Courtesy : Firstpost
The documentary Hillary is all set to premiere at Sundance reveals it all - from then-intern Monica Lewinsky's affair with Hillary's husband, Bill Clinton, Bill candidly discussing Trump, Russia and other things.
In a first, both Hillary and Bill along with their friends and former staffers talk in detail about the affair he had with his then-intern Monica Lewinsky, opening up about the lies, the heartache and the fallout.
"Counseling was one of the hardest things i've ever had to do, but it was necessary. [Hillary] deserved it, Chelsea deserved it and I needed it," he says of the healing process, adding of Lewinsky: "I feel terrible about the fact that Monica Lewinsky's life was defined by it, unfairly. Over the years, I've watched her try to get a normal life back, but you gotta decide how to define normal."
In one of many private 2016 campaign moments caught on camera, Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine speak in hushed tones. Kaine tells her that Obama called the night before and said, "Tim, remember, this is no time to be a purist. You've got to keep a fascist out of the White House." Clinton nods, replying: "I echo that sentiment. The weight of our responsibility is so huge. I don't say this lightly: His agenda is other people's agenda." She goes on, referencing Trump's then-national security adviser Michael Flynn, a "paid tool for Russian TV," and Putin.
Cameras catch Clinton and Sanders making awkward small talk backstage at a campaign event, before cutting to the present day, where Clinton unleashes on her former opponent. “Honestly, Bernie just drove me crazy,” she says. “He was in Congress for years — years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just boloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.” When asked by THR if that assessment still holds, Clinton nods: "Yes," she says, "it does."