Hillary Clinton reportedly attacked Bill Clinton during his tenure in the White House, with a source claiming that the First Lady often grew angry and violent with her cheating husband and that the two had to be torn apart.
As Clinton has wrapped up the Democratic primary and is now the presumptive nominee, a number of stories have emerged about her past scandals. Republican nominee Donald Trump has been hitting Clinton repeatedly on these scandals, some of which are grounded in reality and others based on conspiracy theories — including some that have already been debunked.
It’s not clear yet where the latest story falls. Radar Online quoted an anonymous source who claimed that Hillary Clinton often grew violent with Bill during their time on the White House. In one of those spats, Hillary Clinton reportedly hit Bill so hard that she left a bruise on his face that he had to use makeup to cover up.
“Hillary just snapped,” the source claimed. “She lost it and smacked [Bill] upside the head. He was stunned.”
“Secret Service agents had to physically separate them and keep them apart!”
That was just one of many fights between Bill and Hillary Clinton during his tenure as president, the source said. In one fight, Hillary reportedly threw books and an ashtray at her husband, prompting Secret Service to once again step in to protect the president.
The fighting reportedly took place whenever the two were alone, the source added.
“The Secret Service tried to keep the two apart when they weren’t at public functions because inevitably they would start screaming matches, the insider claimed, and Hillary would often pull away from Bill. ‘It was as if his touch was revolting,’ reported a witness.”
This is one of a number of shadowy, unproven reports about Hillary Clinton’s past. Another one of these stories is centered around Danny Williams, a 27-year-old black man from Arkansas who has claimed to be the illegitimate son of Bill Clinton. Danny’s mother was a prostitute who worked in Arkansas in the mid-1980s and claimed that she had sex with Clinton while he was the state’s governor.
Danny Williams has tried to capture some attention, starting a Facebook page and trying to pressure Bill Clinton to acknowledge him.
“My name is Danney Lee Williams, I’m the son of the 42nd President of the United States –Bill Clinton. He abandon me at birth for political gain,” he wrote, apparently using an alternate spelling of his first name.
This strange story has another layer to it. Noted conspiracy theorist Alex Jones claims that Hillary Clinton has threatened both Danny Williams and his mother with a lawsuit if they ever make the case public.
But just as there is no proof for the stories that Hillary Clinton attacked Bill in the White House, the tale of Danny Williams is very unproven. The media watchdog Accuracy in Media even looked into the story in 1999, finding that there seems to be no evidence supporting Danny’s theory.
“In reporting that the DNA test had cleared Clinton, the Washington Post gave none of this background. Referring to it as ‘a love child story,’ it did not reveal that the mother was a black prostitute. It described her claim as ‘utterly bogus’ and ‘slimy.’ That was how the Washington Post justified its never having reported the story. The Post and others rushed to publicize a bogus claim that DNA tests had proven that Thomas Jefferson had fathered a child by a slave. The British journal that first published the claim has now admitted that it was inaccurate, but as Time‘s headline on the Danny story showed, this has not erased the original error from the minds of all journalists.”
Many of the other theories about Hillary Clinton’s past have been debunked as well, including the reports of a rogue Secret Service agent about her reported temper.
If it’s true that Hillary Clinton attacked Bill Clinton in the White House, it appears the two have patched things up. They have been working together this election season on Hillary’s campaign, with Bill making appearances both by himself and alongside his wife.
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