Following the commercial success of a string of right-leaning books targeting Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, an unlikely duo of conservative authors is set to release an exposé next month that promises tales even more scandalous and outlandish than the predecessors.
The book, “The Clintons’ War on Women,” is “the definitive exposé of Bill, Hillary, Chelsea, and their abuse of people,” according to author Roger Stone.
Stone is the proudly infamous Republican operative who recently quit Donald Trump’s presidential campaign but says he remains a friend and supporter. Stone said Trump had no knowledge of the book.
Stone says his book is like other recent anti-Clinton books, but “on steroids.” Due out in mid-October, it includes a number of accusations that he calls “fantastic.” Some have floated around right-wing circles since the 1990s, such as the allegation that Hillary Clinton ordered the raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, in 1993, and that Bill Clinton is not Chelsea Clinton’s biological father.
“Old news is not old news if no one has heard it,” Stone said.
In general, the book asserts that Hillary Clinton, who has made women’s rights a central focus of her career, has actually been bad for the women around her. “I think we can make a case that Hillary’s advocacy for women is phony, it’s bogus. It’s an adaption based on polls, not beliefs,” said Stone.
The book will join a crowded field of Clinton “exposés,” including Ed Klein’s “Blood Feud,” Daniel Halper’s “Clinton Inc.,” and Peter Schweizer’s “Clinton Cash” -- all released within roughly the past year. Each book made a splash, but many of their more provocative claims did not hold up to scrutiny.
And the authors say this book will go even further than the rest.
Stone’s co-author, Robert Morrow, is well-known to reporters who have covered the Clintons, thanks to his tendency to flood their inboxes with incredible and incredulous fables of the couple’s alleged criminal exploits.
Over the years, Morrow has stood out among a sea of amateur Clinton haters and conspiracy theorists thanks to his near-obsessive devotion and prolific output. A 2008 profile in the Tampa Bay Times noted that Morrow “pretty much devotes his life to hating the Clintons and spreading wild, unsubstantiated allegations about them.”
Morrow has accused the Clintons of being complicit in murder and drug smuggling, and alleged that Hillary Clinton has run terror campaigns to cover up her husband’s affairs. He organized robocalls in South Carolina in 2008 accusing Clinton of killing a cat, among other crimes.
Many of Morrow's posts on social media, collected by the pro-Clinton group Media Matters, cannot be published here because they are lewd, graphic, and sexual in nature, especially when they involve women. Some use the “n” word, apparently sarcastically.
His unsubstantiated theories are not limited to the Clintons, however. Morrow has accused GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush of murder without any credible evidence. And according to Morrow, Bush’s father, former President George H.W. Bush, “is a drug dealing CIA murderer and homosexual pedophile.”
Bush is just one of the many many politicians Morrow has accused of being secretly gay. He was behind the ad that ran in Texas newspapers in 2011 in search of men who supposedly had sexual encounters with Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, for instance.
Morrow promises his Clinton book would stand up to scrutiny. “The book is heavily sourced and documented and it has a very deep bibliography,” he said in an email.
Stone said he met Morrow while promoting his first book, which alleges that former President Lyndon Johnson killed former President John F. Kennedy. “Morrow is an extraordinary researcher,” Stone said.
Stone added, “He’s absolutely an eccentric character, to say the least, but when you double-check his research, it checks out.”