By November 9, 2016 we will finally know who the 45th President of the United States will be. And this election race has been a landmark one, opening up the possibility of the very first female president. Hillary Clinton is no stranger to the world of politics, of course. Between 1993 and 2001, she served as the First Lady to Bill Clinton’s presidency, then later as Senator to New York and then Secretary of State. But, like us all, Clinton has more than a few skeletons in her closet. And, sadly for her, we live in a digital age where you can never quite escape the photo evidence of your past…
20. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump = BFFs
Take this slightly surprising throwback snap, for example. Since Hillary announced her plans to run for president, she’s expended a lot of effort attempting to ruin Trump’s name – specifically, by calling him a “bigot” and digging up his past. In truth, though, she knew him way before the campaign ever began. In fact, here she is looking at him with no malice whatsoever. And, perhaps, even with admiration in her eyes…
19. An unforgettable affair
When you hear the name Clinton, it’s often followed by the echoes of Lewinsky. And the truth of the matter is that Bill and Hillary will probably never put this scandal fully behind them. Everyone knows the story by now: back in November 1995, Bill royally messed things up when the then-president began a sexual affair with a young White House intern named Monica Lewinsky. This now cringeworthy pic shows them pictured together towards the end of their fling.
18. The secret in Monica’s eyes
Needless to say, the affair was kept under wraps by the president and the 22 year-old. Telling looks like this one, however, said it all. For about 18 months, the two of them were having illicit romantic rendezvous. What’s more, they were abusing the White House facilities to do so, occasionally even using the Oval Office to carry out their clandestine acts.
17. Public embrace
The pictures of Monica and Bill, in fact, are never-ending. During their affair, the two were spotted together on many seemingly innocent occasions, such as this one. And when the news first broke, both Bill and Hillary refuted everything, but it wasn’t long before it all came out.
16. A frail old woman?
While she may appear strong and powerful on the election trail, there could be another side to Clinton. This candid picture snapped in February 2016, for example, shows how the presidential candidate is when she isn’t posing for the media. And the image soon went viral, with some claiming that it was proof of her health problems. In fact, it led many to ask the question: is she really fit to be president?
15. Bill smooches with Liz Hurley
Back in 2014 the media widely reported that Bill had also enjoyed a year-long affair with actress Liz Hurley while he was in the White House. But the rumor was started by actor and producer, Tom Sizemore, who later admitted that he he’d fabricated the whole thing – the big old liar. Phew!
14. Hillary gets an eyeful
While it may be tricky to tear your eyes away from Christina Aguilera’s cleavage, you’d think that Clinton would at least have tried. This intimate moment was snapped back in 2012 when she met the pop singer at the McGovern Awards at the U.S. Department of State. Eek.
13. Ladies’ man Bill, at it again
It would seem that Bill could never quite keep his hands off the opposite sex. Here he is once again with his hands wrapped around some lovely ladies, and looking every inch the womanizer.
12. The Bush bear hug at a funeral
Here’s a photo that will disgust many modern-day Clinton fan, especially since friendship between George W. Bush and Hillary Clinton has been played down in recent years. But this revealing shot proves that the Republican and Democrat are secretly pretty cordial behind closed doors.
11. Hillary, the party girl
While she may present herself as a stable, solid presidential candidate, there are a few photos out there that say otherwise. Back in 2012, for example, Clinton was seen dancing and drinking in a club in Cartagena, Colombia. We’re pretty certain, though, that her shot-slamming skills are not the ones she wants to promote these days.
10. A romantic moment
After the scandal of his affair and the media onslaught that came thereafter, you’d think that Bill and Hillary’s marriage would be on the rocks. Well, not quite… But here they are quite literally on the rocks, dancing away after having had a quick dip in the water. This picture was taken while the two lovebirds were on vacation in the Virgin Islands in 1998 and, while it’s actually quite sweet, it’s a definite invasion of privacy.
9. Pretty in pink
Let’s face it: back in the 1990s, we all had rather questionable taste when it came to fashion sense. But regardless, we’re sure that this is one outfit that the presidential candidate wants to forget forever. Head to toe in a plush pink suit, this is certainly not one of Clinton’s finest fashion moments by any means.
8. Not quite wedded bliss
In 1992 Hillary was supporting Bill on his campaign trail around the U.S. And it looks like married life was taking its ultimate toll on the couple. Because while the two of them are having some down-time at a cafe in Bedford, neither one of them looks particularly thrilled to be in the other’s company.
7. Presenting Hillary’s inner nerd
She may look slick and suave in her modern-day power suits now, but Hillary was not always as preened as the woman who stands before the lectern. Here she is back in 1969 at Wellesley College in her early twenties, when her style was definitely more geek than chic. Now, where’s that nerdy girl gone, eh?
6. Bill gets “hands-on” once again
Just in case we needed another reminder of Bill’s character, there’s this rather damning picture of him with a couple of pretty ladies. It seems that there are loads of pictures just like this one. And is it just us, or do the women in this particular photo look kind of uncomfortable?
5. That time she spoofed Forrest Gump
Back in 1995, nothing was more fascinating to the world than this bizarre spoof made by none other than Hillary Clinton. In the video, she takes on the persona of a female Forrest Gump (Hillary Gump, to me and you) and proclaims that the White House is “pretty on the outside and full of nuts inside.” That’s a description that was no doubt left on the drawing board when it came to thinking up a 2016 campaign slogan.
4. An unwanted fan
When Hillary took her campaign to Kissimmee, Florida, there was a rather interesting face in the audience of her rally. Seddique Mateen – the father of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen, who murdered 49 people in June 2016 – was seen grinning in the crowd. And what’s more, pro-Taliban Mateen later claimed that he had actually been invited to the event.
3. Unfit to run for president?
In the past, Trump has maintained that his opponent is not fit enough to be President of the U.S. And while Clinton denies this, there are many concerns about her health. In September 2016, for example, she collapsed at a 9/11 ceremony; it was later revealed, however, that she had contracted pneumonia.
2. Hillary’s flirtatious side
Although the media usually focuses on Bill’s infidelities, it looks like Hillary can be something of a flirt herself. Here she is sharing an affectionate moment with now-Vice President Joe Biden. And it’s clear to see that there is some real chemistry going on here. Whatever would Bill say?
1. The crazed look in her eyes
Finally, we’ll leave you with this strikingly awkward picture from 2014. Here’s Hillary attending the Equality for Women is Progress for All convention at the United Nations. During the occasion, she was unfortunately snapped with a crazed, manic look in her eyes. And it really is the stuff of nightmares.