An interesting - and ugly - incident in the senator's past, brilliantly reconstructed by Glenn Thrush:

In 1975, a 27-year-old Hillary Rodham, acting as a court-appointed attorney, attacked the credibility of a 12-year-old girl in mounting an aggressive defense for an indigent client accused of rape in Arkansas - using her child development background to help the defendant... Rodham, records show, questioned the sixth grader's honesty and claimed she had made false accusations in the past. She implied that the girl often fantasized and sought out "older men" like Taylor, according to a July 1975 affidavit signed "Hillary D. Rodham" in compact cursive.

Of course, she subsequently accused the victims of her own husband's sexual harassment (and alleged rape, in one instance) of making it up as well. But, hey, the price you pay for being a lawyer, a pol, and a feminist, eh?

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