During Linda Tripp’s two-day deposition with attorneys from Judicial Watch on Filegate issues, she mentioned a “list” that was given to her mysteriously.
While she believes the list was left at her workstation in the White House counsel’s office by her former friend Monica Lewinsky, the list originated with WorldNetDaily investigative reporter David Bresnahan.
Known around the Internet as “the Body Count,” the list is a collection of names of people associated with Clinton administration scandals who have died mysterious and often violent deaths. Bresnahan broke the story of the list during the summer of 1997 while researching his book, “Cover Up: The Art and Science of Political Deception.”
“I started looking into all the various deaths of people that were involved in various Clinton scandals,” Bresnahan said. “I started to investigate the entire picture instead of just one focused event.”
Bresnahan’s list is the same list given to Tripp, as well as the head of the FBI and Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr to name a few. It still carries his byline.
“It was common discussion on radio talk shows,” Bresnahan said. “Every student of the Clinton scandals would run into the list.”
The list has gotten around on the Internet, as well as continued coverage by talk radio.
“Keep in mind that I am not an activist,” he said. “I am a reporter. I’m not doing this to promote an agenda or tell people what to believe. I present the material and people can take their own actions.”
One reason Bresnahan was able to construct such a lengthy list is because he investigated all of the scandals surrounding Clinton.
“Nobody out there was putting it all together,” he said. “If you look at one scandal, you’ll find one dead guy. When you investigate all Clinton scandals, you find similarities, you find common tactics, you find common actions and you find dead people.”
During his research, Bresnahan came up with more than one list.
“Not only did I find a list of dead people, but I also found that there are over 100 people who have refused to testify,” Bresnahan said.
“There is also a list of people who have gone to jail. There are 45 people who have gone to jail, some of them White House staff, Cabinet members as well as people from the Justice Department. So many of those (lists) developed when I started to pursue the big picture.”