The longer Hillary Clinton remains in the public spotlight, the more we continue to learn about how she operated behind the scenes.
Outside of her private email server being secret for years, it appears that Clinton also secretly spied on her own staff after losing to Barack Obama in the Democratic primaries in 2008.
In the new book “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign” Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes detail a situation in which Clinton “wanted an honest assessment of what had gone wrong” after her loss to Obama — so she scanned through her staffers’ emails to find answers.
The book reports that Clinton asked a trusted aide to access the campaign’s server and download all of the emails that were sent and received by top staffers working for her campaign.
“She believed her campaign had failed her — not the other way around — and she wanted ‘to see who was talking to who, who was leaking to who,’ said a source familiar with the operation,” Allen and Parnes reveal in the book.
“Her political director, Guy Cecil, had talked with members of the media from his campaign account. Her chief strategist, Mark Penn, was a tyrant. And far too many of her minions had fought for turf and status rather than votes.”
Clinton blamed everyone else but herself for losing in 2008, just like she did in 2016. After she went through all of the emails, Clinton reportedly called for several meetings to evaluate what went wrong.
The staffers had no idea that Hillary had gone through all of their emails, either, while she apparently interrogated them.
“I was struck by how good of a sense she had before I walked in there of the problems that were going on,” one aide is quoted as saying.
“The email review would be just one part of a months-long postmortem project conducted that summer, and it would have lasting results: Neither Penn nor Cecil would be invited back for the 2016 ‘no-drama-mantra,'” the book notes.
This story is absolutely nuts, but it is something we all would expect from someone that still to this day blames everyone else for both of her failed presidential runs.