Though Ed Klein has been busy these days reporting on Hillary Clinton and the Emailgate scandal, Mr. Klein took some time to sit down with us and discuss how he learned that Valerie Jarrett, the president’s Senior Advisor, may’ve leaked to the press about Hillary’s email cover-up. He also discusses his influences and why the Conservative Book Club is needed today.
1.) As #1 bestselling author of Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas, you have researched the Clintons and Obamas extensively. In a recent Fox News interview, you suggested that the Obamas are behind the recent Hillary “Emailgate” controversy. What are you hearing from your inside sources?
I have three separate sources—in the State Department, the White House and in the Clinton camp—who never met each other and who all say the same thing: namely, that Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama, is the one who instigated the email sandal against Hillary Clinton.
2.) You’ve had an extensive and impressive journalism career working for United Press International, Newsweek, and The New York Times Magazine. What got you interested in writing books such as Blood Feud, The Amateur, and The Truth About Hillary?
In many respects, politics has replaced Hollywood as America’s number one spectator sport. Think about the television series “Madame Secretary” and “House of Cards.” There is nothing more compelling than the life and death struggle between conservatives and liberals for the future of America.
3.) What books, or conservative-themed books, influenced your political philosophy and outlook on life?
Barry Goldwater’s “Conscience of a Conservative”; William F. Buckley’s “God and Man at Yale”; F. A. Hayek’s “The Road to Serfdom”; Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged.”
4.) What would you attribute to your success as an author?
Perseverance, mentors, and luck.
5.) Are you currently writing a new book? Any hints or sneak previews you could offer Conservative Book Club members?
I am deep into my next book. The only thing I can tell you about it is that it is a sequel to my previous three best-selling political books: “The Truth About Hillary,” “The Amateur” and “Blood Feud.”
6.) The Conservative Book Club is now celebrating its 50th Anniversary and has recently relaunched for the digital age. How can the Conservative Book Club be helpful to authors like you, and the broader conservative reader community?
By getting the message out to conservatives that they need to read books by conservative writers to keep themselves better informed and ready to protect our liberties.
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