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-- on the back to Hannity so was there a secret deal struck between president Barack Obama and the clintons now according to my next guest there was and it -- the 2016 presidential election.
Now hear the details in his book just released in paperback author Anne Klein notes that the only reason that Bill Clinton agreed to give the keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Was because -- returned Obama was to endorse Hillary as his successor.
But apparently after Obama had a change of heart and I didn't go over well here to explain all -- some more.
In his first TV interview the author of the amateur and climbed more than backs or -- you consider her to be here thanks sir I.
Let's set the table right Bill Clinton said they played the race card on me talking about Obama -- Hillary said shame on you Barack Obama.
How was the relationship after the primary.
Could not have been worse Hatfield and mccoys had nothing on the Clinton's and the -- These were two huge.
Of the Democratic Party who -- -- each other's throats right but the time came in the summer of 2011.
When Obama looked in the mirror and realize he might lose.
He had suffered a lot of setbacks by then.
David -- -- his chief political guru was urging him to reach out to Bill Clinton.
The same time Bill Clinton was -- urging Hillary.
To run against Obama in the -- -- Which she refused to do so the two camps where both moving in different directions they had a golf game.
Air force the golf course and at that.
Golf course jury met for our game which I'm told was -- very humid weather -- -- Big brown was soaking wet and so forth they started to.
Bang out the outlines of the deal and the deal was the deal was.
That in return for Bill Clinton giving the major speech at the Democratic National Convention in favorable bomb obviously.
That he would be a he would be given the right to choose the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Replacing Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
And that Obama would agree.
To back Hillary in 2060.
I -- I know people close to Bill Clinton.
And I have been told told me if you've heard the same thing Bill Clinton -- it's Barack Obama to the static.
-- Absolutely true but it's mutual despise -- The obamas think that the clintons are opportunist.
That they don't have any principles.
That they'll do anything to get elected whereas Obama sees himself as above the fray.
The guy who has great principle standards.
You know clear -- clearer cleaner than the proverbial.
And build build build opinion of Obama is what that he is not up to the job built built amateur.
Bill -- after after this deal that I talked about fell through.
They -- a meeting dinner at the White House.
The clintons in the obamas for the very first time -- -- shut down dinner in the in the family quarters and bill lectured Obama about the fact.
That he Obama had no experience.
As a senator whereas he Clinton -- had years and years as governor.
And so he made it clear to -- -- at this dinner they had very little respect for him.
Right now this is interesting because it was is unprecedented.
Where Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton go on sixty minutes yes and it was all a lot of fast we've got some of that tape patrol some of those -- This is very improbable yeah.
This is not an interview I ever expected.
To be doing.
But I understand Mr.
President this was your idea.
What did you want to do this together a -- -- -- -- I've -- this one have a chance to publicly say thank you because.
I think Hillary will go down as one of the finest secretary of State's we've had.
It has been a great collaboration.
Over the last four years.
I'm -- -- -- wish you sticking around.
Uses it ended up for anybody else have you received -- presence that that was -- secretary of state.
And basically -- -- -- I mean this is unprecedented unbelievable I've.
-- is so as improbable as even just Steve croft thinks it it it is here this was the payback this -- there was there were making on to explain the remaining side.
After this sixty minutes.
And love fest that you just mentioned that you saw and the review assault.
Obama had second thoughts again.
And he let bill know that he had heard that Joseph Biden his vice president was gonna.
Runs in the primaries against Hillary in 2016.
And -- bill how can I possibly not back my own vice president indicating that.
He was not going to back Hillary in 2016.
What happened what what's -- reaction it will be the clintons.
Believe that I can't count on the Obama -- that they're gonna go their own way.
If you're going to forget any of these deals because.
Every time they make a deal with them here -- -- Yeah so is the relationship.
-- this one interest -- -- I'm Ben -- it seems like the White House.
They one point all of fingers that the State Department is that on purpose.
Oh yes I think very much so and bill thinks.
In fact at one point he felt that Hillary.
Was going to be made the scapegoat and he told -- if they do that you've got to resign.
And they didn't do that exactly but she did take a lot of responsibility -- -- that.
Resign from -- as secretary of state a Texas open is still happening now because she's gone.
She's gone and they're still saying it but I'm told from the people in the Clinton camp that they feel pretty confident when all the cable traffic comes out between.
The State Department and Ben -- that Hillary will be seen to see as somebody who.
Understood the situation and did something about it that -- fast and I appreciate it.
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