Clin­ton ‘tar­get’ Wil­ley to vot­ers: Don’t be fooled again

The Washington Times Weekly - - National - By Andrew Richards

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.”

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