Clinton rape scandal resurfaces in Akin controversy: The McCaskill-Clinton videos.
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As he got to the door, she remembers, he turned. “This is the part that always stays in my mind—the way he put on his sunglasses. Then he looked at me and said, ‘You better put some ice on that.’ And then he left.”
Her friend Norma Rogers, a nurse who had accompanied her on the trip, found her on the bed. She was, Ms. Rogers related in an interview, in a state of shock—lips swollen to double their size, mouth discolored from the biting, her pantyhose torn in the crotch. “She just stayed on the bed and kept repeating, ‘I can’t believe what happened.’” Ms. Rogers applied ice to Juanita’s mouth, and they drove back home, stopping along the way for more ice.
Broaddrick also told Rabinowitz that after her interview with NBC’s Myers, NBC had balked at airing it. The Clinton impeachment proceedings were in full swing, and there was an apparent sentiment within the network not to add to Clinton’s woes. According to Broaddrick., Myers had said to her:
“The good news is you’re credible. The bad news is you’re very credible.”
There is, of course, much more to this story. NBC finally aired the Myers-Broaddrick interview — long after Clinton was acquitted by the Senate in the impeachment trial. At one point early on Broaddrick had even denied the story in an affidavit out of fear. But when the lawyers for Clinton’s special prosecutor Kenneth Starr came to her, realizing lying to a federal prosecutor in a presidential impeachment trial was at a whole other level, Broaddrick came forth with her story.
But the first impeachment jury — members of the U.S. House — read of her tale. Broaddrick’s testimony to the special prosecutor was known as “Jane Doe No. 5” and kept in a closed “evidence room” where Congressmen had to go, read the material, and leave. One of those was Connecticut’s moderate Republican Christopher Shays, who later gave this interview to a local radio station. Said Shays of Clinton and the rape allegation from Juanita Broaddrick:
“I believed that he had done it. I believed her that she had been raped 20 yrs ago. And it was vicious rapes, it was twice at the same event.”
At one point, interviewer Tom Scott bluntly asks of Shays: “Do you personally believe our president is a rapist?”
Shays responded: “I would like not to say it that way. But the bottom line is that I believe that he did rape Broaddrick.”
On another occasion, Broaddrick discussed a later incident involving Hillary Clinton. The conversation is with Sean Hannity here.
Why is any of this relevant today? Why even bring it up?
Suffice to say, in this corner the thought was that Congressman Todd Akin should abandon his Senate race for his unbelievably inappropriate comments about rape. Rape is not legitimate. Period. Everybody and their GOP or conservative brother and sister from Mitt Romney on down the line had the same belief. There was hardly a conservative anywhere who didn’t suggest it would be better if Akin left the Senate race.
Akin decided to stay put.
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