Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 6  Num. 35
                    ("Quid coniuratio est?")


[CN transcript from CBN News, "700 Club" broadcast, October 26, 1995 -- Lead story]

It is a story that will not go away.

There are new revelations in the death of White House counsel Vince Foster: three well-known handwriting experts now say a note found in Foster's briefcase after his death is a forgery. In addition, CBN News correspondent Ken Lormand reports the Senate Whitewater Committee is preparing to subpoena the White House for records in the case.

A panel of three forensic handwriting experts has determined that a note found in Vince Foster's briefcase shortly after his death was not written by Foster. This contradicts the findings of the U.S. Park Police and the investigation by former special prosecutor Robert Fiske.

After comparing what has generally been considered a "suicide note" to other documents known to have been written by Foster, Reginald Alton determined the note is a forgery. Alton is a world-recognized expert in handwriting and manuscript authentication.

Characteristics of the hand are so markedly different from the known examples of Foster's handwriting. One can't normally authenticate something or say that it's a forgery from photocopies, but the differences in this case are, in my opinion, so marked, that one can say, definitively, from photocopies, that "Q1" is a forgery.

"Q1" is how Alton and the other handwriting experts label the Foster note. The panel's 3-month study was commissioned by James Dale Davidson, editor of the financial newsletter, "Strategic Investment".

The fact is, I believe, well-established here by these experts that are world-renowned, that Foster's so-called "suicide note" was forged and placed in his briefcase.

Davidson plans to forward his findings to independent prosecutor Kenneth Starr, who's looking into Foster's death and the entire Whitewater controversy.

Meanwhile, in a related matter, the Senate Whitewater Committee is expected to vote today to subpoena White House records it's seeking in its investigation into Foster's death. Committee Republicans have accused the Clinton administration of shredding duplicate documents and withholding telephone records. The White House says it is fully co-operating with the committee but has been overwhelmed by the committee's request for thousands of documents. Republicans say phone records, just obtained, suggest First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton likely was very involved in the effort to prevent law enforcement officials from searching Vince Foster's office after his death. The records seem to contradict the testimony of several witnesses.

The committee is expected to issue subpoenas recalling Margaret Williams, the First Lady's chief of staff, and Hillary's close friend, Susan Thomases. The committee may even call Hillary Clinton to testify in an effort to resolve questions about her conversations with Thomases and Williams.

Ken Lormand, CBN News, Washington.

Well, Terry, John Bates, an associate counsel with Kenneth Starr, the counsel in this case, says that the investigation of the Foster episode is "open and ongoing". This is a story that will not go away. There must be something here that bears looking into.

Well if the note is indeed forged and was placed there, it's obviously a cover-up of some kind. It will be interesting to see what comes out of all of this.

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