Rumors about Vince Foster’s death have been swirling around the Clinton family since 1993, when the former White House employee was found dead from a gunshot wound.
Official reports claim the death was a suicide, but conspiracy theorists from both sides of the political spectrum insist the cause of death was something far more insidious.
Speaking about the Clintons in May 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump referred to Foster’s death as “very fishy.” Vince Foster “had intimate knowledge of what was going on…He knew everything that was going on and then all of a sudden he committed suicide.”
Who is Vince Foster?
Vince Foster was a childhood friend of Bill Clinton’s who went on to become one of the top lawyers in Arkansas. He met Hillary Rodham in the 70’s and convinced his boss to hire her even though she was a woman.
Hillary went on to become the first female partner at Rose Law Firm.
Fast forward to 1992 when Vince Foster decides to abandon his successful career in Arkansas to join Bill Clinton’s presidential transition team — leaving his wife and son behind in Little Rock.
When he gets to DC, Foster finds himself responsible for interviewing potential administration appointees. He has zero experience with politics, and he definitely isn’t used to working 12 hours a day.
It isn’t long before Foster starts to suffer from depression, insomnia, and severe weight loss. He feels even worse after the failed nominations of Zoë Baird (“Nannygate”), Kimba Wood, and Lani Guinier.
Foster considers resigning, but can’t stand the thought of returning to Arkansas in shame. He visits a doctor and receives a prescription for the anti-depressant trazodone. The next morning, police find his body in Fort Marcy Park six miles from the White House.
In his briefcase was a torn-up resignation letter which read:
“I was not meant for the job or the spotlight of public life in Washington. Here, ruining people is considered a sport.”
There were five official investigations into Vince Foster’s death. All five concluded the death was suicide.
What makes this story pertinent now is the link to Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, whose confirmation process was stalled by accusations of sexual assault.
In the mid-1990’s, Brett Kavanaugh worked as the top prosecutor for Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr’s investigation into Vince Foster’s death.
As Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano points out, it was up to Kavanaugh to figure out how Vince Foster’s body ended up in Fort Marcy Park:
“You remember Vince Foster who killed himself in the White House? How did his body get from the White House to Fort Marcy Park? Who was the prosecutor in charge of figuring out how his body got there? Who was the prosecutor that exonerated Hillary and the thugs that moved his body? A young Brett Kavanaugh.”
What was the motive?
Foster was well-known for his moral values. If his death was a murder, it means the Clintons were afraid he would reveal something he knew about their lives.
If his death was a suicide, it means Foster preferred death to quitting his job and returning home in shame; or it meant he preferred death to the thought of testifying against the Clintons.
As you would expect, the Clintons responded to the conspiracy theories about Vince Foster with outrage:
“The right-wing talk show people…didn’t give a rip that he had killed himself or that his family was miserable,” complained Bill. “[His death] was just another weapon to slug us with, to dehumanize us.”
Speaking to The Washington Post in 2016, Trump said, “I don’t bring [Foster’s death] up because I don’t know enough to really discuss it.” But “I will say there are people who continue to bring it up because they think it was absolutely a murder.”
Democrats dismissed Trump’s claim as an attempt to destroy Hillary’s reputation (as if she needed any help), but that doesn’t explain how Foster’s body ended up in a park, why the bullet that killed him was he died.
At the end of the day, Foster is one of many Clinton contacts who died under mysterious circumstances.
I strongly suspect that Vince Foster had inside information about the Clintons’ illegal behavior, relating either to politics or sex, and that he was killed before he could reveal it.
Unfortunately, whatever it is Foster knew died with him in 1993 when he ‘shot himself’ after working just six months in the Clinton White House.