Clinton ‘target’ Willey to voters: Don’t be fooled again
Kathleen Willey was fast asleep in her Virginia home on Labor Day weekend — and had no idea that an intruder had entered her home.
The thief didn’t steal her laptop, jewelry or credit cards — instead, she says, the intruder took only a copy of her manuscript for her new book “Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton.”
Mrs. Willey — a former Democratic Party activist who told federal prosecutors during the Monica Lewinsky scandal that President Clinton sexually assaulted her in 1993 — says she wants to warn people against letting another Clinton into the White House.
“This is an important story for people to read, women in particular, and first-time voters who are considering to vote for Hillary,” she said, “This book will enlighten the public about what happened to me, and the kind of people we are dealing with: the Clintons.”
Mrs. Willey, a mother of two, first met Mr. Clinton when he was governor of Arkansas at a 1989 Democratic fundraising event in Virginia.
In 1991, when Mr. Clinton decided to run for president, Mrs. Willey and her husband, lawyer Ed Willey Jr., helped form “Virginians for Clinton.”
During a campaign stop in October 1992 in Williamsburg, Mrs. Willey says, Mr. Clinton made his first pass at her, asking her to bring “some chicken soup” over to his hotel room. She declined the invitation.
On the morning of Nov. 29, 1993, Mrs. Willey, a volunteer for the Clinton White House, asked Mr. Clinton for a paying job. Her husband, who ultimately committed suicide, had recently gotten himself into a financial bind.
Instead of a job, what she got that day, she says, was Mr. Clinton’s hands “groping her.” — and her husband’s suicide.
“He has no core values,” Mrs. Willey said of the former president. “He is a predator and a sex addict.”
Now, she says, she is more worried about the intentions of the presidential hopeful behind the “sex predator,” Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, whom she dubs the ex-president’s “enabler.”
Mrs. Clinton has “enabled his behavior as a sex addict,” Mrs. Willey said. “She has allowed herself to be humiliated by him in front of the whole world. This is what has hap- pened all their marriage. It’s reprehensible, and it continues to this day.”
Other authors have made similar charges. Ms. Willey cited Ed Klein’s book, “The Truth about Hillary,” which said that once Mrs. Clinton realized her husband was headed to the White House, she asked a private detective to do “damage control over Bill’s philandering.”
Mrs. Willey noted that Carl Bernstein wrote in his biography of Mrs. Clinton, “A Woman in Charge,” that it “was not Clinton’s philandering that bothered Hillary so much as her inability to control it,” and that Mrs. Clinton has long been aware of her husband’s wandering ways.
“Hillary has been hiring private investigators to scope out what Bill had been doing since he was governor,” Mrs. Willey said.
Other women — including Juanita Broaddrick, Gennifer Flowers and Paula Jones — have testified to Mr. Clinton’s behavior as governor of Arkansas. That behavior exploded into crisis during the 1998 Lewinsky scandal, which ended with Mr. Clinton impeached by the House on charges of per- jury and obstruction of justice, but acquitted by the Senate.
Mrs. Willey said the Clinton administration’s “damage control” operation consisted of private investigators keeping quiet the women with whom Mr. Clinton had supposed relations through intimidation, while influencing press coverage.
“It was hard to sit there and watch what the media was saying about me night after night” after her name became public during Kenneth W. Starr’s independent counsel investigation of the Lewinsky scandal, she said.
“It was all untrue,” she said. “It was a terrible smear campaign. There are bruises, believe me, but since I am a strong woman, I stayed strong.”
Mrs. Willey says she received numerous threats — nails were driven in all four tires of her sport utility vehicle, her cat disappeared and a mysterious jogger near her Virginia home told her, “Hey, Kathleen. [. . . ] You are just not getting the message, are you?”
It was “a reign of terror,” she said. “My car was vandalized; my children were threatened; I was threatened.”
She sees all of this as part of a pattern.
“I think it’s pretty obvious that she stuck with him because she had a 30year plan to be president,” Mrs. Willey said. “They are co-presidents. ‘Buy one, get one free.’ Clinton admitted this in the 1992 campaign.”
As to Mrs. Clinton’s playing what she calls “the gender card” in the current election campaign, Mrs. Willey said the former first lady is not an “advocate for feminism, but an advocate for one woman: Hillary Clinton.”
“Hillary Clinton wants everybody to believe that she’s a champion for women’s rights, a feminist, a woman’s advocate,” Mrs. Willey said. “She could not possibly be any of those if she continues to degrade and abuse women like me.”