The British Broadcasting Corporation and the Vince Foster Murder Cover-up

Ceri Isfryn

BBC TV Current Affairs

                                            Open Letter to the BBC

Dear Ceri,

I was surprised to be contacted by the BBC last summer concerning the death of Vince Foster.  The BBC is highly regarded and trusted.  Interest in our work by the world’s oldest national broadcasting corporation was encouraging.

On July 20, 2016, your reporter David Thompson wrote to us by email, 

I work for the BBC's TV current affairs department in the UK. I am currently looking at the issues surrounding the investigation into the death of Vince Foster and I'm really keen to speak to Hugh Turley and Patrick Knowlton. 

I responded to Mr. Thompson,



I think it would be best to answer questions you have by email.   You have been to the website and everything significant is available.

The Appendix to [Kenneth] Starr’s Report on the Death of Vince Foster was ordered included as part of the Report by the US Court of Appeals and it includes copies of twenty-five federal investigative records, proving six areas of cover-up.  This historic document has been ignored by journalists.


Starr’s 9-page motion to reconsider that the Court of Appeals denied is also at the website.


I would be impressed if BBC Current Affairs would properly report the Appendix to Starr’s Report on the Death of Vince Foster.  


Yours for the truth,

Hugh Turley 

Thompson ignored the evidence Foster was murdered and suggested a program about us.  On July 29, Thompson wrote, 

I think it would be great for the programme, [to] get Patrick, yourself and John Clarke together in an office somewhere. We can have you guys going through the documents and discussing the evidence. Is that something that you might be interested in taking part in? I think it would really show the scale of the documentation and the effort that you have all put into working on this story.

Later that day, I replied to Thompson’s suggestion with the following message including a press release.

Mr. Thompson,

Thank you for your interest.  For years we have been disappointed by the failure of journalists to report the news of the Appendix in Starr’s report on the death of Vincent Foster.

You can demonstrate that you are genuine by publicizing the press release below.  I would be impressed if you and the BBC would report this news before we proceed.   The news is not about me examining documents or the scale of the documents.


Hugh Turley


July 28, 2016


Contact: Hugh Turley


American Journalists Concealing Evidence of Vince Foster Cover-up 


The American press is suppressing news of the appendix to Ken Starr’s report on the death of Vincent Foster.  The appendix provides evidence of a cover-up by the Independent Counsel’s own investigators.  Since October 10, 1997, the American news media have failed to report that the US Court of Appeals included 20 pages, submitted by grand jury witness Patrick Knowlton, in Starr’s report, over Starr's objection.  The historic appendix includes copies of twenty-five federal investigative records, proving six areas of cover-up.

The American news media falsely reported that Starr’s report was 114-pages long, concealing the existence of the appendix, which made it 137 pages long.  The additional pages include evidence of a bullet hole in Foster’s neck, photos of the neck wound  vanished, x-rays of the neck wound vanished, the gun found did not belong to Foster, Foster’s car was not at the park, and Knowlton suffered grand jury witness intimidation.   The complete report with the appendix is available online at American universities.


Patrick Knowlton, John H. Clarke and Hugh Turley co-authored the final 20 pages of Starr’s Report on the death of Vincent Foster. Their website is  

On August 17, you took over the discussion for the BBC from Mr. Thompson and contacted Patrick Knowlton about interviewing him.   Knowlton copied to you the messages he had sent to David Thompson in July, 

Hi David,

My curiosity has risen since Hugh shared your latest correspondence with him. I don't want to waste your time or mine, especially. I have been involved with this case for many years and we are beyond any doubt the leading experts in the official record and documents of the Vince Foster murder. In my opinion there are only a few pieces of evidence that need to be highlighted to prove cover up and murder.


I am not personally interested in sitting around a table being filmed rummaging through papers, unless of course the fee for our time is paid out. I also have no interest in being on a show that lumps me in with Clinton haters, screwballs and master misdirectors and the fringe nut cases that hang on to our coattails.


Before I agree to do anything, I would like to see the script, who else do you plan on interviewing and how do you plan on being any different then your colleagues in the UK, who have and continue to call it a "suicide." I know in any profession it is not popular to oppose what your colleagues have been touting out as fact.

I have been on and continue to be on talk radio and have been on many TV shows in the past. I have been screwed over by countless people. I am wiser and more grounded about what I want and how I want my story and our work portrayed.

Patrick Knowlton

Dear David,

Thank you for your recent message.

I don’t think there is any confusion.  We are only interested in one story, the truth.  You are doing “two very distinct stories” and one of them is “the conspiracy theorists who manipulate the information, and use that for a political agenda.”  We had requested the names of others you would be interviewing and you failed to list them in your reply.

You have been a news reporter.  Can you name any news reporter that has accurately reported the truth about the death of Vincent Foster during the past 15 years? Just one?  The failure of your profession to report the truth is the story. Don’t you agree?

We don’t care about your editorial guidelines.  You mentioned “editorial integrity.”  Can you give an example of anything the BBC has reported about the death of Vince Foster that reflects any journalistic integrity, editorial or otherwise?

Patrick Knowlton

The following week you again contacted us for an interview where you wrote:


We're in DC at the moment - is there a good time to call you? Like I said - we are looking at this, and it would be good to have you on board if possible.”

“We are going to be covering this story, including interviews with people who share your doubts about the official account of events, and would like to include you in that. This includes an exploration of some of the key arguments that I know you share about the case.

Patrick replied to you,

This is what needs to be reported. I have been all over the BBC looking for an article or story that refutes suicide. Not one exists. You and your colleagues can't produce stories like this and never have. You can't be trusted. 

I sent the following message to you,


The BBC can accurately and impartially report the Appendix to Starr’s report on Foster that is being suppressed by the press.


The bottom line for us is honesty.


The BBC can do a proper news broadcast, with a print article at the BBC website, informing the public about the Appendix to the Independent Counsel’s report on Foster and Starr’s 9-page motion opposing those pages, included in his report by the US Court of Appeals.  This is not something you need to do for us, but for your viewers and to demonstrate that the BBC is honest.   The BBC could report this news this afternoon without difficulty.  This news is straightforward and not complicated.

The BBC has no impartiality and no integrity while continuing to suppress the truth about Appendix to the report by the Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr.


If you can demonstrate that the BBC is honest, you can count on us to assist you.  Please let me know if this is something the BBC will do.


Hugh Turley

The BBC program you produced the Conspiracy Files The Trump Dossier confirmed our suspicions about your integrity, unfortunately.  You and your reporter David Thompson concealed from your audience the proof we sent you that the press is covering up the appendix to the report of the Independent Counsel and its evidence that Foster was murdered.

While suppressing the clear evidence that Foster was murdered you instead paraded a collection of people of greatly varying qualifications offering their opinions pro and con.  Your program concluded with this popular lie, “At least five official investigations have found that Foster’s death was suicide.”

That the BBC should be incompetent in exposing high level wrongdoing in the United States should hardly be surprising, I suppose, when it embraced within its own organization one of the most notorious child sex abusers in history in the person of the late Jimmy Savile.  Furthermore this is the news organization whose script reader Jane Standley reported that the Salomon Brothers Building (WTC Building 7) collapsed on September 11, 2001, a full 26 minutes BEFORE the building collapsed.

I hate to say it, but you have shown yourself to be not much better than Stanley and Saville.  You may actually be worse for participating in an obvious murder cover-up.    Dishonesty and even criminal behavior appear to be standard for the BBC.  


Hugh Turley

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