Hillary Clinton’s purported “best friend” Diane Divers Blair died of lung cancer in June 2000 at the age of 61. Her husband, Jim Blair, was a “former chief counsel at Tyson Foods. You might remember the 1994 “CattleGate” scandal, where Hillary had unusually large returns from trading cattle futures. Diane Blair keep meticulous records of her conversations with both Bill and Hillary Clinton. Jim Blair donated his wife’s papers to the University of Arkansas Special Collections library in Fayetteville, Arkansas. In conversations with Blair, Hillary opined that Bill couldn’t “punish leakers,” couldn’t “organize” and couldn’t make “tough choices.”
Hillary blamed herself as a wife for the Bill and Monica scandal but she clearly knew of other women and participated in a political scheme to keep them quiet, and if and when they leaked, the two planned the strategy to show the world that nothing bothered them and they could handle anything.
On July 28, 1997, President Clinton was facing yet another wave of allegations from yet another woman. Kathleen Willey had accused Clinton of sexually assaulting her, and Blair faxed a Drudge Report item about her claims to one of the president’s aides.
Blair’s handwritten note attached to the story: “Do we take Matt Drudge seriously?”
Six months later, Drudge would break the story of an affair between Clinton and 22-year-old White House intern Monica Lewinsky, setting in motion the events that would lead to the president’s impeachment.
When Clinton finally admitted to the relationship after repeated denials, Hillary Clinton defended her husband in a phone call with Blair. She said her husband had made a mistake by fooling around with the “narcissistic loony toon” Lewinsky, but was driven to it in part by his political adversaries, the loneliness of the presidency, and her own failures as a wife. Source: Washington Beacon
Yet she baldly blamed opponents as the “vast right wing conspiracy.” Everyone knew of Clinton’ womanizing. His staff began working on ways to counter claims in 1992 before his inauguration.
“Exposing GF: completely as a fraud, liar and possible criminal to stop this story and related stories, prevent future non-related stories and expose press inaction and manipulation,” said the memo.
In 1998 Bill Clinton admitted he had had a sexual relationship with Flowers.
Another item, headlined “Women,” referred to Elizabeth Ward and Lencola Sullivan, also rumored to have had relationships with Bill.
“HRC insists, no matter what people say, it was gross inappropriate behavior but it was consensual (was not a power relationship) and was not sex within any real meaning (standup, liedown, oral, etc.) of the term.”
Hillary was wrong, once again, about Bill and Monica on at least one of the aforementioned.
A psychologist sent a letter to Hillary blaming Bill’s randy behavior to constant battles between his mother, Virginia, and his grandmother, who tried to take custody of little Billy.
Both Clintons were ruthless in planning ways to eliminate any and all threats. Pollsters prepared an advisory for them saying that people admired their strength but feared that both of them were “too politically ambitious, too strong, and too ruthless,” due to that strength.
“They adopted strategy, public strategy, of acting as tho it didn’t bother them; had to. [Hillary] didn’t realize toll it was taking on him,” Blair continued. “She thinks she was not smart enough, not sensitive enough, not free enough of her own concerns and struggles to realize the price he was paying.”
After the impeachment, Blair’s notes quoted Hillary saying “Most people in this town have no pain threshold.” Apparently, she was indicating she did, and she could handle pain. Blair said Hillary sounded “almost jolly.”
The First Lady often confided in Blair about her “hellacious” first year in the White House, and her many clashes with staffers, administration figures, and her husband. By the spring of 1994, Hillary was “furious” at Bill for “ruining himself and the Presidency.”
“She keeps trying to shape things up, knows what’s wrong, but [Bill] can’t fire people, exert discipline, punish leakers,” Blair wrote on May 17, 1994. “Never had strategy for Whitewater, troopers, Paula [Jones]. … Inability to organize, make tough choices, drives her nuts.”
Blair, a frequent guest at the White House, recounted two nights in mid-March 1993 when President Clinton spoke on the “theme of being spied on, taped, watched, imprisoned.”
“[Bill] told me last 2, 3 months hideously stressful, and has really never had a break since campaign,” Blair wrote. “Said when he named [Warren] Christopher to [State Department], screwed up the transition.”
The insularity of the Clinton White House was not lost on administration officials.
“Chat w. [Attorney General] Janet Reno,” Blair wrote on April 24, 1993. “She concerned that [Hillary Clinton is] resenting her ‘celebrity’ status.”
“Janet wants to connect w. HC; not communicate thru Carol Rasco,” Blair added. “Finds HC a ‘mask.’”
In the papers, it is clear that Hillary was a solid single-payer health care advocate (in the event anyone has forgotten in the shadows of 2016). The woman is a pathological liar:
“At dinner, [Hillary] to [Bill] at length on the complexities of health care—thinks managed competition a crock; single-payer necessary; maybe add to Medicare,” Blair wrote.
The account is at odds with public statements by the former First Lady that she never supported the single-payer option.
In an interview with the New York Times as she ran for president in 2008, Hillary Clinton said she had never seriously considered adopting a single-payer system, in which the government, using funds appropriated from taxpayers, pays for all health care expenses.
“You know, I have thought about this, as you might guess, for 15 years and I never seriously considered a single payer system,” said Clinton in the interview. Source of all quotes above, the Washington Free Beacon
Like all progressives, when a lie is expedient, it’s easily accepted and even admired.
She has about come to the conclusion that no matter what she does is going to piss off some people, so will just continue to be herself and let everybody else make whatever adjustments they have to. “I’m a proud woman.” I’m not stupid; I know I should do more to suck up to the press, I know it confuses people when I change my hairdos, I know I should pretend not to have an opinions — but I’m just not going to. I’m used to winning and I intend to win on my own terms.” “I know how to compromise, I have compromised, I gave up my name, got contact lenses, but I’m not going to try to pretend to be somebody that I’m not.” I’m a complex persona they’re just going to have to live with that. Why can’t they jus relax about it?
- THE PRIVATE HILLARY: A document that recounts a 1996 conversation between Diane Blair and First Lady Hillary Clinton.
I’ll have more on this story in the coming days.
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