The Secret Service agent who guarded President Clinton during his sexual affair with Monica Lewinsky says the president was actually having sexual relations with numerous mistresses, including Eleanor Mondale, the daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale.
In his forthcoming tell-all book, “Crisis of Character,” Gary J. Byrne describes how he walked in on Bill Clinton and Ms. Mondale.
“There before us was E! Network host Eleanor Mondale … and President Clinton in a compromising position, that is, making out on the Map Room table,” Byrne writes of the alleged Christmastime event during the middle of Clinton’s presidency, according to the New York Post.
Eleanor Mondale died of brain cancer in 2011, but has always said she and Clinton were “just friends.” She has also been romantically tied to other famous names, including singer Don Henley and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“I stood guard, a pistol at my hip, outside the Oval Office, the last barrier before anyone saw Bill Clinton,” Byrne writes in an excerpt from his book. “The last barrier before Monica Lewinsky saw Bill Clinton. Yes, I’m that Secret Service officer.”
He explains how he tried unsuccessfully to stop the affair with Lewinsky, getting her transferred to work for Hillary Clinton in the East Wing of the White House.
Byrne claims Bill Clinton personally ordered agents with the Secret Service to give Lewinsky access to his office in early 1996, even providing her a secret phone number to reach the commander in chief directly.
“We wondered how he got any work done and joked that he would have been better at running a brothel in a red-light district than the White House,” Byrne writes.
The Post published Byrne’s account of a key date in the fall of 1997 when Lewinsky showed to the White House while Bill Clinton was sexually involved with Ms. Mondale:
On Dec. 6, 1997, the former intern arrived at the White House gate under the pretense of visiting with the president’s personal secretary. The Secret Service officers guarding the gate understood the special relationship the two had and that Lewinsky had arrived to see the president.
Only this time, Lewinsky was denied entry, according to Byrne, who was stationed elsewhere when she appeared but heard of her arrival on his service radio.
“The president is still with another appointment,” Clinton secretary Betty Currie told the gate officer, who relayed the message to Lewinsky.
“Monica, however, still regarded herself quite favorably as the president’s singular mistress. So now she was pissed off. She pressed the officer about the delay and wanted to know why she was left standing in his security booth. He lashed back,” writes Byrne, who was later told of the exchange by a colleague.
“You have to wait. He’s with his other piece of a–. Wait till he’s finished,” the officer told her.
It was clear to all, including Lewinsky, that the president was “screwing with Eleanor in the Oval Office.”
With an unseemly gesture toward her body, an irate Lewinsky responded, “What’s he want with her when he has this?”
But, Byrne writes, “Eleanor Mondale and Monica Lewinsky could not satiate the president’s horndog sexual desires.”
The Secret Service officer also says he was approached by a senior chief petty officer named Nel who asked him about towels with the White House seal that apparently had semen and lipstick on them.
“Nel explained that he’d been finding – and cleaning – semen- and lipstick-stained towels for weeks. I was shocked. If the stains didn’t rinse out, he’d carefully remove them by hand. He was terrified that if he passed them on to other Navy laundry personnel downstairs he’d not only reveal Bill Clinton’s affairs, he’d embarrass the presidency itself.”
Byrne says stuffed the towels in a trash bag and made sure it was disposed of off the White House grounds, later connecting the lipstick to a “West Wing receptionist.”
According to the book, the Secret Service was also worried about the possibility of “domestic violence” between Bill and Hillary.
Byrne explains that Hillary was only concerned about herself: “Mrs. Clinton was a joke, taking herself and the entire administration minutiae so seriously. Her ‘brand’ was her only concern. She was a faux leader, all bark, no bite, but in a very real power position as first lady.”
He noted one exchange that typified the situation:
“Good morning, first lady,” an officer said.
“Go f— yourself,” she replied.
Byrne says he’s coming forward with his accounts now because Bill Clinton lied and “these people were, frankly, so g–damn unprofessional.”
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