Bill Clinton, Lisa Myers, Sherry discussed on Skullduggery

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Hey, Wallis. Thanks for. Thanks for joining us at. Thanks for having me. So we just reviewed the essence of the Juanita broaddrick story. And we played a couple of clips from Lisa Myers interview with her that ran on NBC dateline, but you were digging into the Juanita broaddrick story from the beginning for some time you interviewed her many times. Tell us a little about how you found her in the first place and what your experience was reporting out. That story. Sherry had been around for a number of years in Arkansas. She had confided it to where she had confided to friends contemporaneous Lii and she she had also told a couple of Clinton haters if you're call, you know Clinton. Although he had been elected multiple times in Arkansas. He was a, he was pretty controversial character and he had a group of of what we used to call the haters. And it was just everybody who did not like Bill Clinton. So this got around in those circles. And when with being investigated, for you know, the impeachment issues and Paul Johns, everybody became re riveted on this. And at the time I was actually living in Oklahoma. So I drove to her home and knocked on her door and she came out and she was in the process of talking or she had already finished talk. Talking to NBC and there was a serious question about whether NBC was going to air this. It was very controversial. So she basically on her front porch confirmed that it had happened or at least allegedly happened, told me the quick outline of it. And then you know, said that she just wasn't ready. She had talked to Lisa Myers, she didn't know what was happening, but she just wanted to hold off so over the course of at least six months. And this is not unusual by the way with these these stories, because the women who have been victimized, it takes them time to come forward into and to have a comfort level talking about it. So over the course of the ensuing six months, I would just check in with her and every time I checked in with her, we would have more of a conversation and it was all off the record. But in the end it was on the record because she allowed it to be. So I just collected string for, I don't know eight months. Eight months. So this is right all during the whole Clinton impeachment process over Monica Lewinsky. You were talking to Anita Broderick and hurt all this, and let me just ask you, what was your sense of her when you heard her account? I very credible. And the reason is she examined her own credibility and what she said was well, first of all, no one came forward in nineteen seventy nine and he was a powerful figure at that point in Arkansas. But in addition to that, she felt like she was at thaw which is not unusual, but you also felt vulnerable because she had let him come up to her hotel room. Never expecting this to happen, but she was also having an affair with her now husband. So she was married having an affair and she was worried that if this came out, she would be this rated so lowest one of the complications. With her story was that she had, I think, once maybe twice under oath denied that the incident had happened at all in the in the Paula Jones litigation, how much of a of a, how much did that factor in to your thinking about whether this story that you could do, how obviously she was, I guess, persuasive in the end about why she did that, but talk about that for a little bit. Again, I I don't. I don't think that factored in a huge way because the feeling was that she seemed extremely credible. She had contemporaneous Lee told a number of people who had great detail and that part of the story that she had signed the affidavit. My recollection is it's not that we didn't consider it, but I think the calculation was she was terrified. I don't think the Clinton people put pressure on her. I think she put pressure on herself and didn't want she wanted everyone to leave her alone..

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