By Douglas V. Gibbs,
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host
Gary Byrne knew the Clintons. He knew them well. And now, Mr. Byrne, the former Secret Service agent, is coming out with a book next week with all the dirt. We first announced the book here on Political Pistachio a couple weeks ago, thanks to Drudge Report. Now, the soon-to-be-released book is really starting to get some attention.
Byrne's book is titled "Crisis of Character." In the book Byrne reveals who the Clintons truly are, exposing how the Clintons operated during his time in the U.S. Secret Service, where he protected the first couple for eight years in the White House in the 1990s. During three of those years, he was posted right outside the Oval Office.
Referring to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Byrne wrote, “The First Lady had a different sort of liveliness. She once threw a Bible at an agent on her detail, hitting him in the back of the head. He bluntly let her know it wasn’t acceptable. He told me that story himself.”
Hillary Clinton portrays the height of elitism and arrogance. Her opposition has been discussing her narcissism, which rivals that of Obama, for decades. According to Byrne, Hillary was so difficult at First Lady that Secret Service agents being assigned to Hillary Clinton’s detail “was a form of punishment handed down by passive-aggressive middle management.”
The rage of Hillary Clinton, writes Byrne, became more common on a regular basis the more “at home she felt in the White House,” as Hillary “vented on everyone” and “it got worse” as time went on.
“Most of us knew to brace for her inevitable eruptions,” Byrne wrote. “They didn’t happen every day, but behind closed doors we learned about them fast. In public, she was everyone’s best friend. Privately, she was her normal self.”
At one point, Hillary Clinton—Byrne wrote—even told a Secret Service agent to “Go f— yourself” after telling another to “Go to hell!” Byrne wrote:
One day, UD [Uniformed Division] officers met to review events at their respective posts. A bewildered new officer arrived. ‘Hey you’ll never believe it, but I passed the First lady and she told me to go to hell!’ A second young officer responded, ‘You think that’s bad? I passed her on the West Colonnade, and all I said was ‘Good morning, First Lady.’ She told me, ‘Go f— yourself.’ ‘Are you serious?’ ‘Go f— yourself!’ He imitated her, pointing a finger.
At first, the unit’s sergeant challenged the story “but another officer soon corroborated” it. “Our sergeant was speechless. We assured the rookie that this wasn’t the job’s normal atmosphere—at least, not under the previous administration. The sergeant fumed and called the watch commander, who pushed things up the Secret Service chain of command, who said they’d forward it to Chief of Staff Leon Panetta.”
At that point, the Secret Service actually “circulated a memo reminding everyone to report any ‘unusual’ First Family interaction to their supervisors.”
“The new guy (who had earned a Purple Heart fighting the Clintons’ war in Somalia) got an apology for the First Lady’s actions—but not directly from her of course.”
Breitbart News reports that in Byrne's book one episode is recounted in which Hillary Clinton—in a screaming, obscenity-laced tantrum wherein she referred to Secret Service agents as “assholes”—vented to Bill Clinton that she thought the Secret Service was out to get them. The book reads:
‘They f—ed us, Bill!’ Hillary screamed. I stifled a laugh. The president tried his best to calm her down. He couldn’t. Hillary Clinton possessed no perspective. ‘We need to get rid of these assholes, Bill!’ She thought she was being tough—in command—but the issue commanded her. She fumed that the Secret Service’s Uniformed Division, my branch, disloyal leftovers from Papa Bush, conspired against the administration. ‘They’ve had it out for us from the beginning!’ she kept yelling.
"We were like furniture to them," he wrote of how the Clintons treated the Secret Service.
“On the whim” of Hillary Clinton’s “wrath, careers were made or broken.”
“The secret project is causing deep concern inside of Clinton’s campaign, sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT,” the Drudge Report wrote in an exclusive. “Specific details of the agent’s confessional are being held under tight embargo.”
The book's release coming as we enter the most heated portion of the Presidential Campaign may have the potential of derailing Hillary Clinton's bid for President. . . unless, of course, her allies in the mainstream media aren't successful in burying the book, or using propaganda to disarm its charges.
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