Trump civil rights attorney used Hillary Clinton attacks to land job: report
A Trump civil rights lawyer cited her efforts to undermine Bill and Hillary Clinton as one of her top qualifications for working for the Trump administration.
Candice Jackson, the attorney who runs the Education Department’s civil rights division, detailed her “2016 Presidential Election Activities,” including bringing a group of women who accused President Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct to a presidential debate, on her resume to land a job at the White House, Politico reported.
Politico obtained her resume from a watchdog group that acquired it using a Freedom of Information Act request.
On it she outlined her “investigative reporting into Kathy Shelton’s abuse by Hillary Clinton; media interviews; attendance with Kathy Shelton and ‘Clinton accusers’ at 2nd Presidential Debate.”
She also highlighted “ads and videos” she created “attacking Hillary Clinton’s lifelong corruption and hypocritical claim to defend women and children.”
She described herself as a “lifelong constitutional conservative with traditional values” and also claimed to have a “unique perspective due to also being a gay Republican.”
Jackson came under fire for her controversial perspective after she told The New York Times that 90% of sexual assault accusations on college campuses “fall into the category of ‘we were both drunk.”
“We broke up, and six months later I found myself under a Title IX investigation because she just decided that our last sleeping together was not quite right,’” she said.
Jackson later apologized for her remarks.
“As a survivor of rape myself, I would never seek to diminish anyone’s experience,” she said. “What I said was flippant, and I am sorry. All sexual harassment and sexual assault must be taken seriously — which has always been my position and will always be the position of this Department.”
Jackson wrote Their Lives: The Women Targeted by the Clinton Machine, about the Clintons’ intimidation of “defenseless” women who accused Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct.
Jackson’s resume dates back to her undergraduate years at Stanford University, where she sponsored Dinesh D’Souza to debate Jesse Jackson on affirmative action.
Trump recently retweeted a D’Souza post blaming liberal protestors for violence at demonstrations.
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