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Hillary Papers: Non-story on Vince Foster
Hot Air ^ | March 20, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey

Posted on 03/20/2008 6:57:58 AM PDT by jdm

The headline at the Wall Street Journal sounds so intriguing: “Clinton’s 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 Clinton’s schedule sheds light on are her activities before, during and after major events in her husband’s presidential tenure — such as the death of Vince Foster.

Uh, no it doesn’t, 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, Foster’s death was ruled a suicide, but many conspiracy theories persist suggesting he was murdered.

The former first lady’s 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 ATLA”—formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, now the American Association for Justice—“w/ Vince Foster.” They met in Clinton’s 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 Foster’s 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, women’s health care. She spent the night at a hotel in Santa Barbara.On July 20, 1993 — the day of Foster’s 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 wasn’t 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 Foster’s death. Hillary was not in town when he committed suicide, and hadn’t 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 Foster’s suicide in the schedules, but that’s not how Holmes writes this post. She claims that this sheds light on Foster’s death, but it provides nothing new at all. Only the most paranoid Clinton Derangement Syndrome sufferers thought that Hillary somehow arranged for Foster’s 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 Hillary’s schedules and the overdose death of River Phoenix.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clintons; hillary; hillaryclinton; vincefoster
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1 posted on 03/20/2008 6:57:59 AM PDT by jdm
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To: jdm

bringing it up again is not a bad thing


2 posted on 03/20/2008 7:00:22 AM PDT by RDTF (Go AEGIS!)
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To: jdm
So, Holmes, the dog didn't bark?
3 posted on 03/20/2008 7:01:33 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: RDTF
I agree.

I really would want to see her tax returns.

4 posted on 03/20/2008 7:03:40 AM PDT by apocalypto
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5 posted on 03/20/2008 7:04:52 AM PDT by DTA (Memo to Condi: Ensure choppers can use Pristina Embassy roof !)
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To: jdm
Only the most paranoid Clinton Derangement Syndrome sufferers thought that Hillary somehow arranged for Foster’s death, or that the Clintons had him “bumped off” at all.

Uhhh... sure.
6 posted on 03/20/2008 7:04:54 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: jdm

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.


7 posted on 03/20/2008 7:05:34 AM PDT by digger48 (http://prorev.com/legacy.htm)
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8 posted on 03/20/2008 7:11:36 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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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?


9 posted on 03/20/2008 7:12:45 AM PDT by Brilliant
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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.


10 posted on 03/20/2008 7:17:00 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: jdm
She claims that this sheds light on Foster’s death,

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.

11 posted on 03/20/2008 7:18:08 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Brilliant

The WSJ article is ridiculous... as is the idea that Vince Foster committed suicide.


12 posted on 03/20/2008 7:19:20 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

It was Hillary, at Ft. Marcy Park, with the Desert Eagle!


13 posted on 03/20/2008 7:20:08 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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The details of that meeting were redacted from the schedule. …

Yea, absolutely nothing. How many "details" of meetings were redacted in her 8 year schedule..THAT's the story.

14 posted on 03/20/2008 7:21:46 AM PDT by Hildy (Obama: "Yes, I sat in his church, but I didn't inhale.")
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15 posted on 03/20/2008 7:23:01 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Brilliant
ROFL You don’t really think that Hillary would list on her schedule

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)

16 posted on 03/20/2008 7:24:15 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: Hildy; All

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.


17 posted on 03/20/2008 7:25:02 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: snowrip

This needs to be repeated.


18 posted on 03/20/2008 7:25:44 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Hildy

Brilliant Tagline.


19 posted on 03/20/2008 7:26:41 AM PDT by HeadOn (The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.)
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To: snowrip
The five people in Fort Marcy Park testified to the FBI the color of the Honda Accord. They all reported the same color. It was not the color of Vince Foster's Honda. Vince Foster's Honda (correct color) was released in a photo of the parking lot the next day by the MSM. Patrick Knowlton told me this in a talk he gave in Fort Marcy Park some years ago.

His Story

20 posted on 03/20/2008 7:33:12 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Never accept the mark of the Hillary beast)
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