| Dan Burton |
|Born||June 21, 1938|
|Member of||Sibel Edmonds/State Secrets Privilege Gallery|
|Interests|| • Vince Foster|
• Vince Foster/Death
Vince Foster murder claims
Burton led the House inquiry into the 1993 death of Vince Foster, the deputy White House counsel to President Bill Clinton who committed suicide, but who Burton believed was murdered. He urged extensive investigation into the possible involvement of the Clintons and gained attention for re-enacting the alleged crime in his backyard with his own pistol and a canteloupe standing in for Foster's head. In 1998, Burton said of Clinton, "If I could prove 10 percent of what I believe happened [regarding the death of Foster], he'd be gone. This guy's a scumbag. That's why I'm after him."
Burton has been an outspoken critic of what he terms the failure of government to determine the cause of an alleged autism epidemic. When his grandson began to show the signs of autism shortly after receiving vaccinations, Burton inferred the relationship to be causal:
"My only grandson became autistic right before my eyes – shortly after receiving his federally recommended and state-mandated vaccines."
Sibel Edmonds testimony
On January 6, 2008, FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds included Dan Burton's photograph among others featured in the "State Secrets Privilege Gallery" posted on her website, composing images of figures considered to be relevant to her case. Later, on August 8, 2009, she gave sworn testimony about Burton and others during a witness deposition before the Ohio Elections Commission in the Schmidt v. Krikorian case, in which she stated that he had engaged in "[E]xtremely illegal activities against the United States citizens ... and against the United States' interests" that involved covert operations by foreign governments and entities, but did not further elaborate on these activities, ostensibly due to the limitations applied by the State Secrets Privilege.
A Quote by Dan Burton
|Vaccine||“Dan Burton: Has thimerosal ever really been tested? Has thimerosal ever been tested by our health agencies?|
William Egan: Only in those early tests that you know of that were done by Lily.
Dan Burton: When was that? That was done in 1929. Let's followup on that. In 1929, they tested this on 27 people that were dying of meningitis. All of those people died of meningitis, so they said there was no correlation between their death and the mercury in the vaccines. That is the only test that's ever been done on thimerosal that I know of. Can you think of any other?
William Egan: No, in people, no. Except for accidental exposures over time.
Dan Burton: So we have mercury that's being put into people's bodies in the form of this preservative, and has been since the 1930's, and it's never been tested by our health agencies. And yet you folks come here and you testify that there's no conclusive evidence, and the IOM says, they favor, get this, they don't say they're sure, they say they favor rejection of a causal relationship between mercury and autism and other neurological disorders. Nobody ever gives a categorical statement, that no, mercury does not cause this, no, it doesn't. And that's because you can't do it. So why in the world are we even putting a little bit of it in vaccinations?”
|8 September 2004||Hearing before the SUBCOMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND WELLNESS of the COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM - House of Representatives - 108 Congress|
- Dan Burton, opening statement before the Committee on Government Reform hearing on The Status of Research into Vaccine Safety and Autism
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