Former Assistant FBI Director Jim Kallstrom is one angry man. Hillary Clinton appalls him, and he is not afraid to say so.
On the John Gibson radio show, freed from the restraints he works under on Fox TV, Kallstrom let loose on Hillary’s “clear, clear obstruction of justice” in the email case and FBI Director James Comey’s apparent whitewash of the same.
“She was lying about everything,” Kallstrom said of Hillary’s FBI testimony. “Are we going to become some Third World nation that doesn’t care about the law?”
And as to Hillary’s frequent claims of memory lapse, Kallstrom asked, “Is that the mental health of someone we want to be president of the United States?”
For all his outrage, however, Kallstrom knows he can hold a press conference tomorrow and end Hillary’s career. To do so, however, he would throw his own very comfortable life into complete turmoil.
“If you tell the biggest lie over and over again, I guess people begin to believe it,” Kallstrom said aptly of Hillary – but Kallstrom himself has lived with a very big lie for the last 20 years.
Kallstrom’s lie centers on the fate of TWA Flight 800, the investigation of which he headed.
When Kallstrom arrived on the scene in Long Island the day after the crash in July 1996, the truth was indeed what he was seeking.
By July 30, 1996 – less than two weeks after the 747 blew up – FBI agents had interviewed 144 “excellent” witnesses to a missile strike.
As revealed in a recently unearthed CIA memo, the evidence was “overwhelming” and the witness testimony “too consistent” for the cause of the plane’s destruction to be anything other than a missile.
With 1996 being an election year, however, a missile strike on an American airliner involved far too much political risk for the Clinton White House.
I know from my sources and Hillary’s White House logs that she was in the room when political decisions were being made that fateful night.
With her were two other people, President Bill Clinton and deputy national security adviser Sandy Berger, their ultimate fixer.
Working through the CIA, the White House took effective control of the investigation. For reasons only he knows, after an obvious struggle, Kallstrom knuckled under.
This epic misdirection climaxed with a November 1997 press conference announcing the suspension of the FBI investigation.
There, Kallstrom set forth a bill of particulars that misled the public on almost every detail. The most spectacular bit of deceit was a specious CIA animation created to discredit the eyewitnesses and lay the blame for the crash on some inexplicable and unprecedented mechanical malfunction.
Those interested in the details can read my new book, “TWA 800: The Crash, The Cover-Up, The Conspiracy.”
For the short course, you can check out my Book-TV presentation on this subject that debuted on C-SPAN2 last week.
I made the presentation at the TWA Museum in Kansas City. As the audience and I both knew, 53 TWA employees were killed in the crash.
As I told those in attendance, I would not dishonor the memory of the dead – nor would the museum have let me – If I were merely peddling some conspiracy theory.
Kallstrom knows, as I know, what happened to TWA 800. When I watch him on Fox TV I find myself feeling sorry for the man. He helped construct a case he knew to be fraudulent, and he had to sense just how fragile the construction was.
If it collapsed, the CIA analysts could run and hide. The NTSB bureaucrats could plead ignorance, and the Clintons could seek executive privilege.
He alone would have to answer to the victims’ mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. Nothing the courts might throw at him would wound that deeply.
Whether he knows it or not, Kallstrom has lost face with the millions of people who have followed this case for the last 20 years.
If he read the blistering emails I receive about his every appearance on Fox, he would not want to show that face in public.
With one very public and painful press conference, however, he could repair his reputation with at least half of America and restore his soul.
This would take an heroic act of will. Kallstrom knows what’s at stake. If you have access to him, remind him at #Kallstromknows.
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