Mark Middleton

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Person.png Mark MiddletonRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(Clinton body count, Epstein Affair/Premature death)
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BornOctober 12, 1962
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
DiedMay 7, 2022 (Age 59)
Cause of death
shotgun blast to chest, hanging
Alma materUniversity of Arkansas
Member ofJeffrey Epstein/Black book, Lolita Express/Passengers
Relatives • Larry Middleton
• Sandy Middleton-Marshall
Special assistant to US President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, where he admitted Jeffrey Epstein to the White House on multiple occasions. Shot dead like other former Epstein friends in 2022.

Mark Middleton served as special assistant to President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, where he admitted Jeffrey Epstein to the White House on multiple occasions[1][2].


In 2019 Mark said that "our early life involved some challenges due to health and financial circumstances, which created a closeness that continues to this day,” Mark says. "From a young age, we worked together to support our family and that created a unique bond." He and his 2 siblings started air conditioning company together in 1976.[3] His brother Larry Middleton had from an early time a high interest in finance and property speculation[4].

Mark Middleton graduated in law from the University of Arkansas.[5]


Middleton came to Washington in 1992 after raising money for the Clinton campaign. He was a young attorney who had left the law firm of Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates and Woodyard to become one of the first campaign workers for then-Governor Clinton. Middleton raised between $4-5 million as Arkansas Director and later as Southern Finance Director. During the transition period after the 1992 election, Middleton worked for Mack McLarty, who had just been named Chief of Staff. McLarty later hired Middleton as an executive or special assistant in the Chief of Staff’s Office, where he was a liaison to the Arkansas and business communities[6]

Jeffrey Epstein made at least 17 trips to the White House between 1993 and 1995, seven of which were authorized by Middleton.[7]

One year after leaving the White House in 1995, Middleton became an international deal maker. He returned to Arkansas, where he since Jan 2000 was President at MidCorp Capital[8]. He also owned Middleton Heat & Air one of the biggest air conditioning companies in the state.

House Committee on Government Reform

In 1999, the House Committee on Government Reform discussed Middleton. Representative Dan Burton, committee chair, said the following about him:

Mark Middleton is here today. He is a former senior White House aide from Arkansas. He was a close friend of the President. He was the Special Assistant to the President and Assistant to the Chief of Staff. For the last 2 1/2 years, he has not cooperated with this committee’s investigation in any way.
Did Mark Middleton know Liu Chao-Ying? We don’t know. Was he working with the Chinese Government or other foreign sources to arrange campaign contributions? We don’t know. Did Mark Middleton get a half a million dollars to do good things for China? We don’t know.
We have asked Mr. Middleton to come in and talk with us. We have asked him to respond to all the allegations that have been raised about him. We have not been able to convince him to tell us his side of the story. His lawyer tells us that he is going to assert his fifth amendment rights and not answer any of our questions today.[6]


Middleton was discovered on May 7, 2022, "hanging from a tree with a shotgun blast through his chest and a cheap Dollar Tree-type extension cord around his neck."[9] His body was found on a farm owned by Heifer International, whose headquarters is on the same parcel of land partially owned by Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, although it said it was not running any projects with the Clinton Foundation at the time of Middleton's death.[10]

Perry County Sheriff Scott Montgomery said "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.">...I don’t know the man, and I don’t why he picked our county or picked that location to commit suicide." "To our knowledge, he had never been there before, and we have no record of him being there before," the sheriff told the Daily Mail[11].

Middleton's father Larry and his widow Rhea asking a judge to prohibit the sheriff's office and coroner from disclosing photographs, videos, sketches or other "illustrative content" from the scene of his death, in order to halt a proliferation of "unsubstantiated conspiracy theories".[12][13]

Murdered mistress or red herring?

Ashley Hayne

Ashley Hayne, an Arkansas mother of two, "was found drowned in the Arkansas River with an extension cord knotted to her ankle and attached to a concrete block" months before Middleton died.[14]

An anonymous source claimed to Radar Online that Haynes and Middleton knew each other. “I saw her in Mark’s office! I was leaving and he (Middleton) was telling me that he had a very important financial meeting – and that’s the woman who came in!” the anonymous business associate told the site.[15]

A businessman "who asked to remain anonymous for fear of dying", contacted media in May 2022 to demand an independent investigation, saying "Everyone that I know here, that has worked with Mark, knows it is physically impossible for Mark to have killed himself...He could not physically hold a shotgun and done that to himself. He knows nothing about guns! He hated guns; he couldn’t have tied a noose to save his life! The man couldn’t change a light bulb by himself. He was the least physically skilled person I have ever met in my life. He was very smart, great with paperwork, legalities, and all of that but he couldn’t physically take care of himself."[16]

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