Hillary Defends Bill's Affair With an Intern

Hillary Defends Bill's Affair With an Intern

Hillary Clinton has said her husband Bill's affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power and he was right to not resign from the United States presidency in the wake of the scandal.

When asked if Bill should have resigned, the 2016 presidential candidate responded, "Absolutely not", while deflecting attention towards the current incumbent who has had numerous accusations of sexual misconduct lodged against him, without investigation.

Hillary Clinton has said her husband Bill Clinton was right to not resign from the U.S. presidency in the wake of the scandal.

Hillary Clinton should not be held responsible for her husband's actions.

See Clinton's comments in the video below.

In 1995, when Lewinsky was a 22-year-old White House intern, she had a number of sexual encounters with the then-president, which he later lied under oath to obscure. "This actually shouldn't be so hard", CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers tweeted. And when asked whether she believes he should have stepped down, she said: "Absolutely not".

Hillary Clinton said the incident could not be considered "abuse of power" as Lewinsky, 22 years old at the time, was an "adult". Obviously, it's infuriating that the many women who have accused Trump of such behavior are being ignored by those in power, but there are ways to criticize Trump without dismissing the pain of other women.

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New York Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand came out past year amid the #MeToo movement saying she believed the former President should have stepped down as a result of his affair.

"Power imbalance always impacts somebody's ability to consent", she added.

"Why is it abuse of power if the intern is a willing participant?" Hillary Clinton said, "No".

"She had nothing to do with it, it was his affair".

When the wave of sexual harassment and assault against Harvey Weinstein dominated the news just over a year ago, Hillary Clinton declared that "this behavior can not be tolerated anywhere, whether it is in entertainment or politics".

"Watching this interview, it made me think-I don't think the #MeToo movement would have happened with a President Hillary Clinton".

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