The Barbell of Justice

Bob Unruh (WND): A former United Nations official, John Ashe, has been found dead in his New York home, and some are speculating whether it’s a case of “Hillary Clinton silencing people who ‘know too much.’”

That question was pointedly raised by Kosar at the Political Insider on word of the death of Ashe, who was found at his Dobbs Ferry, New York, home last week.

The cause of death was reported as a heart attack, but the New York Post reported the local Dobbs Ferry police said “his throat had been crushed, presumably by a barbell he dropped while pumping iron.”

“The death by barbell of disgraced U.N. official John Ashe could become a bigger obsession for conspiracy theorists than Vince Foster’s 1993 suicide,” the report by Richard Johnson said.

It’s because Ashe was scheduled to testify in just days with Chinese businessman and co-defendant Ng Lap Seng, who was accused of smuggling $4.5 million into the U.S. and lying that it was to buy casino chips and more.

The New York Post said Ng earlier was identified in a 1998 Senate document “as the source of hundreds of thousands of dollars illegally funneled through an Arkansas restaurant owner, Charlie Trie, to the Democratic National Committee during the Clinton administration.”

“One source told me,” Johnson wrote, “‘During the trial, the prosecutors would have linked Ashe to the Clinton bagman Ng. It would have been very embarrassing. His death was conveniently timed.”

“Could this be Hillary Clinton silencing people who ‘know too much?’” questioned Kosar in the Political Insider. “We know there are at least 46 people from Clinton world who have died under mysterious circumstances. While some are certainly a coincidence, it is very clear that being deeply connected into the Clinton political world can be hazardous to your health.

“In this case, no definite evidence exists that it was murder and Ashe’s own lawyer disagrees with the theory. However, with Hillary Clinton’s track record, it’s definitely worth further investigation.”

The Post said Ashe formerly was the head of the U.N. General Assembly and was facing criminal charges in a federal bribery case.

He was from the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda, and was accused of taking kickbacks in exchange for promises for real-estate deals and more, the report said.

The Political Insider previously reported on the mysterious deaths with which colleagues of the Clintons have been plagued.

“In fact, 46 people who were close to the Clintons have died during their 3 decades of political power. That number should give us all pause. If Hillary Clinton was a Republican, that number would be the question asked by reporters every day,” the report said.

Commenters at the Insider submitted lists of 46 names of the “many ‘friends’ of the Clintons.”

They included James McDougal, the Clintons’ convicted Whitewater partner who died of an apparent heart attack while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation.

There also was Ron Brown, who died after a plane crash. The report said a “pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull resembling a gunshot wound.” It said Brown was being investigated at the time of his death and “spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors.”

Also on the list: Ed Willey, “found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the Oval Office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fundraising events.”

Also, Vince Foster “died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.”

WND reported only weeks ago the author of a book about Hillary Clinton and Foster, says Clinton triggered Foster’s death by bullying him unmercifully, calling him out from among his colleagues as a failure.

The claim comes from Ronald Kessler, formerly an investigative reporter with the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, and the author of “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents and The Secrets of the FBI.”

Kessler wrote about his claim in the London Daily Mail.

The controversies surrounding Foster’s death recently re-surfaced more than two decades after the fact with Hillary Clinton’s Republican presidential rival Donald Trump calling Foster’s death “fishy” and saying the issue should be taken “very seriously.”

WND reported that Hillary Clinton repeatedly tried to reach Foster on his final day.

She had asked her chief of staff three times to contact Foster and have him call her. But she has never been asked why she was so eager to talk to Foster on the day he turned up dead in Fort Marcy Park outside of Washington, D.C., on July 20, 1993.

Trump’s charge is that Foster “had intimate knowledge of what was going on.”

“He knew everything that was going on, and then all of a sudden he committed suicide.”

In the Daily Mail, Kessler wrote, “FBI agents investigating the death of Bill Clinton’s Deputy White House Counsel found that Hillary Clinton ‘triggered’ his suicide when she attacked and humiliated her mentor from their former Rose Law Firm in front of other White House aides a week before he took his own life.”

WND also reported earlier this year on “the Body Count,” a list of a collection of names of people associated with Clinton administration scandals who died mysterious and often violent deaths.

Former WND investigative reporter David Bresnahan broke the story of the list during the summer of 1997 while researching his book, “Cover Up: The Art and Science of Political Deception.”

“I started looking into all the various deaths of people that were involved in various Clinton scandals,” Bresnahan said in 1999. “I started to investigate the entire picture instead of just one focused event.”

“It was common discussion on radio talk shows,” Bresnahan said. “Every student of the Clinton scandals would run into the list.”

 

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