By: Lexy | 11-25-2018 | News
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The Clinton Affair- Monica Lewinsky And Her Mom Threatened With 27-years For Lying About Affair

Monica Lewinsky recently appeared on the <a href=""> A&E Documentary Series </a>, The Clinton Affair. In the final episode, Lewinsky recounted the moment that then-sitting president encouraged her to lie under oath about the affair.

Lewinsky has never before stated that Bill Clinton advised her to deny their affair until now. She claims Clinton advised that if called to testify in the Paula Jones case, that she could avoid being deposed if she simply denied the charge in an affidavit.

Then shockingly, in a bold move, Clinton called for Lewinsky a few days later and the pair enjoyed a private intimate Christmas party in the White House.

Lewinsky would soon find out that it was the end of the relationship, with Clinton quickly bailing on his 24-year-old mistress who was left to battle with the special prosecutor, the FBI and the American public on her own.

Clinton relied on a multi-million dollar legal fund raised by supporters.

Lewinsky admitted that it became too much for her and at one point she said, she seriously considered taking her own life.

'Bill called at 2.30 in the morning and there were two pieces of bad news which he was passing along,' said Lewinsky.

'One was that Betty Currie's brother had been killed in a car accident and I had grown very close to Betty, I mean, our relationship was complicated, but I cared very much for her she had had another relative who had passed away recently so this was distressing news to me.'

The second bit of news hit much closer to home; 'and then, he really dropped the bombshell that he had seen the witness list for the Paula Jones case and I was on it,' Lewinsky said.

'The information about Betty spun me one way and the information about the witness list spun me completely the other way. He told me that it broke his heart and that he'd thought that I probably wouldn't get called as a witness.'

She said: 'I was petrified. I was frantic about my family, and this becoming public. Thankfully, Bill helped me lock myself back from that and he said I could probably sign an affidavit to get out of it, and he didn't even know if a 100 percent I would be subpoenaed.'

Lewinsky did point out that Clinton never said: 'Now, listen you're gonna have to lie here.'

She followed that up by stating, ‘he also never said, Listen, honey, this is gonna be really awful we're gonna have to tell the truth.'

Lewinsky was subpoenaed just a few days later and decided to speak with Clinton's attorney, Vernon Jordan.

'I didn't know whom to contact and Vernon mentioned a lawyer Frank Carter and took me to meet him,' said Lewinsky.

'Frank Carter explained to me if I'd signed an affidavit denying having had an intimate relationship with the president it might mean I wouldn't have to be deposed in the Paula Jones case.

'I did feel uncomfortable about it but I felt it was the right thing to do, ironically, right? So, the right thing to do, to break the law.'

Soon after she did this, she received a call to meet Clinton at the White House.

'This is the first time I met Buddy, the dog and we kind of all played around with Buddy in the office and then we went into the back study and we had a Christmas kiss,' said Lewinsky.

'Over the summer he had gone to Martha's Vineyard and he brought back a bunch of different things. He had this big canvas bag from the Black Dog. This marble bear, sunglasses.

'It was the most presents he'd given me at one time. He knew the subpoena was gonna ask to produce certain items and yet he was giving me more gifts. He clearly still trusted me.'

She gave the gifts to Clinton's secretary for safekeeping and to avoid possible seizure.

She was then left to fend for herself, a situation that quickly became dire.

Lewinsky's parents spoke about their daughter's affair for the first time.

Dr. Bernard Lewinsky and his ex-wife Marcia said on the second episode of the Documentary Series of The Clinton Affair, that they were thrilled when their daughter got an internship at the White House.

'I'm an immigrant from El Salvador and it was awesome and unbelievable that she would be working at the White House,' said her father, the son of German Jews who fled to Central America during World War II.

Lewinsky reveals they even threatened to prosecute her mother. She broke down in tears as she recalled how Kenneth Starr's team and federal agents said both women were facing 27 years in prison for lying about the affair.

I kept asking if I could call my mom, and they kept saying no,' recalled Lewinsky of the 12-hour interrogation inside a hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton.

'You're 24, you don't need to call your mommy, you need to make a decision about what to do.'

Lewinsky was unruffled at that point, however, and told the men: 'Well you should learn I am leaning towards not cooperating.'

That is when the men decided to threaten not only her but her family as well.

'And then he said, "Well, you should know, we're also thinking about prosecuting your mom for the things you said she did on the tape,"' said Lewinsky, while breaking down in tears.

Lewinsky said that she had to call someone, either her mother or a lawyer before she would make this decision to wear a wire and have her calls tapped by the FBI.

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The men finally gave into Lewinsky's demands, and she said she went to a pay phone and called her mother.

Lewinsky said her mother attempted to get her to calm down and breathe, before finally realizing the situation her daughter was in.

'FBI … have me … I'm in a hotel,' recalled Lewinsky of her words to her mother.

During the second episode, Monica's mother recalled her daughter's earlier days, while sharing some photos of Monica’s childhood.

'Monica was a beautiful and very, very smart little girl,'

but stubborn, really stubborn, said her mother.

Dr. Lewinsky said, 'She was very gregarious, friendly, you know when she was in the room.’ He said of the moment he learned about her internship, ‘I was so proud of her and she was so happy about it,’

Lewinsky detailed the events that led to her decision to confide in Linda Tripp, the woman who would alert the special prosecutor to the fact that Clinton was having an affair with Lewinsky.

It started when members of Clinton's staff transferred Lewinsky from working for Legislative Affairs at The White House to working at the Pentagon, amid concerns over how close she and the president had become.

The two had been seeing each other daily and enjoying weekly rendezvous prior to that, Lewinsky said, but the move to the Pentagon and a new position changed all that in an instant.

Lewinsky would be forced to wait until the middle of the night for Clinton to call, but she said he promised to move her back to a White House position after the election.

The two had been carrying on their affair for five months at this point, and some of the staff members were taking notice of how often Lewinsky was around the president and Oval Office.

The staffers claimed it was an optics problem and no one was stating they believed Lewinsky was having an affair with the president.

The job switch came while Clinton was in the middle of his reelection campaign, which meant that he was not in touch with Lewinsky for days or even weeks at a time.

'I had this nagging insecurity that maybe he just did all these things these last six months cause he wanted to keep me quiet during the election,' Lewinsky said.

'How stupid am I that I believed this, that I bought this. I felt so deflated and so desperate. And those were the conditions along with some other things that led to me confiding in Linda Tripp.'

Lewinsky said she 'had naively invested in his promise,' but was shattered when the election came and went without the offer of a White House job.

Lewinsky said it was too much for her, she says that after a few hours she began to think about committing suicide.

Twenty years later, she still breaks down in tears when recalling it.

'The ground completely crumbled at that moment. I felt so much guilt. And I felt terrified,' she said in the interview.

An FBI agent involved in the case said that Lewinsky was 'alternating between being hysterical, being angry, being abusive.'

'They imagined that I would have flipped really easily. They had no plan in place for what would happen if I said no,' said Lewinsky.

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'There was a point for me somewhere within these first several hours where I would be hysterically crying and then I would just shut down,' she recalled.

'And in the shutdown period I just remember looking out the window and thinking the only way to fix this is to kill myself.'

Lewinsky then began sobbing.

'I just felt terrible … and I was scared … and I was mortified,' she said, trying to regain her composure.

This played out at the Ritz Carlton in January 1998. The Office of the Independent Counsel gad Linda Tripp set up a meeting with Monica Lewinsky.

Lewinsky was taken to a room and held by prosecutors until that evening.

Lewinsky said that what made this so difficult for her was the fact that she was still in love with Clinton and she stood her ground until they threatened her mother.

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Monica and Bill

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Apologize: She signed the affidavit and soon after got called to the White House for a Christmas tryst (Clinton above in 1998 denying the affair)

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Monica and Marcia above circa 1996

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Lewinsky at the 1997 inaugural ball

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Lewinsky broke down in tears when recalling the moment that she was told both she and her mother were looking at 27 years in prison for lying

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Clinton then bailed on Lewinsky, who found herself targeted by the FBI and Kenneth Starr's team

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Bob No. 91671 2018-11-26 : 14:17

She deserves what she got period. What the Hell do women see in him, He is a total pig but then again most Jewish women are attracted to power, money, predictable as my erections every morning. Most of these women been abused sexually by every male in family. Very strange people. Don't care what she does, loser

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