Book Review - "Crisis of Character" by Gary J. Byrne
The following book review is a special for BlackFive readers provided by Elise Cooper. You can read all of our book reviews by clicking on the Books category link on the right sidebar. Crisis Of Character is the perfect name for a book about Hillary Clinton. Written by former Presidential Secret Service Officer Gary Byrne, he recounts how he was up close and personal with the then First Lady. Anyone reading this book can relate his issues with the Clintons to show how she conducted herself while Secretary Of State. In the book Byrne describes her as “distant, cold, dishonest, and a habitual liar.” He commented, “Americans need to know that Mrs. Clinton is not a leader. She displays a holier than thou attitude, ‘do as I say, not as I do.’ When I heard her say Bill Clinton would work with her on the economy my first thoughts, ‘what steps will she take to protect young women working at the White House from him?’ Her pattern is deflection, deception, and lies.” A word Mr. Byrne forgot to mention regarding Hillary was incompetent. Take for example the reset button given to Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2009. Lavrov noted the translation said, “overcharge,” not reset. Also, the word was typed in Latin script, not in Cyrillic. So wrong word. Wrong alphabet. It later came out that she and company had sidestepped traditional protocol by not asking State’s team of translators to help. Interestingly everything he mentioned about her in the book can be applied to the email scandal. He talked about the Clintons having the attitude they were above the law. Just refer to the meeting between Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the runway in Arizona. Then a few days later FBI Director James Comey said about the findings, “this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.” Byrne spoke of how Hillary liked to deflect blame, pleading not knowing. Comey pointed out in his news conference how “None of these e-mails should have been on any kind of unclassified system, but their presence is especially concerning because all of these e-mails were housed on unclassified personal servers not even supported by full-time security staff, like those found at Departments and Agencies of the U.S. Government—or even with a commercial service like Gmail.” Throughout the interview Byrne mentioned how Hillary lies and deceives. Remember in her March 15th news conference she claimed, “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material." Yet, Comey reported that the FBI identified 113 emails that passed through her server, containing materials that were classified at the time sent, including some that were Top Secret. Finally, Byrne noted to blackfive.net, “she is arrogant, has disdain, and a desire to push her agenda regardless of the damages. She does not care about any criticism.” This is obvious in Comey’s conclusion, “There is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information… There is evidence to support a conclusion that any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton’s position, or in the position of those government employees with whom she was corresponding about these matters, should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation.” As a side note, Byrne noted, “Her attitude was so bad it got to a point that Secret Service Agents assigned to her detail would think of it as a punishment. Part of our job hazard was having to deal with her anger management issues.” Crisis Of Character offers insight into the personality of Hillary Clinton. It confirms what people have seen regarding how she has conducted her professional life. It becomes obvious that her temperament of ignorance, hypocrisy, and the poor choices she has made are reasons why she should never be elected President.