didn't she get a rapist acquitted, and then laugh about the girl who was raped?

Q: Didn’t Hillary get a rapist acquitted, and then laugh about the girl who was raped?  

A: In the second Presidential debate, Donald Trump claimed “Her client she represented got him off and she is seen laughing on two occasions laughing at the girl who was raped.” This accusation has been repeatedly disproven. Here are the facts:

{Hillary said} ‘I don’t want to represent this guy. I just can’t stand this. I don’t want to get involved. Can you get me off?’ I told her, ‘Well contact the judge and see what he says about it,’ but I also said ‘don’t jump on him and make him mad.’ She contacted the judge and the judge didn’t remove her and she stayed on the case.

  • The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to an attorney. As a result, Hillary was obligated to defend her client to the best of her ability, which she did. According to Gibson:

I would say she did a heck of a job of representing her client to the best of her ability. If you are appointed by the court, you damn better do everything you can do to defend them.

  • The case resulted in a plea bargain, in which the defendant was convicted of a lesser charge.

Q: But how could Hillary laugh at a girl who was raped?

A: Hillary did not laugh at the girl who was raped. In the mid-1980’s, Arkansas journalist, Roy Reed interviewed Hillary and asked questions about some criminal work she did as a lawyer. While discussing this case, Hillary is heard laughing about the polygraph test her court-appointed client took and about a conversation she had with the prosecutor about the poor forensic evidence available for prosecution. At no point did she laugh at or about the victim. Listen for yourself: