HHS Nominee Deep State Made Man
The games are being played with people, you know…and, and – the young aspiring people, you know, who I used to work with back in that office – who will, will say and do what they have to, to move up the ladder.
The man making that statement is Miguel Rodriguez, the just-resigned lead investigator for Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, who had been looking into the gunshot death of Deputy White House Counsel Vincent W. Foster, Jr. He is talking on the telephone to Reed Irvine, the head of Accuracy in Media, and he probably doesn’t realize that his every word is being recorded. He had come to the realization that what he had been asked to do was to perform a cover-up of Foster’s murder, and he is talking to all the media people he can think of to try to get the word out, but the entire mainstream press is ignoring him, and he’s desperate
As it turned out the cover-up succeeded for all practical purposes and those who filled the void left by Rodriguez’s premature departure from the cover-up team were duly rewarded by the Deep State for their contributions to the unworthy cause.
It’s not getting a lot of publicity since his nomination to be the new Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services by President Donald Trump, but Alex Azar is one of those young people who has moved up the ladder quite smartly. The press mainly describes him as a drug company executive, which he is, without reminding us of what I can only describe as his dark past. Wikipedia only says blandly, “From 1994 to 1996, he served as an Associate Independent Counsel for Kenneth W. Starr in the United States Office of the Independent Counsel, where he worked on the first two years of the investigation into the Whitewater controversy.”
After leaving the Starr team he worked for a Washington law firm for five years and then, in August of 2001, President George W. Bush appointed him to be general counsel for Health and Human Services. Having proven himself to be a good and loyal soldier who would go along to get along, as they say, he was in a key position when those mysterious anthrax attacks came along.
Again, Wikipedia reports it blandly: “Azar played an important role in responding to the 2001 anthrax attacks…” Since he had already been carefully vetted by his work on the Starr team, the true perpetrators of the anthrax attacks could be confident that the important role that Azar would play did not involve nosing around too much into the actual origins of the anthrax spores used in the attacks.
But is Azar qualified to be the head of the cabinet office that has the responsibility for overseeing the nation’s health, you might ask. It depends, I think, on what you mean by “qualified” and in whose eyes he might be so. If a major false flag attack of a biological sort is in the works, then I couldn’t think of a better “qualified” person than Azar to head up HHS. Or maybe they just wanted to make sure that our top health guy would continue to perpetuate the myth that the CIA-fueled heroin epidemic that is ravaging the country is really a prescription painkiller “opioid” epidemic, even at the expense of scapegoating his buddies in the pharmaceutical industry.
Oh, you might want to know that he’s also a 1991 Yale Law School graduate. The man that Starr chose to replace Rodriguez, Brett Kavanaugh, was just a year ahead of Azar at Yale Law, but Kavanaugh had the further pedigree of a Yale undergraduate degree, as well. Yale Skull and Bones man George W. Bush rewarded Kavanaugh by making him a federal judge at the ripe old age of 38.
Azar and Kavanaugh are a couple of Yalies that I missed when I wrote the following passage in a 1999 article, “The Counsel, the Cop, and the Keys”:
We also find in the Foster case, perhaps by coincidence and perhaps not, a number of Yale products. Both Clintons, Hamilton, and Williams and Connolly lawyer to the president, David Kendall, have Yale law degrees, and Whitewater special prosecutor, Robert Fiske and one of his consulting pathologists, James L. Luke, have Yale bachelor's degrees.
In a follow-up article, “Does Yale Hold the Key?” I listed a few more Yale products involved in the Foster case that I had missed the first time, and referenced this telling passage from Yale historian Robin Winks’ book, Cloak and Gown, Scholars in the Secret War, 1939-1961:
From Yale's class of 1943 alone, at least forty-two young men entered intelligence work, largely in the OSS, many to remain on after the war to form the core of the new CIA. Rightly or wrongly, a historian could, in assessing the link between the university and the agency, declare in 1984 that Yale had influenced the CIA more than any other university did. This generalization was extended by a student journalist into the judgment that for four decades “Yale had influenced the Central Intelligence Agency more than any other institution, giving the CIA the atmosphere of a class reunion.”
One didn’t have to be a Yale product like Azar and these other folks, though, to use the Foster cover-up as a springboard to bigger and better things. John Bates was also a member of Starr’s team, though a good deal older than Azar and Kavanaugh, and President Bush made him a federal judge as well. Michael Chertoff and Richard Ben-Veniste were the heads of the staffs of the Republicans and Democrats, respectively, of the Senate Whitewater Committee, making sure that things didn’t stray to far out of bounds, as I show in “The Counsel, the Cop, and the Keys.” Chertoff is a Harvard man. He was the head of the criminal division of Bush’s Justice Department and the official most responsible for allowing the Israelis seen filming and apparently celebrating the 9/11 attacks in New York City to return to Israel. Later Bush made him his Director of Homeland Security. Ben-Veniste, a Northwestern Law School product, had been involved in the Watergate investigation, was a lawyer for the CIA-connected drug smuggler Barry Seal, and later served on the 9/11 Commission.
The Vince Foster death case, we can see in retrospect, offers us a very good window into the workings of the Deep State, and we haven’t even mentioned the names of such Foster-case players as Christopher Ruddy, David Bossie, Sidney Blumenthal, David Corn, or Peter Baker. Up to now, Alex Azar had been below my radar. Who knows what bigger plans our rulers might have for him?
November 16, 2017