Abstract: FBI insider documents dangerous trends within the Clinton White House. Revised edition with three new chapters which answer the critics.
Keywords: book review, current_events, conspiracy, politics, President William Jefferson Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, extortion, blackmail, threats, coercion, intimidation, national security lapse, breech, travelgate, filegate, drugs, sex, theft, Vince Foster, Craig Livingston, 1960s sixties counterculture, FBI, Secret Service, vetting, security clearance, United States Presidents, staff selection appointment, government officials employees screening.
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Title: Unlimited Access: An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House
Author: Gary Aldrich
Foreword: Michael Reagan
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Date Published: March 1998
ISBN: 0895264064
LOCN: JK518.A63 1998
Dewey: 352.6/5 21
Pages: 292
Bibliography: 52
Figures: 8
Photos: 15
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REVIEW by Orville R. Weyrich, Jr.

I have never been an admirer of Bill and Hillary's politics. But until the issues surrounding Monica Lewinsky were documented in the Starr report, and I watched the President of the United States obviously making a mockery of the truth on camera while addressing the American public and under oath before a Grand Jury, I had dismissed the various expose books regarding Mr. and Mrs. Clinton as unfruitful political back-biting. But after Monica's blue dress made a liar out of Mr. Clinton, I decided to go back and check out the "scandal" books that I had previously dismissed, in order to evaluate how credible they appeared in light of what I now consider to be hard evidence of lack of integrity of the Clinton Administration. Gary Aldrich's book is the first of the genre that I have evaluated, and I am generally favorably impressed by the 30-year FBI veteran's book.

The overriding theme of Unlimited Access is that the Clinton Administration systematically dismantled the FBI and Secret Service security protection mechanisms, evidently because the people with whom the Clinton Administration chose to surround themselves in the White House were largely part of the drug-using/free-love/anti-military counter-culture that grew to prominence during the sixties.

Aldrich speaks at some length of the criteria which the FBI use in investigating the background of persons nominated to sensitive positions within the White House, criteria which have the dual purposes of protecting national security and protecting the Office of the Presidency from "embarrassment." Aldrich's discussion of these criteria is interesting reading in its own right, independent of reference to the current occupants of the White House. Although Aldrich does not refer to Monica Lewinsky, he does refer to other women who potentially served Mr. Clinton in a similar capacity. I gather from Aldrich's comments that these other women would not have been allowed anywhere near the White House under previous administrations, on the basis of the FBI background checks. It seems ironic to consider the probability that Monica, too, would not have been allowed sufficient access to Mr. Clinton to have become an embarrassment to his administration if the FBI and Secret Service had been allowed to follow standard operating procedures.

Evaluation of the Credibility of the Book

The contents of the book are backed up by the sworn testimony of at least one other FBI agent who served in the White House contemporaneously with the author. Most of the events reported were either directly observed by the author, or else obtained from witnesses who were not identified by name in the book. On the other hand, the FBI hierarchy has been at best reluctant to support the author's claims. I am unable to independently verify most of the events reported. My overall impression however is that the author is direct and plain-spoken, and does not couch his statements in the kind of weasel-wording and evasion that I have become accustomed to when reading or viewing statements made by Mr. Clinton or his spokespersons. I am therefore more inclined to believe Mr. Aldrich's claims than the White House's denials.

Notwithstanding the above subjective evaluation, the basic premise of the book, that White House security was dysfunctional and was permitting many questionable or even known security risks to enter the White House, has been collaborated by the well-known list of drug dealers, convicted felons, and foreign agents who were granted access to the White House. I am not aware of any collaborative evidence which has been raised by the White House to contradict this basic premise.

The second major premise of the book, that Hillary Rodham Clinton exerted a tremendous amount of influence over the domestic policy operations of the White House, is also consistent with what we know about her role in the Health Care Task Force.


Foreword by Michael Reagan


Chapter 1: Meeting the Clinton Administration

Chapter 2: SPIN

Chapter 3: So What? (Part One)

Chapter 4: Rose Law -- North

Chapter 5: The Unraveling of Vince Foster

Chapter 6: "Good Morning, Mrs. President"

Chapter 7: Drugs

Chapter 8: Travel Office Tragedy

Chapter 9: The President's Gone Missing

Chapter 10: So What? (Part Two)

Chapter 11: And the Beat Goes On

NEW Chapter 12: Hanging up the Badge, and Picking up the Pen

NEW Chapter 13: Radio Free America

NEW Chapter 14: Postscript on Filegate

Epilogue: The SPIN Background Investigation of Bill and Hillary Clinton

NEW Chronology

NEW Appendix


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