However, the troopers' accounts of standing guard during a number of Clinton's alleged trysts are the most serious personal attacks to have surfaced since the Gennifer Flowers scandal early in the 1992 campaign.
Flowers said she was Clinton's secret girlfriend - an allegation he vehemently denied.
The troopers, Larry Patterson and Roger Perry, who each worked on Clinton's security detail for at least three years and are both still on the Arkansas force, said their duties included helping to cover up the chief executive's trysts with several women.
Both men were interviewed by CNN in the wake of the story in the January edition of American Spectator, which hits newsstands this week. The story is written by journalist David Brock, who also published a best-selling denunciation of Anita Hill.
The troopers have hired two Arkansas lawyers, including Cliff Jackson, a former Rhodes scholar colleague of Clinton's who, during the 1992 campaign, was one of the chief sources of stories about Clinton's draft status.
Jackson could not be reached for comment last night.
The troopers told both CNN and Brock they had assisted in Clinton's alleged affairs by lending him their state-owned cars for late-night rendezvous, standing "Hillary watch" in hotel rooms and parking lots and allowing him use of a bathroom where he could clean up before returning to his sleeping wife. Sometimes, the troopers added, they even delivered "outright propositions" to women he met at social functions.
Patterson's allegations included what he said were firsthand sightings of Clinton engaging in sex on at least two different occasions.
Brock writes that Clinton devoted most of his attention during his last five years in Little Rock to "about a half-dozen" women whom he would visit or would entertain at the mansion "at least two or three times a week."
According to Patterson's interview with Brock, Clinton's alleged female friends included "a staffer in Clinton's office; an Arkansas lawyer who Clinton appointed to a judgeship; the wife of a prominent judge; a local reporter; an employee at Arkansas Power and Light . . . and a cosmetics sales clerk at a Little Rock department store."
The troopers also said they had come under pressure not to tell their stories.
Perry said another trooper got calls from Clinton last fall during which Clinton let it be known that he was willing to offer favors in return for the officers' silence.
Last night, Brock defended his latest work as in the public's interest.
He said the troopers' tales call into question the truth of the Clintons' statements during the Flowers controversy and raise issues about Clinton's judgment.
"It's kind of an issue of corruption," Brock said. "This kind of behavior, at least at this scale, breeds an environment of lying and cover- ups."
Brock concedes the troopers, who hope to develop a book about life at the Governor's Mansion, have felt slighted by their former boss since his move to Washington.
"We lied for him and helped him cheat on his wife, and he treated us like dogs," Patterson told the author.