Accuracy in Media

Transcript
(The audio is available here)

Miquel Rodriguez:

My name is Miquel Rodriguez, 650 Capitol Mall, Office of U.S. Attorney, Sacramento, 95814

 

Narrator:

 Miquel Rodriguez, the lead investigator of Foster’s death for independent counsel Kenneth Starr, spoke to over 100 journalists.  One journalist, Steve Labaton, of the New York Times called Miquel Rodriguez every other day.  America’s most influential newspaper never reported the story.  Why did Steve Labaton and the New York Times fail the public trust?

 

Miquel Rodriguez:

Labaton still calls me every other day.  I know Labaton is a complete believer now.  There is no doubt in my mind he’s a complete believer.  I think that he’s a believer and he knows, I spent about five hours with him.

 

Narrator:

To make it appear that Foster was killed with a gun he owned, Kenneth Starr’s staff reported the family had brought guns to Washington, D.C.

 

Yet there was no evidence the family owned two guns.

 

Miquel Rodriguez:

There was no evidence of there being two guns either, that there was evidence of two guns being brought up, no evidence at all.

 

There is no evidence that that gun was ever found to have ever been part of the family.  It contradicts an earlier statement by Lisa [Foster] that it wasn’t the gun. 

 

Narrator:

During his effort to investigate Foster’s murder, Rodriguez discovered photographs were stolen, destroyed or withheld to conceal the truth.   In the first audio Rodriguez explained that Foster’s body had been moved.  The missing photographs would prove the perpetrators recreated the crime scene.   

Miquel Rodriguez:

To be honest with you I think that ah, I think that the photographs that were taken for several people don’t exist any longer or they have never been turned over to reviewing officials.  At least seven were missing and that was established at one point.  At least five that were taken by one particular person are gone, and don’t exist in addition to the thirteen.  In other words, I had a person look at 13 photographs and that person told me,  “mine are not here.”  That person’s photographs are missing, at least that much. 

 

Narrator:

Brett Kavanaugh, Starr’s associate, gave a good deal of credit to the pathology panel of experts that worked for Starr’s predecessor Robert Fiske.  We now learn that these so-called “experts” did not examine the original crime scene photographs.  Dr. Donald Ray, Dr. Charles Hirsch, Dr. Charles Stahl, and Dr. James L. Luke viewed only third and fourth generation copies of photographs.   

 

Miquel Rodriguez:

Even the photographs that I had developed that I really don’t want to discuss right now.  Even that photograph we weren’t supposed to see in my opinion.  You know because I had to go through great lengths to get it and I had to do it myself.  That was a Polaroid, a picture of a picture of a picture.  There were three layers.  It was a third generation. 

 

The first, the whole first team of forensic scientists looked at the third generation photographs, absolutely ridiculous. 

 

I thought that was what was particularly interesting also was that the finding that we discovered that there were pictures of pictures of pictures, third generation photographs, that were used in the Fiske report. 

 

Narrator:

Starr’s office used the same photos as his predecessor Fiske.  Brett Kavanaugh wrote that the conclusion of suicide was based on photographs, “gathered during the prior investigation.”

Starr’s associate independent counsel Brett Kavanaugh wrote, “The 35-millimeter photographs were underexposed: thus, the POLAROIDS were of greater investigative utility.”  Kavanaugh knew the 35-millimeter photos were not underexposed, and he had access to all first generation photos.   

 

Miquel Rodriguez:

I found the first generation of Polaroid’s.  I also had the first generation negative of a 35 millimeters, very interesting stuff.

Narrator:

Miquel Rodriguez searched and found the original photographs.  From those pictures he discovered that Foster had been moved to recreate the crime scene.  According to Rodriguez, Park Police Officer John Rolla’s report was not consistent with his own statements. Rodriguez said Officer John Rolla was “incredible”.

 

Miquel Rodriguez:

I found Rolla’s, the notes that he made at the scene, completely incredible and inconsistent with prior statements both made by him and accounts of others.  I think he is completely incredible.

 

Narrator:

During the grand jury process, it is obvious Rodriguez learned important facts about people present at the crime scene. He does not reveal what was said during the proceedings.  A slip of the tongue reveals the word “special” as in Special Agents, being present at the crime scene.  The only officials at the crime scene, according to the media were; U.S. Park Police, Fairfax County rescue, and the Medical Examiner. 

Miquel Rodriguez:

God! I’m just brimming over, I’m bubbling over.  And I’m angry that I cannot respond.  I am angry myself.  Because there is much to be said.  Let me suggest to you, investigate, be investigative reporters.  Investigate these people too.  What background did they have? Wouldn’t it be surprising if, these people were special liaisons in a prior life to, in some capacity.  And were there any other supervisor people out there?  And, and what were the backgrounds of some of those police that were out there?  There’s a whole host of fertile ground out there.  And have you really identified all the main players out there at the park police? 

Narrator:

Patrick Knowlton, producer of this audio, testified before the Whitewater grand jury.  Knowlton has first hand knowledge of grand jury witness intimidation and abuse at the hands of people like Ken Starr’s associates Brett Kavanaugh and John Bates.

 

Rodriguez tells us that Starr used many of the same investigators that were responsible for the Fiske investigation—the same FBI agents.

Associate counsel Mark Stein and Deputy Independent [Counsel] Roderick Lankler, whose names appear on the cover of Fiske’s Report, were also retained by Starr.  Rodriguez relates how Stein and Lankler reacted when he suggested that different FBI agents be used to reinvestigate Foster’s death. 

 

Miquel Rodriguez:

Well, I couldn’t believe it, and these people Mark Stein and what was that guy’s name, ah from New York, it starts with an “L”, Lankler.  My God, I couldn’t, they were, they had the nerve to look at me straight in the eye, and ah, when I said, “Look, I think it might be a good idea to use different FBI agents.”  They went through the roof! They went absolutely nuts!  They had everything the way they wanted it.  It was a complete sham job.  You know, again, I just think it is a whitewash. 

 

Narrator:

As Miquel Rodriguez stated, “these people had everything the way they wanted it.”  Kenneth Starr and his associates knew that they could count on the American press to conceal the truth. 

Patrick Knowlton:

Hello, I am Patrick Knowlton.

 

These audios confirm what my lawyer John Clarke, and the leading expert on the case, Hugh Turley, and I, have been telling Congress, the media and others for years.

 

Attorney Clarke, Mr. Turley and I spent years calling, mailing and personally delivering this information to the Congress, to the press and to others.

 

Every member of the 104th and 105th Congress was provided documented proof of the criminal cover-up.  Every major newspaper and media outlet including the Network News, Dateline, Nightline, 20-20, Larry King Live, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York Times, Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, Time, U.S. News and World Report, CNN and countless others ignored us. 

 

Honest journalism and honest government can be achieved.   But not by contacting members of Congress and the press as we have demonstrated. 

 

These audios when distributed will demonstrate to our family, friends, and neighbors that our current American press cannot be trusted, and with this we will take the first step toward achieving a better world. 

 

As Miquel Rodriguez will tell you, the only battle left is the battle for public opinion.

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