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Hillary Clinton watches as President Clinton discusses the Monica Lewinsky scandal at the White House in January 1998.

Hillary Clinton watches as President Clinton discusses the Monica Lewinsky scandal at the White House in January 1998.

For many Americans, the reported claim in an upcoming book that Bill Clinton has a new mistress is yet another salacious accusation that, whether true or not, has no relevance to the former president’s public life.

Indeed, when Clinton was in the White House, his defenders insisted his adulterous relationship with Monica Lewinsky was a private matter, segregated from his presidential duties. Even impeachment prosecutors emphasized the charges brought by the House of Representatives were perjury and obstruction of justice, not sexual misconduct.

However, another soon-to-be-released book, by Weekly Standard Editor Daniel Halper, presents evidence Clinton’s betrayal of his wife – who is considering a run for the White House in 2016 – had serious public policy consequences.

Halper, in “Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine,” says Clinton’s “phone sex” calls with Lewinsky were intercepted by Russia, Britain and Israel, posing a threat to national security, including a blackmail attempt by the Israeli prime minister.

Kathleen Willey’s “Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton” exposes the Clintons’ political payback machine

Armed with knowledge of the tapes, according to Halper, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to convince Clinton to release Jonathan Pollard, an American who was convicted in 1987 of spying for Israel, the London Daily Mail reported.

The Israelis, along with the British and Russians, had intercepted the microwaves atop the White House and taped Clinton’s X-rated conversations with Lewinsky and possibly other women.

Then-President Bill Clinton poses with White House intern Monica Lewinsky

Then-President Bill Clinton poses with White House intern Monica Lewinsky

Halper reports Netanyahu revealed to Clinton at the Middle East summit in Wye River, Maryland, in 1998 that the Israelis had listened to the tapes. It was made clear that in exchange for having disposed of the tapes, Clinton would arrange for Pollard’s release, the Daily Mail reported. But Clinton backed off, according to Halper, fearing opposition from his national security team.

Halper says Clinton also had “phone sex” with other women while on presidential trips.

The New York Post reported Monday that Ronald Kessler’s upcoming book, “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents,” alleges Clinton has a mistress nicknamed “Energizer” by his security staff.

Kessler says Bill and Hillary Clinton’s security teams have worked together to hide from Hillary the relationship with the woman, who has made frequent visits to the Clintons’ Chappaqua, New York, home.

On his show Tuesday, talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh saw the relevance of the reported new mistress on the 2016 presidential election if Hillary Clinton decides to run.

“Do we really want to hand the country over to these people?” Limbaugh asked. “I think some people would for the entertainment value alone. Round Two of the soap opera. Some people harboring the secret desire that [Bill] Clinton get caught again, just to see what would happen.”

Problem was ‘he got caught’

Many of the allegations in Halper’s book come from research compiled by Lewinsky’s defense team in anticipation of her being drawn into legal action by the president.

Halper reports Hillary was able to look the other way regarding her husband’s many alleged affairs until the Lewinsky incident. Halper cites a senior Clinton aide saying it wasn’t that the president was having yet another extramarital sexual relationship, it was “that he got caught and so rubbed her nose in it.”

Kathleen Willey

Kathleen Willey

As WND reported, Kathleen Willey, the former volunteer aide to Bill Clinton who says she was sexually harassed by the president in the 1990s, has charged Hillary Clinton spearheaded the vicious campaigns to silence her husband’s accusers.

“Hillary Clinton is the war on women, and that’s what needs to be exposed here,” Willey said.

“The point is what this woman is capable of doing to other women while she’s running a campaign basically on women’s issues.”

Willey said Hillary “singlehandedly orchestrated every one of the investigations of all these women” who accused her husband of sexual crimes.

“All of these women’s groups, they’re all pro-Hillary, they need to … talk to someone like me and listen here, what Hillary Clinton has done to me and many, many, many other women. They are so hypocritical, it’s unbelievable,” she said.

“And this is the woman that wants to be president.”

 

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