Former United Nations President John Ashe was on trial for a massive bribery scheme while he worked for the organization, but just before he was set to testify in court, the disgraced official died of rather mysterious causes. After hearing his ties to the Clintons it’s hard not to make a connection.
For years, the Clintons have seemingly had the worst luck when it comes to friends dying young either by suicide or other bizarre circumstances, and Ashe’s death is only going to add fuel to the fire of conspiracy theorists. A report from the New York Post outlined his connections to the Clintons, and after hearing about the way he died, there’s no way in hell anyone looking at the situation objectively isn’t going to wonder if he was murdered.
From the Post:
The death by barbell of disgraced UN official John Ashe could become a bigger obsession for conspiracy theorists than Vince Foster’s 1993 suicide.
Ashe — who was facing trial for tax fraud — died Wednesday afternoon in his house in Westchester County. The UN said he’d had a heart attack. But the local Dobbs Ferry police said Thursday that his throat had been crushed, presumably by a barbell he dropped while pumping iron.
Ashe was due in court Monday with his Chinese businessman co-defendant Ng Lap Seng, who is charged with smuggling $4.5 million into the US since 2013 and lying that it was to buy art and casino chips.
Ng was identified in a 1998 Senate report as the source of hundreds of thousands of dollars illegally funneled through an Arkansas restaurant owner, Charlie Trie, to the Democratic National Committee during the Clinton administration. (Ng was not charged with any crime.)
Ng and Trie had visited the White House several times for Democratic fund-raising events and were photographed with then-President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton.
One source told me, “During the trial, the prosecutors would have linked Ashe to the Clinton bagman Ng. It would have been very embarrassing. His death was conveniently timed.”
Ashe’s lawyer Jeremy Schneider told me he is sure Ashe’s death was an accident. “There is not one iota of evidence that it was homicide. This is nothing at all like Vince Foster.”
Police in Dobbs Ferry village are keeping the investigation open pending an autopsy by the Westchester medical examiner.
There may not be any evidence it was a homicide, but seriously, what are the odds that he just happened to drop a barbell on his throat and kill himself only a few days before testifying in court and possibly revealing damning information about the Clinton crime syndicate?
Apparently the Clintons know some of the unluckiest people on the planet (sarcasm).