Hillary Clinton Says Bill's Affair with Lewinsky Wasn't Abuse of Power

Clay Curtis
October 15, 2018

Bill Clinton lied about and then admitted to having an affair with a White House intern, almost three decades his junior, while he was USA president.

Hillary Clinton didn't have too much support on "The View" this morning, after the former presidential hopeful said her husband's affair with Monica Lewinsky wasn't an abuse of power.

In the era of #MeToo, when sexual misconduct, or allegations thereof, return to bite powerful men in the backside sometimes decades after, Trump is sailing surprisingly effortlessly through his. Was it an abuse of power? "No".

Dokoupil pressed the point, arguing that such an affair can be seen as an abuse of power for the sheer imbalance of said power between the USA president and an intern.

"In retrospect, do you think Bill should have resigned in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal? asked Dokoupil". "So, there was an investigation [of Bill Clinton], and it, as I believe, came out in the right place".

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"Absolutely not", she replied when asked whether her husband should have resigned. "I take responsibility for my life and my actions".

When Dokoupil cited an opinion that a president can not have a consensual relationship with an intern because of a power imbalance that is "too great", the former US Secretary of State pointed out that Lewinsky was an adult at the time.

Later in the interview, Hillary pointed at the sexual misconduct allegations made against President Donald Trump, asking where were the investigations into such accusations. They will likely face renewed interest and scrutiny regarding Bill Clinton's conduct in the wake of the national divide sparked by Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, after he was accused of sexual misconduct and assault by three women.

Hillary said that Bill and Lewinsky were both consenting adults at the time of their affair.

"Every utterance that Hillary Clinton has made since her White House run confirms why she wasn't going to be elected President of the United States", Avella said.

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