Books detail Clinton's sexcapades

Books detail Clinton's sexcapades
BOOKED: Former US president Bill Clinton.

Mr Bill Clinton's phone sex sessions with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky were used as part of a blackmail attempt by Israel.

This is just one of the allegations against the former US president covered in two new books, the Daily Mail reported.

The first book, Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine, written by Weekly Standard editor Daniel Halper, was officially released on Tuesday and has been described as "scrupulously researched" and "juicy".

Hundreds of pages of allegations were compiled by lawyers and investigators working for Miss Lewinsky after the affair between her and Mr Clinton was made public in 1998.

The book claims that the British, the Russians and the Israelis were listening in on the phone calls between the two.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used the tapes to persuade Mr Clinton to release Jonathan Pollard, an American jailed for spying for Israel. Mr Clinton lobbied for Pollard's release, but later pulled back after intervention from then-CIA Director George Tenet.

HIT LIST

The book also claims that Mr Clinton, 67, had phone sex with other women while on presidential trips. It says that he had a "hit list" of women who included English actress-model Elizabeth Hurley and US showbiz legend Barbra Streisand.

In February this year, Hurley, 49, denied allegations that she had a year-long affair with Mr Clinton.

Another book, The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents, by Ronald Kessler, claims that Mr Clinton had a buxom blonde mistress who visited his home so often that his secret service detail called her The Energiser.

Excerpts of the book, which will be released on Aug 5, were obtained by the New York Post's Richard Johnson.

It quoted a source who said that normal security protocols were not followed when "The Energiser" arrived at the house, sometimes just minutes after Mrs Clinton had left.

Mrs Clinton's secret service detail would also inform Mr Clinton's detail when she was about to come home, so he would have time to get The Energiser out and to clean up.

But the warning came late on one occasion and there was a scramble by the agents to get The Energiser out of the house.


This article was first published on July 25, 2014.
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