Hillary Defends Bill's Affair With an Intern

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Clinton said the affair between the former President and Lewinsky, a White House intern at the time, was not an abuse of power and said Lewinsky "was an adult".

Hillary Clinton has said her husband Bill's affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power and he was right to not resign from the U.S. presidency in the wake of the scandal.

Clinton: No role. I take responsibility for my life and my actions.

She then immediately pivoted to attacking President Donald Trump.

"There are people who look at the incidents of the 90s and they say, 'A president of the United States can not have a consensual relationship with an intern; the power imbalance is too great, '" he said.

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By this response, Hillary Clinton seemed to suggest that her husband's sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky could not be an "abuse of power" because Lewinsky was 22 years old at the time.

Back in March, a few months into the #MeToo movement of women coming forward with allegations of sexual misconduct, mostly against powerful men, Lewinsky wrote that she had been moved to tears and deeply empathized with the accusers. "Where's the investigation of the current incumbent, against whom numerous allegations have been made, and which he dismisses, denies, and ridicules?'" Clinton said.

Clinton "gave the greenlight" for an investigator to "impugn" the character of Ginnifer Flowers "until she is destroyed beyond all recognition".

Bill Clinton's own past, meanwhile, haunts him with more than just the Lewinsky scandal as well. This was said in private in 1998 but made public when Clinton's friend Diane Blair's personal journal was released upon her death in 2000.

The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate compared the reaction to her husband's conduct to that of President Trump.

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