Clinton bilaterals with Russians during U.N. General Assembly

Hillary Clinton, Sept. 23, 2009 | Olivier Doulier-Pool/Getty Images   Secretary Clinton had another busy day in New York. Above, she listens attentively during a bilateral meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (in purple tie) at the Waldorf Astoria hotel. A couple of amusing tidbits about Clinton in the news: •In the just-published book, Barack ...

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President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with President Dimitri Medvedev of Russia at the Waldorf Astoria on September 23, 2009 in New-York. Photo by Olivier Douliery /ABACAUSA.COM (Pictured:Barack Obama,Dimitri Medvedev)

 

Secretary Clinton had another busy day in New York. Above, she listens attentively during a bilateral meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (in purple tie) at the Waldorf Astoria hotel.

A couple of amusing tidbits about Clinton in the news:

Hillary Clinton, Sept. 23, 2009 | Olivier Doulier-Pool/Getty Images

Hillary Clinton, Sept. 23, 2009 | Olivier Doulier-Pool/Getty Images
 

Secretary Clinton had another busy day in New York. Above, she listens attentively during a bilateral meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (in purple tie) at the Waldorf Astoria hotel.

A couple of amusing tidbits about Clinton in the news:

In the just-published book, Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage, author Christopher Andersen claims that Michelle Obama was crucial in Barack Obama’s decision not to select Clinton as his running mate during last year’s presidential election. Michelle reportedly told Barack, “Do you really want Bill and Hillary just down the hall from you in the White House? … Could you live with that?”

In the soon-to-be-published book The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch discusses how late Russian President Boris Yeltsin was found drunk and in search of a pizza on Pennsylvania Avenue during a 1995 visit to Washington. Yeltsin’s former head of security says the alleged incident is a lie and blamed it on Clinton: “I think this book was written with the participation of Hillary Clinton who never had much sympathy for Yeltsin.”

Photo: Olivier Doulier-Pool/Getty Images

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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