After news broke that President Bill Clinton had an affair with a White House intern his daughter's age, bitter wife Hillary "clocked him with a book," leaving the philandering husband bloodied, an explosive new book says.
In typical Clinton fashion, he claimed he "hurt himself running into the bathroom door in the middle of the night." But the White House resident staff tells a different story, according to a New York Post story.
"There were at least 20 books on the bedside table for his betrayed wife to choose from, including the Bible. We're pretty sure she clocked him with a book," one worker said.
The new book, "The Residence," is written by political journalist Kate Anderson Brower, interviewed more than 100 former members of the White House residential staff. She tells fanatastic stories about president all the way back to JFK, but the most scandalous involve the Clintons.
"The couple sometimes got into pitched battles, shocking the staff with their vicious cursing, and sometimes they went through periods of stoney silence," Brower wrote. She tells a story of a White House florist seeing two butlers "listening through the door at a 'vicious' argument in the West Sitting Hall."
"All of a sudden, he heard the first lady bellow, ‘goddamn bastard!’ at the president — and then he heard someone throw a heavy object across the room. The rumor among the staff was that she threw a lamp."
The staff also knew long before Hillary that Bubba was having an affair with Monica Lewinsky, way back in 1995.
"The butlers saw the president and Lewinsky in the family movie theater, and the two of them were seen together so frequently that the workers started letting one another know when they’d had a Lewinsky sighting," Brower writes.
The president suffered for his sins. "For three or four months in 1998," Brower writes, "the president slept on a sofa in a private study attached to their bedroom on the second floor. Most of the women on the residence staff thought he got what he deserved."