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Saturday, June 30, 2018
There is something ‘fishy’ about one of Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees
Kavanaugh sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the District
of Columbia Circuit. Several news articles, including those here, here,
mention him as a leading contender to be nominated by President Donald Trump to
replace retiring justice Anthony Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh
The nomination of
Kavanaugh would be ironic, given candidate Trump's disparaging comment about a
death investigation in which Kavanaugh played a major role. On July 20,
1993, Hillary Clinton's former law partner, and then deputy White House counsel
for President Bill Clinton, Vincent Foster, was found dead in Virginia's Fort
Marcy Park. The official U.S. government conclusion is that Foster
committed suicide in the park. In May of 2016, candidate Trump stated that
the circumstances of the death were "very fishy." At the 2004
confirmation hearing for Kavanaugh, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) stated:
"Mr. Kavanaugh served in the Office of Independent Counsel under Judge
Starr, where he conducted the office's investigation into the death of former
Deputy White House Counsel Vincent W. Foster, Jr." A 1998 New York
Times article also
states that Kavanaugh "led the investigation into the death of the deputy
White House counsel Vincent W. Foster Jr."
Before Trump makes
his decision, he should speak with Miguel Rodriguez, who was an assistant
United States attorney in Sacramento, California when he was selected to lead
the Foster death investigation for Kenneth Starr's Office of Independent
Counsel for a time in the mid-1990s. I wrote about Rodriguez in my AT
article in May of 2016 discussing the Foster case and my Freedom of
Information Act lawsuit to force public disclosure of photographs of Foster's
deceased body taken at the park.
Foster and "friend"
After my lawsuit
ended, documents were discovered in the National Archives that were written by
Rodriguez, including a 31-page
memorandum to his fellow prosecutors in the OIC dated December 9-29,
1994 on the subject of "November 29, 1994 Meeting Concerning Foster Death
Matter And Supplemental Investigation Prior to Grand Jury." The
memorandum explains why the evidence does not support a conclusion of suicide
in the park and states in its first paragraph that Kavanaugh was at the
meeting. At pages 18-20 of the memorandum, Rodriguez states that he has
seen two photographs of Foster's neck that show a wound on the neck. The
government's official conclusion was that there was no wound on the neck.
Rodriguez states that one of the photos was an autopsy photo, and the
other was taken when Foster was in the park. As I stated in my AT
article, Rodriguez's memorandum:
... states that
one of the Polaroid photos "clearly depicts a dark, burnt appearing, blood
area on VF's neck." The memorandum states that Rodriguez was
"confident" that this was caused by a stun-gun or Taser. The
memorandum states that an autopsy photograph (not a Polaroid taken in the park)
shows two puncture wounds on the right side of Foster's neck, and that the
District of Columbia Medical Examiner "observed the appearance of
crater-like indentations on the right side of the neck."
Another copy of the
Rodriguez memorandum, with different redactions, is linked at this page on the
website maintained by citizen-researchers Hugh Turley, Patrick Knowlton, and
John Clarke. Also linked there is Rodriguez's resignation
letter, dated January 17, 1995, which states that "the existing FBI
interview reports and USPP [United States Park Police] interview reports do not
accurately reflect witness statements" and that after "having
refreshed their recollection with new photographic evidence," "four
emergency medical personnel identified ... trauma each had observed on Foster's
right neck area."
An article by
Turley at Accuracy in Media cites an article at
Turley's website, which includes a link to an audio
recording of the late Reed Irvine, founder of AIM, speaking with Kavanaugh
about the Foster case. In the conversation, Kavanaugh does a poor job
defending the OIC's Foster investigation.
Kavanaugh may have a
record of judicial opinions demonstrating fidelity to the rule of law, the
relevant facts, and the United States Constitution. But that is only his
judicial opinions. Any such record cannot excuse his work on the
investigation into the death of Vincent Foster.
Rodriguez went back
to the U.S. attorney's office in Sacramento, where, following a gender identity
change, he is
today serving the public and continuing to fight
should find somebody to nominate who has fidelity to the rule of law, the
relevant facts, and the United States Constitution, but who refuses to conduct
"fishy" investigations that misrepresent the facts to the American
people and make a mockery of the rule of law.
Kavanaugh may become
a Supreme Court justice. But I will teach my children about Rodriguez.