Monday, June 16, 2014
Hillary Clinton Haunted By Old Interview About Child Molestation Case
A nearly 30-year old recorded interview of Hillary Clinton has surfaced in which she discusses a criminal case she handled when she first moved to Arkansas with her new husband involving an accused child molester. It reveals much about Clinton. The first thing I observed was the noticeably fake southern accent in which the Park Ridge, Illinois native educated at Wellesley College in Massachusetts and Yale Law School in Connecticut spoke. She apparently lost her accent as soon as Bill and her set their sights on the national political scene. Clinton laughs as she tells the interviewer that she lost all confidence in lie detector tests after one showed her client, who she was convinced was guilty of molesting a 12-year old girl, was telling the truth. Clinton boasts of a mistake made by the prosecution in the handling of evidence that allowed her client to escape more serious felony charges and be released from jail after spending only a short time in jail on misdemeanor charges.
A Daily Mail story on the newly-discovered recordings recounts an old Newsday story in which Clinton had accused the 12-year old girl of making up the allegations against her client and claiming that the girl often fantasized about having relations with older men. That's reminiscent of the war she has waged to discredit all of the women who have come forward to accuse Bill of extramarital relationships, sexual harassment and even rape over the years. Clinton spoke light-heartedly about the case during the interview, laughing on several occasions, particularly about the destruction of key blood evidence collected by the state from her client's underwear. Well-known legal ethics expert Professor Ronald Rotunda questioned whether Clinton's open discussion of her client's case didn't violate the attorney-client privilege. "You can't do that," Rotunda said. "Unless the client says, 'You're free to tell people that you really think I'm a scumbag, and the only reason I got a lighter sentence is because you're a really clever lawyer."
Clinton's client was accused of plying the 12-year old girl with whiskey and coke before raping her in his car. According to Clinton's account, the forensic lab that tested the blood cut out a part of the underwear tested and returned them to the evidence room after throwing away the part of the underwear it tested. Clinton claimed she took the returned underwear herself to a renowned expert in New York, who determined the underwear lacked enough blood evidence to test. I'm not sure how she was able to do that without breaking the chain of custody for the evidence, but that's the story she told.