That’s the explosive claim of former Clinton aide Larry Nichols – who further claims that Bill confirmed long-standing rumors that Chelsea’s real dad is Webster Hubbell, Hillary’s former law partner in Little Rock, Ark.!
As Hillary prepares to announce whether she’ll seek the 2016 presidential nomination, the “love child” scandal centering on 34-year-old Chelsea – now pregnant with investment banker-husband Marc Mezvinsky, 36 – has been slowly building traction. A June 2 report in “The New Yorker” referenced the rumors, citing claims made by anti-Clinton blogger Robert Morrow. A week later, another national magazine questioned whether Hillary was “hiding (a) bombshell paternity scandal.”
To get to the bottom of the charges, The National ENQUIRER tracked down Larry, who began working for Bill when he was Arkansas governor. The 63-year-old ex-Clinton confidante told The ENQUIRER that Bill dropped the paternity bombshell during a conversation the two were having at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion. He says it took place in 1984, Bill’s second term in office. At the time, there were rumors that hound-dog Bill – who later confessed to several affairs, including those with Gennifer Flowers and Monica Lewinsky – had impregnated a local woman.
“We were discussing this woman’s claims that Bill had knocked her up and what we should do about it,” said Larry. “But he denied that he could have gotten her pregnant. He said he had measles as a kid and that rendered him sterile! “His exact words were, ‘I shoot blanks.’
“Stunned by what I’d just heard, I asked him, ‘Then what about Chelsea?’
And he said, ‘Oh, Webb (Hubbell) sired her,’” referring to Hillary’s Rose Law Firm colleague, once a close Clinton family friend.
Chelsea was born on Feb. 27, 1980.
Now, more than three decades later, the allegations about her paternity may be turned against Hillary. Blogger Morrow told The ENQUIRER that he’s reporting the love child scandal because it raises “character questions about Hillary” if she runs again for the nation’s highest office.
“Chelsea is a dead ringer for Webb,” he said. “But Hillary initially kept the pregnancy secret from Bill! “If your wife becomes pregnant, the husband is usually the second person to know. But I find it very odd that Bill initially didn’t find out about his wife becoming pregnant – and had to learn that fact from a newspaper! “
According to well-respected author Edward Klein’s (2005) book, ‘The Truth about Hillary,’ Bill discovered his wife was pregnant by reading it in the ‘Arkansas Gazette.’ “It’s unfortunate, sad really, that Chelsea has no real relationship with Webb – who I believe to be her real biological father – when he’s alive and kicking and living in North Carolina.
“But it could be she’s in denial, despite overwhelming proof that Webb is her real dad.”
Seven years before Chelsea’s birth, the former First Lady, now 66, met Hubbell, also 66, when they were taking exams to get their licenses to practice law in 1973.
After becoming a partner in the law firm, Hubbell served as mayor of Little Rock. In 1984, four years after Chelsea’s birth, then- Gov. Clinton appointed Hubbell as Chief Justice of the Arkansas State Supreme Court. But the married lawyer was forced to resign in 1994 and later pleaded guilty to federal mail fraud and tax evasion for overbilling clients. He served 15 months of a 21-month sentence. Hubbell, who has since battled medical problems, has reportedly kept in touch with Bill. He and his wife Suzy live in Charlotte, N.C., and are parents to four children. He just released his first novel, a political thriller, ironically titled “When Men Betray.”
In a book he wrote in 1997, titled “Friends in High Places,” Hubbell mentions Chelsea with apparent affection. He writes: “On summer evenings, I could sip a drink in my big living room and look out at children – including the Fosters’ and the Clintons’, when Chelsea got big enough – bouncing happily on a trampoline…. Such a scene made me feel successful.” Hubbell did not respond to comment requests made by The ENQUIRER.
But Larry pointed out that Bill was a wonderful “father” to Chelsea. “Whatever Chelsea does or doesn’t know about her paternity, I’m sure she considers Bill her real dad – despite there being no blood ties,” Larry added. “I saw firsthand what a doting, loving father he was to his little girl. He always treated her as if she was his own – which in his heart I believe she’s always been – from day one.”