Monday, October 6, 1997
L.D. BROWN TESTIFIES ABOUT WHITE HOUSE INTIMIDATION
Seeks Attorney with "Intestinal Fortitude" to go Against Clinton
Former Clinton aide L.D. Brown recently met for three hours
with prosecutors from Kenneth Starr's office to provide
information on possible White House witness tampering. Mr. Brown
told the Washington Weekly last week that he gave specifics about
an incident that took place one night in England a few months
While riding on a public bus near Leicester, England at 2
a.m. on June 16, Mr. Brown was approached by a man with
apparently detailed knowledge of Mr. Brown and was offered
$100,000 and a job. Mr. Brown was told his "contact" would be a
person at the National Security Council and the job would involve
travel to Moscow. A second offer was made in a follow-up call to
Mr. Brown in Little Rock.
Mr. Brown was in England studying for a Ph.D. in political
science and business law at a large British university.
The offer was seen by Mr. Brown as the latest in a string of
attempts by the White House to prevent him from cooperating with
Kenneth Starr's office. Mr. Brown is in a position to
corroborate not only the allegations by David Hale against
President Clinton, but also Bill Clinton's knowledge of illegal
drug shipments into Mena, Arkansas. And, as Mr. Brown told the
Washington Weekly two years ago, "There is some other stuff that
has not come out," including Bill Clinton's relationship with the
CIA. "That's something that I can't talk about right now," he
Jack B. Thompson, an attorney who briefly represented Mr.
Brown, sent a letter to Kenneth Starr's office informing Mr.
Starr that Mr. Brown "wishes to provide you with sworn testimony
that he has been approached by individuals with connections to
the Clinton administration offering him a large sum of money in
order to influence his testimony about Mr. Clinton's illegal
The letter and the ensuing uproar on talk radio stations
nationwide apparently forced Starr to act. In addition to
interviewing Mr. Brown, Starr recently impaneled a new grand jury
in Washington and issued a string of subpoenas seeking
information on possible witness tampering by the White House.
SUING THE PRESIDENT FOR DEFAMATION
That is not the full extent of L.D. Brown's battle with the
White House, however. Two months ago, Mr. Brown through his
lawyer at the time, Jack Thompson, filed notice to President
Clinton and his attorney David Kendall that he would sue them for
The lawsuit is in direct response to a revelation made by two
New York Daily News reporters in the August 4, 1997 Weekly
Standard: "After Brown went public with his allegations against
Clinton in April 1994, Clinton partisans, including David
Kendall, told us that L.D. Brown murdered his mother and that's
why you shouldn't believe him. It wasn't so ... his father tried
to commit suicide in front of Brown and his mother and in the
struggle for the gun, Brown's mother was killed. For that, he was
dubbed a murderer." Kendall and Clinton made the same allegation
to ABC News when in 1994 it did a long interview with Mr. Brown.
ABC News acceded to White House demands that it not air the
interview. Still, ABC News reporters were shocked to learn that
in its attempt to discredit Mr. Brown, the White House had
apparently rifled through his CIA personnel file. Thus it was the
White House that first revealed Brown's relationship with the
CIA, a revelation that would later boomerang when L. D. Brown
told the American Spectator of Clinton's knowledge of illegal
drug smuggling at Mena airport by CIA contractors.
But trying to find an attorney with not only the courage but
also the means to go against the President of the United States
is not that easy. "I am in the process of trying to find an
attorney with the resources and intestinal fortitude to file this
suit for me. I am open to offers from serious parties," Brown
Going against the Clinton machine has had its price for L. D.
Brown. "I am... concerned about my personal safety and for that
of my family, and the fact that I can't get any work down here,"
he said last week. After leaving the Arkansas State Police in
October of 1996, Brown has been unable to find work, and Arkansas
clients are not exactly standing in line outside his newly
started business, Professional Research and Investigations, LLC.
Brown is now seeking clients across America and has started a web
site http://home.earthlink.net/%7eldougbrown/ to advertise his
services. "I have opened a consulting business specializing in
research and investigation as well as seminars in person and
through correspondence. I need the business as you can imagine,"
At his web site, L.D. Brown also accepts donations to an
irrevocable legal trust fund to help pay for his mounting legal
Published in the Oct. 6, 1997 issue of The Washington Weekly
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