With her past paramour about to become a grandfather, Monica Lewinsky is sharing details about her affair with the former Oval Office occupant.
"It was a consensual relationship," the world's most (in)famous White House intern says in a Vanity Fair piece to be published Thursday. "Any ‘abuse’ came in the aftermath, when I was made a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful position. . . . The Clinton administration, the special prosecutor’s minions, the political operatives on both sides of the aisle, and the media were able to brand me. And that brand stuck, in part because it was imbued with power.'”
Lewinsky furthered her education after the presidential unpleasantness and says she has turned down lucrative tell-all offers in the past. And, while former President Bill Clinton was able to rebound, Lewinsky said she's had a tough time interviewing because potential employers have found her past to be a potential liability.
The article comes out as political insiders speculate whether former first lady and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will run for the presidency. Business Insider reported that Sen. Rand Paul (R.-Ky.) had brought the Lewinsky scandal back to the forefront, claiming voters should reconsider putting Bill Clinton back in the White House in any capacity because of what Rand called "predatory behavior."