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Paula Jones fumes at Bill Clinton backing Hillary

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Published Feb 5, 2016, 2:26 am IST
Updated Feb 5, 2016, 2:30 am IST
Ex-state staffer wonders how women can trust Democratic aspirant
Ms Jones accused Mr Clinton of propositioning her and exposing himself. The court eventually threw out her suit on the grounds that she failed to demonstrate damages.
 Ms Jones accused Mr Clinton of propositioning her and exposing himself. The court eventually threw out her suit on the grounds that she failed to demonstrate damages.

Washington: Paula Jones, a former Arkansas state employee, who once sued Bill Clinton for sexual harassment, has revealed that she is furious to see the former president campaigning for his wife.

“I can’t believe he’s got the nerve to do it,” she said. “I can’t believe he’s still going out there and showing his face. How can you go out there and talk to people like nothing has happened?”

 

Ms Jones accused Mr Clinton of propositioning her and exposing himself. The court eventually threw out her suit on the grounds that she failed to demonstrate damages.

Mr Clinton, who has denied her claims, reportedly paid her $850,000 in an out-of-court settlement, although Ms Jones says she only walked away with $151,000 after attorneys’ fees. Hillary Clinton stood by her husband despite the accusations. Ms Jones said she cannot believe Hillary is being sold as a good leader for women.

“That just makes me sick. She can’t be trusted,” Jones said. “I don’t see how they can believe that she is for women. She is for herself.”

 

Ms Jones said she does not hold Ms Hillary responsible for her husband’s alleged indiscretions, but “she is responsible for the cover up.”

Republican, Democratic aspirants trade charges
War of words between the top two Republican and Democratic candidates has intensified ahead of the crucial New Hampshire primary next week, with Donald Trump launching a scathing, personal attack on Iowa Caucus winner Ted Cruz amid allegations rare in US electoral politics.

Opening up an onslaught on Mr Cruz, runner-up Donald Trump described him as a liar and accused him of fraud by “stealing” votes.

 

A similar war of words was also witnessed in the Democratic camp as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders traded barbs over who best embodies progressive values.

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