PERRY COUNTY, AR – The family of Mark Middleton, a former advisor for Bill Clinton who apparently died by suicide back in May, is reportedly blocking the release of files related to his death. Curiously, Middleton had also admitted the late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein into the White House a number of times during the Clinton presidency.
According to authorities, the 59-year-old passed away on May 7th, having been discovered hanging from a tree with a gunshot wound to his chest at Heifer Ranch in Perryville, which is roughly 30 miles away from Middleton’s home in Little Rock. Perry County Sheriff Scott Montgomery claims the fatal gunshot wound Middleton suffered was presumably caused by a shotgun.
Come May 23rd, Middleton’s father Larry and his widow Rhea filed a lawsuit to prevent “photographs, videos, sketches (or) other illustrative content” from the scene of Middleton’s death from being released via any Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, asserting they have “a privacy interest” in their loved one’s passing.
The lawsuit further claims that by preventing the release of any images from the scene, it will help curtail any “unsubstantiated conspiracy theories,” citing concerns that news outlets could and likely will interpret these images to help craft “outlandish, hurtful, unsupported and offensive articles.”
This lawsuit clearly is taking aim at avoiding Middleton’s passing being lumped in with what is known as the “Clinton Body Count,” which Wikipedia describes as a “conspiracy theory asserting that former U.S. President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton have had people assassinated, totaling as many as fifty or more.”
Following the filing of the lawsuit, Sheriff Montgomery has since denied honoring FOIA requests for any details on the case, to include police reports and other case files that don’t even contain images from the scene of Middleton’s death.
A judge is slated to hear the case on June 14th.
During Middleton’s time serving as a top advisor to Clinton while he was in the White House, he was reportedly among those who’d authorized Epstein to visit the White House. Of the 17 times Epstein had visited the Clinton White House between 1993 and 1995, seven of those trips were authorized by Middleton.
Outside of admitting Epstein to the White House numerous times, Middleton’s name was also among those listed in the flight logs of Epstein’s jet known as the “Lolita Express.”
Prior to Sheriff Montgomery cutting off information to news outlets seeking details on Middleton’s death, he did reveal to reporters that Middleton was found hanging by an extension cord fashioned as a noose with a shotgun blast to the chest.
“’He died from a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the chest. He found a tree and he pulled a table over there, and he got on that table, and he took an extension cord and put it around a limb, put it around his neck and he shot himself in the chest with a shotgun.
“It was very evident that the shotgun worked because there was not a lot of blood or anything on the scene. You can tell the shotgun blast was on his chest, you can tell that because there is a hole in the chest and pellets came out the back of his back. It was definitely self-inflicted in our opinion.”
Middleton had apparently left no note regarding his apparent suicide, but had confided to his family that he was feeling “depressed,” according to the sheriff.