The Clinton Slime Room and Me
BY EDWARD KLEIN/ JANUARY 5, 2016
Along with Bill Clinton and Sidney Blumenthal, I popped up in a batch of 5,500 Hillary Clinton emails that were dumped by the State Department on New Year’s Eve.
“Our old friend Ed Klein is back with another book,” Hillary’s hatchetman Philippe Reines emailed the then-Secretary of State in May 2012. “I assume…I can call bullshit on him?”
To which Hillary replied, “Righto—totally wacko.”
Being called a wacko by the Democrats’ presumptive presidential nominee got me to thinking, “Why is Hillary so obsessed with me?”
The simple answer is that I get under her skin. All four of my books about Hillary have been major best sellers, and one of them—Blood Feud—knocked her memoirs Hard Choices off the top of the New York Times Best Seller list and replaced it as No. 1.
Much of the criticism leveled at my books and me can be traced back to Hillary’s notorious attack machine and the henchmen who run it:
Hillary’s book-burning spokesman Philippe Reines, who once bragged: “Killing books has always been a fun pastime.”