansas state prosecutor blasted Clinton’s promise of an investigation, comparing it to “spitting on a forest fire.”


"Mrs Parks accused her husband of running drugs. Parks said that Vince Foster — Bill Clinton’s lawyer — paid him $1,000 in cash for each trip. Parks also told her to forget what she had seen. In 1993 Parks was murdered by two unknown gunmen. He lived in a dangerous world, as, indeed, did Vince Foster, who was found dead in Fort Marcy Park, Virginia."

“Ask them what happened to Barry Seal,” Jon Kwitny, the late investigative journalist of Nugan-Hand Bank and other CIA-linked mysteries, said with a Cheshire grin as I left The Kwitny Report television show’s offices in New York and boarded an Avianca flight to Colombia in 1989. Seal, a CIA operative had been gunned down, supposedly by the Medellin cartel, a few years earlier in New Orleans where he was serving a sentence for trafficking in Quaaludes. Seal ran the drugs for arms business for the Agency in Mena, Arkansas during Governor Bill and First Lady Hillary Clinton’s watch in the 1980s.

I never did get any answers in Colombia about Barry Seal, Kwitny’s show was cancelled and Colombian drug politics became exponentially convoluted.

The Mena story died in the commercial media. And even though the crimes of Mena resulted in the drug poisoning of millions of Americans, Bill and Hillary Clinton moved into the White House.

With the Clintons again running for President, it is crucial that we now look hard at Mena.

My interest in the drugs smuggling story began with a chance meeting of a polo player from Bogota – David Puyana – a young Jack Kennedy look-alike, from one of the handful of families then controlling Colombia. He was the brother-in-law of Andres Pastrana, the former president of the country, who at the time had been overwhelmingly elected the first mayor of Bogota following his kidnapping and escape from the Medellin cartel.

Pastrana currently serves as Colombia’s ambassador to Washington and comes from an important political dynasty – his father, Misael, having been president in the 1970s.

In 1991 David’s father, businessman Eduardo Puyana – who was Andres Pastrana’s father-in-law and someone I knew and liked – was kidnapped and murdered. His body turned up two years later followed by stories like this.

As the powerful Western countries grapple with the extradition of two suspected bombers from Libya another extradition re-quest has gone almost entirely without notice in the press. Costa Rica is attempting to bring back a naturalised citizen of their cou ntry to face justice following a governmental report into his activities. The man in question, John Hull, is accused by Costa Rica of murder, drug trafficking and hostile acts against Nicaragua in violation of their countrys neutrality. John Hull was a major contra supporter during the U.S.s war against Nicaragua and is believed to have engineered the bombing of the La Penca press conference given by Eden Pastora, the only contra leader who had refused to work under the C.I.A. Five were killed in the explosion and twenty injured (though marginally higher and lower figures have also been put for-ward). Hull was even accused by Colombian drug kingpin Carlos Lehder on an ABC news program of pumping about 30 tons of cocaine into the United States a year from his ranch in Costa Rica.

The main reason why this is not more widely known is that the main players in the U.S. media have always worked to protect the Agency and to keep the American public in the dark as to the nature of its activities (as documented in great detail in Carl Bernstein's article in the October 20, 1977, issue of Rolling Stone: "The CIA and the Media: How America's Most Powerful News Media Worked Hand in Glove with the Central Intelligence Agency and Why the Church Committee Covered It Up"). The information you will find on this web page, and the web pages it links to, is not considered by the editors of the New York Times and other mainstream U.S. "news" media as proper for the public to know.

By the end of the 1980's it was calculated that the illegal use of drugs in the United States now netted its controllers over $110 billion a year. — Modern Times, p.782.

Covert government by defense contractor means corrupt wars of conquest, government by dope dealer. When the world's traditional inebriative herbs become illegal commodities, they become worth as much as precious metal, precious metal that can be farmed. ... Illegal drugs, solely because of the artificial value given them by Prohibition, have become the basis of military power anywhere they can be grown and delivered in quantity. ... To this day American defense contractors are the biggest drug-money launderers in the world.— Drug War: Covert Money, Power and Policy, p.318.

Most of this page concerns the CIA's involvement in drug trafficking, but we should first note that this is only one part of its activities, the means by which it finances its operations in addition to the billions of dollars it gets from U.S. taxpayers courtesy of the U.S. federal government (the exact amount, of course, being kept secret from U.S. taxpayers). In addition to being the principal source of U.S. propaganda for domestic and foreign consumption the CIA is the covert operations division of the U.S. goverment and as such has engaged in many terrorist activities. In fact the CIA is a terrorist organization, funded by the profits of international drug smuggling.

Kennedy's intended change in Vietnam policy — his plan to unilaterally withdraw from the imbroglio — infuriated not only the CIA but elements in the Pentagon and their allies in the military-industrial-complex. By this time, of course, the Lansky Syndicate had already set-up international heroin running from Southeast Asia through the CIA-linked Corsican Mafia in the Mediterranean. The joint Lansky-CIA operations in the international drug racket were a lucrative venture that thrived as a consequence of deep U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia as a cover for drug smuggling activities. — Michael Collins Piper, The Final Judgment, quoted at Vietnam, the CIA's Illegal Drug Trafficking, and JFK's Assassination

From the days of the Vietnam War the CIA has been at the forefront of heroin trafficking. When the Reagan administration needed to finance its war against Nicaragua the CIA applied what it had learned in Vietnam to importing vast quantities of cocaine (sometimes 20 tons at a time) from Latin America, selling it to the Mafia, and using the profits to finance its "covert activities", activities so contrary to America's professed values that they must be concealed at all costs from the American people.

I ask Dennis [Dayle, former head of DEA's Centac], "If the following statement were made to American citizens would you agree with it? 'Enormously powerful criminal organizations are controlling many countries, and to a certain degree controlling the world, and controlling our lives. Your own [U.S.] government to some extent supports them, and is concealing this fact from you.'"

"I know that to be true. That is not conjecture. Experience, over the better part of my adult life, tells me that that is so. And there is a great deal of persuasive evidence. But I also believe that what you just said can be dealt with very effectively. You can contain drug trafficking by the immobilization of the few cartels who truly control it. There must be conscious decisions, based on fact rather than propaganda, at the grass-roots level of the global community, that the global drug-trafficking situation should not be tolerated." — The Underground Empire, p.1161.

- by Marvin Lee, July 10, 1995

The major traffic point was Mena, Arkansas, where the weapons production and training of Contras took place, and where shipment of guns and trained Contras originated. Planes returning from Central America would be carrying cocaine. According to Richard Brenneke, the distribution within the United States was handled by the Mafia.

Richard Brenneke was one of the pilots working for the CIA who flew guns south and drugs north. In sworn testimony to Congressman Bill Alexander, Brenneke said that he was carrying "4 to 600 pounds of cocaine" on each flight. Asked by Congressman Alexander whether the CIA was in the business of bringing drugs into the United States, Brenneke said "Yes, sir. That's exactly what I'm saying."

The drug smuggling was also witnessed by CIA contractor Terry Reed, who in 1987 discovered a 10 feet by 20 feet by 5 feet container full of cocaine in his warehouse in Guadalajara, Mexico. It was being shipped by the CIA to the United States. He removed a small amount of the cocaine. "I seized that as evidence that the cocaine was being shipped through the Contra supply network," Reed told the Washington Weekly. "That cocaine was ultimately turned over to the people that I was asking to investigate."

But those people were part of the CIA operation and already knew.

Along the way, people involved in the operation took their cuts of the proceeds. According to Terry Reed, one such profiteer was Bill Clinton, the governor of Arkansas. Clinton acquiesced in the Iran Contra support and drug smuggling at Mena, Arkansas, and in return took a 10% cut on the money that was laundered through his newly created Arkansas Development Finance Authority.

The activities at Mena have been the subject of several investigations, most notably by IRS agent Bill Duncan and State Police Investigator Russell Welch. But their investigations have been stonewalled and blocked from the highest levels, including by two U.S. Senators from Arkansas. Senator Pryor's (D-AR) press secretary did not follow up with a comment when asked by the Washington Weekly to comment on the allegations made by Duncan and Welch.

The U.S. Senate Kerry Committee in 1986-89 found evidence of close ties between several government agencies and the Contra supply network that was used for drug smuggling.

Both Bill Clinton and Oliver North have denied that they were involved in the drug smuggling. They have not denied that it took place, however. North writes in his 1991 book Under Fire: "When the CIA believed that two associates of Eden Pastora, the colorful but erratic southern front commander, had ties to the drug trade, word was put out to have nothing more to do with them."

And Bill Clinton, responding to a question last year about the gun running and drug smuggling at Mena, said: "they didn't tell me anything about it, they didn't say anything to me about it... We had nothing, zero, to do with it".

The Motive

"Governments, in order to perpetuate themselves, will sacrifice 400-500 people without a second thought." — 14-year DEA veteran Basil Abbott

The Oklahoma City bombing, occurring as it did in the "heartland" of America, served as no other "terrorist" act has in the history of the United States in channeling the attention of the American people towards the "immediate, tangible, and directly felt threat of destruction."

More significantly, it did so by directing the attention of the public towards an "alternate enemy" — in this case — an "internal" one.

Such mass-psychological manipulation by the ruling elite is simply the war spirit refocused. This ubiquitously American quality, so effectively used against the Germans in the 1940s, the Communists in the 1950s, and the Iraqis in the 1990s, would now be directed inward — against the Patriot/Militia movement.

By linking Timothy McVeigh to the Militia movement through a massive media propaganda campaign, the Militia movement is seen as the primary motivational force behind the bombing. The movement, becomes, by proxy, the new "alternate enemy."

By substituting what it terms a "fictive model" for war, the Plutocracy engages the false sentiments of the masses, creating, as it states, "a sociomoral conflict of equally compelling force and scope." From the perspective of the ruling elite, this sociomoral conflict must:

… justify the need for taking and paying a "blood price" in wide areas of human concern.… The fictive models would have to carry the weight of extraordinary conviction, underscored with a not inconsiderable actual sacrifice of life.[1201]

That shocking revelation was written in 1963. Thirty-two years later, former presidential advisor Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. would write in Foreign Affairs, the journal of the Council on Foreign Relations, that mouthpiece of the plutocratic establishment:

We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money.[1202]

Quite a profound statement, coming as it did less than two months after the Oklahoma City bombing.

Was this "blood price" carried out on April 19, 1995?

or was it simply covering tracks....

Yet the tension surrounding the Militia Movement wasn't the only pressure beginning to boil the political pot. Even more interesting events were to occur just prior to the bombing.

On Monday, April 17, a Special Federal Grand Jury in Little Rock, AK handed down a sealed indictment charging Hillary Clinton with bank fraud — misappropriating or embezzling some $47 million dollars from a federally insured S&L, and benefiting from secret offshore accounts payable to Vincent Foster, Jr., her former law partner, as purported payment for "handling" Jonathan Pollard.[1218]

That same evening, April 17, a military C-21 Lear Jet carrying several high-ranking military officials, including a supervisor to the NSA, crashed near Alexander City, Alabama. The disaster, which occured on a clear day, appeared to be more than a simple accident. The highly experienced crew reported "fuel management" problems, a classic sabatogue technique. Witnesses Miranda Wyckoff and Jimmy Keel claim they heard multiple explosions while the plane was airborne.[1219]

One story has the passengers as part of a military coup, to arrest, under the military code, their Commander-in-Chief, William Jefferson Clinton, for various acts of treason, including the cover-up of Foster's murder. Another story has an American POW from Laos onboard. Like Major Charles McKee, they planned to bring him to the attention of the public.

The plane crashed not far from a secret Delta Force base in Alabama. It has been rumored that elements of the 20th Special Operations Group (SOG) guarded Mena airport during the Iran-Contra drug-running. A Special Federal Grand Jury in Alabama was blocked from investigating the crash.[1220]*

The Mena drug-running, intimately connected with the activities of the Iran-Contra Octopus, was also on the Congressional investigative agenda, as were the activities of the ATF and FBI at Waco. The investigations were scheduled to start in May.

Yet on April 19, two days after the crash, the Oklahoma City Federal Building was bombed. The bombing conveniently shifted the attention from Clinton's activities at Whitewater, the ATF and FBI's murderous actions at Waco, and the Octopus' drug-running at Mena… onto Oklahoma City, and "the new enemy in our midst."

Were these occurrances coincidences? And was it a coincidence that two weeks after the bombing, a group of anonymous, black-hooded, machinegun-toting federal agents began loading files removed from the Murrah Building onto two unmarked trucks?

What were in the files that a over dozen heavily-armed agents were so anxious to hide? Given the timing of the aforementioned events, it is likely the files were either records incriminating the Octopus for its drug-running at Mena, or records incriminating the ATF for their actions at Waco.

It may be more than a coincidence that the ATF agents who raided Waco… wore black uniforms with no identifying badges.[1221]

Interestingly, on the May 14, 1995 edition of "Face the Nation," White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta denounced those chairing the Waco hearings, claiming that they "wanted to take attention away from the tragedy of Oklahoma City."

Panetta also called them "despicable." Curiously, Republican legislators complained bitterly about the Executive Branch's tardy and disorganized production of documents. For instance, Representatives could not find in their 48,000 documents a copy of any April 19 Waco operation plan.[1222] [1223]*

It has also been suggested that the files removed were records implicating George Bush and company for their role in selling Iraq biological weapons that have infected large numbers of American troops and their families. Peter Kawaja, who served as Louis Champon's chief of security at his Product Ingredient Technologies in Boca Raton, FL — which was secretly being used by his business partner Ishan Barbouti, an Iraqi arms dealer, to produce Cyanide shipped to Iraq — claims that documents implicating Bush, Secretary of State James Baker, and others involved in the "Iraqgate" scandal were moved to the Alfred P. Murrah Building.[1224]

Whatever the case, someone was obviously very uptight about some files in the Federal Building — uptight enough to send a team of hooded, heavily-armed agents to wisk them away.

Several days after the bombing, President Clinton sent his much fabled Anti-Terrorism Bill to Congress. The legislation, originally introduced after the World Trade Center bombing, had been languishing on the Congressional shelf. On June 7, the Senate passed the sweeping measure by a vote of 91 to 8.[1225]†

Concurrent with the new legislation was a massive smear campaign against the militias, trumpeted by President Clinton. As the Sunday Telegraph's Washington correspondent, Ambrose Evans Pritchard, noted:

The momentum of Republican "revolution" drained away overnight, as people drew back from the anti-government rhetoric of the Right, unleashing the startling decline in its fortunes. President Clinton told reporters that he owed his political comeback to that bomb. "It broke the spell," he said.[1226]

4. WILLFUL NEGLIGENCE (Fiske Appointment - 1993)
Janet Reno appointed Robert Fiske as a special independent prosecutor to investigate the Clintons' Whitewater dealings even though Fiske was a lawyer for International Paper Inc., the company that had sold land to the Whitewater partnership of Clinton and McDougal. Fiske was also a lawyer for the Bank of Commerce and Credit, which received laundered drug money transfers from the Arkansas Development Finance Authority, (ADFA) as explained by ADFA marketing director Larry Nichols. Bank records show that the laundering abruptly ended when Barry Seal, who ran a Mena Arkansas drug trafficking ring was assassinated in 1986 just before he was to testify before a grand jury. ADFA was created by Bill Clinton, who was the only authorized payer. BCCI created one of the worst scandals in savings & loan history when it collapsed in 1985 and was shut down in July 1991. As president, Clinton dismissed charges against the head of BCCI, Clark Clifford, who was the former LBJ defense secretary. (CITIZENS FOR HONEST GOVERNMENT - CLINTON CHRONICLES)

5. OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE (Arkansas U.S. Attorney - 1993-present)
Janet Reno has refused a 1993 FBI investigation recommendation to prosecute Chuck Banks, the former Arkansas U.S. attorney who was to be tried for obstruction of justice for shutting down a federal drug investigation that implicated many people within the state and local governments. The investigation found compromised local judges and prosecutors, drug trafficking at Mena, money laundering through ADFA, suppression and distortion by the media and information about the murder of Kevin Ives and Don Henry as well as five other subsequent deaths. Assistant U.S. attorney Bob Govar, who resigned in protest, received much information from Jean Duffey, the head of a drug task force investigation that was shut down by Judge John Cole. Duffey was attacked with 200 false press articles, threatened with imprisonment on an illegal warrant issued by the same judge, pressured to turn over her investigation to the people she was investigating and forced to temporarily flee the state when her mother received a tip from a police dispatcher that she would be killed if imprisoned. Despite confiscation of task force evidence, Dan Harmon, a prosecutor that she implicated, was tried and convicted in June of 1997 on five drug related felony counts, each carrying a maximum of 20 years in jail and a $150,000 fine. Harmon was convicted in 1990 on tax evasion but had his suspended law license reinstated after Winston Bryant, the Arkansas attorney general under Governor Clinton, testified on his behalf. To date, no one has been charged in any of the murders, despite contentions of the task force undercover agents that the murders were easily solvable. (CITIZENS FOR HONEST GOVERNMENT - OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE)

6. SUPPRESSION OF EVIDENCE (Tyson / Espy Investigation - 1994)
Janet Reno barred expansion of the probe into the affairs of Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy so that it would not include Don Tyson, the Clinton campaign contributor who was accused of bribing Espy. The investigation of Mike Espy, conducted by independent prosecutor Donald Smaltz, revealed evidence that Don Tyson was involved in drug abuse, drug distribution, money laundering and even murder for hire. Much of the evidence already existed in Arkansas State Police intelligence files. Tyson, owner of Tyson foods, had contributed over $600,000 to Bill Clinton campaigns. Tyson Foods counselor, James Blair, was the individual who turned a $1,000 cattle futures investment into $100,000 for Hillary Clinton. (CITIZENS FOR HONEST GOVERNMENT - CLINTON CHRONICLES)

7. IMPEDING AN INVESTIGATION (Judicial Watch vs. Commerce Dept. 1993-Present)
The Janet Reno led Justice Dept. has repeatedly attempted to stymie Judicial Watch in their freedom of information suit against the Commerce Dept., even though the Justice Dept. role is to make sure that the Commerce Dept. responds properly. The Judicial Watch suit was responsible for the John Huang deposition, which led to the exposure of millions of dollars in illegal contributions to the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaigns. In February 1996, Judicial Watch also subpoenaed Ron Brown who was killed in the plane crash at Croatia during April 1996, while he was preparing for the deposition. An assistant U.S. attorney in the Justice Dept. filed numerous motions to delay the case, made repeated objections that were overruled during testimony and terminated a deposition against orders of the judge, who ruled that his conduct was "totally improper" and "totally scandalous." (JUDICIAL WATCH, AMERICAN SPECTATOR 10/97)

8. GROSS FBI MISMANAGEMENT (William Sessions replacement with Louis Freeh - 1993)
Janet Reno fired William Sessions and replaced him with Louis Freeh on July 19, 1993, the day before the body of Vince Foster was found in Fort Marcy Park, Under Freeh, the FBI has entered the most incompetent, unaccountable period in its history as shown by these facts: - Louis Freeh promoted his close friend Larry Potts despite the assistant FBI director's responsibility for both the disastrous Waco and Ruby Ridge sieges - Freeh's FBI illegally gave Clinton Administration personnel over 900 files, including those on political adversaries. Freeh's FBI General Counsel, Howard Shapriro, even briefed White House counsel Jack Quinn on the information Freeh ordered agents to illegally read Richard Jewell his miranda rights while Jewell was cooperating to film a training video. The order was issued by phone over the unanimous protest of all involved Atlanta FBI agents - Freeh's FBI failed to process criminal background checks on citizenship applications resulting in over 70,000 criminals being granted U.S. citizenship in time for the 1996 elections - Freeh's FBI has been cited along with the ATF by 13,500 Oklahomans who were granted a new grand jury investigation into the alleged government cover-up involving the Oklahoma City bombing - Freeh's FBI crime labs were accused by agent Fredric Whitehurst of tainting evidence in high profile cases including the Oklahoma City bombing case - Freeh's FBI agents interrogated agent Gary Aldrich about his book, Unlimited Access, as well as agent Dennis Sculimbrene about his Craig Livingstone background inquiry that linked the Livingstone hiring to Hillary Clinton. (WASHINGTON TIMES NATIONAL WEEKLY 3/23/97)

Assuming there was a "conspiracy" involved, and that McVeigh and Nichols could not physically (by themselves) do all that had to be done in the time constraints of their activities from the time of the truck rental to the time of the explosion, there would have to be others involved. It would appear, from the information presented on the following pages, that McVeigh and Nichols may be only two members of a "field team" compartmentalized and organized in structured levels. This will be addressed in more detail at the end of this document after the reasoning for this conclusion has been presented. If this is the case, and the following information is even partially correct, the investigation is far from over.

And it goes much higher than McVeigh and Nichols.


Patrick Briley
May 17, 2005

On May 10, 2005, attorney Jesse Trentadue gave a lengthy interview that was broadcast on KTOK talk radio news in Oklahoma City.

Trentadue made the following allegations and described his proof for the allegations:

McVeigh was trained at Elohim City in far Eastern OK by an FBI informant and operative in how to build the bomb used to blow up the Murrah building that killed 168 people on April 19, 1995.

McVeigh funded the OKC bombing with monies stolen from Midwest bank robberies that were directly aided by an FBI informant and operative, a member of the Midwest Bank robberies, and another individual who operated out of the FBI controlled Elohim City operation.

The FBI was directly complicit in the OKC bombing and the murder of 168 US citizens and was actively covering up the FBI involvement using a US Senator to continue the coverup. US Republican Senator Don Nickles from OK agreed to help the FBI cover up the murder of Jesse Trentadue’s brother, Kenneth Trentadue at the OK Federal prison transfer center in OK in 1996 in order to also help cover up the FBI role in causing the OKC bombing. Trentadue has Freedom of Information Act request documents that reveal Senator Nickels criminal coverup role.

Trentadue cited a Federal judge ruling just announced that ordered the FBI to do a more thorough search of FBI records on the Kenny Trentadue murder, but not of the OKC bombing case which the FBI and DOJ have announced has been closed. The Federal judge gave the FBI until June 15, 2005 to complete its search. The judge excoriated FBI director Mueller. The judge accused the FBI of lying about FBI records in court related to Kenneth Trentadue’s murder and the OKC bombing. The FBI also had filed an appeal with a Federal court trying to limit the requirements of the freedom of information act law to only allow one search of documents even though it was proven that the FBI is intentionally hiding documents in a separate facility, not logging many of these documents in FBI computer databases and misspelling names so they cannot be located in computer searches of FBI documents.

However, Congressman Rohrabacher still has not called for nor taken any significant action against the FBI for FBI gross misconduct in the handling of the Trentadue documents even though Rohrabacher received Jesse Trentadue’s evidence and had promised to do much more than what he has done so far. There are those who have worked with Rohrabacher that now suspect Rohrabacker of betraying Trentadue to the FBI just as his fellow Congressman, US Republican Senator Don Nickles of OK. There are also other indications of Rohrabacker’s betrayals to help the FBI in the OKC case that are described below.

One of the Midwest bank robbers, Richard Guthrie, knew McVeigh and closely resembled Kenneth Trentadue, and like Trentadue, was beaten to death and hung in his prison cell. FBI agents are strongly suspected in both of their murders. Trentadue and Guthrie were of similar weight, height and muscular build. They also had similar tattoos on the same places on their bodies. They both had been involved in bank robberies.

Another Midwest bank robber who operated out of Elohim City and who knew Guthrie and McVeigh was FBI and Secret Service operative/informant Peter Langan who seen with McVeigh’s car and two other FBI informants in OKC at the Travelers Aid on April 18, 1995.

A third Midwest bank robber who worked for the FBI and Langan and Guthrie was a Mr. Linny of Cincinnati Ohio. A document obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request shows memos from FBI director Louis Freeh to a number of FBI field offices concerning FBI operatives Linny and Langan and the use of an FBI informant at Elohim City.

The FBI and CIA and US state Department operative and expert on explosives who trained McVeigh and lived out of Elohim City was German national Andreas Strassmeyer who was part of a joint effort by Louis Freeh and the German government in the US for over 6 years before the OKC bombing.

Jesse Trentadue took his information to California Congressman Rohrabacher who says he wants to investigate the OKC bombing but AVOID a hearing. Rohrabacher is strongly influenced by Rohrabacher’s close Republican associates who were part of the OKC bombing coverup for the FBI- OK Senator Don Nickles, NJ Congressman James Saxton (House Task Force on Terrorism), OK Congressman Ernest Istook (House subcommittee on covert appropriations that would have funded the FBI OKC bombing operation), OK Senator Tom Coburn (close confidant of GW Bush and a Congressman with Istook at the time of the OKC bombing), and OK Senator James Inhofe who has alleged mob ties, ties to the Mena CIA drug operation with GW and HW Bush and who blocked the conviction of Clinton in the Senate trials.

Rohrabacker has asked Chicago attorney David Schippers to formally investigate the OKC bombing for Rohrabacker’s investigations subcommittee on International Relations. Rohrabacker has also invited CIA director James Woolsey to testify before the subcommittee about the OKC bombing. But Woolsey’s testimony is expected to be a limited hangout coverup, whitewash of the CIA role in the OKC bombing because of Woolsey’s direct role in bringing McVeighs Iraqi helper, Al Hussain Husaini to OKC under HW Bush after the Gulf war in 1991. The FBI and CIA have protected Hussaini ever since the OKC bombing until Hussaini disappeared while being a baggage handler at Boston’s Logan airport on 911. Woolsey is a confidant of attorney David Schippers and Woolsey fully vetted and thereby controlled and manipulated the content of Jayna Davis’ flawed book on the OKC bombing, “The Third Terrorist.”

Rohrabacher has pretended to be interested in meeting with OKC bomber Terry Nichols in prison to learn the details of the OKC bombing. But Rohrabacher’s senior aide handling the OKC bombing investigation is Greg McCarthy, who once served with OK Senator James Inhofe when Inhofe was actively involved in covering up his knowledge of the FBI role in the OKC bombing and blocking the efforts of the Pentagon terror advisor, Jesse Clear, to expose this role.

Rohrabacher has claimed that the Federal bureau of prisons will not let Rohrabacher visit Nichols in prison to learn details of the OKC bombing since the prison bureau will only let people who knew Nichols before the bombing visit Nichols in prison. But Rohrabacher has deliberately avoided petitioning the Attorney General or GW Bush to permit even access to Terry Nichols in prison by people who knew Nichols before the OKC bombing, namely Nichols former wife Marife Nichols, son Josh Nichols, Nichols brother James Nichols or close family friend Bob Popovich.

Rohrabacher and his staff are strongly suspected of sabotaging investigators efforts to recover explosives in Terry Nichol’s house last month that had been sold to McVeigh by FBI, CIA, Israeli intelligence operative and provocateur, Roger Moore. It is suspected that Rohrabacher’s office tipped the FBI so that the FBI could recover the explosives before private investigators could recover them for independent verification of Moore’s fingerprints on the explosives.

Roger Moore met and recruited McVeigh in Florida in 1993 while Moore worked with the FBI, CIA and Israeli intelligence monitoring the Islamic Jihad terrorist cells and mosques of AlArian, Jose Padilla (alleged radiation bomber) and Ramadan Sallah at WISE (World Islamic Studies) and the University of Southern Florida for over thirteen years. FBI agent Kerry Myers testified at the McVeigh trial but Myers was also involved in the 13year operation with Israeli Intelligence and the FBI and CIA associated with Roger Moore. The other man involved in the operation was William Northrup, who worked for US intelligence and Israeli intelligence at the same time with the full knowledge of both eh US and Israeli governments. Northrup came to OKC on April 17, 1995 from the Florida operation to warn the FBI in OKC on April 18, 1995 of a bomb attack on the OKC federal complex sometime set for the same week. Northrup has been a 35 year friend of the US Pentagon terror advisor at the time of the OKC bombing, Jesse Clear, who like Northrup, has had ties directly to US and Israeli intelligence for 4 decades. Northrup has been a close confidant of KFORTV reporter Jayna Davis since before the OKC bombing.

Moore was also part of the FBI, DOJ, Freeh and Reno, orchestrated attempt to discredit militias in the mid 1990s. Moore traveled to the Montana Militia in 1994 in his mobile home with his live in girl friend Karen Anderson to try and sell heavy, illegal weapons to the Montana militia. The Montana militia investigated and learned of Moore’s ties to Israeli intelligence, the CIA and FBI in Florida. Moore also built high-speed boats powered by nitromethane for the CIA and HW Bush confidant Don Aronaw. HW Bush purchased one of Moore’s boats. Nitromethane is the ingredient of the binary explosive, Kenepak, that Moore sold to McVeigh for the Murrah bombing. Nitromethane was also included in the Ryder truck bomb transported by McVeigh.

Less than a year after the Nichols Federal trial, Moore recanted his entire testimony in a letter to federal prosecutors but nothing was ever done to Moore for his perjury even though Nichols defense attorney Michael Tigar complained bitterly about it in Nichols appeals hearing in July 1999. Roger Moore frequently used the alias Bob Miller in his letters to McVeigh encouraging McVeigh to attack the “New World Order”. But Bob Miller’s name was on the drivers license found in the Shawnee Mission locker of Midwest bank robber and FBI informant Peter Langan.

Others who live in California and are represented by Rohrabacher have told of Rohrabacher’s previous betrayals of America to protect the illegal business dealings of the Communist Chinese with Rohrabacker’s close Republicans friends like HW Bush, GW Bush and OK Senator Don Nickles, the very man who agreed to help the FBI cover up the OKC bombing and Kenny Trentadue’s murder according to Jesse Trentadue’s documents. The Communist Chinese are the leading backers of terrorists groups and nations such as AlQaeda, Hmas and Hezbollah as well as Iran, Iraq, Syria and North Korea. Yet Rohrabacher, GW Bush and Rohrabacker’s Republican Congressional friends involved in the OKC bombing and Trentadue murder cover up continue intentionally do nothing to address the Communist Chinese helping train, equip, provide, money safe haven and WMD technologies to these terrorist entities, including Bin Laden himself.

In another development, a government employee witness has now come forward to tell of a house rented by and frequented by McVeigh and Nichols in OKC and known about by the OKC FBI. The witness has been threatened by members of the federal government to not talk for over ten years.

Investigative journalist Gary Webb was a friend of ours. And he was a damn fine reporter and writer. Gary was all you could ask for in a journalist: tough, unafraid, and honest as the day is long. He lived his life to be a check on the powerful, like any good investigative journalist worth his salt. Well, in 1996 he wrote a series of articles for the San Jose Mercury-News on the CIA and that agency's complicity in the cocaine trade in southern California in the 1980s. It wasn't flawless journalism, but it told a very important story, and in fact it prompted an investigation by the CIA's inspector general which subsequently confirmed the pillars of Webb's findings. But the funny thing is that Webb was driven from journalism because of that series. Rather than extending Webb's story by doing their own reporting, major newspapers instead turned on him and were more determined, it seemed, to attempt to undermine and discredit Webb's reporting. Indeed, the ombudsman for The Washington Post at the time, Geneva Overholser, wrote that her own paper and other major media had "shown more passion for sniffing out the flaws in the Mercury News's answer than for sniffing out a better answer themselves." In so doing, these newspapers relied on many official sources, which is odd considering the subject of Webb's stories. One can only guess as to their motivations.

In any event, Webb was abandoned by his own paper and could not find work in journalism after that. In September 1998, this magazine published the story of what happened to Gary Webb. Written by Charles Bowden and entitled "The Pariah," it is posted below. Esquire is also very proud to have published Webb's return to investigative journalism, a definitive and exclusive piece on a DEA-run program called "Operation Pipeline" which was a program of official racial profiling, and which involved law enforcement all over the country. Webb's piece, entitled "Driving While Black," was followed a year later by a New York Times story on Operation Pipeline in which the Times took credit for the scoop and did not mention that it was Gary Webb who had first broken the story.

Last week, Gary Webb took his own life. Words cannot express our sympathy to his family and to everyone who loved him. And words cannot express our sadness at the terrible loss, to journalism and to the world.

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The former deputy assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in charge of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing has said that the case should be reopened.

Danny Coulson, a 31-year veteran of the FBI, was deputy assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Division at the time of the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City, Okla., which killed 168 people, 19 of them children in an on-site day care center.

Timothy McVeigh was convicted of the bombing in 1997 and executed in 2001.

Mr Coulson said there were some “very strong indicators” that other people were involved with Timothy McVeigh.

The FBI interviewed 24 people who claimed to have seen McVeigh in Oklahoma City with someone else on the morning of the attack, yet the only known accomplice of McVeigh, Terry Nichols, was at home in Kansas over 200 miles away on that day.

The FBI’s investigation concluded that the eyewitnesses were unreliable. However, Danny Coulson says they were “extremely credible” and had no reason to make it up.

“If only one person had seen it, or two of three, but 24? Twenty four people say yes I saw him with someone else. That’s pretty powerful,” he said. — BBC News

The FBI had announced in 2005 that it was reopening the investigation after a Utah man sued the FBI to obtain documents regarding the death of his brother in federal custody. Jesse Trentadue has claimed that his brother was tortured and killed because of his involvement in the bombing. The FBI had said that Kenneth Trentadue committed suicide while in a “suicide-proof cell.”

Sources told the surviving brother that Trentadue was mistaken for a white supremacist from Elohim City, a white supremacist compound in eastern Oklahoma, which the FBI suspected of being involved in the bombing.

Coulson told the BBC that the FBI failed to follow up leads in the Elohim City investigation. The judge in the Trentadue case also blasted the FBI last April for failing to follow up leads in the investigation, and failing to turn over all of the documents referenced in the case. A House subcommittee investigating the case also said (PDF) the FBI was “not justified in calling off any further investigation” into accomplices McVeigh may have had and that “questions remain unanswered and mysteries remain unsolved” in the bombing.

Coulson spoke to the BBC for an upcoming television program, “The Conspiracy Files: Oklahoma Bomb,” which will air in the United Kingdom Sunday at 9 p.m. on BBC Two.

Clinton Related Deaths

The following list includes names of individuals who were associated/involved with Clinton, Whitewater and Mena drug operations.

1.Susan Coleman - Reportedly became pregnant after an affair with Clinton in the late 70's. Problem was becoming a campaign issue in a Clinton election bid. Susan was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head at 7 1/2 months pregnant. Death was an apparent suicide in July 1978.

2.Victor Raisner - National Finance Co-chair of Clinton for president. Died in an airplane crash on July 30, 1992.

3.R. Montgomery Raiser - Involved with Clinton campaign. Died in airplane with Victor.

4.Paul Tulley - Democratic National Committee. Was found dead due to unknown causes in Hotel Room on Sept. 24, 1992.

5.Paula Gober - Clinton Speech interpretor. Died in a car accident on Dec. 9, 1992.

6.Jim Wilhite - Associate of Mark McClarty's former firm. Died in a skiing accident on Dec. 21, 1992.

7.Steve Willis, Robert Williams, Todd McKeahan, Conway Lebeau - Clinton bodyguards who were killed in Waco on Dec 28, 1992.

8.Brian Hassey, Timothy Sabel, William Barkley, Scott Reynolds - Clinton escort/bodyguards died in a helicopter crash on May 19, 1993.

9.Vincent Foster - Whitehouse Deputy Counsel and personal friend of the Clinton's. Apparent suicide. Died from a gunshot wound to the mouth on July 20,1993.

10.Jon Parnell Walker - Investigator for the RTC looking into the linkage between Whitewater and Madison S&L. Fell from the top of the Lincoln Towers bldg. on Aug. 15,1993.

11.Stanley Heard, Steven Dickson - Members of the Clinton health care advisory committee. Died in a plane crash on Sept. 10, 1993.

12.Jerry Parks - Chief of security for Clinton's National Campaign headquarters in Little Rock. Generated an extensive file on Clinton's affairs in the 80's. Bullet ridden body found on I-10 outside Little Rock on Sept. 26 1993. Several witnesses who initially came forward now have short memories.

13.Ed Willey - Clinton Fundraiser. Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Nov. 30, 1993.

14.Gandy Baugh - Lasater's attorney committed suicide on Jan 8, 1994. Baugh's partner committed suicide on Feb. 8,1994.

15.Herschell Friday - Member of presidential campaign Finance Committee. Died in an airplane explosion on March 1, 1994.

16.Ronald Rogers - Died on March 3, 1994 just prior to releasing sensitive information to a London Newspaper. Undetermined cause of death.

17.Kathy Ferguson - 38 yr. old hospital worker whose ex-husband is codefendant in the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit. Held information supporting Paula's allegations. Died of an apparent suicide on May 11, 1994 from a gunshot wound to the head.

18.Bill Shelton - Arkansas police officer was found dead of an apparent suicide on Kathy Ferguson's(his girlfriend) grave on June 12, 1994. from a gunshot wound to the back of the head.

19.Stanley Huggins - 46 yr old principal in a memphis law firm who headed a 1987 investigation into the loan practices of Madison Guaranty S&L. Died in Delaware in July 1994, reported cause of death was viral pneumonia.

20.Calvin Walraven - 24 yr old who was a key witness in the trial of Jocelyn Elder's son's drug case. Was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot wound to the head. Tim Hoover a Little Rock spokesman says no foul play is suspected.

21.Paul Olson - was a key Federal witness in several Chicago drug trials. Died in a Sept 8, 1994 USAir airplane crash while returning from being interviewed for two days by federal investigators.

This section is reserved for those individuals who have spoken out with specific information and have received death threats and/or have survived murder attempts.

1.Gary Johnson - Former Attorney for Larry Nichols who had videotaped Clinton entering Jennifer Flowers apartment on numerous occasions. Nearly beaten to death with dislocated elbows and ruptured spleen.

2.LJ Davis - Investigative reporter who had information in the inner workings of the Rose Law Firm was viciously beaten on Feb. 1994.

3.Dennis Patrick - Involved with multi-million dollar transactions with Lasater's firm. Has survived 3 attempts on his life.

4.Larry Nichols - Star of the Clinton Chronicles tape. Has received numerous death threats.

5.Terry Reed - Author of "Compromised" documenting drug running operations in Mena.

6.Rodney Stich - Author of "Defrauding America" a pattern of related scandals. Includes discussions on BCCI, October Surprise, Inslaw and a discussion of corruption within the Dept. of Justice.

7.Darlene Novinger - Former FBI operative who holds sensitive information on the current and previous administrations' drug operations. Husband was murdered in March 1987 when she went public with initial reports. Her father died July 8, 1993 four hours after Darlene was a guest on the Tom Valentine show.

A number of persons associated with WJ Clinton or Arkansas politics have died of unnatural causes or suddenly under circumstances that have raised questions. While lists compiled by some run as high as 61 deaths, the following is limited to those deaths with clear anomalies that, based on the information available to TPR, require further investigation.

A few important points: (1) The fact that anomalies need to be investigated carries no presumption of how a death occurred, only that there remain serious questions that require answers. (2) The possibility of foul play must be taken seriously in a major criminal conspiracy in which over two score individuals and firms have already been convicted and over 100 witnesses have pled the Fifth Amendment or fled the country. (3) If foul play did occur in any of these cases, that fact by itself does not carry the presumption that the White House was involved. Given the footprints of organized crime, the drug trade, foreign espionage, and intelligence agencies along the trail of this story, such a assumption would not be warranted.

64 Suspicious Events, Observations, and Circumstances
in the Death of Vince Foster

There follows a list of suspicious events, observations, and circumstances, taken from the 2,726 pages of the 1994 Senate Hearings and Report Volumes that cover the death of Vince Foster. To find out how you can receive a 160 page synopsis of this material, put together by Stanford and MIT grad Hugh Sprunt, call Bell Jean Printing at (301) 864-6882. Pay only for shipping, tax, and copying costs.

101 Peculiarities Surrounding the Death of Vincent Foster

By Richard L. Franklin

Please bear in mind that the purpose of this catalog is rather modest. I merely want to highlight what I see as a large number of gross "peculiarities" surrounding the Foster case. I hope to convey to the reader some sense of the sheer weight of over 100 discrepancies and unanswered questions. Also bear in mind that the number "101" is itself a modest number. As a practical matter, I was forced to omit dozens of striking anomalies.

As you read this long list, consider that Vince Foster's death was almost immediately labeled a suicide by the U.S. Park Police. Normal procedure in the case of a violent death is to treat it as a homicide until all doubts are resolved. Despite this, a homicide investigation was never launched. Even before the death scene or the body had been inspected, a suicide confirmation process was under way. In her sworn Senate testimony, senior Park Police officer Cheryl Braun said, "We made that determination [of suicide] prior to going up and looking at the body." From that point on, all police and FBI efforts were directed toward collecting evidence that would support the suicide verdict. No effort has ever been made to seek or collect evidence supporting a possible homicide. Instead of seeing a proper homicide investigation, we have seen Foster's death become mired in a morass of lies, confusion, and conflicting evidence. Faced with this labyrinth, I knew that any hope of putting together a challenge-proof list of over 100 items was unrealistic. Is it possible there are errors in this catalog? Certainly. Nonetheless, I am confident 90% of these assertions will hold up with time. For any rational person, the weight of 90-plus discrepancies must still remain staggering.

April 30, 1996)
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The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under a previous order of the House, the
gentleman from Indiana [Mr. Burton] is recognized for 5 minutes.

Mr. BURTON of Indiana. Mr. Speaker, Newsweek magazine reported this week
that the FBI had discovered Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton's fingerprints
on billing records from the Rose law firm discovered at the White House
in January. These billing records have been under subpoena and could not
be found for over 2 years. Nobody knew where they were. And yet, just
recently, they were found in President Clinton and Mrs. Clinton's
personal residence at the White House by Mrs. Clinton's secretary.



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