During his 1992 campaign for the presidency, Bill Clinton was
fond of promising America, “You get two for the price of one,”
indicating Hillary Clinton would act as his co-president.
But the nation got much more than it bargained for, as the top
power couple brought a load of baggage with them into the White
House from their days in Arkansas.
After the Clintons moved into the presidential mansion, the
political scandals multiplied – from use of the IRS and FBI to
target political opponents to stalking and harassing subjects of
Bill Clinton’s sexual advances and even attempts to loot
taxpayer-funded items from the White House. Americans also
witnessed capers such as Travelgate, Chinagate, Filegate and
Bill Clinton’s sexual escapades and subsequent impeachment by
the U.S. House of Representatives on charges of perjury and
obstruction of justice consumed more than a year of American
public life and bitterly divided the nation.
In the years since the memorable Clinton presidency, Hillary has
brought America Emailgate and the Benghazi scandal, among
others. New developments in the Clinton Foundation scandals
emerges almost daily.
Now, it’s Hillary’s “turn” to be president, according to her
But in 2015, America is still apparently suffering from “Clinton
fatigue.” Results from a Quinnipiac poll published in April
revealed between 49 and 56 percent of voters in three
significant swing states – Colorado, Virginia and Iowa – believe
Hillary is neither honest nor trustworthy.
Even former California Democratic Party Chairman Bill Press told
WND that controversies surrounding Hillary should convince
members of his own party an uncontested coronation of Clinton as
the party’s 2016 nominee for the White House is a very risky
idea and should encourage other Democrats to throw their hats in
Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican candidate for president, said
Sunday he believes voters will reject Hillary because of the
“cloud of constant scandal she brings to the political process.”
Rubio told Fox News Sunday, “Unfortunately, both under her
husband’s presidency, her time in the Department of State, her
campaign for the president last time and even now, there seems
to be this cloud of constant scandal and things that distract us
from the core issues of the moment.”
Hillary’s “drama” could become a distraction, Rubio warned, at a
time when the stakes are high for America in the 2016 election.
“I just think that at this hinge moment in our history, where we
are asked to make a transition from the past into this new
future, with all the challenges and the opportunities of our
time that we really – the American people are not at a point now
where they are going to be supportive of more drama surrounding
the political process,” he said.
In 2003, ABC News’ Barbara Walters referenced numerous Clinton
scandals from Whitewater to Travelgate and the death of Hillary
law partner Vince Foster in an interview with then-Sen. Clinton.
Walters asked Hillary, “How did you get in this mess where your
whole credibility is being questioned?”
Hillary’s response: “Oh, I ask myself that every day, Barbara,
because it’s very surprising and confusing to me.”
With Hillary making another run for president, don’t get caught
up in the lies and spin! In “Hillary Unhinged: In Her Own
Words,” find out who the true Hillary is with this raw and
humorous collection of quotes that pitilessly underscores her
With the prospect of another “two-for-one” Clinton presidency
looming, is America ready for a repeat of the Bill and Hillary
“drama” in the White House?
If, as psychologists say, “The best predictor of future behavior
is past behavior,” then a fresh look at the top 20 scandals
involving Hillary is in order.
17) Hillary laughs about defending child rapist
Hillary Clinton in 1975, the year she defended 41-year-old
Thomas Alfred Taylor, who had been accused of raping a 12-year-
As WND reported, Hillary explained her defense of a child-rape
suspect as just part of the job. But she hasn’t explained her
laughing about his passing of a lie-detector test, which
“destroyed” her faith in such evaluations.
“Once I was appointed I fulfilled that obligation,” she said in
an interview with Mumsnet, a U.K. community of parents providing
and sharing information on a variety of subjects and issues.
In the video she is asked, “As a lawyer, you defended the rapist
of a 12-year-old girl, calling the victim ’emotionally unstable’
and saying that girls have a tendency to ‘exaggerate or
romanticize sexual experiences especially when they come from
Clinton said: “When I was a 27-year-old attorney doing legal aid
work at the law school where I taught in Fayetteville, Arkansas,
I was appointed by the local judge to represent a criminal
defendant accused of rape. I asked to be relieved of that
responsibility. But I was not and I had a professional duty to
represent my client to the best of my ability, which I did.
“He later pled guilty to a lesser included offense. When you’re
a lawyer you often don’t have the choice as to who you will
represent, and by the very nature of criminal law there will be
those who you represent you don’t approve of, but at least in
our system, you have an obligation and once I was appointed, I
fulfilled that obligation.”
However, she did not address the reports of unearthed recordings
in which she almost boasts of knowing of her client’s guilt and
laughing about the case. The tapes reveal her discussing the
case of Thomas Alfred Taylor, then 41, who was accused of raping
a 12-year-old in Springdale, Arkansas, on May 10, 1975.
“It was a fascinating case, it was a very interesting case,”
Clinton said on the tape. “This guy was accused of raping a 12-
year-old. Course he claimed that he didn’t, and all this stuff.
… I had him take a polygraph, which he passed – which forever
destroyed my faith in polygraphs.” She laughed at the statement.
Listen to the audio of the interview. (Warning: Description of
the case may disturb some listeners):
The Washington Free Beacon report on the recordings also
confirmed she was laughing several other times while discussing
the case, including “when discussing the crime lab’s accidental
destruction of DNA evidence that tied Taylor to the crime.”
Published profiles of the case reveal that Clinton’s strategy at
the time was to attack the 12-year-old. She submitted an
affidavit that said she was told the girl was “emotionally
unstable” and was viewed as having a “tendency to seek out older
men and engage in fantasizing.” She claimed the child “in the
past made false accusations” and she exhibited “an unusual
stubbornness and temper when she does not get her way.”
The woman who says she was raped by the defendant blasted
Hillary in 2014, accusing her of intentionally lying about her
in court documents. “Hillary Clinton took me through hell,” she
told the Daily Beast.