Ugly rumors have been floated to the effect that Hillary Clinton is an abusive person behind the scenes. One former secret service member was quoted last month as saying Clinton had called him an a**hole and had struck him in the back of the head with a Bible. Other agents have claimed that she was so nasty to them that they jockeyed to avoid being assigned to her security detail.
The problem with innuendoes like these is the lack of tangible evidence that the Democratic nominee for president is a disagreeable person. What is needed is testimony from someone who is part of her inner circle, perhaps in the form of an email like this one from adviser Neera Tanden.
The email was sent to Campaign Chairman John Podesta on Sept. 2, 2015, in advance of a televised appearance Clinton was to make with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell:
The email, which was included in one of the WikiLeaks dumps, has to be fake because it paints a picture of Clinton not only as someone lacking warmth and charm, but prone to violence.
It turns out, Team Clinton had nothing to fear. Mitchell is so in the tank for Hillary that Clinton could probably have blackened both her eyes without fear of reprisal.