Obama asked Clinton to stay on another year

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AFTER his triumphant re-election, Barack Obama asked Hillary Clinton to stay on as secretary of State for another year, but she said no, according to a forthcoming book.

In HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton, authors Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen write that Obama posed the question to Clinton during a flight in Asia on Nov. 19, 2012.

In an excerpt Allen and Parnes write:  “Hillary had long since told Obama that she didn’t plan to stick around for his second term. But now, after winning re-election, he didn’t want to let her go.

“Hillary had proved herself a vital ally during the first term and the pair of one-time rivals had gotten into a rhythm. Why end a good thing? Also, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta had told Obama on Election Day that he was leaving — meaning the president would have to find new lieutenants for both of the top seats in his war council if he couldn’t convince Hillary to stay put.

“Would you reconsider, perhaps stay another year? Obama asked.

“No, Hillary said. It was time for her to leave public office.

The book is scheduled to be released in February.

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