Author: Joe Conason and Gene Lyons
Publisher: Eastern Harbor Media
Publication Date: 2015
If you want to know what’s really been going on, you have a good book here…you have the Joe Conason and Gene Lyons book which explains how this all happened.” — Former President Bill Clinton (speaking of Whitewater)
Excerpted from The Hunting of the President: The
Ten Year-Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton, this e-book offers
readers (and voters) a fresh opportunity to review the original efforts to
ruin the former First Lady. As the 2016 campaign unfolds, nobody
should be too surprised to see and hear the same themes, tactics, and
canards—perhaps even some of the very same accusations—bubble
up into our septic political discourse once more.
Conason and Lyons believe that the story of the Nineties Clinton “scandals” remains
relevant today because it documents the techniques and attitudes
used to popularize false charges against Hillary Clinton two decades
ago—and because the same methods continue to be employed by
her partisan adversaries. The long, expensive, and ultimately fruitless
investigations that proceeded under the rubric of Whitewater
demonstrated how easily a tantalizing falsehood can gather strength
and authority, without any substance whatsoever.
It is a lesson that the nation paid dearly to learn when Bill Clinton was president — and that we will only forget at even greater cost.