In today’s American Spectator, I discuss some interesting features of Sylvia Burwell’s background that the legacy media have failed to report:
The establishment media have made much of Burwell’s long career in government, pointing out that it goes back to the 1990s when she served under President Clinton in various capacities, including Deputy Chief of Staff. None of these reports, however, mentions the most bizarre feature of her tenure in that administration.
And what would that be?
On the night that White House Counsel Vince Foster committed suicide during one of the myriad scandals that defined the Clinton presidency, Burwell (then Sylvia Mathews) rummaged through the dead man’s garbage, presumably to make sure that it contained no documents implicating the President or Mrs. Clinton, one of Foster’s law partners.
And, more recently:
NBC News, in a story that somehow slipped past the editors, reports the following: ‘A single person shut down the entire U.S. government … Not a congressman, but an unelected woman named Sylvia Burwell who … sent the email that initiated the process that has closed national parks.’ This eventually led to the refusal by park rangers to allow WWII veterans into their own memorial.
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