Clinton defends his response to Lewinsky scandal in light of #MeToo

Clinton continued by acknowledging "that it was very painful thing that happened 20 years ago" - referencing his affair with Lewinsky, a then-White House intern, while he was president.

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Former President Bill Clinton is in hot water after using some ill-chosen words and fake facts to defend himself against questions about Monica Lewinsky, #MeToo and his history of reportedly harassing and assaulting women. "I was mad at me - not for the first time". "I apologized to my family, to Monica Lewinsky and her family, and to the American people before a panel of ministers in the White House, which was widely reported".

Clinton added he's had to "live with the consequences" of his affair "everyday since".

Clinton cited his record on women's issues when he was governor of Arkansas in response to Melvin, whom he accused of one presenting "one side" and "omitting facts".

"I did and they showed a film clip finally", Clinton said. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said that Clinton should have resigned after the Lewinsky affair. I think I did the right thing.

"He was my boss", she wrote.

"Our candidates are going to makes decisions on surrogates that are going to be traveling out to their districts as well and so we will be leaving it up to our candidates", Lujan replied, "but I would say that especially with all that's going on across America, it's about time that we are having this important conversation about #MeToo and the #TimesUp and I think that that's something that's going to play out importantly across America".

"Nobody believes that I got out of that for free", he said. "That's all I have to say to you".

Lewinsky has not directly responded to the recent hubbub over Clinton's answers, but she did tweet on Monday that she was "grateful to the myriad people who have helped me evolve + gain perspective in the past 20 years".

He and Mr. Patterson said one of the plots of their new novel, "The President Is Missing", revolved around cybersecurity.

"I like the MeToo movement", Clinton said.

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