7 More Interesting Things From The Just-Released Clinton White House Documents

The Clinton Presidential Library released thousands of documents Friday from the Clinton presidency that had been previously held from public view. The documents offer a new look at the Clinton White House’s inner workings.

1. A Clinton adviser referred to the royal family as “screwed up.”

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2. The Clinton White House was concerned the Russians might have doctored documents about Lee Harvey Oswald, in relation to the Kennedy assassination.

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3. Clinton adviser Mark Penn told Clinton his numbers go down in the State of the Union address every time he mentions “gays.”

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4. A White House memo drafted by staffers including current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel referred to “gays in the military” as a “negative issue.”

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5. “Send A Muslim!” This was a note from a Clinton White House official following a memo about increased apartment security. The idea was that a prominent Muslim would dispel stereotypes about terrorism.

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6. Clinton, like Obama, made the “keep your doctor” pledge about health care reform. Something a Clinton aide named Todd thought that was an over-promise.

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7. In the 1990s, people were still making “NOT!” jokes.

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