- A new book detailing the Clinton marriage claims first
lady Hillary was "deeply in love" with White House lawyer Vince
Foster " and that their long-rumored affair was well-known for two
- In Bill and Hillary: The Marriage, author Christopher
Andersen says Hillary had a hot affair with her law-firm colleague even
as her husband cheated on her "with hundreds of women" in Arkansas.
- He writes that Clinton friends, legal colleagues and
assorted aides and staffers in Little Rock were all aware of the affair,
which began in 1977.
- Rumors of such an affair have been long-standing, especially
since Foster's mysterious suicide in 1995, when Foster was a White House
- Hillary Clinton's White House press secretary, Marsha
Berry, said Monday, "I'm not going to comment on the book at all."
- The first lady's Senate exploratory committee spokesman
Howard Wolfson also declined comment.
- Andersen reports that state troopers assigned to guard
the Clintons told him that whenever Bill left the Arkansas governor's mansion,
Foster showed up "like clockwork" to comfort Hillary and often
stayed the night.
- "Hillary and Vince were deeply in love," Trooper
L.D. Brown told Andersen.
- "I saw them, locked in each other's arms, deep-kissing,
nuzzling " you have it."
- Brown, who was a confidant of both the Clintons, also
told Andersen that Hillary once confessed to him, "There are some
things you have to get outside your marriage, that you can't get in it."
- AP/Wide World White House deputy counsel Vincent Foster
committed suicide in 1993 after a long bout of depression
- Andersen quotes the late Jim McDougal, the Clintons'
friend and business partner, as saying, "Everyone knew about Hillary
and Vince. But Bill was not really in a position to object, now was he?"
- Among the other controversial revelations in the book
- " Details of the Clintons' window-rattling family
rows that Andersen's sources say are as frequent as they are violent and
- During one of the fights that occurred after Clinton
confessed the true nature of his relationship with Sexgate intern Monica
Lewinsky, Hillary slapped her husband so hard she left a red mark "clearly
visible to Secret Service agents when he left the room."
- Andersen claims that during the same row, the first lady
screamed at Clinton, "You stupid, stupid, stupid bastard. My God,
Bill, how could you risk everything for that?"
- " The Clintons' daughter, Chelsea, suffered physically
and emotionally through the Sexgate scandal.
- Andersen reports Chelsea was admitted to the Stanford
University campus hospital three times after she collapsed with severe
stomach pains that doctors attributed to stress.
- He writes that the symptoms were similar to the anxiety
attacks that put Hillary in the emergency room of a Little Rock hospital
after she learned of an affair her husband had with the fiancee of a political
- " Hillary hired former FBI agent Ivan Duda in 1982
to investigate her husband's extramarital activities. He found that Clinton
was seeing eight women "with some degree of frequency." Gennifer
Flowers was at the top of the list.
- " Hillary insisted Bill be tested for AIDS in 1988.
He was HIV-negative but Andersen reports that "someone who claims
to have seen" the president's medical records says they reveal he
has had a sexually transmitted disease.
- It's the reason why the president's complete medical
history has never been released, he said.
- Anderson also addresses the Juanita Broaddrick rape allegation.
- He reports that three weeks after Clinton allegedly forced
himself on the Arkansas nurse in a Little Rock hotel in 1978, Hillary strong-armed
the woman at a fund-raiser.
- Hillary grabbed her arm and told her, "We are so
grateful for all you've done for Bill, and all you'll keep doing,"
- Broaddrick told Andersen she had no doubt what Hillary
meant " "That I was to keep my mouth shut."
- Broaddrick told the Post Monday night, however, that
she's not sure now if Hillary knew about the alleged rape " or was
making the point that she knew, or suspected, something was going on.
- "At the time I thought she knew," she said
- "I thought this woman was telling me, 'I know what
happened and you need to keep quiet.' But now I don't know. ... I wish
I had said then, 'What do you mean?' I wish someone would ask her now what
- The president's lawyers repeatedly have refused to address
the specifics of Broaddrick's allegations.