In this extensively researched book, journalist Christopher Ruddy presents a compelling examination of the startling and confusing evidence in the mysterious death of a top adviser to the Clintons Vince Foster. This was a case that shocked the nation and continues to haunt the White House.
Ever since the night that deputy White House counselor Vincent Foster was found dead in a Washington, D.C., park, conspiracy theories about his death have abounded. Everyone from evangelist Jerry Falwell to talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has weighed in with his or her own version of events: Foster was murdered; his body was moved; the investigation into his death became a giant cover-up. Christopher Ruddy, a reporter for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, has entered the fray with The Strange Death of Vincent Foster.
As Ruddy goes over the evidence, it becomes increasingly clear that the initial investigative work by the park police and the FBI was mishandled evidence was poorly collected and documented, the autopsy was hardly comprehensive, and eyewitness accounts differed drastically. In addition, the role of White House counsel Bernard Nussbaum in obstructing the police search of Foster's office and belongings was undoubtedly out of line. Do shoddy police work and overzealous political posturing add up to a vast governmental conspiracy? Ruddy suggests they do!
Former Director of the F.B.I., William Sessions:
"Christopher Ruddy has detailed a significant array of facts and issues involving the death of Mr. Foster. His work is serious and compelling. While enduring great criticism, he has tenaciously argued a persuasive case that the American public has not been told the complete facts of the case. Mr. Ruddy has carefully avoided drawing undue inferences about the death. His reporting raises serious concerns about the handling of the Foster case. It is legitimate to question the process employed by authorities to make their conclusions."
Mr. Ruddy has carefully avoided drawing undue inferences about the death. His reporting raises serious concerns about the handling of the Foster case. It is legitimate to question the process employed by authorities to make their conclusions."
Ruddy's book brings out the facts. Christopher Ruddy has written a well-documented account of a very disturbing incident. You will no doubt be amazed at some of the facts that he mentions.
For instance, Foster's eyeglasses were found about 20 feet from his body. Sounds logical: he must have thrown them before the suicide. But actually, the glasses had gunpowder residue on them.
It was also claimed that Foster walked through Fort Marcy Park, which consists of a dirt path. Of course, no dirt or grass stains were found on Foster's shoes.
The Park Police searched Foster at the scene and found no keys on him. But his 1989 Honda was parked there. Later, at the morgue, not one but TWO sets of keys were found on Foster. A nurse there said that Messrs. Livingstone and Kennedy arrived before the Police to identify the body. Or the gun. When Foster's wife was shown the gun, she said she didn't recognize it. I could go on and on. Read this book and find out the truth. It's an excellent piece of work.
Or the gun. When Foster's wife was shown the gun, she said she didn't recognize it.
I could go on and on. Read this book and find out the truth. It's an excellent piece of work.
Historically important, immaculate research.
After actually reading this book, only a naif would dismiss the Foster murder as "conspiracy theory". Everything is factual and straightforward. Ruddy spells it out. The evidence is basic, obvious and overwhelming. The facts are all in here.
A Reader from Utah, USA
Wow! Very convincing! I highly recommend this book! It carefully, objectively presents the facts of this unbelievable case, citing forensic evidence, FBI interviews, and published accounts, with a minimum of editorialising. It's well worth the price. It is not about any "conspiracy theory". Or is it? You should buy this book and read it. When you're done with it, unlike watching ABC News, you'll know enough to decide for yourself whether Foster's death was as it was claimed.
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