Skip to comments.Hillary Papers: Non-story on Vince Foster
Posted on 03/20/2008 6:57:58 AM PDT by jdm
The headline at the Wall Street Journal sounds so intriguing: Clintons Calendar and Vince Foster. The Washington Wire blogpost title conjures a connection that somehow sheds light on the suicide of the former Clinton adviser that has fueled a thousand or more conspiracy theories. Unfortunately, that headline provides the only connection, as Elizabeth Holmes wastes pixels by the bushel:
Among the many things Hillary Clintons schedule sheds light on are her activities before, during and after major events in her husbands presidential tenure such as the death of Vince Foster.
Uh, no it doesnt, as Holmes herself explains in excruciating detail:
Foster, a lawyer from Arkansas, was in the same kindergarten class as Bill Clinton and worked at the same law firm as Sen. Clinton. After President Clinton was elected in 1992, Foster joined the White House as deputy White House counsel and handled many of the Whitewater-related tax returns. In July 1993, he was found dead in a park in Virginia with a gunshot wound. After a three-year investigation by Whitewater Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, Fosters death was ruled a suicide, but many conspiracy theories persist suggesting he was murdered.
The former first ladys schedules reveal that the last time she met formally with Foster was more than a month before his death, on June 8, 1993. The schedule reads Briefing for ATLAformerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, now the American Association for Justicew/ Vince Foster. They met in Clintons office from 11 a.m. until noon, after which she had a private meeting. The details of that meeting were redacted from the schedule.
The day before Fosters death, Clinton was in Southern California. She spent the morning at Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, touring the facility and meeting with students, then attended a luncheon in honor of Iris Cantor, the head of a foundation that supports, among other things, womens health care. She spent the night at a hotel in Santa Barbara.On July 20, 1993 the day of Fosters death Clinton spent several hours conducting media interviews. She had a live appearance on the Michael Jackson Show (with the following rule: Note: NO Call-in questions), talked with the WAVE newspaper and later flew from Los Angeles to Little Rock, Ark.
That day, a Tuesday, Foster was reportedly found dead at a park in around 6 p.m. local time. According to her schedule, Clinton would have been in the air at that time (she wasnt schedule to land in Arkansas for another two and a half hours).
I searched in vain for anything newsworthy in this post, but found absolutely nothing. There are no connections to Fosters death. Hillary was not in town when he committed suicide, and hadnt had a scheduled contact with Foster for over a month. Nothing in the record Holmes reviews suggests any sort of unusual activity or behavior.
Why write this post at all? It might make sense if it was written to explicitly point out no connection between Hillary and Fosters suicide in the schedules, but thats not how Holmes writes this post. She claims that this sheds light on Fosters death, but it provides nothing new at all. Only the most paranoid Clinton Derangement Syndrome sufferers thought that Hillary somehow arranged for Fosters death, or that the Clintons had him bumped off at all.
The Wall Street Journal should know better than this. It panders to nutcases and then fails to deliver on the promise of its headline and lede. I await with bated breath the non-story regarding the non-connection between Hillarys schedules and the overdose death of River Phoenix.
bringing it up again is not a bad thing
I really would want to see her tax returns.
Darn, and I thought sure that the memo she wrecklessly scrawled to “Kill Vince” mighta somehow made it through the screening process in this doc dump.
Did Gotti have to be in town for a hit to go down.
You don’t really think that Hillary would list on her schedule that she was having an affair with Vince Foster, do you? Would Bill put Monica Lewinsky on his schedule?
Here it is, right off her calendar, plain as day:
“10:30 a.m. February 28, 1993: Meet with Ballaccio about bumping off Vince Foster.”
I bet that’s why she was so slow to release these records.
No, she doesn't.
She says, plain as day, that it " sheds light on are her activities before, during and after major events".
And that it does.
The WSJ article is ridiculous... as is the idea that Vince Foster committed suicide.
It was Hillary, at Ft. Marcy Park, with the Desert Eagle!
Yea, absolutely nothing. How many "details" of meetings were redacted in her 8 year schedule..THAT's the story.
Portion redacted from Hillary Papers, but retrieved via ultra sophisticated digital technology.
July 21, 1993: Met with Ice Vince committee, Maggie proceeding to eliminate problem within one week. (Don't wanna know how)
There were over 4700 redactions, and 32 pages completely missing.
If you are a Clinton, you cannot ever tell the truth, and you cannot ever come clean because there are so many lies and so much to cover up. Those are the facts.
This needs to be repeated.