Title: Unlimited Access: An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House
Author: Gary Aldrich
Foreword: Michael Reagan
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Date Published: March 1998
LOCN: JK518.A63 1998
Dewey: 352.6/5 21
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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.
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
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