Trump Escalates Clinton Attack, Calls Vince Foster Suicide "Very Fishy"

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Just hours after Donald Trump released a clip in which the presumptive Republican presidential candidate hinted at Bill Clinton's sexual transgressions which featured audio of two women - Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broaddrick - who have made rape accusations against Bill Clinton, Trump escalated his attack on Hillary and Bill Clinton in an interview with WaPo in which Trump called the circumstances of Vincent Foster’s death "very fishy."

"He had intimate knowledge of what was going on," Trump said of Foster’s relationship with the Clintons. "He knew everything that was going on and then all of a sudden he committed suicide."

As a reminder, Vince Foster, a longtime friend of the Clintons, was deputy White House counsel in the first few months of Clinton’s presidency.  He was found dead from a gunshot wound to the mouth in July 1993. The three official investigations into Foster’s death concluded he committed suicide as he suffered from depression, however unproven theories have constantly swirled that the Clintons were involved in Foster’s death.


The Washington Post was not pleased, saying that "Trump is reviving some of the ugliest political chapters of the 1990s with escalating personal attacks on Bill Clinton’s character, part of a concerted effort to smother Hillary Clinton’s campaign message with the weight of decades of controversy."

The WaPo does correctly note that in many ways the race already appears to be "teed up as a referendum on the two candidates’ pasts - both of whom carry enough baggage to fill many books - rather than their visions for the country’s future."

"Clinton has increasingly directed fire at Trump’s long history of derogatory statements about women, his bankruptcies and other controversies to argue he is unfit for office."


Trump, meanwhile, has sought to brand the former secretary of state as “Crooked Hillary,” pointing to such issues as the Whitewater real estate controversy in the 1990s and foreign donations to her family’s philanthropic organization over the past decade. Trump also regularly accuses the Clintons of hypocrisy on women’s issues and argues that Hillary Clinton has been an “enabler” of her husband’s actions and attempting to discredit the women in question.

That is how the topic of Vince Foster emerged: according to the WaPo, "Trump said another topic of potential concern is the suicide of former White House aide Vincent Foster, which remains the focus of intense and far-fetched conspiracy theories on the Internet."

Conspiracy theory or not, the issue of Foster's death may just hit a live nerve in the Clinton campaign, something that is the ultimate goal of Trump. 

One issue on Trump’s radar is the 1993 death of Foster, which has been ruled a suicide by law enforcement officials and a subsequent federal investigation. But some voices on the far right have long argued that the Clintons may have been involved in a conspiracy that led to Foster’s death.


He called theories of possible foul play “very serious” and the circumstances of Foster’s death “very fishy.”


"He had intimate knowledge of what was going on,” Trump said, speaking of Foster’s relationship with the Clintons at the time. "He knew everything that was going on, and then all of a sudden he committed suicide."


He added, "I don’t bring [Foster’s death] up because I don’t know enough to really discuss it. I will say there are people who continue to bring it up because they think it was absolutely a murder. I don’t do that because I don’t think it’s fair."

He has now, and we can only expect the topic of Clinton's alleged rape as well as the Clintons' involvement in Vince Foster' death to become an increasingly prevalent, if circuitous, theme of future Trump attack campaigns, even if as he says he "doesn't bring it up", because the purpose is simple: to throw Hillary and her campaign off balance.

Finally, since as the WaPo puts it, the presidential race is a "referendum on the candidates' past", the one candidate who comes up with the most shocking - and thus most memorable, remarkable and entertaining - skeletons in the closet will likely win. For now Trump appears to be holding the advantage, especially since nothing Hillary has come up with has managed to penetrate Teflon Trump's thick skin so far.

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hedgeless_horseman's picture



[Here are] five of the questions I need to hear answers to before I would consider supporting Trump, or any politician.

Otherwise, it is just more of the same stale and gossipy entertainment from The National Enquirer.

nuubee's picture

Even if it was a legitimate suicide... doesn't the fact that a man who was one of your closest confidants commits suicide say **SOMETHING** about how horrible you must be as a person?

If they suspected he was depressed and did nothing, that speaks to their character just as badly as if they were crooks.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Enquiring minds want to know!

hedgeless_horseman's picture




That is exactly what this country needs.

MOAR bread and circuses!

froze25's picture

DNA test for Obama's children would be nice.

OrangeJews's picture
OrangeJews (not verified) peddling-fiction May 24, 2016 2:48 PM

Vince Foster's Ghost, what really happened?

J S Bach's picture

I'm not sure if Trump realizes what kind of soulless, psychopathic people he's dealing with in the two Clintons.  They would just assume openly assassinate him and risk the consequences rather than lose the carrot of power that the Presidency holds.  Hillary especially is a domineering witch who will stop at NOTHING to have "her turn".

Beware the ides of June, Lord Trump.

Bay of Pigs's picture

The question is, why is Trump bringing this issue up at all? Hillary has plenty of factual material to smear her with and this isnt even close to the best and most recent stuff. Most Americans will totally reject this story and call Trump a crazy man and conspiracy theory lunatic.

NidStyles's picture

He's playing the strategic part. You save the best for last, so that you can bury the opposition outright without them having time to recover.

J S Bach's picture

Agreed, Nids... the Foster murder is the LEAST of her crimes.  By the end, the dirt will be an unstoppable avalanche of filth (assuming Trump uses the steam shovel to dig it all up and dump it on her head).

Money Boo Boo's picture

Hillary is basically Dick Cheney in a pant suit.

El Vaquero's picture

There is a Trump rally tonight in my town.  I'll be on the ground observing protesters.  If it gets ugly, but not so ugly that I feel a need to GTFO, I'll try to get pictures and video.  If it really gets ugly, Tyler can expect some tweets.  I'll be an unofficial ZH reporter. 

sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

@ElVaquero Be safe and fight the good fight!

A Pimp's love is different's picture

Nothing could ever possibly be as fishy as Hillary's axe gash...

MANvsMACHINE's picture

@JS Bach


"the Foster murder is the LEAST of her crimes"


Not to Vince Foster it's not.

beemasters's picture

Enough of talks. When is anyone going to do a citizen arrest of that woman???

strannick's picture

personal attacks on Bill Clinton’s character, part of a concerted effort to smother Hillary Clinton’s campaign message with the weight of decades of controversy."

Duh. Well yeah... Cause her message is banal teleprompted bullshit. And controversy and corruption is her character. Thank you Donald Trump, for continuously ripping the wrapping off of the Clinton gargoyle.

847328_3527's picture

Funny how WaPo and NPR want to "forget the past" when it involves corrupt Democrats.

DeadFred's picture

They will be the litmus test. When even NPR is chasing after Hillary's dirt you will know Operation Mockingbird is in full swing. After that the only thing to do is wait for her speech explaining which 'health issue' is forcing her to drop out of the race. Coughing? Fainting spells? We could have a ZH drinking game over this.

Debt-Is-Not-Money's picture

Chronic constipation from having her head stuck up her ass for so long,

What an evil cunt!

Money Boo Boo's picture

Vince was the Fuckatron 2000 and Bill was just the 1992 model, so Vince was executed.....

ml8ml8's picture

Trump didn't seem to care a whit about Vince Foster's death (circa 1993) when he was contributing to Bill's campaign and when the Trumps and Clintons were all partying together at Trump's wedding in 2005.

Four chan's picture

rose law, mena, stevens bonds, bond trading, the cocaine connection, iran contra, barry seal, ollie north, the clinton"foundation" the don tyson coke smuggling connection, SO MANY JUGULARS.  

Lore's picture

Two words: ballistics test. Police work 101.  'Nuff said? 

And yet, Horseman's link posted above makes the most important point of all, which is that this campaign is all smear. Nobody is bringing up all the things that need to be done to fix the nation and take power away from psychopaths. NOBODY IS PRESENTING A VISION AND A PLAN. 

DontGive's picture

Ballistics is a missdirection. Those tests are bogative. Just as the DNA tests the FBI cooked up and admited to recently.

It's voodoo science. Science is a religion these days, just ask the gobal cooling - er I mean warming crowd.

Whomever bankrolls, comes up with the narrative.

Aka: everything is Fiction when lubricated properly.

beemasters's picture

"Not to Vince Foster it's not."

Well, if you dance with the Devil, you should expect nothing less. He literally lost his soul; that's to be expected.

oldmanofthesee's picture

The scuttlebutt that I remember, is that VF was fed up with the countless trips to Switzerland, and wanted out. I don't remember anyone coming up with anything concrete.

RafterManFMJ's picture

He got out. Just like Ron Brown. What's the problem here? :)

Four chan's picture

suicided, bullet to the rear of the head.

Mr. Universe's picture

It's the mark of the truly evil, they eat their own...Uh... they told me to uh... to say that they were sorry, but that you had become... unreliable.

DeadFred's picture

Dude, he was a lawyer, why would you think he had a soul to lose?

El Vaquero's picture

That's the thing, I don't really support anybody in this election.  The only thing that I really support is Hillary for Prison, 2016.  Anybody who comes after me for being a Trump supporter is barking up the wrong tree, and while I am going prepared for trouble, I am not going there looking to be a part of it.   I know the kinds of protesters that we might get, so it could be a fun night.  It'll sure as hell beat watching the boob tube. 

sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

I'm the same: I don't have a dog in this race.  But I've come to the conclusion that the only way Hillary gets her comeuppance and goes to prison is to keep her out of the White House.  As surreal as that may sound.

conscious being's picture

I'm happy and enjoying the fact that Trump brought up Vince Foster. Ambrose Evans-Pritchard has the dirt. Something like his friend was walking through the park in DC when it all went down.

Cankles is being sacrificed by her PTB masters to placate the growing anger of the mob.

Hildebeast for Prison in 2016.

AnonG-Man's picture

There is no realistic chance that Heh-LIE-uh-REE is going to prison - as hilarious, justifiable, and funny that would be to me, or anyone else for that matter.  And you know why?  Because none of the following are in prison:  Dick Cheney, Both Bushes, Bill Clinton, or Obama; or members of their Administrations, or War Criminal 'advisers' like Zbigniew Brzezinski and Henry Kissinger, what about Donald Rumsfeld, Perle, Tenet, or Mueller?  Did anyone go to prison for killing JFK, how about RFK, or MLK (besides patsies)?  How many top brass at the C.I.A. have gone to prison for illegally regime changing numerous countries?  Anyone of those people and numerous others have committed high crimes according to International or Domestic Law equally as much as Hillary.  So the final answer is none of the above.

The Deep State is untouchable and your Rulers are above the law.

conscious being's picture

She's on her way and already has an orange jumpsuit. Cankles is the new Bernie Madoff.

Crawdaddy's picture

Votes don't matter, unless your vote is as one of the electors of our states delegation to the Electoral College. I'd guess there is near zero chance an elector would ever hang out on ZH so it is safe to say all the ZH votes are inconsequential. Don't feel bad my fellow ZH'ers, because the masses of Facebutt voters are in the same boat. Unless they are an (appointed no less! appointed by whom you ask?) elector, their vote means jack doodly.

jeff montanye's picture

good luck to you, vaquero.

the problem with the answers the other horseman (hedgeless) seeks is that answers are only words.  action is the key.

obama had, has and will have many lovely words.  for that matter george w. bush said he would have a humble foreign policy.  neither did as they said.

trump, should he be elected, would be unique in the history of the u.s.: no government or military experience.

it says something about the electorate's view of the u.s. govenment that he is winning so far.

Lore's picture

Has Trump promised to bring the troops home?  Remember how the crowds roared when Obama promised that?  And closing Gitmo: "The first thing he was gonna do."  The fact that sheeple are still so fascinated by these corrupt spectacles is testament to the persistence of ignorance.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Foster died 23 years ago. It's an old story. Thats all I was trying to point out. I realize he was killed, and not a suicide.

Murder, treason, racketeering, drug smuggling, insider trading, bribes, perjury, the list is very long....

sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

That should be Hitlery's new campaign slogan "Murder, treason, racketeering, drug smuggling, insider trading, bribes, perjury and corruption: Everybody does it, right?"

HopefulCynical's picture

"What difference, at this point, does it make?"

TeamDepends's picture

"I will do WHATEVER IT TAKES to keep your EBT card charged up."
-Hillary, doing WHATEVER IT TAKES

SgtShaftoe's picture

Hillary Clinton : "Murder, treason, racketeering, drug smuggling, insider trading, bribes, perjury and corruption... What difference does it make!!!!!"

And you thought the Roman emperors were bad during their reign plotting to kill their mothers, sons, etc.  Nothing ever changes. 

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

But does she make derogatory remarks about women? That's what today's inquiring minds want to know!


knukles's picture

Only the ones screwed her husband