Nobody thinks Nick is the kind of guy who would defend a 'boy's club', but that does not necessarily mean he has handled the issue well.
One of the women who made allegations against Lord Rennard told ITV News that Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg shifted his position on the matter.
Questions for the Lib Dems mount, centred on what senior members knew about allegations surrounding former chief exec Lord Rennard and when.
The Metropolitan Police have begun a formal inquiry into allegations that Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard sexually harassed party activists.
Scotland Yard said officers have looked into whether there are witnesses who would speak to police and are now investigating if there is corroborating evidence to back up claims against the peer.
Lord Rennard is accused of behaving inappropriately towards a number of women in the party, but has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.
The Liberal Democrat Party is also running two internal inquiries into allegations against the peer.
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, has revealed more about his "not easy conversations" with the Lib Dems' former chief executive Lord Rennard over allegations of sexual impropriety.
In an article for Lib Dem Voice, Mr Alexander, who was then Nick Clegg's Chief of Staff in 2008, said that Jo Swinson told him about "deeply troubling" concerns expressed to her privately:
Having discussed the matter with Nick, I spoke directly to Lord Rennard.
I explained the nature of the concerns and warned him in strong terms that any such conduct would be wholly unacceptable and wrong.
Lord Rennard categorically denied the allegations, as he continues to do.
It is a fundamental liberal principle that a person is innocent until proven guilty, but I was clear that these were serious issues and that given what was being said he needed to avoid any situation that could possibly cause further concern.
These were not easy conversations, nor should they have been.
I reported this back to Jo and she spoke again to the women concerned, to tell them what had been done.
The feedback at the time was that we had done what was wanted.
I am unaware of any complaints that date from after those conversations.
I just asked a Lib Dem member if she felt let down by the handling of the Lord Rennard allegations.
She replied: "I've been told to say no comment."
The party's former chief executive has strongly denied all the claims against him.
The Lib Dem women and equalities minister Jo Swinson has told ITV News she took the complaints about former chief executive Lord Rennard seriously.
She told political correspondent Libby Wiener: "I did take those issues seriously...This is an issue which is very sensitive, very important to the people that confined in me."
But she refused to answer whether the party's leadership knew about those complaints.
Two inquiries have been set up by the party to look at the specific allegations against Lord Rennard and the wider party processes.
Lord Rennard has strongly denied all the claims against him.
The Liberal Democrats are in a "critical state" and should not assume their survival is guaranteed, the party's president has warned.
Tim Farron told parliamentary magazine The House: "We are a bit like cockroaches after a nuclear war, just a bit less smelly, we are made of sterner stuff.
"The party is in a critical state. We may well be cockroach-ish, but we shouldn't take that for granted.
"One day someone will stand on us if we are not careful. We shouldn't assume our survival is guaranteed."
Mr Farron also claimed "99% of the people out there just don't care" about the recent sexual impropriety allegations involving former party chief executive Lord Rennard.
One of Lord Rennard's accusers, Alison Smith, phoned the Scotland Yard hotline set up by police so alleged victims can come forward, she has encouraged other women to do the same.
ITV News understands that police are likely to be speaking to around five women in total. Scotland Yard has clarified what they are doing, saying that they are only looking in to whether or not a crime has been committed - not in to how the Liberal Democrats themselves handled the complaints.
The Lib Dem peer strongly denies all allegations of inappropriate behaviour.
The party themselves have two inquiries set up. One encouraging women to come forward that is under way The second - looking in to how the party, under its own admission, 'screwed things up' - is still looking for an independent chair to head it.
So despite Nick Clegg saying he wants these things dealt with as quickly as possible that second inquiry still not under way.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said he wants the investigations into the allegations against Lord Rennard to be carried out "as quickly as possible".
"The key thing, not least for the women involved, is that the investigations get their work done as quickly as possible," he said.
The Liberal Democrat leader, who was visiting the Aston Martin car factory in Warwickshire today, went on: "The important thing is that the two investigations I announced last week are allowed to get on with their work, and that the police investigation is allowed to get on with its work."
He added: "It's crucial we get to the bottom of the truth and do that as soon as possible."
One of Lord Rennard's accusers, Alison Smith, has confirmed she has spoken to the confidential police hotline set up in the wake of the Lord Rennard allegations.
In a statement, she said: "I can confirm that I have just spoken to the confidential police hotline regarding Lord Rennard.
"The Police are very keen to deal with the matter discreetly, and I agree it is important that other people coming forward should be able to do so without fear of being caught up in the current media storm.
"In addition, it is important that the allegations against Lord Rennard are now dealt with through formal processes. From that point of view, I will be making no further comment on the specific allegations against Lord Rennard, or the process of dealing with the police.
"I would encourage anyone else who wishes to report concerns to call the confidential hotline on 020 8721 4601."
David Cameron has said the two Liberal Democrat inquiries "must get to the bottom of these very important allegations" against Lord Rennard.
The Prime Minister was questioned on the issue while speaking to the press during his visit to Latvia.
The Daily Telegraph noted Mr Cameron refused to declare support for Nick Clegg, reporting that the question that prompted his response asked whether he had "confidence in the way the Deputy Prime Minister has handled" the claims against the peer.
The BBC is reporting that the Liberal Democrats have reprimanded a peer after he telephoned a woman who had complained to newspapers about Lord Rennard's behaviour.
Lord Stoneham reportedly remonstrated with the woman and Nick Clegg's aides are said to have described his conduct as, "completely unacceptable."