SEPTEMBER 24, 1998
The following is a partial list
of people with connections to the
Clintons who have died under suspicious circumstances.
THE MOST RECENT
Died March 8, 1998
Jim McDougal was serving his three-year
sentence for bank
fraud at the Fort Worth Federal Medical Center in Texas, a
facility operated by the federal Bureau of Prisons for inmates
who need medical attention.
Just prior to another round of
testimony before Kenneth Starr's
grand jury, McDougal, while in solitary confinement, suffered a
heart attack that may have been brought on by diuretics forced
on him. When Jim McDougal was finally taken out of solitary,
instead of attempting to defibrillate his heart with equipment on
hand at the facility, he was driven over to John Peter Smith
Hospital. Not the closest hospital to the Fort Worth Federal
Medical Center, John Peter Smith hospital is a public hospital,
where (in the words of one local) ,"They let interns practice on
The single most damning fact to
come out of the McDougal
death was his injection with Lasix, a diuretic, to force his giving
of a urine sample for drug testing, even though McDougal was
not a known drug user. Lasix is contra-indicated in cases of
heart disease and can cause excessive diuresis, blood volume
reduction, circulatory collapse and vascular thrombosis or blood
clots. If a matching potassium supplement is not administered at
the same time, Lasix can kill.
McDougal may have been taking
the heart medication Digitalin,
which cannot be combined with Lasix.
Several inmates had gone public
with the claim that McDougal
was given a heavy injection of Lasix right after he ate lunch, but
the prison system has refused to allow those prisoners to be
interviewed or to release McDougal's medical records.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram recently
acquired the official
report of the McDougal death via a Freedom Of Information
Act request, and found that doctors ignored McDougal's signs of
Died Oct. 12, 1997
Ron Miller, investigated by authorities
over the sale of his
company, Gage Corp. to Dynamic Energy Resources, Inc. was
the man who tape-recorded Gene and Nora Lum and turned
those tapes (and other records) over to congressional oversight
investigators. The Lums were sentenced to prison for campaign
finance violations, using "straw donors" to conceal the size of
their contributions to various candidates. Indeed, Dynamic
Energy Resources, Inc. had hired Ron Brown's son Michael
solely for the purpose of funneling $60,000 through him to the
Commerce secretary, according to Nolanda Hill's testimony.
Reportedly a healthy man, Miller
suddenly took ill on Oct. 3,
and steadily worsened until his death nine days later. (This
pattern fits Ricin poisoning.) Owing to the strangeness of the
illness, doctors at the Integris Baptist Medical Center referred
the matter to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office.
The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's
Office promptly ran
tests on samples of Ron Miller's blood, but has refused to
release the results or even to confirm that the tests were ever
White House intern
Died July 1997
An attractive 25-year-old woman,
Mahoney was a former
White House intern for Bill Clinton working as the assistant
manager at a Starbuck's Coffee shop in Georgetown.
Gunmen entered the Starbuck's
while the crew was cleaning up
after closing. Mahoney's two associates, Aaron Goodrich, 18
and Emory Evans, 25, were taken to a room and shot. Mary
herself had five bullets in her, from at least two different guns,
most likely with silencers. A total of 10 shots were fired; none of
them heard by neighbors in the densely populated Georgetown
section. Mahoney was shot in the chest, her face, and in the
back of the head. Even though more than $4,000 remained in
the store, the police have categorized the triple murder as a
robbery, even as they acknowledge the "execution style" killings.
There was no sign of forced entry.
One report said the cafe was
still locked when the bodies were found the next morning.
George Stephanopoulos, Monica
Lewinsky and Chelsea Clinton
were all regulars at the Starbuck's.
THE MOST FAMOUS
White House Counsel
Died July 21, 1993
Found dead in Fort Marcy Park
in Virginia of a supposed
suicide by gunshot. A suicide note was supposedly found a few
days later, torn into 28 pieces, in his briefcase, after his office
had been entered by White House staff and materials removed.
The gun which he supposedly used
to kill himself was reported
to be still in his hand, but the person who first found the body
reports that there was no gun at that time. Many irregularities
surround the death and the investigation of it.
Like Clinton, Foster was from
Hope, Ark. He worked for the
Rose Law firm with Hillary Clinton. London Telegraph reporter
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard reports a member of the Foster family
has confirmed to him that Foster and Mrs. Clinton were lovers.
Foster had intimate knowledge of the Clintons' personal
finances. Foster was involved in an investigation of their finances,
and reportedly made a phone call to Hillary Clinton, in Los
Angeles, just hours before his death.
Recently, the signed report of
medical examiner Dr. Donald
Haut was uncovered at the National Archives. It stated that
Foster had a previously unreported gunshot wound to his neck.
Finally, an FBI memo has surfaced
dated the day after the date
of the official autopsy, in which the autopsist informs the FBI that
there was no exit wound.
Director of Central Intelligence (ret)
Died April 27, 1996
William Colby had been the DCI
from 1973 to 1976 under
Nixon and Ford.
At age 76, Colby had found a new
career and had just started
writing for Strategic Investment at the time of his death. This had
worried many insiders in the intelligence community who felt that
Colby had already divulged too many of the CIA's secrets in the
preceding years. Indeed, his dismissal by Ford because of his
over-cooperation with congressional investigations into CIA
wrongdoing. It was Colby who had revealed to Congress the
plans to kill Fidel Castro, the spying on American citizens (in
direct violation of the CIA charter) and the conducting of
biological tests by the CIA on unsuspecting citizens. He was
replaced by George Bush.
According to the original CNN
report, Colby was reported
missing by neighbors who "recovered" his canoe, by one story
from under the dock at Colby's house, by another report, a
quarter mile downstream.
Colby was, by all reports, a methodical,
tidy man, yet police
found his home unlocked, his computer on, and a partly eaten
dinner on the table. The official story is that Colby just put down
his fork and decided to drop everything and go canoeing.
Colby at 76 was still a world-traveler
and consultant to many
corporations. He recently became an editor of an important
financial newsletter, "Strategic Investment," which covered the
Vince Foster "suicide" in detail. Its editors hired three renowned
handwriting experts to investigate Foster's suicide note, which
hadn't been found when his briefcase was first searched, but
later materialized, torn into pieces, with no fingerprints on any of
the pieces. Upon comparing this document with others of
Foster's writings, these experts declared it was a forgery, and a
not very good one at that.
Colby had old enemies as well
as new, with plenty of motives for
his extermination. He was in charge of the infamous Operation
Phoenix during the Vietnam War, in which more than 20,000
South Vietnamese citizens -- supposedly Viet Cong
sympathizers -- were rounded up, tortured and executed. In the
1970s he opened some of the secrets of the CIA to Congress:
"Colby insisted on going public about the agency's role in tapping
the telephones and opening the mail of Americans; plotting the
assassination of Fidel Castro, and using human guinea pigs for
mind-control experiments involving LSD," the Times reports.
On Monday, May 6, Colby's body
was found just 20 yards
from where his canoe had been recovered, in an area that had
been thoroughly searched several times by helicopters and
Most notable about the body was
the absence of a life jacket,
which according to his wife, Colby always wore on the water.
Maj. Gen. William Robertson
Deputy Commanding General, V Corps, Europe
Died Feb. 23, 1993
Col William Densberger
V Corps Chief of Operations and Plans
Died Feb. 23, 1993
Col. Robert Kelly
V Corps Chief of Intelligence
Died Feb. 23, 1993
Spec. Gary Rhodes
Died Feb. 23, 1993
All were killed when their Army
UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter
crashed in Weisbaden, Germany. No cause was ever
determined. V Corps figured prominently in the US
Bosnia-Serbia peacekeeping operations, along with the carrier
Roosevelt. These men, and eight others associated with Clinton's
visit to the Roosevelt all died within four months of each other.
Died Feb. 28, 1993
Died Feb. 28, 1993
Died Feb. 28, 1993
Died Feb. 28, 1993
Killed by gunfire in the Waco,
Texas, assault on the Branch
Davidians. All four were examined by a "private doctor" and
died from nearly identical wounds to the left temple, so-called
execution style. In his address to employees of the Treasury
Department in the Cash Room on March 18, 1993, Clinton said:
"My prayers and I'm sure yours are still with the families of all
four of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents who were
killed in Waco -- Todd McKeehan and Conway Le Bleu of
New Orleans; Steve Willis of Houston, and Robert Williams
from my hometown of Little Rock. Three of those four were
assigned to my security during the course of the primary or
general election." However, the Little Rock, Arkansas, office of
the ATF confirmed that all four had at one point been
bodyguards for Bill Clinton, three while he was campaigning for
president, and one while he had been governor of Arkansas. In
the autopsies of these agents, three had virtually identical wounds
to the left temple that exited through the rear of the head,
execution-style. All four were treated by a "private physician."
Alan G. Whicher
Died April 19, 1995
Oversaw Clinton's Secret Service
detail. In October 1994,
Whicher was transferred to the Secret Service field office in the
Murrah Building in Oklahoma City. Whicher was the only agent
killed in the bomb blast of April 19, 1995.
Five Navy aviators
(names not determined)
Died March 26, 1993
All died in the crash of an E-2C
Hawkeye in Italy. The crash
occurred shortly after the plane was "waved off" from a landing
attempt on the Carrier Roosevelt, due to a "foul deck." All five
men had been Clinton's escorts during Clinton's visit to the
Roosevelt two weeks prior. Three other men, who had flown
Clinton to the Roosevelt for that visit also died later in a
Staff Sgt. Brian Haney
Died May 19, 1993
Marine Sgt. Tim Sabel
Died May 19, 1993
Maj. William Barkley
Died May 19, 1993
Capt. Scott Reynolds
Died May 19, 1993
All four men died when their helicopter
crashed in the woods
near Quantico, Va. Reporters were barred from the site, and the
head of the fire department responding to the crash described it
by saying, "Security was tight," with "lots of Marines with guns."
A videotape made by a firefighter was seized by the Marines. All
four men had escorted Clinton on his flight to the carrier
Roosevelt shortly before their deaths.
Unknown SS agent
Killed when the C-130 carrying
the presidential limos crashed
near Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
C. Victor Raiser II
National Finance Co-Chairman, Clinton for President Campaign
Died July 30, 1992
Son of C. Victor Raiser II
Died July 30, 1992
Both men died in a private plane
crash in Alaska, en route to a
fishing expedition. No cause was ever determined. Five others
not connected to Clinton died with them. DeeDee Meyers
described Raiser as a "major player" in the Clinton organization.
Victor raiser was also chairman of Mobile Telecomm
Technologies Corp., whose subsidiary, SkyTel Corp. is an
international paging company used by federal police agencies
such as the FBI.
Victor Raiser was a Washington
lawyer and he was counsel to
the Washington law firm of Jones Day Reavis & Pogue until
1991. At his death, he was the national finance co-chairman of
the Clinton for President campaign. He and his wife had been
friends of the Clintons for ten years. He was the past national
finance chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He
served on the boards of the Democratic Business Council and
the Center for National Policy and the board of advisers of the
Democratic Leadership Council.
On May 29, 1993, President Clinton
announced that he had
selected Raiser's widow, Molly Raiser, 50, former Democratic
co-chair of the Women's Campaign Fund, to be his protocol
chief and stated that he planned to nominate her for confirmation
as an ambassador.
Democratic National Committee Political Director
Died Sept. 24, 1992
Found dead in a hotel room in
Little Rock Arkansas of
"unknown causes." No autopsy allowed. Described by Clinton
as a "dear friend and trusted advisor. Tully authored several key
strategies for Clinton and the party. Paul Tully, 48, Democratic
National Committee political director and architect of a strategy
to make the party competitive again in presidential elections, was
found dead in his hotel room on September 24, 1992, in Little
Rock, Arkansas of unknown causes. Authorities speculated his
death was from a heart attack or stroke.
Tully devised a strategy of targeting
states based on their value in
the Electoral College, and coordinating the presidential campaign
with state and congressional races.
Real Estate Attorney, Clinton Fund Raiser
Died Nov. 30, 1993
Died of a shotgun blast to the
head. Body found in deep woods
in Virginia. Ruled a suicide, no note was found. Died on the
same day his wife was allegedly sexually accosted in the White
House by Bill Clinton. Intimately involved in several Clinton fund
Attorney and Clinton fund raiser.
Died March 1, 1994
Killed when his plane exploded. Cause unknown.
Ambassador to Switzerland nominee.
Larry Lawrence was a fundraiser,
made famous by his burial at
Arlington which revealed not only the special treatment given him
but the depths of his legal troubles prior to his being nominated
as ambassador to Switzerland. Less well known is that at the
time of his death, allegedly from a heart attack, Larry Lawrence
had just come under criminal investigation by the State
Department and had (as had Ron Brown) indicated a willingness
Head of Clinton's ecurity team in Little Rock.
Died Sept. 26, 1993
Gunned down in his car at the
intersection of Chanaul Parkway
and Cantrell Road, near Jacksonville, Arkansas, (near Little
Rock). Parks was shot through the rear window of his car. The
assailant then pulled around to the driver's side of Park's car and
shot him three more times with a 9mm pistol.
His family reported that shortly
before his death, they were being
followed by unknown persons, and their home had been broken
into (despite a top quality alarm system). Parks had been
compiling a dossier on Clinton's illicit activities. The dossier was
When news of the discovery of
Vincent Foster's body was
reported, Parks is reported to have said, "Bill Clinton is cleaning
Arkansas state trooper and fiancee of Kathy Ferguson
Died June 1994
He allegedly committed suicide
by shooting himself in the back
of the head at the grave site of his fiancee. Officer Shelton was
the fiancee of Kathy Ferguson, who was the ex-wife of Trooper
Danny Ferguson. Kathy Ferguson also committed "suicide" a
month earlier by allegedly shooting herself in the back of the
head. Oddly, next to the body were her packed bags, as if she
was expecting to be going somewhere. Danny Ferguson is a
co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in Paula Corbin Jones'
sexual harassment suit. His ex-wife was reported as a
corroborating witness for Ms. Jones.
Ex-wife of Trooper Danny Ferguson
Died May 1994
Died of a supposed gunshot suicide
in her living room. There
was a suicide note found by the body. However, friends were
surprised at having noticed nothing wrong previously. And even
more curious, found nearby were several packed suitcases, as if
she expected she was going somewhere. She was the former
wife of Trooper Danny Ferguson, who is the Arkansas state
trooper alleged to have escorted Paula Corbin Jones to the hotel
room for her alleged episode of sexual harassment by
then-Governor Clinton. Ferguson's wife was reported as a
possible corroborating witness for Jones.
Died Jan. 8, 1994
Attorney representing Dan Lasater
in a case concerning alleged
financial misconduct. Died in an alleged suicide by jumping out of
a window of a multi-story building. Lasater was a close
associate of Gov. Clinton, and was convicted of cocaine
distribution. Baugh's law partner was also "committed suicide"
one month later on Feb. 9, 1994.
Dr. Ronald Rogers
Dentist from Arkansas
Killed in plane crash as he was
on his way to an interview with a
London Sunday Telegraph reporter to reveal information about
Partner in Memphis law firm
Investigating Madison Guaranty
Savings & Loan, he was
reported to have succumbed to viral pneumonia. His 300-page
report has never been released.
A key witness in Joycelyn Elder's
son's drug case. Ten days
after Elder's son was convicted of trafficking in cocaine,
Walraven was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot blast
to the head. Tim Hover, a Little Rock police spokesman, said no
foul play is suspected.
Died Aug. 25, 1996
Following Vincent Foster's murder,
Lisa Foster married James
Moody, a judge in Arkansas, on Jan 1, 1996. Near the time
Susan McDougal first went to jail for contempt, Judge Moody's
son, Neil, died in a car crash. There were other reports that Neil
Moody had discovered something very unsettling among his
stepmother's private papers and was threatening to go public
with it just prior to the beginning of the Democratic National
Convention. Witnesses said they saw Neil Moody sitting in his
car arguing with another person. Then his car sped off and hit a
Johnny Franklin Lawhon
Died March 29, 1998
In the spring of 1997, a tornado
ripped through some junked
cars at Johnny's Transmission shop and opened up the trunk of a
car that proved to have a box of Whitewater records in it,
including a copy of a $27,000 cashier's check drawn on
Madison and payable to Bill Clinton. Lawhon realized what he
was looking at and turned the box of documents over to the
According to police, Lawhon and
a friend hit a telephone pole at
a high rate of speed after their car had become airborne and left
the road. They had driven less than a quarter mile at the time of
An informant who came forward
offering information regarding
the murder of White House intern Mary Mahoney. He was then
sent into a known crack house to make an undercover buy for
the police and was beaten to death.
Had affair with Clinton when he
was attorney general. Died of
"suicide" with gunshot wound to the back of her head. No
autopsy allowed. Was seven months pregnant at time of her
death. She had told friends it was Bill Clinton's child.
Clinton's speech interpreter for the deaf.
Died Dec. 9, 1992
Died in a one-car accident with
no known witnesses. Her body
was thrown 33 feet from the car, indicating a very high speed. A
very attractive woman, Paula traveled extensively with Clinton
from 1978 until her death. Clinton, through a spokesman, called
Gober's death "a great personal loss." He also said, "Hillary and
I extend our sincere sympathy to Paula's family. I had the
privilege of working with her over many years."
Penthouse model and call girl
Judy Gibbs, who appeared in the
December 1979 issue of
Penthouse, and her sister Sharon were part of a house of
prostitution in Fordyce, Arkansas, that also engaged in blackmail
of its more powerful clients. Linked to Bill Clinton by both her
own family and by one of Bill's bodyguards, Judy had just
decided to cooperate with police in an investigation of Arkansas
cocaine trafficking when she burned to death inside her home
from a fire of undetermined origin.
Washington attorney investigating gun running out of Mena,
Died June 22, 1993
Found dead on a toilet in his
Washington apartment. No cause
of death was ever reported by the coroner.
At the time of his death, he was
between the "October Surprise" during the 1980 federal election
campaign and drug and gun-running out of Mena, Arkansas, as
well as the assault on the Waco, Texas, Branch Davidians. Was
planning on producing a television documentary on his findings.
He had delivered a 105-page affidavit to Janet Reno detailing
the evidence he had collected regarding the drug operation at
Mena, just three weeks before his death.
Jon Parnell Walker
Resolution Trust Commission investigator
Mysteriously fell to his death from an apartment balcony.
COMMERCE DEPARTMENT DEATHS
Former Chairman, DNC; Commerce Secretary
Died May 3, 1996.
Ron Brown died along with 39 other
people when the T-43 (a
converted 737 used by the Air Force) carrying the group on a
trip to Bosnia crashed while approaching the Dubrovnik airport.
On the verge of being indicted and having stated his willingness
to make a deal with prosecutors, Ron Brown's death brought to
an end his ability to testify.
Military investigators concealed
from the public the fact that a
perfectly cylindrical hole, the size of a .45-caliber round, was
found in the top of his head. No autopsy was performed.
Commerce Department staffer
Died Nov. 29, 1996
As the scandals continued to swirl
around the Commerce
Department, and most of all about John Huang, one of Huang's
associates, Barbara Wise, was found dead in her locked office
at the Department of Commerce, partially nude and covered
with bruises. No cause of death has ever been announced.
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Economic
Following Ron Brown's death, John
Huang was placed on a
Commerce Department contract that allowed him to retain his
security clearance by Charles Meissner. Shortly thereafter,
Charles Meissner died in the crash of a small plane.
THE HENRY - IVES DEATHS
A.K.A. THE "TRAIN DEATHS"
Kevin Ives & Don Henry
Initial cause of death was reported
to be the result of falling
asleep on railroad tracks in Arkansas on Aug. 23, 1987. This
ruling was reported by the state medical examiner Fahmy Malak,
appointed at the pleasure of Gov. Bill Clinton. Later it was
determined that Kevin died from a crushed skull prior to being
placed on the tracks. Don had been stabbed in the back.
Rumors indicate that they might have stumbled upon part of the
Mena drug operation.
Keith had information on the Ives/Henry
deaths. Died in a
motorcycle accident in July 1988 while being chased by a car.
Ruled a traffic accident.
McKaskle had information on the
Ives/Henry deaths. He was
stabbed to death in November 1988. He had told his family
someone was out to kill him and told them "goodbye."
Greg had information on the Ives/Henry
deaths. He died from a
gunshot blast to the face in January 1989. Declared a suicide.
A federal witness in investigations
to drug money corruption in
Chicago politics, Paul had just finished two days of FBI
interviews when his plane ride home crashed, killing Paul and
130 others on Sept 8, 1994. The Sept. 15, 1994, Tempe
Tribune newspaper reported that the FBI suspected that a bomb
had brought down the airplane.
He had information on the deaths
of Ives, Henry & McKaskle.
His burned body was found in a trash dump in April 1989. He
died of a gunshot wound to the head and there was some body
mutilation, specifically that his hands and feet had been partially
sawed off, leading to the speculation that he was tortured prior
to being killed. The body was then burned.
Milam had information on the Ives
& Henry deaths. He was
decapitated. The state Medical examiner, Fahmy Malak, initially
ruled death due to natural causes, claiming that the victim's small
dog had eaten the head, which was later recovered from a trash
bin several blocks away.
Winters was a suspect in the deaths
of Ives & Henry, and had
offered to cooperate. He was killed by a shotgun blast to the
face during a "robbery" in July 1989.
Dan Harmon, the prosecutor to
whom Winters reportedly made
the offer, has been accused of involvement in the Kevin/Ives
deaths and is now in jail for running his office as a racket.
Kettleson had information on the
Ives & Henry deaths. He was
found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup in June 1990.
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