The Hill reports on Jan. 13 that a newly released book alleges that Hillary and Bill Clinton had a political hit list that included Hillary Clinton's successor, Secretary of State John Kerry. "HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton," is the new book by The Hill’s Amie Parnes and Politico’s Jonathan Allen, and it includes some very startling information about the Clinton's intense quest for political power.
In the days following Clinton’s 2008 presidential primary loss to Barack Obama, two of the Clintons’ most trusted campaign operators were “making a list and checking it twice.” Kris Balderston and Adrienne Elrod compiled a list of people who had been supportive of the Hillary Clinton campaign and, more importantly, those who had not. This excerpt published on “The Hill,” illustrates how the hit list worked.
There was a special circle of Clinton hell reserved for people who had endorsed Obama or stayed on the fence after Bill and Hillary had raised money for them, appointed them to a political post, or written a recommendation to ice their kid’s application to an elite school.
Two senators were at the top of the "naughty" list: John Kerry and Claire McCaskill.
There was an odd turn of events later as the Obama presidency unfolded. Hillary Clinton became the secretary of state in the first term, and John Kerry assumed the position when she left after Obama’s reelection.
The information now coming to light in this book is interesting after witnessing the interaction between the two during the Benghazi investigations and the transition of the position at the State Department.
One thing you can certainly count on, though, as the 2016 presidential election gears up: the Clintons have not misplaced their notes.
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