George H.W. Bush

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  • Zapata Oil (probable CIA cover)
  • Carlyle Group: Senior adviser to Carlyle Asia Advisory Board (1998-2003)

Government positions

  • US Congressman (R-TX-7): 1967-1971
  • CIA: Director (1976-1977)
  • US Vice President: 1981-1989
  • US President: 1989-1993

Political organizations



CIA operations

Economic policy

Foreign policy




Soviet Union

Gulf War



Hidden CIA career

[Recruited into the CIA when he joined the Texas oil business, quite possibly as a cover. There's little doubt that he was a CIA operative all the way back to the 50s or 60s. All that remains is how deeply involved he was. Some authors, like Russ Baker, claim that he played a pivotal role in the JFK assassination and Watergate scandal before becoming CIA director.]


Main article: Iran-Contra

Child molestation

Main article: Franklin child sex ring

Political connections

Corporate connections


External links

Hidden CIA career

  • JFK assassination allegations
    • CIA agent Trenton Parker told Rodney Stich in 1993 that George Bush was involved in the JFK assassination plot (see also Denver Post, "Horses seized from Weld man who threatened to shoot them", 2009/09/04: "Parker claimed that during his glory days in Denver, he actually was working for the CIA and that his run for the U.S. Senate was orchestrated by the CIA.")
    • JFK Facts, "About that lame Bush conspiracy theory", 2013/03/29
    • JFK Facts, "Exchange on the ‘Bush did it’ theory", 2013/08/09
    • Joan Mellen, "The Kennedy Assassination and the Current Political Moment", 2016/07/13: "Present in Dallas that November morning of the 22nd were not only George H. W. Bush, shortly to depart for Tyler, then return that afternoon to Dallas, but also Richard Nixon. [...] it does seem odd that they were in Dallas along with David Atlee Phillips. [...] A CIA document at the National Archives and posted on the Internet (Record Number 104-10310-10271) reveals that in 1953, when George H.W. Bush founded Zapata Oil, his partner was one Thomas J. Devine—an oil wildcatter and long-time CIA staff employee. Thomas Devine’s name does not appear in the original papers of Zapata, but it does in the company Bush created shortly thereafter as “Zapata Offshore.” This CIA document reveals that Thomas Devine had informed George Bush of a CIA project with the cryptonym, WUBRINY/LPDICTUM. [...] WUBRINY involved Haitian operations, in which, the documents reveal, a participant was George de Mohrenschildt, the Dallas CIA handler of Lee Oswald. [...] Bush and Devine later traveled to Vietnam together, a trip for which the Department of Defense issued Devine an interim “Top Secret” clearance. No surprise there: Devine obviously had never left the Agency. [...] Joseph McBride’s Nation article (“The Man Who Wasn’t There: George Bush, CIA Operative, July 16, 1988), exposed how George H.W. Bush was debriefed by the FBI about the Kennedy assassination on November 23rd . The inadvertently released document refers to “Mr. George Bush of the Central Intelligence Agency.” Bush claimed it was a different George Bush, George William Bush, who worked for the Agency. But it wasn’t so. George William came forward to say he was never debriefed by anyone. [...] What should also give us pause is that these documents about Zapata Offshore, which had offices on several continents but never did much business, were released under the JFK Act as Kennedy assassination documents. So it is the Agency itself, not the dreaded “conspiracy theorists,” that links George H.W. Bush with the Kennedy assassination."
  • Phoenix Program links
    • Russ Baker, "Bush and the JFK Hit, Part 10: After Camelot", 2013/11/20: "Congress was a great place for a spy – even better, in some ways, than the CIA. Congressmen were expected to travel the world, looking into matters of interest to the United States. In December 1967, less than a year after Bush was sworn in, he was off to Indochina, with his CIA partner Thomas Devine in tow. It was Christmas break, a time when congressmen often make overseas trips, but Bush and Devine did not have a typical agenda. Correspondence indicates that having arrived in Vietnam, Bush and Devine hastily canceled an appointment with the U.S. ambassador in favor of other, unstated activities. For the CIA, the hot item at the time was the so-called Phoenix Program, a secret plan to imprison and “neutralize” suspected Vietcong. This was being rolled out at precisely the moment that Poppy and Devine arrived “in country.” If J. Edgar Hoover’s 1963 memo was correct in mentioning “George Bush of the CIA” as an intermediary with Cuban exiles, the coincidence of Rodriguez’s activities in Vietnam with that of Bush’s visit raises questions as to how the two were connected. In 1970 Rodriguez joined the CIA front company Air America, which allegedly played a role in trafficking heroin from Laos to the United States. The Laotian operation was led by Donald Gregg, who would later serve as national security adviser during Poppy Bush’s presidency. When Bush and Devine traveled to Vietnam the day after Christmas 1967, Devine was in his new CIA capacity, operating under commercial cover. Handwritten notes from the trip show that Poppy was especially interested in the Phoenix program, which he referred to by the euphemism “pacification.”

Bush family

  • Nazi Germany business partnerships
  • Covert Action Quarterly, "The Family That Preys Together", summer 1992
  • George W. Bush info
    • Texas Monthly, "Team Player" by Joe Nick Patoski, 1999/06: "PRIVILEGE, PEDIGREE, AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS were the reasons Bush hooked up with the Rangers in the first place. His name surfaced as a possible major league owner in the weeks after his father was elected president. “George had spent most of 1988 campaigning and then on the transition team, but he decided he didn’t want to be in Washington—he wanted to go back to Texas,” says one of his fraternity brothers, Roland W. Betts, a movie financier who’d been looking for a pro sports team to buy. “In December he called me and said the Rangers were in play. The Macks [a venerable baseball family] wanted to buy the team from Eddie Chiles, but there was growing concern that they wanted to move the team to Florida.”

      Chiles, the Fort Worth oilman who achieved notoriety with his “I’m Mad” radio spots, had known George W. as a kid. A friend of the Bush family, he flew George’s sister Robin to hospitals in his private plane when she was diagnosed with leukemia. He’d bought the Rangers in 1980, but at age 78 he was ready to call it quits—a fact Bush was made aware of by William DeWitt, Jr., his oil-business partner in Midland in the eighties. DeWitt, whose father had owned the St. Louis Browns and the Cincinnati Reds, wanted a piece of a team himself.

      Bush got cash commitments from several sources. Betts signed on, but only after receiving assurances that his friend wasn’t going to run for office anytime soon. Also ponying up were Connecticut real estate whiz Craig Stapleton, Bush’s cousin through marriage; former Marriott Corporation executive Fred Malek, who had been a member of Richard Nixon’s inner circle; and three Cincinnati investors: produce wholesaler Bob Castellini, oilman Mercer Reynolds, and broadcasting executive Dudley Taft. Chiles was so impressed that he signed a letter of agreement with the Bush group.

      But baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth wasn’t satisfied. Although he wanted Chiles to find a buyer who would keep the Rangers in Texas, a top ten media market, he thought Bush’s investors didn’t have enough local ties. At Ueberroth’s urging, Bush went to see Fort Worth financier Richard Rainwater, the money man behind the Bass family. Subsequently, Rainwater met with Bush, Betts, and Stapleton at the Highland Park home of Edward “Rusty” Rose, a financier known as the Mortician for his ability to squeeze profits from failing companies acquired through leveraged buyouts. “We talked about the possibility of owning the team together,” Betts recalls. “At the end of the day Rainwater said if he was going to do it, he wanted Rose as general partner because he liked and trusted him. I said the same thing about George. Rose and George met, and after a few lunches they agreed to run the team together.” The publicity-shy Rose made one stipulation: Bush would be the managing general partner, meaning he’d deal with the media and the public, while Rose would serve as chairman of the board."
    • Harpers, "THE GEORGE W. BUSH SUCCESS STORY" by Joe Conason and Kevin P. Phillips, 2000/02: "Bush, who received $15 million for his share of the Texas Rangers franchise, would be the richest Democratic or Republican nominee since Lyndon Johnson. On the June 1998 day that the baseball team was sold, Bush told reporters, “When it is all said and done, I will have made more money than I ever dreamed ...” [...] When George W. Bush declared his candidacy for president in 1999, hundreds of his wealthiest supporters pledged to raise at least $100,000 each for his campaign. For a time their names were kept confidential, but eventually the Bush campaign--meaning finance chairman Donald Evans-- released the names of the first 115 “Pioneers” to meet its fund-raising quota, even as hundreds more unnamed backers were reportedly trying to do so. Listed among the founding group of successful Pioneers were R. Steven Hicks, the brother of Tom Hicks; Tom Loeffler; three partners in Vinson & Elkins, the law firm that serves as counsel to UTIMCO; and former Texas Rangers partners Mercer Reynolds, William DeWitt, Rusty Rose, and Roland Betts. Also joining the Pioneers were Adele Hall, Charles Wyly, and Lee Bass, whose partnerships had received investments from UTIMCO; and Wayne Berman, the lobbyist and consultant who represents Carlyle Partners."
    • Plainview Herald, "Scope of big-dollar Bush donors revealed in court documents", 2003/05/04: "A network of big donors to George W. Bush called "the Pioneers" was far more extensive than previously known, producing perhaps half the record-smashing $100 million for his 2000 presidential race, court documents show. While the Bush campaign initially made public a list of 226 members of the Pioneer network, there actually were more than 500, The Dallas Morning News and New York Times reported Monday. As the president prepares for re-election, he is expected to tap the same network of wealthy donors to build what Bush advisers hope will be a $200 million campaign treasury. Half of the Pioneers are from Texas. Among the previously undisclosed names are House Speaker Tom Craddick of Midland, Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks, professional golfer Ben Crenshaw and Austin lobbyist Randy DeLay, brother of U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Sugar Land. Among the others are Washington lobbyist Haley Barbour and Hollywood movie producer Jerry Weintraub. Although each Pioneer pledged to raise $100,000 for the Bush campaign, some produced three to five times that amount. [...] Among those who far exceeded the $100,000 pledge for Bush's campaign were Michigan real estate developer Ronald Weiser, who raised nearly $600,000, and one-time Bush business partners William DeWitt and Mercer Reynolds, who combined for $605,000. Reynolds was appointed by Bush to be ambassador to Switzerland. Weiser was named ambassador to Slovakia. Ambassadorships were bestowed on at least 19 Bush Pioneers. At least a dozen Pioneers are credited with bundling more than $300,000 each. At least 44 Pioneers come from the energy industry, including recently ousted natural gas executives Chuck Watson of Dynegy Inc. and William Wise of El Paso Corp. Former Enron Corp. chief Kenneth Lay was credited with raising $112,000 during the campaign, before the demise of his Houston-based energy company."
    • Crooks and Liars, "Bush sees the rich skipping out on taxes", 2008/02/11
    • The Guardian, "Texas Rangers saga shows Tom Hicks's hallmark is debt and discontent", 2010/10/08: "[Tom] Hicks had made his fortune with a venture capital fund – buying or investing in companies and then selling them off at a profit – and was collecting a string of sports teams, including the Dallas Stars ice hockey franchise, the Texas Rangers, Liverpool and a professional rodeo circuit. It was the Texas Rangers that first pushed George W Bush to public prominence when he led a consortium that purchased the team in 1989. While Bush went on to bigger things, the Rangers failed to perform and in 1998 the club was sold by Bush's group to Hicks for $250m."
  • Jeb Bush info
    • Medicare fraud with International Medical Centers (IMC)
      • ...
      • Alleged connection to Rick Scott
        • Sun Sentinel, "HOSPITAL CHAIN TO ACQUIRE IMC", 1986/07/19
        • Associated Press, "State Asks Judge to OK IMC Sale to Humana", 1987/05/29
        • New York Times, "Merger Proposed to Create Largest U.S. Hospital Chain", 1993/06/11
        • New York Times, "Another Big Merger in Health Care", 1994/05/24
        • Sunshine State News, "15 of 34 Florida HMOs Report 2014 Losses", 2015/07/06 - comment says "No wonder they are all going broke. Every one of these names are somehow connected to Rick Scott and Jeb Bush except maybe WellCare and that use to belong to Jeb's uncle George Schwartz Soros! "United" Healthcare is like Tenet it's an old Bush family RICO scam dating back for decades. Tenet is the residuals of Columbia which was the assets of International Medical Centers - when Jeb's first Medicare Fraud partner Miguel Recarey, Jr. fled the US Jeb and daddy Bush stored the IMC assets collecting $30 million a month for treating their wounded Contra Rebels with Humana who renamed it Galen in 1987 Jeb and family called Rick Scott and Richard Rainwater old Bush lawyer and investor guru to Miami to take over and rename IMC into Columbia when the got caught in 1997 they flipped it into Tenet - by 2013 Tenet had paid ON BILLION in Fines for stealing hundreds of Billion of Medicare dollars - Jeb who has been collecting over $37 thousand a day from Tenet since May 2007 stepped off the board to run for dictator of the USA 2016!"
        • Judge One For Yourself post on 2016/08/18: "An HHS investigator Weinstein caught them - Jeb Bush blamed Recarey and in July 1987 with the help of Poppy Bush arranged for Recarey to flee the US before the indictment come down with a $2+ million IRS refund arranged by VP Bush. With Recarey and Trafficante, Jr’s out of the way in October 1987 Jeb and brother George Walker Bush brought Rick Scott [Dallas Bush family lawyer and Texas Rangers partner] and Richard Rainwater [Dallas Bush family friend and investor Guru who in 1984 Hired Michael Eisner as Disney CEO for the Bass Brothers – Eisner bought ABC creating the largest media outlet in the world – just another arm of the Bush Gang] to pick up the pieces of IMC which the Bushes had arranged to be placed in receivership with Humana – who repackaged it into Galen Hospitals. This was the origin of Columbia Hospitals. Later they added HCA which was owned by Bush family friends and TN brother Billy and Tommy First. The massive Medicare Frauds surfaced again in 1997 and Rick Scott jumped ship with millions in cash and his Columbia stock – in 1997 he, the Bushes and their investor friends merged Columbia into Tenet Healthcare – in 2007 Jeb became the sole director of Tenet at a $37,500. per day salary! The FBI announced in 2013 that over the years Tenet had paid over One Billion in Fines for Medicare Fraud. Jeb Bush resigned as the sole director of Tenet of Dallas, Texas in December 2014 in preparation of running for president."
        • Sunshine State News, "Post Pulse, Scott Pushes $6 Million Counterterrorism Proposal", 2017/01/04 - comment says "The Bush-Scott gang is still running the Tenet Medicare Fraud scheme today with the computer billings being handled by Jeb’s cousin Jonathan Bush and his Athena Health and direct deposits being made to offshore accounts in Cayman Islands and possibly others. If not for his partners in crime Jeb and his brother George Walker Bush – Scott would have been sentenced to federal prison in 1995 for his massive Medicare Dollars thefts. Instead they groomed him to fall in line as their governor following Charlie Crist who was post turtled into Florida politics by Mel Sembler and his son Brent who was Charlie’s boating partner on Tampa Bay for years. Jeb slide Charlie Crist from Ed Comish into AG to protect Mel Sembler in the days his child abuse cases from Straight, Inc was coming to the surface which of course led to Charlie’s ascension to the governor‘s office which was tainted by the leaks of the Jim Greer FLGOP scandal’s which led to the indictments of Ray Sansome and Jim Greer. [...] And while all this was going on the FDLE Male Head Agent in the Tampa Office was accidently arrested for raping an eight year old boy."
        • Washington Post, "Former Hospital CEO Rick Scott Leads Opposition to Obama on Health Care", 2009/05/11: "Scott, 56, seems unfazed by such criticism, emphasizing that he was never charged with any wrongdoing and that other health-care companies were also fined for overbilling problems. A lawyer with no formal medical training, Scott built Columbia/HCA into the largest U.S. health-care company before he was ousted by the board of directors in 1997. He was also once a partner in the Texas Rangers with George W. Bush. Scott now runs an investment firm and owns, among other things, a chain of walk-in urgent-care clinics in Florida called Solantic."
      • Alleged connection to Jim Towey
        • ...
  • Neil Bush info
  • Foreign corruption involving the Bush family and the "neocon / Cheney network"

Reagan shooting

  • Russ Baker, "Bush Angle to Reagan Shooting Still Unresolved as Hinckley Walks", 2016/08/16: "John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot and nearly killed President Ronald Reagan in 1981 — an attempt which, if successful, would have resulted in then-Vice President George H.W. Bush moving up to the top spot — was none other than a friend of the Bush family. [...] The story was broken by the now-defunct Houston Post, and then picked up briefly by the AP and UPI wire services, and some newspapers, plus Newsweek. Then it vanished without a trace or further inquiry or comment in the mainstream media. [...] The Hinckleys and the Bushes have been friendly for decades, going back to the days when both families set down stakes in the dusty town of Midland, Texas, a magnet for the children of wealthy, East Coast families seeking to cash in on the oil boom. The Hinckleys were donors to Poppy Bush’s political campaigns over the years, and they gave to support the first, unsuccessful bid for Congress of the young George W. Bush, in 1978. The families lived close to each other, they socialized; I saw indications that, at one point, they may have shared the same lawyer. Even more strangely, Neil Bush, son of the vice president, was scheduled to have dinner with Hinckley’s brother, Scott, the day after the shooting. [...] Neil and his wife, and Scott, all lived in Denver at the time. Scott’s father’s oil company, Vanderbilt Oil, had its headquarters in Denver at that time. Scott was a company vice president. Meanwhile, the shooter, John W. Hinckley Jr., lived from time to time with his family in a small town outside Denver. In fact, at the time he shot Reagan, he was living with his parents."
  • UPI, "Hinckley came from wealthy oil family", 1981/03/31: "John Warnock Hinckley Jr. had 'all the advantages' of a 'top-drawer' family -- he came from a wealthy background, his father was a respected businessman and his parents had a posh $300,000 home. [...] Hinckley's parents and an older brother, Scott, went into seclusion at the home of a neighbor, Williams Sells, after the shooting, but confirmed Monday night in a statement that John Jr. had undergone psychiatric treatment. They refused to say anything about his disorder. [...] Neighbors of the family remembered seeing John Jr. around the house, which is nestled in ponderosa pines on an acre of land along the Hiwan Country Club golf course. But none said they had ever talked with the young man, or knew much about him. The Hinckley family moved to Evergreen, an affluent community near Denver, after John Sr., president of Vanderbilt Energy Corp., a multimillion-dollar oil and gas exploration firm, moved his business to Colorado in 1974. [...] But John Jr. spent little time with his family at their $300,000 home, family associates say. [...] Earlier this month, he spent 16 days alone in a nondescript motel in Lakewood, a suburb of Denver, and visited a pawnshop."
  • New York Times, "HINCKLEY REPORTED TO DISCUSS 'CONSPIRACY' IN SEIZED PAPERS", 1981/10/21: "A Justice Department source late tonight confirmed a report that John W. Hinckley Jr. had written in papers confiscated from his cell in July that he was part of a conspiracy when he shot President Reagan and three other men March 30. [...] Guards first read the papers on July 23 during a routine search of Mr. Hinckley's cell. They reported the contents to the F.B.I. on July 27 and seized the papers from the cell that day, according to the testimony. [...] The Justice Department source said this evening that the F.B.I. immediately investigated the ''leads'' in the document concerning a possible conspiracy but did not alter its July 26 conclusion that Mr. Hinckley had acted alone in the shooting. He also confirmed a report that Mr. Hinckley had attempted to send letters to what appeared to be fictitious co-conspirators and that the letters were intercepted, read by officials and investigated. [...] Pretrial hearings were held in closed session this afternoon to prevent the press and public from learning the contents of the handwritten papers. Lawyers for the 26-year-old defendant have asked Federal District Judge Barrington D. Parker to bar prosecutors from introducing the papers and a diary, both in Mr. Hinckley's handwriting, as evidence."
  • Edward Richardson - another would-be assassin paralleling Hinckley in striking ways
    • New York Times, "MAN, 22, IS ARRESTED IN MANHATTAN FOR THREATENING THE PRESIDENT'S LIFE", 1981/04/08: "A 22-year-old unemployed man armed with a .32-caliber revolver was arrested yesterday afternoon in the Port Authority bus terminal in midtown Manhattan on charges of threatening the life of President Reagan. According to United States Attorney John S. Martin, the man, Edward Michael Richardson of Drexel Hill, Pa., later told investigators that if he failed to kill the President, he ''intended to get'' Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig Jr. or Senator Jesse Helms, Republican of North Carolina. [...] According to the agents, the letter threatening Mr. Reagan said, in part, ''I depart now for Washington, D.C., to bring to completion Hinckley's reality.'' ''Ultimately,'' the letter continued, ''Ronald Reagan will be shot to death and this country turned to the 'Left.' '' ''If I cannot get at the President,'' it went on, ''I am prepared to slay some other prominent 'Right Wing' political figure.'' The letter, dated April 7, 9:15 A.M., was addressed ''To the Fascist Powers,'' and signed ''Edward Richardson, Inter. Peoples Court.'' [...] Mr. Richardson is the youngest of four children of Joseph Richardson, a retired mailman, and his wife, Claire. [...] He graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1976, attended Delaware County Community College without graduating and reportedly served in the Air Force for about six months. [...] ''What brought this about, I don't know,'' the elder Mr. Richardson told a reporter for The Associated Press, adding that his son had told him he ''liked'' President Reagan. [...] He said Mr. Richardson had taken an avid interest in Charles Manson, the Symbionese Liberation Army and the Rev. Carl McIntire, the radio preacher. [...] Several neighbors said that in the last year or two, Mr. Richardson had foresaken Catholicism and had become a ''born-again Christian.'' One of the neighbors said that, for a time, Mr. Richardson attended a Bible college in Florida."
    • UPI, "Investigators are looking into similarities between two letters threatening...", 1981/04/08: "Investigators are looking into similarities between two letters threatening the life of President Reagan, federal sources said Wednesday -- one allegedly written by a gunman arrested Tuesday and the other received by a magazine the day Reagan was shot. An anonymous letter mailed March 25 from Grand Junction, Colo., and received March 30 by 'The Evangelist' magazine in Baton Rouge, La., contained wording almost identical to that of a letter found Monday that allegedly was written by Edward Richardson, the sources said. [...] Hinckley, 25, son of an Evergreen, Colo., oilman, was in Colorado the day the anonymous letter was sent from Grand Junction, according to information already gathered in the investigation of the assassination attempt. David Hail, a spokesman for the Rev. Jimmy Swaggart, who owns 'The Evangelist,' said the unsigned letter his magazine received said, 'Ronald Reagan will be shot to death and the country will turn to the left.' [...] Hinckley allegedly flew out of Denver March 25, the day the Colorado letter was sent, to begin a cross-country odyssey that ended with the shooting in Washington. Richardson's lawyer, J. Edward Meyer, said through a spokeswoman that his client was at his parents' home in Drexel Hill 'for the week ending March 30.' [...] The magazine is not sold on newsstands and can be obtained only by writing an address given on Swaggart's television and radio broadcasts, Hail said. He said the magazine staff had done a 'limited search' of subscriber records, but had not found either Hinckley's or Richardson's name among them."
    • New York Times, "TESTS SET FOR MAN CHARGED IN THREAT", 1981/04/09: "The accused man, Edward M. Richardson of Drexel Hill, Pa., told of the dream in a letter that was delivered to Jodie Foster, the actress, at Yale University last Monday, Federal law enforcement officials said. In the letter, Mr. Richardson indicated that in the dream he had received instructions to kill the President from John W. Hinckley Jr., the 25-year-old man who has been charged with attempting to assassinate Mr. Reagan in Washington on March 30. ''I will finish what Hinckley started,'' the letter said in part, according to the law enforcement officials. [...] A number of parallels between Mr. Richardson and Mr. Hinckley have emerged. Both had apparently been captivated by the 18-year-old Miss Foster, the star of such films as ''Taxi Driver'' and ''Carny.'' Both stayed briefly at the Park Plaza Hotel in New Haven and sent letters to Miss Foster. Both had recently lived in Lakewood, Colo., just outside Denver. Both had been unable to find work and appeared to have been drifting around the country with little purpose in the weeks before they allegedly took action against the President."
    • UPI, "A federal grand jury today indicted Edward Richardson on...", 1981/04/09: "A federal grand jury today indicted Edward Richardson on two counts of threatening the life of President Reagan. [...] Richardson, 22, of Drexel Hill, Pa., was arrested Tuesday with a loaded handgun in the Port Authority bus terminal in Manhattan on a Philadelphia-bound bus. He had taken a bus to New York from New Haven after staying at the Sheraton Park Plaza hotel, the same place where John W. Hinckley, accused in the assassination attempt on President Reagan last week, had stayed in a futile attempt to contact Miss Foster at Yale. [...] Authorities said Wednesday they are investigating similarities between another letter allegedly written by Richardson and an anonymous message mailed to a Baton Rouge, La., magazine. The anonymous letter -- mailed March 25 from Grand Junction, Colo., and received March 30 by 'The Evangelist' magazine -- contained wording almost identical to that of one allegedly written by Richardson, sources said. [...] Authorities said Richardson had stayed at a Lakewood apartment with his two sisters from mid-December until early March. Hinckley stayed in the Golden Hours motel in Lakewood from March 8 until March 23, and then returned to his family's home in Evergreen, Colo."
    • EIR, "'Manchurian Candidate' 'pattern behind assassination potential", 1981/04/21
      • "According to some intelligence community sources, Hinckley had a routine schedule during his Lakewood stay of getting up at 9:00 a.m. and going to bed at 9:00 p.m. At regular intervals Hinckley would receive a telephone call ordering him to a predesignated phone booth where his apparent "controller" would issue coded instructions. The motel manager, Ginger Ancourt, confirmed this schedule, and when Hinckley was questioned by her as to his activity, he would only state that he was "going to work.""
      • "In 1976 Richardson joined the Air Force and was stationed in Texas. He was discharged within six months after an incident in which he was stabbed. Hinckley had undergone five months of psychiatric care in early 1980 with Evergreen Consultants in Human Behavior in Evergreen, Colorado. Evergreen Consultants practices a wide range of psychiatric techniques, some of which are admitted to be unorthodox.

        Little is known about Hinckley's personal psychiatrist, Dr. John J. Hopper, except that he completed training in Texas in the mid-1970s. Dr. Foster W. Cline of Evergreen Consultants revealed to the Baltimore Sun that he personally practiced "rage therapy" to force patients to release pent-up infantile emotions."
      • "Two institutes of possible significance for the Hinckley-Richardson investigation are:

        Naropa, located in Boulder, Colorado. The city is a center for environmental and Arab terrorist groups in the region. The assassin of Saudi Arabia's King Faisal was tracked to the Boulder area. Naropa has been preliminarily linked with Timothy Leary, the sponsor of drug-induced behavior modification experiments developed in the MK-Ultra program.

        Mt. Airy Hospital, an exclusive psychiatric hospital specializing in drug and alcohol addiction treatment. As yet unconfirmed reports have Hinckley staying there as a patient. Dr. Edmund Casper, who claims to have taught Hinckley's psychiatrist at Evergreen, Dr. Hopper, his "street-wise sense," is on Mt. Airy's staff. Casper was a division psychiatrist with the U.S. Army in Vietnam at the time when behavior modification techniques of the sort developed at the Tavistock Clinic in England were first introduced."
      • "From 1979 until his stay in Lakewood, Colorado, Richardson attended the Shelton Bible College, whose founder, Rev. Carl McIntire, is also the founder of the American Council of Christian Churches (ACCC). Shelton is a nonaccredited college whose facilities have traveled from Collingswood, N.J.-also the base of McIntire's 20th Century Reformation Hour-to Florida when Richardson was a student."
      • "[...] Dr. Cline, the associate of Hinckley's psychiatrist in Evergreen, works as an adviser with Colorado Christian Home, which specializes in youth with a proclivity toward violence."
      • "John Hinckley's father underwent conversion from the Episcopalian Church to become a "born again" Christian. He funds one of the largest nondenominational, religious relief agencies called World Vision International. WVI's original base at its founding five years ago was in Pasadena, California, the former West Coast base of ACCC. According to Robert Ainsworth, the head of the U.S. Ministries Division of WVI and a former political-military affairs specialist for the State Department, Hinckley, Sr. and he traveled to the Sahel and Zimbabwe in Africa on WVI-related matters."
    • New York Times, "MAN WHO SENT NOTE THREATENING REAGAN ENTERS A GUITLY PLEA", 1981/07/14: "The man, Edward M. Richardson, made the surprise plea before Judge Ellen M. Burns of Federal District Court here. He is being held at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury. Mr. Richardson was arrested April 7 when he arrived at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City carrying a loaded .32-caliber pistol. The day before, Mr. Richardson had sent a threatening note to actress Jodie Foster, a freshman at Yale University, containing a threat to kill the President. [...] Today, Mr. Richardson told Judge Burns that hewrote the notes, but never intended to carry out the threats. ''I did it because of a drug-induced fantasy concerning a young Yale movie actress,'' he said. Mr. Richardson's lawyer, J. Edward Meyer, told the judge that his client at the time was involved in ''intense marijuana use and some use of L.S.D.''"
  • Jimmy Carter assassination attempts
    • New York Times, "INVESTIGATORS THINK HINCKLEY STALKED CARTER", 1981/04/12: "Officials said they suspected that Mr. Hinckley stalked Mr. Carter here last September, December and January and followed him to Chicago and Nashville last October, when he was campaigning for re-election. [...] Federal officials said that the possibility that Mr. Hinckley stalked Mr. Carter before turning his attention to Mr. Reagan was now a central focus of the F.B.I.'s investigation."
    • UPI, "FBI: No proof Hinckley stalked Carter", 1981/04/13: "The FBI said Monday it has 'no conclusive proof' that John Hinckley Jr., the man accused of trying to assassinate President Reagan, stalked Jimmy Carter last fall. 'I don't think it would be a proper assumption to state that he has been involved in any kind of stalking activity. It's also impossible for us to discount that as a possibility,' said spokesman Roger Young. [...] Hinckley was arrested at Nashville (Tenn.) Airport last October with three guns on the same day then President Carter was in town. He posted a $50 bond and was freed after Carter left the city. His weapons were confiscated. [...] On the day he left Nashville, Young said, Hinckley flew to New York and that evening he was in New Haven, Conn. Federal investigators have said Hinckley may have been motivated by an obsession for 18-year-old actress Jodie Foster, a freshman at Yale University in New Haven. A letter reportedly found in Hinckley's hotel room following the Reagan shooting said, 'Dear Jodie, There is a definite possibility that I will be killed in my attempt to get Reagan.'"
    • Cannon Courier, "Hinckley Stalked Carter In Tennessee", 2012/01/01: "“John Hinckley Jr. was in Nashville the same day (Oct. 9, 1980) Jimmy Carter was at Opryland Hotel and making appearances at other sites in our city,” confirmed Smyrna resident Darrell Long, who was one of the security officers who arrested Hinckley at Nashville International Airport. [...] “President Carter was in town all that day, and left the city before Hinckley got a shot at him,” described Long, who today serves as a deputy with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office as chief of security for judges and the public at the Judicial Building in downtown Murfreesboro. [...] The fact that Hinckley was arrested and detained at Nashville International Airport on that date possibly helped prevent an assassination attempt on Carter. “Hinckley also had a ticket to fly to New York when we found weapons in his suitcase,” Long recalled. “President Carter’s next stop on Air Force One was also New York.” And Hinckley would have followed if an X-ray of his luggage in Nashville had not revealed weapons inside. “We found three guns in Hinckley’s suitcase that day,” Long added. [...] “When the assassination attempt on President Reagan’s life happened, the pieces fell into place that Hinckley had been in Nashville stalking President Carter the same day we arrested him here in Nashville,” Long confirmed."
    • Dayton Daily News, "John Hinckley stalked Carter in Dayton before shooting Reagan", 2016/07/27: "As part of Hinckley’s trial, prosecutors offered video showing that months before he shot Reagan, Hinckley was less than six feet from President Jimmy Carter at a campaign event in Dayton Oct. 2, 1980.They offered the Dayton information as part of a pattern, adding that one week later, Hinckley was arrested on a weapons charge in Nashville, Tenn., the same day Carter was campaigning there. [...] Traffic reporter Sgt. Mark Bowron with AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO, a retired Dayton police detective, was on the security detail the day Carter was in Dayton for an event at the Convention Center.“There was a huge investigation into John Hinckley (after the shooting),” Bowron said. “They actually checked out pictures that had been snapped of that (Dayton) event and found that Hinckley was in the crowd, very close to the front. [...] The Dayton Daily News reported in 1982 that Hinckley had checked into the Sheraton Dayton hotel on South Jefferson Street (near what is now the Wright Stop RTA hub) two days before Carter’s appearance at the Convention Center a block to the south. [...] The Dayton Daily News article said he requested a room with a view of the Convention Center and was given room 818, for which he paid $35.52."
  • Ted Kennedy assassination ambitions
    • New York Times, "SHOOTINGS BY HINCKLEY LAID TO SCHIZOPHRENIA", 1982/05/15: "Mr. Hinckley told him, the doctor said, that in the previous few weeks, homicidal and suicidal thoughts had been ''running rampant through his mind,'' and that he had fantasized about killing himself, massacring a classroom full of students at Yale, killing Senator Edward M. Kennedy and shooting up the House of Representatives in the fashion of Puerto Rican terrorists he had read about."

Economic policy

  • Was his criticism of Reagan's "voodoo economics" legitimate, or a front for his actual beliefs?
  • Pittsburgh Press, "Economic Woe Deepened By Policies of Reagan, Democratic Governors Say", 1983/08/02: "A letter by Nebraska Gov. Bob Kerrey, signed yesterday by five other Democrats, criticized vice President George Bush, who at the meeting's opening session Sunday argued against increased taxes. Kerrey's letter to Bush said Reagan's economy plan has "failed to produce anything other than a $200 billion deficit and an artificially strong dollar which is liquidating our first line of defense our industrial and agricultural production capacity." Bush had told the governors the answer to deficits "cannot possibly be to raise taxes and spend money just as this recovery is gathering strength.""

Child molestation