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originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: imjack
Bu-bu-but they already tested him against a sample of Bill's DNA.
Huh??? Inconclusive; not negative. From your source:
In 1999, The Star magazine paid Bobbie Ann Williams for her son’s blood samples. Supposedly the magazine compared the results of the tests with the FBI analysis of the president’s blood in the report by Kenneth Starr, the independent prosecutor (who was using the blood samples to match the DNA on Monica Lewinsky’s dress “stain.”) The Star’s test was negative.
As far as I can tell, that actual analysis of that "comparison" has never been made public; just their "conclusion." Nor has it ever been independently verified/confirmed.
However… Ether Zone says, To this day the FBI will not say that its lab report accurately portrays President Clinton’s DNA profile, or whether that profile may have been altered in documents released to the House Judiciary Committee for reasons of national security or privacy. If Clinton’s DNA was in any way camouflaged in the report, The Star’s test would have been inaccurate anyway.
That's just one issue with the supposed test done... Here's another, also from your source:
Noted Connecticut criminologist Dr. Henry Lee told the New York Daily News that the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) that the FBI used to match Clinton’s DNA to the stain on Monica Lewinsky’s dress would be inadequate to prove paternity in the Danny Williams case. “You can use the PCR test to exclude President Clinton or to say he could be (Danny’s father).”
So we still don’t know the truth.
The questionable source for these claims (a tabloid rag whose owner had close political ties with Clinton) is also an issue.
Even Snopes concurs with the above and declares the claim "unproven," not "false."
No definitive and conclusive DNA paternity test has been done.
ETA: This is a pretty good article on the whole sordid affair for anyone interested: Danney Williams , Bill Clinton And Their DNA
In paternity testing, any result above 0% and under 99% is considered to be inconclusive by accredited DNA testing laboratories. “Inconclusive” means that no concrete answer can be reached with the current samples, neither a “yes” (“not excluded”) or a “no” (“excluded”).
There are two common possibilities that can yield an inconclusive DNA result when testing for paternity:
1. The samples collected did not yield enough DNA, or 2. A conclusive answer cannot be reached without adding the biological mother’s DNA to the test.
Chain of custody refers to the chronological documentation that shows the seizure, custody, control, transfer, analysis, and disposition of evidence. The whole purpose of this procedure is to avoid tampering and to establish the legal status of the evidence. In a legal DNA paternity test , it means proper identification of the tested parties, proper collection, shipping and handling of the specimens, all of which should be documented by a paper trail. In addition, everyone involved in the testing process from the specimen collector to the DNA analyst should be a third party who has no interest in the outcome of the test and documents his involvement in the process truthfully.
AABB, the regulating organization for the DNA family relationship testing industry, requires that its accredited laboratories follow the strict chain-of-custody procedures. Only chain-of-custody DNA testing results are legally admissible and accepted by government authorities such as child support agencies or the immigration services as a piece of legal evidence.
To satisfy this requirement, Universal Genetics employs the following chain-of-custody procedures:
Identification of the tested parties at collection, which includes verifying IDs and taking pictures of tested parties;
Obtaining consent from adult tested parties and legal guardians for minor tested parties;
Collection of specimens from the tested parties performed by a trained third-party professional who will document his involvement truthfully;
Proper labeling and packaging of the specimens by the collector;
Shipping specimens by courier services directly to the laboratory;
Receipt of specimens by the DNA laboratory;
Transfer and testing of specimens within the DNA laboratory;
Storage of specimens;
Reporting of results with case specific chain-of-custody documents.
Some states including New York have laws that prohibit their residents from taking a DNA paternity test without following the strict chain-of-custody procedures. Therefore, no legitimate DNA testing laboratory will offer an in-home or curiosity DNA test to the residents in these states.
"The Starr Report contains sufficient data to make a valid DNA comparison to rule out paternity," TIME magazine reported.
The DRUDGE REPORT has learned that 13-year old Danny Williams is now dealing with the news that Bill Clinton is not his father.
"Danny is holding up fine ... doing quite well," a source close to the situation in Arkansas explained on Saturday.
"For him, this was always just a search for the truth," the source added.
In what now must be viewed as a cruel hoax by the boy's mother — Bobbie Ann Williams even gave a paid interview to PARAMOUNT's HARD COPY detailing her "relationship" with Bill Clinton — the story of sex for money that ended in pregnancy itself, in the end, was debunked and flunked by science.
"The Starr Report contains sufficient data to make a valid DNA comparison to rule out paternity," TIME magazine reported. The DRUDGE REPORT has learned that 13-year old Danny Williams is now dealing with the news that Bill Clinton is not his father. "Danny is holding up fine ... doing quite well," a source close to the situation in Arkansas explained on Saturday. "For him, this was always just a search for the truth," the source added. In what now must be viewed as a cruel hoax by the boy's mother — Bobbie Ann Williams even gave a paid interview to PARAMOUNT's HARD COPY detailing her "relationship" with Bill Clinton — the story of sex for money that ended in pregnancy itself, in the end, was debunked and flunked by science.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: seasonal
A DNA test would clear this right up.
since the nineties huh? And no tests have been done?
Need a bridge?
originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: imjack
Star's test could not and did not conclude anything.
originally posted by: imjack
a reply to: Boadicea
Why not? Let's hear your preconceived bias of what I would be saying to express your non-partisanship. That makes total sense.
originally posted by: galaga
I have an idea. Can he submit a DNA sample to ancestry dot com and match his DNA with known Clinton relatives?
Just an idea.