More recently, in the midst of the wave of #metoo activism, Clinton bungled again, explaining to television viewers that Bill Clinton, at the time the most powerful man in the world, did not abuse his power over 22-year-old intern, Monica Lewinsky. That jagged pill stuck in the throat of many Democrats as they are forced to wonder whether or not Hillary will once again attempt a run at the presidency. Annie Karni reports at Politico Magazine:
In recent months, some reporters who cover the Trump White House have received phone calls from the last person they would expect: Hillary Clinton.
The 2016 Democratic nominee has been rethinking her relationship with the press, among the many things she has been turning over—and over—in her head, acknowledging that her grouchy relationship with journalists was a problem. Now, she’s curious about the reporters covering Trump and has been putting out the occasional feeler.
Last week, …, she said in a television interview that her husband’s affair with a White House intern in the 1990s did not constitute an abuse of power because Monica Lewinsky was “an adult.”
There’s …no sign that Clinton intends to give up the spotlight after the midterm elections, when Democrats begin their process of choosing a 2020 nominee and when a pre-existing relationship with the Clintons is widely seen as a vulnerability.
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