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Clintons call Klein, Halper, Kessler ‘a Hat Trick of despicable actors’: report

- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 31, 2014

A joint statement from spokesmen for Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton reportedly blasts authors Ed Klein, Daniel Halper and Ronald Kessler as "a Hat Trick of despicable actors concocting trashy nonsense for a quick buck."

The statement singles out Mr. Klein's "Blood Feud," Mr. Halper's "Clinton, Inc." and Mr. Kessler's soon-to-be-released "The First Family Detail," Politico reported.

The books, which paint the Clintons in a less-than-desirable light, are "an insult to readers [and] authors, and should be reserved for the fiction bin, if not the trash," a joint statement from spokesmen for the Clintons read, Politico reported.

"With Klein, Halper and [author Ronald] Kessler, we now have a Hat Trick of despicable actors concocting trashy nonsense for a quick buck, at the expense of anything even remotely resembling the truth," the statement reportedly said.

"Their behavior should neither be allowed nor enabled, and legitimate media outlets who know with every fiber of their being that this is complete crap should know not to get down in the gutter with them and spread their lies. But if anyone isn't sure, let's strap all three to a polygraph machine on live TV and let the needle tell the truth," it continued.

Leading the charge against the book titles is David Brock, who is now the Clintons' chief public defender through the group he founded, Media Matters, Politico reported.

Author Aaron Klein's upcoming book, "The REAL Benghazi Story," is also reportedly being targeted by the Clinton team and Media Matters.

The Washington Free Beacon reported earlier Thursday that former Clinton administration press secretary Mike McCurry is "quietly waging a campaign to quash coverage on Mr. Halper's book and has "successfully blocked Politico media reporter Dylan Byers from writing about" the bestseller.

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