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The women Trump invited to the debate do little to shed light on any bad behavior by Hillary Clinton

The women Trump invited to the debate do little to shed light on any bad behavior by Hillary Clinton

Paula Jones, from left, Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broaddrick, who have all accused former President Clinton of sexual misconduct, attended the second presidential debate in St. Louis as guests of Donald Trump. (Paul J. Richards / AFP / Getty Images)
Paula Jones, from left, Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broaddrick, who have all accused former President Clinton of sexual misconduct, attended the second presidential debate in St. Louis as guests of Donald Trump. (Paul J. Richards / AFP / Getty Images)

Donald Trump long threatened to put the sex scandals involving Bill Clinton at the center of the presidential race, and now, faced with having to answer for his own transgressions, he is delivering in a big way. 

But while Trump wins enthusiastic applause from his base for painting Hillary Clinton as an enabler of her husband’s misdeeds who callously ruined the lives of his victims, it is a tougher sell with the wider electorate.

The cases involving the women were all investigated or litigated years ago, and in most instances the evidence brought against the Clintons fell short — particularly when it came to charges that Hillary Clinton orchestrated cover-ups.

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