Tuesday 16 January 2018

Bill Clinton accuser to work for anti-Hillary political group

Kathleen Willey
Kathleen Willey
Bill and Hillary Clinton

Jonathan Allen

One of the women who has accused ex-US President Bill Clinton of sexual assault says she has agreed to work for an anti-Clinton political group being formed by a former adviser to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Kathleen Willey, a former White House volunteer who says Bill Clinton groped her in an Oval Office hallway in 1993 when she came to him tearfully seeking a paid job, said she had agreed to become a paid national spokeswoman for a group being created by Roger Stone.

Stone, a Republican strategist, said the group would become active should Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton's wife, win the Democratic nomination in the 2016 race for the White House. Ms Clinton is currently the front-runner.

"This gives me more of an opportunity to get this message out to young voters who weren't even born or don't even remember what happened and to the women who have suffered," Ms Willey said.

Ms Willey added that she would give interviews and speeches and appear in political advertisements to ensure the accusations remain part of the political discourse during the election campaign.

"They're going to be confronted every day, on radio, on television, on billboards," Mr Stone said, referring to the Clintons. He said he had reached a verbal agreement with Ms Willey but cautioned that the group was still in the planning stages.

Spokesmen for Hillary and Bill Clinton did not respond to questions about Willey.

In a 1998 deposition, Mr Clinton "emphatically" denied Ms Willey's accusation he groped her.

Irish Independent

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