Weekly Standard online editor Daniel Halper discussed his new book, Clinton, Inc., with Megyn Kelly on Fox News Monday.
“This book is about how the Clintons arose from scandal and impeachment to where they are today, getting ready for the 2016 election,” Halper told Kelly. “So Hillary Clinton is embarrassed on the national stage, and she essentially then says, okay, screw it. I’m going to go and take care of my own career, and I’m going to run for Senate. And she does so, she’s liberated.”
“I tried to understand who Bill and Hillary Clinton are,” Halper said, noting that many incorrectly portray Bill Clinton as a warm character, and Hillary as cold and calculating. “I found the opposite is closer to being the case. Bill tends to be more cold and more calculating, while Hillary tends to have long-time friends and have actual relationships and is sort of a more complicated figure.”
Halper said he believes there is an “implicit agreement” between the Obamas and the Clintons “that each one will help the other as much as they can.”
Kelly also asked Halper about Hillary Clinton’s “enthusiastic pot use” in law school, and recent reports from another new book, The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents by Ronald Kessler, that Bill Clinton has a mistress whom the Secret Service gave the code name the “Energizer.”
According to Halper, aides had to advise Bill Clinton not to bring his mistress on the campaign trail in the 2008 election. “He is still engaging in reckless behavior and it threatens Hillary’s 2016 run, as you can imagine,” said Halper.