Ronald Kessler, a former contributor for The Washington Post and current The New York Times bestselling author, claimed in a bombshell column published Tuesday that vital FBI files previously housed at the National Archives have gone missing.
“On two separate occasions, this author visited the National Archives and Records Service in College Park, Maryland, to review the reports generated by FBI agents assigned to investigate the 1993 death of Bill Clinton’s deputy White House counsel,” he wrote for the U.K. Daily Mail.
While the box of records provided to him on both occasions “contained dozens of FBI reports concerning” the death of Vince Foster, “the reports on Hillary Clinton’s role in his death were absent.”
Kessler then reportedly filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the National Archives, but that led absolutely nowhere, with officials repeatedly denying that the records were missing.
“We do not agree with your conclusion that the records you requested are missing from the National Archives simply because we were unable to locate any responsive records in response to your request,” said John Valceanu, the archives’ director of communications and marketing.
Valceanu essentially maintained that the records had simply been filed in another box, but Kessler was not buying the excuse, and for good reason: “This is not the first time documents related to the Clintons have apparently vanished from the National Archive.”
Nor was this the first time that the evidence had not added up. For instance, in the case of Vince Foster, who died in 1993 from an alleged suicidal gunshot wound to the head, the lead prosecutor resigned because he felt that certain evidence was being overlooked.
Namely, a wound to Foster’s neck that did not fit the suicide theory — and that Independent Council Kenneth Starr reportedly did not include in his official account of the alleged suicide.
Moreover, in his resignation letter, the prosecutor, Miguel Rodriguez, listed 12 different ways in which the case had been compromised.
These concerns were, of course, ignored, just like Kessler’s bombshell discovery about missing FBI files will also most likely be buried.