In 1995 Paula Jones sued Bill Clinton for sexual harassment and in 1999 came away with an award for $800,000.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Paula Jones is awaiting the arrival of an $850,000 cheque from President Clinton, bringing an official end to the four-year saga spurred by her allegations of sexual harassment.
Clinton mailed the settlement cheque to Mrs. Jones on Tuesday, even as he braced for the heaviest fallout yet from her harassment suit – an impeachment trial in the Senate.
You might be interested to know that the “flat broke” Clintons had a blind trust worth between $1 million and $5 million in 1999.
Clinton friend Taylor Branch, who authored the book The Clinton Tapes, recorded his conversations with Clinton. Clinton considered Paula Jones to be a “floozy.”
Bill Clinton dismissed Paula Jones in the 1990s as a “floozy” and a “nobody” who was only suing him for sexual harassment in order to have her “moment in the sun,” according to an audio diary recorded at the time by one of his closest confidantes.
Clinton’s friend and biographer, Taylor Branch, took notes on a late-night conversation he had with the president on Oct. 2, 1997, and immediately recorded them into an audio diary. The recordings were recently obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
According to Branch’s diary, Clinton discussed the pending sexual harassment lawsuit brought against him by former Arkansas government employee Paula Jones, who claimed he unzipped his pants and asked her to perform a sex act on him in a Little Rock hotel room in 1991.
“[Clinton] said they had now changed Paula Jones’s hair style, made her look less like a floozy, and that she didn’t seem to have any visible income but was always driving a new car,” said Branch, a historian who drew from many of his diary entries to write his 2010 Clinton biographyThe Clinton Tapes.
That speaks volumes. It says much about Bill Clinton’s regard for women in general and in particular for a woman he chose to sexually harass. Perhaps he believed her to be easy pickings. There is a very amusing portion of the interview:
“I said ‘This is the 54th session of President Clinton’s oral history.’ As soon as I said ‘oral history,’ he started laughing,” recalled Branch in an April 6, 1998 recording. “And, um, it was kind of awkward. So I looked at him, and said the date, and so forth. And he was still kind of chuckling.”
“So I said, finally, ‘Well, I guess it’s awkward to say oral history,’ but then didn’t say anything else about it,” said Branch. “It was because of the whole Monica Lewinsky sex scandal. But I thought it was interesting that he laughed about it, right from the beginning.”
Well, Hillary wasn’t going to take this lying down. She made threatening overtures toward the women her husband assaulted:
“I think we’re going to find some other things. And I think that when all of this is put into context, and we really look at the people involved here, look at their motivations and look at their backgrounds, look at their past behavior, some folks are going to have a lot to answer for.”
It was all part of the “vast right wing conspiracy.” The Clintons and their dogs embarked on a mission to destroy anyone who accused Clinton of misdeeds and then also sought to try to ruin anyone who would investigate the allegations. It was, as George Stephanopoulos called it, the “Ellen Rometsch strategy.” Lauren Carroll at Gateway Pundit:
During and after the Lewinsky investigation that led to Bill Clinton’s impeachment for perjury and obstruction of justice, numerous women accusers were publicly or privately persecuted while several high-ranking Republican congressmen were exposed as adulterers for supporting Clinton’s impeachment–leading to the tumultuous resignation of Speaker-Designate Bob Livingston who was set to replace Newt Gingrich who resigned before his own adultery was exposed.
An official with the Internal Revenue Service has admitted that legal opponents of former President Bill Clinton were singled out for tax audits, according to court documents made public this week. “What do you expect when you sue the president?” senior IRS official Paul Breslan told Judicial Watch, the Washington-based legal watchdog group that had filed 50-plus legal actions against the Clinton administration and subsequently found itself in the IRS’s cross hairs. Breslan’s quote is cited in Judicial Watch’s complaint against the tax agency, based on a host of what look to be politically inspired audits that make the worst abuses of the Nixon administration appear puny by comparison. “There were literally six witnesses in the room when Breslan told us we should have expected an audit,” Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman revealed to NewsMax.com. “Four of them were lawyers.” The legal group became the target of an IRS audit in 1998, just four days after it filed an independent impeachment report against Clinton, based on years of investigation into everything from Chinagate to the Paula Jones case. But Judicial Watch wasn’t alone. Witnesses bearing damaging testimony against the president were a favorite target of the Clinton IRS. Those singled out for audits include: Clinton paramours Gennifer Flowers and Liz Ward Gracen, sexual assault accusers Paula Jones and Juanita Broaddrick, and fired White House Travel Office Director Billy Dale.
Hillary made good on her threat. Despite the outward charm of Bill Clinton and the entirely contrived “warmth” of Hillary, these are not nice people. Further, they made a mockery of sexual assault victims. Hillary’s pursuit of the Presidency has been her own version of Sherman’s March to the Sea, burning down the opposition and stomping on Bill’s sexual assault victims on her way to her ultimate goal
Good grief, how could I forget this?
“Today I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault,” Clinton said. “Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed and we’re with you.”
“There is a big divide between survivors who do not want to seek the criminal justice system for different reasons and those who want to but are not sure that it would be responsive,” Clinton said today. “So we need to do a much better job on the fairness of the response so that people feel like whichever route they go on campus or off they’re going to be taken seriously, that doesn’t mean that, you know, that there’s no process. There has to be one.”
There’s that liberal axiom rearing its ugly head again. Rules are for someone else and hypocrisy is valued above all.