Hillary Clinton: Bill's affair with Monica Lewinsky wasn't abuse of power

Hillary Clinton Says Bill Should ‘Absolutely Not’ Have Resigned Over Lewinsky Scandal

During an interview on CBS Sunday Morning which was prefaced by the #MeToo movement, former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton defended her and her husband's actions during the Lewisnky scandal in the 90s.

Monica Lewinsky was an adult when having an affair with the US President Bill Clinton, and that absolves him of any responsibility, Clinton's ever-protective wife and failed presidential candidate Hillary has said. Several other women have accused the former president of sexual misconduct going as far back as the 1970s, which he has vehemently denied.

Amid a raging #Metoo storm, the two-decade old episode resurfaced with many questioning whether the power imbalance between a sitting president and an intern made it impossible for the relationship to be considered consensual.

But five major women's advocacy groups ― National Organization for Women, Time's Up, Planned Parenthood, Ultraviolet, Feminist Majority ― have been noticeably silent on Clinton's controversial remarks. None of the groups immediately responded to HuffPost's requests for comment, except for NOW, which declined to comment.

Some drew attention to Mrs Clinton's response to the CBS journalist that asked why there isn't more investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump.

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It seems Clinton may have finally said something that will turn off Democrat support, more so than her statement last week that Republicans do not deserve to be treated with civility. She simply says, "No, no".

Lewinsky wrote in early 2018: "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".

"It wasn't an abuse of power?"

Hillary Clinton said the relationship was not an abuse of power and noted that Lewinsky "was an adult" at the time.

"What transpired between Bill Clinton and myself was not sexual assault, although we now recognize that it constituted a gross abuse of power", she wrote in Vanity Fair.

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