How does Hillary Clinton reconcile herself to the treatment she’s dished out to women through the years? The women who were “entangled” with her husband? And this young girl (not yet a woman) who was raped? You can argue that she was a “defense attorney” and bound by law to defend the alleged rapist. You can say that she was a better attorney than the prosecutor. But this isn’t some game show. These are people’s lives. And a person with strong moral conviction would not be able to do what she did to this rape victim…
Drawing from the court files Politico’s Glenn Thrush then the political reporter of Newsday, described the basics of case in 2008 saying that the victim had joined Thomas Alfred Taylor, and two male acquaintances, including a 15-year-old boy she had a crush on, on a late-night trip to the bowling alley. Taylor drove the group around in his truck, feeding the girl whisky mixed with Coca-Cola on the way. The group later drove to a “weedy ravine” near the highway where Taylor raped the 12-year-old. Later that evening, at about 4 a.m., the girl and her mother went to the hospital, where she was given medical tests and reported that she had been raped. The doctor who examined her said her injuries were consistent with being raped. In the end based on an evidentiary mistake by the lab, Hillary negotiated a plea deal, her client plead guilty to a lesser charge and got off with time served (two months).
Thrush also reported that:
“Rodham, records show, questioned the sixth grader’s honesty and claimed she had made false accusations in the past. She implied that the girl often fantasized and sought out ‘older men’ like Taylor…”
The only argument you have left after reading this is… it was a long time ago, she made a mistake or she’s changed her position. But then, there would be evidence of that, now wouldn’t there? And I have yet to see that.
You can read more about this case at TheLid and hear audio of Hillary in her own words talking about the case and implying that she KNEW the accused was guilty saying “I had him take a polygraph, which he passed – which forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs.”
Sure… she’ll defend women!
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