BREAKING: Roy Moore Accuser Worked For Hillary

When the sexual abuse allegations against Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore broke yesterday, several establishment conservative commentators rushed to declare that the Washington Post’s report breaking them was credible. It remains to be seen whether they’re correct, but we now know of one highly relevant detail WaPo conveniently left out.

Local news site AL.com reports that Deborah Wesson Gibson, one of the four women accusing Moore of pursuing romantic and/or sexual relationships with them as teenagers half his age, now owns a sign language interpreting company … and she happened to personally perform sign language for deaf attendees of several Democrats’ campaign events, including presidential Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Patrick Murphy, and Senator Bill Nelson.

Gibson’s company has offices in Florida and Alabama, providing sign language interpretation to businesses, politicians, governments and more.

Gibson did not respond to texts or email messages seeking a comment. The voice mail box for her phone is full. She told AL.com yesterday she stood by her comments in the Washington Post interview […]

Clinton’s campaign expenditures do not list payments to Gibson or Signs of Excellence, however, and neither she nor her company responded to questions if Gibson donated her services.

She is not listed as a donor to Jones, though she has shared one of his campaign fliers on Facebook.

Gibson told the Washington Post she was 17 in 1981 when Moore, then a 34-year-old assistant district attorney in Etowah County, spoke to her high school civics class and asked her on a date shortly after. Two other women said Moore pursued them when they were in their teens while another, Leigh Corfman, said she had a sexual encounter with Moore when she was 14 and he was 32.

Clinton’s campaign expenditures do not list payments to Gibson or Signs of Excellence, however, and neither she nor her company responded to questions if Gibson donated her services.

She is not listed as a donor to Jones, though she has shared one of his campaign fliers on Facebook.

Gibson told the Washington Post she was 17 in 1981 when Moore, then a 34-year-old assistant district attorney in Etowah County, spoke to her high school civics class and asked her on a date shortly after […] Gibson told The Post she and Moore dated for two or three months but only shared kisses.

What should we make of all this? It of course doesn’t mean she’s lying about anything (though the hard truth is that Democrats and liberals are categorically more likely to be dishonest, if she turns out to be either), and it’s possible that her company offers its services to both parties. But if that’s the case, it’s awfully suspicious that the company only shares pictures of her with the Democrat clients. This revelation both provides a possible motive for smearing Moore, and raises serious questions about what else the Washington Post neglected to tell its readers about the other accusers.

In related news, since yesterday’s bombshell, two more points are worth highllighting — one that helps Moore, and another that possibly hurts him. First, Moore’s wife Kayla confirmed to Conservative Review’s Steve Deace that they plan to pursue a defamation case against the Washington Post. It doesn’t mean he’s innocent, but working to get the claims under oath seems to me the most we could reasonably expect of an innocent man under the circumstances.

On the other hand, earlier today Sean Hannity interviewed Moore on his radio show, and while Moore unequivocally denied the allegation of sexual harassment, he was more noncommittal about the Gibson’s particular charges:

I don’t remember going out on dates. I knew her as a friend. If we did go out on dates, then we did. But I don’t remember that.

I get that the eighties were a long time ago, but unless Moore has memory issues (which could be problematic for a US Senator in an entirely different way), I don’t think recalling whether you asked out a minor half your age is too much to expect.

In any event, the truth still remains unclear, so stay tuned to TFPP for the latest developments on this unfolding story.

Hat tip: The Daily Caller