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Several researchers claim Palfrey ‘offed’ because she knew too much


By Victor Thorn

Has another name been added to the long list of government-sponsored murders, with possible chief suspects belonging to the Bush-Clinton crime cabal? And, although police Captain Jeffrey P. Young revealed that at least two apparent suicide notes were discovered, suspicions are running high that foul play was involved in Palfrey’s hanging.

For starters, less than 10 percent of all female suicides are by hanging. According to journalist Mick Gregory, “of all female suicides, very few are by hanging. It’s been out of fashion for 100 years.”

What propelled this story into the national headlines was a client list of 10,000 to 15,000 names that included Washington’s political and business elite, including officials from the IMF and World Bank, corporate CEOs, White House and Pentagon employees and lobbyists.

Palfrey’s “little black book” of telephone numbers weighed 46 pounds and had already caused the resignation of Randall L. Tobias, deputy secretary of state to Condoleezza Rice. Others named in these phone logs were Bill Clinton’s former advisor Dick Morris, along with Harlan K. Ullman, the man who came up with “shock and awe.”

What most worried Washington’s political elite was Ms. Palfrey’s defiant attitude. As reported by Paul Duggan in The Washington Post, on April 16 “Palfrey announced that she would make public some of her records, exposing ex-clients from the more refined walks of life in the nation’s capital.”

In another interview, she threatened, “I can state with unequivocal certainty this situation will be a very long and unpleasant one. I’m sure as heck not going to federal prison because I’m shy about bringing in the deputy secretary of whatever.”

Palfrey also let it be known that she would be willing to sell her little black book, and it was rumored that a book deal was about to be signed.

The stakes got even higher when Palfrey’s attorney, Montgomery Blair Sibley, said in 2007 that even though a firm price had not yet been established for this book, “If Bill Clinton’s on the list, that’s a different matter. . . .”

Was Sibly simply dropping names, or did he know something more? Some researchers have linked Clinton’s name to a September 1994 batch of phone records originating from Washington’s Park Hyatt Hotel, yet corroborating evidence is not strong enough at this time to prove these assertions to be factual. Still, when we consider information presented in my trilogy on the Clintons, we learn that Bill’s consigliere, Bruce Lindsey, used to scurry Clinton to the Marriott Hotel in downtown D.C. for extramarital affairs—a distance of little more than one mile from the Park Hyatt. In light of the former president’s sexual proclivities, it’s not hard to imagine that he used multiple locales for his trysts.

Another figure that repeatedly keeps surfacing in the D.C. Madam case is Dick Cheney, whose phone number while CEO of Halliburton appeared on numerous escort service lists. Friends close to Ms. Palfrey have told authorities that she was about to reveal more client names, and that this information was her ace-in-the-hole. In fact, Palfrey recently admitted, “Dick Cheney might be a client, but I can’t tell you right now.”

Only days before her death, Palfrey complained to close associates that she was being followed, and that a contract had been placed on her head.

However, Palfrey assured numerous radio interviewers that she was not suicidal, and if she met a sudden demise, it would be murder.

A final twist to this story involves a former employee of Ms. Palfrey named Brandi Britton who, only three months earlier, also met an untimely death that was ruled a suicide—by hanging. With her trial set to start the following week, Britton threatened to blow the whistle and name names during her hearing. Palfrey had also warned that she planned on exposing the government and all those involved.

If this data is correct and either Bill Clinton or Dick Cheney’s names was contained in Palfrey’s records, the implications would be enormous. Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions would be immediately sunk, while Cheney’s inclusion on this list would be another black eye to an already disastrous Bush presidency. The Justice Department has recently sealed the names of every client on this list.

Victor Thorn is the author of Hillary (And Bill): The Clinton Trilogy.

(Issue # 20, May 19, 2008)

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