CHALMER "CHUCK" HAYES: MYSTERY MAN
The House Select Committee's final report on its investigation of
the assassination Dr. Martin Luther King describes FBI conduct
toward the slain civil rights leader as "morally reprehensible,
illegal, felonious, and unconstitutional." Subsequently the word
was that a "new" FBI, no longer like its former self, had arrived
and we could all relax. Yet the reports we've been hearing
lately on this federal busybody force belie the claim of
"modernity" -- whatever that's supposed to mean.
Does "new" and "modern" equal "better" when it comes to the FBI?
Not so. The Federal Bureau of Investigation's "new" face is no
different than its "old" face -- except that its agents are now
wearing nylon windbreakers bearing brazen and unashamed "FBI"
lettering on the back. It's still the same bunch that
"investigated" the JFK assassination; they have not changed their
ways. Waco, Ruby Ridge, Malcolm X's daughter, Richard Jewell:
these federal boys and girls, like Bill Clinton, just "do as they
I know that Chalmer "Chuck" Hayes is an "ex"-CIA agent and many
may figure, "Who cares what happens to CIA people?" But the
point is that, like at Waco, all citizens, no matter how
unsavoury they might seem, are entitled to equal protection under
the law. The American Civil Liberties Union understood this
principle when, in the late 1970s, they defended the right of
Nazi swine to march in Skokie, Illinois.
Chuck Hayes, says local Kentucky newspaper the "Commonwealth
Journal," has been charged in a "murder for hire" scheme. This
charge is based on the FBI's claim that one of their agents,
working undercover, phoned Hayes and contracted to "scare, hurt,"
or murder Hayes's son in return for $100. Hayes, at last report,
is being held without bond. His location is not known.
According to an anonymous fax I received today (November 3,
1996), the charge against Hayes is false and is a maneuver by the
Clintons, Janet Reno, and FBI Director Louis Freeh against Hayes
"in an attempt to silence him and stop his investigation for Ken
Starr." What is more, adds the author of the anonymous fax, "the
delay in making the existing indictments from being made public
is only delaying the inevitable until after the election."
A preliminary check with one of my sources, an individual whom I
have code-named "Mr. Mercedes," leads me to believe that the
author of the anonymous fax is no lightweight in his access to
The anonymous fax goes on to warn: "Welcome to Watergate II, you
sorry excuses for journalists. Sit back and watch the show
unfold with FEMA declaring a national emergency and voiding the
corrupt election of a criminal..." He adds that, "the Clintons
know their co-presidency is soon to collapse and they, along with
their cronies, are all heading to jail..."
(Personally I am thinking lately, "Hey, come to think of it, I'm
poor. So why should I care if Clinton gets in and taxes a bunch
of rich dudes?" Yet beyond economics it's a basic question of
right and wrong: no good can come from having a crook as
President, even if he is my crook.)
So not to get political (vote, or don't vote, for who you
please), but Charles Hayes, no matter what his past associations,
is a U.S. citizen with rights such as *habeas corpus*. No matter
one's personal opinion of him, the principle comes first: FBI
and the justice system has and does break the law it is
supposedly meant to serve. What is happening to Chuck Hayes is
an outrage, especially considering he is associated with an
unpopular, fringe group.