Clinton’s 1975 Rape Case: Memories Have Changed

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Before the last presidential debate, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appeared with Kathy Shelton, who says Hillary Clinton ruined her life when she was appointed by the court to defend the man who raped Shelton in 1975. Until a Newsday reporter informed her in 2007 that Clinton was the lawyer in the case, Shelton had no idea that Hillary Clinton had been involved. Shelton has been quoted in different ways on the case, reports the Washington Post, telling Newsday, “I’m sure Hillary was just doing her job,” but telling the Daily Beast seven years later that, “Hillary Clinton took me through hell.”

The Post says Shelton’s memories of the case have changed, specifically concerning being forced to take a psychiatric exam that, it turns out, was not approved by the court.  The newspaper concludes that, “There is little indication that the outcome of the case would have been much different, no matter the defense attorney, given the mishandling of … evidence and Shelton’s difficulties as a witness.”

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