Hillary Clinton’s campaign team was preparing a messaging strategy regarding Juanita Broaddrick’s rape accusation against Bill Clinton as early as January 2016, according to an email published by WikiLeaks on Saturday.
In the email, sent from Clinton counsel David Kendall to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, the white shoe attorney points to a series of attached documents he claims support the argument that Broaddrick is lying about being raped by Bill Clinton in 1978.
“Please let me know if there’s anything else I can provide about this slimefest,” Kendall wrote at the end of the email titled “History of Juanita Broaddrick Rape Allegations.”
Kendall is a longtime Clinton loyalist who has been defending Bill Clinton from sexual misconduct allegations for decades, including during the Monica Lewinsky scandal in the 1990s.
He also represented Hillary Clinton during the FBI’s investigation into the unauthorized private email server she used while serving as secretary of state. On Hillary’s behalf, Kendall recently explained that she did not recall practically anything about her private email server in answers to questions submitted under oath.
At one point in the Broaddrick email, Kendall also mentions Broaddrick’s 1999 interview on NBC, which has become the subject of some controversy. Broaddrick claims the interview was edited to remove portions that might be damaging to then-First Lady Hillary Clinton, whom Broaddrick has accused of trying to silence her.
Broaddrick’s claims that NBC producers edited the interview to make it more favorable to Hillary have reportedly been corroborated by Lisa Meyers, the former NBC senior investigative correspondent who conducted the interview.
Michael Isikoff, the legendary investigative reporter who first uncovered the Lewinsky scandal, recently called on NBC to release the full, unedited version of the interview in the interest of transparency.
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