Skip to comments.Meet Maggie Williams, Hillary Clinton's new campaign manager
Posted on 02/11/2008 5:18:56 AM PST by ricks_place
WASHINGTON - Among Billaryland's inner circle, Maggie Williams is renowned as the ultimate Hillary loyalist, fierce and unwavering in her devotion for nearly 25 years.
As the First Lady's chief of staff, her office was in the West Wing, right next to Hillary's.
Her title gave away the extent of her clout: assistant to the President as well as Hillary's gatekeeper and chief enforcer.
Even detractors agree with her admirers that Williams would go to the mat for Hillary.
A Kansas City native, Williams, 53, was a central player in the Clinton damage-control machine during the White House years.
In 1995, a uniformed Secret Service officer swore under oath he saw her leave White House lawyer and Hillary confidant Vince Foster's office carrying documents after Foster committed suicide. Williams denied it.
She ran up more than $100,000 in legal bills defending Hillary in various investigations.
A former aide to Reps. Morris Udall of Arizona and Robert Torricelli (later senator) of New Jersey, Williams' ties to Hillary date to when they both were at the Children's Defense Fund in the 1980s.
After the Clintons left the White House, Williams was named president of Fenton Communications, a leading public relations and consulting firm.
When Bill and Hillary Clinton made remarks before the South Carolina primary that offended African-Americans, the campaign put her on the airwaves to try to quell the uproar.
"She's never run a political campaign, but she has run a staff and isn't afraid to crack heads,"
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Personally, I am enjoying Hill getting "young women" "involved" in her life and campaign. <'/sarc...
Yep she is dirty as hell, just another member of the Clinton crime syndicate.
I think you’re thinking of Ann Lewis, sister to Barney Frank.
Those 900 FBI Files are from 1992. In 1992, Barack Obama was washing cars or something. He is not in those files.
I’ve heard of Fenton Communications. They were behind the big “roadless conservation areas” push in the late 90s.
If Obama wins, the Clintons will do anything they can to submarine him so Hillary Clinton will have a shot at the 2012 nomination.
She will be 69 years old in November 2016 - probably her last feasible chance if 2008 doesn't work out.
This Democrat situation could really help the GOP whichever way it goes.
I believe Maggie Williams is one of the many Clintonites who fled the USA in order to avoid being subpoenaed by Kenneth Starr. I believe she has been living in France.
Nothing would get done because of all the cat fighting. It would be fun to watch though. :-)
Turning the White House into a fish house.
Her Thighness’ can’t handle a “clean” opponent!...............
As long as you are skinny and young, fashion photgraphers can make almost anyone look great.
Clean-up Maggie - well the Clintons are getting ready to fight dirty - word is that Schumer and Mark Penn are already strong arming the Super Delegats and trying to Michigan and Florida reinstated.
You dont bring in Clean-up Maggie into the picture unless some unscrupulous, possibly illegal stuff is going down.
This is a cynical move, as is usual for Clinton(s). In trouble with blacks? Beef up the black staff and get her picture in the press.
Her husband is Ron Noble of Waco fame!!
“Except Bill,............nope, still no men.......”
“The drone must die! The drone must die!”
Uh, no. He graduated Harvard Law in '91 and worked for a civil rights law firm in Chicago in '92, the year he married Princeton and Harvard Law grad Michelle Robinson.
Pile on Hillary by all means, but don't underestimate the other cloud on the horizon.
Flashback: March 17, 1997, Time mag:
Sometimes, President Bill Clinton mused on Friday afternoon, there is a difference between what is legal and what ought to be done. And with that he offered a guided tour of Washingtons favorite hideawaythe fertile, foggy valley that lies somewhere between what is wrong and what is illegal. You dont have to be a lawyer to get in, but it helps to think like one.
Hillary Clintons top aide, Maggie Williams, was spending the day there in March 1995, when California businessman Johnny Chung walked into her White House office one morning and handed her a check for $50,000. It was just a rather unusual circumstance, Clinton explained last week. She didnt actually ask Chung for the money as the price of admission to sit in on the Presidents radio address two days later. She wasnt receiving contributions on federal property; she was just passing them along. And she certainly didnt solicit them, which federal law forbids.
Or does it? Or did she? Chungs lawyer, Brian Sun, told TIME that Chung had approached Williams aide Evan Ryan the day before, hoping to arrange a cozy lunch in the White House mess for some Chinese businessmen and a later meeting with the First Lady. Somehow the subject turned to Democratic Party needs. Ryan remarked that the Presidents party had to cover the costs of political events held by the First Lady at the White House, although Ryan does not recall that conversation. So Chung came back the next day and handed Williams that unsolicited $50,000 check for the Democratic National Committee. According to Sun, Chung did so with the understanding that it would help him gain access for his guests, who indeed dined in the mess and had their pictures taken with Hillary the next day.