Hillary Clinton claimed Tuesday there is a "significant difference" between allegations of sexual assault against her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and those raised against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and President Donald Trump.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour interviewed Hillary Clinton about her upcoming international tour, which will kick off in Las Vegas after the November midterms. Amanpour noted that Clinton will certainly face questions about former President Clinton's numerous sexual assault allegations.
What did she say?
"Are you prepared to answer those questions? Is he prepared to answer them? Amanpour asked. "And how do you see that, similar or different, from what President Trump is accused of? And Kavanaugh?"
"Well, I think there is a very significant difference," Hillary Clinton responded.
The twice-failed presidential candidate cited the Ken Starr investigation, which concluded that then-President Clinton lied under oath when he denied having sexual relations with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Clinton characterized the Starr investigation as an "intense, long-lasting partisan investigation."
"If, you know, the Republicans, starting with President Trump on down, want a comparison, they should welcome such an investigation themselves," Clinton said.
However, there are significant differences between the allegations of sexual misconduct against former President Clinton and those against Trump and Kavanaugh. Namely, there is evidence against Clinton — including Lewinsky's dress — while allegations against Trump and Kavanaugh stem mostly from unsubstantiated accounts.
Specifically, several women accused Kavanaugh of misconduct, but not a single witness or shred of evidence corroborated the accusers' accounts.
Also, as Juanita Broaddrick, an Arkansas woman who alleges former President Clinton raped her in 1978, noted Tuesday, not every allegation against Bill Clinton has been investigated.