Friday, November 4, 2016

A Few Last Words About the Lady Who Has Been Working for Us All Her Life

Ronald Kessler, a former Washington Post and Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, is the New York Times bestselling author of The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents and The Secrets of the FBI. He is not well liked by the Left, who, if you review him on Google, refer to him as "disgraced" or "discredited." Their objections seem more personal than factual but he is mostly a gossipy guy with a lot of hearsay who does not usually follow the normal deference afforded Hillary.
This is excerpted from a recent article which seems to be a rehash of material from his book, apparently stimulated by Trump's tasteless resurrection of the Vince Foster suicide. There is little new to be said about this terrible election except the take on Starr which is interesting and different. Nor have I read anything like this regarding Foster's motive.

In interviewing Clinton White House aides and Foster's friends and family, the FBI found that a week before Foster's death, Hillary held a meeting at the White House with Foster and other top aides to discuss her proposed health care legislation. 
Hillary violently disagreed with a legal objection Foster raised at the meeting and ridiculed him in front of his peers, former FBI agent Coy Copeland and former FBI supervisory agent Jim Clemente told me. 
Copeland was Starr's senior investigator and read the reports of other agents working for Starr.
During the White House meeting, Hillary continued to humiliate Foster mercilessly, both former FBI agents say.
'Hillary put him down really, really bad in a pretty good-size meeting,' Copeland says. 'She told him he didn't get the picture, and he would always be a little hick town lawyer who was obviously not ready for the big time.'
Indeed, Hillary went so far as to blame Foster for all the Clintons' problems and accuse him of failing them, according to Clemente, who was also assigned by the FBI to the Starr investigation and who probed the circumstances surrounding Foster's suicide.
'Foster was profoundly depressed, but Hillary lambasting him was the final straw because she publicly embarrassed him in front of others,' says Clemente, speaking about the investigation for the first time.
'Hillary blamed him for failed nominations, claimed he had not vetted them properly, and said in front of his White House colleagues, "You're not protecting us" and "You have failed us," Clemente says. 'That was the final blow.'
Starr issued a 38,000-word report, along with a separate psychologist's report on the factors that contributed to Foster's suicide. 
Yet Starr never mentioned the meeting with Hillary, leaving out the fact that his own investigation had found that Hillary's rage had led to her friend's suicide.
Why Starr chose to not reveal the critical meeting and his own investigators' findings remains a mystery.
While the Clintons claimed Starr was out to get them, Clemente says that as his staff hanged, Starr vacillated between pursuing the investigation aggressively and pulling his punches.
For example, the former FBI supervisor agent reveals that Starr refused to allow him to try to interview Hillary about her commodities trading. 
For reasons still unknown, in her first commodity trade in 1978, Hillary was allowed to order ten cattle futures contracts, which would normally cost $12,000, although she had only $1,000 in her account at the time, according to trade records the White House released.
Hillary was able to turn her initial investment into $6,300 overnight. In ten months of trading, she made nearly $100,000. She claimed she made smart trades based on information from the Wall Street Journal. 
The question, Clemente says, was why she was allowed to make investments while ignoring normal margin calls that require traders to cover any losses incurred during the course of trading.
Starr never told Copeland or Clemente why he decided to exclude the material from his report, and the former FBI agents can only speculate on his reasoning.
'Starr was a very honorable-type guy, and if it did not pertain to our authorized investigation, he did not want to pursue it,' Copeland says. 'And I think he felt that Hillary's personality and her dealings with subordinates in the White House were immaterial to our investigation.'
Secret Service agents consider being assigned to Hillary's detail a form of punishment because she is so nasty.
As he was serving a subpoena in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House, Copeland says, another FBI agent working on the Foster investigation made the mistake of saying hello to Hillary as she passed him.
'She had a standing rule that no one spoke to her when she was going from one location to another,' Copeland says. 'In fact, anyone who would see her coming would just step into the first available office.'

But the agent 'didn't know the ground rules,' Copeland says. 'He dared to speak to her in the hallway,' he says. 'As he was leaving, she got out of the elevator and was approaching him.'

'Good morning, Mrs. Clinton,' the agent said.
'She jumped all over him,' Copeland says. "How dare you? You people are just destroying my husband."
'It was that vast right-wing conspiracy rant. Then she had to tack on something to the effect of, "And where do you buy your suits? Penney's?'
For many weeks, the agent told no one about the encounter.
'Finally, he told me about it,' Copeland says. 'And he said, "I was wearing the best suit I owned."'

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