Bill Clinton bristles at questions about Monica Lewinsky
Jun 06 2018
"I have not talked to her", Clinton said. If facts were the same today, I would not'. He previously denied the affair, illegally lying under oath and trying to cover up his relationship with the then 22-year-old Lewinsky.
The #MeToo movement is a campaign against sexual harassment and abuse that has swept through Hollywood and beyond.
He told Rocca that if the same facts of the investigation were present when a Democrat was in office, "most people I know in Washington believe impeachment hearings would have begun already". "I defended the Constitution", added the former president.
Of course, numerous allegations against Weinstein, against other Hollywood and media men, and against Trump are descriptions of incidents that happened one, two, or even more decades ago.
"I don't think going backwards helps this movement, especially going back into the '90s", he said, referring to the #MeToo movement.
Absent more substantive answers going forward, it's also hard to see how this less-than-apologetic response won't distract from any political candidate he wants to endorse - or really any other topic he wants to discuss. "All of us are just absolutely disgusted that he could come on TV and say that he didn't owe anyone a personal apology". "Nobody believes I got out of that for free".
Melvin questioned whether Clinton thought he owed the former White House intern an apology, and was met with a resounding no. They were not insensitive to that.
Willey was referring to Juanita Broaddrick, who accused Clinton of rape, as well as sexual harassment accusers Paula Jones and former reporter Leslie Millwee. I had two women chiefs of staff when I was governor. Women were over-represented in the attorney general's office in the '70s.
TRUMP (discussing his hiring of female business executives with The Washington Post in 2015): I have been very, very good for women.
"I have never talked to her but I did say, publicly, on more than one occasion, that I was sorry", he told Melvin, at the same time questioning why his predecessors hadn't been held to the same standards as he had.
CLINTON: You think President Kennedy should have resigned? "Do you think President Johnson should have resigned? I still have some questions about some of the decisions that have been made". And I bet you don't even know them. "That's all I have to say", the ex-president said.