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POLITICS: WHITE HOUSE Flashback: 1 day into last shutdown, Clinton-Lewinsky had first 'encounter'
Washington Examiner ^ | 9-30-2013 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 09/30/2013 1:10:05 PM PDT by smoothsailing

September 30, 2013

POLITICS WHITE HOUSE

Flashback: 1 day into last shutdown, Clinton-Lewinsky had first 'encounter'

Paul Bedard

The White House may be quietly hoping that a federal government shutdown slams the political prospects of the Republican Party like it did during the last crisis in 1995, but something else happened at the start of that shutdown that nearly destroyed the presidency: the sordid Oval Office sex affair between Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton began.

As that shutdown began November 14th after Clinton and Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich stopped negotiating, the White House was forced to slash its staff of 430 to a skeleton crew of 90, with unpaid interns helping out too.

One such intern was Lewinsky, then a chatty 22-year-old intern. She had been on the job since July and was tasked with answering phones and running errands for former Chief of Staff Leon Panetta.

While she had met Clinton twice before, including the famous rope line scene where she wore a black beret, author Sally Bedell Smith's 2007 joint biography of Bill and Hillary Clinton, “For Love of Politics,” reports that it was one day into the shutdown, November 15, when the duo got cozy -- and more.

It was then that Lewinsky and Clinton made eye contact outside Panetta's office, where the president visited four or five times that day.

In the late afternoon, Clinton arrived to attend a birthday party for Panetta's assistant, and he smiled at Monica before leaving. He returned a bit later, wrote Smith, and that’s when the intern flirted with the president by flipping up the back of her jacket to expose the straps of her thong above the waistline of her slacks.

Clinton gave her "an appreciative look,” wrote Smith.

Later that night, at 8 p.m., while Clinton was in top aide George Stephanopoulos' office next to the Oval Office, Lewinsky passed by and whispered to the president that she had a crush on him.

Clinton bit. He invited her into his private study, a windowless hallway adjacent to the Oval Office. They kissed. She wrote down her phone number. Clinton toyed her pink White House intern pass and said, "This could be a problem."

But that didn’t stop him. At 10 p.m., Clinton found Lewinsky alone in Panetta's office, and took her to his private study, where he had turned out the lights. She partially undressed, he fondled her breasts, and while he took a call from a congressman, Lewinsky performed oral sex on him for the first time.

They eventually had sex eight more times from November 1995 to March 1997, in part leading to Clinton’s impeachment in 1998.


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: abortion; blisters; cigar; deathpanels; obamacare; sinkemperor; zerocare

1 posted on 09/30/2013 1:10:05 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

So blame the republicans for that affair too ?


2 posted on 09/30/2013 1:11:36 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;Sarcasm is my bidness)
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To: al baby

It was a blue dress, so definitely Democratic.


3 posted on 09/30/2013 1:12:46 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: smoothsailing

Obama is safe. No one is worried that he will have an affair with a woman.


4 posted on 09/30/2013 1:14:11 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: smoothsailing

...with his teenage daughter upstairs at the time.


5 posted on 09/30/2013 1:14:17 PM PDT by Thom Pain (U.S. Constitution is a CONTRACT! : $70 TRILLION unfunded...)
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To: al baby
So blame the republicans for that affair too ?

They have to, it was 1995, it was too early to blame Bush.

6 posted on 09/30/2013 1:14:31 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
What's the matter with you..haven't you learned anything..oral sex isn't sex....

"I did NOT have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinski..

7 posted on 09/30/2013 1:15:50 PM PDT by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: smoothsailing

“Yeaaaah....Good tiiiiimmmmes.” /Stewie voice


8 posted on 09/30/2013 1:16:30 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: smoothsailing

Note to male interns, stay away from the DC and Chicago Bathouses...


9 posted on 09/30/2013 1:18:33 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Pollster1
Obama is safe. No one is worried that he will have an affair with a woman.

Obama does not need a woman-- he already has Reggie for those long workaholic evenings in the oval office.

The cigar would have to go somewhere different though LOL

10 posted on 09/30/2013 1:22:13 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: smoothsailing

A lot of people have been saying that these government shutdowns really suck...


11 posted on 09/30/2013 1:22:52 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: smoothsailing; tx_eggman
Clinton bit

Better put a little ice on that...
12 posted on 09/30/2013 1:25:03 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: smoothsailing

Footnotes in the Starr report show there was also Oral-ANAL contact.

To my HUGE surprise the “active/passive breakdown was not what you would expect in 0.000001 seconds.


13 posted on 09/30/2013 1:25:38 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: isthisnickcool

LOL!!!!!!!


14 posted on 09/30/2013 1:26:14 PM PDT by hawkaw
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To: smoothsailing

Does anyone really give a crap that the Mt. Rushmore parking lot might be closed for a few weeks when the White House has been closed since March?
Which more directly affects hundreds of thousands of Americans?


15 posted on 09/30/2013 1:27:09 PM PDT by linton59 (. bitter,typical,gun-toting,Bible thumping, indigenous, disinfranchised, 1 of the chattering classes)
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To: smoothsailing
Let's not EVER forget that it was under a lawsuit brought by Paula Jones that the 'cereal' rap1st was indicted.

Paula Jones

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Paula Jones

Born Paula Rosalee Corbin

September 17, 1966 (age 47)

Lonoke, Arkansas, United States

Occupation Civil servant, centerfold, reality television personality

Paula Corbin Jones (born Paula Rosalee Corbin; September 17, 1966) is a former Arkansas state employee who sued U.S. President Bill Clinton for sexual harassment. Clinton entered into an out-of-court settlement, agreeing to pay Jones and her attorneys a total of $850,000, before the lawsuit was dismissed pre-trial on the grounds that Jones failed to demonstrate damages. The Paula Jones case precipitated Clinton's impeachment. Charges of perjury and obstruction of justice were brought against Clinton based on statements he made during the depositions for the Jones lawsuit. The specific statements were about the nature of his relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, with whom he denied having a sexual relationship.

16 posted on 09/30/2013 1:27:29 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: smoothsailing

17 posted on 09/30/2013 1:38:31 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: smoothsailing

Clinton-Lewinsky had first ‘encounter’


-OR- the Dyson Vacuum Affair.. “the BIG Offset Suck”...


18 posted on 09/30/2013 1:38:50 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: smoothsailing
Are you implying El Presidente might Wag The Dog or Screw The Pooch tomorrow?
19 posted on 09/30/2013 1:42:40 PM PDT by McGruff (Mr. Cruz goes to Washington.)
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To: smoothsailing
Flashback: 1 day into last shutdown, Clinton-Lewinsky had first 'encounter'

If Reggie shows up at the White House we will know Obama is planning on a shutdown.


20 posted on 09/30/2013 1:45:23 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: smoothsailing

Don’t look at me, I’m not gonna touch it.


21 posted on 09/30/2013 1:52:21 PM PDT by The Public Eye
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To: Iron Munro

that is when I first joined FR


22 posted on 09/30/2013 1:52:44 PM PDT by DooDahhhh
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To: McGruff
Are you implying El Presidente might Wag The Dog or Screw The Pooch tomorrow?

No, but he might Wedgie the Reggie.

23 posted on 09/30/2013 1:54:15 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Pollster1

Paging Reggie paging Reggie I need my Love !


24 posted on 09/30/2013 1:58:34 PM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: Pollster1

but ol Reggie Love is going to catch hell


25 posted on 09/30/2013 2:09:28 PM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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