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Was Foster's Note Fabricated?
- by Marvin Lee, September 6, 1994

.....Meanwhile, authors Deborah Stone and Christopher Manion claim that an inside White House source, code-named "Deepwater", suspects that Foster's suicide note was fabricated. Deepwater claims he participated in a meeting in the White House where Bernard Nussbaum's aide Betsy Pond talked about the note: "Betsy started to say that she had seen, and then she paused, that she had seen something that was more like the beginning and the end of the note. When she was asked what she meant she said 'I think Vince Foster wrote the stuff at the beginning and the end, but...' Then she looked up and stopped talking. It was very strange. She had a puzzled look on her face, and said no more."

Indeed the beginning and the end of the note is very different from the middle part. The beginning and the end is written in first person and explains reasons for personal despair. The middle part is written in third person and exonerates the Clintons of all sorts of allegations and shifts the blame elsewhere.

That kind of doctoring of documents seems childish, but ask yourself whether you think Bill would be capable of doing something like that. His previous transparent lying seems of a similar caliber.

If we believe Deepwater, that would explain several other oddities: that the note was not "discovered" until six days after the suicide, that it was "discovered" in a briefcase that had been searched before, that it had no fingerprints, and that the White House has refused Freedom Of Information Act requests from the press to release the note for independent analysis....

....The new information also confirms the impression that the White House exerted its usual pattern of spin control and obstruction of justice to deflect questions about why Foster committed suicide. He was working on Whitewater and Travelgate at the time he died. His friend Doug Buford has been quoted in the Washington Post as saying, "...something was badly askew, something so wrong it could make him think his three kids would be better off without him."

[Excerpted from the September 6, 1994 issue of the Washington Weekly]