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Clinton's Longtime Campaign Strategy: 'Attack, Attack, Attack'

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Bill and Hillary Clinton during the Democratic National Convention in New York City in 1992. (AP Photo)

By    |   Tuesday, 18 Oct 2016 12:53 PM

Hillary Clinton's attack campaign against Republican opponent Donald Trump is nothing new, according to a 1992 memo obtained by The Washington Free Beacon.

"[It] is my firm belief that in order to win we must ATTACK," wrote Derek Shearer, a campaign advisor, to Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as senior campaign aides. "Elections are not contests between cool, rational decision-making, as you all know."

"The only strategy that I know that has a chance of success is: ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK — at all levels, relentlessly, without let-up, from now until election day," he wrote.

"The election has to be turned into a referendum on George Bush, not on Bill Clinton as the primary has been all too frequently," Shearer added. "Of course, we will do everything we can to make voters comfortable with Bill, to trust and admire him and Hillary, to have confidence in his ideas and abilities, etc. — but the bottom line is that voters who give us victory will be voting against [four] more years of George Bush more than they are voting for Bill Clinton."

"Everyone should view the general as a War," he continued. "In war, the goal is to defeat your enemy and you marshall [sic] all your resources at hand to do this in a variety of ways."

He added the campaign needed to "recruit members of the House and Senate who will be part of the relentless ATTACK."

During the 1992 presidential campaign, the Clintons hired private investigator Jack Palladino to investigate Bill Clinton's sexual accusers, including Gennifer Flowers, who Clinton would admit to having an affair with. Palladino later told the campaign that he would "impeach" Flowers' "character and veracity until she is destroyed beyond all recognition," according to The Weekly Standard

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