On December 19, 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached for lying under oath to a federal grand jury about an affair he had with 21-year-old intern Monica Lewinsky, and for obstructing justice.
Twenty years later, in June 2018, former President Bill Clinton was interviewed about the affair on NBC’s Today Show, with Craig Melvin. During the interview, Clinton was adamant he didn’t owe Monica Lewinsky, his former intern, whose life was ruined by the scandal, an apology.
The Daily Mail is reporting that the former president, who in the past has been very untruthful and unapologetic about his affair with the intern, has opened up about his affair.
The former President suggests, in an explosive documentary seen by DailyMailTV, that he had the fling with the ex-White House intern while he was in office because it helped with his own issues.
Bill reveals that at the time he met Lewinsky, the pressure of the job made him feel like a boxer who had done 30 rounds, and he looked at Lewinsky as ‘something that will take your mind off it for a while.’
He makes the claims in an interview featured in the new documentary series that will air on Hulu about his wife Hillary Clinton, called ‘Hillary’, where the former First Lady and Secretary of State candidly reveal that in the aftermath of the scandal the couple underwent ‘painful’ marriage counseling.
Bill offers an apology to Lewinsky in the documentary that will premiere on Friday and says he felt ‘terrible’ that her life was defined by their affair.
But he said that at some point when things don’t return to normal ‘you’ve got to decide how to define normal’, suggesting the infamous former intern should just move on.
Bill Clinton said that he had the affair with Monica Lewinsky while in office because it helped to ‘manage my anxieties’. The former President makes the claims in an interview featured in a new documentary series about his wife Hillary Clinton, called ‘Hillary.’
The former President said that when he met Lewinsky, the pressure of the job was too much and he thought, ‘There’s something that will take your mind off it for a while.’
The four-part series features extraordinary access to the Clintons’ inner circle and examines Hillary’s public life from her student days to losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump.
Trailer for ‘Hillary’ documentary series on Hulu
But the part about the Lewinsky affair – which the political couple rarely address in public – will likely be the most scrutinized.
The scandal led to Bill being impeached in 1998. But he survived the trial in the Senate and remained in office during his second term.
So, there you have it, Bill Clinton’s affair, that ultimately ruined the life of a young woman can be easily explained, he just used her to help him to manage his anxiety.
There has never been a more crooked or repulsive couple to occupy America’s White House.