WASHINGTON, April 20, 2017 — While Congress, the FBI, the CIA and the Trump administration feverishly conduct leak investigations, the big loser of the 2016 presidential contest, Hillary Clinton, is on the hunt for leakers as well.
A Clinton campaign source told the New York Post’s Page Six that “the knives are out to find the people [Clinton staffers] who spoke about the campaign” to the authors of “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign.”
The source added that the aim of the “witch hunt” is to “find out who talked to save their own skin, throwing Hillary and her campaign manager Robby Mook under the bus.”
And what is it about the book that so irks Hillary?
“Over the course of a year and a half, in interviews with more than one hundred sources, we started to piece together a picture that was starkly at odds with the narrative the campaign and the media were portraying publicly. Hillary’s campaign was so spirit-crushing that her aides eventually shorthanded the feeling of impending doom with a simple mantra: We’re not allowed to have nice things.”
Authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes are intellectually honest in saying they fell for the Clinton-media narrative concerning the inevitability of Hillary’s electoral victory.
Allen and Parnes agreed to conduct all “interviews [of Clinton campaign staffers] on background, which provided anonymity … protected our sources inside and outside the campaign from the possible reprisal of the next president”.
In other words, the authors fully expected President Clinton 2.0 to rampage against her talkative campaign staff.
That’s because Allen and Parnes clearly recall First Lady Hillary Clinton’s proclivity for exacting post-election reprisals. She fired the eleven-member White House travel office staff shortly after husband Bill stepped into the Oval Office, going so far as to falsely accuse director Billy Dale with embezzlement, for which he was later exonerated.
Former FBI Agent Coy Copeland told author Ronald Kessler that Hillary had a “standing rule” that White House staff were not to speak to her “when she was going from one location to another. He added that “anyone who would see her coming would just step into the first available office.”
Now the woman who once scolded a White House maintenance man for changing a burnt-out lightbulb in her presence is looking for leakers among her doomed presidential campaign staff.
Washed up, angry and with nowhere to go, Hillary Clinton wages a last campaign against the nameless little people who sacrificed unceasingly to make her president.
And she wonders why she lost.