A newly unearthed audio recording reveals Hillary Clinton engaging in a candid discussion of a case involving a man she defended who had been accused of raping a 12 year-old girl in 1975.
The recording is of an interview with Clinton in which she tells an Arkansas journalist how she obtained a plea bargain for the accused rapist, despite her indication that she knew he was guilty.
Unearthed by The Washington Free Beacon, the conversation is part of a five hour interview that both Hillary and Bill Clinton gave to Arkansas journalist Roy Reed. The tapes from that interview are housed in the special collections department at the University of Arkansas library.
Clinton’s client was 41 year-old Thomas Alfred Taylor.
Described by Clinton in the interview as “one of these rootless folks,” Taylor was a friend of the family of a 12 year-old girl that he allegedly raped. Having just moved to Fayetteville, Ark. and still dating Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham, then 27 years-old, was appointed to represent Taylor, who had requested a female attorney.