"You have no reason to remember, but we came out of the White House not only dead broke but in debt," Clinton blustered. "We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea's education, you know, it was not easy."
Nonsense. More than a month before Bill Clinton left office, Hillary signed one of the largest book deals in history, with a near-record advance of $8 million. People might not remember because it was downplayed. The New York Times put that scoop on Page B-5.
The softball interviewer in this scenario was ABC's Diane Sawyer. That's no surprise. But the hardball interviewer was also Diane Sawyer. This may be one of the first TV interviews that ever flustered Hillary Clinton. How could she come unprepared for Benghazi hardballs or look unready to defend her huge speaking fees? She has been pampered by the press for far too long.