Former Ambassador Says
Vince Foster Was Murdered
Leo Wanta - 'The 27.5 Trilllion Dollar Man - Part 5
Iran/Contra, Vince Foster, George H.W. Bush, James Baker, Mickey Cantor, Bob Nash, Barry Seals, Webb Hubbell, DCI Bill Casey, Chinese Secret Service, AmeriTrust, Children's Defense Fund, Bill Casey, and Indep. Prosecutor Ken Star cover-up.
TOM: Are you under house arrest in Wisconsin?
WANTA: Yes. It's illegal.
T: When did you go to work for the U.S. government?
W: September 20, 1963.
T: In what capacity were you hired?
W: DEA and CIA with Senator Alexander Wiley(R-WI) as my sponsor.
T: What were your overall project jobs?
W: Aerospace, munitions, and currency.
T: When did you go to work for the Republican Party?
T: Did you work for the Nixon campaign in 1968?
W: Yes, with Ray Fleming in communications.
T: Did you play a role in the Indochina conflict?
W: Yes, in tank projects and "B" bombers.
T: What was your capaciaty or role with the president?
W: I worked in the Department of Defense.
T: Did this role continue in the Carter Administration?
W: Yes. It was non-political. My skills were in demand.
T: In 1980 when President Reagan was elected, did your role in government
W: Yes, I went to work for Jim Baker who helped me get work with Bill Casey
in the CIA special operations branch -- Black Ops.
T: What role did Vice President George Bush play?
W: He was the Supervisor of Record.
T: Please explain your operation in the old Soviet Union.
W: We dealt with the fusion bomb and the destabilization of the Soviet
economy. My partner was Kok Howie Kwong of the Chinese Secret Service.
T: The Chinese worked with the United States in the ruble destabilization?
W: You bet!
T: You were detained in Switzerland on July 7, 1993?
W: Yes. The Swiss police arrested me on Wisconsin State tax charges.
T: What happened next?
W: I spent 130 days in a dungeon.
T: What happened next?
W: Prime Minister Rabin of Israel wrote a letter to the Swiss demanding my
release, given I was chairman of the AmeriTrust account.
T: What happened next?
W: The Swiss government released me and I was sent to New York state.
T: What happened next?
W: The federal judge in New York state released me, but I was arrested by
the state of Wisconsin on the steps of the federal courthouse as I left the
T: This is while you were still Somalian Ambassador to Switzerland?
W: Yes, of course. I had previously been Ambassador to Canada.
T: You were in Switzerland to execute a 70 billion dollar credit for the
W: Yes. Along with Vince Foster and Geneva Farrell. We were to meet at the
Hotel Dekpix in Switzerland.
T: What was the role of George Bush in the AmeriTrust account?
W: Bush felt he could never lose the election and would be able to grab(??)
all the money himself.
T: Of course, Clinton won the election.
W: Yes. And Vince Foster and Mickey Lee Cantor called me and drew up an
instrument for $250,000,000 for the credit of the Children's Defense Fund.
T: What about the rest of the fund?
W: There was $210 billion in the account, $250 million to the Children's
Defense Fund, $70 billion was to be assigned to the White House, and some
to be directed to foreign nations.
T: Why was Vince Foster silenced?
W: He was upset about me and felt the AmeriTrust funds were being misdirected.
T: What was Foster's role with Bill Casey?
W: The Contra/arms laundering in Arkansas.
T: What is your understanding of the role of Ken Starr?
W: Protect the Clintons.
T: Explain to us your meeting with John Brown of Little Rock, Arkansas.
W: Mr. Brown drove up to Lacrosse, Wisconsin and said he was a Registered
Agent of Ken Starr. He demanded that I give him documents in my possession.
T: Did you give him the documents?
W: Yes. I was under house arrest and felt a great deal of pressure.
T: What were the documents about?
W: They were files relating to Mena, the DEA, Barry Seal, and the Chinese
T: What do you know about Mena?
W: It involved the Arkansas Development Finance Authority run by Bob Nash
which used Mitsui Mfg Bank to launder Japanese yen.
T: What else do you know about Mena?
W: It involved Bill Clinton, George Bush, Vince Foster, Bill Hakr and Webb
Hubbell. Japanese yen was laundered through the Bank of China in exchange
for U.S. dollars.
T: What else should we know about Mena?
W: Of course Barry Seal was the pilot bringing in the drugs. He reported to
T: Did George Bush know about the murder of Barry Seal?
W: You bet!
T: What about the arms operation in Arkansas?
W: Arms were shipped through Honduras through the Chinese COLAs accounts.
My partner was eventually murdered with the help of Chinese Intelligence.
T: That partner was Kwong?
T: What was the role of Hillary Clinton?
W: She was president of Standard LaFarge and helped launder the arms
profits through its headquarters in Quebec, Canada.
T: There is a hearing due on the 23rd of September, 1997.
W: I am hoping that my attorney's request for a summary judgment will be
T: That would lead to your release?
W: Yes, I hope.
T: Would you testify before the Senate Intelligence or Banking Committee?
T: Thanks for your cooperation.
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Charles C. F.Ruff: -- Becoming President Clinton's fifth White House counsel in January, Ruff, a former Watergate prosecutor, took over the job from Jack Quinn who resigned in December 1996. Ruff defended the Clintons throughout the Whitewater scandal and was one of President Clinton's main defense attorneys when he was impeached by the House of Representatives for the Monica Lewinsky affair. He also helped successfully defend the president against conviction in the Senate. Paul Sarbanes: A Democratic senator from Maryland, Sarbanes was the ranking member of the Senate Whitewater Committee. He and his Democratic colleagues concluded the Clintons and their associates had not engaged in any wrongdoing. Ken Starr: Formerly the solicitor general for President George Bush, Starr replaced New York attorney Robert Fiske as independent counsel in August 1994. Though he has had a reputation for fairness, Starr, a Republican, has been pounded by critics who say he is motivated by politics. Starr may not have helped his image by maintaining private clients with interests opposed to the Clinton Administration, and by addressing conservative groups. Perhaps even more damaging was his flip-flop over a possible departure from the Office of the Independent Counsel in 1997. After word leaked he had accepted the deanship of Pepperdine law school, Starr reversed himself four days later and promised to remain with the investigation. His investigations of Clinton were expanded in January 1998 to cover the Monica Lewinsky affair. After nearly a year of investigation, Starr turned in a referral to Congress on his probe, which led to the impeachent of the president by the House of Representatives. Clinton was acquitted of the impeachment charges in the subsequent Senate trial. Julie Hiatt Steele: Steele testified in Susan McDougal's criminal contempt and obstruction trial because she also is under indictment by Starr and claims, like McDougal, that Starr's prosecutors wanted her to lie. Steele became involved in Starr's investigation into the Monica Lewinsky affair after she initially backed allegations by White House volunteer Kathleen Willey that President Bill Clinton made an unwanted sexual advance toward Willey. But Steele later retracted her story in an affidavit filed in the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit and during testimony before two federal grand juries. She was then indicted by Starr and has pleaded innocent to three counts of obstruction of justice and one count of making a false statement. Josh Steiner: Formerly Treasury chief of staff at the tender age of 28, Steiner essentially told Senate investigars he had lied to his diary, which said Clinton "was furious" at Roger Altman's decision to recuse himself. "Persuaded George [Stephanopoulos] that firing him [the RTC investigator] would be incredibly stupid and improper," the notes read. "I wish that my diary was more accurate," Steiner told incredulous Republicans and sympathetic Democrats. Susan Thomases: A close friend and former Children's Defense Fund colleague of Hillary Clinton, Thomases, a New York corporate attorney, was brought on to help the Clintons respond to Whitewater inquiries in 1992. Senate Whitewater investigators grilled her on the handling of the contents of Vincent Foster's office immediately following his death, and, citing 184 instances where she claimed memory lapse, referred Thomases to Ken Starr for possible criminal prosecution. Jim Guy Tucker: Convicted of bank fraud in the first Whitewater trial, Tucker resigned as Arkansas governor shortly after the verdict came down May 28, 1996. He was sentenced to four years' probation and probably escaped jail time because of his failing liver. But he got a transplanted liver in December 1996. Tucker then plead guilty Feburay 1998 to not disclosing the sale of a Florida cable television business when filing for bankruptcy in Texas in the 1980s in a case brought by Whitewater Independent Counsel Ken Starr. Maggie Williams: Formerly the first lady's chief of staff, Williams was grilled by Senate Whitewater investigators on whether she shepherded documents out of Vincent Foster's office the night he died. Williams volunteered for and passed two lie detector tests backing up her statements, and though Senate Whitewater investigators were suspicious, they did not refer Williams to Ken Starr for possible criminal investigation