Hillary Clinton: President Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky wasn’t abuse of power

Hillary Clinton: President Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky wasn’t abuse of power

Failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said the affair her husband, Bill Clinton, had with White House intern Monica Lewinsky years ago wasn't an abuse of power - because the then-22-year-old Lewinsky was an adult.

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.

"I wish the media would spend more time pressing Bill Clinton for answers on his own actions than they spend asking Hillary Clinton", wrote another Twitter user @_celia_bedelia.

"I think with Hillary in particular, she's the gift that keeps on giving for Republicans", added McCain.

During the show Monday, several co-hosts on "The View" discussed Hillary's remarks on CBS' "Sunday Morning" during which she downplayed her husband's affair with Lewinsky.

"If I had said this, or if [another conservative like] Ann Coulter had said this, everyone on the left would've come out and wanted her head on a stake", Perino said.

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.

"I thought we had moved to a place where a president of the United States or a company or a fast food franchise can not have an extramarital affair with a 22-year-old intern because of the power imbalance".

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, some perceive the Clinton/Lewinsky affair as an abuse of power by a former president.

Hillary, pulling a Donald Trump, deflected questions about Bill's sexual misbehavior, and brought up the allegations against the current president.

"W$3 hat transpired between Bill Clinton and myself was not sexual assault, although we now recognise that it constituted a gross abuse of power, "she wrote at Vanity Fair". He fervently denied all allegations and has begun his work on the Supreme Court as an associate justice.

Canadian cities on the tour include Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. But these are conversations we're having now, and it's entirely disappointing to see Clinton be so unwilling to catch up.

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