The Hillary Papers

The Hillary Papers

Hillary’s Closest Friend, Reveals Private Conversations with Her


The papers of Diane Blair, a political science professor Hillary Clinton described as her “closest friend” before Blair’s death in 2000, record years of candid conversations with the Clintons on issues ranging from single-payer health care to Monica Lewinsky.

The archive includes correspondence, diaries, interviews, strategy memos, and contemporaneous accounts of conversations with the Clintons ranging from the mid-1970s to the turn of the millennium.

On May 12, 1992, Stan Greenberg and Celinda Lake, top pollsters for Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign, issued a confidential memo. The memo’s subject was “Research on Hillary Clinton.”


  1. Joe the Mechanic February 10, 2014, 4:56 pm

    Lots of important things in Hilary’s friend diary of talking with Hilary, like this:

    At dinner, [Hillary] to [Bill] at length on the complexities of health care—thinks managed competition a crock; single-payer necessary; maybe add to Medicare,” Blair wrote.

    The account is at odds with public statements by the former First Lady that she never supported the single-payer option.


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