Hillary: Bill didn't abuse power as Monica 'was adult'

17 October, 2018, 01:03 | Author: Emmett Rice
  • Hillary Clinton Says Bill Should ‘Absolutely Not’ Have Resigned Over Lewinsky Scandal

Speaking on CBS Sunday, Clinton said Bill Clinton was correct when he refused to step down in the wake of the scandal when he was impeached for lying about it.

Kirsten Gillibrand told the New York Times Bill should have stepped down during the scandal.

Bill Clinton was caught in June a hail of criticism after comments on the affair Lewinsky showing her lack of remorse. "Because of the enormous power imbalance and age difference between she and her boss, she had no real ability to say 'No.' The only reason Mrs. Clinton might say that was because the phrase wasn't coined at that time". We were much overdue for a reckoning and in the year since Harvey Weinstein was outed by the New Yorker and #MeToo got going online, we've all learned a lot about what constitutes sexual harassment and how to recognize when a situation veers from normal into an abuse of power.

American columnist Kristen Powers tweeted, "This actually shouldn't be so hard". "Absolutely not." The reporter follows up by asking if his relationship with Lewinsky might've been an abuse of power.

"Now, at 44, 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", she wrote.

There is no doubt time has provided proper perspective on that insane chapter, and we all know the most powerful person in the world has no business preying upon the least powerful in the White House.

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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more and more women coming forward with accusations of sexual misconduct, a number of politicians and celebrities have withdrawn from the spotlight.

However others defended Mrs Clinton's view, highlighting Ms Lewinsky's consent to the relationship. I'm a mother and a first lady, and I have much more important things to think about and to do.

The debate highlights a key fault line in the #MeToo movement about whether young women in consensual relationships with powerful men are being "victimised" and "infantilised" by describing their relations as abusive.

Mrs Clinton said sexism is a reason for her loss to Mr Trump in 2016, in addition to Russian election meddling and the investigation into her e-mails.

Hillary Clinton has gone on several media outlets over the past few days to bash President Trump.


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