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FBI files linking Hillary Clinton to Vince Foster suicide vanished from National Archives

National archives are the archives of a nation-state.

The U.S. National Archives, America’s national memory, was created by the National Archives Act of 1934 and housed in the National Archives Building, on which façade is claimed “The Glory and Romance of Our History are Here Preserved.”

But FBI files linking Hillary Clinton to the 1993 suicide of Vince Foster, Bill Clinton’s deputy White House counsel with whom Hillary is rumored to have had an adulterous (on both sides) affair, have mysteriously vanished from the National Archives.

L to r: Vince Foster, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton

L to r: Vince Foster, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton

That’s the discovery of Ronald Kessler, a former Washington Post and Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, and author of the bestseller The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents.

Writing for the UK Daily Mail, Aug. 23, 2016, Kessler recounts that on two separate visits to the National Archives and Records Service in College Park, Md.:

FBI agents’ reports of interviews documenting that Hillary Clinton’s stinging humiliation of her friend and mentor Vince Foster in front of White House aides triggered his suicide a week later are missing from where they should be filed at the National Archives….

While the box 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.”

After filing a Freedom of Information request with the National Archives, Martha Murphy, the archives’ public liaison, reported that she directed a senior archivist to conduct a more thorough review of the relevant FBI files, including those that had not been previously made public in response to FOIA requests. But after examining all eight boxes, the archivist 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 Foster’s state of mind. Murphy concluded that the records could not be found.

National Archives’ director of communications and marketing John Valceanu, while confirming that the records could not be located, refused to concede that the records are missing “simply because we were unable to locate any responsive records in response to your request.” Instead, Valceanu held out the possibility that the FBI interviews were not filed where they should have been and were somewhere else in the more than 3,000 boxes of records amounting to 7.5 million pages generated by the Starr investigation.

The FBI investigation into Foster’s death had been conducted for independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr’s probe of the Clintons’ investments in the Whitewater real estate development.

More interesting still is the fact that this is not the first time documents related to the Clintons have apparently vanished from the National Archive. In March 2009, the archives found that an external hard drive from the Bill Clinton White House containing confidential documents was missing. The inspector general’s office opened a criminal investigation and offered a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to recovery of the hard drive. At the time, the National Archives said it had a backup drive.

Kessler maintains that in interviews for his book The First Family Detail, the FBI agents had revealed the truth about Foster’s death.

Former FBI agent Coy Copeland and former FBI supervisory agent Jim Clemente told Kessler that in interviewing Clinton White House aides and Foster’s friends and family, the FBI found that a week before Foster’s death, Hillary held a meeting at the White House with Foster and other top aides to discuss her proposed health care legislation. Hillary angrily disagreed with a legal objection Foster raised at the meeting, and mercilessly ridiculed and humiliated him in front of his peers.

Copeland said: “Hillary put him [Foster] 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.”

According to Clemente, Hillary went so far as to blame Foster for all the Clintons’ problems and to accuse him of failing them. Clemente said:

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.”

After the White House meeting, Foster’s behavior changed dramatically. Those who knew him said his voice sounded strained, he became withdrawn and preoccupied, and his sense of humor vanished. At times, Foster teared up. He talked of feeling trapped.

On Tuesday, July 13, 1993, while having dinner with his wife Lisa, Foster broke down and began to cry. He said he was considering resigning.

That weekend, Foster and his wife drove to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where they saw their friends, Michael Cardoza and Webster Hubbell (rumored biological father of Chelsea Clinton), and their wives. Copeland said:

“They played tennis, they swam, and they said he [Foster[ sat in a lawn chair, just kind of sat there in the lawn chair. They said that just was not Vince. He loved to play tennis, and he was always sociable, but he just sat over in the corner by himself and stared off into space, reading a book.”

Two days later, on July 20, 1993, Foster left the White House parking lot at 1:10 p.m and allegedly committed suicide in Ft. Marcy Park along the Potomac River by placing a .38 caliber revolver in his mouth and pulling the trigger. The precise time when he shot himself could not be pinpointed. After Park Police found his body, they notified the U.S. Secret Service at 8:30 p.m.

Copeland and Clemente both say that 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. As Copeland puts it, while Foster was already depressed, the put-down that Hillary gave him in that big meeting “just pushed him over the edge. It was the final straw that broke the camel’s back.”

According to the Starr report, the FBI investigated even the most bizarre theories about Foster’s death and conducted extensive ballistics tests that refuted assertions that Foster had not committed suicide. Starr retained Dr. Brian D. Blackbourne, a forensic pathologist who is the medical examiner for San Diego County, California, to review the case. Blackbourne concluded that “Vincent Foster committed suicide on July 20, 1993 in Ft. Marcy Park by placing a .38 caliber revolver in his mouth and pulling the trigger. His death was at his own hand.”

Starr also retained Dr. Henry C. Lee, an expert in physical evidence and crime scene reconstruction who then was director of the Connecticut State Police Forensic Science Laboratory. Lee reported that after a “careful review of the crime scene photographs, reports, and reexamination of the physical evidence, the data indicate that the death of Mr. Vincent W. Foster Jr. is consistent with a suicide. The location where Mr. Foster’s body was found is consistent with the primary scene” — meaning the place where he committed suicide.

But in his report, Starr never referred to the meeting where Hillary humiliated Foster in front of aides, nor to the change in his disposition after that.

Hillary’s denunciation of Foster in front of White House aides is consistent with her treatment of the Secret Service agents who protect her. As detailed in Kessler’s book, The First Family Detail, Hillary is so nasty and abusive to her own Secret Service agents that being assigned to her detail is considered a form of punishment.

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~Eowyn

Germans lose faith in banks, stash cash in home safes

Deutsche Bank (DB), Germany’s and Europe’s largest bank, is in serious trouble:

  • It admitted to rigging the gold and silver makets.
  • In a recent study of 51 European banks using U.S. Federal Reserve stress test methods, German economic research institute ZEW found that Deutsche Bank had the highest potential capital shortfall of as much as €19 billion — a capital gap that is greater than DB’s entire market cap.
  • Similarly, Martin Hellwig, director of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, warned that stress tests carried out by the European Central Bank found Deutsche Bank to be teetering on the edge of crisis and would be left in a precarious position in the event of another financial crisis because “there simply wouldn’t be enough money.” Hellwig proposes that the only way to protect DB against future shocks is to nationalize it.

But it’s not just Deutsche Bank.

ZEW found that European banks in general lack sufficient capital to offset the losses expected in the case of another financial crisis. (Contrasting European banks with U.S. banks, ZEW Finance Professor Sascha Steffen observed that “The USA have drawn their own conclusions and implemented comprehensive measures for the recapitalisation of the American banking sector as early as in 2008. A lack of political will means that this has still not happened in Europe.”)

Exacerbating all this is the European Central Bank policy of negative interest rate on bank deposits, which has led to a 7% decline in Deutsche Bank’s net interest income, traditionally the most important pillar of bank earnings in the Eurozone.

Martin Lück, strategist at the world’s largest asset manager Blackrock, warns that instead of the intended spending spree by forcing savers to spend, the ECB’s actions have the opposite effects, including:

  • With interest rates falling, people are saving more rather than less to secure their pensions. According to Germany’s central bank, the Bundesbank, Germans’ 9.7% savings ratio in 2015 was the highest level since 2010, and it’s likely to rise further in 2016.
  • Insurers and pension funds have to enter ever higher risks to secure returns on their investments.
  • At the same time, yields on many sovereign bonds — the backbone of the insurers’ investments — including the German government’s 10-year bonds, have slided into negative territory.

All of which led Deutsche Bank’s chief economist David Folkerts-Landau to launch a shocking anti-ECB rant in June, warning of social unrest and another Great Depression. In a guest commentary titled “Banks in Upheaval,” DB’s CEO John Cryan wrote that “monetary policy is now running counter to the aims of strengthening the economy and making the European banking system safer,” and ominously warned of “fatal consequences” for savers and pension plans while “companies refrain from investments due to ongoing uncertainty and demand less loans.”

As if negative interest rates on bank deposits aren’t bad enough, Raiffeisen Gmund am Tegernsee, a German cooperative savings bank in the Bavarian village of Gmund am Tegernsee, announced it’ll start charging retail customers to hold their cash. 

That was the last straw.

Ulrike Dauer reports for the Wall Street Journal, Aug. 28, 2016 (via ZeroHedge), that sparked by low interest rates and the prospect of fees on bank deposits, “German savers are leaving the security of savings banks for what many now consider an even safer place to park their cash: home safes.

Although Germans had kept socking money away in savings accounts despite plunging interest rates, deeming their accounts secure, “recently, many have lost faith.

Paying to save is “preposterous,” said Marlene Marek, 58, owner of a Frankfurt bistro. “I would rather withdraw my money and stash it at home, or keep it in a safe-deposit box at a bank.”

82-year-old retiree Uwe Wiese thinks a home safe is better because  “When you put money in a safe-deposit box, everyone notices, and you’re paying fees.  It doesn’t pay to keep money in the bank, and on top of that you’re being taxed on it.” Wiese recently bought a home safe to stash roughly €53,000 ($59,344), including part of his company pension that he took as a payout.

German home safes

Thies Hartmann (see pic above), managing director of Hamburger Stahltresor GmbH, a family-owned safe retailer in Hamburg, said “Safe manufacturers are operating near their limits.” He said his store has grown 25% since 2014, and deliveries take longer from safe makers, some of which are running three production shifts.

Burg-Waechter KG, Germany’s biggest safe manufacturer, posted a 25% jump in sales of home safes in the first half of this year compared with the year earlier, said sales chief Dietmar Schake, citing “significantly higher demand for safes by private individuals, mainly in Germany.” Rivals Format Tresorbau GmbH and Hartmann Tresore AG also report double-digit-percentage German sales increases.

It’s not just in Germany that negative bank interest rates are driving up savings rates, as seen in the three charts below:

It’s not just retail savers. Banks and other financial institutions are also hoarding more cash. Reinsurance giant Munich Re AG said earlier this year it would cache over €20 million in cash in a safe, alongside gold bars the company stockpiled two years ago. Chief Financial Officer Jörg Schneider said, “We are testing that and are happy that this works without any glitches and at reasonable costs.”

But what if TPTB succeeds in abolishing cash altogether, as Harvard economists Larry Summers and Kenneth Rogoff are urging?

Already, the European Central Bank plans to phase out the €500 bill and to ban cash transactions that exceed €5,000, which some Germans fear is the beginning of the end of cash.

There is an activist group in Germany demanding that the existence of cash be guaranteed in the country’s constitution. A member of the group explains, “I don’t want to become completely transparent. I don’t want everyone to know whether I buy chocolate, strawberries or mangoes at the store.”

The Bank of Japan, too, recently introduced negative interest rates. The result: Japanese, too, are socking their money in home safes.

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~Eowyn

Media’s Orwellian censorship on Hillary Clinton’s health: HuffPo deletes article; bans author who fears for his life

First, it’s the New York Times declaring and advocating abandoning objectivity in reporting on Trump. Then, another NYT writer urges Google to censor searches by concealing information on Hillary Clinton’s health.

Now, Huffington Post is actually resorting to post-publication censorship by deleting two articles on Hillary’s health and banning the author.

As reported by Paul Joseph Watson for InfoWars, yesterday, August 28, within hours after Huffington Post published a commentary piece by David Seaman discussing questions surrounding Hillary’s health problems, the article was deleted, followed by HuffPo banning Seaman altogether by revoking his posting rights.

The link to Seaman’s erstwhile article now contains an editor’s note stating, “This post is no longer available on the Huffington Post.”

In 2008, however, articles questioning John McCain’s health were heavily featured on Huffington Post.

In the YouTube video below (followed by my transcript), Seaman described HuffPo‘s censorship as “chilling” and “Orwellian,” and the media coverage of this election as totally biased. He now fears for his life.

Seaman said:

“It’s chilling. I haven’t really absorbed this. Huffington Post…they’ve revoked my publishing access and deleted both of my articles that were published earlier over the weekend. Both of my articles have been pulled without notice of any kind, just completely deleted from the Internet, and both of those articles mentioned Hillary’s health…and I linked to a video that YouTuber Joseph Paul Watson had uploaded back on August 4, showing signs that Hillary Clinton’s health is quite poor, showing something that appears to be either a seizure or involuntary muscle spasm while she was questioned by a number of reporters. That video…has been viewed more than 3.5 million times. So it was a very newsworthy thing for me to link out to, people are talking about it…. Whenever a video concerning a presidential candidate’s health is viewed more than 3.5 million times, somebody who’s under contract to Huffington Post and to AOL should be able to link out to that, especially as a journalist living in the United States of America should be able to link out to that without having their account revoked without any notice…late on a Sunday night…. This is really not good. I’ve written hundreds of stories, filed hundreds of stories over my years as a journalist and pundit, and I’ve never had anything like this happen…. I honestly have never seen anything like this. This is happening in the United States in 2016. It’s frankly chilling, I’m a little scared…. I’m doing this video also to say I am not suicidal right now. I am not a particularly clumsy person. I don’t own a car at the moment, I uber around everywhere. So if I am to slip in the shower over the next couple of days or something silly like that, we have to kind of employ probability and statistics here ’cause I am not a clumsy person, right. I am also not a depressed person right now. I am a person who’s spooked out though. This is extremely spooky. I don’t like it, and privately I’ve said to some of my friends what’s happening with some of the media companies in their coverage of this election, I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s scary, how they’re not even booking guests to do opposing views. It’s just these non-stop propaganda segments against Trump about how he’s so racist, these emotional knee-jerk points over and over again — that he’s racist, that he’s sexist, and he’s this and he’s that. But they’re ignoring one really big issue that’s starting to bubble up on the Internet. Certainly, I would not have posted about it had Paul Watson’s video had not already been viewed more than 3.5 million times…. And to delete my post about it without notice on a Sunday night and to revoke my access, which has never been done to me before…. I don’t know what to do. I just want to document it now while it’s all fresh. I’ve taken some screen shots, we now have this video, at least it will be archived, we can all spread the word. And in the morning, I can assure you when I’ve had a good night’s sleep I’m going to seek some very good legal counsel and see what the next steps here are.

Thank you again so much, everybody who watches this tonight. I don’t feel like I’m alone right now. Again, I am not depressed or anything, it just spooks me out. This is not good. This is not protection of my First Amendment right, not only as a citizen here publishing on U.S. soil. I’m not down in Brazil somewhere like Glen Greenwald. I’m not publishing controversial stuff; I just linked out to a fucking YouTube video that’s been viewed 3.5 million times since the beginning of this month. And for Huffington Post to delete those posts without notice, that is Orwellian, that’s a thing I read about in mainland China…. Something is up here; this is not unbiased coverage of this election.

Thank you, guys, for watching. And, again, thank you for having my back…. Just by watching this, you are a record of what’s going on. You can correct the record if something happens, and they start to spin some bullshit narrative. I’m perfectly fine, I’m not clumsy, I plan on reporting more on this certainly. Now the story is they’re deleting and censoring commentary on her health. Why is that?”

You heard him. Help David Seaman by spreading the word via your email and social media!

Here’s the video by Paul Joseph Watson to which Seaman posted a link in his now-deleted HuffPo article. The video has now been viewed more than 3.6 million times.

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~Eowyn

Hillary Clinton uses an ambulance van

Remember this pic of Hillary Clinton in this strange mismatched outfit at a Cher-hosted fundraiser on August 21 in Cape Cod?

Hillary in hospital gown for Hollywood fundraiser

I jokingly called her outfit a hospital gown. (See “Hillary Clinton wears hospital gown at Cape Cod fundraiser”)

It turns out there’s much truth to it.

Take a look at the vehicle Hillary uses:

Hillary's ambulance van

Here’s another view of Hillary’s van:

Hillary-Clinton-Boarding-Chevrolet-Scooby-Van-In-New-York

On April 20, 2015, Ronnie Schreiber of The Truth About Cars wrote about Hillary’s reliance on the bubble-top van since as far back as her campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Hillary’s first bubble-top van was a GMC van used in her campaign for the U.S. Senate seat from New York state. When she was secretary of state, she used a taxpayer-paid bulletproof version of Chevrolet’s Explorer Van.

But wait!

What if Hillary’s bubble-top van were painted white instead of black?

It’s an ambulance van!

Chevy ambulance vanHere’s YouTuber “Barry Soetoro” on the significance of Hillary Clinton being transported around in a black ambulance van:

Remember that pic of Hillary in her designer hospital gown getting into her bubble-top van?

This is what the pic really should look like.

Hillary's ambulance vanH/t “Barry Soetoro” and Will Shanley.

~Eowyn

Target boycott works: sales down 7.2%

On Saturday, August 27, Target had a nationwide 10%-off-of-everything sale.

Target blamed it on the economy and the declining buying power of the consumer, but the sale actually was due to the transgender bathroom policy of the firm, which provoked a petition that gathered 1.4 million signatures and one of the few consumer boycotts that have made a difference. (California Political Review)

Target's new transgender bathroom

Hayley Petersen reports for Business Insider, Aug. 24, 2016:

A boycott against Target over its bathroom policy seems to be costing the retailer more than anyone expected.

The boycott started in April after Target announced that it would welcome transgender customers to use any bathroom or fitting room that matched their gender identity.

The announcement triggered an immediate backlash. Critics said the policy opened the door for sexual predators to victimize women and children inside the retailer’s bathrooms, and more than 1.4 million people signed a pledge to stop shopping at Target unless it reversed the policy.

But Target didn’t back down.

It’s no coincidence that the boycott was followed by reports of Target’s shopper traffic declining for the first time in years.

Target’s same-store transactions, which is how traffic is measured, fell 2.2% in the second quarter of 2016. Overall, sales fell 7.2% to $16.2 billion.

Another indicator of the impact of the boycott is investor confidence, as reflected in the stock market value of Target. Below is a chart of the one-year stock performance of Target, which shows a sharp plunge after the announcement of its tranny bathroom policy in April 2016.

Target's stock performance 2015-2016

Business Insider‘s Haley Petersen is perplexed by the success of the Target boycott:

In the past, even the most widespread calls for company boycotts have tended to blow over within a matter of weeks to months. Chick-fil-A, for example, faced a nationwide boycott in 2012 after Dan Cathy, the son of Chick-fil-A’s founder, S. Truett Cathy, set off a fury among gay-rights supporters when he told Baptist Press that the company was “guilty as charged” for backing “the biblical definition of a family.” Following Cathy’s remarks, reports emerged detailing Chick-fil-A’s many charitable donations to organizations opposed to same-sex marriage. Despite the backlash, Chick-fil-A’s sales soared 14% in 2012.

Target’s response to the successful consumer boycott is to double down on its tranny bathroom policy and to spend even more by installing in all its stores a third “private” single-occupancy bathroom that can be locked, at a cost of $20 million. (See “Target is adding single-stall restrooms at all stores“)

I can just see it now. Those “private” lockable restrooms will be a cesspool of gay “hook-ups”.

Keep up the boycott! There is nothing so special being sold by Target which we can’t find elsewhere. Lest we forget, Target also sells these disgusting t-shirts for kids:

Target gay pride t-shirts for kidsSee also:

~Eowyn

You won’t believe how well behaved these dogs are

All it takes is training and discipline — something that Americans have abandoned with their young, and the results are all around us.

~Eowyn