Right when the Senate was about to begin his impeachment trial, President Bill Clinton paid $850,000 to Paula Corbin Jones to settle a sexual misconduct lawsuit.
Per The New York Times:
Clinton Administration officials said a check for $850,000, the amount agreed to in November to settle the case, was being sent by overnight mail to Ms. Jones and her lawyers. The officials, who asked that their names not be used, said that a little more than half of the money, $475,000, came from an insurance policy against civil liability the President held with Chubb Group Insurance. Most, if not all, of the remainder was withdrawn from a blind trust in the name of Mrs. Clinton, which officials said last year had assets of slightly more than $1 million.
A blind trust that is in Mr. Clinton's name was reported in financial disclosure forms last year to have less than $100,000 in assets. A White House official said that although the trusts were in separate names, they were, in effect, joint accounts.
It was unclear why the amount not covered by insurance was not withdrawn from the Clintons' legal defense fund as officials had once suggested it would be. A conservative legal organization said it would sue to prevent Mr. Clinton from using that fund to pay the settlement.
Just last week the FBI raided the office and home of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer. They were hoping to find information about an alleged payout to Stormy Daniels, an adult film star who claims she had sex with President Trump more than 10 years ago.
According to a report from NBC News, the FBI was looking for information on a $130,000 payment that was made just before the election to adult film star to Stormy Daniels.
Reactions from Twitter:
All the sudden the claims of a pornstar are gospel. Meanwhile, what did the media do with the claims made by Juanita Broadarrick, Kathleen Willey and Paula Corbin Jones? They destroyed their character to protect @BillClinton https://t.co/7X5CD7udVX
— @BaldRightWinger (@BaldRightWinger) March 21, 2018
Nov 14 1998 BILL Clinton Will Pay $850,000 to Paula Corbin Jones to end her sexual harassment lawsuit. This when PAY FOR PLAY started
— Joseph Morgan (@PolictialTRUTH) October 4, 2016
Hey, shout out to the DNC's war on women:
Sandra Allen James
— Kathleen 🇺🇸E Deplorabus Unum 🇺🇸 (@Gran_Cracka) August 26, 2012
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