Priebus: Gates' Revelations on Hillary Clinton 'Tip of Iceberg'

Image: Priebus: Gates' Revelations on Hillary Clinton 'Tip of Iceberg'

Tuesday, 07 Jan 2014 07:28 PM

By Greg Richter

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Revelations that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confided to President Barack Obama that her opposition to the surge in Iraq in 2007 had been political is just the "tip of the iceberg" of what is likely to be learned as Clinton prepares a run for president in 2016, said Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.

Priebus, appearing Tuesday on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," was responding to reports of a conversation detailed in former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' upcoming book, "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War."

"Hillary told the President that her opposition to the [2007] surge in Iraq had been political because she was facing him in the Iowa primary . . ." Gates writes in the book, according to stories appearing Tuesday in The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

"I think there's going to be an avalanche of information on Hillary Clinton and the things that she's done over the years dating back to [Bill Clinton's] governorship in Arkansas and her role in many of the things that happened back then," Priebus said.

Priebus specifically cited Clinton for the botched healthcare rollout and "gross negligence" of the 2011 Benghazi attack that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead.

"This is a very political person who makes decisions based on how the wind blows," Priebus said. "With all of the scandal around her, I'm not so sure it'd be that bad for the Republican Party" if she is the Democratic nominee, Priebus said.

"She wanders, and scandal surrounds her," he said.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Bill Kristol: Obama Made Cuba Sound Like 'Great Place'

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 18:25 PM

In announcing a new d tente with Cuba, President Barack Obama has made the Communist island sound ideal, instead of the  . . .

Dissident: Iran Buying More Time to Build Nukes

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 18:34 PM

By wearing down U.S. negotiators in nuclear talks, buying time and winning concessions, Iran has gained more room to ach . . .

Allen West: Cuba Prisoner Swap as Fishy as Bergdahl Trade

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 18:20 PM

Former Rep. Allen West says the trade of American Alan Gross for three Cuban spies has the same smell as the swapping  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved