“It’s clear that something has gone wrong,” says author Larry Klayman, “and what’s gone wrong is the club in Washington has not served the American people.”
Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch USA, is author of “Whores: Why and How I Came to Fight the Establishment,” and he appeared in a 44-minute C-SPAN interview, including call-in questioners, to talk about the “club” in Washington, D.C., an infestation of powerful people in the government and media more interested in selfish gain than serving America.
“Most people who write about Washington in the media don’t really understand what goes on under the surface,” Klayman told C-SPAN’s Bill Scanlan. “I’ve unfortunately learned the seedy underbelly of Washington.”
What is that seedy underbelly? Klayman’s book explains:
“I have never engaged in the services of a prostitute, but I have encountered a lot of whores in my career – people and interests that will sell out their nation, if not their family, for money, power and fame,” writes Klayman. “Unfortunately, such people exist at the highest level of all three branches of government, as well as in the media.”
Video of the full interview can be seen below:
As the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, Klayman is still known in Washington as the biggest enemy of the city’s elite. His battles against corruption in the Clinton administration became so well-known that a character in the hit TV series “West Wing” was based on him, Harry Klaypool.
Some of the issues Klayman tackles in his new book are:
- How the incompetence and corruption of the Clintons, Bush and Cheney left the nation and world in ruins and delivered a socialist like Obama
- How Monica Lewinsky actually did Hillary Clinton a favor and kept her out of jail
- The inherent racism in the Clinton, Bush and now Obama administrations
- Why the U.S. judiciary is largely compromised and a corrupt cesspool of political hacks and “yes-men”
- Why Hillary Clinton is afraid to speak out for her gay, liberal supporters
- Why high oil prices by the Saudis, other Arab states and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez are rubber-stamped and approved by all American presidents
Judith Regan of ReganBooks, an imprint of HarperCollins, originally signed “WHORES” in the fall of 2007 but put the book on hold. The publisher announced a December 2008 release and presales began to flow on Amazon and on Klayman’s Freedom Watch website. But a short while later, HarperColllins notified Klayman the book had been canceled.
“I could only guess that Rupert Murdoch, the owner of HarperCollins, had killed the book ex post facto,” Klayman said. “Given my criticism of his network, Fox News … I figured he had something to do with pulling the plug.”
Klayman concluded, “In any case, Murdoch and Harper had apparently decided that ‘WHORES’ was too hot to handle.”
Piero Rivolta, publisher of New Chapter, an internationally-known businessman and author, said he took on the book because he believes freedom is not only a right but a duty.
“In these trying times, we need to encourage candid and creative thought for the good of the nation,” he said. “I believe that ‘WHORES’ is the kind of cutting-edge book that will wake people up, provoke important thought and dialogue.”
Eric Kampmann, president of Midpoint Trade Books, the national distributor for “WHORES,” said Klayman’s expose of corruption comes at just the right time, with confidence in Washington plummeting.
“Klayman names names and pulls no punches,” he said. “It is no secret that Larry Klayman is feared and hated in Washington, which is why the reading public will love him.”
Klayman, a former U.S. Justice Department prosecutor, is the only lawyer ever to have obtained a court ruling that a U.S. president committed a crime. Klayman made a name for himself suing Bill and Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and foreign dictators such as Castro, Chavez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.