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A former Arkansas local TV reporter, Leslie Millwee, has told Breitbart News—the alt-right media organization run by Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon—that Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her three times in 1980. Clinton was the governor of Arkansas in 1980, and Millwee said she interviewed him "about 20 times" for KLMN-TV under her professional name, Leslie Derrick, before she claims she quit because of his behavior.

Coming a day after People magazine brought forward six corroborating witnesses for their reporter's assault story about Trump, this issue is now front and center in politics in a way not even advocates for victims could have imagined (or possibly wanted). Beginning with Trump's Access Hollywood tape, Trump then brought four Bill Clinton accusers to the second debate, at which he denied ever acting the way he described, prompting a dozen women to accuse him of doing just that, and now this. There's no word yet on whether Breitbart will pay for Millwee to attend the debate as they did before.

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All three alleged assaults, according to Millwee, occurred at the TV station after she had finished interviewing then-Governor Clinton in 1980. Millwee says Clinton followed her each time into the station's "tiny" editing room.

...he followed me into an editing room. The first time I remember. That it was very small. There was a chair. I was sitting in a chair. He came up behind me and started rubbing my shoulders and running his hands down toward my breasts. And I was just stunned. I froze. I asked him to stop. He laughed.

That happened on three occasions. And each time it escalated where the aggressive nature of his touch and what he was doing behind me escalated.

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Indeed, the descriptions of the subsequent events are more graphic, with Millwee alleging that the then-Governor achieved orgasm through his clothes behind her while she was frozen and looking straight ahead.

Millwee did tell some friends about the incident in the 1990s when the Monica Lewinski affair broke, but did not want to come forward because she worked for a pharmaceutical company with a "conservative" culture. Several people did corroborate this to Breitbart. As readers in their 30s and older will recall, most of the stigma around the affair actually ended up on Lewinsky (and her predecessors in Bill's life).

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President Clinton in 1993.
President Clinton in 1993.
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Obviously, Bill Clinton is a man known for inappropriate sexual behavior. Even if you are a fan of the Clintons, the fact that the media outlet exclusively reporting this story is directly affiliated with the Trump campaign is no shield. After all, Trump's favorite paper, The National Enquirer, got John Edwards right. Whether or not Millwee appears at the final debate, the timing of the story leaves no doubt that this is another attempt to rattle Hillary before game time.

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The decision to bring Bill Clinton's accusers to the previous debate was, according to insiders, Breitbart/Trump CEO Steve Bannon's call. Most observers say it was also his idea to bring Barack Obama's Kenyan-born half-brother (Obama's father moved back to Kenya after leaving Barack with his American mother in Kansas... although obviously they're doing this to please birthers). The Trump strategy for the final 20 days, then, is to depress Hillary Clinton's base into staying home, in the hopes that Trump's smaller but more loyal base of white working class men will prevail.