MSNBC's Tamron Hall and Thomas Roberts downplayed Bill Clinton's past sex scandals this week by claiming stories about the former president's infidelities are only "allegations."
Hall's remarks came early Monday morning as she discussed with CNBC's John Harwood presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump's recent attacks on Hillary Clinton and her husband's cheating issues.
"John, before this morning, the lead was probably these vicious attacks that Trump has leveled against Hillary Clinton, her husband's affair or affairs, alleged affairs," the MSNBC anchor said.
Hall later played a clip of the casino tycoon going after Clinton via her husband's affairs.
"She was a total enabler. She would go after these women and destroy their lives. I mean have you ever read what Hillary Clinton did to the women that Bill Clinton had affairs with? And they're going after me with women? Give me a break, folks. Give me a break," Trump said.
Hall responded, "That was Donald Trump getting personal, unleashing a series of attacks this weekend on Hillary and Bill Clinton."
The Clinton reaction, Hall added, "does not include ... Donald Trump's own words at the time were that Bill Clinton shouldn't be impeached, he did not see it as this big problem. And now, again, this might count as another flip-flop without Hillary Clinton ever needing to respond."
Later that afternoon, Roberts repeated the line that stories about Bill Clinton's infidelities are only "allegations."
"[Trump is] going right for the jugular when it comes to Hillary Clinton and going after Bill Clinton, and alleged misconduct with women," the afternoon anchor said. "Is that going to build his numbers?"
Bill Clinton has in the past admitted to engaging in extramarital affairs with multiple women, including former White House intern Monica Lewinsky and former model Gennifer Flowers.
In 1993, a former Arkansas state employee, Paula Jones, accused Clinton of luring her into his hotel room in 1991 and sexually harassing her. A federal judge in Little Rock, Ark., threw out Jones' case in 1998.
Separately, a former White House volunteer aide, Kathleen Wiley, accused Clinton of groping her in 1993. An independent counsel said in a report released in 2002 that, "there was insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that President Clinton's testimony regarding Kathleen Wiley was false."
The counsel declined to prosecute Clinton and the case was closed.
A former Arkansas nursing home administrator, Juanita Broaddrick, claimed in an interview in 1998 that the former president raped her in 1978.
Broaddrick resurfaced later on Jan. 6, 2016, to repeat the charge against Clinton.
"I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73," she said on social media, "it never goes away."
In many of the cases involving Bill Clinton and allegations of sexual misconduct, the family's supporters have lashed out at the accusers.
Suggesting that Clinton's affairs are only "allegations" isn't a first for the NBC network.
"Today" show host Savannah Guthrie claimed incorrectly in December 2015 during an interview with Trump that the stories about the former president's sexual appetite are only "alleged."
Trump pushed back hard on her remark, and reminded the "Today" host that Clinton definitely owned up to the Lewinsky affair.