Skip to comments.Brett Kavanaugh & Vince Foster: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Posted on 07/10/2018 8:26:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Brett Kavanaugh, the federal judge who is the president’s nominee for Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, played a key role in the Vince Foster investigation.
The death of Hillary and Bill Clinton’s White House lawyer has spawned legions of conspiracy theories. Kavanaugh, who served in the George W. Bush administration and who helped Ken Starr write the Starr Report into Bill Clinton, was in the middle of some of the 1990s’ most dramatic controversies involving the Clintons. Among them: The death of Vince Foster, which was ruled a suicide.
Here’s what you need to know:
Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin once called Brett Kavanaugh the “Zelig or Forrest Gump of Republican politics whether it’s Elian Gonzalez or the Starr Report, you are there.” Add Vince Foster’s death to that list.
According to The Washington Post, Kavanaugh “was tasked in 1994 with investigating the death of Clintons deputy counsel, Vincent Foster.”
Kavanaugh earned this role because he worked in the office of Ken Starr. “Kavanaugh and the rest of Starrs investigators concluded that it was indeed a suicide,” Vox reported of Foster’s death.
The New York Times concurred, reporting, “Working for Mr. Starr, Judge Kavanaugh concluded that Mr. Foster had in fact killed himself.”
One issue with Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination is the extensive nature of his paper trail. In addition to working on the Foster case, he helped Starr with the investigation and impeachment of Bill Clinton, even helping author the Starr Report. Furthermore, he served in the administration of former President George W. Bush before Bush named Kavanaugh to the federal bench.
All that has given critics and supporters a lot of paper to dig through. Among those papers are some documents on Vince Foster’s death, according to Politico. The site reports that Kavanaugh compiled about 20,000 documents during his tenure with Starr, although they deal with many topics.
Here is the government manifest listing the documents in the archives.
Here are some of the Vince Foster documents that Politico pulled out of the Kavanaugh records:
The only case that Kavanaugh argued before the U.S. Supreme Court dealt with Vince Foster’s death and attorney-client privilege questions. Kavanaugh had joined Starr’s office after graduating from Yale Law School.
According to Vox, Kavanaugh wanted to force Foster’s lawyer to hand over his notes “on their conversation shortly before Fosters death.” However, the Supreme Court disagreed in a 6-3 decision, saying the release was prevented by attorney-client privilege.
Kavanaugh argued that the attorney-client privilege Foster enjoyed ended with his death, according to The New York Times.
Conspiracy theory websites have sprouted up to trash Brett Kavanaugh for supposedly “covering up” Vince Foster’s “murder,” although the death was ruled a suicide.
Roger Stone, who once worked as an adviser to President Donald Trump (and has a long and controversial career in Republican politics), is among those making the claims via Alex Jones’ infamous Infowars site.
President Trump himself once declared Foster’s death “very fishy,” saying, Foster “knew everything that was going on, and then all of a sudden he committed suicide,” according to Vox.
Who was Vince Foster? He was a close friend of the Clintons who had followed them to Washington from Little Rock, where he worked as an attorney and, according to Vox, “lived across the street from Bill Clinton when they were very young, and who was later responsible for hiring Hillary Clinton at the Rose Law Firm.”
A 1994 article in the Washington Post on Foster’s death being declared a suicide described his depression in the final days, “As depression consumed him, Vince Foster found it hard to eat, to sleep. He could not concentrate at work. His sense of humor dried up. His heart pounded and his stomach boiled.”
First, Special counsel Robert B. Fiske Jr. ruled Foster’s death in Fort Marcy Park a suicide. According to The Post, that investigation involved “four lawyers, five physicians, seven FBI agents, approximately 125 witnesses; also DNA tests, microscopes and lasers.” The article reports that Foster’s depression and anxiety had escalated in Washington D.C. due to the turmoil in and outside of the Clinton White House. He committed suicide by shooting himself with a revolver, according to The Post.
“Kavanaugh had joined Starrs office after graduating from Yale Law School.”
He just graduated from law school! He wasn’t “in charge” of ANYTHING. He did what he was told.
It may be a slow path, but Trump and Kavanaugh have outsmarted the Clintons and the facts of Vince Foster’s murder will know be known at the Supreme Court.
There Will Be Justice!
...And the hit(s) (pieces) keep on coming...
Not holding my breath.
Thanks, had been interested in what that particular connection was.
(Had just asked on another thread)
I generally thought that today, “liberals” were for attaching labels to people with super glue. Suppose his advocacy in the Foster case was a big mistake. Don’t panic. It fooled a lot of people.
Re Foster, I would presume he was operating on deep state “facts” he was given.
Possibly just being a compliant mouthpiece. He’d have to believe everyone who saw a grey car believed it brown. What was the lighting on those occasions?
You should contact President Trump with this information immediately!
Throw the Conspiracy Nuts on with The Loony Left and the scale topples over.
(tho the man should get over his razor phobia)
Sorry, but I can't buy into the theory that he was the mastermind behind a cover-up of Vince Foster's death. Maybe he was a useful tool. But people much higher up the food chain then he (at the time) called the shots.
Mega dittoes. Seems like a lot of those conspiranoiacs are here at FR hashing and rehasing those nutty ideas.
If you think VF killed himself in FMPark. Find just one of
the many videos that show him walking out of the White House that day, or him leaving the secure parking lot, or the White House grounds in the gray Honda.
Just one of him leaving the most secure facility on Earth.
There aint one! And the tapes were lost by the Usss.
My guess- he left the WH that day rolled up in a carpet.
Foster and Hillary had an affair. One of the places they met was the Red Apple inn in Heber Springs AR. My folks had a condo nearby and it was well known that both Hillary and Bill used the place for their affairs.
documents were discovered in the National Archives that were written by Miguel Rodriguez including a 31-page memorandum to his fellow prosecutors in the OIC dated December 9-29, 1994 on the subject of “November 29, 1994 Meeting Concerning Foster Death Matter And Supplemental Investigation Prior to Grand Jury.”
Miguel Rodriguez went back to the U.S. attorney’s office in Sacramento, where, following a gender identity change, as Michelle Rodriquez, is today serving the public and continuing to fight crime.
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Thanks for Cedar Dave re the heads up re Michelles gender identity change.
Very interesting possibility!:
It may be a slow path, but Trump and Kavanaugh have outsmarted the Clintons and the facts of Vince Fosters murder will know be known at the Supreme Court.
There Will Be Justice!
“My guess- he left the WH that day rolled up in a carpet of well used Astro Turf in Clintons’s old pickup bed.
The case has been solved—by a very sober accountant from Dallas named Hugh Sprunt.
Read and learn, read and learn:
Hint: There was no bullet because Vince was murdered with an ice pick.
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