Posted: 4/16/2001 5:16:55 AM EDT
[green]I'm guessing most people here don't remember Vince Foster. Maybe Hillary will go to jail yet?[/green]
Chairman, Accuracy in Media
Shortly before Vincent Foster’s death, the National Criminal Interstate Computer system (NCIC) received three requests for searches on a gun with the serial number of the revolver found in Vincent Foster’s dead hand. That discovery by Craig Brinkley, a young apprentice machinist, has excited the many critics of the official investigations of the death of the former White House deputy counsel. One of the many things that bothered Brinkley about the suicide finding was that it ignored the evidence that Foster did not own the old black revolver found in his hand.
Ken Starr and all the other official investigators insisted that the revolver belonged to Foster even though his wife and children couldn’t recall ever having seen it before. His wife told the Park Police she had brought a "silver six-shooter" with her when she moved to Washington. The FBI agents assigned to Starr and his predecessor worked on her until she told them in 1995 that the (black) gun they showed her was the (silver) gun she had brought to Washington, but she "seemed to recall the front of the gun looking lighter in color." That satisfied Starr that the black gun was Foster’s.
Last September, Brinkley submitted a handwritten FOIA request to the FBI’s NCIC, asking for all the records of requests they had received for information about this gun. It was made up of parts from two 80-year-old guns and it had two different serial numbers. The media had described it as an antique, but the police officer who took it from Foster’s hand said it was a piece of junk, what the police call a "throw-away."
Six months and two letters later, the NCIC searched its Stolen Gun File. In a letter signed by William C. Temple of the Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJISD), Brinkley was informed that they had found four requests for searches from law enforcement organizations. The first one was on March 3, 1993, the second on March 7 and the third on April 29. The fourth was made on July 20, 1993, the day Foster’s body was found in Fort Marcy Park with the gun under his hand. No other requests for searches on this gun had been made since NCIC began operations in 1967.
The three searches requested in March-April 1993, less than three months before Foster’s death, were not made by Foster. He would have no reason to request even one search on a gun that he owned. They were all made by law enforcement organizations, since they alone have access to the NCIC databases. But if someone who is considering buying a used gun wants to find out if it is "clean," he can ask the police to request an NCIC search.
This means that the gun found in Foster’s hand was either in the possession of a law enforcement organization in March-April 1993, or that someone known to the police had the gun or knew someone who did. This confirms all the other evidence that the gun found in his hand did not belong to Foster. The official investigators refused to accept that evidence, because if the gun was not Foster’s, the theory that he killed himself was not tenable.
But these requests are important for another reason. The NCIC database will show who made them and perhaps why. Finding out who made them could lead to the discovery of who took the gun to Fort Ma
This has obviously been a shady deal and an improper investigation with a cover-up from the beginning. One very interesting fact has been the coroner's investigation. He stated that there was virtually no blod under the body as head wounds bleed very little. In fact, the head is an area with excellent blood supply-far more vasculature than the rest of the body. I have seen numerous head wounds and a couple caused by self inflicted gun shots. The bleeding is enormous-it is like turning on a faucet. Further, a head injury will not stop the heart from pumping. It will do so until there is no longer enough blood or oxygen to sustain the heart; it has its own pacemaker which is only moderated by nerve fibers from the brainstem causing the heart only to beat slower or faster(which is what it will do without signals from the brainstem). Consider this: If Foster was such a good friend of the Clinton's why the cover-up? Certainly, if one of my friends turned up dead under such circumstances I would want the case investigated until every lead was exhausted and the Clinton's had a considerable amount of investigative resources at their dispoal.
This story doesn't seem like something the network news would touch. Fox News would seem the most receptive to investigate and then air facts.
Wasn't Foster involved with investigating events at Waco,TX?