Rev. Wright bribed to stay quiet in 2008?
Exclusive: Author Ed Klein on his explosive new book
- Duration 9:32
- Date May 16, 2012
Exclusive: Author Ed Klein on his explosive new book
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And tonight we take an in depth look at the explosive new book that has all of Washington talking from allegations that the Obama in a circle attended a -- The reverend Jeremiah Wright to reports about the widespread corruption that still exists within the administration.
We will be reviewing a -- no new evidence that shows just how on prepared Barack Obama was.
To hold the office of the presidency plus and -- Hannity exclusively we'll hear from of the very first time.
Audio of a bombshell interview that took place in 2011 between the -- reverend Jeremiah Wright.
And the author of this book Ed -- -- -- -- -- the man behind this explosive new book it's called the amateur Barack Obama in the White House and -- -- But rating yet go back to you know you have this this habit of writing books that just get no attention -- -- icon clever title after.
Brian my best use it before I'm not gonna get to this now what we're gonna play some of the ought to -- you actually got a three hour interview that you -- -- Reverend Wright -- how did you get that.
It well I.
Through mutual friends who I tried.
Over the months to convince him to see -- finally he did -- -- in his office.
I think you get this Kwame improve academy.
Which is a high school named after the late Marxist dictator of Ghana.
Here's this little office -- -- he's now retired.
And even met me this suit he looked very very proper and we had this three hour interview I had my tape recorder on the desk and it the whole thing is -- -- Well -- listen to a whole thing.
-- my name came up a few times yes it did it did we'll get to that later let let's start with I thought this was one of more interest in parts of the book.
And that is that.
But first let's talk about the title.
Amateur record as I've said often that Barack Obama's in over his head usually -- the title came from.
-- total came from Bill Clinton.
-- -- a meeting with Hillary.
And I Chappaqua in Chappaqua back in August 2011.
Into the room was full -- of their friends -- you know bill look likes to hold the court.
He likes to use his ideas and bounce the -- for people I interviewed several people wouldn't that in that room.
And he was trying to convince Hillary to run against -- bomb up.
In the democratic primaries in 2012.
And he did some polling and he did secret -- And he showed her that she was doing well with the African Americans and with women and -- Jews and she said wait a second she said it.
But about loyalty what about law LT and he said there's no such -- and politics.
That you've got to come under fire for different aspects of the book but you have your sources are but they're not named the people -- in the room yes then you -- how many sources -- That -- actually -- the -- It is AC I wondered about this because I don't think Bill Clinton ever got over when he said that he thought or felt the Barack Obama played the race card on him.
Is that true is that -- -- -- should not be more right he is still burning from the seeding seemed big that's right.
And he wants desperately to get back in the White House yeah you know if someone has no excuse me but he hasn't yes no well respect for this president.
Anything -- -- and the funny thing is he doesn't want Hillary to -- to 2016 because it's about him.
And he feels he'll be to a -- he'll be too old and his health is not that good he's worried that you know will I make it.
And she's saying you gotta wait till 2016.
I mean there's no question they're planning right now he's gone so far by the way.
To plan for 2016.
That he's already talking to people about renting an airplane for her campaign.
He's that is that -- yes in this coming election here right as you did you talk about the -- also warned that some lovely wife in the background.
Michelle Obama and Barack Obama.
What -- what what did you glean out of this that you didn't know about them going in what would you like the American people to know about.
And about Obama don't.
I'd like them to know that this guy is -- a mentally unsuited for the job of president.
You know you look at Lyndon Johnson couldn't give a good speech.
He could read from the teleprompter.
But he understood how to work the levers of power in Washington.
Barack Obama is a wonderful speech -- fire.
Lovely guy in front of the teleprompter looks good break -- He has no idea.
How to work Washington he and he doesn't really have any interest than it either I have people tell me that.
Think the ten meetings on foreign affairs with him and he gets a phone from head of state any complaints in front of everybody you know what.
I've got to deal with these congressmen from -- -- -- -- to get my bills passed of course he does that he doesn't like to do it.
Yeah -- and maybe that's why there's this disconnect Bill -- -- on the other hand would be open to all hours of the night talk and anybody talk to a mentor how vitamins Ronald Reagan and that's colonial.
After is it after 6 o'clock -- interest -- point all right.
Let's talk about meeting Jeremiah Wright yes this is fascinating we'll play some of the tapes tell us about the -- It was it would.
-- it wasn't what I expected tell you the truth.
Because the guy who I met.
Did not look like the guy on the on the videotapes.
With the -- she key and you know red face and screaming.
Who's very quiet very polite very measured very measured and them.
Talked about his his his academic credentials.
Very proud of the fact that he had a PA GD.
And answered all my questions.
And he was it was just like you would be talking it would there was no there was no sense that this guy could go -- the defense didn't.
It -- I felt some intensity.
-- -- he's talking about me but also.
The defending GD America.
-- he felt that he had been wrong got Trent.
But but the thing the overwhelming sense that I got it out of the conversation listening to the three hours.
Wasn't as I listen to him.
He was throwing Barack Obama down the stairs.
And let let's start with he tells a story I don't play this this first tape here.
Where basically he is offered money through a third party.
To basically shut up and not speak until the November 2008 election.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- Well those things and it we're.
-- -- often England and I appreciate all between.
The the users -- -- in March.
In November election and his friends and her.
Interesting you didn't mention the name would occur in the book but.
This was a modified offer guests with proof -- evidence that he showed tape that we did not.
But he says he has an email yet he says he has a box and the cardboard box.
In which he's put all kinds of things including this email from Eric Whitaker who is one of Barack Obama's closest friends.
They go on vacations together.
Jury in the campaign -- Eric Whitaker traveled on the airplane -- campaign plane with them their families are very very close.
Eric Whitaker is the guy that Barack Obama turns to when he has something personal.
That he wants to have handled outside of the normal channels.
Why does this sound to me a lot like.
Why John Edwards is on trial right I don't think about this in other words visited bid and offer for an in kind donation.
To buy the silence of somebody that could hurt his campaign he could even Reverend Wright who is set at one point.
When they canceled him for the invocation of the announcement in Springfield when he announced -- and run for president he was canceled he talked to about that.
Yes he did he and he was very upset about it his family was even more upset about it and he had to settle for giving a little.
-- the platform where he was not seen Clinton family but he was not.
Rolled out to give the invocation in front on the platform in front of everybody here in Springfield -- Illinois so.
It what does that what is he saying to you here and why is he saying it now.
-- -- CP obviously knows anything he says is gonna have a big impact on the campaign why is he suggesting that they tried to buy his silence in 2008.
That he's been turned by the -- Obama campaign.
Into a pariah.
And that everywhere he goes.
People who recognize him come up to him and say how can you do that how could you say those things about.
On the platform in in your church and I think he wants them to.
The record straight.
But -- but it's also setting the record straight about Obama.
Yes and end this next -- the -- there is very revealing because when nobody knew -- they had a private meeting.
During the 2008 campaign and President Obama appealed to woman's self.
Begged him pretty much.
And you know this took place yet -- to hold up it was a one are gonna play this what we get back are they pretty much begged him.
And they had an exchange at the end of that meeting which I think is very profound and all you explain it from -- a new book when we come back we have much more.