Hillary and Bill Clinton keep a detailed “hit-list” of everyone who has crossed them during more than 20 years at the apex of American politics, a new book has claimed.
The list of so-called “sinners and saints” – including John Kerry, now secretary of state, and the late Ted Kennedy – was compiled on a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in the dying days of Mrs Clinton’s losing bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.
The alleged “cheat-sheet” of betrayals – and there were many that year – ranked offenders on a scale from 1 to 7 and was compiled by aides to give the Clintons an instant database of those who deserved political favour, and those who did not.
“Almost six years later, most Clinton aides can still rattle off the names of traitors and the favors that had been done for them then provide details of just how each of the guilty had gone on to betray the Clintons as if it all had happened just a few hours before,” wrote the authors of HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton.
Hmm, OK, we’ve heard this sort of story before.
The crisis engulfing Chris Christiehas deepened, as the 2016 Republican presidential hopeful was accused of misusing millions of dollars from a storm relief fund to promote himself.
Federal investigators are looking into claims that the embattled New Jersey governor acted improperly by spending $4.7 million (£2.9 million) in public funds on TV advertisements in which he starred.
He’s one of the Republican front runners to challenge the presumed Hillary campaign in 2016. Is this a case of get your retaliation in early or am I adding up to five here?