What you say makes sense, but what if there's more? He said something to the effect that he wasn't going to prison to protect the Clintons, maybe he knew of something more sensational than campaign laws. Also, it made more sense to kill him in Bosnia (a war zone), where any investigation could be influenced to point away from the Clintons.
What if he survived the plane crash? That would be the only reason to also shoot him. There were some who survived.
multi-millions of dollars transferred into one's re-election coffers AND legal defense fund from the communist Chinese, as payment for totally illegal transfers of weapons and industrial technology...
see, that's what I call a motive.
Not so. The GOP had a near death experience with Watergate, and the lesson took. The dems also took a lesson: that Nixon should have burned the tapes. No, the Republicans aren't perfect, but there is a systematic difference between the parties. Republicans assume the law will be enforced against them. The Democrats assume they can get away with cheating.
There are a hundred damning details about what the Clinton/Gore/DNC machine did in '95-96. One of the most damning yet most overlooked (because it is "inside baseball" stuff) is that the DNC shut down its donor verification system just prior to opening the Chinese money spiggot. The excuse given was that they were just getting so many big contributions that they couldn't possibly be expected to keep track of them all, and then the person who was doing it left, and in the press of events they just forgot about it. That is not an exaggeration: the dems blame it all on administrative oversight. The truth is, the DNC knew it was setting up an illegal operation and made sure there would be no paper trail.
Meanwhile the RNC, which raised even more money that cycle, continued to contact and verify all major donors as a routine matter of course.