A glass of wine served to break the bad atmosphere that had been created between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama during the Democratic Party primaries. Obama had won the presidential nomination. And there they were, face to face with their California Chardonnay. Senator Dianne Feinstein had facilitated the secret meeting at her home in Washington, without anyone knowing, between the two Democratic leaders.
It was June 5, 2008, where an alliance arose between the victor and the loser. Clinton joined Obama’s electoral campaign, and once in the White House, he appointed her Secretary of State. This is how the former first lady tells it in her memoirs “Difficult Decisions”, published in 2014 and where she thanks her friend and her intermediary.