The author of a new tell-all book about Hillary Clinton could never have seen any of what he claims — he was too low-ranking — say several high-level members of Secret Service presidential details, including the president of the Association of Former Agents of the United States Secret Service.
On Tuesday, AFAUSSS, which is strictly nonpartisan, is set to release a statement blasting Gary Byrne author of “Crisis in Character,” saying members “strongly denounce” the book, which they add has made security harder by eroding the trust between agents and the people they protect.
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“There is no place for any self-moralizing narratives, particularly those with an underlying motive,” reads the statement from the group’s board of directors, which says Byrne has politics and profit on his mind.
AFAUSSS rarely issues public statements of any kind.
The book has rankled current and former members of the Secret Service, who don’t like anyone airing their business in public — but who also take issue with Byrne inflating his role. Byrne was a uniformed officer in Bill Clinton’s White House. But that’s the lowest level of protection within the White House and around the president.
Apparently much of the book rehashes old gossip about Bill and his affairs, sprinkled with anecdotes about Hillary unleashing obscenity laden attacks against any who got in her way.
However according to the AFAUSSS if such things were true, and most of them have been debunked, this Gary Bryne character would have no first hand knowledge, and is therefore simply regurgitating old political attacks against the Clintons while suggesting that he was an eyewitness.
Which he was not.
It should be no surprise to anyone that Donald "I never met a conspiracy theory I didn't believe" Trump is all over this.
As are number of Right Wing news outlets desperate to give it credibility.
I would imagine that the market for a book like this consists almost exclusively among conservatives who would never vote for a Clinton in the first place, so its political impact is negligible at best.