Washington Weekly
Monday, October 6, 1997


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 ago.
       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 said.
       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 activities."
       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.

       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 defamation.
       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 says.
       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," Brown says.
       At his web site, L.D. Brown also accepts donations to an irrevocable legal trust fund to help pay for his mounting legal expenses.

Published in the Oct. 6, 1997 issue of The Washington Weekly
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