In a new documentary special for A&E, the most famous intern in White House history opened up about her affair with President Bill Clinton and shared for the first time how her Lover-in-Chief encouraged her to “break the law” and lie to federal investigators. In the special, Monica Lewinsky said that Clinton asked her to lie about their affair if she was called to testify in the Paula Jones matter. Now 45-years-old, Lewinsky said that Clinton advised her that she could avoid a deposition if she simply denied their affair from the outset in a sworn affidavit.
Clinton, Lewinsky said, called her in the wee hours of the morning to tell her that she was due to testify in the Jones case.
“I was petrified. I was frantic about my family and this becoming public,” Lewinsky said. “Thankfully, Bill helped me lock myself back from that and he said I could probably sign an affidavit to get out of it, and he didn’t even know if a 100 percent I would be subpoenaed.”
As it turned out, she was.
In her interview with A&E, Lewinsky said that the president never told her outright: “You’re going to have to lie here.” However, she noted, he never told her to specifically tell the truth, either. And frankly, if he was advising her to deny the affair in a sworn affidavit as a way of avoiding a deposition, he was in fact telling her to lie under oath.
Lewinsky said that Clinton’s close friend and attorney Vernon Jordan set her up with a lawyer, Frank Carter, who gave her much the same advice as the president.
“Frank Carter explained to me if I’d signed an affidavit denying having had an intimate relationship with the president it might mean I wouldn’t have to be deposed in the Paula Jones case,” she said. “I did feel uncomfortable about it but I felt it was the right thing to do, ironically, right? So, the right thing to do, to break the law.”
After signing the affidavit and denying the affair, Lewinsky said the president showered her with gifts at a semi-private Christmas party.
“This was the first time I met Buddy the dog, and we kind of all played around with Buddy in the office and then we went into the back study and had a Christmas kiss,” she said. “Over the summer he had gone to Martha’s Vineyard and he brought back a bunch of different things. He had this big canvas bag from the Black Dog. This marble bear, sunglasses. It was the most presents he’d given me at one time. He knew the subpoena was going to ask to produce certain items and yet he was giving me more gifts. He clearly still trusted me.”
It still amazes us that 60 million Americans were ready to put this creep back in the White House, even if it would have been in the East Wing. The same Americans who tell us how terrible Trump is to women and what a monster he is to the law. Remarkable.