Presidential historian says Clintons sold White House sleepovers, including one to Steve Jobs

“According to presidential historian and New York Times bestselling author Doug Wead, Hillary’s scathing defeat was unsurprising and a direct result of the scandals, lies and cover-ups that have followed her and her husband for decades,” Caroline Howe reports for The Daily Mail. “a href=”http://amzn.to/2mBtkxn” target=”_new”>Weads book details the ‘scale of corruption’ of the Clintons’ controversies, from Hillary’s curious relationship with Russia while secretary of state, to ‘pay to play’ practices with China dating back to her husband’s time as governor in Arkansas.””

“He writes that perhaps the most blatant corruption charge was levied at the Clintons for ‘selling sleepovers’ in the Lincoln Bedroom at the White House,” Howe reports. “Eight hundred individuals paid for the pleasure of sleeping in the Lincoln bedroom – including Hollywood celebrities Barbra Streisand, who ponied up $60,000 to sleep on the Porthault sheets, film director Steven Spielberg who gave up $336,000, studio head Lew Wasserman paid $225,000.”

“Businessman Dirk Ziff paid $411,000, William Rollnick gave $235,000, and Steve Jobs paid a modest $150,000,” Howe reports. “Sleepovers weren’t just in the Lincoln Bedroom. They were in every bedroom including the Queen Mum’s bedroom suite across the hall from the Lincoln Bedroom and the rooms where Winston Churchill stayed during his 1941 wartime visit with FDR… Sleepovers were sold at Camp David, the rustic Presidential country retreat near Thurmont, Maryland, some 62 miles northwest of Washington.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Boy, Spielberg really got taken, unless he stayed a whole week!

This reminds us of the first time we read of Jobs sleeping in the Lincoln bedroom (no explicit payment for the arrangement was mentioned, but, now after re-reading the passage, it may have been implied) in The Life of the Great Steve Jobs by Hillary Smith:

From the early 1990s, Jobs lived in a house in the Old Palo Alto neighborhood of Apple Alto. president Clinton dined with Jobs and 14 Silicon Valley CEOs there on August 7, 1996, at a meal catered by Greens Restaurant. Clinton returned the favor and Jobs, who was a Democratic donor, slept in the Lincoln bedroom of the White House.

In 1997, CNN also reported that Jobs had stayed in the Lincoln bedroom in a list of hundreds of others who did the same during the Clinton administration.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]

36 Comments

  1. Anyone know the going price the Clintons are willing to pay to sleep over? I know of a nice spot that would be perfect for them. It’s out of the country though so they may not be able to get back in.

  2. The Daily Mail is not a reliable news source. Evidence here: Jackson, Jasper (9 February 2017). “Wikipedia bans Daily Mail as ‘unreliable’ source”. The Guardian. Retrieved 11 February 2017.

    1. We certainly know that this part of the article is true:
      “Hillary’s scathing defeat was unsurprising and a direct result of the scandals, lies and cover-ups that have followed her and her husband for decades.”

        1. These are Real Facts:

          Presidency.
          Senate.
          House.
          34 Governorships.
          1160 Statehouse seats Republican gained while Obama in office.
          Only 4 (!) States with Dem control of Governor and Statehouses.
          Soon to be Supreme Court domination.
          Soon to be District Court domination.

          1. You and all your republitard cronies live in an alternate reality filled with lies, propaganda and mean-spirited intent. I could call you a moron for believing the lies and having no critical thinking skills, but that would be an ad hominem attack (like you did to me) and I don’t want to stoop to your level.

  3. Like most Internet news, it smacks of twisting the truth into a narrative that fits views as opposed to more or less reporting 1) who stayed and 2) how much they donated to campaigns. But I’m just going to go out on a limb and say that the reason you don’t see a lot of “conservatives” on this list is that they didn’t give to the Clinton political machine and so didn’t get the invite for the nap in the Lincoln bedroom. In other words, these people gave to a cause and we were rewarded for that. It’s not really the same as having an auction for the right to sleep there and then pocketing all of the cash. So was it kinda sleazy? Yeah, I suppose. But was it selling the White House, I don’t know. A guy like Jobs might have gave $150,000 whether there was a perk involved or not. Right?

    1. There is much corruption in practically every political party on earth. Democracy is run by the ultra rich who routinely buy politicians and political favours. Neither of the parties in the US is exempt.

      1. …And the result is an increasing similarity between world politics and feudalism of the dark ages. (With apologies to Hannagh, who knows ‘feudalism’ is too gentle a term for what we’re creating in the modern age).

        Peasant Revolt.

        New Magna Carta.

    2. as you say, both parties are corrupt, they have become vehicles to cater to the needs of their respective special interests – and to get re-elected.

      the only semi redeeming feature of the democratic party is that they tend to be a bit more concerned with the welfare of the environment and of the working people of america – as long as it doesn’t get in the way of their monied backers.

      it has been reported that about half of our elected congressional and senate delegations are millionaires – small wonder that they pass laws that benefit their own kind. – an interesting observation

      what would be even more interesting is to see what proportion of past occupants came into office as less than millionaires and left as actual millionaires.

      and, as a courtesy, the good doctor would like to leave you with one more thought, directed to our current attorney general jeff sessions and his negative obsession with marijuana –

      please keep in mind, mr. general the admonition of the esteemed admiral horatio potblower who once observed

      “it ain’t a free country if a man can’t blow what he pleases”

      1. the only semi redeeming feature of the democratic party is that they tend to be a bit more concerned with the welfare of the environment and of the working people of america – as long as it doesn’t get in the way of their monied backers.

        They also act concerned about adherence to the US Constitution, which is a step above the Republicans. And yet it was the Obama administration who attempted to shove CISPA, TTP, TTIP, TiSA, and SOPA/PIPA into our lives, all of which are unconstitutional and abusive of democracy at the CORE. The Democrat party is moribund.

        …it has been reported that about half of our elected congressional and senate delegations are millionaires

        Or they’re sycophants of the rich, such as Pyscho Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House. Calling out the foolishness and propaganda induced hypnotic trance of many voters is entirely called for.

        what would be even more interesting is to see what proportion of past occupants came into office as less than millionaires and left as actual millionaires.

        Which is entirely opposite of the intentions of our country’s forefathers. Serving as elected officials was intended as a temporary position, providing only adequate wages and benefits, a service to one’s country, not a service to one’s self.

        As to the THC containing strains of hemp, I’ll leave that for others to decide. My physiology has no use for the stuff.

      2. I think you all are underestimating the wealth of our Congress.

        I don’t know what the median was, but the mean net worth in 2011 for Representatives was $6.5 million and for Senators it was just over $14 million. Interestingly, the average for Democrats in the Senate was higher than the average for Republicans, but that was mostly because Senators Warner, Blumenthal, Rockefeller, and Feinstein were so much wealthier than most of their colleagues.

        House Republicans are substantially better off than Democratic Representatives. Paul Ryan was worth about $5.25 million. The wealthiest member of Congress with a cool half billion, Michael McCaul, Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, is particularly prepared to understand the problems of refugees and such.

  4. Daily Mail is friendly to Trump & Co. It would be no surprise if they are simply following a narrative.

    At this point, it’s a “feel good” story that Clinton didn’t win the Presidency.

  5. Not only is the Daily Mail worse than junk, Mr. Wead’s bio tells a radically different story about his rise to a Breitbart level of predatory mendacity. Great story for Trump, though; a great story for a great guy.

      1. Belligerent Asswipe,

        The name of this site is Mac Daily News, not Incessant Infantile Whining Daily News or Belligerent Asswipery Daily News, or Frothing Shrivel-Hearted Hatred Daily News. Just Fuck Off.

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