What Hillary’s Vice Presidential Nominee Said About Bill Is Causing Big Problems

Hillary Clinton has a Bill Clinton problem.

But she never expected it would come from her running mate.

What Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine said years ago about Bill Clinton is coming back to haunt the campaign.

When Tim Kaine was Lieutenant Governor of Virginia back in 2002, he was asked to comment on a sex scandal that engulfed the Virginia House of Delegates.

This was just three years after Bill Clinton was impeached for lying under oath about his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

The Daily Beast reports on what was written in the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

…So did Tim Kaine, who was the state’s Lieutenant Governor at the time. And according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, he said he also believed Bill Clinton should have resigned from the presidency over his own sex scandals.

 

Here’s what the paper wrote, in a story published June 8, 2002:

 

“If the allegations are true, he should definitely resign,” Kaine said, adding he held the same view about President Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal.

 

“That is an intolerable way to treat women and it’s not something that the state should be dragged through.”

 

The Times-Dispatch story is behind a paywall in its archive.

A report in The Washington Post, also published on June 8, 2002, characterized his views the same way:

 

Lt. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D), who may face [state Attorney General Jerry] Kilgore in the 2005 governor’s race, likened the matter to the sexual scandal of President Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky, saying, “If the allegations are true, he ought to resign.”

 

“Somebody in public life shouldn’t behave that way toward women,” Kaine said. “It’s tawdry. It’s not the leadership that Virginia should have.”

Bill’s troubles with women have dogged Hillary’s campaign.

Her team scrubbed her website of a line about how victims of sexual assault should be believed after Juanita Broaddrick once again accused Bill Clinton of raping her back in the 1970s.

There is no question Bill’s past will cause Hillary some trouble.

But just how much remains to be seen.

Kaine was called out on his comments, and the New York Post reports on his response:

Kaine confirmed his 2002 statements on Wednesday to news station KWWL. “It was not inaccurate. That’s true,” he said.

“20 years ago I was disappointed like a lot of folks were, but I tell ya there is no reason to re-litigate problems of 20 years ago when Americans want to talk about what do we do today and tomorrow, and so as I’m campaigning all across the country people are saying, what do we do to get an economy growing again with prosperity that’s shared, how do we make sure we are strong in the nation, how do we make sure we build up a community of respect? So past controversies aren’t really important to the voters. They want to know what we are going to do tomorrow,” he said.

Disunity has been a running narrative on the Republican side.

But here you have the Democrat nominee for Vice President standing by his comments that the former President — who is also the husband of his running mate — should have resigned from office in disgrace.

Will the media play up this story?

Or will they let it fade from memory?

  • Crystal

    And Tim Kaine said, “If the allegations are true, he ought to resign.”… And I say, his wife shouldn’t have even considered running for President!

    • BOC

      Why not. She’s got a better background then the Trump University con-man who bilked opportunistic consumers out of $40 (M). The NY-AG and the Judge presiding over this case said there definitely will be a jury trial for this criminal offense.

      • disqus_88kBbrGlEl

        Exactly what is her background? Or more importantly what are her accomplishments?
        She signs the back of a government paycheck not the front.

        • BOC

          This reads like you’re looking for something to ‘hang-your-hat-on’. Google her background and stop relying on Breitbart, The Blaze and Conservative Revival, to do your thinking for you. Limbaugh said that Trump has ‘CAVED’.

          • magno et malo lupo

            YOU WISH!!!

          • BOC

            I never wish for anything!

        • magno et malo lupo

          How many times have you seen “man on the street” interviews conducted asking Shitlery supporters to name ONE of her accomplishments only to be met with crickets?

        • BOC

          Have you ever heard of resume? Google HRC’s.

          • Crystal

            Sorry, but resumes don’t tell the whole story, and I wouldn’t Google anything about Hillary, especially since Google is a Liberal Leftist company, and very biased!

          • BOC

            Come on Crystal, you’re a bit over the top, here.

          • Crystal

            Not really, I wish you knew what was really going on. You need to do a whole lot better at vetting Hillary… That’s how Obama got in, people were so enamored of him, they didn’t really vet him and they believed everything the Liberal Media said about him.

      • Crystal

        Because you made that statement, I know you don’t know all of her devious background! I’d believe a Conservative, Breitbart or anyone who has a good Christian background before I’d believe anyone from the Liberal Left! We’ve listened to enough lies from the Liberal Lamestream Media, Obama, and Hillary to last a lifetime! And if you can’t see the real Hillary, you’re part of the problem, not the solution!

        • BOC

          Then I know you believe me.

      • magno et malo lupo

        Really? How many people has Shitlery or the Dumb-o-critic party bilked with the Clinton foundation and all the scandals like “if you like your doctor” of the past eight years? Look at Detroit Shitcago Baltimore Furguson St. Louis etal.

        One dimensional regressive hypocritical politically correct lieberal clowns are always pointing fingers to DEFLECT from yourselves never making sure your hands are clean or considering the fact when you point a finger there are three more pointing back at you!!!!

        • BOC

          The typical ‘Ulta’ ulcer.

      • Bob Taylor

        I find it interesting a judge will order a trial (usually done by a grand jury and the DA) about money but will not do the same for a criminal sell-out of this country. I refer to two areas…first the destruction of documents that were classified (without the authority to do so) and second selling the United States natural resources to Russia. She knew where they would end up and who or what gave her the authority to sell resources within the borders (Arizona and New Mexico) of The United States? Those resources are used in weapons of mass destruction.

        • BOC

          There is no ‘smoking gun or ‘mushroom cloud’.

          • Bob Taylor

            You want a smoking gun try this one.

            OK! For those who will take an active stand against Mrs. H. Clinton, first read this post to decide if you agree. If you do not agree then do nothing, but if you agree then copy this and demand your Representatives do something about it.

            This law, 18 US Code 2071 (b), is the law Mrs. H. Clinton violated while holding office as the United States Secretary of State. Here is the reading of the appropriate code section:

            (b)

            “Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in this subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United States.”

            The whole paragraph has compound sentences: “The structure of a compound sentence sends certain messages to readers, no matter how you fill in the blanks. First, it tells readers that the sentence contains two relatively important ideas, each one deserving its own independent clause. Second, it tells readers that these two ideas are approximately equal in importance, since they are balanced as a pair. And third, it alerts readers to the relationship between the two ideas, depending on the connector. For example, “and” suggests that the two ideas are being added together, “but” indicates that they are being contrasted, and “or” tells us that they are alternatives. A semicolon suggests balance between two similar or sharply contrasting statements.”

            By following the rules of punctuation we can easily and accurately settle on the things she willfully did.

            First Mrs. Clinton did have custody of records, documents or other things (electronic documents). Next she did willfully and unlawfully conceal or destroy the same.

            So let’s break this down to her (Mrs. Clinton’s) actual actions pertaining to files that were considered work related. Mrs. Clinton did willfully and unlawfully initiate work related documents to be placed on her private computer. Mrs. Clinton did willfully and unlawfully allow work related documents to be removed or destroyed from her private computer. We could proceed further, however those two actions alone fulfill the requirements to be prosecuted under the law as shown in this document. Even if Mrs. Clinton is not fined under this title (18 US Code 2071 (b) or imprisoned, she is still disqualified (if found guilty) to hold any office under the United States as per the cited US Code. However, Mrs. Clinton has admitted and the FBI has stated she did in fact do these actions. You should take notice that “intent” is not mentioned in this section of the Code. So, where did Comey find the word intent and then state Clinton did not intend to do a crime. (But sir I did not intend to do anything wrong when I took the bank’s money. I just thought it would make my life easier to manage.)

            Any person with the knowledge of and the authority to take legal action to implement this US Code against Mrs. H. Clinton and does not do so is guilty of dereliction of duty. If the legal action allowed and demanded by this US Code is not taken in a timely manner then action could be implied as “election tampering” which would give the President reason to intervene on behalf of Mrs. Clinton. A pardon usually cannot take place unless the person is first convicted of a federal crime but the President may have other options or make them up knowing Congress will do nothing.

          • BOC

            Pretty soon you’ll be telling us you’re a lawyer. Think SOP that we’re sure they will be changing. This flexibility was prevalent during the W. Bush administration. Remember, these arrogant miscreants didn’t like rules or regulations.

        • BOC

          Bob what type of Joe McCarthy-ism have you been reading?

      • pedro

        Poor BOC. Because of the Obameconomy he can’t find gainful employment and spends all day on this site putting his ignorance on display for everyone to see. Hey BOC, I hear Mama calling you to dinner. Time to leave the basement for a while.

        • BOC

          I got news for you ‘Peppy,’ I’m a legitimate corporation registered with the state. You couldn’t qualify to work for me. So much for you basement rant.

          • pedro

            Wow…that’s even more remarkable. A “corporation” who spends all day trolling conservative web sites. Must be very demanding “work.”
            Must be registered with the state of confusion.

          • BOC

            I’m the boss ‘Joe-Bob’. Gets some credentials, then you can do it.

  • mikel

    hes as big a dip shit as Hillary. hes contradicts what he said before because hes on the Clinton machine now. what a joke these two are.

    • BOC

      It’s amazing how the innocent gets dragged down with the corrupted.

      • disqus_88kBbrGlEl

        Innocent? Hillary? You’ve got to be joking. She played a HUGE role in trashing those women that Billy Bob was assaulting. Or do you expect us to believe she was just an innocent little woman at Home baking cookies.

        • BOC

          Until you change your rants to facts; I guess I do expect proper decorum from you, if credibility is important to you.

          • Joseph Carrilho

            POS troll.

          • BOC

            Unstable!

        • BOC

          She’s innocent until proven guilty. The FBI says shes innocent, the DOJ or congress can’t find any culpability, either.

          • vanny31

            She is only “innocent” because Comey didn’t want to indict her and then wake up dead…like so many before him that crossed the Clinton’s path. I hope once Trump wins she will get the justice she has coming!

          • BOC

            Totally irrational!

          • magno et malo lupo

            Living in La La Land are you???

          • BOC

            No Utopia is what you’re looking for and you think Trump can deliver. Wrong! He would be serving up, quite the opposite. La La Land is exactly what Trump is ‘pied-pippering’.

          • magno et malo lupo

            No I am no longer looking for utopia as I have my own far away from the crowded city. And if you think Shitlery will be any different than B☭ra☭k Hussein Øb☭min☭tion you have been drinking far too much Kool-Aid and need to be committed to the funny farm for Shitlery is B☭ra☭k Hussein Øb☭min☭tion 3.0

          • You have obviously not been watching the same Congressional hearings as the rest of the nation.

          • BOC

            The rest of the nation? Come on doc, you’re the one on a island.

          • magno et malo lupo

            How is she going to be proven guilty when there are no charges brought by a CORRUPT Dept of Injustice controlled by the POS in the peoples house?

            Øb☭ma bin Lying is complicit ‘The Fix Is In’: Judge Jeanine Says Obama Is Complicit in Hillary Email Scandal http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/06/12/judge-jeanine-pirro-hillary-clinton-email-scandal-and-president-obama and should any indictment be issued everyone would know that since Øb☭ma bin Lying has total control he KNEW of this malfeasance of office and isa as guilty ans everyone else thus destroying his legacy (such as it is)

          • BOC

            Faux Pas, and you had the nerve to cite this as a credible source. LOL!

          • magno et malo lupo

            Certainly more credible than the DUMBOCRITE channels BSDNC and CNN Corrupted Necrotic Nitwits

          • BOC

            No! But everyone knows where to find the perverts in media, right.

          • magno et malo lupo

            Goes without saying does it not?

          • Crystal

            Oh boy has she got you buffaloed! It amazes me how you can bash Hillary supporters in the face with the truth, yet they’ll still refuse to see it! Liberal Lunacy at it’s worst!

          • pedro

            BS…the “FBI” simply simply recommended no indictment (undoubtedly on orders from Obozo.) No indictment does not mean innocent. Comey in fact laid out plenty of reasons for indictment…or at least plenty of reasons why the Hildebeast should never get near the White House again.

          • BOC

            Yeah!
            Keep telling yourself that until you believe it. What an embarrassment, or is this a sign of mental breakdown?

          • pedro

            Mental breakdown…yours?
            And yes…Clintons should never be allowed near the White House again.

        • BOC

          I don’t recall anyone being brought up on assault charges then or now, with the exception of the 51st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert of Illinois. I believe he’s now awaiting his jail sentence.

      • magno et malo lupo

        Only when they CHOOSE to associate with it!!!

        • BOC

          Not in this case.

          • magno et malo lupo

            You can deny all you wish it still doesn’t alter reality

    • He didn’t contradict what he said before, but stood up for it. I look forward to the day when he and Hitlery lose their bid for the presidency, but that is no reason to tell lies about what he said now. Keep it up, and you will sound like you should be her partner in crime rather than Kaine.

      • magno et malo lupo

        It’s called KARMA!!!

  • David Stewart

    Just proof that Kaine was once an honest man and held sincere beliefs about certain misbehavior! I wonder what he is now, to accept the number two position with the philanderer’s disbarred wife!

    • the bird man

      tell me who you walk with( lier hillery) and ill tell you what, you are

      • magno et malo lupo

        Birds of a feather (no pun intended) so to speak

    • Kaine is probably a man expecting to become President when Clinton is convicted for her crimes, and assuming that she wins the Presidency. If she doesn’t then he had nothing to lose by trying.

  • czech2

    I am a Trump supporter ,out of necessity and rational hope. Sexual matters are private business and if Americans would have 3x the sex they have now the 90% of psychiatrists would be working at Mac Donalds . If Hillary should resign it should be for any of the other two dozens of other good reasons.

    • BOC

      You’re reading irrational to me.

  • BOC

    Hillary Clinton is running for office of the POTUS, not William Jefferson Clinton who completed his terms in office, unlike Richard ‘Tricky-Dick’ Nixon.

  • Dick

    If he did have those feelings about Bill Clinton years ago, how could he possibly run with Hillary the enabler, the woman harasser as her running mate?

  • BOC

    Instead of reporting the policy positions of candidates, and assessing their merits, the political press tends to abdicate its responsibilities in favor of reporting “politics.”

    Put another way, instead of telling Americans the truth of the matter, anchored in observable reality and concrete fact, the political press tends to chase after “appearances,” “atmospherics,” and “optics.”

    The outcome of this is the politicization of everything. James Fallows -The Atlantic

    • “Put another way, instead of telling Americans the truth of the matter, anchored in observable reality and concrete fact, the political press tends to chase after “appearances,” “atmospherics,” and “optics.” And, you are glad they do so that you don’t have to admit how wrong you are.

      • BOC

        Wrong about what, Doc. I’m too careful to make the mistakes claim to see.

  • BOC

    Only 1 percent of black voters support Trump. That’s Amorosa and the black guy in the audience with dark shades we keep seeing at his rallies. Hillary Clinton has a significant lead with non-white voters, 69-17 percent; millennials, 46-34 percent; and white voters with a college degree, 47-40 percent.

    The only demographic where Trump still holds an edge is with white working class voters who don’t have a college degree. But HRC and V.P. Joe are bringing them back to reality, from the ‘pied-piper’ dream they’ve been under for months.

    • Joseph Carrilho

      You lie just like your evil mistress – “Only 1 percent of black voters support Trump.”
      Give it up – people here aren’t as STUPID as you.

      • BOC

        Never give up when telling the truth, Joe. Thus, you’re frustration.

    • concern4us

      BOC, seems that you may have a little book since, but when it comes to common since you are missing the boat! I think you need to look at the truth and quick listening to the “Drive By Media” you might learn something. Facts don’t change only liars change the facts!

      • concern4us

        sorry that is quit

      • BOC

        Okay, so you are a liar. This means you have no credibility.

  • Evy

    Hillary has a big problem with Bill. Bill has a big problem with Hillary. America has a big problem with these self-serving corrupt Clinton’s. How do you fight evil politicians when there are so many people accepting them? Where’s an asteroid when you need one?

  • drbhelthi

    After reading several articles, the question came to mind, if a third person should be added to the original question, which would be the first to have a fatal heart attack, Huma or Kaine. The third person would be William Clinton, former U.S. president and legal husband of Hitlary, who, since his college years has historically had a problem keeping his fly zipped. Who, more recently may be having a problem finding and grasping the lever of the zipper.
    However.
    After considering his continuous, reliable service to the GHWBush/CIA (WWII NAZI) machine, especially his efficient management of the Mena airport leg of the Bush/CIA cocaine smuggling during his tenure as Arkansas governor, I tend to think, no. The between 50 strange deaths of affiliates of the Clinton duo and the perhaps 40 deaths of affiliates of affiliates also required consideration. Plus, Mr. Clinton´s continued ability to present lies in a more convincing manner than Hitlary continues to be useful to the WWII NAZI machine. Hitlary´s usually bland presentations reflect someone whose memory has been short-circuited by a mini-stroke. William´s presentations have been done with gusto that reflects actor schooling. Thus, I do not think that William will be “sacrificed,” prior to the “October Surprise of 2016” by string-pullers of the alias, BHObama, anyway.

  • Libertarian Soldier

    Bill clinton wasn’t impeached for his affair with the intern. bill clinton was impeached for perjury, lying under oath. More articles should have been drawn for acts of war to distract from the scandal.

    While the failed impeachment was the first shot fired inward, of the surrender first, cowards of the republicans (after Kasich ganging up with the democrats, against George HW Bush and Pat Buchanan’s crap on Reagan’s 11th Commandment against incumbent, Bush 41), the clintons did settle with fines, surrender of clinton’s law license, for 5 years and some disgrace but he was not removed, as he should have been.

    The damage done the reputation of the women victimized by harassment, assault and rape, by h. clinton precludes any claim of being a champion of women and a statement that victimized women should be believed. Shame on any woman that votes for hr clinton.

  • Bob Taylor

    OK then let’s take a reason that was and is a disqualification to hold office. Take a close look at the use of the word “or” as used in the code.

    She might not be eligible to be elected president when everybody gets finished. Look at this, 18 US Code 107:

    “Concealment, Removal, or Mutilation Generally: Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both. …and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.” …and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office…”

    First H. Clinton did cause to be placed on her private computer files that were considered work related. This amounts to removal and is unlawful under the regulations of the office. Next she caused to have thousands of files removed (destroyed) from the computer by her staff and her attorney. Were these people cleared to see the work related files in the computer. It is a fact some were classified…By virtue of her job she either knew or should have known this was illegal. Ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking that law. (Note: how many people are in jail because of that ignorance law?) If you want to test the theory go out and commit a crime and see if the ” did not intend to do the crime” defense keeps you out of jail.

    Now to look at the law a bit closer, in the first part of this quoted law we find each section is separated by the word “or” this means each part is a different violation. Mr. Comey put them all together as one and recommended nothing be done because of intent. BUT, look at the law and intent is not mentioned in the first violation. (Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates,. or… in any public office…shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.” …and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office…”

    Additionally, here are some things Judicial Watch is doing…

    What is notable is that the State Department finally admits that Clinton’s practice of supposedly emailing other State officials using her non-state.gov account was not an “appropriate method of preserving federal records or making them available for searches under FOIA.”

    Second, it is both significant and disturbing that Hillary Clinton now asserts a private “claim of right” over her non-state.gov email account, including any of the 55,000 pages of federal records she returned to the State Department. She further claims that these and other emails, including emails that may have contained classified information, have “never been the property of or in the possession or control of the State Department.”

    Also important is the difference between the State Department’s and Mrs. Clinton’s most fundamental claims as to why neither agency staff nor Mrs. Clinton should testify.

    The State Department claims that no one at the agency really knew anything about Mrs. Clinton’s non-state.gov email system, so there is nothing left to say.

    Mrs. Clinton, on the other hand, claims that everyone at the agency knew all about her non-state.gov system, so, once again, there is nothing left to say.