How Did No One Notice Bill Clinton’s Response To His Nemesis Ken Starr’s Death?

It appears that time does not heal all wounds, especially in politics. On Sunday, former President Bill Clinton was interviewed by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria.

At one point, Zakaria mentioned the recent passing of former White House Independent Counsel Ken Starr. Starr’s family announced his death last week from complications from surgery.

Starr was the special prosecutor that presided over the Whitewater investigation, and of course Clinton’s involvement with then-White House Intern Monica Lewinsky that resulted in Clinton’s impeachment.

Clinton’s reaction to Zakaria’s question should have raised eyebrows from coast to coast.

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Clinton And Starr Not BFF’s

Clinton’s response to Starr’s passing might well go down as an all-time backhanded slam.

Zakaria posed the question to Clinton, “Ken Starr just passed away. This was the Special Prosecutor, Independent Counsel for Whitewater. Never filed a charge on Whitewater. But put the second term of your presidency upside down. Do you have any thoughts, any reflection?”

It had to be one the most careful moments of Clinton’s life. He stated matter of factly:

I read the obituary, and I realized that his family loved him, and I think that’s something to be grateful for. And when your life is over, that’s all there is to say. But I was taught not to talk about people that, you know…I have nothing to say, except that I’m glad he died with the love of his family. 

Brutal.

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From Whitewater To Lewinsky

Ken Starr’s deep dive into the financial life of Bill and Hillary Clinton began with the investigation into a land deal that would become the Whitewater Development Corporation.

The deal eventually fell through, and neither Clinton was charged with a crime. Their partners the McDougals, however, did not fare as well. Both were charged with crimes and served time in prison.

As Starr investigated the Clintons more, it led him to the sexual harassment allegations of Bill Clinton by Paula Jones, and ultimately several other women, and the affair with Monica Lewinsky.

Starr’s investigations into Bill Clinton led to charges by Democrats and the media as being politically motivated. Starr denied any charges of political attacks. He said at the time:

“I was assigned to do a job by the attorney general, and that was to find out whether crimes were committed in this (Paula Jones) sexual harassment lawsuit. The whole idea of equal justice under law means that you’ve got to play by the rules. It has nothing to do with the underlying subject matter. You just tell the truth.”

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Clinton Not The Villain, Starr Is

Prior to the mainstream media’s bromance with Barack Obama, there was Bill Clinton. There was not much he could do wrong, and anyone who suggested any wrongdoing was going to be subject to the wrath of the Clinton cheering section. Ken Starr was not spared.

Famous leftist Ketih Olbermann compared Starr to Nazi Heinrich Himmler. Dianne Sawyer, sure that it was just the mind of a “Puritan” on overdrive, said this: “I think there were 62 mentions of the word ‘breast,’ 23 of ‘cigar,’ 19 of ‘semen.’ This has been called demented pornography, pornography for Puritans.”

And on and on.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Monica Lewinsky Nails It With ‘I Have A Joke’ Clinton Reference

Monica Lewinsky, the political world’s most famous intern, took a shot at the ‘I have a joke’ social media trend and delivered a knockout blow.

The competition was initiated by Nell Scovell, creator of the TV series ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch,’ when she tweeted, “I have a Charles Manson joke and it kills.”

‘I have a joke’ was swiftly trending afterward.

To which Lewinsky offered up her own version.

“I have an intern joke and it … nevermind,” she wrote, at least leaving the final word to the imagination, though it’s hardly difficult to figure out where she was going.

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What Does She Mean?

If you’re too young to remember, Lewinsky had a politically earth-shattering affair with former President Bill Clinton in the ’90s, a relationship which would lead to his impeachment for perjury and obstruction of justice.

Clinton’s wife, Hillary, has staunchly defended her husband, insisting he never should have stepped down amidst the scandal, an act which ultimately brought us to today, when no scandal in politics is truly shocking any longer.

“Absolutely not,” the former First Lady insisted when asked if he should have resigned.

She said this less than two years ago when the #MeToo movement was in full swing.

“It wasn’t an abuse of power?” a reporter asked, to which she replied: “No. No.”

The affair between Mr. Clinton and Ms. Lewinsky is widely seen as an abuse of power, due to the position held by each and the age differences. Clinton was 49 at the time, Lewinsky just 22.

The former President was also accused of multiple infidelities, sexual assaults, and even rape by Juanita Broaddrick, a former nursing home owner.

Clinton has said the ‘gutsiest’ thing she’d ever done in her personal life was to stay married to Clinton, despite these numerous affairs and accusations.

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Not Monica’s First Joke

This isn’t the first time Monica has joked about her famous affair.

Last summer, Vice President Mike Pence suggested Americans need to spend more time praying than on the internet, though his advice was truncated by the Washington Times.

They tweeted: “Mike Pence: ‘Spend more time on your knees than on the internet.'”

Freelance journalist Lauren Duca offered a snarky response to the Times tweet of the column: “OK, who’s gonna tell him?”

That’s when Monica chimed in …

This last joke, however, according to actress Mia Farrow, deserves props.

“Monica wins the internet,” she wrote.

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Bill Clinton: I Had Sex With Monica Lewinsky to ‘Manage Anxieties’

In a new Hulu documentary, former President Bill Clinton said he had sex with White House intern Monica Lewinsky to manage his “anxieties.”

“Here’s Something That Will Take Your Mind Off it for a While”

The four-part documentary, “Hillary,” focuses on the life of former Secretary of State, starting with her exploration into student politics and the Goldwater campaign, and finishing with her crushing defeat to President Donald Trump in 2016. The documentary also includes a close look into the affair that Bill Clinton had with Monica Lewinsky, his intern at the White House during his 2nd term in office – the affair, and his reaction to it, resulted in his impeachment, becoming only the 2nd President to be impeached.

Bill Clinton told the documentary team that having the affair with Lewinsky was his way of relieving stress and anxieties as the leader of the free world.

“You feel like you’re staggering around, you’ve been in a 15 round prize fight that was extended to 30 rounds and here’s something that will take your mind off it for a while, that’s what happens,” Bill said, adding:

Because there, whatever life – not just me. Everybody’s life has pressures and disappointments, terrors, fears of whatever. Things I did to manage my anxieties for years. I’m a different, totally different person than I was, a lot of that stuff 20 years ago… Maybe it’s just getting older but I hope it was also going through a lot of this. But whatever, what I did was bad but it wasn’t like – how can I think about the most stupid thing I could and do it. It’s not a defense, it’s an explanation. I feel awful.

I Don’t Sympathise With Clinton!

In an interview in 2018, fomer President Clinton refused to apologise to Lewinsky for the affair, but this time he came closer.

“I feel terrible about the fact that Monica Lewinsky’s life was defined by it, unfairly I think,” he told the documentary team. “Over the years I’ve watched her trying to get a normal life back again, but you’ve got to decide how to define normal.”

I’ll tell you something Bill – I don’t define cheating on my wife as “normal,” or something that will “take my mind off” work! I wonder if Juanitta Broderick was just a stress reliever too? This documentary is clearly trying to make people sympathise with someone who has had multiple women allege he sexually assaulted and abused them, not to mention the number of corruption allegations against both Bill and Hillary. He’s the same old sleazebag he was back decades ago, and we shouldn’t forget it!

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