Donald Trump has tried to deflect from the appalling remarks he made about women in the footage leaked with Billy Bush by bringing up Bill Clinton’s shaky past to take the focus off his outrageous behavior.
Trump’s argument is that former President Bill Clinton has done much worse, and he didn’t stop there. He claims that Hillary Clinton knew that her husband sexually assaulted multiple women and tried to silence them by scaring them into not moving forward with any legal charges, Bipartisan Report stated.
Over the past few days, Donald has brought up the fact that Bill is a “rapist” and his behavior is far worse than his lewd comments. Trump’s supporters have touted that Hillary should be ashamed of herself for blaming her husband’s alleged victims for being sexually assaulted.
I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73….it never goes away.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) January 6, 2016
A sworn affidavit from December 23, 1998, shows Juanita Broaddrick repeatedly denied any “hearsay claim” made by Paula Jones’ legal team that Bill Clinton asked her to go to a hotel room to have sexual relations.
“I met President Clinton more than twenty years ago through family friends. Our introduction was not arranged or facilitated, in any way, by the Arkansas State Police. I have never been an Arkansas state employee or a federal employee. I have never discussed with Mr. Clinton the possibility of state or federal employment nor has he offered me any such position. I have had no further relations with him for the past (15) years.”
The Washington Post reports that Broaddrick claimed that she has never met Paula Jones before, so she wasn’t sure why she was a person of interest. She went on to state that she only knew Bill Clinton professionally and never had any other interaction with him.
CROOKED Hillary's Crooks THREATEN, INTIMIDATE and HARASS one of BILL CLINTON's rape victims; claim she lied be she … pic.twitter.com/FZKbqUBjka
— Donald Trump News (@trumpforwin) September 30, 2016
“I do not have any information to offer regarding a nonconsensual or unwelcome sexual advance by Mr. Clinton,” Juanita stated.
Donald Trump posted a video of Broaddrick claiming the exact opposite as her sworn affidavit, stating that Bill Clinton raped her and Hillary bullied her into not coming forward, New York Times reports.
Juanita alleged that the rape occurred in 1978 in an Arkansas hotel room. Twenty years later, she told the FBI, working on the behalf of Kenneth Starr, that Bill had raped her, virtually recanting her previous affidavit when she claimed that the incident never happened.
— Hillary Clinton News (@hillarynews1) September 30, 2016
At the end of Juanita’s video, she accused Hillary of not only knowing about the rape but helping him cover up the attack. Broaddrick stated that she knew Clinton knew about her husband’s behavior because “she had a very angry look on her face.”
“At that moment, and I have to by what I felt then and the look she gave me, I felt like she knew, ” Juanita explained. “And, that she was instructing me to keep quiet about the incident.”
Juanita Broaddrick claims that the reason she stated the rape allegations were unfounded was out of fear. She claims that she was terrified of Hillary Clinton. She alleged that she felt threatened by her. She knew she would “do whatever it took” to protect her husband. For her, she stated, it was easier to state that the rape never occurred.
“Specifically, I do not have any information to offer regarding a nonconsensual or unwelcome sexual advance by Mr. Clinton, any discussion offer or provision of state or federal employment or advancement in exchange for sexual conduct, or any use of state troopers to procure women for sex.”
The interesting part of the story is Juanita denied that the rape happened under oath. Somehow after nearly 20 years, Donald Trump finds her story and uses it at the precise moment he’s under fire for lewd comments.
Do you believe Juanita Broaddrick’s claim that Bill Clinton raped her in 1978? If so, why did she deny it under oath?
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