A reporter attending a book signing in New York for Chelsea Clinton was snubbed when she asked the former first daughter for a signature on her copy of “She Persisted” for her friend, Juanita Broaddrick, who has claimed Bill Clinton raped her.
The Canadian news site TheRebel.media published the video Tuesday:
The video explains Clinton has said, “I wrote this book for everyone who’s ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who’s ever been made to feel less than.”
The reporter, Laura Loomer, asked: “Because this book’s for everyone, including women who have wanted to speak up but have been told to quiet down, can you sign it for a my friend Juanita Broaddrick because she’s been silenced by your parents, especially Bill Clinton, who’s a rapist. Can you sign it for her?”
Chelsea Clinton’s response was a terse, “Thank you for coming today.”
Broaddrick was back in the news during the 2016 presidential election when she responded to a tweet from CNN’s Jake Tapper, who said, “Hillary talks about her pending book & subjects therein: Comey, Putin & misogyny.”
Hillary Clinton talks about her pending book & subjects therein: Comey, Putin & misogyny: https://t.co/NLUV2HCmDN
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 9, 2017
Broaddrick responded: “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.”
She was interviewed in 1999 by NBC’s “Dateline” about about the alleged rape, which she says happened in 1978 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Broaddrick appeared in a campaign ad last year in which she said: “He starts to bite on my top lip and I try to pull away from him.”
Her response to Tapper was, “In the chapter on misogyny does Hillary discuss her attempts to destroy victims of Bill Clinton?????”
In the chapter on misogyny does Hillary discuss her attempts to destroy victims of Bill Clinton????? https://t.co/Ozdoni5b74
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) April 9, 2017
During the campaign, Donald Trump called Bill Clinton a “philandering husband,” publicly charging on the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” that the former president committed “rape.”
On the same day, Broaddrick told WND in an exclusive sit-down interview in her Arkansas home the alleged 1978 sexual assault had deeply and permanently scarred her life.
Broaddrick also noted that she had recently received a phone call from NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, who was seeking an update on her rape claim.
“Lisa Myers actually warned me about Andrea,” Broaddrick told WND after Mitchell called her claim “discredited.”
Other networks later followed Mitchell’s lead, with ABC’s Tom Llamas calling Broaddrick’s statements “discredited” and Nancy Cordes on CBS saying: “They were referring to a trio of women who say Bill Clinton made unwanted sexual advances in ’80s and ’90s. Mr. Clinton denies it. Two of the cases were plagued by factual discrepancies.”
But in 1999, NBC’s Myers, a respected senior investigative correspondent, was so convinced of Broaddrick’s credibility that she interviewed her for the network’s prime-time show.
Indeed, Mitchell’s “discredited” claim clashes directly with Myers, who as recently as 2014 stated, “Nothing has come up since that story was reported that in any way undercuts what Juanita Broaddrick said.”
Broaddrick said of Mitchell’s comment: “Nothing has changed from the detailed investigation NBC did into my story in 1999 before airing my Dateline interview with Lisa Myers.”
Broaddrick was speaking to Los Angeles attorney Candice Jackson, who conducted the in-person interview with Broaddrick for WND. Jackson previously authored the acclaimed book “Their Lives: The Women Targeted by the Clinton Machine.”
“And if NBC now thinks my experience has been ‘discredited,'” Broaddrick continued, “why would Andrea Mitchell call me to ask me for any new information about my encounter with Hillary after the assault? And why wouldn’t Andrea Mitchell have written her own news story explaining exactly how I’ve been discredited? Lisa Myers actually warned me about Andrea. Andrea is obviously mad at me for exposing her rudeness and bias when she called me this year. I think being a lapdog for Hillary Clinton discredits Andrea Mitchell and NBC as journalists!”
Here’s how Jackson reported Broaddrick’s comments about her call with Andrea Mitchell in her interview story:
Juanita created a social media firestorm earlier this year by tweeting that she had been “dreading seeing my abuser on TV campaign trail for enabler wife … but his physical appearance reflects ghosts of past are catching up.” One of the many media figures who called her after this tweet was Andrea Mitchell of NBC. Because she’d had a positive experience with Lisa Myers with NBC back in 1999, Andrea Mitchell was one of the few calls Juanita returned in the aftermath of her trending tweets. Andrea Mitchell asked her just one question, listened to her answer, and told Juanita condescendingly, “We’re not going to air anything with you because you have nothing new to add.” Juanita felt bewildered by Andrea Mitchell’s dismissive attitude.
Mitchell’s disparagement of Broaddrick’s accusation came in a report of Trump’s “rape” reference.
“Donald Trump used that word unprompted during an interview last night with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, bringing up a discredited and long denied accusation against former President Bill Clinton dating back to 1978 when he was Arkansas attorney general.”
See Mitchell’s comment:
As the Washington Free Beacon pointed out, Mitchell “is correct to say this allegation is ‘long denied,’ but on what basis is she calling it discredited?”
“On the contrary, Broaddrick’s allegation is arguably the most consistent and believable accusation of sexual assault made against Bill Clinton (though not, of course, the only one). For a little perspective here, note that even progressive site Vox says the allegation, ‘has not been definitively refuted.’ Vox also notes that reporter Michael Isikoff’s book contains a reference to a concession by Clinton’s lawyers that he may have had ‘consensual sex’ with Broaddrick.”