Gary J. Byrne, the former Secret Service officer who wrote a bombshell book on Hillary Clinton, has filmed an online video explaining his decision to tell all in the tome, which will be released by Hachette on June 28.
In the video, Byrne says the agency’s biggest fear was that the former first lady would violently attack the president.
The book, “Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses his Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill and How They Operate,” claims Hillary was “erratic, uncontrollable and occasionally violent . . . [with] a ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ personality” that left White House staffers frightened.
Byrne, who worked for the Oval Office when Bill was president, says, “One of our biggest fears was, especially after President Clinton showed up one morning with a black eye after a fight that night in the mansion — everybody working that night heard it — how do you protect the president from his wife?”
In the book, Byrne describes arriving for work in 1995 following a loud fight between the Clintons the night before, which left a vase “smashed to bits” and [Bill] with a black eye.”
Byrne says in the new YouTube teaser, “I did not write this book for partisan politics, I wrote it so I could get the truth out. Now that I am retired, I also feel I have a responsibility to the American public to tell my story, so you know what the truth is.”
Byrne, the first Secret Service employee to testify to the grand jury about Bill’s affair with Monica Lewinsky, adds of Hillary, “If she gets elected, it’s probably going to be another four to eight years of the same double standard: ‘Do as I say, not as I do. Do as I say, or off with your head.’ ”
A spokesman for Hillary has accused Byrne of being the “latest in a long line of books attempting to cash in on the election cycle with their nonsense. It should be put in the fantasy section of the bookstore.”