Seemingly in response to Clinton's recent comments, Lewinsky tweeted that she is "grateful to the myriad people who have helped me evolve + gain perspective in the past 20 years", and reposted a link to her March discussion with Vanity Fair. And I've tried to do a good job since them with my life and with my work. "Two-thirds of the American people sided with me". "I defended the Constitution", Clinton told NBC News' Craig Melvin in an interview that aired Monday on TODAY.
Talk about "alternative facts" (to pull a phrase out of the Trump-spox dustbin): Bill Clinton claimed today that his sexual relationship with then-intern Monica Lewinsky would not be viewed differently now than it was in the 1990s.
"Well, I just disagree with her", Clinton told CBS on Sunday. One commentator on the panel said the remarks were the end of Clinton's public life. "That's very different - the apology was public".
The former U.S. President, who co-authored the thriller The President Is Missing with best-selling writer James Patterson, began work on the media circuit Monday morning but repeatedly found conversation around the book put to the side, as questions of his past moved to the fore.
Clinton, 71, was impeached by the House of Representatives in 1998 for perjury and obstruction of justice after admitting to a sex scandal with Lewinsky, but was acquitted by the Senate in 1999.
Avoiding the Clinton dodge, Melvin pressed, "Well, I asked you if you'd ever apologized and you said you had".
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They report that some devices could get information such as religion, political preferences, or relationship status. Moreover, he added, "We are not aware of any abuse by these companies".
Clinton also insisted that he would not have approached the Lewinsky scandal differently if it occurred today in light of the #MeToo movement, saying, "I don't think it would be an issue".
He accused Melvin on "omitting facts" about the case, and seemed to resent being associated with the other men taken down by the movement. When pressed by Melvin, Clinton played whataboutism by pointing to sexual misconduct allegations against President Trump. "You actually owe EVERYONE an apology, especially her. #MeToo" she posted. "All he needed to say in the interview is 'I am profoundly and deeply sorry'".
"I left the White House $16 million in debt".
Clinton is right that the times have changed, but so far his answer hasn't changed with the times.
She wrote that she was moved to tears after being contacted by one of the leaders of the #MeToo movement, who expressed sympathy that Ms Lewinsky was "so alone" as news of the affair with Mr Clinton unfolded.
"I still have some questions about some of the decisions which have been made", he said.