Last week, the Washington Free Beacon revealed audio recordings of Hillary Clinton from the early 1980s discussing a case where she defended a man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl.
From the Free Beacon:
In 1975, the same year she married Bill, Hillary Clinton agreed to serve as the court-appointed attorney for Thomas Alfred Taylor, a 41-year-old accused of raping the child after luring her into a car.
The recordings, which date from 1983-1987 and have never before been reported, include Clinton’s suggestion that she knew Taylor was guilty at the time. She says she used a legal technicality to plead her client, who faced 30 years to life in prison, down to a lesser charge. The recording and transcript, along with court documents pertaining to the case, are embedded below.
Now, the victim, 52, is furious after hearing Hillary Clinton on tape laughing about the case and even suggesting that she knew Taylor, the alleged rapist, was guilty.
“You lied on me,” the alleged rape victim said in an interview with the Daily Beast. “I just realized the truth of it. I just realized the truth now of what you done to me.” The the victim goes on to criticize Hillary Clinton’s claim that she was and remains an advocate for women saying, “you’re supposed to be for women? You call that for women? What you’ve done to me? And I hear you on tape laughing.”
Indeed, Hillary admits on tape to using a legal technicality to plead her client–the alleged rapist, who was facing 30 years to life in prison–down to a lesser charge. In the end, Clinton got his sentence down to a year, and Taylor served less than that in prison.
Hillary, in defense of a man she knew was a rapist, admitted in an affidavit that the victim was “emotionally unstable, with a tendency to seek out older men and to engage in fantasizing.”
Hillary defenders are saying that she did what any good defense attorney would do for their client. But why would a purported lifelong women’s advocate like Hillary Clinton defend a man being accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in the first place?
And it’s questions like those that should and will be asked, relentlessly, of Hillary as she is the Democratic frontrunner for president in 2016.
You can listen to the full Clinton audio below.
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