Bill Clinton told NBC News that he never apologized directly to Monica Lewinsky in the private environment.
Former President Bill Clinton got on the defensive and compared himself with JFK, if forced to discuss, the #MeToo movement in relation to the Monica Lewinsky scandal during a heated interview on NBC’s “Today” show on Monday morning.
Clinton appeared alongside author James Patterson to promote the political thriller “The President is Missing” that the two crammed together. The former President was asked by NBC’s Craig Melvin would, if he quit, about his sexual affair with Lewinsky in the Oval Office, if it occurred, in the year of 2018, at the height of the #MeToo movement.
“I don’t think it would be a Problem, because the people with the help of the facts instead of the presented facts. If the facts were the same today, I would told you to step down], and Clinton.
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“A lot of the facts were practically said omitted the story work, I think, partly ’cause you are frustrated that you take care of all of these serious allegations against the current inhabitants of the Oval Office and his voters, it seems to be,” Clinton. “I think I did the right thing, I defended the Constitution.”
Melvin then asked Clinton whether the President Trump already has a passport, when it comes to allegations of sexual misconduct. The former President has apparently forgotten that adult film star Stormy Daniels) has a well-known name for the allegation that she had an affair with trump.
“No. But it did not get anything like the coverage that you would expect,” Clinton said.
Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti, appeared on CNN and MSNBC so frequently that the Federal judge Kimba Wood warned him about the “publicity tour” last week. Trump denied all charges of inappropriate sexual behaviour, including allegations of Daniels.
The #MeToo movement has seen several once-mighty men have come under fire for sexual misconduct. The movement occurred in the highest gear in the last year, as a Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein has been outed as a sexual predator in a story, the run of the NBC News known. A few weeks later, NBC star Matt Lauer was fired for sexual misconduct.
“I like the #MeToo movement; it is long overdue,” Clinton said. “It doesn’t mean I agree with everything. I still have some questions about some of the decisions that were made.”
Melvin then asked Clinton whether he suffered has to feel a sense of responsibility for pain Lewinsky.
“I felt terrible, and I got along with her,” Clinton said.
Melvin asked: “Did you apologize for ever?”
Harvey Weinstein is outed as a sexual predator helped spark #MeToo movement.
“Yes. And no one believes that I made for you for free. I left the White house $16 million in debt. But you ignored a rule to describe the gaping facts, and I bet you do not even know. This was introduced 20 years ago. Two-thirds of the American population sided with me. You were not insensitive. I had a sexual harassment policy, if I was a Governor in the 80s,” Clinton said, before they snap into place. “You give the one hand, and the omission of facts.”
Melvin said he was trying to get a page. Clinton, clearly upset about the line in question, said he has “apologized to everyone in the world.” The NBC News reporter then asked if he apologized directly to Lewinsky.
“I have not said a word with her,” Clinton. “I have to say publicly, on more than once occasion that I was sorry.”
Melvin not shot back, “you think that a private apology is due?”
Patterson is a mixed, well then, said the incident occurred 20 years ago and mentioned other presidents, accusing them of infidelity.
“Do you think President Kennedy should have resigned?” Clinton asked. “Do you believe that President Johnson should have resigned? Someone should ask these questions because of the way they formulate the. I dealt with him 20 years ago.”
On Sunday, Clinton argued that the impeachment hearings would already be in full swing, when Democrats were in the Oval Office, and, if the special counsel ‘ s investigation into the Russian interference in the election in 2016 were so deep, as it is now.
“I think if the roles were reversed — well, that’s me simply speaking, but he is based on my experience — if it were a Democratic President, and these facts are present, most of the people I know in Washington believe impeachment hearings would have already begun,” Clinton told “CBS Sunday Morning”.
Fox News’ Andrew O’reilly contributed to this report.
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