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1986: Barry Seal set up for murder.

——————————————————- The following text is from a photocopy of a letter that was originally hand-delivered to U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III by Louisiana Attorney General William J. Guste, Jr., on March 3, 1986. ——————————————————- STATE OF LOUISIANA Department of Justice WILLIAM J. GUSTE, JR. March 3, 1986 7TH FLOOR Attorney General 234 Loyola Building New Orleans 70122-2096 Honorable Ed Meese Attorney General of the United States U.S. Department Continue Reading

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1987: The Investigations That Went Nowhere.

“House investigator opens Mena probe” By Rodney Bowers THE ARKANSAS GAZETTE December 17, 1987 FORT SMITH _ A congressional investigator arrived Wednesday in western Arkansas to interview persons about alleged criminal activities at Mena’s Intermountain Regional Airport. “We’re looking at various things pertaining to drugs and guns,” the investigator, who asked not to be named, said in an interview Wednesday. The investigator is assigned to the House Subcommittee on Continue Reading

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1988: Barry Seal’s Partner dies in plane crash.

“Co-pilot held answers sought in investigation But he died in plane crash in 1985” THE ARKANSAS GAZETTE June 27, 1988 Emile Camp, Barry Seal‘s co-pilot and a partner in many of Seal’s exploits, could have provided answers to many of the questions about Seal’s activities. But Camp died in a 1985 crash on Fourche Mountain north of Mena almost a year to the day before Seal’s death at Baton Rouge. Dandra Seale, Barry Continue Reading

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1988: Deposition of Eugene Wheaton

“Deposition summarizes rumors about Seal” THE ARKANSAS GAZETTE June 26, 1988 The allegations contained in the sworn deposition of Eugene Wheaton summarize most of the rumors about Barry Seal at Mena. Wheaton said Seal took part in an alleged “secret” effort to use profits from drug smuggling to buy and deliver guns to the contra rebels fighting the Sandinista government in Nicaragua. Wheaton’s story, which has yet to be Continue Reading

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1989: No funds for Mena

BILL ALEXANDER, M.C. 233 CANNON HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING ARKANSAS WASHINGTON, DC 20515 (202) 225-4078 COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES January 26, 1989 Gov. Bill Clinton State Capitol Little Rock, Arkansas Dear Bill: The investigation into alleged drugs and gun smuggling at Mena airport can be cleared up by a local grand jury that will require state funds. Deputy Prosecutor Charles Black of Mt. Ida, the state Continue Reading

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1989: Small Town For Smuggling

By Jack Anderson and Dale Van Atta THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE March 1, 1989 THE JOKE AROUND Mena, Ark., is that everyone works for the Central Intelligence Agency. Mena is a tiny town of 5,000 nestled in the Ozark Mountains, far from the interstate. Its most noteworthy landmark is what locals call “The Barry Seal Memorial Airport,” in memory of a notorious drug smuggler. From 1982 to 1986, Seal Continue Reading

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1989: The IRS Blocked an Investigation

———————————————————– IRS SENIOR EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT PROBLEMS ———————————————————– Hearings before the Commerce, Consumer, and Monetary Affairs Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, First Session, July 25, 26, and 27, 1989. ———————————————————– Washington : U.S. G.P.O. : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O., 1989. ———————————————————– GOV DOC # Y 4.G 74/7:Em 7/11. ———————————————————– Congressman Doug Barnard, Jr. Continue Reading

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1991: The Brenneke Deposition

This is the bombshell deposition given by Richard J. Brenneke that established that aircraft flying guns and ammo out of Mena were flying drugs back in! It is worth noting that Richard J. Brenneke was persecuted for his deposition with trumped up legal charges of which he was ultimatly acquitted. —————————————— The Oral Deposition of Richard J. Brenneke —————————————— Joint Investigation by the Arkansas State Attorney General’s Office and the U.S. Continue Reading

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1991: The Iran-Contra Special Prosecutor KNew..

” ‘Evidence’ on Mena-CIA tie to go to Walsh Airport’s inclusion in Contra probe urged” By Joe Nabbefeld THE ARKANSAS GAZETTE September 10, 1991 Attorney General Winston Bryant and Rep. Bill Alexander will meet with Iran-Contra special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh next week to present what Bryant called “credible evidence” that the CIA ran drugs into and guns out of the Mena Airport. At the urging of a group of Continue Reading

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1991: The Petitions To The Iran-Contra Prosecutor.

The following text is from a photocopy of a letter that was orginally sent to Iran-Contra Special Prosecutor Lawrence Walsh by Arkansas Attorney General Winston Bryant on May 30, 1991. OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL 200 Tower Building WINSTON BRYANT 323 Center Street ATTORNEY GENERAL LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS 72201 (501) 682-2007 May 30, 1991 Mr. Lawrence Walsh Office of Independent Council Suite 701 555 13th Street, NW Washington, D.C. Continue Reading

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1992: Clinton Did Nothing

The following article was printed in the Thursday, January 30, 1992 issue of the *The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette* on page 7B. UA GROUP CHARGES CLINTON DID LITTLE ON MENA INQUIRY By Cyd Tabyanan FAYETTEVILLE – The Arkansas Committee charged Wednesday that Gov. Bill Clinton did little to investigate the possibility that the Mena Airport was used as part of a gun and drug smuggling operation in the mid 1980s. “He Continue Reading

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1992: Worthen Bank

Excerpts from: NEW YORK TIMES February 5, 1992 “Wealthy Investment Family a Big Help to Clinton” by Jeff Gerth LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Two days before Bill Clinton’s bitterly contested re-election in 1990, the Arkansas Governor grew concerned that his campaign was slipping. He placed calls to members of an influential Arkansas business group, asking them to raise $50,000for his campaign, according to people involved in the effort. “He Continue Reading

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