Lewinsky affair not an abuse of power, says Hillary Clinton

Monica-Lewinsky-Bill-Clinton-AP

Monica-Lewinsky-Bill-Clinton-AP

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.

"In one statement she undercut the abuse of power and position against nearly all sexual harassment in the workplace", tweeted author David Rothkopf.

Pressed on whether Mr Clinton had committed an abuse of power - since a president of the United States couldn't have a consensual relationship with an intern - she added, "No, no" because Lewinsky "was an adult". And when asked whether she believes he should have stepped down, she said: "Absolutely not".

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". The scandal was one of several instances where the former president was accused of inappropriate sexual conduct.

Clinton also blasted Trump's treatment of Christine Blasey Ford, who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegation that Kavanaugh assaulted her at a high school party in 1982.

Others questioned why Mrs Clinton is being held accountable for her husband's behaviour, suggesting it was sexist.

Six Minnesota Children Under 10 Have Contracted a Rare 'Polio-Like' Illness
Recently, the Minnesota Department of Health announced six cases had been reported in children under 10 years old. From August 2014 through August 2018, the CDC received reports of 362 AFM cases, mostly in children, it said.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to do the most damage to the Left's movement, which argues for ignoring due process when it comes to claims of sexual assault. "But let me ask you this", Clinton continued.

"She had nothing to do with it, it was his affair". Why keep bringing up an affair from 20 years ago?

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".

During the interview, Clinton pointed out multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against current US President Donald Trump.

If you still want to see a former First Lady speak to a stadium of people, might we suggest Michelle Obama's upcoming book tour?

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.