P O T P O U R R I
John McLaughlin, host of the PBS slugfest, "The McLaughlin
Group," predicts (01/12/96) that Special Prosecutor Kenneth Starr
will "drop indictments within 2 weeks." Not exactly clear is,
what does "dropping indictments" mean? Presumably, McLaughlin
does not mean that Starr is "giving up on" (dropping) indicting
anyone. But *who* will be indicted? Bear in mind also one of
the craggy host's predictions given earlier, in mid-1996:
"Fasten your seatbelts: there *will* be an 'October Surprise.'"
Of course, McLaughlin's then-prediction failed to materialize.
Supporting McLaughlin's prediction is the following, received
from "Mr. Boderby" (pseudonym) last week: "Brian, You can
confirm this from J.O. Grabbe... World controllers plan to put
Jay Rockefeller in the line of Presidential succession... Of
course, this plan is for the time when the Bill/Hill gang have
vacated the premises, which some predict to be in relatively
Conspiracy Nation stands by its previous prediction that
Hillary Clinton will *not* be indicted in 1997.
Also predicted on The McLaughlin Group (01/12/96), this time
by Clarence Page: "Henry Hyde will be Speaker of the House by
the end of 1997." Readers of Conspiracy Nation (CN) may recall
that Hyde, according to Sherman Skolnick, oversees the "black
budget" of CIA, therefore giving him more power than even the CIA
Director. And wasn't Hyde somehow connected to Clyde Savings &
In the previous issue of CN I forget to mention another
connection between Hustler Magazine's Larry Flynt and so-called
"conspiracy theories." Flynt published a version of the Skeleton
Key to the Gemstone Files in the February 1979 Hustler. This is
a further link between Flynt and private investigations into the
JFK assassination. For more info on the Gemstone Files, the book
*Project Seek* by Gerald A. Carroll (ISBN: 0-9640104-0-2; phone
1-800-729-4131) is recommended.
In the article by "Mr. Mercedes" (CN 9.95 thru 9.98), I
omitted a key player, Peter Videnieks, when I edited the last
portion (to save typing). According to "Mr. Mercedes," Earl
Brian's secretary stated "that she received calls from U.S.
Customs/CIA contract agent Peter Videnieks, and CIA contract
agent Michael Riconosciuto, and that there were files on Inslaw
and PROMIS. Both Videnieks and Riconosciuto were actively
involved in Agency covert ops and the sale of PROMIS, along with
Earl Brian." In Rodney Stich's encyclopedic reference on
government corruption, *Defrauding America* (ISBN:
0-932438-08-3; phone 1-800-247-7389), Videnieks is also
mentioned. In the "Affidavit of Michael J. Riconosciuto" printed
therein, Riconosciuto states that "Among the frequent visitors to
the Wackenhut-Cabazon joint venture were Peter Videnieks of the
U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and a close
associate of Videnieks by the name of Earl W. Brian."