The woman whose startling account of a brutal 1978 rape by President
persuaded Congress to impeach him in December 1998 is willing to cooperate with
prosecutors currently weighing his indictment on perjury and obstruction of justice
charges, NewsMax.com has learned.
Arkansas nursing home operator Juanita Broaddrick told NewsMax.com late
that investigators from the office of independent counsel Robert Ray have yet to call her.
But when asked whether she'll testify against Clinton if Ray's investigators
it, she had a one-word answer.
"Sure," Broaddrick said without a moment's hesitation.
Ray's predecessor, Kenneth Starr, admitted last year that FBI agents
to Arkansas in 1998 to interview Broaddrick were convinced she was telling the truth.
So was lead congressional impeachment prober David Schippers, who revealed
NewsMax.com exclusively last year that he would have put Broaddrick on the stand to
testify against Clinton but for the promise he made to her.
"The only way I got her to open up completely [about the details of
attack] was to give her my word that I would not use her as a witness," Schippers said.
Since then Broaddrick has changed her mind about testifying and even
penned an open
letter to Mrs. Clinton last fall challenging her to say whether she believes
Broaddrick's rape allegation.
But despite her shocking account of a violent and sadistic rape at Clinton's
and the key role it played in the impeachment drama - it appears Ray has decided not
to include Broaddrick in any Clinton prosecution.
Last week Ray's deputy, associate independent counsel Keith Ausbrook,
NewsMax.com he couldn't comment on potential witnesses.
But in early December, multiple reports indicated that both Monica Lewinsky
Linda Tripp had already been reinterviewed by Ray's prosecutors.
And in October, former Clinton paramour Gennifer Flowers told NewsMax.com
office had requested her original recordings of 1991 conversations she had with then-governor Clinton.
During one recorded exchange, Clinton urges Flowers to commit perjury
Arkansas' state labor grievance review board.
On Sunday, a former lawyer with Starr's office told the Houston Chronicle
prosecutors considered including Flowers' tapes in the impeachment evidence against
Clinton but declined because it would have beeen "too explosive."
Besides Broaddrick, Ray has also apparently taken a pass on another
witness, Dolly Kyle Browning, who gave investigators compelling evidence of an
additional episode of Clinton's perjury.
Browning's account was deemed so significant by Schippers that he had
her flown from
Texas to Washington to testify at the House impeachment hearings. (Despite
Schippers' seal of approval, House leaders twice nixed Browning's testimony.)
At an October gathering sponsored by the Washington, D.C.-based public
interest law firm
Judicial Watch, Browning told NewsMax.com that Ray's investigators had not contacted her.
Kathleen Willey, another key Clinton witness whose account of an Oval
assault rocked the White House in March 1998, could not be reached for comment.