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Todd Akin Doubles Down on ‘Legitimate Rape’ Claims, Says Hillary Clinton ‘De-Legitimized’ 12-Year-Old Rape Victim

Former Republican Senate Candidate Todd Akin is back, and he’s bashing Hillary Clinton saying that she is a hypocrite because she got a child rapist off while working as a defense attorney in the 1970s.

Akin told MailOnline, “when [Hillary Clinton] once got a child rapist off the hook who she knew to be guilty, and laughed about how she did it when interviewed, in the process, she de-legitimized the legitimate claims of the 12-year-old victim and then slandered the victim to justify her tactics.”

The story that Akin is referring to is of an audio interview recently released by the Washington Free Beacon.

In the recording, Clinton “chuckles” while discussing a man that she defended who had raped a 12-year-old girl. The Daily Mail reports, “She knew he was guilty, she said on the recording, but worked the legal system to limit his punishment to ‘time served’ – about two months in jail.”

On the recording, Clinton can be heard saying, “I had him take a polygraph, which he passed – which forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs.”

That case was in 1975 while Clinton ran a legal aid clinic.

Akin continued to claim that it was Hillary who was more offensive to women than he, citing her actions during her husband’s presidential campaign.

“She hired private investigators to silence those women – ‘bimbo eruptions’ in Clintonspeak – who had been seduced or sexually assaulted by her husband,” Akin said. “Hillary Clinton, in fact, has made a practice of bashing women with legitimate claims to having been assaulted. I faced a media firestorm for an unclear comment. It is the responsibility of the media to make it clear that liberal Democrats like Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton are the true perpetrators of the ‘war on women.’”

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  • LizDavies

    Attorneys are not judges. Public defenders in particular are handed lists of impoverished clients and are required by professional ethics to represent them–innocent until/unless proved guilty by a judge or jury. Their job is to obtain a fair trial, not to pre-judge the defendant and provide only information that would support a guilty verdict. If a guilty person passes a lie detector test, the attorney can’t say to the court, “I think they just did a good job of faking innocence on the test.” That’s up to the prosecutor.

    • Goforride

      Actually, what each side is supposed to do is be as aggressive as the law allows to win the case. The judge is suppose to see that the trial is fair, and the mush in the pot is supposed to cook down to justice.