As written by Ronald Kessler, the author of “The First Family Detail,” a story which revolved around Secret Service agents while they are working for various U.S. presidents, independent counsel Ken Starr omitted his conclusion that Hillary Clinton, First Lady at the time, catalyzed the suicide of President Bill Clinton’s Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster in his FBI report because he was just mindful of Hillary Clinton’s feelings.
As Ronald Kessler wrote for The Daily Mail, he asked Starr last weekend at the 2019 Annapolis Book Festival why he didn’t include that information in his FBI report. Kessler wrote, “In interviews for my book The First Family Detail, the FBI agents who worked the case for Starr revealed the truth about Foster’s death when he shot himself at Fort Marcy Park along the Potomac River.”
Kessler said that Starr responded he “did not want to inflict further pain” on Hillary. Kessler wrote, “In interviews for my book The First Family Detail, the FBI agents who worked the case for Starr revealed the truth about Foster’s death when he shot himself at Fort Marcy Park along the Potomac River.”
Kessler also noted that, “FBI agents found that a week before Foster’s death, Hillary as First Lady 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.”
Kessler quoted Copeland saying, “’Hillary put him down really, really bad in a pretty good-size meeting. 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.” Kessler wrote that Clemente asserted that Hillary blamed Foster for the Clintons’ problems and stated that he’d failed them. Clemente added, “Foster was profoundly depressed, but Hillary lambasting him was the final straw because she publicly embarrassed him in front of others … 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.’ That was the final blow.”
Kessler said FBI agents claimed Foster’s behavior changed dramatically after his meeting with ex-first lady Hillary Clinton. Copeland added, “The put-down that she gave him in that big meeting just pushed him over the edge. It was the final straw that broke the camel’s back.”
Starr’s 38,000 words long report mentioned another psychologist’s report discussing many factors that contributed to Foster’s suicide. Clemente said that Starr sometimes eschewed aggressively investigating certain issues, uncertain exactly how aggressive he should be.
Starr was determined not to let conspiracy theories mushroom that argued Hillary Clinton had been involved in an alleged murder of Foster; he stated, “We cannot have, especially since I was charged with the investigation, an unsettled set of conspiracy theories that go unaddressed. I viewed it as a matter of accountability, and also just for the good of the country.”
But he also criticized Hillary for her answers during a 1995 deposition revolving around Foster’s suicide. “In the space of three hours, she claimed, by our count, over a hundred times that she ‘did not recall’ or ‘did not remember.’ This suggested outright mendacity. To be sure, human memory is notoriously fallible, but her strained performance struck us as preposterous.” He wrote in “Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation,”