A tweet in January in which an Arkansas woman reiterated her claim that Bill Clinton raped her in 1978 prompted a longtime personal lawyer for the Clintons, David Kendall, to gather material casting doubt on the allegation, according to a hacked email released Saturday.
“I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73….it never goes away,” retired Arkansas nurse Juanita Broaddrick wrote on Twitter on January 6, 2016.
Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta apparently spoke with Kendall about the issue that night, with Kendall sending Podesta an email the following day entitled, “History of Juanita Broaddrick Allegations.”
Kendall attached several documents and said he was pulling his old files on the case to get more information. The memos he attached show that in 1998 Broaddrick signed an affidavit denying that the alleged rape ever took place. The affidavit was filed to try to head off a subpoena for Broaddrick’s testimony in connection with Paula Jones’ sexual harassment suit against Bill Clinton.
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