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Kathleen Willey claims the Clintons stole her manuscript

Who remembers Kathleen Willey?

She's the White House volunteer who accused Bill Clinton of groping her in the Oval Office. Her incident is the one Gloria Steinem invented the "free pass" rule for (it may be gross, dumb, and reckless, but if you make a pass at a woman and afterwards take no for an answer, you're A-OK in her book!).

Well, she's got a new book coming out in a few months about the Clintons, and someone broke into her home and stole the manuscript, leaving jewelry and other valuables behind. Willey swears the Clintons are behind it.

Kathleen Willey, the woman who says Bill Clinton groped her in the Oval Office, claims she was the target of an unusual house burglary over the weekend that nabbed a manuscript for her upcoming book, which promises explosive revelations that could damage Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Willey told WND little else was taken from her rural Virginia home as she slept alone upstairs - electronics and jewelry were left behind - and she believes the Clintons were behind it.

The break-in, she said, reminded her of the widely reported incident 10 years ago in which she claimed she was threatened near the same Richmond-area home by a stranger just two days before she was to testify against President Clinton in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case.

The theft of the manuscript early Saturday morning was suspicious, she told WND, coming only days after the first mainstream media mention of her upcoming book, which is expected to include accusations of campaign finance violations and new revelations about harassment and threats by the Clintons and their associates.

"Here we go again; it's the same thing that happened before," Willey told WND. "They want you to know they were there. And they got what they wanted. They pretty much managed to terrorize me again. It scared me to death. It's an awful feeling to know you're sound asleep upstairs and someone is downstairs."

Officers from the Powhatan Sheriff's Department arrived Saturday, and she reported missing her purse, along with cash, a checkbook and credit cards. The intruder apparently came in through a window and left quietly. She said she had heard her dogs bark during the night but didn't think the disturbance was unusual.

After the officers left, she discovered the manuscript was missing from the desk of her first-floor study. Apparently, she said, someone had tried to get into her laptop computer, which, she noted, could easily have been taken but was left behind. She usually leaves her laptop running but found it had been turned off. Also her car was keyed, the antenna broken and her DirecTV satellite system was "messed with."


Honestly, who knows what to believe here? I wouldn't put it past the Clintons to do something like this, but come on. It seems a little suspicious to me that she's in the news, whining about this manuscript being stolen, a few months before the book comes up. Drumming up publicity, perhaps?

But, like I said, who knows what the truth is? The book probably is damaging to the Clintons' reputation, a feat that isn't entirely difficult. However, it isn't exactly the first negative book to be published about the Clintons. What information could Kathleen Willey have that previous authors did not, information scandalous enough that the Clintons would feel the need to hire some goon to keep her quiet? It isn't that I wouldn't believe it of them, but this particular story seems a little unlikely to me.


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Comments (30)

Well, I was thinking as I w... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Well, I was thinking as I was reading this that it sounds exactly like Sandy Berger. Then when they said he came through the window, I figured Berger isn't quite fit enough to pull that off without making all sorts of noise - unless Ms. Willey is a very heavy sleeper.

Hopelessly moronic BarneyG:... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Hopelessly moronic BarneyG: "BarneyG2000:
Why would they steal the paper copy of the manuscript but leave the computer behind?"

Since it has been widely reported that Kathleen Willey, formerly a LIFELONG Democrat and Party Activist, was writing a book that was to include "new information" about the Clintons, I'm sure the new Clinton War Room folks want to make sure they know whats in it before it hits so as to disrupt the storyline.

BarneyG the idiot: "Besides, she is not
Clinton's type."

Is that why Clinton groped her?

Stand by folks, it's time for the left to tar and feather another lifelong democrat who happened to get on the wrong side of the Clintons.

We just need to wait until ... (Below threshold)
Master Shake:

We just need to wait until Hillary has had time to read the manuscript and see if Wiley turns up dead under "mysterious circumstances."

Surely this is a publicity ... (Below threshold)

Surely this is a publicity stunt. I actually believe Willy's accusations about the assault, but the concept of a "manuscript gone missing" isn't plausible in this day and age.

Coudn't you just save a book file to any storage devive? Wouldn't you do that if you had hours of work invested?

This is one of those storie... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

This is one of those stories where it is hard to sort out the credibility issues. Obviously given the history of the two, this is well within their capabilities. Whether or not it is in their best interest is not really conclusive, as the Clintons' have done things that objectively were not because they have a overly paranoid sense.

I wondered about stealing a... (Below threshold)

I wondered about stealing a manuscript (stealing the computer and all memory might work but smart writers (not me) do off-site storage, too.)

But I think that Drago has a good answer for that, if it wasn't to get rid of the book but just to find out what was in it, then the theft makes sense.

Hillary Clinton is an obvious culprit but I can see others wanting the info ahead of time, too.

I'm with you on this, Cassy... (Below threshold)

I'm with you on this, Cassy. I think Willey's trying to sell her book in a time where the market is flooded with Hillary Clinton tomes.

Likely one of their thugs, ... (Below threshold)
Old Coot:

Likely one of their thugs, but not Hillary!. No way she gets those cankles over a windowsill.

Hopefully, she won't be 'Fo... (Below threshold)
La Mano:

Hopefully, she won't be 'Fostered'.

I agree (gasp! :) ). Maybe ... (Below threshold)
jim:

I agree (gasp! :) ). Maybe someone did actually break in and take this manuscript - who knows?

But I think if someone were looking to intimidate her, there'd be much more clear and direct ways to go about it that still wouldn't be traceable...and if someone just wanted to get a copy of the manuscript, there'd be ways to do that, too, without her even knowing.

So yeah, I think it's more likely she's looking for publicity, and/or possibly even trying to have an excuse for being late with her manuscript to the publisher. Probably much more the former than the latter...

I love a good Clinton scand... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

I love a good Clinton scandal, even if it is a bit thin, like this one.

It's like ready a good mystery novel--all the bodies, documents, recollections missing/destroyed.

I'm sure the theft was not ... (Below threshold)
jpm100:

I'm sure the theft was not an attempt to thwart the book release. Rather, it was to learn the content.

I guess its easier to make light of the claim if you focus on the latter.

I'll bet everyone of you wi... (Below threshold)
JFO:

I'll bet everyone of you wingnuts believes the Jack Bauer character is real and that there are black helicopters out there full of Clintonites ready to swoop in.You folks are better than the funny papers. Kinda sad, but really funny too.

Surely this is a p... (Below threshold)
Eric:
Surely this is a publicity stunt. I actually believe Willy's accusations about the assault, but the concept of a "manuscript gone missing" isn't plausible in this day and age.

Coudn't you just save a book file to any storage devive? Wouldn't you do that if you had hours of work invested?

According to the story, what was stolen was paper COPY of the manuscript that she had printed off of her computer earlier.

Anything is possible here. In fact another possibility is that the break-in is true but has nothing to do with the Clintons. She supposedly is going to name names of the people who tried to intimidate her years ago. Those people may be getting a bit nervous and one of them broke in to her house to get a sneak peek at the book.

Remember when Bill Clinton ... (Below threshold)
George:

Remember when Bill Clinton had the Lenzner firm of private investigators digging for dirt on his political and legal opponents? The Clinton White House flatly, and angrily, denied any relationship with Lenzner's group. Later, it had to admit that Lenzner had indeed been working for Clinton's private lawyer for years.

The Clintons are certainly not above this sort of activity.

I had forgotten about Terry... (Below threshold)
Eric:

I had forgotten about Terry Lenzner. Here is an interesting article about him from the Washington Post.

Lenzner is the KING of the dirty tricksters. Whenever you hear Hilary talk about the Right Wing Smear Machine, just remember she and her husband regularly employ this guy.

JFO, given the loony conspi... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

JFO, given the loony conspiracy theories and ridiculous silly claims about the Bush administration that you've engaged in, you really don't have any place for talk.

SPQRI have a place... (Below threshold)
Linda:

SPQR

I have a place to talk - it's right here. See it ? Now go f*** yourself, as Shakespeare obviously said when he suffered fools like you.

Awww. JFO made a friend.</... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Awww. JFO made a friend.

Linda, are you actually JFO... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

Linda, are you actually JFO? I see you share JFO's foul mouth and juvenile behavior.

Who is Linda? Is JFO=Linda... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Who is Linda? Is JFO=Linda?

Multiple personality disorder along with his/her/its Bush delusions.

I think the more likely sce... (Below threshold)
D-Hoggs:

I think the more likely scenario is that one of the frothing mouthed liberal nutjobs such as jfo, freedomfries or barney stole it. Probably sodomized her dogs while they were there too. And jfo accusing someone else of black helicopter paranoia?! Holy crap thats rich!

Maybe Dick Cheney thought i... (Below threshold)
jim:

Maybe Dick Cheney thought it described him shooting a lawyer in the face, so he had the manuscript "disappeared".

Wouldn't be the first thing he did wrong that was blamed on Clinton.

Clinton tries to rape a wom... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Clinton tries to rape a women the liberal loonies come to Clinton's defense. The victim tries to make sense out of why her manuscript was stolen and not anything else the liberals say she is doing this for publicity. The liberals here are the ones that think a rape victim was "asking for it." JFO, BG, maybe someone you know and love will fall victim to a sexual predator and then let's see how smug you are then. ww

As much as I dislike them, ... (Below threshold)

As much as I dislike them, I'm pretty dang sure the Clintons are too smart to try pulling something like this. Either it's a publicity stunt, or it was conducted by a rabid Clinton fan, or it was just a remarkably stupid criminal.

"But I think if someone wer... (Below threshold)
John S:

"But I think if someone were looking to intimidate her, there'd be much more clear and direct ways to go about..."

Like killing her cat and leaving the dismembered body on the doorstep? Oh, right. Hillary already did that.

I was just scanning through... (Below threshold)
George:

I was just scanning through my computer files on Clinton scandals and found several of them to be corrupted beyond recognition. Seriously! How weird is that?

Begin discussing the conspiracy theories now.

Looks like our former dicta... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

Looks like our former dictator is trying to prevent us from knowing the truth whats they got to hide?

That's an interesting story... (Below threshold)
jim:

That's an interesting story you're writing, Wildwillie.

You said it yourself, THE C... (Below threshold)
Ban:

You said it yourself, THE CLINTONS ARE CAPABLE OF ANYTHING and by the way...don't go thinking that getting a book published on this couple's dirt-mongering is easy. Two of my friends who are very decent journalists and who have had THE best of stories to tell about the terrible two cannot get their books published to save their lives! Publishers have been warned by who-knows-who, to curb their will to bash Billary in print. Unless you're some Kitty Kelly type and then they maaaaay consider. But even then the books have been tepid as can be and report nothing new. These 2 creeps have a talent for getting getting the wagons to circle around the "enemy". And BY THE WAY...Norman Hsu is FAR from Mrs. Clinton's last HILLRAISER who gets his poor friends and family to make donations that he reimburses. Various other Hillraisers have also taken to committing such sordid acts in order to get their favorite Gal, Hill as well as other Democratic candidates into office.




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