Hillary Clinton Claims She Never Criticized Bill's Accusers

Lamar Ellis
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 defended her husband in an interview over the weekend, adamantly denying that his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky was 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. In general, we as a society weren't talking seriously about whether an abuse of power regarding a sexual relationship with a young woman in the workplace was grounds for resignation.

In 1999, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Bill Clinton for perjury and obstruction of its investigation into the affair, but the Senate acquitted him.

Clinton stated that she did not feel it was an abuse of power for the president to have a sexual relationship with an intern because she "was an adult".

Asked if Bill Clinton should have resigned in the wake of the scandal, she said, "absolutely not".

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"Absolutely not", Hillary Clinton, a champion of the Me Too movement, told CBS' "Sunday Morning" when asked whether Bill Clinton should have stepped down.

But Hillary Clinton, in her interview with CBS, denied playing any role in criticizing the character of her husband's accusers.

"So, there was an investigation [of President Clinton], and it, as I believe, came out in the right place".

"I take responsibility for my life and my actions", she said.

Then Hillary Clinton immediately pivoted to President Donald Trump's conduct. Broaddrick, whose case was never litigated, has started an online petition to "Order a federal investigation into sex crimes committed by Bill Clinton", which is still 65,000 signatures short of the 100,000 it needs to get to the White House.

Clinton quickly interrupted, "Who was an adult" - referring to Lewinski.

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