Did Hillary really have a secret “Hit Book” to destroy Bernie Sanders?

Hit Book

Hillary’s Hit on Bernie

The Claim:

Hillary and her campaign circulated a secret book outlining every single defamatory accusation about Bernie Sanders that could be used in the fight for the Democratic nomination.

The Verdict:


Nobody suspected that Hillary Clinton wasn’t playing nice until Wikileaks exposed her. It all started with the DNC files, which resulted in Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigning. Executives at the DNC came under fire for Clinton campaign collusion and coordination. But this was hardly the worst revelation brought to the table by Wikileaks.

In October, Wikileaks revealed a file showing that Hillary circulated a guide on how to successfully destroy Bernie Sanders. She called it her “Top Hits,” and it featured content ranging from personal, defamatory attacks, to Sanders’ lengthy career and jobs, to his family life. Some of the attacks were extremely vicious, showing that the Clinton campaign was willing to do anything in its power to defeat Sanders. Here are some of the vile “Top Hits” Hillary had stashed up her pant-suit leg:

Anonymous Former Campaign Staffer For Sanders: “As A Supervisor, He Was Unbelievably  [Verbally] Abusive […] You Can’t Treat Employees That Way.” “As a supervisor, he was unbelievably abusive,” says one former campaign staffer, who claims to have endured frequent verbal assaults. The double standard was clear: “He did things that, if he found out that another supervisor was doing in a workplace, he would go after them. You can’t treat employees that way.”” [Seven Days, 8/26/15]

Anonymous Democratic Insider: “Bernie Was An Asshole. Just Unnecessarily An Asshole.” “”Bernie was an asshole,” says a Democratic insider who worked with Sanders on the campaign trail. “Just unnecessarily an asshole.”” [Seven Days, 8/26/15]

Anonymous Former Senate Staffer For Sanders: “I Think He’s Got A Ton Of Conviction […] I Don’t Think He’s A Very Nice Man.” “”He yelled in meetings all the time,” says one of Sanders’ former Senate staffers. “He’d yell, ‘I don’t want to hear excuses! I want to get it done!'” Victims of his management style aren’t entirely negative about their former boss. “I think he’s got a ton of conviction,” the same former Senate staffer says. “I just think he’s kind of harsh to a fault. He’s so focused on his issues that he doesn’t have a softer side. I don’t think he’s a very nice man.”” [Seven Days, 8/26/15]

Bernie Sanders’ essay suggested it was normal for men to fantasize about gang-raping a 12-year-old girl. “A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy. A woman on her knees, a woman tied up, a woman abused. A woman enjoys intercourse with her man – as she fantasizes being raped by 3 men simultaneously. The man and woman get dressed up on Sunday – and go to Church, or maybe to their ‘revolutionary’ political meeting. […] Have you ever looked at the Stag, Man, Hero, Tough magazines on the shelf of your local bookstore? Do you know why the newspapers with the articles like ‘Girl 12 raped by 14 men’ sell so well? To what in us are they appealing? […] In the beginning there were strong men who killed the animals and  brought home the food – and the dependent women who cooked it. No more! Only the roles remain – waiting to be shaken off.” [Bernard Sanders, Vermont Freemen, 2/72]


All of Hillary’s senior aides received a copy of “Top Hits” to be distributed throughout the campaign. All of the content in it, including suggestions that Bernie Sanders somehow condoned violence toward women and even approved the gang-rape of children, highlights the general strategy of the Clinton campaign: to win at any cost, even if that meant spewing defamatory statements. They did it to Sanders. They did to Trump. Both men were victims of the dishonest and destructive campaign of Hillary.

The difference between the two candidates for president, Sanders and Trump, is that one chose to ignore his opponent’s attacks, false smears, and lies, while the other didn’t. Sanders’ campaign was heavily criticized for avoiding major topics of concern about Hillary Clinton. From Bill’s indiscretions, to 33,000 missing emails and breaches of classified intelligence, to Hillary’s Goldman Sachs paid speeches, Bernie Sanders did everything wrong that a campaign could do. Hillary didn’t need a rival for the nomination saying: “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails!” Clearly, that that wasn’t true. The American people had not heard enough about Hillary’s emails and her other numerous scandals. Sanders’ lack of assertiveness on the topic hurt his image: he wasn’t tough enough.