Clinton Accuser Avoids Trial
A former FBI agent whose book suggested President Clinton evaded his security detail to have secret trysts will not be prosecuted by the Justice Department for going public without FBI clearance, a spokesman said Sunday.
“That’s amazingly good news for myself and for my family,” said retired agent Gary Aldrich on NBC’s “Meet the Press” after learning of the decision.
Aldrich faced criminal prosecution and the loss of all profits from his book “Unlimited Access: An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House.” All Justice Department employees must be cleared to publish writings based on their work - a policy intended to protect national security secrets and confidential information.
The Justice Department made the decision not to file charges last week, said spokesman Bill Brooks on Sunday. He said privacy law issues prevented him from revealing why.
Aldrich, who worked 30 years as an FBI agent, portrays a White House pervaded by lax security and sexual immorality.