Clinton, asked why he entered into the relationship, says it was one of many things he did to cope with the “pressure,” “disappointments” and “fears” of life.
The former President makes the comments in “Hillary,” a new four-hour documentary that traces the former first lady and 2016 Democratic nominees life and career. In the film, Hillary Clinton also describes how “devastated” she was during that time in her life, but defends her decision to stay with her husband.
“We all bring our baggage to life and sometimes we do things we shouldn’t do,” a visibly emotional Bill Clinton says. “It was awful what I did.”
Clinton, as president, had a sexual relationship with Lewinsky, who was a 22-year-old White House intern at the time. The relationship, and Clinton lying about it during a deposition, led to his impeachment. Clinton was subsequently acquitted by the Senate.