Hillary Clinton, Vince Foster were 'in love', Bill didn't object to night stays: Book

Foster served as deputy White House counsel during the first six months of the Clinton administration before he took his own life on July 20, 1993

                            Hillary Clinton, Vince Foster were 'in love', Bill didn't object to night stays: Book
Rumors about Hillary Clinton's alleged affair with Vince Foster (L) came to light after he shot himself dead in 1993 (Consolidated News Pictures/Getty Images, Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The release of 'Impeachment: American Crime Story' has brought one of America's most riveting Presidential scandals to the forefront again -- Bill Clinton's extra-marital affair with former White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. However, what many people might not have noticed after the first episode premiered on September 7, is that the show touched on another alleged affair, albeit briefly -- that of White House staffer Vince Foster and former first lady Hillary Clinton. 

Foster served as deputy White House counsel under Bernard Nussbaum, a successful New York attorney, during the first six months of the Clinton administration before he took his own life on July 20, 1993. His body was found in a park with a bullet through his head and a gun in his hand. While there has been much talk about the circumstances surrounding Foster's death, including former President Donald Trump calling it "very fishy" and conspiracy theorists adding him to the infamous "Clinton body count" rumors because he "knew too much," the one aspect of Foster' life that has remained considerably less explored is his alleged affair with the former secretary of state


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Vince Foster and Al Gore at the White House (Photo by Jerry Staley/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)

'Hillary and Vince were deeply in love'

That is not to say that it has been completely left unexplored. In fact, there have been multiple books on the subject of their alleged love affair, one of the most recent one being, 'Hillary and Vince: a story of love, death, and cover-up,' written by Dean W Arnold and released in 2016. 

A description of the book, as listed on Amazon, reads, "The death by gunshot of Hillary Clinton’s lover, lawyer, and best friend in 1993 was the highest suspicious death of a government official since JFK. Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster handled the Clinton’s most secretive matters and hired investigators to track down and threaten dozens of women sleeping with Bill... Hillary testified she did not see Foster during the month before his death. A staffer testified she was in Foster's office at least four times."

25 Jul 1996: Hillary Clinton, left, and Bill Clinton look to one another as the USA women's 4x200m freestyle relay team wins the gold medal at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. (Simon Bruty /Allsport/ Getty Images)

Another book called 'Bill and Hillary: The Marriage' was published in 1999 when Hillary was busy making headlines defending and rationalizing a string of affairs that her husband had with an array of women in front of the media. The author, Christopher Andersen, in his book said Hillary and Vince, were both lawyers in Little Rock, Arkansas when Bill was governor. He quoted Arkansas state troopers who guarded the governor's mansion as saying that Vince showed up "like clockwork", often staying the night, whenever Bill was out. 

One trooper, LD Brown, is quoted as saying: "Hillary and Vince were deeply in love . . . I saw them, locked in each other's arms, deep-kissing, nuzzling - you have it." Another, Larry Patterson, claimed that Vince fondled Hillary at public events when he thought no one was watching. Jim McDougal, an Arkansas friend of the Clintons, apparently told the author before he died last year: "Everybody knew about Hillary and Vince . . . But Bill was not really in a position to object, now was he?" Rumor about the affair first surfaced after Vince shot himself to death.