Hillary Clinton says Bill Clinton's affair not an abuse of power

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As first lady, she stood by his side as President Bill Clinton was impeached after lying about his affair with Lewinsky, a White House intern.

After Hillary Clinton said on Sunday that her husband's affair in 1998 with 22-year-old intern Monica Lewinsky was not "an abuse of power", many online have been debating her view.

The interviewer said to Hillary, "There are people who look at the incidents of the '90s and they say, 'A president of the United States can not have a consensual relationship with an intern - the power imbalance is too great'".

The former Secretary of State noted that Lewinsky "was an adult" at the time after the reporter said there were some people who believed a US President couldn't have a consensual relationship with an intern because the power imbalance was too great, according to the Daily Mail.

Clinton cut him off, saying, "Who was an adult".

"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. It *was* an abuse of power. It was TWENTY years ago.

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And then, following that up with a rote statement that provided not a bit of clarity on her answer, she added, "I take responsibility for my life and my actions".

She said Mrs. Clinton and others on the left are consistently hypocritical when it comes to their defense of alleged victims of sexual abuse via the #MeToo movement.

"Where's the investigation into the current incumbent, against whom numerous allegations have been made and which he dismisses, denies, and ridicules?"

"I thought we had moved to a place where a president of the United States or a company or a fast food franchise can not have an extramarital affair with a 22-year-old intern because of the power imbalance".

On Monday, women worldwide, including some of the women's groups mentioned above, posted tributes on social media to mark a year since the #MeToo hashtag went viral and prompted a massive reckoning on sexual violence and inequality in the workplace and beyond.

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