In 1975, Hillary Clinton defended of an accused child rapist. Clinton spoke in clinical, legal terms while explaining her defense of the rapist Thomas Alfred Taylor, a 41-year-old accused of raping the child after luring her into a car.
Clinton helped Taylor avoid a lengthy prison term by relying on a technicality relating to the chain of evidence of his blood-soaked underwear, as well as arguing at the time that the 12-year-old victim may have exaggerated or encouraged the attack.
“It was a fascinating case, it was a very interesting case,” Clinton said in a recording. “This guy was accused of raping a 12-year-old. Course he claimed that he didn’t, and all this stuff.”
“I had him take a polygraph, which he passed – which forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs,” she added with a laugh.