Here's what we get to look forward to from now until Hillary Clinton either announces that she's not going to run for president, or finishes up her second term in office if she ends up being the Democratic nominee and is elected and reelected.
Media Matters nailed this one before it even aired: Fox Scrapes The Bottom Of The Clinton Conspiracy Barrel:
Megyn Kelly To Interview Woman Who Suggested Clintons Killed Her Husband -- And Vince Foster
Fox News will host discredited smear merchant Kathleen Willey tonight to attack Hillary Clinton. Willey is not credible -- she has repeatedly been caught contradicting her own sworn testimony and has pushed absurd conspiracies that the Clintons killed her husband and former White House aide Vince Foster.
The website for Fox's The Kelly File currently features the following tease for tonight's episode: "She claimed Bill Clinton sexually harassed her, but former aide Kathleen Willey now says Hillary is the bigger danger to women! Don't miss this explosive interview." Megyn Kelly's interview will likely cover the same ground as an appearance Willey made on WND reporter Aaron Klein's radio program, during which she claimed that "Hillary Clinton is the war on women."
Willey's claims about Bill Clinton's supposed harassment have been thoroughly discredited. In 1998, Willey alleged on CBS' 60 Minutes that President Clinton fondled her against her will in 1993 during a private White House meeting in which she asked for a paid position in the administration (she was working as a volunteer at the time). Clinton denied making any sexual advance toward Willey, both at the time and in his memoir. The allegations were explored during discovery of Jones v. Clinton, the lawsuit in which Paula Jones claimed that Clinton sexually harassed her, and reviewed by Independent Counsel Robert Ray.
Ray's report found that "Willey's Jones deposition testimony differed from her grand jury testimony on material aspects of the alleged incident," noting that Willey "said at her deposition ... that [Clinton] did not fondle her." Ray also pointed out that -- despite Willey's subsequent claims that she had been intimidated near her home shortly before giving her Jones deposition in 1998 -- in her Jones deposition, she "testified no one had tried to discourage her from testifying."↓ Story continues below ↓
Ray also found that Willey contradicted herself on whether she had told others about the alleged incident; that Willey had sent repeated letters to Clinton after she claims he harassed her in which she "sought help or expressed gratitude"; that a Willey friend said Willey had instructed her to falsely support her story; and that Willey gave false information to the FBI. The Independent Counsel declined to prosecute Clinton due to "insufficient evidence."
Since her initial 60 Minutes interview, Willey has offered a series of implausible and conspiratorial claims about the Clintons' alleged efforts to silence her.
Lots more there for anyone who was fortunate enough not to have lived through this crap back when Bill Clinton was in office, or who may not have been following it at the time, or who just wanted it erased from your memory banks if you were.
I hate to break it to them, but if they think segments like this one are going to work with persuading women that Hillary is the one who really has it out for them and not Republicans who want to restrict reproductive rights, access to health care and who are against equal pay and for economic policies that do more damage to women than men, you'd better come up something better than this. I've got my issues with Hillary Clinton, but not because I think she's anti-woman. That's just ridiculous.
Here's how Fox described the interview from this Tuesday on their blog: 'Hillary Clinton Is the War on Women': Alleged Bill Clinton Sex Assault Victim Says:
Tonight on The Kelly File, Megyn Kelly spoke to a former President Clinton aide who claims he sexually harassed her. Her name came up in the Hillary Papers, when a then-little known journalist, Matt Drudge, wrote a report about Kathleen Willey.
Willey believes President Clinton’s misconduct is relevant to Hillary’s potential presidential run. “Hillary Clinton is the war on women, and I think she needs to be exposed for all of the terror campaigns that she raised against women who were in the wrong place at the wrong with her husband.”
She charged that Hillary enables her husband’s bad behavior because she realizes he is powerful and wants to “ride on his coattails.”
“How can you be a champion of women’s rights and turn around and do what she’s done to women like me?” Willey said.
Willey claims that at the time, her car was vandalized, her pets went missing and she was receiving strange phone calls.
When Kelly pressed Willey on her past admission that she faked a pregnancy with another man, Willey said, "I'm human; I made a mistake... but I'm not out ruining people. I'm not out terrorizing people... I'm not out trying to put women in jail the way Hillary is."