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Lewinsky affair not an abuse of power, says Hillary Clinton

NEW YORK: Hillary Clinton has said her husband Bill´s affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power and he was right to not resign from the US presidency in the wake of the scandal. The two-decades old episode has come under renewed scrutiny in the #MeToo era, with critics questioning whether the power imbalance between a sitting president and an intern made it impossible for the relationship to be considered consensual. Some, like New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, have said…

President Clinton’s affair with Lewinsky was not abuse of power: Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton has said her husband Bill's affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power and he was right to not resign from the US presidency in the wake of the scandal. The two-decades old episode has come under renewed scrutiny in the #MeToo era, with critics questioning whether the power imbalance between a sitting president and an intern made it impossible for the relationship to be considered consensual. Some, like New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, have said that…

Former presidents take stage at hurricane benefit concert

ATLANTA: All five of America's living former presidents took the stage Saturday at a benefit concert in Texas to raise money for victims of the hurricane-ravaged southern United States and Caribbean. Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter appeared together onstage at Texas A&M , praising Americans for their willingness to help fellow citizens and urging them to do more. The effort by the three Democrats and two Republicans has raised over $31 million from…

Bill Clinton’s upcoming suspense novel to become Showtime series

LOS ANGELES: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s debut novel will not hit shelves for almost a year, but it is already getting the TV treatment as Showtime said on Friday that it would adapt the anticipated book into a series. Bill Clinton “The President Is Missing,” co-authored with prolific thriller writer James Patterson, will follow the sudden disappearance of a sitting U.S. president and will draw on Bill Clinton’s knowledge of holding the office. It is due to be published in June 2018 and is the first time a…

Trump losing public support: poll

WASHINGTON: Public support for President Donald Trump is dropping, a poll showed Sunday, as he faces multiple setbacks over his stalled agenda and efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. Nearly six months since he took office, Trump is facing a declining approval rating that has dropped from 42 percent in April to 36 percent, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll of 1,001 adults. Similarly, his disapproval rating has jumped five points to 58 percent. A total of 48 percent of respondents said they "disapprove…

Trump considers seeking Bill Clinton’s advice

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump has said he would consider seeking advice from Bill Clinton, just days after besting the former president's wife, Hillary, in the upset US presidential election. Trump received a call from Bill Clinton after the vote in which the former president "couldn't have been more gracious," the 70-year-old Republican billionaire said in excerpts of an interview released Friday by CBS. The comments echo Trump's remarks after a meeting with President Barack Obama on Thursday, when he said he looked…

FBI releases Bill Clinton closed case files days before vote

WASHINGTON: The FBI has unexpectedly released documents concerning ex-president Bill Clinton's pardon of the husband of a wealthy Democratic donor, in a surprise move just days before the election in which his wife is seeking to become America's first female president. The release of the heavily redacted 129-page report over the pardon of trader Marc Rich -- an investigation that closed in 2005 without charges -- triggered questions from Democrats already angered by the FBI's probe into hundreds of thousands of newly…

Trump accuses Bill Clinton of being ‘abusive to women’

ST. LOUIS: Donald Trump on Sunday accused former president Bill Clinton of being "abusive to women" in a presidential debate, shattering the last vestiges of political decorum in a hypercharged campaign season. After apologising for "locker room talk" in which he bragged about grabbing women's genitals and forcibly kissing them, the Republican White house nominee said those were just words, whereas "Bill Clinton was abusive to women." Trump faces a make-or-break moment with Sunday's second presidential debate, after his…

In search of rebound, Trump ramps up attacks on Clinton

MANHEIM, USA: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump closed out a rough week for his campaign on Saturday by escalating personal attacks on Democrat Hillary Clinton, questioning her stamina and saying she should be in prison for her handling of classified emails. After a week in which he drew wide criticism for a public feud with a former beauty queen, Trump sought to rebound with a highly negative attack on his opponent in the Nov. 8 election, with a second presidential debate against her looming in a week. At the…

Obama waits impatiently for Bill Clinton to get aboard Air Force One

TEL AVIV/WASHINGTON: There can be only one person who can keep the President of the United States waiting. A former tardy US President who is short on time. The happened when President Barack Obama was seen waiting impatiently for former President Bill Clinton on Air Force One at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel after attending the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres Obama was seen standing just inside the doorway of the plane with his tie loosened, and waving at Clinton to get on the jet. "Bill, let's…