Hillary Clinton's Reaction to Lewinsky Revealed in Documents

Private papers shed new light on her thoughts during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
3:00 | 02/11/14

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Private papers of -- Hillary Clinton confidant. The newly were newly released -- and documents shed new light on Clinton's thinking during what may have been the lowest point ever White House years the Monica Lewinsky affair. And ABC's John Karl has the details. For decades Diane Blair kept a diary chronicling in great detail her close friendship with former First Lady Hillary Clinton right up until Blair's death in 2000. But remained under seal for years. And was reported for the first time Monday. But the conservative website Washington free -- -- letters diary portrays mrs. Clinton has a hard nosed political operative who is quote is despair that nobody in the White House is tough and mean enough. The papers described personal conversations Blair writes that she had when mrs. Clinton during her time in the White House. Offering new insight into Hillary Clinton's a mindset immediately after Bill Clinton admitted having an affair. But White House intern Monica Lewinsky indeed I did have a relationship with miss Lewinsky that was not appropriate. In fact it was wrong it was a lapse Blair writes. But she says to his credit he tried to break it off. Tried to pull away tried to manage someone who was clearly a narcissistic. Loony -- but it was beyond control. Blair also writes about mrs. Clinton's frustration with critics who called her too aggressive -- too political -- am -- proud woman -- quotes mrs. Clinton saying in 1996. I know it confuses people when -- changed by hairdos. I know why should pretend not to have any opinions but I'm not going to. I gave up my name got contact lenses but I'm not going to pretend to be somebody that I'm not. All told the papers offer a positive -- trail of Hillary Clinton from one of her closest friends none of this appears to be. Politically damaging and asked to comment on Hillary Clinton spokesperson -- simply said no comment.

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