The former White House Secret Service officer, whose book Crisis of Character about working in the Clinton White House gives readers an unvarnished look at the former first couple, told Breitbart News Daily host Matthew Boyle Saturday that he wrote the book to remind and warn Americans about the Clintons.
“They don’t govern, they just jump from scandal to scandal,” said Gary Byrne, who left White House duty after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to become a U.S. Air Marshal.
Byrne stood watch at the desk just outside the Oval Office, which is known as Post E-6 inside the Executive Mansion. From his post, Byrne watched the relationship between President William J. “Bill” Clinton and Monica Lewinsky blossom from hallway flirtations to their intimate encounters. Because of his unique vantage point and his daily interactions with the principals, Byrne became the first member of the Secret Service to testify against a sitting president.
In addition to the scandals, Byrne told Boyle that the Clintons’ tempestuous relationship made things uncomfortable for people working there.
A typical incident that he wrote about in Crisis of Character was the morning the president walked into the Oval Office with a shiner under his eye that he tried to conceal with makeup. Byrne knew something was up before Clinton came into the office because he had come in early for his shift and made the rounds of his buddies at different posts. From the gossip, he was able to put together that the night before the Clinton’ had a horrible screaming match with the noise carrying down the stairwells and elevator shafts. Then, there was a loud crashing sound.
Byrne said he knew the place to go next: the White House curator’s office. There he found a cardbox box sitting in a chair and in the box was the broken remains of a blue and white vase.
“Bill and Hillary Clinton, like all humans, are flawed,” he said.
“Hillary is this person, who has this incredible lust for power and control,” he said. “But, she doesn’t have the personality that draws people in.”
The president is just the opposite, he said. “He is all charm and he has personality. He is so charming, he could spin manure into gold.”
When the two of them work together they become the perfect team, he said.
“It’s not what I think, it’s what I know–really, the American people know it if they take the time to look,” he said.
Byrne said there were at least 19 serious scandals during the Clinton’s last residency at the White House, and there are at least two serious scandals from the former first lady’s tenure at the State Department.
“I was in the middle of one of them, Monica Lewinsky, and I stood there and watched the others happen around me,” he said.
If the Clintons return to the White House, they cannot help themselves but to get in some other trouble, he said.
They may become the first man and wife to become president and both be impeached, he said.
“Do we really want to drag the country through that again? They won’t have time to govern.”