Gary Aldrich

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Gary Aldrich is a former FBI agent.


Aldrich was an FBI agent for 25 years, and retired from the Bureau in 1994.[1] He wrote the 1996 book Unlimited Access: An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House (published by Regnery Publishing), which was highly critical of the Clinton administration.[1][2] The book was published "to considerable controversy but great popularity."[2] Aldrich acknowledged that "many events described in the book came to him second- and third-hand and that he had no evidence to corroborate them."[1] The book's publication led to a response by Clinton White House officials, who "said the book was filled with demonstrably untrue information."[1] Aldrich was investigated by the FBI over his publication of the book without FBI authorization, but in 1997 the Department of Justice announced that no charges would be filed against him.[3]

In 1997, Aldrich formed a nonprofit organization, the Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d Neil A. Lewis, Former F.B.I. Agent Recounts Activities at the White House, New York Times (June 30, 1996).
  2. ^ a b David Streitfeld, Before Scandal, Tripp Wrote Book Proposal on Clinton Administration, Washington Post (January 28, 1998).
  3. ^ Ex-F.B.I. Agent Is Cleared on Book Charge, Associated Press (May 26, 1997).
  4. ^ "The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty - Gary Aldrich, President & Founder". Retrieved March 31, 2019.

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