According to a new book, former Democrat president Bill Clinton was reportedly so preoccupied dealing with the Monica Lewinsky scandal that he missed one of the the largest dangers the US has ever faced.
In his new memoir, veteran campaign pollster Doug Schoen claims that then-President Clinton and his team were so preoccupied with the Monica Lewinsky scandal that they lost track of al Qaeda terror mastermind Osama bin Laden, allowing him to later orchestrate the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans.
“There was also, I believe, a serious impact on national security. On Aug. 20, 1998, Clinton ordered cruise missile strikes against al Qaeda in Sudan and Afghanistan in retaliation for the bombing of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The strikes, named Operation Infinite Reach, missed Osama bin Laden,” Schoen wrote.
“Beset by the Lewinsky affair, the Clinton Administration lost focus and leverage to pursue him aggressively and bin Laden struck again on 9/11,” he continued.
Schoen has represented American politicians on both sides of the political spectrum over his 50-year political career, from Clinton to a pre-presidential Donald Trump.
He also claims that the Lewinsky issue and Clinton’s numerous sexual transgressions lost Hillary Rodham Clinton the presidency in 2016.