With this book, the supposedly conservative Regnery Publishers is now
3-1-1 on the major scandal involving the Clinton administration, which
is the death of Deputy White House Counsel, Vincent W. Foster, Jr. It
has published three recent books that go along with the official
suicide line, one that totally demolishes that line, and a third that is
ambivalent. In the first category are Unlimited Access by Gary
Aldrich, A Washington Tragedy by Dan E. Moldea, and now High Crimes
and Misdemeanors by Ann Coulter. In the second category is the best book so far on Bill Clinton, narrowly edging out Roger Morris' Partners
in Power, the Clintons and Their America, which is The
Secret Life of Bill Clinton by the British reporter, Ambrose
Evans-Pritchard. The Regnery ambivalent book on the Foster death is by
the mercurial editor of The American Spectator, R. Emmett Tyrrell,
entitled Boy Clinton.
Coulter's book is the least excusable because she had the benefit of the others to study as well as a great deal that has been written on the Internet about the Foster case, not the least of which by the current writer. She also had the opportunity to obtain a copy of the report by Kenneth Starr on Foster at a Government Printing Office bookstore. Had she done so, she would have found that appended to it, on the order of the three federal judges who appointed Starr, is a 20-page addendum written by the lawyer, John Clarke, for the witness who is suing several FBI officials for his harassment and intimidation. That addendum presents evidence that entirely contradicts Starr's suicide conclusion. Yet, Coulter, a lawyer, begins her chapter on "Fostergate" with these words: "For White House cover-ups, almost nothing beats the case of Vince Foster. Not of how he died--that, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr established, was clearly a suicide..."
Any lawyer who can write those words with the evidence now available to her is simply not to be trusted.
David Martin, September 9, 1998
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