With President Bill Clinton back in the news this week at the DNC, Western Journalism’s Floyd Brown sat down with Marinka Peschmann, author of The Whistleblower: How the Clinton White House Stayed in Power to Reemerge in the Obama White House and on the World Stage to discuss.
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BROWN: President Bill Clinton is back in the spotlight this week thanks to President Obama asking him to be the keynote speaker at the DNC and put his name in nomination. What do you think of that?
PESCHMANN: I think it’s a smart move—politically, not morally because the Clintons get to have it both ways. If President Obama somehow wins re-election, and I emphasis ‘somehow’ here because I think Americans are waking up to Obama and are realizing that they have been sold a bill of goods, Bill Clinton can say, ‘I helped you. You owe me.’ If Obama loses, with Hillary staying as far away as possible from the DNC, she can continue to distance herself from Obama and seek the presidency in 2016. This will give her enough time to re-craft herself, like she did after she left the White House as the scandal-ridden First Lady and hope people forget her starring role in the Obama-Clinton so-called ‘smart power’ foreign policy misadventures. Just ask the people of Iran, and the Coptic Christians in the Middle East for starters. The world is a more dangerous place since President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have taken office.
Morally speaking, people have forgotten that when the Clintons left the White House in 2000, they left dodging indictments. They stayed in power by thwarting investigators and ruining Americans—especially women. That was a mistake. They never should have been placed in positions of power again. History is repeating itself. It’s politics and self-preservation above all else for this crew.
BROWN: Is that why you decided to write your book, The Whistleblower: How the Clinton White House Stayed in Power to Reemerge in the Obama White House and on the World Stage, now?
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PESCHMANN: Yes, Americans deserve to know what has happened in their White House, and they don’t know the truth about the Clinton era. The Clintons, like Obama did, as [Washington Post reporter] David Maraniss’ book [Barack Obama: The Story] reported put several falsehoods … lies in his book. Well, Bill and Hillary re-wrote history in their books, My Life and Living History too. I wrote The Whistleblower to set the record straight.
Over eleven years ago, I had spent seven months undercover (off and on) writing the so-called whistleblower, Linda’s Tripp’s story and the events that led to President Bill Clinton’s impeachment only to discover that both sides of the aisle were wrong—the truth lay in the middle. It was a cloak and dagger adventure. President Bill Clinton was in the White House at the time, and Hillary Clinton was running for U.S. Senator in New York. Contrary to public opinion, Linda was not a gossipy, evil whistleblower bent on destroying the Clintons—rather, she had protected them by towing-the-line and being a Clinton ‘team player’ in the earlier investigations. This is critical in understanding how corrupt politicians stay in power and also explains why Linda tape-recorded Monica Lewinsky for insurance to protect herself from them. Linda was not vilified and smeared over sex in the Oval office. They didn’t target her and try to criminalize her over BJ’s. If you believe that garbage, then I am the tooth fairy. It’s important that people know the facts because it’s happening again, except this time, segments of Americans are under attack, like the military, tea party patriots, conservatives, and people of faith. As Linda once said to me, ‘If you believe nothing else, believe this. If it can happen to me, it can happen to you.” She was right. It is.