- February 27, 2018
Ron Brown Told No Tales, Part 2/2
This is Part 2 of a two-part article on the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Department of Commerce Chair Ron Brown in 1996. Check out Part 1 in The Daily Conspiracy!
~ ~ ~
After the fatal Air Force CT-43 (Boeing 737) plane crash in Croatia on April 3, 1996, Ron Brown’s dead body was flown to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) personnel examined his remains, as well as those of 33 others also brought back to the United States. President Clinton ordered that all the victims’ bodies be cremated, thereby destroying all forensic evidence and removing the chance for future autopsies.
CPO Kathleen Janoski was the Chief of the Forensic Photography Division at the AFIP Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner. Her account is that, as part of her duties to photograph corpses from head to toe, she began at the head of Ron Brown. When she saw a perfectly round hole, she commented that it looked like a bullet hole.
Colonel William Gormley, the AFIP pathologist examining Brown’s body, shushed her, but she repeated her observation. Gormley again told her to pipe down. Others drawn by this exchange also confirmed the presence of a strange hole in the top of Brown’s head. They were Lt. Colonel David Hause, Gormley, Commander Edward Kilbane (USN) (all pathologists) and Lt. Colonel Craig Mallak, a pathology resident.
In early December 1997, Lt. Colonel Steven Cogswell (USAF), one of the pathologists on the AFIP team, published a statement that he had found a “[perfectly round, inward-beveled] hole in Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown’s skull that looked like a bullet hole…However, no autopsy was performed.”
Two days after Cogswell published his remarks he “was put under a gag order.” Military police escorted the military doctor to his home where they seized all case materials on the Brown case.
Four days later, another AFIP pathologist familiar with Brown’s examination Lt. Colonel David Hause (U.S. Army) – an expert on gunshot wounds – supported Cogswell’s statements. “The gag order was broadened to include all AFIP personnel.”
The US Justice Department concluded the next month, on January 8, 1998, that everything was in order regarding the Brown case, and there were no grounds to begin an official investigation into the matter. Interestingly, no one from the DOJ spoke with either AFIP pathologists.
A week after that, on January 13, 1998, Jeanmarie Sentelle, a Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service revealed that “x-rays of Brown’s skull had been destroyed after the ‘lead snowstorm’ was discovered. According to Sentelle, a ‘lead snowstorm’ on x-rays is caused by bullet fragments when a bullet disintegrates upon impact.”
In other words, incriminating x-rays were eliminated from future consideration. This is termed “tampering with evidence,” “obstructing justice,” and “interfering with an ongoing investigation” – at least – all of which are highly illegal activities, by the way.
After being reported “missing,” authorities in charge of the case said the x-rays never existed at all. But photos of the X-rays produced subsequently provided further speculation of foul play. More lies from the federal government regarding this deadly plane crash in a foreign land.
It turns out that Brown was embroiled in a scandal of his own making: Don Stacey reported on Rense:
“At the time of the crash, Mr. Brown was under investigation by the Office of Independent Counsel (Mr. Daniel Pearson was the Special Prosecutor) and was under subpoena to produce documents concerning the sale of seats on trade missions in a civil law suit by Judicial Watch.”
It is almost certain that these materials would implicate none other than President Bill Clinton – and perhaps some of his Special Friends.
As this excerpt from Over the Transom put it:
“More than any man in Washington, he knew where all the money went for the payoffs, bribes, scams, money laundering, cover-ups, participation fees, hush money and side deals_all the way from one-man operations to vast multinational trade treaty deals.”
At the time of his death, Brown was being investigated for his shady and corrupt business dealings. This article on Angel Fire gives the details:
“At the time of Brown’s death, Independent Counsel Daniel Pearson was seeking to determine whether Brown had engaged in several sham financial transactions with longtime business partner Nolanda Hill shortly before he became secretary of commerce.
“Indictments seemed imminent. Ron Brown had reportedly told a confidante that he would, ‘not go down alone.’ Days later, his plane crashed on approach to Dubrovnik airport.” [emphasis added]
Brown had spoken publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors and implicate President Clinton and his co-conspiratorial wife Hilly Clinton. The plane crash conveniently removed that possibility:
“On the verge of being indicted and having stated publicly his willingness to make a deal with prosecutors, Ron Brown’s death brought to an end his ability to testify.”
After Ron Brown’s death, his co-worker, Barbara Wise, was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce, dead, bruised, and partially nude. Per the Washington Post:
“Although investigators found bruises on her body, a D.C. police investigator said there was no outward sign of any cause of death. In addition, Sgt. Michael J. Farish, of the police homicide unit, said no obvious signs of foul play were found in Wise’s office. It was ‘highly possible’ that she died of natural causes, Farish said.”
Despite the official ruling, questions remain surrounding Wise’s untimely death. Was she – and Ron Brown – murdered in order to silence them? Were their deaths meant to send a threatening message to others that had knowledge sufficient to topple the Clinton empire?
The hard, cold, honest truth is that We the People will probably never know the answers to these tough questions.
The bottom line, however, is that Ron Brown’s death put an end to the criminal investigations into the Commerce Department. Dead men tell no tales. Connect the dots and draw your own conclusions.