Bill Clinton Reveals EVERYTHING You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About the Monica Lewinsky Scandal
In a new documentary about Hillary Clinton ex-president Bill Clinton himself opens up about the most scandalous part of his presidency, his affair with Monica Lewinsky, who was then a much younger White House intern!
The new documentary premieres on Hulu on Friday, and the former commander-in-chief opens up about how the impeachable chapter unfolded. He even talks about the moment he came clean to Hillary and their daughter, Chelsea, who was a teenager.
“I went and sat on the bed and talked to [Hillary],” President Clinton, 73, explains in Hillary. “I told her exactly what happened, when it happened. I said, ‘I feel terrible about it.’ I said, ‘We’ve been through quite a bit in the last few years. I have no defense. This is inexcusable, what I did.’ ”
He says “no body sits down and thinks, ‘I think I’ll take a really irresponsible risk. It’s bad for my family, bad for my country, bad for the people who work with me.’ “
Clinton then goes on to explain how it all happened and why it happened.
“That’s not what happens,” he says. “It’s … you feel like you’re staggering around. You’ve been in a 15-round prize fight that’s been extended to 30 rounds and here’s something that will take your mind off it for a while. Everybody’s life has pressures and disappointments, terrors and fears of whatever. Things I did to manage my anxieties for years — I’m a totally different person than I was.”
“What I did, it was bad, but it wasn’t like I thought, ‘Let’s see, how can I think about the most stupid thing I could possibly do and do it.’ It’s just not a defense,” he adds.