Transcript for Monica Lewinsky reveals blue dress with Clinton DNA: Part 9
?????? I thought that most of the people that voted for bill Clinton understood that he had a wandering eye. Hyde and his fellow Republicans can protest that this case is not about private sexual matters, but we all know it is. What Bill Clinton had to do to survive was to make sure that the question was about sex, not about lying under oath or obstruction of justice. He stood there, along with his advisers, and lied to the press and lied to all of us through the press. How do you know that kellyanne? How do you know that? Because he said last week! Do you have pictures? The Clinton people wanted to spin it as some sort of salacious tabloid reporting. But this was about legitimate claims of sexual harassment and abuse of women. This is a lousy soap opera, but it actually was American political history in the 1990s. So, for seven months, the story as reporters were chasing it, was, was there a relationship? Did they actually do the things that has been alleged here? Well, in the end, of course, what turns the tide is a blue dress from the gap clothing store that Monica had worn at one point during one of their assignations. Oh, the blue dress. Yes. What do you need to know about the blue dress? The source says Monica Lewinsky says she saved a Navy blue dress with the president's semen stain on it. She saves a dress on which the president had ejaculated. Even to say that now, it's like, you can't believe this. How is it possible? I want you to think about this, and really think about it instead of always just dissing what I say, okay? I don't always diss what you say. Well, you're very stubborn. The Navy blue dress. I would rather you had that in your possession if you need it years from now. That's all I'm going to say. A source of mine called me on the phone and said, Chris, I think I'm going to make your day. We have, in our possession, the dress. So, once Ken Starr secures an agreement with Monica Lewinsky to cooperate, she turns over the dress. The blue dress almost seemed too good to be true. So, not only do you have tapes about activities in the oval office, but you have real evidence. That's what the blue dress is about. It has his DNA. Put it in a baggie, and you pack it in with one of your little antiques. What for, though? I don't know, Monica, it's just this nagging awful feeling I have in the back of my head. It could be your only insurance policy down the road. Or it could never be needed and you can throw it away. It's important to remember, the president and his senior advisers were already creating the stalker strategy for Monica. The dress was her insurance policy the same way those tapes were mine. That was the first time that the white house panicked. They knew if there is that dress, that's a problem. They ask the president to testify six times and six times the white house basically brushes them off. As soon as they told him they've got a dress, he was forced to give a blood sample. He knew the gig was up. He knew he could no longer say, "It's my word against hers. It never happened." There was the evidence. So now, he had to figure out how he's going to play this game. Grand jury is in session. There are no unauthorized persons in the grand jury room, as we prepare to receive the testimony of the president. The president had a script and he wasn't going to give them anything beyond what he wanted to give them. The president knew that because of the dress that he would have to come up with some sort of a statement that would reconcile his previous denials with what was now turning out to be the truth. When I was alone with miss Lewinsky, I engaged in conduct that was wrong. These encounters did not consist of sexual intercourse but they did involve inappropriate intimate contact. Suddenly, non-penetrative sex was perceived as being not sex, because the president says it was not sex. If Monica Lewinsky says that you used a cigar as a sexual aid with her in the oval office area, would she be lying? Yes, no or won't answer? I will revert to my former statement. The testimony he gave would turn on this rather extraordinary nitpicky kind of understanding of what this word meant and that word meant. It depends upon what the meaning of the word of "Is" is. Bill Clinton won that round because it became a definition of what sex is. I think that was a terrible mistake by Ken Starr, because they then felt that they had to prove that he had lied about "Is" is. It was like losing the forest to the trees. The president will address the American people at 10:00 this evening from the map room in the white house, the map room where the president testified under oath. How much time now? Coming up on a minute. Okay. Look okay? Yes, sir. The president went on television that night, because he had to do something now to explain himself and explain the lies, if he could. Indeed I did have a relationship with miss Lewinsky that was not appropriate. In fact, it was wrong. And I intend to reclaim my family life for my family. It's nobody's business but ours. Even presidents have private lives. You're watching this now. What do you think? I felt like a piece of trash. I felt dirty and I felt used and -- I was disappointed. I think actually in some ways through this whole ordeal, this whole scandal, the most human person we meet through it is actually Monica Lewinsky. She makes big mistakes, but also feels very genuine in her approach to what's going on. Had she not met Linda Tripp, he life would have been very different. Monica said Linda Tripp ruined her life. And Monica has talked about that in the HBO documentary "Monica in black & white." It was just a sick -- it was just a sick relationship. I don't think I'm the only person in the world who could have been misled by Linda Tripp. But I don't think there are that many people who could have been misled to the degree that I was. I mean, I was like an addict and she was my fix. I am not ever going to allow myself to be responsible for any pain for you, after what I've watched you go through. I feel entirely too maternal
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