The Hunting of the President

The Hunting of the President

The Ten-year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton

Book - 2000
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When Hillary Clinton spoke of "a vast right-wing conspiracy" determined to bring down the president, many people dismissed the idea. Yet if the first lady's accusation was exaggerated, the facts that have since emerged point toward a covert and often concerted effort by Bill Clinton's enemies - abetted by his own reckless behavior - which led inexorably to impeachment. Clinton's foes launched a cascade of well-financed attacks that undermined American democracy and nearly destroyed the Clinton presidency.

In vivid prose, Joe Conason and Gene Lyons, two award-winning veteran journalists, identify the antagonists, reveal their tactics, trace the millions of dollars that subsidized them, and examine how and why mainstream news organizations aided those who were determined to bring down Bill Clinton, The Hunting of the President may very well be the All the President's Men of this political regime.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312245474
Characteristics: xvii, 413 p. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lyons, Gene 1943-


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Feb 04, 2014

This is a good, but almost pointless book, as it covers political theater: yes, it is important to know that Kenneth Starr (grandnephew of the founder if AIG) and Ted Olson, future solicitor general of the Bush administration, worked on Richard Mellon Scaife's "Arkansas Project" but really, did not Clinton do everything the Wall Streeters wanted him to do anyway? Did not Hillary Clinton, as chair of the MCC, not finance the overthrow of the democratially elected government of Zelaya in Honduras because he wanted to raise their minimum wage by a few pennies? Did not Hillary Clinton, as the democratic secretary of state, appoint Victoria Nuland, and former Bush inner circle guy (and Bush cousin), Marc Grossman? A book which becomes outdated far too fast, and after Al Gore's presidential loss, he makes a movie about climate change, then founds a multi-billion dollar hedge fund with two Goldman Sachs buddies to do carbon permit trading and speculating, a further extension of shadow banking.


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