Reprinted from www.libertylobby.org, home of The SPOTLIGHT archive
White House Volunteers Hold Key to Investigation
Documents within the little-known White House communications Agency, including audio tapes and video-tapes, hold the key to finding a smoking gun in the probe of Clinton administration fund-raising.
This is the opinion of a retired Air force high-tech communications specialist, familiar with the White House unit, who spoke with The SPOTLIGHT on the condition of anonymity.
The agency is primarily staffed by military volunteers.
Democratic members of the committee have tried to keep members of the unit from testifying before the Senate Governmental Affairs committee, but Chairman Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) Has forged ahead with the probe.
"Prior to Bill Clinton being in the White House," the source told The SPOTLIGHT, "this unit was called the White House communications Service. All members of the unit are volunteers who serve in the White House and want to serve the current president.
Unlike under previous presidents, these current military members of the unit do not report violations of the Constitution and U.S. law up through their chain of command.
"Under this president the military members of the unit do not follow their oath to the Constitution and the leaders appointed over them. Their loyalty rests solely with President Clinton."
During hearings held on the Whitewater real estate scandal held by the Senate Banking Committee, chaired by Sen. Alfonse D'Amato (R-New York), the committee was stymied by its inability to trace telephone calls placed by first lady Hillary Clinton to the White House and others right after the death of White House deputy Counsel Vincent M. Foster Jr. in 1993.
"The phone records D'Amato was seeking involved telephone lines that are controlled by the communications unit," he explained. "These phones are rated top secret and are only to be used for matters of national security. There are strict penalties if they are used for other than national security matters."
The records of these phones, he said, can be found in the unit's history, in its operational, installation and maintenance records.
"These are very explicit records," he added. "The agency has about the best- run audio and video library in the world. There is a complete plain English index listing of every computer disk, audio tape and videotape in the library storage area. Computer hard disks are also stored there.
"To protect the recordings the library is static free and it is a no food, drink or smoking area, provided 'hospital clean' air filters.
The listing of all records has plain English titles with the date of recording and specific coded numbers for each item. There is even a record kept if someone checks out an item. It will show who checked it out, their office symbol, date and time checked out, etc. Then, there will also be a record of date and time that it is returned to the library.
"If there are variations or different versions of tapes and discs each will have its own coded listing."
That list, the communications specialist told The SPOTLIGHT, is vital to "any thorough probe of the White House.
"The House, Senate, FBI and Justice Department need to obtain a copy of that agency list, if they even know about it," he concluded.
Other experts have told The SPOTLIGHT the controversy over the tapes of White House fund-raising "coffees" held by President Clinton to who big campaign contributors, which were supposedly found by accident in the agency's files, could prove to be the smoking gun of the investigation.
It is impossible, they explained, to alter the tapes without leaving a detectable "signature" on them.
In this case, if the tapes have been tampered with or altered those responsible will be accountable for tampering with evidence, obstruction of justice, and other felonies.