What does Hillary's laughing rape defense audio mean?

Hillary Clinton laughed her way through an early 1980s taped interview surrounding her getting a 41-year-old Arkansas man off on charges that he raped a 12-year-old girl in 1975.

The Washington Free Beacon has the story in a great piece of investigative reporting, where you can hear Hillary giggling through explaining how her faith in polygraph tests was forever broken due to her client's ability to pass one in connection to the rape.

Nowhere does the "child" advocate express any concern about the girl. Nowhere does the "women's" advocate express any concern about future victims of this sexual predator who she got off with time served — a paltry two months.

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This case wasn't about an attorney doing her job. In fact, Clinton went so far as to carry her client's underwear (blood-stained evidence) on a trip to Brooklyn, N.Y. to meet with an expert in the forensic field. As she coldly notes, the forensic lab had cut out a swatch of the underpants that contained the evidence of blood and other fluids, created a report, and then lost the swatch.

Due to Hillary's diligence in carrying her client's underwear to New York, the charges ended up being effectively lifted.

A few short years, she laughed about it on the audio tape. Unfortunately, the victim of the crime still is not laughing almost 40 years later.

The cold, callous voice on the audio reveals that the "What difference does it make?" shriek before Congress is the real Hillary Clinton.

Clinton's main appeal is based on gender. The first female president aspirant needs millions of women to vote Hillary as a legacy rather than due to a close examination of her accomplishments.

The audio tape with her voice laughing about getting a child rapist off for two months time-served is likely to decimate her political fortunes in 2016. Perhaps, if justice is served, the now 52-year-old victim will get her day to tell the story that was denied through Hillary's wranglings. When this occurs, it won't be her long-deceased rapist on trial, but his lawyer.

If the victim speaks today, the jury will be millions of women who will have to reconcile the heartless, chuckling Hillary Clinton heard on tape with the version they have been fed by the media all these years.

Hillary's friends will rightly argue that the defendant in the 40-year-old rape case deserved a defense, but Hillary doesn't make that argument in talking about it, instead she is enamored by her own cleverness at setting a rapist free. Hillary Clinton may ultimately be undone by her own need to brag about her legal prowess in a six-minute audiotape created in the early 1980s unearthed by Washington Beacon reporter Alana Goodman.

If so, a woman in Springdale, Ark., her life scarred forever living with that long ago horror just might finally get closure, and at long last, justice.

Manning (@rmanning957) is vice president of public policy and communications for Americans for Limited Government. Contact him at rmanning@getliberty.org.

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