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Bill Clinton Is Asked About Monica Lewinsky (Video)

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It wasn't amusing for former President Bill Clinton to notice that a motorist had jokingly asked him about Monica Lewinsky while in a chat in Manhattan (video below).

"You the best president man," the New Yorker can be heard telling Bill Clinton.

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"Trump gotta go. Trump gotta go Bill Clinton," continued the man.

The former president can be seen waving at the man before he gave him a thumbs up at the remark about President Donald Trump.

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"Alright, have a nice day. Tell Hillary I said what up Bill Clinton," the man said as Bill Clinton gave him another thumbs up.

What might have seemed like a nice little conversation, however, shortly turned into an uncomfortable situation for the former president.

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"Best president alive man. How’s Monica?" the man asks excitedly, prompting Bill Clinton to roll up his window as his SUV is preparing to pull off. 

The Bill Clinton-Lewinsky scandal took shape in 1998, when a news report had emerged professing that Bill Clinton had had an affair with Lewinsky, who was also an intern at the White House at that time.

He at first forcefully denied all the allegations: "I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me ... I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky," in a public statement in January 1998.

Lewinsky had formerly testified that she and Bill Clinton had nine sexual encounters in the years 1995 to 1997 -- in the Oval Office.

Later, after this scandal became public, both Bill Clinton and Lewinsky denied having any form of sexual relations under oath when both testified in the Paul Jones lawsuit, which accused the former president of sexual assault.

In August 1998, he eventually admitted that he and White House intern Lewinsky had some inappropriate relations.

"I know that my public comments and my silence about this matter gave a false impression. I misled people, including even my wife," he said at the time. "I deeply regret that.

"Indeed I did have a relationship with Ms. Lewinsky that was not appropriate.

"In fact, it was wrong. It constituted a critical lapse in judgment and a personal failure on my part for which I am solely and completely responsible."

After he admitted to the affair, Bill Clinton became the second president in United States history to be impeached by Congress. He was accused of perjury and obstruction of justice.

Soon after his impeachment, a trial was held in the Senate in which the Republicans fell short of the necessary amount of votes that were required for the removal of a president from office.

Ever since the scandal, Lewinsky has reportedly been largely staying out of the public eye. It is only in recent years that she has emerged yet again as an advocate for preventing cyberbullying.

Fox News has unveiled a new documentary which showcased how Bill Clinton was led to impeachment. The hour-long show aired on Jan. 21.

Source: Daily Mail / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: Pixabay, Flickr (2)

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