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1996 called and it wants its scandal back.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Bill Clinton is about to be back in the news.

Bill Clinton is facing explosive new charges of sexual assault from four women, according to highly placed Democratic Party sources and an official who served in both the Clinton and Obama administrations.

The current accusations against the 71-year-old former president — whose past is littered with charges of sexual misconduct — stem from the period after he left the White House in 2001, say the sources.

Attorneys representing the women, who are coordinating their efforts, have notified Clinton they are preparing to file four separate lawsuits against him.

As part of the ongoing negotiations, the attorneys for the women are asking for substantial payouts in return for their clients’ silence.
A member of Clinton’s legal team has confirmed the existence of the new allegations.

The new allegations refer to incidents that took place more than 10 years ago, in the early 2000s, when Clinton was hired by Ron Burkle, the playboy billionaire investor, to work at his Yucaipa companies.

Clinton helped Burkle generate business and flew around the world with a flock of beautiful young women on Burkle’s private jet, which was nicknamed ‘Air F**k One.’

The four women, who have not yet revealed their identities, were employed in low-level positions at the Burkle organization when they were in their late teens and claim they were sexually assaulted by the former president.

On the one hand, the writer here is Ed Klein who has a checkered history of accuracy in his career as a Clinton-watcher. On the other hand, this is a UK paper and the libel laws are very much pro-plaintiff so one has to assume there is much more than a nugget of truth in the Daily Mail’s reporting.

Is this surprising? Be serious. This is Bill Clinton we’re talking about. This is the Bill Clinton who racked up (if I can use that expression) frequent flier miles on the ‘Lolita Express’ private plane of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. This is Bill Clinton unchained from any obligation to masquerade as being married to the aging and embittered harridan, Hillary Clinton. But then there is Ed Klein.