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No apology to Monica Lewinsky, says Bill Clinton

06 June 2018

"I apologized to my family, to Monica Lewinsky and her family, and to the American people".

"The suggestion was that I never apologized for what caused all the trouble for me 20 years ago", Clinton said. "If the facts were the same today, I wouldn't", Clinton said during the interview.

Trump Jr. was responding to Clinton's interview with NBC's The Today Show, during which Clinton claimed he had publicly apologized to Lewinsky but had not spoken to her privately. "So, I just disagree with her".

"What you saw there, I think, is the end of Bill Clinton's life as a public figure in this country", Schmidt said. "The apology was public".

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Appearing on TODAY and Sunday Morning over the past couple days to promote his novel co-written with James Patterson, Clinton seemed caught off guard when asked about the "inappropriate relationship" he admitted to with Monica Lewinsky who worked as a White House intern in the mid-90s. The House impeached Clinton in 1998, but the Senate acquitted the President, preventing his removal from office.

Clinton also asked Melvin if he would have called for former presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson to resign, presumably because of alleged extra-marital affairs while in office. "He was 27 years my senior, with enough life experience to know better".

Former US president Bill Clinton celebrated the #MeToo movement in a new interview but said that it would have done little to change his response to the scandal that prompted his impeachment.

The movement emerged last October after media reports revealed several allegations of sexual assault and harassment against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men in the media, politics, and Hollywood.

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Clinton broached the subject with a wry smile, saying that he thought current comparisons were being stoked by Republicans in reaction to sexual allegations against President Donald Trump.

Still, she told Vanity Fair in an interview this year, "I now see how problematic it was that the two of us even got to a place where there was a question of consent". What's more, McAuliffe co-chaired Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign.

"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".

"Do you feel like you owe her an apology?" the NBC reporter asked. Clinton said he would not have, adding that he did support MeToo and that the movement was long overdue. "That's all I have to say to you".

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No apology to Monica Lewinsky, says Bill Clinton