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A leading Washington, D.C., lawyer who worked for the Bill Clinton administration was killed after severe turbulence struck a business jet she was flying on earlier this week.
“Dana J. Hyde’s name was released by the Connecticut State Troopers, one of the agencies investigating Friday’s emergency landing at Bradley International Airport just north of Hartford,” NBC News reported on Monday.
The agency stated that Hyde, who lived in Cabin John, Md., 55, was taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center in Hartford, where she was later pronounced dead.
“Her remains are with the Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner while the FBI and the National Transportation Safety Board investigate what happened aboard the Bombardier executive jet that was traveling from Keene, New Hampshire, to Leesburg, Virginia, before suddenly diverting to Bradley,” NBC News added.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration database, the private jet, which is owned by Conexon, a company based in Kansas City, Mo., had five individuals on board during the incident.
“We can confirm that the aircraft was owned by Conexon and that Dana Hyde was the wife of Conexon partner Jonathan Chambers,” company spokesperson Abby Carere said in an email. “Jonathan and his son were on the flight also and not injured in the incident.”
Dana Hyde served in the Bill Clinton and Barack Obama administrations and also contributed to the 9/11 Commission. https://t.co/BuDoOwEMhi
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Conexon specializes in the expansion of high-speed internet service to rural communities, the outlet reported.
Hyde worked in both the Obama and Clinton administrations and had experience in private practice. Additionally, from 2002 to 2004, she was a member of the commission that investigated the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, NBC News noted.
Hyde “served as a special assistant to the president for cabinet affairs and a special assistant to the deputy U.S. attorney general during President Bill Clinton’s administration, and as a senior policy adviser at the State Department and associate director at the Office of Management and Budget during President Barack Obama’s administration, the LinkedIn site indicates,” the Associated Press reported.
Meanwhile, law enforcement authorities issued a bizarre statement following the death last year of a one-time adviser to then-President Clinton who had ties to the late Jeffrey Epstein that caused a buzz of conspiracy theories.
Mark Middleton, 59, worked at the Clinton White House in the 1990s and was found dead on Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Ark. on May 2, 2022, according to a report by the Daily Mail. After nearly a year, a police report obtained by the outlet this week revealed that Middleton was discovered with a gunshot wound to the chest and an extension cord around his neck, tied to a tree.
“I could see the male was obviously deceased,” noted Deputy Jeremy Lawson of the Perry County Sheriff’s Department following his arrival on the scene, The New York Post added. What has people buzzing is that, according to the police report, Lawson’s account mentions that although officers found a gun case and three boxes of buckshot in Middleton’s BMW SUV, there was no weapon seen anywhere around the body.
Middleton worked for his family’s HVAC business in the years leading up to his death. He had previously held a prestigious position as a special advisor to Clinton and assistant to the Chief of Staff, Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty.
He gained notoriety for reportedly signing in Jeffrey Epstein to the White House on seven of the 17 times that he visited the residence. Additionally, he was reported to have flown on Epstein’s infamous “Lolita Express” private jet.
The former Clinton administration official left the White House in 1995, and a year later, the Los Angeles Times reported that his executive access was limited after an investigation found that he had abused his connections in an attempt to become an “international dealmaker.”
Tucker Carlson has called for an investigation into the death of financier Epstein after he reportedly committed suicide on Aug. 9, 2019, while being held in jail on sex trafficking charges.
Carlson urged the new GOP majority in the House to investigate the death, stating that it is important to determine how a person could be murdered in federal lockup and have the killing covered up. He emphasized that the case of Epstein lacks any natural constituency pushing to solve it, which has allowed it to go uninvestigated. Carlson also called on the Department of Justice to investigate.