May 19, 1996 |
President Clinton spent a tearful hour and a half Saturday consoling the widow of Adm. Jeremy M. Boorda and their four children in the family's home at the Washington Navy Yard. The visit ended with Clinton and the family holding hands in prayer for Boorda, the Navy's top officer, who shot himself outside the house on Thursday. "It was a very personal and emotional visit," said White House spokesman Brian Cullen. "As overwhelming as it was for the family, they were grateful he was there."
May 18, 1996
Navy officials find it hard to connect Adm. Jeremy Boorda's death to the medals issue, although some report the top officer had expressed anxiety.
May 18, 1996 |
Military officials and colleagues of Adm. Jeremy Michael Boorda strained Friday to understand why questions raised about his service decorations would have prompted him to take his own life, as apparently indicated by suicide notes he left behind. Amid an outpouring of sympathy over the personal tragedy that befell the Navy's former top admiral, civilian officials and military personnel in the Pentagon's offices and hallways were at a loss to explain how Boorda could have reacted so strongly.
May 17, 1996 |
The Navy's top admiral died in an apparent suicide Thursday just before a newsmagazine was preparing to question him about whether he was wearing a combat decoration to which he was not entitled, Pentagon officials said. Chief of Naval Operations Jeremy Michael Boorda apparently shot himself in the chest at his home at the Washington Navy Yard, using a .38-caliber pistol that belongs to his son-in-law, according to Pentagon officials.
March 29, 1996 |
Keeping the investigation of Vincent Foster's death open, Whitewater prosecutors are bringing in an assistant U.S. attorney, Steve Parker of Tennessee, to review the evidence. The protege of deputy Whitewater prosecutor Hickman Ewing will join the office that launched an investigation in the fall of 1994 into how the deputy White House counsel died. Two previous investigations concluded that Foster committed suicide, but independent counsel Kenneth W.
November 12, 1995 |
The keening voices of doubt fill the nightly airwaves, bombard news organizations and echo through countless chat rooms along the information highway. Why was the fatal bullet never found? Why did the .38-caliber revolver dangling from the dead man's right hand bear no fingerprints--neither his nor anyone else's? Wasn't it odd, given the violent nature of his death, that both arms were extended neatly at his sides?
November 3, 1995 |
Two close associates of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton clashed with Republican senators repeatedly Thursday as they claimed only vague recollections of phone conversations in the hours after the death of Deputy White House Counsel Vincent Foster. Senate Whitewater Committee Chairman Alfonse M. D'Amato (R-N.Y.
November 1, 1995 |
A passerby who was at the park where Vincent Foster's body was found has been subpoenaed to testify today before a federal grand jury as Whitewater prosecutors re-examine the deputy White House counsel's death. The witness, Patrick Knowlton, says that when he arrived at a Virginia park on the afternoon Foster died, he saw an empty parked car with Arkansas license plates--but a different car from the one Foster was driving that day.
October 14, 1995 |
Shortly before his suicide, White House lawyer Vincent Foster told acquaintances that he believed he should have been reprimanded for the White House travel office fiasco and was considering resigning, according to a confidential Justice Department report. The report was written by the Justice Department's Office for Professional Responsibility, which in 1993 investigated an allegation contained in a torn note found in Foster's briefcase after his July 20 suicide.
September 4, 1995 |
Vincent Foster's widow investigated his death and is certain that he committed suicide out of depression--and that Whitewater had nothing to do with it, she told the New Yorker. In her first interview since the White House deputy counsel died on July 20, 1993, Lisa Foster said that after reviewing her husband's records, she determined that he had taken his own life because he was depressed.