In the recordings, intended for an Esquire profile that was never published, Ms Clinton casually explained how she got her client to walk free.
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“It was a fascinating case, it was a very interesting case,” Clinton said in one of the interviews, which the Washington Free Beacon dated between 1983-1987. “This guy was accused of raping a 12-year-old. Course he claimed that he didn’t, and all this stuff.”
She added, laughing: “I had him take a polygraph, which he passed — which forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs.”
Ms Clinton could also be heard laughing as she discussed the crime lab’s accidental destruction of DNA evidence that linked Taylor to the crime.
“The crime lab took the pair of underpants, neatly cut out the part that they were gonna test, tested it, came back with the result of what kind of blood it was what was mixed in with it — then sent the pants back with the hole in it to evidence. Of course the crime lab had thrown away the piece they had cut out.”
Ms Clinton said she got permission from the court to take the underwear to a top forensics expert in New York to see if he could confirm that the evidence had been invalidated.
“The story through the grape vine was that if you could get [this investigator] interested in the case then you had the foremost expert in the world willing to testify, so maybe it came out the way you wanted it to come out,” she said.
The investigator said there was not enough blood left on the underwear to test, which ultimately caused the Arkansas judge to offer Taylor a plea deal.
Taylor, who died in 1992, pleaded to unlawful fondling of a child and was sentenced to one year in prison, with two months reduced for time served.