Trump's new deputy campaign manager, David Bossie, is somehow his craziest hire yet.

Trump's new deputy campaign manager, David Bossie, is somehow his craziest hire yet.
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Donald Trump's campaign headquarters continues to be a safe space for people cast out of Republican politics for being too vicious or insane, like notorious Clinton conspiracist David Bossie. Bossie is best known for being fired from Congress at Newt Gingrich's insistence for doctoring tapes of Hillary Clinton during the Whitewater investigation. Yes, fired by late-90s Newt Gingrich for dirty tricks during a Clinton investigation. George H.W. Bush, the candidate who ran the Willie Horton ad, called Bossie "the lowest form of life." He's also directly responsible for Citizens United, the Supreme Court case that let unlimited corporate money enter politics.

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Bossie first rose to national prominence in 1992 for harassing the family of Susann Coleman—who committed suicide in 1977 while seven months pregnant—in the hopes of tying her to Bill Clinton. Working for an independent pro-Bush committee, Bossie helped circulate an anonymous letter to hundreds of news outlets alleging that her unborn child was Clinton's. Susann had been Clinton's law student. The family repeated multiple times to press that there was "no truth" to the then-anonymous letter and that it was "a nasty hoax."

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Bossie and an ex-cop from DC tried repeatedly to extract Susann's suicide letter from her family, who refused. Most disturbingly, the two followed Coleman's mother to the hospital where her husband was recovering from a stroke. They entered his hospital room and, posing as investigators, interrogated them about their daughter's 15-year-old suicide. This episode was distasteful enough that President Bush put as much distance between himself and Bossie as possible, calling it "filthy tactics" and "nefarious" when it was reported on CBS. His son, George W. Bush, even wrote supporters a letter urging them to stay away from Bossie.

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But that didn't really harm Bossie's career, since his career was dirty tricks, and he was hired as an investigator by Rep. Dan Burton, the most fanatic of Clinton's GOP enemies in the House in the 1990s. Dan Burton famously shot a melon in his back yard and cited the sound he heard as proof Hillary and Bill must have shot Vince Foster.

In the end, Burton fired Bossie at Gingrich's demand when Bossie was caught editing audiotapes of a call between Hillary Clinton and Webster Hubbell, a former Arkansas attorney general who was in jail for fraud, to make her appear guilty in the Whitewater scandal. Bossie apologized in an open letter to the GOP and accepted full responsibility.

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So, naturally, Bossie went to work for Citizens United, where he created Hillary: The Movie, the propaganda film that directly sparked the infamous Citizens United case and opened up unlimited corporate political spending.

Bossie joins Steve Bannon, the former chairman of Breitbart News, Roger Ailes, the recently disgraced head of Fox News, platinum-blonde conspiracist Roger Stone, and such illustrious alumni as dictator lobbyist Paul Manafort and journalist-grabber Corey Lewandowski. He also joins the shadowy money of the Mercer family (hedge funds) and casino magnate Steve Wynn, whose influence is widely credited with Trump's recent staffing changes.

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