The America at Night
During my investigation in 2004, it was frequently
suggested to me that, in spite of their manifold talents,
Hirschfeld and Sensi could not have gotten away with all
they'd been getting away with without help from inside
the Washington power structure. I was eventually informed,
by seemingly reliable sources, that after Hirschfeld's
return to the United States in 2001, he and Sensi were
actively helped by Congressman Henry Hyde, Congressman
James Sensenbrenner, and prominent Washington attorney
Jerris Leonard. I do not know with certainty whether Hyde
or Sensenbrenner were actually involved with Hirschfeld
or Sensi. Even if they were involved with Hirschfeld after
his return to the U.S. in 2001, it is entirely possible
that Hyde and Sensenbrenner believed they were dealing
with "Richard Marshall," a businessman and Republican
financier, rather than with the notorious international
fugitive Richard Hirschfeld. There is no evidence that
Hyde or Sensenbrenner intentionally did anything wrong.
The links between Hyde and Sensenbrenner are obvious.
It is a matter of public record that they were both Republican
bigwigs on the House Judiciary Committee, and that they
had worked together very closely to impeach Bill Clinton.
Leonard and Sensenbrenner had been friends and colleagues
since Sensenbrenner was seventeen. The official Congressional
thumbnail biography of Henry Hyde is shown below.