CNN host Jake Tapper asked Paul Bengala some hard-hitting questions regarding the credibility of former President Bill Clinton’s sexual harassment accusers.
“And Paul, let’s talk about the re-examination that’s going on right now of Bill Clinton because there are a lot of people writing op-eds in The New York Times and talking about it on television about how given today’s 2017 [morals], back in the ’90s, Bill Clinton, maybe, should not have been able to get away with what he got away with and maybe the media and the feminist community and others should have been more condemning of his behavior.”
Bengala responded saying that the conversations surrounding the incident had occurred 20 years ago, and anyone that didn’t remember it just “wasn’t around when it did.”
“’That conversation did happen at the time. And he didn’t get away with anything, right? He was investigated, he was litigated, he was impeached, he had finally, after lying about the affair, admitted it, apologized, multiple times, in a very heartfelt away way, privately as well as publicly, and the country forgave him,’ Begala spun.”
The allegations against Clinton were never really dealt with, with the exception of the one that got him impeached.
“’But that’s one of the many allegations against him. Paula Jones. There’s Gennifer Flowers. There’s Juanita Broaddrick. There’s Kathleen Wiley. There’s a bunch,’ says Begala”
Begala claimed that all allegations were “investigated, litigated, and adjudicated,” which is a complete lie.
New Busters comments on this lie, saying that if they were examined, Clinton’s reputation and time in the public eye would have been cut very short. However, that was not the case.
“And it was not a close call by the overwhelming majority they thought he was a good man who did a bad thing and should remain as our President because he was doing a great job. He left office after all of that, the most popular President in the history of polling. It doesn’t mean people approved of that. They condemned it rightfully. But it’s because they decided he was a good person doing a good job who did a bad thing and asked for forgiveness. He apologized, he admitted, he confessed, and he begged for forgiveness.”