Hillary Clinton: Bill's affair with Monica Lewinsky wasn't abuse of power

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Hillary Clinton: Bill's affair with Monica Lewinsky wasn't abuse of power

"Now, at 44, I'm beginning (just beginning) to consider the implications of the power differentials that were so vast between a president and a White House intern", she wrote.

Hillary Clinton has continued to stand by her husband Bill Clinton who was hit with fresh criticism after a senator said he should have resigned following his affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky. One of the allegations against Clinton is that he raped a woman in 1970s.

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

"It wasn't an abuse of power?" Dokoupil asked. "No, no", Clinton replied.

In an interview with CBS on Sunday morning, Clinton defended her husband and said "absolutely not" in response to a question about whether he should have resigned after his affair with Lewinski came to light more than 20 years ago.

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Adding to his interrogation, Dokoupil asked Hillary Clinton, "There are people who look at the incidents of the 90s and they say, 'A president of the United States can not have a consensual relationship with an intern; the power imbalance is too great'".

"I take responsibility for my life and my actions", she said. They will likely face renewed interest and scrutiny regarding Bill Clinton's conduct in the wake of the national divide sparked by Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, after he was accused of sexual misconduct and assault by three women.

Later in the interview, Hillary pointed at the sexual misconduct allegations made against President Donald Trump, asking where were the investigations into such accusations. But the investigation into her husband's potential perjury and obstruction of justice have nothing to do with the mistreatment of Monica Lewinsky, who has since been diagnosed with PTSD stemming from the events of the 90s.

Talking to Dokoupil, Clinton affirmed that she played "no role" in undermining the character of the women who came out against her husband.

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