- The Washington Times
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Former Hillary Clinton adviser Philippe Reines declared in a new interview that Juanita Broaddrick, the woman who accused former President Bill Clinton of raping her 40 years ago, is “full of s—t.”

Mr. Reines made the comment during Monday’s episode of the “The Jamie Weinstein Show” podcast, saying he doesn’t believe Ms. Broaddrick’s allegations of Mr. Clinton raping her in a hotel room during his 1978 gubernatorial campaign in Arkansas — a story she first revealed in 1999.

“Juanita Broaddrick is full of s—t,” Mr. Reines said.

“I do not think she’s telling the truth. More importantly, Ken Starr did not think that she was telling the truth,” he said. “For me, I assume Ken Starr pulled no punches.”

Mr. Reines, who served as Mrs. Clinton’s senior adviser when she was secretary of state, lamented that he appeared to be the “only one” left who hadn’t reevaluated the left’s adoration for Mr. Clinton in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

“I understand why people are doing it, I also understand why people say it’s been dealt with. He was impeached. It’s not like he got off scot-free,” he said.

Ms. Broaddrick fired back at Mr. Reines in a statement to Fox News: “Mr. Reines is nothing more than a bottom dwelling sewer slug. His comments are laughable and irrelevant. It’s not my fault that Mr. Reines keeps company with rapists, abusers and victim shamers. If he wants someone to blame, it should definitely be Bill Clinton for attacking and raping me. As for the Starr investigation, what Mr. Reines said is false. Period. He is only trying to salvage Bill and Hillary’s sinking relevance and people aren’t buying it.”

Mr. Reines‘ comments come as Mrs. Clinton and her husband face renewed scrutiny in wake of the #MeToo movement over their treatment of the several women who accused the former president of sexual misconduct.

Mrs. Clinton has repeatedly defended her husband, despite declaring in 2015 that “every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported.”

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