A new book by a former Secret Service agent in Bill Clinton’s White House paints Hillary Clinton as a moody, rude, often-violent presence that agents thought they may need to protect the president against, the New York Post reports.
Gary Byrne, a 29-year veteran of military and federal law enforcement, called the Democrat presidential front-runner “erratic, uncontrollable and occasionally violent” in his new book, “Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses his Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate.”
The book is set to be released on June 28, but it’s already shot to the top of the Amazon charts based on pre-orders alone. And for Hillary Clinton, that’s a very, very bad thing.
“What I saw in the 1990s sickened me,” Byrne wrote.
“Hillary Clinton is now poised to become the Democratic nominee for president of the United States, but she simply lacks the integrity and temperament to serve in the office.
“From the bottom of my soul I know this to be true. And with Hillary’s latest rise, I realize that her own leadership style — volcanic, impulsive, enabled by sycophants, and disdainful of the rules set for everyone else — hasn’t changed a bit,” he added.
In addition to screaming obscenities at both her husband and other White House officials, Hillary is reported to have physically attacked Bill right before a major policy address to the nation. He also describes arriving at work in 1995 following a loud fight between the Clintons the previous night; he describes a vase “smashed to bits” and the president with a “real, live, put-a-steak-on-it black eye.”
Byrne also reported Hillary had a “Jekyll and Hyde” personality — friendly and charming one minute, raging incoherently the next.
The sexual-harasser-in-chief didn’t get away scot free in Byrne’s book, either. Byrne describes walking in on Bill “involved inappropriately with a woman” that was neither his wife or Monica Lewinsky.
Also, for those of you considering a Secret Service career because of the glamour, consider a passage where Byrne writes that he had to dispose of a towel bearing a woman’s lipstick and Bill’s “bodily fluids.” The book isn’t out for a couple more weeks, but I’m going to venture a guess those “bodily fluids” didn’t come from Bill blowing his nose.
This isn’t the first book to suggest that the Clintons had frequent violent arguments in the White House. “First Family Detail,” a 2014 book by former Washington Post reporter Ronald Kessler and 2015’s “The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House,” both painted a picture of a tempestuous relationship of expediency, fueled by Bill’s infidelity and Hillary’s penchant for violent outbursts.
However, the timing and the level of detail in Byrne’s book prompted Hillary’s people to issue an unsurprisingly dismissive denial.
“Gary Byrne joins the ranks of Ed Klein and other ‘authors’ in this latest in a long line of books attempting to cash in on the election cycle with their nonsense,” Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said. “It should be put in the fantasy section of the book store.”
Trump’s campaign, meanwhile, used the opportunity to take the media to task for its decision to paint the presumptive GOP nominee as the one with the personality problem.
“The issue of temperament is more a problem for Hillary Clinton,” Trump campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson said.
“I don’t recall Mr. Trump ever screaming at the Secret Service, calling them pigs, throwing vases across the room and clawing the face of his spouse, which Hillary Clinton has been reported to do.”
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