Getting too close to the Clintons can be hazardous to your health … literally

Getting too close to the Clintons can be hazardous to your health … literally

Recently, former U.N. General Assembly President John Ashe died in an unfortunate gym accident. It seems his windpipe was crushed when he dropped the bar bell he was lifting … alone, with no one else in the room, and without the common sense to have someone watch him. Oh, did I forget to mention that he was facing criminal charges in a federal bribery case with possible ties back to the Clintons? Where I grew up that was called … a lesson!

I was working on a list of the Clintons’ “accomplishments” when a listener of my radio show posted a list on my YouTube page. As I read the list and checked it against my own, I had to pause in amazement at what this couple — a former United States president and his wannabe wife — have managed to get away with.

1. James McDougal: Clinton’s convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation.

2. Mary Mahoney: A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown. The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.

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3. Vince Foster: Former White House counselor and colleague of Hillary at Little Rock’s Rose Law Firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide. He was going to testify against the Clintons.

4. Ron Brown: Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman who had a serious disagreement with Bill Clinton. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death, Brown was being investigated and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors.

5. C. Victor Raiser II and Montgomery Raiser: Major players in the Clinton fundraising organization, died in a private plane crash in July 1992.

6. Paul Tulley: DNC political director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock, September 1992 after a serious disagreement with Bill Clinton. Described by Clinton as a “dear friend and trusted adviser.”

7. Ed Willey: Clinton fundraiser, found dead November 1993 deep in a wooded area in Virginia of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day after his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the Oval Office of the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fundraising events.

8. Jerry Parks: Head of Clinton’s gubernatorial security team in Little Rock. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside the city limits. Parks’s son said his father was building a dossier on Bill Clinton. He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died, the files were mysteriously removed from his house.

9. James Bunch: Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a “Black Book” containing names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas. Although the book was seen by several people, it disappeared.

10. James Wilson: Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He had ties to Whitewater.

11. Kathy Ferguson: Ex-wife of Arkansas state trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994. The former Mrs. Ferguson was found in her living room with a gunshot to her head. The death was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Kathy Ferguson was a corroborating witness for  Jones.

12. Bill Shelton: Arkansas State Trooper and fiancée of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancée, he was found dead in June 1994 of a gunshot wound — also ruled a suicide — at the grave site of his fiancée. There were no powder burns.

13. Gandy Baugh: Attorney for Clinton’s friend Dan Lassater died by jumping out a window of a tall building in January 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.

14. Florence Martin: Accountant and sub-contractor to the CIA was related to the Barry Seal Mena Airport drug smuggling case. Ded of three gunshot wounds.

15. Suzanne Coleman: Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas attorney general. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.

16. Paula Grober: Clinton’s speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992. Died in a one car accident. She told a friend that Bill Clinton had made advances.

17. Danny Casolaro: Investigative reporter. Investigating Mena Airport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation. Before his death, he claimed to have found a “bombshell” involving Bill Clinton.

18. Paul Wilcher: Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 “October Surprise” was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993 in his Washington, D.C., apartment. Had delivered a shocking report to Janet Reno three weeks before his death.

19. Jon Parnell Walker: Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington, Va., apartment balcony August 15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guarantee scandal.

20. Barbara Wise: Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.

21. Charles Meissner: Assistant Secretary of Commerce gave John Huang special security clearance. Died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash. The plane had been tampered with.

22. Dr. Stanley Heard: Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee, died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Again, evidence that the aircraft had been tampered with. In addition to serving on Clinton’s advisory council, Heard personally treated Clinton’s mother, stepfather, and brother.

23. Barry Seal: Drug-running pilot out of Mena Arkansas. Death was no accident.

24. Johnny Lawhorn, Jr.: Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car hit a utility pole. Apparently, he had dead before the car hit the pole.

25. Stanley Huggins: Investigated Madison Guarantee. His death was a purported suicide, and his report was never released.

26. Hershell Friday: Attorney and Clinton fundraiser died March 1, 1994 when his plane exploded. This happened two days after an argument with Bill Clinton.

27. Kevin Ives and Don Henry: Known as “The boys on the track” case. Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. The initial cause of death was listed as falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the two boys had been slain and their bodies placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a grand jury.

The following individuals were connected to Ives and Henry:


28. Keith Coney: Died when his motorcycle apparently slammed into the back of a truck, July 1988. No one saw the accident, and the bike was not damaged.

29. Keith McMaskle: Died after being stabbed 113 times in November 1988.

30. Gregory Collins: Died from a gunshot wound in January 1989.

31. Jeff Rhodes: shot, mutilated, and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.

32. James Milan: decapitated. However, the coroner ruled his death was due to “natural causes.”

33. Jordan Kettleson: Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.

34. Richard Winters: A suspect in the Ives/Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.

The Clintons have an impressive track record of fatal run-ins with coincidence. The above are just a few of these “mishaps.” Who is next?



Joe Messina

Joe Messina

Joe Messina is host of the syndicated radio show "The Real Side."


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