Lewinsky affair not an abuse of power, says Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton said Sunday that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, was right not to resign over his affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky and the subsequent scandal that rocked his administration in the late 1990s.

And when asked whether she believes he should have stepped down, she said: "Absolutely not".

She was also asked about the affair between her then-president husband and his young intern, Monica Lewinsky, that came to light in 1998.

In the wake of the Brett Kavanaugh hearing and with more and more women coming forward with accusations of sexual misconduct, a number of politicians and celebrities have withdrawn from the spotlight. Perhaps her statement will lead to a real discussion about when such a relationship constitutes an abuse of power and when it does not, instead of reflexively declaring all such relationships to be offenses on the part of the superior.

Such a distinction brought about the fury of Bill Clinton's most outspoken accuser Juanita Broaddrick, who outright called Hillary a "lying hypocrite".

Asked if he should have resigned, Mrs. Clinton said, "Absolutely not".

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It is unclear what those punishments could be, but Trump said he did not want to harm United States jobs by halting arms trade. Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition of Gulf states in a military campaign against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.

The former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic nominee for president denied that her husband's sexual relationship with Lewinksy, who was 22 when it began, should be considered an abuse of power.

This runs counter to the current Leftist talking points on sexual assault and harassment, which insist that there is an implicit level of coercion in any relationship involving a man in a position of power and a woman who is not.

At least two women have claimed they were sexually assaulted by Bill Clinton, including Juanita Broadderick, who has alleged he raped her in a hotel room in 1978 when he was Arkansas attorney general.

Here's how McCain believes Hillary should have responded: "It was a really hard time, we take responsibility, my husband was completely inappropriate, there was a power dynamic, I'd like to move on".

Later in the interview, Clinton turned the tables and used it as an opportunity to bash President Trump.

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