Freeh has a book, scheduled for release next week, titled My FBI : Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror. Mike Wallace from CBS’ 60 Minutes has apparently interviewed Freeh and Drudge has an inside scoop on the interview:
In the book, “My FBI,” he writes, “The problem was with Bill Clinton — the scandals and the rumored scandals, the incubating ones and the dying ones never ended. Whatever moral compass the president was consulting was leading him in the wrong direction. His closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out.”
Moral compass? Clinton? Do the words "moral compass" and "Clinton" even belong in the same room with each other?
Drudge goes on to report:
The director sought to distance himself from Clinton because of Whitewater, refusing a White House pass that would have enabled him to enter the building without signing in. This irked Clinton. “I wanted all my visits to be official,” says Freeh. “When I sent the pass back with a note, I had no idea it would antagonize the president,” he tells Wallace.
Returning the pass was only the start of the rift. Later, relations got so bad that President Clinton reportedly began referring to Freeh as “that F…ing Freeh.” Says Freeh, “I don’t know how they referred to me and I really didn’t care,” he says. “My role and my obligation was to conduct criminal investigations. He, unfortunately for the country and unfortunately for him, happened to be the subject of that investigation,” Freeh says.
I can’t wait to read this book. We all know Clinton’s abuses of power were rampant, and that the guy could probably teach a college course on it. Unfortunately he got away with most of it. Thankfully, former Clinton admin officials like Freeh are willing to go on record in discussing what a worthless leader Clinton really was and that’s a good thing for a number of reasons, tops among them being to keep the ex prez. and his minions from successfully re-writing his utterly corrupt legacy.
(Cross-posted at Blogs For Bush)