In 2013 all of America sensed that Hillary Clinton was gearing up for a presidential run. In spite of her abysmal failure as Secretary of State — underscored by the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, and two CIA operatives, Former SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods in the Benghazi attack — Mrs. Clinton set her eye on the Commander-in-Chief 2016 vacancy.
Thus, I began what was a series based on an email of 47 deaths of friends, employees, and co-workers of the Clintons. Younger voters most likely have no knowledge of Bill and Hillary’s infamous past in Arkansas: this series is meant to fill in the background, to paint the real picture of a focused couple, doggedly determined to acquire ever-more power, no matter the cost.
Investigative journalism is no easy task, facts must be verified, names and dates substantiated. And digging up the actual facts surrounding the deaths of these Clinton associates is made more difficult by fact that almost all of them were killed/died in unfortunate accidents prior to internet coverage.
Also of note, after each article in this series I received messages and emails from law enforcement officers in Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas, cautioning me to be safe. One sheriff kept in touch for a year, checking on me weekly. I reminded all of those kind souls that I have a network of special forces friends, I pray, and I pack heat. I was very touched by their concern and it further bolstered the authenticity of my research and writing.
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Now, three years since Part 1 was published, Hillary is on the cusp of her life’s ambition, and Bill is is hankering to be the First Husband, ensconced in the White House with a new set of perky interns and a box of My Father Le Bijou 1922s.
So it’s high time I wrap up this series of articles and do my level best to unveil the intrigue surrounding this would-be First Couple.
Again I must emphasize: no one is asserting William Jefferson Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton ordered hits. I am only asking people to read the articles and ask themselves, “What are the probabilities that a normal person would have this many friends and employees die suspicious deaths?” Those “casualties” who were not friends or employees, often had inside information concerning the Clintons or some of the other “fortuitous” deaths.
Keep that question foremost in your mind as you take in these facts.
One more thing. Also keep a mental tally of the network of nefarious people, people of dubious character connected to and surrounding the Clintons. Medical examiners, judges, prosecuting attorneys…a web of ne’er-do-wells seem to rub elbows with the Clintons.
Now on with the morbid tally.
31 – Jeff Rhodes
Darrell Frank Pilcher of North Little Rock was charged with the shooting death of Jeff Rhodes. The Benton Courier recounts:
Nov. 29, 1989 Marissa Wright was known as Marissa Bragg. Her live-in boyfriend of the time Darrell Frank Pilcher of North Little Rock was facing a capital murder charge for the shooting death of Jeff Rhodes of Benton.
Bragg was also previously charged with murder, but was granted immunity from prosecution in exchange for her testimony.
It was revealed during the trial that Pilcher and Bragg drove in her truck on April 3, 1989 to the Tull Bridge in Grant County for a cocaine deal with Rhodes. Bragg testified that Pilcher then drove off on Rhodes’ motorcycle to get money, which left her alone with Rhodes.
Pilcher reportedly admitted to shooting Rhodes because of “a crime of passion” when he found Rhodes and Bragg involved in a sexual act. After reportedly shooting Rhodes twice in the head with a 0.38-caliber pistol, Bragg said the two placed him in the bed of a pickup truck and drove to several locations in Saline and Pulaski County before eventually disposing of his body at a dumpsite in the Crows community. Testimony also included statements that Pilcher attempted to cut off Rhodes’ head with an ax, but didn’t succeed.
At the dumpsite, one or both of the couple set fire to the body, authorities said. A passerby later found the body smoldering at the site.
Pilcher was picked up for parole violation on June 23, 1989 in North Little Rock and formally charged with Rhodes’ murder on July 3, 1989.
What is not mentioned in the Courier article is that Deputy Prosecutor Jean Duffey was heading a drug task force for the Arkansas Seventh Judicial District. Here’s where there is a connection.
As written at WSJ Online:
Drawing on interviews with area residents and informants, the task force developed a theory that the area was used as a site for drug drops by plane. “We had witnesses telling us about low-flying aircraft and informants testifying about drug pick-ups,” Ms. Duffey recalled recently.
Ms. Duffey also says that her supervisor, outgoing Prosecuting Attorney Gary Arnold, gave her a strange order upon her new appointment. “He told me, `You are not to use the drug task force to investigate any public officials.” At the time, I assumed it was because of the U.S. attorney’s investigation. But as soon as my undercover agents hit the streets, they began linking public officials to drug dealing. So I began funneling that information to the U.S. attorney’s office.”
If you’ve read my previous articles in the series, you will remember in Part 3, #27 Don Henry and Kevin Ives, better known as “The boys on the track.” Jeff Rhodes, it was rumored, had information concerning the deaths of Henry and Ives, which makes sense because of the drug trafficking in Mena.
Of note, “Don Henry had been stabbed in the back, and Kevin Ives had been beaten with a rifle butt” prior to being run over by a train. To confirm irregularities, outside medical examiners were requested but then Governor William Jefferson Clinton stonewalled:
But when the Saline County grand jury probing the case attempted to subpoena the outside pathologists, Gov. Clinton balked. Betsey Wright, his chief of staff, submitted an affidavit saying she did not “know when the two pathologists will return to Little Rock” and that their contract with the state was to “make a job performance evaluation, not to provide a second opinion on specific cases.”
Ms. Duffey refused to give up the names of her informants, saying known informants tend to show up dead.
Joseph Farah writes:
In 1990, Jean Duffey headed a drug task force in the area and began to piece together evidence connecting narcotics, public officials and the train deaths. Shortly afterward, she was threatened with death and run out of town.
The fact is, the more you dig into the “Boys on the Tracks” deaths, the more unsettling links you find to Governor Clinton and to a number of unsolved deaths, including the murder of Jeff Rhodes
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