Clinton's Struggle Over Lewinsky Affair

Bill Clinton documentary airs on PBS as part of its "American Experience" series
2:17 | 02/13/12

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The president of the intern the accusations. And denials. The allegations that the president had an illicit affair with a 21 year old intern and then attempted to cover it up blasted through the White House today. This scandal. Could unravel the administration. Over the next 72 hours the story made its way around the world. The -- this season kept but 68 the infliction and -- warning students to. Caught on winners Clinton's cabinet members rushed to his defense I believe the allegations are completely untrue. Second. -- whom work for him for 56 years this point are are are just. On the floor can't figure out what they're supposed to think about the -- but -- was -- bounces. I was convinced. The Bill Clinton against the this means who helped get him. He wouldn't be so stupid. -- to. Jeopardize his entire sentence. For what. Now that was -- Bill Clinton I -- Clinton did confide in the one person he knew would not judge him. When the Lewinsky scandal broke the president -- -- and I returned the call. And he said ever since I got -- for the writers and I've had to shut my body down and sexually and the home. But I screwed up with this -- home I didn't do what they said -- -- may have done so much that I can't prove my innocence. And I said to him with a problem that presidents it's not the -- It's the conference. And you should explored just telling the American people the truth. This should really do you think I could do that. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- took a poll and I tested popular attitudes -- I call them back and I said they will forgive the adultery. But they won't easily forget that you.

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