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Hillary Eavesdropped On Critics Phonecalls

From "Her Way: The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton," by Jeff Gerth and Don van Natta, Jr., pp 93-4, which describes one of Mrs. Bill Clinton’s roles in the 1992 campaign:

The Defense Team

Hillary’s defense activities ranged from the inspirational to the microscopic to the down and dirty. She received memos about the status of various press inquiries;10 she vetted senior campaign aides;11 and she listened to a secretly recorded audiotape of a phone conversation of Clinton critics plotting their next attack. The tape contained discussions of another woman who might surface with allegations about an affair with Bill. Bill’s supporters monitored frequencies used by cell phones, and the tape was made during one of those monitoring sessions.12

A lot had changed since the moment eighteen years earlier when Hillary had been aghast at the suggestion that the Clinton campaign use underhanded means to garner votes in rural Arkansas.

Yet again, Bill Clinton’s chances were being jeopardized by rumors of his womanizing. And yet again, it was up to Hillary to minimize the threat — and if that meant listening to a tape that had been obtained under questionable circumstances, then she would just deal with it.

10. Numerous 1992 campaign memoranda addressed to Hillary Rodham Clinton.
11. David Halberstam, War in a Time of Peace (New York: Scribner, 2001), 20.
12. Author interview with former campaign aide present at the tape playing in 2006.

That’s right. Mrs. Bill Clinton listened in on tapes of the private phone calls of critics. She eavesdropped on private citizens in order to try to head off the next "bimbo eruption." All of which is surely highly illegal.

And mind you these aren’t allegations from the "vast rightwing conspiracy." This is from the pens of the New York Times reporters and Pulitzer Prize winners Gerth and Van Nata.

Of course this is the same worthy who is now marshaling her surrogates and minions to silence Rush Limbaugh, and anyone else she perceives as standing in the way of her coronation. It is clear she will not stop at anything to achieve power.

This is "her way."

(Thanks to AC for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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