Report: ‘Paranoid’ Clintons Set Up Private WH Phone Line

Tuesday on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” Kate Andersen Brower, the author of “The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House,” interviewed dozens of former White House maids, butlers, chefs, doormen and florists dating back to the Kennedys, said, “Staffers say the Clintons were the most definitely paranoid first family that they ever had to work with.”

Brower continued, “They didn’t ever really trust the staff. It took them a year to carry on a conversation while the staff was in the room.”

CNN’s Brianna Keilar reported “The Clintons had the White House phone system rewired so they could make their own calls instead of going through an operator.”

Brower added, “They were worried about people listening in on their calls.”

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