Clinton Foes to Hype '92 Phone Tap

Hillary said to have listened in on talk of Bill mistress
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 16, 2007 4:05 PM CDT
Washington DC. Sheraton Hotel. January 1993. Bill and Hillary CLINTON. (PAR12470)   (Magnum Photos)
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(Newser) – GOP rivals have found their latest Clinton attack material, a report the Dem frontrunner listened to an illegal tape of a cellphone conversation in 1992—and they're asking how that squares with her stance on government surveillance. A book released in June alleges Hillary heard opponents discussing a Bill mistress, and her camp hasn’t denied it, The Hill reports.

Republicans appear unconcerned that Clinton broke the law—and much more interested in accusing her of hypocrisy. One operative calls it "unbelievable" that she would indirectly take part in surveillance "but refuse to allow our intelligence agencies to listen in to conversations being conducted by terrorists as they plot and plan to kill us.”