Published: Mon, October 15, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

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

Hillary Clinton is still firmly in Bill Clinton's corner more than two decades after his sex scandal with Monica Lewinsky. with HC now saying he didn't abuse his power over her.

Hillary Clinton said Sunday that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, was right not to resign over his affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky and the subsequent scandal that rocked his administration in the late 1990s.

Back in March, a few months into the #MeToo movement of women coming forward with allegations of sexual misconduct, mostly against powerful men, Lewinsky wrote that she had been moved to tears and deeply empathized with the accusers. It *was* an abuse of power.

CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil asked.

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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.

When asked if her husband should have resigned from the presidency, Clinton said, "Absolutely not".

Clinton stated that she did not feel it was an abuse of power for the president to have a sexual relationship with an intern because she "was an adult".

Hillary Clinton said, "No".

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"Absolutely not", she replied when asked whether her husband should have resigned.

When pressed further about the power imbalance, Hillary said Lewinsky was an adult and pivoted to a discussion about sexual assault allegations against the current president, Donald Trump.

"So, there was an investigation [of President Clinton], and it, as I believe, came out in the right place". "I take responsibility for my life and my actions". They will likely face renewed scrutiny on Bill Clinton's conduct in the wake of the national uproar over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.

"Every utterance that Hillary Clinton has made since her White House run confirms why she wasn't going to be elected President of the United States", Avella said.

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