Bill Clinton’s deputy White House counsel, Vince Foster died in 1993 allegedly by suicide. The FBI investigated and reported that Hillary Clinton had railed on Vince Foster so hard that he killed himself a week later. The FBI detailed her terrible treatment in a WH meeting Hillary called including Foster and other top aides regarding her health care legislation.
Foster raised an objection in the meeting and then Hillary proceeded to berate and ridicule him in front of a room full of people. Former FBI agent Coy Copeland and former FBI supervisory agent Jim Clemente said that Hillary continued to humiliate Foster mercilessly, ‘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.’ Then she began to blame Foster for the Clinton’s problems or failures.
‘Foster was profoundly depressed, but Hillary lambasting him was the final straw because she publicly embarrassed him in front of others,’ says Clemente, ‘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.’
The FBI agents reported that Foster’s behavior changed dramatically after that meeting with Hillary. No one can explain a suicide in rational terms. But the FBI investigation concluded that it was Hillary’s vilification of Foster in front of other White House aides, coming on top of his depression, that triggered his suicide about a week later, Copeland and Clemente both say.
The FBI did a large scale investigation of Foster and while this Hillary incident was a big part of the investigation it has suddenly disappeared from the National Archives. On two occasions it is reported that documentation on the Foster case regarding Hillary Clinton’s involvement were turned into the National Archives and Records Service in College Park, Md.
Interestingly enough, while the box that contained dozens of FBI reports concerning Foster’s death – including interviews with the medical examiner, U.S. Park Police officers, and White House aides about the contents of Foster’s office – the reports on Hillary Clinton’s role in his death were absent.
National Archives public liason, Martha Murphy, directed a senior archivist to conduct a more thorough review of the relevant FBI files, ‘He examined all eight boxes but found no interviews by any investigator that detail either a meeting between Hillary Clinton and Vince Foster or the effects of a meeting between Hillary Clinton and Vince Foster on Vince Foster’s state of mind. Very strange that ONLY the section in regards to the Clintons is missing
This is not the first time documents related to the Clintons have apparently vanished from the National Archive.