Hillary Highly Disrespectful to Secret Service, Law Enforcement – Agents
Hillary Highly Disrespectful to Secret Service, Law Enforcement – Agents © AP Photo
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While running for U.S. Senate, presidential candidate and former First Lady Hilary Clinton visited a 4-H club in Upstate New York. She erupted in rage when she saw the local farmers and cows, one secret service agent in her detail recalls.
“She turned to a staffer and said, ‘What the f— did we come here for? There’s no money here.”
This is one of several such instances described in Robert Kessler’s “First Family Detail,” a new book offering an in-depth look at the experiences of the personnel who have had the immense responsibility of protecting America’s presidents and their families.
“When in public, Hilary smiles and acts graciously,” Kessler told the New York Post. “As soon as the cameras are gone, her angry personality, nastiness, and imperiousness becomes evident”
This persona is clearly explained through several anecdotes in the book including moments where Hilary cusses at a driver for going over bumps, yells at a repairman for fixing a light bulb in her presence, and tells an agent to “F—- off” after he greeted her good morning.
Former FBI agent Coy Copeland said she had a personal rule that no agent talk to her when she was going from one place to another.
“Hilary was very rude to agents, and she didn’t appear to like law enforcement or the military,” former Secret Service Agent Lloyd Bulam said. “She wouldn’t go over and meet military people or police officers, as most protectees do. She was just really rude to almost everybody. She’d act like she didn’t want you around, like you were beneath her.”
Hilary also targeted her military aides for wearing their uniforms.
“She asked if they would wear business suits instead,” a former agent recalls. “The uniform is a sign of pride, and they’re proud to wear their uniform. I know the military was actually really offended by it.”
“First Family Detail” traces the lives of agents serving presidents from both parties. In it, Kessler describes Chelsea Clinton as a model protectorate who respected and appreciated her agents; and Bill as a difficult chief executive, who could also be easy-going.
Kessler has authored 19 books and has been an investigative reporter with the Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.