Brett Kavanaugh & Vince Foster: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Getty Brett Kavanaugh investigation Vince Foster's death. Here, Pallbearers remove the casket of deputy White House counsel Vince Foster Jr. after funeral services at St. Andrews Catholic Cathedral in Little Rock, Arkansas, 23 July 1993.

Brett Kavanaugh, the federal judge who is the president’s nominee for Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, played a key role in the Vince Foster investigation.

The death of Hillary and Bill Clinton’s White House lawyer has spawned legions of conspiracy theories. Kavanaugh, who served in the George W. Bush administration and who helped Ken Starr write the Starr Report into Bill Clinton, was in the middle of some of the 1990s’ most dramatic controversies involving the Clintons. Among them: The death of Vince Foster, which was ruled a suicide.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. Kavanaugh Was in Charge of an Investigation Into Vince Foster’s Death

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, his wife Ashley Estes Kavanaugh (off frame) and their two daughters stand by US President Donald Trump after he announced his nomination in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin once called Brett Kavanaugh the “Zelig or Forrest Gump of Republican politics…whether it’s Elian Gonzalez or the Starr Report, you are there.” Add Vince Foster’s death to that list.

According to The Washington Post, Kavanaugh “was tasked in 1994 with investigating the death of Clinton’s deputy counsel, Vincent Foster.”

Kavanaugh earned this role because he worked in the office of Ken Starr. “Kavanaugh and the rest of Starr’s investigators concluded that it was indeed a suicide,” Vox reported of Foster’s death.

The New York Times concurred, reporting, “Working for Mr. Starr, Judge Kavanaugh concluded that Mr. Foster had in fact killed himself.”


2. Kavanaugh’s Paper Trail Includes Documents on Vincent Foster’s Death

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Maggie Williams (L), Chief of Staff for US First Lady Hillary Clinton, and New York lawyer and Clinton family friend Susan Thomases(R) testify before the Senate Whitewater Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC 02 November. The committee questioned the two about phone calls dealing with restricting access to documents in the office of White House Counsel Vincent Foster after his death.

One issue with Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination is the extensive nature of his paper trail. In addition to working on the Foster case, he helped Starr with the investigation and impeachment of Bill Clinton, even helping author the Starr Report. Furthermore, he served in the administration of former President George W. Bush before Bush named Kavanaugh to the federal bench.

All that has given critics and supporters a lot of paper to dig through. Among those papers are some documents on Vince Foster’s death, according to Politico. The site reports that Kavanaugh compiled about 20,000 documents during his tenure with Starr, although they deal with many topics.

Here is the government manifest listing the documents in the archives.

Here are some of the Vince Foster documents that Politico pulled out of the Kavanaugh records:

  • Graphic notes from the police sergeant who responded to the scene. The documents contain such notations as “no note/no keys/no wallet.”
  • Bills and telephone records from Foster’s stay at a hotel shortly before his death. He made a large number of calls.
  • Grand jury testimony by White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum relating to a call from Clinton adviser Susan Thomases after Foster died.

3. Kavanaugh Argued That Foster’s Lawyer Should Turn Over His Notes

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Arkansas: U.S. President Bill Clinton (R) and U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno (C) talk 23 July 1993 before entering St. Andrews Catholic Cathedral to attend services for deputy White House counsel Vince Foster.

The only case that Kavanaugh argued before the U.S. Supreme Court dealt with Vince Foster’s death and attorney-client privilege questions. Kavanaugh had joined Starr’s office after graduating from Yale Law School.

According to Vox, Kavanaugh wanted to force Foster’s lawyer to hand over his notes “on their conversation shortly before Foster’s death.” However, the Supreme Court disagreed in a 6-3 decision, saying the release was prevented by attorney-client privilege.

Kavanaugh argued that the attorney-client privilege Foster enjoyed ended with his death, according to The New York Times.


4. Conspiracy Theorists Have Trashed Brett Kavanaugh for His Role in the Vince Foster Death Investigation

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FBI finger print expert Louis Hupp testifies about prints found on papers belonging to Vincent Foster during Senate Whitewater hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, 02 August. Hupp testified that he was unable to identify various prints (shown on television monitor) found on pieces of a torn up note belonging to Foster.

Conspiracy theory websites have sprouted up to trash Brett Kavanaugh for supposedly “covering up” Vince Foster’s “murder,” although the death was ruled a suicide.

Roger Stone, who once worked as an adviser to President Donald Trump (and has a long and controversial career in Republican politics), is among those making the claims via Alex Jones’ infamous Infowars site.

President Trump himself once declared Foster’s death “very fishy,” saying, Foster “knew everything that was going on, and then all of a sudden he committed suicide,” according to Vox.


5. Vince Foster Had Long Ties to the Clintons Going Back to Their Years in Little Rock

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GettyHillary and Bill Clinton.

Who was Vince Foster? He was a close friend of the Clintons who had followed them to Washington from Little Rock, where he worked as an attorney and, according to Vox, “lived across the street from Bill Clinton when they were very young, and who was later responsible for hiring Hillary Clinton at the Rose Law Firm.”

A 1994 article in the Washington Post on Foster’s death being declared a suicide described his depression in the final days, “As depression consumed him, Vince Foster found it hard to eat, to sleep. He could not concentrate at work. His sense of humor dried up. His heart pounded and his stomach boiled.”

First, Special counsel Robert B. Fiske Jr. ruled Foster’s death in Fort Marcy Park a suicide. According to The Post, that investigation involved “four lawyers, five physicians, seven FBI agents, approximately 125 witnesses; also DNA tests, microscopes and lasers.” The article reports that Foster’s depression and anxiety had escalated in Washington D.C. due to the turmoil in and outside of the Clinton White House. He committed suicide by shooting himself with a revolver, according to The Post.

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Anonymous

Sounds like he was scared for his life. Thats where the anxiety came from. He knew he was going to be eliminated. It sure doesn’t seem like Brett Kavanaugh could have been involved in a cover up though. But, it wouldn’t be the first time.

Tamil god Muruga doctrine introduced by Tamil Nadu government or police in tuticorin sterlite shootings. ,,?? ?,,read below,,,it gives doubt all minds ,,,,

Tamil god Muruga doctrine introduced by Tamil Nadu government or police in tuticorin sterlite shootings. ,,?? ?,,read below,,,it gives doubt all minds ,,,, July 8th, 2018
Is there any conspiracy ?
Tamil Nadu police tries to introduce Tamil Muruga doctrine in to Christianity ?
The family members, including S. Arumugam, the son of the deceased, said anti-Sterlite protesters intercepted the bus in which Valliammal was travelling along with her husband P. Sudalai (78) near Karungulam and hurled a petrol bomb on ,,,,
Valliammal ,kandaya shanmugam ,tamularazan,,
Some doubts strike me ,,
Why police shot people name carrying or possessing Muruga name,a Hindu tamil God,,?,,
Only JESUS gave his life for us CHRISTIANS,,
We are children born because of our God ,or father or husband ( church bride),, JESUS,,
Tamil Nadu police or government ,,
By shooting people carrying ,,,
Impose or make Christians ,,think ,,
Muruga or a Hindu tamil died for us ,,
God bless anyone help a Christian
But Bible says ,,
We CHRISTIANS are bound to give our lives for fellow CHRISTIANS,,,
Not a Hindu,,
Because it comes like under Christ our husband,,for Christians,we are bride church,,,
Some Tamil Muruga doctrine,,
We fear ,,
We fear Tamil Nadu government or police intruding CHRISTIANS Faith,,,or family,,,
Something which we can not say out ,,,,
Is it life sacrifice ?
Murders ?
Or
Killing ?
Or intruding in our CHRISTIANS Faith ???
How shall we take ?
Even if Muruga is tamils ancestor ,,what does he has to do with Christians whose God is Jesus??
CHRISTIANS should not worship forefathers ,or
even own Father or Mother ,,,
How can we worship Muruga ?? archeology has given lot of false records about Tamil Nadu history ?
Karikalan ,,etc,,
We need a thorough probe in to this ,,,
Archeology is also murderd by some. .
American archeology must visit Tamil Nadu to find the TRUTHs.
Worship of ancestors are only in China and in Tamil Nadu ,,
But what did Jesus say ?
Respect and honour parents while they are alive,,,
Not after Dead.,,,
Amen ,,
God bless you,,,
God bless all those who sacrificed their lives for Christians ,,,,,,
But something bad goes on on,,
Neither Muruga nor perumal venkateswara is our ancestor,,,or anybody,,
,😊😉😙
Our forefather is Abiraham,,,,,,,
,✓✓✓✓™™™™™™™™™
,,
But Jesus ,,,
Only JESUS,,,
We don’t believe men made stories or doctrines ,,,
But we have a father ,,
We have a Lord ,,
JESUS ,,
We have a holy Spirit,,
Pope must visit Tamil Nadu, India ,sterlite area 19 PARISH ,,,
God bless Pope
God bless TRUMP.

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