Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday said her husband Bill Clinton was right in not resigning from the US presidency in the aftermath of his affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky in 1998. Dokoupil asked. "No, no", Clinton replied.
CBS correspondent Tony Dokoupil asked.
Lewinsky, who at 22 had an affair with then-President Clinton, called it in March 2018 a "gross abuse of power".
Hillary Clinton has said her husband Bill Clinton was right to not resign from the United States presidency in the wake of the scandal.
"... who was an adult", Hillary said.
It comes after Hillary earlier rejected the idea that accusations against her husband were anything like the sexual misconduct allegations against Trump or his new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. In general, we as a society weren't talking seriously about whether an abuse of power regarding a sexual relationship with a young woman in the workplace was grounds for resignation.
But when asked if she wishes she had done things differently in her personal life and done more to support the women who accused a powerful man of wrongdoing, Clinton says no and points to the impeachment investigation as evidence of why she feels no remorse for her actions.
Adding to his interrogation, Dokoupil asked Hillary Clinton, "There are people who look at the incidents of the 90s and they say, 'A president of the United States can not have a consensual relationship with an intern; the power imbalance is too great'".
"So, there was an investigation [of President Clinton], and it, as I believe, came out in the right place".
The interviewer said to Hillary, "There are people who look at the incidents of the '90s and they say, 'A president of the United States can not have a consensual relationship with an intern - the power imbalance is too great'". Several other women have accused him of sexual misconduct going as far back as the 1970s, which he has vehemently denied.
Kirsten Gillibrand, who holds Hillary Clinton's former seat, recently told The New York Times that the former President should have stepped down at the time.