NBC News’ ‘Today’ Show Grills Bill Clinton About Monica Lewinsky Affair

Posted June 06, 2018

"I apologized to everybody in the world", Clinton said when asked if he had apologized to Lewinsky for his affair with the then 22-year-old White House intern.

"The suggestion was that I never apologized for what caused all the trouble for me 20 years ago", Clinton said in NY while promoting his new book. "I defended the Constitution", he said.

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who holds Hillary Clinton's former Senate seat, said in November that President Clinton should have resigned in light of the Lewinsky affair. "I never talked to her". It is important to me that everyone who has been hurt know that the sorrow I feel is genuine - first and most important, my family, my friends, my staff, my cabinet, Monica Lewinsky and her family, and the American people.

"That's very different. The apology is public".

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Bill Clinton and James Patterson have co-wrote a novel titled The President is Missing, and are embarking on a press tour to hawk their joint literary endeavour.

Indeed, that's the frame CBS News used to corner Clinton into revisiting past scandals, asking him, "Because the fictional president ... is under threat of impeachment, how do you look back at your impeachment?"

Lewinsky wrote in March that their relationship "was not sexual assault" but "constituted a gross abuse of power".

It's not surprising that questions about Clinton's past are dominating headlines about the book, given Lewinsky's Vanity Fair pieces and the reconsiderations that have been brought about by #MeToo.

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Clinton also attempted to steer the criticism he is now facing to U.S. President Donald Trump.

"If he wants to go out and campaign in 2018, which he should, do you own up to the fact that Monica Lewinski's life has been ruined, that you still have Juanita Broaddrick suffering what she went through", Scarborough said.

He accused Melvin on "omitting facts" about the case, and seemed to resent being associated with the other men taken down by the movement. I meant it then, and I mean it today. "Do you think President Johnson should have resigned?" "You actually owe EVERYONE an apology, especially her. #MeToo". "The moral standards haven't changed, but the standards about how we now talk about what happens in the workplace have, and that's a good thing".

"I still have some questions about some of the decisions which have been made", Mr Clinton said. Clinton also said that he paid dearly for the scandal, stating he faced millions in debt after he left the White House. "All he needed to say in the interview is 'I am profoundly and deeply sorry'".

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