Skip to comments.FR EXCLUSIVE: Katherine Prudhomme confronts Hillary over Broaddrick rape, is threatened with arrest
Posted on 07/13/2007 8:59:09 PM PDT by doug from uplandEdited on 07/13/2007 11:57:49 PM PDT by Lead Moderator. [history]
HERE'S THE NEW YORK TIMES STORY. Gee, no mention of the confrontation.. Here is the WMUR story.
How is it that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, the smartest woman in the world, does not know who Juanita Broaddrick is?
Earlier today I spoke with Katherine Prudhomme O'Brien, our own KPfromDerryNH. I knew she was heading for a showdown with Hillary today and didn't know if they would even let her into the event. She became somewhat famous for challenging Al Gore at a townhall meeting in New Hampshire in late 1999. Kath asked Gore if she believed Juanita Broaddrick, and Gore claimed he knew nothing about the story.
In 2000, I worked with her to plan a rally in New York. The great New York FReepers really got involved with the event. Kath spoke about being a rape survivor like Juanita, and after a poignant speech, she delivered a video copy of the Lisa Myers interview with Broaddrick to Hillary headquarters.
Hillary, if you are such a great defender of women, Help bring this rapist to justice. Maybe you can also explain how a trafficker of women made many visits to your White House, spent two days in the residence quarters, and laundered 645K to the DNC through Charlie Trie.
I spoke with Katherine at about 9:45pm, Eastern. She spoke with great emotion, and the day had been very draining for her. She was going to try to write it up tonight, but I guess it is getting too late. She confronted Hillary face to face, asking her if she believed Juanita Broaddrick. When Hillary said she didn't know about Broaddrick, Kath explained that she was the woman who accused Bill Clinton of rape. Hillary's handlers or Secret Service demanded that she leave and threatened her with arrest. That is the short version.
When Kath's full story gets to me, I'll ask the Admin Mod to add it here.
OKAY, HERE IS HER STORY. Admin Mod, can you put it up at the end of the original post?
Today I Met Hillary in Nashua, N.H. also known as “The Gate City”
by Katherine Prudhomme-O’Brien
Today, Friday the 13th of July was my lucky day. I went to Daniel Webster College to meet Hillary Clinton.
I knew that the chance of that really happening would be slim. I arrived a little late but just in time for the program, that had been billed in the paper as free and open to the public to begin. I had called Hillary headquarters for tickets a few days prior. A friendly staffer told me that my tickets would be at the door and that there would be a 1/2 to 3/4 hour question time after her talk.
“Great”, I thought to myself, that will be a good time to see how open and free it really is. I’ve seen pre selected questions before and I loathe that process, it’s a sham.
When I got there, they did not ask my name or anything. It was fantastic that they gave out water bottles. I found the crowd of about a couple hundred strong to be a bit anemic in their overall vibe.
People were pleasant but not wicked thrilled to be there. I thought it would be a much different feel. Bill Clinton spoke for a bit, then Hillary spoke. I don’t care what any of her enemies say, the truth is she is looking better than ever now. Hats off to her hair, make up and style people. I hoped my luck would hold and she really would take random questions.
Throughout her speech, she made some points I agreed with, such as let’s treat our returning veterans better and interest rates on student loans should be as low as they can possibly be. Amen.
When she was done talking music started. Not looking good for that question asking session I dared to hope for...
I went up to the group heading towards the stage to meet her or her husband. It gets cozy fast in those crowds. There was a lady next to me, wearing a tee shirt that declared her as a health care voter, who had two canes she used. I tried to help her squeeze in a bit and half joked with her to whack the folks pushing in front of her with one of her canes. The poor lady might have fallen over if she did. For goodness sakes-can’t Hillary get staffers to watch out for and help those folks. Just a little free advice. Get them all up front, life is hard enough for them. The lady gave up and left.
I was not too far from the former President so I called out to him but he didn’t see me. Hillary came up next and I held out an old light green colored postcard towards her as others were holding tickets, baseballs and stuff like that.
She took my postcard, signed it and asked “Whose is this?” I said it was mine and asked her if she believed Juanita Broaddrick. “Who is that?” she asked.
I replied “The woman who said she was raped by Bill Clinton in 1978.”
“I don’t know anything about that” Ms. Rodham Clinton said, still holding my card
“I sent you a videotape of the interview she gave to Dateline NBC and I’m sure you have received it, I sent it by certified mail and that’s the receipt showing your office got it that your holding.”
At some point around this time someone behind her asked my name so I told them what it was.
She gave the receipt back to me.
I asked her again if she believed Juanita Broaddrick.
“I don’t know what your talking about.” she then started going back towards the direction she had come from, away from her husband.
I had to yell so she would hear me over the music as I asserted “That’s not true!” and went on to ask her “Why are you doing this? You’ve always been so good to rape survivors.”
I was thinking about how she started Arkansas’ first rape crisis hotline and helped start its first rape crisis center. I would have loved her way back then for that.
The people around me suddenly discovered they did not like me and began making vehement requests to have someone get me out of there.
A well groomed, handsome man in a suit with one of those clear, curly wires in his ear, a Secret Service agent perhaps, grabbed both my arms above the elbow and began pushing me backwards and telling me I had to leave.
So I did. Well, I began to.
An enthusiastic, yet clueless young campaign worker invited me to take a sign up card thing so I could get campaign updates.
I declined her offer by muttering a swear phrase that encourages people to go have fun with themselves but I don’t think she heard me.
As I passed the media stage I thought I’d at least talk to some media folks and tell them my side of the story. I had printed it up on a sheet of paper I could give them.
About four guys in suits with wires in their ears were joined by an equal number of Nashua Police officers who told me I couldn’t do that. So I began to leave again..
All eight of them were kind enough to escort me toward the gate. Who says chivalry is dead?
As officers of the law, I will obey them but I couldn’t see why I was such a threat. I’m 130 or so pounds soaking wet, I was wearing a dress and heels and so upset and humiliated I’m was trying hard not to cry and not always being successful.
This was a very hard thing for me to do. I try to be polite but I also know that I must be bold and assertive as well to get the answers I want. I know my intentions are pure and this gives me confidence. At that moment, knowing my intentions were honorable, this caused me to be very angry too. I declared that the event was a sham. To me it was. If a candidate wants to earn the right of having said they were vetted by the tough, hard question asking New Hampshire citizenry, then I respond that she must earn that right. Hillary is not doing that, walking away from tough questions and not being brave enough to take random ones that a whole crowd can hear. Does she think were stupid?
As we all walked on, I was struck by the irony of what the Nashua Police were doing. I asked them how they could square what they were doing to me with what they do all day long for work, fight crime and have to kick me out when all I did was ask a tough question. I asked them how they could sleep at night.
I told them I was a polite person, I never did anything wrong. I wanted to say I’d been a Girl Scout Leader and all I ever do in life is take care of other people. I’m even doing laundry right now as I write this.
One of the men asked me what I asked about. I told them I asked about Juanita Broaddrick, the woman who said she was raped by Bill Clinton and that I couldn’t figure out why Hillary would have ever cared about 18 minutes of blank tape during the Watergate scandal but never wanted to know where her husband was on April 25, 1978, a date he will not account for and the date Broaddrick says the rape happened.
I pointedly asked one of the officers that a man running for governor would have those records, an Attorney General would have those records, right?
They world be someplace, right? No answer, I wasn’t expecting one anyway.
We got to the road and that’s when it got really weird. One of then asked me where I was parked. I pointed towards my car near the airport. Another asked me if I was ok to drive.
“What!?, yes I can drive, I’m fine to drive!” He must have thought I was nuts or he deals with so many drunks this is an automatic question..
I began to walk towards my car, I wanted to get out of there so bad.
An officer started talking about the fence, the gate or whatever but I tried to tell him “OK OK, I’m leaving, I’m leaving” but he kept trying to tell me about the gate.
I could not disobey the officer who was trying to make me listen to what he had to say so I had to walk back to him.
I said “Yes, sir yes, sir, I’m listening, I’m listening.” That’s when he told me that on the other side of the gate was state property. After I crossed over it, if I were to come back I would be arrested.
I was shocked, I’ve never even gotten a speeding ticket in my life. I said stuff like “What!?, I’ll be arrested!?”
“Why,why would you arrest me? What did I do?”and “I can’t believe this, why?”
He only said the same thing over again but this time with an emphatic “Mamn” at the beginning of his sentence.
I thought about walking to the fence as fast as a snail or coming back over just 1 inch to find out why I’d be arrested.
But that would be a high price to pay just to find out and I had to get to my job. How do you call in to get someone to cover for you because you got arrested ? I don’t want to find out. Well, my story ends there and my washing machine just stopped...
Excellent post. Thanks!
If I understood correctly, she wanted Hillary to autograph a post office receipt. It was the return receipt showing that Hillary headquarters had received certified mail — the Broaddrick interview with Lisa Myers.
Juanita Broaddrick tells a compelling story.
And just in general, on sex harrassment type issues, these Democrats are so selective in their outrage. Remember the Clarence Thomas hearings? Democrats were outraged. Yet all of the various allegations against Bill Clinton are of no concern to Democrats. why?
BIG BUMP for real freepers with the real guts to take real action!
Thanks to you, Doug, for your efforts as well.
i look forward not 2 another clinton administration
and their controlled media.
When Juanita and Kathleen Willey toured the Clinton Lie-brary, I did an interview with them afterward. They plan to confront Hillary sometime on the campaign trail. The always delightful Susan Estrich, herself a rape survivor, doesn’t believe Juanita but has refused to meet with her.
To Hillary, Bill’s raping Juanita was for “the greater good”. It’s more than made-up by their ascension to power, where they can do more good (in their minds).
Collateral damage, acceptable losses... that’s how a communist rationalizes every crime and violation they commit.
marking for further reading
A rape survivor is a rape victim who will not let herself feel like a helpless victim. (at least, that is how I understand it)
only some rapes qualify
according to feminists!
What did hillary clinton know and when did she know it? And was she part of it?
Thanks for the link in No. 15.
AN OPEN LETTER TO HILLARY CLINTON: ‘DO YOU REMEMBER?’ by Juanita Broaddrick
http://www.brookesnews.com ^ | SUNDAY OCT 15, 2000 | by Juanita Broaddrick
Posted on 06/13/2003 5:06:51 PM PDT by luv2ndamend
Hillary Clinton’s Orwellian book should serve to remind us that by helping to cover up her husband’s assaults on other women, even to the point of trying to discredit those women, she became his willing accomplice. A squalid fact that she and her supporters should never be allowed to forget. Republishing Juanita Broaddrick’s letter should help keep the record straight. That Hillary saw fit to ignore Broaddrick’s challenge confirms that she had no intention of allowing anything to hinder her lust for power, not even her husband’s insatiable and sometimes violent appetite for other women.
AN OPEN LETTER TO HILLARY CLINTON: ‘DO YOU REMEMBER?’ by Juanita Broaddrick SUNDAY OCT 15, 2000
As I watched Rick Lazio’s interview on Fox News this morning, I felt compelled to write this open letter to you, Mrs. Clinton. Brit Hume asked Mr. Lazio’s views regarding you as a person and how he perceived you as a candidate. Rick Lazio did not answer the question, but I know that I can. You know it, too.
I have no doubt that you are the same conniving, self-serving person you were twenty-two years ago when I had the misfortune to meet you. When I see you on television, campaigning for the New York senate race, I can see the same hypocrisy in your face that you displayed to me one evening in 1978. You have not changed.
I remember it as though it was yesterday. I only wish that it were yesterday and maybe there would still be time to do something about what your husband, Bill Clinton, did to me. There was a political rally for Mr. Clinton’s bid for governor of Arkansas. I had obligated myself to be at this rally prior to my being assaulted by your husband in April, 1978. I had made up my mind to make an appearance and then leave as soon as the two of you arrived. This was a big mistake, but I was still in a state of shock and denial. You had questioned the gentleman who drove you and Mr. Clinton from the airport. You asked him about me and if I would be at the gathering. Do you remember? You told the driver, “Bill has talked so much about Juanita”, and that you were so anxious to meet me. Well, you wasted no time. As soon as you entered the room, you came directly to me and grabbed my hand. Do you remember how you thanked me, saying “we want to thank you for everything that you do for Bill”. At that point, I was pretty shaken and started to walk off. Remember how you kept a tight grip on my hand and drew closer to me? You repeated your statement, but this time with a coldness and look that I have seen many times on television in the last eight years. You said, “Everything you do for Bill”. You then released your grip and I said nothing and left the gathering.
What did you mean, Hillary? Were you referring to my keeping quiet about the assault I had suffered at the hands of your husband only two weeks before? Were you warning me to continue to keep quiet? We both know the answer to that question.
Yes, I can answer Brit Hume’s question. You are the same Hillary that you were twenty years ago. You are cold, calculating and self-serving. You cannot tolerate the thought that you will soon be without the power you have wielded for the last eight years. Your effort to stay in power will be at the expense of the state of New York. I only hope the voters of New York will wake up in time and realize that Hillary Clinton is not an honorable or an honest person.
I will end by asking if you believe the statements I made on NBC Dateline when Lisa Myers asked if I had been assaulted and raped by your husband? Or perhaps, you are like Vice-President Gore and did not see the interview.
VIDEO OF KATHERINE CONFRONTING GORE - http://www.mediaresearch.org/rm/cyber/1999/gorefnc/segment1.ram
I wouldn’t think Secret Service protocol would move immediately to the arrest threat. Seems a little heavy handed if there doesn’t appear to be an imminent threat to their assignment.
Everybody should read and circulate Juanita Broaddrick’s letter.
She was told she had to leave or would be arrested. They weren’t theatening an immediate arrest. She wanted to tell the press what happened, but they wouldn’t let her near them.
I think Hillary is going to be in Austin tomorrow for Lady Bird’s services.
Despite what the press said, there was not great enthusiam for Hillary. The event wasn’t even full. They didn’t check Katherine’s ticket to get in.
Katherine was disappointed at not being able to ask the question so that everyone could hear. Those who put on the event said there would be a 45-minute question and answer session. As we have seen in the past, Hillary cannot handle that. She has to always maintain total control so the “wrong” questions cannot be asked.
FReepers, this really could be a great big Achilles heel for the woman with the fat ankles. We need people to get on film Hillary being asked about Juanita and Kathleen Willey. Young women voters needs to see beyond the BS and learn about this great defender of women. She is a rape enabler.
A fourteen word sentence. If only a few of the words could be rearranged. Just kidding.
OUTSTANDING! Thanks Katherine Prudhomme. (thanks doug)
We need this thing to be Pwesident. God help us.
One day Hillary is going to slip up when a camera phone or something similar is on her. I believe agents of the new media will become her worst enemy over the next year. She will become more and more isolated from the public for fear of exposing the real Hillary. Of course the MSM will give her a pass.
NOTE: I have been trying for years to nail down this story. Can any of our British FReepers be of help? If Eileen Wellstone came forward and everyone learned about the rapist’s removal from Oxford and the country, Hillary’s campaign would be washed away by the tsunami.
Eileen Wellstone, an English woman who said Mr. Clinton sexually assaulted her after she met him at a pub near Oxford University where Mr. Clinton was a student in 1969. (Bob’s Note: It was this rape that caused Clinton to be quietly expelled from Oxford and the loss of his Fulbright Scholarship. Later, when Blow Job Clinton’s daughter Chelsea attended Oxford, Ms. Wellstone, now a professor there, gave special instructions to keep Chelsea away from her.)
No, they were raped but were not going to spend the rest of their lives being controlled by it.
Remember, only the good die young, so we should probably fear the worst for a really long time.
Don’t you think arguing about how women who have been raped refer to themselves is a little petty and off the point for this thread about Hillary’s reactions to her husband’s raping? There are bigger fish to fry.
Your right and I apologize.
Bump and bookmark.
Does anyone else remember when the MSM wouldn’t even cover the accusation—and then, after Lisa Myers did her interview with Juanita—NBC refused to air the interview until AFTER the impeachment vote!!!!
Thanks for your No. 41.
Yep, it was buried. Many Republican congressman who were on the fence, went to the Ford Building and saw the Broaddrick testimony. It convinced them to vote yes on Articles of Impeachment and send it to the Senate. STINKING, LIMP WRIST, WORTHLESS, FORMER COLLEGE CHEERLEADER TRENT LOTT WOULD NOT CALL CLINTON’S REAL VICTIMS TO TESTIFY.
Juanita Broaddrick. Jane Doe #5. Whatever name one knows her by, she is known because of what she claims happened to her 21 years ago. She claims that William Jefferson Clinton, Attorney General of Arkansas at the time and currently President of the United States, raped her. I can hear the mainstream feminists screaming now - can't you?
You can't? Actually, neither can I.
Where are the screams? Why is there nothing but silence from many groups who usually would be up in arms about something like this?
Why are women, and people in general, turning their backs on Juanita Broaddrick? Where are the feminists who blew a gasket when Clarence Thomas was accused of talking about a pubic hair on a Coke can? (gosh!) Where are the women who claim that telling dirty jokes in the office constitutes sexual harassment? Where are they as Juanita Broaddrick explains how Bill Clinton allegedly raped her? I remember hearing from many women's organizations, over and over, that women don't make these things up - women don't make up sexual harassment stories, they claimed, and they certainly don't make up rape stories! That's what was said when other men have been accused, even when the accusers have presented unsubstantiated claims. Oh, but how the tune changes when the accused is Bill Clinton!
There is also no doubt in my mind that if it were a pro-life Republican in office, the National Organization for Women (N.O.W.) would already be screaming bloody murder. N.O.W. continuously complains about the Promise Keepers and how they "control women." Well goodness me - do the women of N.O.W. believe that alleged rape is less serious? If not, then why aren't they as vocal about this as they are about the Promise Keepers? They cry foul when the Southern Baptists talked of women "graciously submitting," yet they are less vocal when the issue is Bill Clinton and rape?
(note: N.O.W. has finally issued a press release in which they state that they find Broaddrick's story both credible and disturbing. However, much of the press release is spent attacking conservatives, accusing them of being late in defending women's rights. This seems to be an attempt to turn public attention away from the real issue - Bill Clinton and the alleged rape charges.)
Young women voting for the first time, do not cast your first vote for the woman who wants power so badly that she destroyed the women behind the scenes whom her husband had sexually assaulted. There really is something wrong with that picture.
We need cameras everywhere on the campaign trail getting video and audio of Hillary being confronted with the rape question. This story needs to be placed in every college newspaper. (Yeah, as if the leftist SOBs would ever allow that.)
I have spoken with Lisa Myers. She believes Juanita.
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