WILL LEE HAMILTON BE THE NEXT CIA DIRECTOR?
Rumors Floating in Washington DC Think So
Most people would have missed this mention of former Indiana Representive Lee Hamiltion. It was in an AP article,(which is inserted at the end), sandwiched between other important information -
"Former Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind., also mentioned as a potential CIA director"
In 1992, Lee Hamiton was the Chairman of the House October Surprise Taskforce. This was the group that was given the mission of investigating and uncovering the truth about the October Surprise.
The following is what Senior White House Correspondent Sarah McClendon says about Congressman Lee Hamilton:
The congressional investigations of October Surprise have all been "rigged" from the beginning. Rep. Lee Hamilton, D. Indiana said there was no proof of Bush's going to Paris but said this before he investigated the case, and later turned out a report clearing Bush. Hamilton was a close friend of VP Quayle.
(You can read Ms McClendon's information in an article called
SARAH MCCLENDON: I BELIEVE GUNTHER RUSSBACHER
The following information about Lee Hamiltion is from SARAH MCCLENDON'S WASHINGTON REPORT October 20, 1992.
"...Congressman Hyde elicited and obtained a promise from Chairman Lee Hamilton, D., Ind. of the House Task Force on October Surprise, that the group would clear President George Bush of going to Paris to cinch a deal of weapons for Iran in exchange for retaining American hostages to be delivered to President Ronald Reagan and not to outgoing President Jimmy Carter.
"Hyde says he made no such a deal and I must remember that Hamilton is a Democrat. That makes no difference. Hamilton held a press conference to clear Bush before the investigation into the deal between the Reagan-Bush candidates for presidential office and the Iranians, had even started. Hamilton then admitted he had not interrogated witnesses or talked with his special attorney hired to Investigate the matter. Hyde was questioned about other obstructionis tactics in the House as a Republican leader on behalf of Bush administrations cover-up but denies all. "
Lee Hamilton is in the business of covering up scandals. I did not know this when I wrote the following letter. At the time I wrote the letter, Lee Hamilton was the Head of the October Surprise Taskforce which had been given the mandate to investigate the allegations that the Reagan Campaign had made a deal with Iran to delay the release of the 52 hostages that had been held over a year. The delay of the release of the hostages made Jimmy Carter look like a weak president and Ronald Reagan won the election.
Letter from Rayelan Allan Russbacher to Representative Lee Hamilton
February 20, 1992
House of Representatives
Washington DC 20501
Dear Congressman Hamilton,
I am writing this letter to personally ask you to help us save my husband's life. I know you are aware of our case, but I do not think you are aware of the horror that we have endured at the hands of this administration.
I met my husband in 1982. He was introduced to me by my late husband, Dr. John Dyer, who at the time was Dean of Science and Engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School. Even though I knew him to be a Naval officer, the FBI agent who arrested him two days after we married, told me Gunther Russbacher was a conman on a crime spree marrying and defrauding wealthy widows. Those charges were never filed.
In my grief and distress, I flew to Washington DC to ask my friend Senator Pell to tell me who I had married. Even though he refused to answer my questions about the CIA, he assured me over and over again that I had married a very good man.
This very good man has been in prison for two and a half years. If you would review his court records and understand what we have endured in these two years, you will understand that we are telling the truth when we say that he is the October Surprise pilot.
I am afraid that George Bush is going to succeed in killing my husband. At the moment he is in a medical and psychiatric prison evaluation center. He is not allowed contact with the outside world. You know what drugs can do to the brain and the memory. How can we be sure he will even remember his name when he comes out of this place?
Please, you are the only one who has the power to take custody of him and insure that he stays alive. Please help us.
Rayelan Allan Russbacher
cc Kurt Waldheim, President of Austria
12.25.2000 Comment from Rayelan:
Lee Hamilton didn't lift a finger to help us, in fact he announced, long before the investigation began, that there was nothing to the October Surprise charges. Lee Hamilton helped George Bush cover up the October Surprise. Not only did the House October Surprise Task Force find there was nothing to the October Surprise charges, but they wrote pages calling Gunther a pathological liar, a Walter Mitty, a conman and a convicted criminal.
Lee Hamilton is one of the candidates that George W. Bush in considering for CIA Director. This is a great choice for the Bush Family -- but a lousy choice for truth, justice and the American people!
Monday December 25 1:13 PM ET
The Makings of Bush's Staff
By The Associated Press,
Appointees to President-elect Bush's Cabinet and White House staff, with dates they were nominated, and others who are candidates:
AGRICULTURE SECRETARY: Ann Veneman, former California agriculture director, nominated Dec. 20.
ATTORNEY GENERAL: Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Mo., defeated for re-election, nominated Dec. 22.
COMMERCE SECRETARY: Bush campaign chairman Don Evans, nominated Dec. 20.
DEFENSE SECRETARY: Former Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind.; Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Armitage, who both served under Vice President-elect Dick Cheney (news - web sites) when he was defense secretary.
EDUCATION SECRETARY: Arizona education superintendent Lisa Graham Keegan; Sandy Kress, Bush education adviser and former Dallas Democratic Party chairman; Drew University president and former New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean; Houston school superintendent Roderick Paige; former Rep. William Gray, D-Pa., president of the United Negro College Fund; Pennsylvania Education Secretary Eugene W. Hickock;
ENERGY SECRETARY: Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, a Democrat who supports drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska; defeated Sen. Slade Gorton, R-Wash.; and Thomas Kuhn, Edison Electric Institute.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY DIRECTOR: New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman, nominated Dec. 22.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION CHAIRMAN: Michael Powell, one of five FCC commissioners and the son of retired Gen. Colin Powell (news - web sites), the secretary of state-designate.
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY: Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson accepted Bush's offer Dec. 21, GOP sources said, then muddied the waters by telling reporters he preferred transportation secretary.
HOUSING SECRETARY: Mel Martinez, the elected chief executive of Orange County, Fla., and a Cuban immigrant, nominated Dec. 20.
INTERIOR SECRETARY: Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo.; Gorton.
LABOR SECRETARY: Rep. Jim Talent, R-Mo., defeated in race for Missouri governor; Rep. Jennifer Dunn, R-Wash.; former Reagan administration civil rights commissioner Linda Chavez; Republican consultant Rich Bond.
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION: Former Sen. Harrison Schmitt, R-N.M., an Apollo 17 astronaut.
NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER: Stanford University scholar Condoleezza Rice (news - web sites), named Dec. 17.
NAVY SECRETARY: Retiring Rep. Tillie Fowler, R-Fla.; Navy veteran and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach; outgoing Rep. Steven Kuykendall, R-Calif., a Marine Corps veteran.
OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET: Mitch Daniels, senior vice president of the drug giant Eli Lilly and Co., named Dec. 22.
SECRETARY OF STATE: Powell, former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, nominated Dec. 16.
TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY: Elaine L. Chao, former deputy transportation secretary in first Bush administration and wife of Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Dunn; defeated Sen. Spencer Abraham, R-Mich.; Thompson; Kansas Gov. Bill Graves, whose name is being pushed by the industry.
TREASURY SECRETARY: Paul O'Neill, chairman of aluminum maker Alcoa, nominated Dec. 20.
U.N. REPRESENTATIVE: Former Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind., also mentioned as a potential CIA (news - web sites) director; Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge; John Whitehead, former diplomat who was head of the United Nations (news - web sites) Association of the USA.
U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE: Robert Zoellick, former State Department official in the elder Bush's administration; Richard Parsons, president of Time Warner Inc.
VETERANS AFFAIRS SECRETARY: Former Deputy VA Secretary Anthony Prinicipi; Florida VA Director Robin Higgins; Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo.; Rep. Norman Sisisky, D-Va.,
WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL: Alberto R. Gonzales, Texas Supreme Court justice, named Dec. 17.
WHITE HOUSE COUNSELOR: Campaign spokeswoman Karen Hughes, named Dec. 17.