Hillary Clinton on Weinstein: Trump A "Sexual Assaulter"; Bill Clinton's Behavior Litigated, "In The Past"

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Hillary Clinton is confronted by foreign journalist Andrew Marr for commending women that have come forward with claims they were sexual assaulted by movie producer Harvey Weinstein but not for the women who accused her husband former President Bill Clinton of assault and rape.

"Conclusions [were] drawn and that was clearly in the past," Clinton said of her husband's activity.

Clinton said while the sexual assault accusations against Weinstein "disgusting" and "heartbreaking," it's "important" that we recognize there is an admitted sexual assault in the Oval Office. Clinton was talking about President Donald Trump.





"This kind of behavior cannot be tolerated anywhere, whether it's in entertainment, politics. After all, we have someone admitting to be a sexual assaulter in the Oval Office," Clinton said in an interview with the BBC host.

"And this depends on women coming forward and the courage to come forward. And yet in your book the three women, brought onto the stage by Trump, attacking your husband and you kind of dismissed them. Was that the right thing to do, are you sure about that?" Marr asked.

"Well, yes, because that had all been litigated. That was the subject of a huge investigation as you might recall in the late '90s and there were conclusions drawn and that was clearly in the past," the 2016 Democratic nominee for U.S. president said.

From the interview with BBC's Andrew Marr:

HILLARY CLINTON: I was shocked and appalled because I've known him through politics, as many Democrats have, he's been a supporter.

ANDREW MARR, BBC: A funder.

CLINTON: He's been a funder. For all of us. You know, for Obama, for me, for people who have run for, you know, office in the United States.

So, it was just disgusting and the stories that have come out are just heartbreaking. And I really commend the women who have been willing to step forward now and tell their stories.

But I think it's important that we not just focus on him and whatever consequences flow from these stories about his behavior but that we recognize that this kind of behavior cannot be tolerated anywhere, whether it's in entertainment, politics. After all, we have someone admitting to be a sexual assaulter in the Oval Office. There has to be a recognition that we must stand against this kind of action that is so sexist and misogynistic.

MARR: And this depends on women coming forward and the courage to come forward. And yet in your book the three women, brought onto the stage by Trump, attacking your husband and you kind of dismissed them. Was that the right thing to do, are you sure about that?

CLINTON: Well, yes, because that had all been litigated. That was the subject of a huge investigation as you might recall in the late '90s and there were conclusions drawn and that was clearly in the past. But it is something that has to be taken seriously -- as I say for everyone, not just for those in entertainment right now.

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