Transcript for Bob Woodward on Hillary's Path
-- president elect. Told David Axelrod his aide that he was. Gonna make Hillary Clinton and secretary of state next -- -- couldn't believe that and said Obama how can you trust her. And Obama said he thought he could but this suspicion. Among the Obama writes. Was. So deep that they felt trust was impossible one of were. Key aides Mark Penn told her look if you do this you will be positioned perfectly to run for president this will give you. For years -- -- abusive. Experiences secretary of state. And you couple that with the time in the senate the time -- First Lady. Ended. The bottom line is a perfect -- and the legacy is survival. She made it through four years she was loyal there were no. Real serious -- at least open battles. And I think if you look at the record not not a lot of significant things -- and for her as secretary of state third for Obama is president. And of the job is. Keep the country safe and avoid didn't unnecessary conflict or war and that was achieved I think she's fascinated with. The -- accused shin and the use of that political power so you know -- she's naturally. Drawn to it.
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