Hilary Clinton's Past and Present: Monica Lewinsky to 2016

In an ABC exclusive, Clinton talks to Diane Sawyer about how her life has changed over the years.
4:50 | 06/10/14

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New York is really our home. Hillary Clinton's house is a reminder of the drama shaping her life. The Chicago girl who became a star of Yale Law School the transformation. Into a political life of a charismatic candidate for governor of Arkansas and if -- so -- priority things from. She also describes what she says was her proudest moment as secretary with the president. The decision to go in and get Osama bin Laden from my heart was in my throat because we were watching on the video screen what was happening. And we saw one of the helicopters. -- clipped the wall as it tried to get into the compound. You really didn't -- President Clinton. About Osama bin Laden now. When President Obama called to tell him I think the president started by saying some allies Sue -- is -- -- told me what I thought as we sit together. An old stress has returned. An essay in the magazine making headlines and political opponents warning they think the topic is still fair game. Monica Lewinsky then it's back and it's well. She's perfectly free to do that. She. Is in my view an American who gets to express yourself however she chooses but. That's. You know not something that spend a lot of time thinking about really mean really. Really I mean I wrote about it in my book living history I dealt with that at the time. I have moved on and that's how I see you know -- my life and my future you're not looking at me thinking. Here she is asking these -- because I knew -- would I knew you'd have to I mean it's it's something in the news you have every right to ask and I have very right to tell you how I feel. Did you call her a narcissistic Bloomington. I am not gonna comment on what I did or did not say. Back in the late nineties those words surfaced recently in notes from years ago written down by her late friend Diane Blair. For her part Lewinsky writes that her life was overwhelmed by ridicule she said. She has lived all these years as a -- Say anything you would say to her. About her life well I would wish her well I hope that she is able to. You know think about her future and construct a life the chief science meaning and and satisfaction. -- Hillary Clinton 66 years old. On the schedule almost as -- as -- campaign tour. She and her husband thanks to some big spenders including Wall Street companies are no longer that couples struggling for money reportedly. They can charge hundreds of thousands of dollars for speeches. Citizen reported you've made. Five million. Making speeches the president -- more than a hundred million dollars as well. If if you -- you have no reason to remember but we came out of the White House not only dead broke but in death to. We had no money when we got there and we struggled to you know piece together the resources for mortgages for houses for. -- education you know it was not easy. First thought we had to pay off all our deaths which was you know he had to make double the money because of obviously taxes and then pay off the debts and guest houses and take care of family members but do you think Americans can understand five times. The median income in this country or one speech. Well let me put it this way. I thought making speeches for money was a much better thing -- getting connected with any one group or company as so many. People who leave public life do you let the date is winding down. -- she says she still looking ahead to what is possible. And what she -- leave behind it I probably have as good a sense of how hard. The job is as anybody age. Age of -- great to be our age. I don't really you are which -- -- nobody her age again. You would be 69 on Election Day that's eight months leading up to eight months younger than Ronald -- Yeah well his -- -- matters well it it may depending on the person is you know my my mother lived with us until her death at 92 and she was as active and involved and just curious and intellectually. Capable as people much younger than her. So it's the individual what are you going to decide whether you're running for president if it back. You know I'm going to decide. When it feels right for me to decide because still by the end of this year well. It certainly not before them.

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