Documents detailing the role that Hillary Clinton played in the death of Vince Foster have vanished.
Foster was the White House Counsel under President Bill Clinton who committed suicide at Fort Marcy Park along the Potomac River in July 1993. At least, that’s the official version.
The role that the Clintons may have played in Foster’s death has always been the subject of speculation.
The Daily Mail has been looking for the documents – which are supposed to be housed in the Archives, but nobody has been able to find them.
After Foster’s death, the Mail’s reporter went to the Archives twice to review the FBI investigation into his “suicide.” Both times, he was told they were missing.
On the first visit, archivist David Paynter provided the box of records that he said contained the FBI reports of interviews conducted by FBI agents on Foster’s death.
On a second visit, archivist James Mathis provided what he said were those same documents.
While the box contained dozens of FBI reports concerning Foster’s death – including interviews with the medical examiner, U.S. Park Police officers, and White House aides about the contents of Foster’s office – the reports on Hillary Clinton’s role in his death were absent.
The reporter filed a “Freedom of Information” request and was told that everything they could find had been turned over. The Archives’ communication director, John Valceanu, said the files weren’t missing, they just couldn’t find them.
While confirming that the records could not be located, Valceanu held out the possibility that the FBI interviews were not filed where they should have been and were somewhere else in the more than 3,000 boxes of records amounting to 7.5 million pages generated by the Starr investigation.
This isn’t the first time documents relating to Bill and Hillary Clinton have gone missing from the Archives. In 2009, an external hard drive from the Clinton White House – containing confidential information – went missing. Officials offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of the drive, but nothing ever turned up.
The archives said later they had a “backup drive” and that everyone could stop looking.