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In politics, everyone plays the deadly Six Degrees of Clinton Separation

Written By | Jun 9, 2018

WASHINGTON: It started in 1994 after prolific actor Kevin Bacon told Premiere magazine he had “worked with everybody in Hollywood or someone who’s worked with them.” And so began the parlor game called Six Degrees of Keven Bacon, which proffers that any Hollywood actor is a mere six persons removed from the “Footloose” star. That game can also be played on the political, vs Hollywood, stage. Only its Six Degrees of Clinton separation and the game is deadly.

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Actor Kevin Bacon in the 1984 film “Footloose.” Screen grab.

An uncanny trail of death

The tragic death of celebrity chef, author and bon vivant host of CNN’s “Parts Unknown,” Anthony Bourdain, is such a case. And while the game is speculation, the coincidences, particularly the Starbucks murders, is chilling. But as far as we know its all just coincidence. Or is it?

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Former President Obama enjoys a meal with Bourdain in communist Vietnam. CNN screen grab.

Two Degrees of Separation: Hillary Clinton – Fareed Zakaria – Harvey Weinstein – Anthony Bourdain

When Hillary Clinton was interviewed by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, she bounced questions about her association with alleged serial sexual harasser and rapist, Harvey Weinstein. Clinton told CNN she would give Weinstein’s tainted and considerable contributions to her presidential campaign to charity.

“And I have to say, Hillary’s interview with Fareed Zakaria was shameful in its deflection and its disingenuousness,” tweeted Bourdain.




And, much to the chagrin of his fellow liberal New Yorkers, Bourdain would not let up.

“Know what Hillary Clinton is NOT? She’s not stupid. Or unsophisticated about the world. The Weinstein stories had to be out there for years.”

When fellow liberals formed a Twitter mob to verbally assault Bourdain for straying from the Saint Hillary vanguard, Bourdain said:

“I can assure you that the victims of Mr. Weinstein’s three decades of predatory behavior are disappointed too. I’m sitting next to one.”

Anthony Bourdain is said to have hanged himself near the French city of Colmar. The town’s prosecutor, Christian de Rocquigny du Fayel, told the press he had no reason to suspect foul play.

One Degree of Separation: Hillary Clinton – The Clinton Foundation – Kate Spade

And then there’s fashion designer Kate Spade who, according to a Clinton Foundation DOCUMENT, was among a group that traveled to Haiti on behalf of the organization. She was part of the foundation’s initiative to foster “economic growth, support small businesses, and empower girls and women.”

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Designer Kate Spade on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” ABC screen grab.

Spade was found hanging inside her Park Avenue apartment by her housekeeping staff – three days before Anthony Bourdain’s apparent suicide.

One Degree of Separation:
Bill and Hillary Clinton – Whitewater – James McDougle

James McDougal: This crooked Arkansas businessman was convicted of 18 counts of fraud for covering losses incurred in the failed Whitewater development deal with funds from a savings and loan he managed.



Although the Clintons were his partners in the land scheme, they walked away unscathed. In 1996, McDougal claimed in a BOOK to have made monthly payoffs to then-Gov. Bill Clinton in the 1980s.

McDougal died in prison of a heart attack in 1998, the same year the U.S. House of Representatives passed articles of impeachment against Bill Clinton.

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Bill and Hillary Clinton – Monica Lewinsky – Mary Mahoney

Mary Mahoney: While you are certainly aware of the name Monica Lewinsky, Mahoney’s is lost to history. A former White House intern herself, it is said she knew other female interns harassed by President Clinton and intended to go public.

While working at a Starbucks frequented by then-presidential advisor George Stephanopoulos and First Daughter Chelsea Clinton, armed intruders entered the facility late one night and killed Mahoney and two other Starbucks employees.

Their bodies were dumped in a cold-storage unit. Mahoney was shot five times, with one slug lodged in the back of her skull, gangland style.

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Bill and Hillary Clinton – Rose Law Firm – Vince Foster

Vince Foster: A former partner with Hillary Clinton in Little Rock’s Rose Law Firm, Foster was found dead in 1993 at Fort Marcy Park just outside Washington, D.C., a gunshot wound to his head.

In his briefcase was a torn suicide note:

“I was not meant for the job or the spotlight of public life in Washington. Here, ruining people is considered sport.”

Maggie Williams, First Lady Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff, rushed to Foster’s White House office and removed files before FBI investigators could arrive. The documents, many believe, pertained to Clinton’s Whitewater dealings with James McDougal.

Two years later, Carolyn Huber, an aide to Hillary Clinton, found a Whitewater document in the Book Room of the White House private residence. FBI technicians dusted the document for FINGERPRINTS and found those of Hillary Clinton.

Although Hillary lied to federal investigators and a grand jury about taking the files from Vince Foster’s office, no legal action was taken. This would be the case years later in regard to her illegal handling of State Department emails.

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Bill and Hillary Clinton – Danny Ferguson – Kathy Ferguson

Kathy Ferguson: In 1994, this ex-wife to Arkansas State Trooper Danny Ferguson, packed her bags for a trip but never made it past the front door. She was found dead in her living room, a gunshot wound to the head. Her ex-husband was a co-defendant with Bill Clinton in the sexual-harassment lawsuit filed by Paula Jones.

It’s believed Kathy Ferguson’s testimony may have substantiated the charge that Arkansas State Troopers procured women for then-Gov. Bill Clinton.

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Bill and Hillary Clinton – Kathy Ferguson – Bill Shelton

Bill Shelton: Arkansas State Trooper and fiancée to the late Kathy Ferguson above, Shelton was found dead, a gunshot wound to the head. His lifeless body lay by the graveside of Kathy Ferguson.

There are at least 50 such lifeless members with a mere Six Degrees of Clinton Separation. Kevin Bacon would be hard pressed to boast of having as many relations with the Hollywood elite as the Clinton’s have with the unlucky dead.

Alex Jones interviewed by NBC’s Megyn Kelly. NBC News screen grab.

Right-wing conspiratorialist Alex Jones was roundly criticized for tweeting:

“Anthony Bourdain had the guts to call Henry Kissinger an evil war criminal and Hillary ‘shameful’ for defending Harvey Weinstein! Hope he is in a better place. Hillary has called me ‘Dark Heat’ so let me just say again I will never kill myself!!”

Slate’s Rachel Leah was outraged:

“Somehow, Jones found a way to not only shame Bourdain and all those who suffer from mental illness, but also to disparage Hillary Clinton and — remarkably — make Bourdain’s death about Jones himself and his own political grievances.”

As the mainstream media continues to promote the implausible conspiracy theory that Russia, in league with Donald Trump, stole the 2016 presidential election, it’s truly amazing how easily they dismiss the more compelling “coincidences” surrounding the army of dead unlucky to have crossed paths with Bill and Hillary Clinton.

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Top Images: Anthony Bourdain’s CNN show “Parts Unknown.” Inset, Hillary Clinton. CNN screen grabs.

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Steven M. Lopez

Originally from Los Angeles, Steven M. Lopez has been in the news business for more than thirty years. He made his way around the country: Arizona, the Bay Area and now resides in South Florida.