A new poll shows Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump within one point of each other in Colorado, and Republican Senate candidate Robert Blaha took that as an opportunity to bring up Vince Foster.
In a Facebook live video Monday afternoon, Blaha, a vocal Trump supporters whose style is compared to that of the Republican presidential candidate, listed off scandals associated with the Clintons, most of them from the 90s.
“We know who Hillary Clinton is,” he said. “Benghazi. Travelgate. Vince Foster. Pork Bellies. Rose Law Firm.”
Foster was a close personal friend of the Clintons and a White House deputy counsel. He was found dead with a gun in his hand in a wooded park outside Washington, D.C., in 1993. His death was ruled a suicide and five separate investigations failed to find any evidence of wrong-doing.
Donald Trump recently called Foster’s death “fishy.”
Foster “had intimate knowledge of what was going on,” Trump told The Washington Post. “He knew everything that was going on, and then all of a sudden he committed suicide.” The presumptive GOP presidential nominee said, “I don’t know enough to really discuss it” but “I will say there are people who continue to bring it up because they think it was absolutely a murder.”
The Washington Post lays out all the reasons the death was not “absolutely a murder.”
The physical evidence supported a finding of suicide, and Foster had told numerous people he was stressed out and considering resignation. Even Ken Starr, whose investigation led to Bill Clinton’s impeachment, found that Foster’s death was not suspicious.
“There is nothing fishy or mysterious about Foster’s tragic suicide,” the Washington Post wrote, giving Trump’s statements “four Pinocchios.”