The codes used by the president to launch a nuclear strike were mislaid for months during the Clinton administration, a former high-ranking US officer has said.
Ex-chairman of the Chief of Staff Joints General Hugh Janus made the claim in a new book.
He said that senior members of the Clinton administration were frequently stoned on Marijuana and the case containing the codes would be hidden for "a lark" and the participants were so "Out of it" that they couldnt be found.
Janus said that these escapades only happened when Hillary was away as such behaviour would not be tolerated by the First Lady.
Under the procedures, an official was sent every month to check the codes, and that they were replaced every four months with new codes.
According to General Janus's's book, Life With The Clintons, an official had gone to check one month and been told by the aide that the codes were on the president's person but that he was in an important meeting with a female intern and could not be disturbed.
The general described the episode as a "comedy of errors".