Former President of the United States Bill Clinton is finally speaking out openly about his affair with a 19 year intern named Monica Lewinsky.
The four-part documentary series, “Hillary,” which was released on Friday on Hulu, focuses on Hillary Clinton’s life, her marriage to Mr. Clinton and her unsuccessful campaign for president in 2016.
In the series, Mr. Clinton, 73, is asked by the director, Nanette Burstein, why he engaged in an affair with Ms. Lewinsky, then a White House intern, and whether he weighed the risks.
“Nobody sits down and thinks, ‘I think I’ll take a really irresponsible risk,’” Mr. Clinton says. “It’s bad for my family, bad for my country, bad for the people who work with me.”
And according to Bill, he had the affair to ease his anxiety.
“You feel like you’re staggering around, you’ve been in a 15- round prize fight that was extended to 30 rounds and here’s something that will take your mind off it for a while, that’s what happens. Because there, whatever life – not just me. Everybody’s life has pressures and disappointments, terrors, fears of whatever.”
Then the president said this:
“Things I did to manage my anxieties for years. I’m a different, totally different person than I was, a lot of that stuff 20 years ago. It’s not a defense, it’s an explanation. I feel awful.”
Here’s how he explained to Hillary that he’s been lying to her:
“I went and sat on the bed and talked to her. I told her exactly what happened, when it happened. I said, ‘I feel terrible about it. We’ve been through quite a bit in the last few years.’ I said, ‘I have no defense, it’s inexcusable what I did.