Ex-Clinton advisor with Epstein ties found hanging from a tree with shotgun blast to chest, classified a suicide

Yet another associate of former President Bill Clinton has died young under wildly suspicious circumstances — this one, with direct ties to the also-deceased Jeffrey Epstein.

Mark Middleton, who in the 1990s directed Clinton’s campaign finances and served as the former president’s special advisor, was reportedly found dead on May 7, hanging by an electrical cord from a tree, with a shotgun blast to his chest.

While the investigation into the 59-year-old’s untimely death is still ongoing, the Perry County, Arkansas, Sheriff’s department has determined his death — like the deaths of so many Clinton associates — was suicide.

Middleton was reportedly responsible for admitting pedophile Jeffrey Epstein in to see then-President Clinton seven of the 17 times Epstein visited the White House. The former advisor even traveled on Epstein’s notorious “Lolita Express” private jet.

Now, the Daily Mail reports, Middleton’s family has blocked the release of details surrounding his death scene.

“The investigation is still open. I can’t say anything more,” Sheriff Scott Montgomery told DailyMail.com.

But as it turns out, the sheriff had a whole lot more to say.

“He died from a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the chest,” Montgomery said. “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,” he continued. “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,” he declared.


A lawsuit filed by Middleton’s family on May 23 confirms that Middleton’s death was a suicide and argues the family has “a privacy interest” in preventing any “photographs, videos, sketches (or) other illustrative content” from the scene of Middleton’s death from being released.

According to the family, making those details public would lead to “outlandish, hurtful, unsupported and offensive articles” online, while keeping them sealed would prevent “unsubstantiated conspiracy theories” from spreading.

In fact, the suppression of information — though entirely understandable from the perspective of a grieving family — is only serving to fuel those very kinds of conspiracies.

Middleton reportedly drove 30 miles from his home to Perryville, Arkansas, and the ranch of anti-poverty nonprofit group Heifer International to end his life.

According to Heifer International spokesperson Chris Cox Heifer, Middleton’s car was found by workers in the Heifer Ranch parking lot, and his body was found soon thereafter.

“He wasn’t invited to the property and staff became aware that he was there without authorization,” Heifer said, according to Daily Mail.

“We have not found any connection to Heifer,” he continued. “The ranch is well known in the area and it’s possible that he could have attended something here but we couldn’t find any major links. The ranch hosts school groups for things like lambing so he could have attended one of those.”

“It’s a very unfortunate incident,” he added.

Sheriff Montgomery said Middleton did not leave a suicide note, though he had told his family that he was “depressed.”

“I don’t know the man, and I don’t know why he picked our county or picked that location to commit suicide,” Montgomery said. “To our knowledge, he had never been there before, and we have no record of him being there before.”

Following the filing of the family’s lawsuit, Montgomery has denied the Daily Mail’s  Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for paperwork related to the case, including written files and the police report, despite the absence of any graphic images among the requested documents.

Such denials are simply giving new life to reports and speculations surrounding the oft-cited and ever-growing “Clinton Body Count.”

With the lawsuit, the family is attempting to keep Middleton’s name out of future online theories.

“Since Mr. Middleton’s death, Mr. Middleton’s family, including the Middletons, has been harassed by outlandish, hurtful, unsupported, and offensive online articles regarding Mr. Middleton, his death, and his family,” the lawsuit contends. “These articles are scurrilous, baseless and malicious.”

Melissa Fine


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