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NBC Quietly Scrubs Andrea Mitchell’s Controversial Characterization of Bill Clinton Accuser: Report

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NBC News has edited comments made by one of its longtime reporters out of an online posting of a clip from "Today" in which the reporter said that claims made by Bill Clinton rape accuser Juanita Broaddrick are “discredited."

Bill Clinton on a visit to Juanita Broaddrick's, right, nursing home in Van Buren, Arkansas, in 1978. (Getty Images)

In the unedited segment, which aired May 19, shortly after then-presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump used the word "rape" to refer to allegations against the former president and the husband of his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, Andrea Mitchell stated the following during a "Today" voiceover:

Donald Trump using that word [rape] unprompted during an interview last night with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, bringing up a discredited and long-denied accusation against former president Bill Clinton, dating back to 1978 when he was Arkansas attorney general.

But the version of Mitchell's report that is now online omits a key part of the original transcript. It leaves out where Mitchell said the accusation was "discredited."

Donald Trump using that word unprompted during an interview last night with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, bringing up long-denied accusation against former President Bill Clinton dating back to 1978 when he was Arkansas Attorney General.

NBC News did not immediately respond when asked to comment on the omission.

Broaddrick's allegations gained new attention earlier this year when she again claimed that Bill Clinton raped her when he was Arkansas attorney general and that now-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton "tried to silence" her.

"I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73....it never goes away," Broaddrick tweeted.

(H/T: Washington Free Beacon)

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