So much for the spin coming from Team Hillary.
A former investigative reporter backs up many of the claims made by former Secret Service agent Gary Byrne in his explosive tell-all book set for release this week.
The book, “Crisis of Character,” portrays presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as being too “erratic, uncontrollable and occasionally violent” to become leader of the free world.
“What I saw in the 1990s sickened me,” Byrne writes in the book’s introduction.
Author Ron Kessler, a former investigative reporter for The Washington Post and Boston Herald, agrees with Byrne’s assessment.
“I think it’s right on,” Kessler told the Herald. “It has to do with her character, the hypocrisy of someone who claims to help the country and yet she can’t bring herself to treat other human beings who are less powerful than she is with respect and dignity.”
“Someone like that can really get out of control once they get in the White House,” he added. “They have all that power and they become even more arrogant.”
Kessler wrote his own book about the Secret Service, “The First Family Detail,” that claimed the Hillary Clinton detail is the worst assignment in the agency.
The Herald noted that Byrne’s book may present Donald Trump with the opportunity to counter claims made by Clinton that the presumptive GOP nominee is a “loose cannon.”
Not that the scathing book is expected to get a lot of coverage from Clinton’s media allies.
As for the stories in the book, there are some real doozies, including the implication of rampant cocaine use.
Byrd details what he describes as “the personal and political dysfunction of the Clinton White House–so consumed by scandal and destroying their enemies, real and imagined.”
Among the more damaging claims may be that Secret Service agents actually discussed the possibility of having to protect then-President Bill Clinton from the first lady.
But Mrs. Clinton’s treatment of the Secret Service takes center stage, from reports that she told an agent to “go f— yourself,” after he said good morning, to calling agents “assholes” in a hysterical rant about the Secret Service being out to get them.
Not that Bill Clinton gets off the hook.
Byrd said the former president had a “jogging list” that was compiled by agents, who were told to “take the names of attractive women he saw while out exercising,” according to the Daily Mail. He also claimed that Clinton had as many as three mistresses at one time, one of which was none other than former Vice President Walter Mondale’s daughter, Eleanor.
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