Hillary Clinton is a former first lady, served as a U. So she is a known quantity, so to speak, in American politics. She has been vetted so thoroughly by the press and her critics that her life is an open book. And yet it seems like there is an awful lot we don't know about Clinton. A new Hillary Clinton scandal or controversy emerges on a regular basis from the pages of conservative media and the airwaves of right-wing talkers, especially as she ramps up her campaign for president in the election. Here's a look at seven of the biggest Hillary Clinton scandals and controversies, ones that will likely have an impact on her presidential campaign.
Jeffrey Epstein's death in prison from an apparent suicide as he awaited trial on sex trafficking charges came after newly released testimony linked the disgraced financier to several high-profile personalities. Epstein befriended many politicians and celebrities over the years and alleged victim Virginia Giuffre said in the court documents that she was forced to have sex with some of them. From US presidents and senators to a British prince, female socialite and a French modelling agent, AFP takes a look at the famous faces caught up in the Epstein scandal. Giuffre, now 36, testified that she had sex with Britain's Prince Andrew when she was underage , an allegation Buckingham Palace has repeatedly and strenuously denied.
President Bill Clinton's decision to lie under oath about his consensual affair with the White House intern Monica Lewinsky almost forced him from the presidency. But allegations made by four other women that Clinton either sexually assaulted or harassed them have done little to discredit him among his supporters. Clinton has denied all of the allegations against him, including those made by four other women who say they had consensual extramarital relationships with him. As a national spotlight focuses on sexual assault and harassment following a flood of accusations of misconduct against dozens of prominent men in Hollywood, the media, and politics, Democrats and others on the left are beginning to reexamine their response to the allegations against Clinton.