(Women’s advocate? Killery Clinton is more like the devil’s advocate! D. B.)
Hillary Clinton in 1975, the year she defended 41-year-old Thomas Alfred Taylor, who had been accused of raping a 12-year-old child
As WND reported, Hillary explained her defense of a child-rape suspect as just part of the job, no big deal.
But she hasn’t explained her laughing about his passing of a lie-detector test, which “destroyed” her faith in such evaluations.
(Devil’s advocate, D. B.)
“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 dysfunctional families.'”
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 had a professional duty to represent my client to the best of my ability, which I did.
[(Because I’m a heartless bitch with only ONE desire, TO WIN!) D.B.]
“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.” (Regardless of the fate of an innocent 12 yr old child being raped!)
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, “really?” It was a very interesting case,” Clinton said on the tape. “This guy was accused of raping a 12-year-old. Of ourse 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.