Fort Marcy Park where Vince Foster was found dead 20 July 1993 (Public Domain Photo)

About 3:00 p.m. on a sweltering Tuesday in July 1993, a witness saw a gray Honda Accord swerve abruptly from the George Washington Parkway into the parking lot of Fort Marcy Park in Virginia.

Who was Vince Foster?

The first part of Vince Foster’s FBI file, released to the public last week, consists of the standard FBI background check on a new White House appointee. As a lawyer, Foster appears to have been the best, not just in “successful” litigation but in conduct of himself and his profession.

Vince Foster

Rumors

It is widely rumored that Vince Foster had a sexual relationship with Hillary Clinton.

Suicide Note

Six days after Vince’s death, people in the White House discovered torn pieces of paper in a locked briefcase placed near his office door. One of the reasons there are so many conspiracy theories about his death is that only White House personnel, not law enforcement, were in and out of his office doing unknown things. Anything could have happened and anything likely did. The torn pieces of paper were withheld from authorities for an additional 30 hours after they were found. The stated reason was that White House staff wanted President Bill Clinton to have a look at the note before turning it over — for the good of Vince’s family.

The Best of Us

I believe Vince Foster did take his own life that long-ago day in Fort Marcy Park. But I don’t believe it was for no reason, nor was it because of the White House Travel Office scandal. I believe he, not in the grip or throes of severe depression (though he was depressed and severely anxious, and had just received medication, and had taken only one dose) but in the throes of anagnorisis, realized that large portions of his life were based on a lie. Not just any lie, but a huge, encompassing lie — one that our country continues to suffer from.

Mysteries

Medical evidence shows that Vince Foster made love before he died. I believe it was with his wife at home, before he left for work in the morning. If I felt I was going to do what he did, I would have done the same.

According to Harlan Ellison and my grandmother, “You’ll go far Amy, because you have heart.” Author of 40 books, former exec., Nebula Award nominee, Poor.

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