Friday, Oct. 12, 2001 9:28 a.m. EDT

Hillary Clinton Tried to Stop Barbara Olson's Book

Bill and Hillary Clinton reached new lows in the aftermath of Sept. 11.

When news spread that Barbara Olson, the noted author and commentator, was among those who had died in the jet that struck the Pentagon, most Americans grieved for her and her family.

Not so with the Clintons.

Instead, they put their PR spin machine into high gear -- to stop the publication of Barbara's newest book, "The Final Days."

"The Final Days" -- which is due out from Regnery this month and is anxiously awaited -- details the sordid behavior of Bill and Hillary just before they left the White House.

In a mailing being sent by Human Events, the sister company of Regnery, editor Tom Winter reveals that "Within a week of the dreadful attack on Sept. 11, powerful friends of Hillary Rodham Clinton tried to stop the publication of this book."

Winter reports that Hillary's friends worked feverishly to have Barbara's book "stopped before it was even printed."

He then asked, "What are they afraid of?"

Hillary's friends were even making threats, suggesting that "Barbara's reputation would be sullied if the book were printed."

Wonder who would sully Barbara's reputation?

Obviously, the Clintons have a lot to fear.

While everyone is aware of Clinton's cynical pardon of fugitive Marc Rich and Clinton's Whitewater partner Susan McDougal, how many Americans know that among those given last-second pardons were a convicted smuggler, a spy, a used car crook, and even a drug lord?

And while many certainly heard about the lavish going-away gifts the Clintons' Hollywood cronies showered upon them, did they also hear how recklessly the Clintons looted the White House, shipping off 70 priceless museum pieces to Arkansas?

These and many more revelations will be revealed in this blockbuster new book.