Skip to comments.Bill Clinton: I wouldn't have done anything differently in Lewinsky scandal even in #MeToo era
Posted on 06/04/2018 10:32:52 AM PDT by seanmerc
Former President Bill Clinton says that, even in light of the #MeToo movement, he would not have approached how he dealt with Monica Lewinsky any differently and acknowledged that 20 years after their relationship made headlines hes still never apologized privately to the former intern.
"I don't think it would be an issue," the ex-president told NBC News' Craig Melvin in an interview that aired Monday on the "Today" show, after he was asked if he would have "approached the accusations differently" if he were president in 2018 "with everything thats going on with the #MeToo movement."
"Because people would be using the facts instead of the imagined facts. If the facts were the same today, I wouldn't," said Clinton, who was doing the "Today" interview along with author James Patterson to promote a new book they've written together titled "The President Is Missing."
In 1998, Clinton first denied then admitted to an affair with Lewinsky, who had been a White House intern at the time. The scandal launched a lengthy investigation that ended with Clinton becoming the second president to be impeached.
Clinton told NBC News that he stuck by his decision to fight his impeachment rather than resign, telling Melvin: "I think I did the right thing. I defended the Constitution."
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he wasn’t guilty of anything except perjury.
His affair was consensual.
He’s a P.O.S., for taking advantage of a young girl, which I guess makes him guilty of being a dirtbag, but the CRIME was perjury
NOTE: Yes I am aware not all of his encounters were consensual- he should have been asked about raping Juanita instead of Lewinsky.
Heh, it’s finally coming out that the rapist-in-chief really isn’t very smart at all. Face it. That guy is a top level grifter. He never has been able to create anything useful ever.
Says a bit about Rhodes committees, eh?
I would have thought he’d at least tried to miss the blue dress.
And his affair with Lewinsky had nothing to do with the original Whitewater investigation.
This is one of those things where there is nothing Bill can say that would play well. One wonders why he says anything at all. Why is he even talking to people? It seems that given the bad publicity and hanging possibility of indictments that the best thing he and Hillary could do is retire quietly to a non-extradition country and take their millions with them. As for Hillary, every time she opens her mouth, she sets the party back another year from recovery.
Well. You might have aimed better.
Aw damn someone beat me to it.
Keep talking, Bill! Every word is worth another 1,000 votes for Trump 2020.
Is it a possibility that he may have been smarter in his heyday but that a STD or similar has eroded his thinking capacity?
He wouldn’t have done anything different??? So the horny teenager-in-chief still would have gotten a BJ and engaged in other sex acts and dirty talk with an intern?
he wasnt guilty of anything except perjury.
Looks like even the dog is getting sick.
In other words, he’d lie today, just like he did then.
Hillary however would have been very sad at Monica’s
sudden unexpected death.
There are at least two things being conflated here —
Bill wants to answer questions about the investigation of the Lewinsky affair. Would he have dealt with investigators differently? Testified differently? He says “No” He says he’d do nothing differently.
The other question: Should the President of the United States have had an affair with a young intern at the White House? In #MeToo era, is Bill actually saying that he would have had the affair all over again? Done nothing differently? Really?
“Nice lipstick there young lady”!
I think giving Monica Lewinski Pentagon employment and clearance without a background check in exchange for sex is a crime, too.
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