Who paid for Bill Clinton's accusers to travel to the debate?


ST. LOUIS — One of the women who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault, Juanita Broaddrick, told reporters at the debate on Sunday that the website Breitbart paid for her trip to St. Louis.

But that might not be the case, according Donald Trump's campaign.

Broaddrick, along with two other women who have accused Clinton of assault and one whose rapist Hillary Clinton once represented as a public defender, all appeared in St. Louis in a surprise press availability alongside Donald Trump before the debate. The four also had prime seats in the debate hall.

Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in an email that the campaign paid for the women's travels.

"They were our invited guests," Hicks said.

A spokeswoman for Breitbart also denied that the site paid for the women's travels to the debate.

But the connection between Breitbart and the Trump campaign runs deep, which in addition to Broaddrick's claims Breitbart had funded her trip, added ot the confusion. Breitbart has been one of Trump's biggest cheerleaders for months now, and on Sunday morning, the site published an exclusive interview with video of three of the four women.

Trump campaign CEO Stephen Bannon is on a break from his job as Breitbart's chairman to help run the campaign, a move that further solidified the bond between the campaign and the website. Bannon is seen in video of the press availability with the four women and Trump, standing against the wall toward the back.

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