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The committee also focused today on Mr. Foster's office trash. Members questioned Sylvia Mathews, a former White House aide, in laborious detail about what she had found in Mr. Foster's garbage on the night he died. Other than a few routine documents, the garbage contained nothing that shed light on Mr. Foster's thinking, said Ms. Mathews, who is now chief of staff at the Treasury Department.
Republicans on the committee found it significant, however, that Ms. Mathews had also managed to retrieve a special bag of garbage containing classified and sensitive papers that was usually destroyed by the Secret Service. The contents of that bag were never examined by anyone to see if Mr. Foster had left anything in it that might shed light on his state of mind.
Ms. Mathews said that she got the bag from the Secret Service and began looking briefly through it, when she discovered that it contained all of the classified garbage from the West Wing. Concerned about a possible security breach, she sought Mr. Nussbaum's opinion about whether to continue looking through it. She said she was told by Mr. Nussbaum that since Mr. Foster did not have a classified garbage bin in his office, it was doubtful that there would be anything from Mr. Foster in the bag. Therefore, she said, Mr. Nussbaum told her to return the bag unexamined to the Secret Service to be dispose
Burwell is the Director of the White House Office of Budget and Management. It was she who sent out the order to shut down the National Parks, the memorials, even the National Zoo’s Panda cam. It was on her order that elderly veterans were shut out from their memorials and others actually thrown out of their homes or businesses that happened to operate in National Parks.
Meanwhile, in other testimony, Sylvia M. Mathews, now a Treasury Department official and then an assistant to the President's domestic policy adviser, described how she had inventoried Foster's trash that night--also looking, in vain, for some clue to why he killed himself.
Both Mathews and committee investigators strongly denied published reports that she had ordered confidential documents from Foster's so-called "burn bag" destroyed.
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You would think Kenneth Starr would have wanted to push something if it were there. Even he ruled "suicide".
Above all lay the political element. Foster, among other matters, had handled the filing of three years' worth of back taxes for Bill and Hilary Clinton for their investment in the Whitewater land deal, a money-losing real estate project backed by the Clintons which ultimately spawned a decade's worth of investigation, and various subsidiary investigations ultimately focusing on President Clinton's womanizing leading to his impeachment. Various files pertaining to Whitewater were held in Foster's office, and White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum, was soon accused of working with the Clintons to have Foster's office searched only hours after his death. Nussbaum would be investigated by the FBI for obstruction of police search efforts and resign in early in 1994. Based on examination of telephone records, Hillary Clinton was accused of conspiring with her staff to cleanse Foster's office of Whitewater material the night of his death. The controversy over the land deal and Foster's role in it may have contributed to the Republican Party's acquisition of control of Congress in 1994, which in turn gave further impetus to investigations of the Clinton White House.
Sylvia Burwell, Hillary Clinton and Vince Fosters trash
And she's not even a lawyer !!!
She's the next scapegoat.
The following happened within weeks of his death. Vince Foster finally files the missing Whitewater tax returns. On July 19, FBI director William Sessions is fired. Clinton personally orders him by phone to turn in his FBI property and leave headquarters.
That evening, Clinton security aide Jerry Parks' wife Jane says she overhears a heated telephone conversation with Vince Foster in which her husband says, 'You can't give Hillary those files, they've got my name all over them.'
On July 20, Clinton names Louis Freeh as Sessions' successor.
That same day, the FBI raids David Hale's Little Rock office and seizes documents including those relating to Capital-Management.
Just hours after the search warrant authorizing the raid is signed by a federal magistrate in Little Rock, Vince Foster apparently drives to Ft. Marcy Park."
December 13, 2012 interview the book Following Orders: The Death of Vince Foster, Clinton White House Lawyer with Sean and Frank Morning Show WCBM Talk Radio.
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Before Hillary Clinton and the Obama regime blamed the September 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans on a YouTube video, the Clinton White House blamed the death of Vince Foster on the Wall Street Journal. Find out what really happened to him in this explosive investigation. Stop the Washington cover-ups now!
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She used to work in the White House and now she's HHS secretary...what are you trying to say?
Nothing, nothing at all, go back to sleep.
Burwell joined the Clinton campaign in 1992 and then led Clinton's economic transition team upon his election. She arrived in the White House as staff director of the NEC in 1993.
One of his first jobs in the White House was to try to make sense of the Clintons' false tax returns concerning the Whitewater land investment. A note in his hand-writing, found much later, warned that Whitewater was "a can of worms you shouldn't open."
Another "can of worms" that landed on his desk concerned the collapse of a bank called Madison Guaranty. To his consternation, allegations were being made that funds from the bank had been illegally diverted to Bill Clinton's campaign for governor in the mid-Eighties - and that Bill and Hillary had intervened with state regulators to help keep the bank solvent.
Other White House aides later confirmed that she wanted her own "people" in the office, and that everyone felt "there would be hell to pay" if her wishes were defied
Worse still, none of the charges against the original travel office employees stood up, and their precipitous dismissals became a damaging test of Hillary's honesty.
She now insisted that the firings were not her fault. Others had misconstrued an "off-hand comment": she had meant only to suggest that the staff should "look into" questions about mismanagement.
Hillary also insisted she didn't know the "origin of the decision" to remove the employees, and that she "did not direct that any action be taken."
An official report issued seven years later concluded that her statements had been "factually false."
But her behaviour, as well as that of staff and associates, in the days following Foster's death was to haunt the administration for years, raising questions about what the Clintons had to hide - about Whitewater, "Travelgate," the failed Arkansas bank and more besides.
The night after the tragedy, White House staff - including Hillary's Chief of Staff - searched Foster's office for a suicide note. Under the noses of the police and FBI, they took away a number of sensitive files.
Later, it was alleged but never proved that the Clintons had combed through these files during the five days before they were handed over.
Other key papers - records for Hillary's legal work on the failed Arkansas bank - appear to have gone missing, too. Although later the subject of a subpoena, the records were not retrieved for more than two years.
Whatever the truth behind all the activity that followed Foster's death, the appearance of concealment was enough to trigger five separate federal inquiries.