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The Fix is in Part I: Hillary’s Benghazi cover up like Vince Foster death investigation … Updated

17 December 2012 8 Comments

If past is prologue expect the Benghazi investigations to be covered up whether or not Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies. According to Foreign Policy Magazine that despite the House and Senate foreign relations committees having announced she would testify on Benghazi this week, the State Department said last Thursday “that’s not a done deal.” On Saturday, the deal was undone when it was announced that Hillary would not testify due to health issues but would be able to continue to work from home.

On September 11, 2012, a terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, killed four Americans: Ambassador Christopher Stevens, former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith, a computer expert.

Recall how it was Clinton who was one of the first top Obama administration officials to mislead the public by falsely blaming a YouTube video for the deadly attack. President Barack Obama, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney toed-the-line and repeated the same falsehood knowing it would be reported as the truth by the media. Since then it has been revealed that the Obama-Clinton regime watched the terrorist attack take place via live feeds, knew within two hours that the Islamist militia group Ansar al-Sharia took credit for it, and declined life-saving requests for help.

What you witnessed from the Obama-Clinton administration is called “cohesive strategy.” We have seen that cover-up tactic before. It was successfully used by the Clinton White House during the investigations of the Clinton era as documented in The Whistleblower: How the Clinton White Stayed in Power to Reemerge in the Obama White House and on the World Stage. Additionally, it notably appears in my latest book, Following Orders: The Death of Vince Foster, Clinton White House Lawyer. Cohesive strategy is a smoke and mirrors public relations trick where the White House tells Americans and investigators what they want them to know as opposed to what really happened, and how their scripted version becomes the so-called truth, the ‘talking points,’ the narrative picked up by the press.

It was on July 20, 1993 when Vince Foster, President Bill Clinton’s childhood friend and Hillary Clinton’s closest White House confidante, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in the head in Fort Marcy Park, Virginia. Before a preliminary investigation began Americans were told by White House officials and President Clinton that Vince Foster committed suicide in Fort Marcy Park, nobody saw it coming, and it would remain a “mystery”—the cohesive strategy crafted in Hillary’s White House counsel’s office. Clinton Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers even stated: “the Park Service Police is the only agency that’s investigating [Vince Foster’s death], and that the objective of their search is simply to determine that it was a suicide.”

The fix was in. The objective of the investigation into Vince Foster’s death, the highest ranking government official’s death since President John Kennedy was assassinated, was “simply to determine that it was a suicide [emphasis mine].” The conclusion was predetermined. The cohesive strategy stuck as “truth” and they got away with it. Homicide, foul play, the possibility of blackmail, a potential risk to America’s national security, was never investigated. No need for the Clinton White House to cooperate with investigators or the press. They didn’t. Case closed. Move on …

And now Hillary Clinton and the Obama White House are following the same cover-up playbook in Benghazi.

As any seasoned investigator or investigative journalist will confirm evidence gathering at the time of the incident is critical to finding out the truth. Anything less can lead investigators to an incorrect, rationalized, and skewed conclusion that covers-up the truth.

The fact that it took the Obama-Clinton regime nearly a month before the FBI was permitted to gather evidence in Benghazi is the proof. According to the Associated Press, FBI “agents arrived in Benghazi before dawn … and departed after sunset, after weeks of waiting for access to the crime scene to investigate the Sept. 11 attack (emphasis mine).”

Those with eyes to see and ears to hear know that means the crime scene was already contaminated and compromised—all the evidence that was gathered (whatever remained) is suspect. If the Obama-Clinton regime were serious about finding out the truth, the U.S. military with FBI agents would have been at the Benghazi CIA outpost immediately after the attack. Anything short of that tells us the administration does not want Americans to know what happened that deadly day. Remember Ambassador Christopher Stevens was following their orders.

During the Foster death investigations, like Benghazi, investigators were also thwarted, stonewalled, and unable to perform their jobs. Hillary denied them “unfettered” access to Foster’s office, and some evidence was contaminated or outright withheld (despite being subpoenaed). The initial investigation was at best— shoddy.

From Following Orders: The Death of Vince Foster, Clinton White House Lawyer, source: Kenneth W. Starr, Independent Counsel, Report on the Death of Vincent W. Foster, October 10, 1997, p. 14, Lee Report at 485.

“A perfect reconstruction [of Vince Foster’s death] … was not possible … The reasons include the lack of complete documentation of the original shooting scene; the lack of subsequent records and photographs of each item of physical evidence prior to examinations; the lack of documentation of the amount of blood, tissue, and bone fragments in the areas at the scene under and around Foster’s head; the lack of close-up photographs of any definite patterns and quantity of the blood stains on Foster’s clothing and body at the scene; and the unknown location of the fatal bullet, which makes complete reconstruction of the bullet trajectory difficult.”

Therefore the investigators had no choice but to draw a conclusion in the Foster case based on the “available evidence.” “Available evidence” does not always mean an accurate conclusion.

Update: While it took over a year and a half for them to catch up, Politico and Mediate have finally noticed that yes, Benghazi is like the Vince Foster case. Welcome!