The old right-wing conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton having murdered Vince Foster was long ago decisively debunked. But leave it to Sean Hannity to find a way to give it new life, thanks to his fawning interview with the Hillary hit-job author, Gary Byrne.
As I previously wrote, much of what Byrne has written about Clinton is questionable at best. But Hannity added his own layer of baloney.
HANNITY: You said she berated, meaning Hillary, Vince Foster ‘til he could stand no more. That implies that she drove him in part.
BYRNE: You know, nobody knows why somebody takes their own life. But I can tell you, when I met Vince Foster in the White House, and I saw him walk around, I never saw anybody that didn’t want to be there more than he didn’t want to be there. He looked so uncomfortable.
And there were many incidences, or stories, where the staff would hear her berating Vince and she blamed him publicly for some of the things that they didn’t get done. And as a lot of people know, in his suicide note, he basically said that, you know, that Washington, D.C., was this terrible, vindictive place and it was one of the reasons he took his own life. I mean, it’s a terrible thing. I didn’t know him well. But I was very sad when he did take his life, but I was not surprised. It didn’t shock me.
A real investigation into Foster’s death found that he was despondent over Travelgate and Nannygate. Byrne provided nothing beyond innuendo and his suspect “recollections” of "the staff," all these years later, just in time to make money off Clinton’s candidacy, to link Foster’s depression to Clinton.
Rather than providing information and context about Foster’s suicide, Hannity deliberately tried to rekindle the conspiracy-theory flames merely because it suited his politics.
Watch this shameful exhibition that passes for legitimate news on Fox, below, from the June 27 Hannity.