December 30th, 2007
06:40 PM ET
15 years ago

Hillary: Bill won't sit in on NSC meetings

 Clinton said husband Bill will not be invited to NSC briefings.

Clinton said husband Bill will not be invited to NSC briefings.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - He may be a former president, but Democrat Hillary Clinton says husband Bill won't take part in sensitive national security briefings if she wins the White House.

In an interview with ABC News set to air Sunday, the New York Democrat says her husband will assume the traditional responsibilities of the president's spouse, and it "wouldn't be appropriate" for him to sit in on National Security Council meetings.

"I think he would play the role that spouses have always played for presidents," she said in the interview, according to "He will not have a formal, official role, but just as presidents rely on wives, husbands, fathers, friends of long years, he will be my close confidante and adviser as I was with him."

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

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  1. Mike in Kentucky

    mark wilkes barre pa:

    Thank you for the clarification of your state of mind. Your post did reference the fall of the Ussr, that would mean Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton 1 and Bush2 would all fall under that umbrella.

    January 1, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  2. Mike in Kentucky

    Ladies and gentlemen, according to the Constitution of the United States, these are the qualifications for the office of President of the United States.

    Age and Citizenship requirements – US Constitution, Article II, Section 1

    No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.

    That's pretty much it as far as the Founders of this Nation saw it.

    I suppose they knew that the "informed electorate" would winnow out the obviously unfit.

    January 1, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
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