Hillary and Bill Clinton suffered a painful marriage crisis that led to counseling sessions after he broke the news that he had been having sexual affairs with ex-White House intern Monica Lewinsky to relieve his ‘anxieties.’
He said in the Hulu special: ‘I went and sat on the bed and talked to her. I told her exactly what happened, when it happened. I said I feel terrible about it. We’ve been through quite a bit in the last few years. I said I have no defense, it’s inexcusable what I did’.
“Maybe it’s just getting older but I hope it was also going through a lot of this. But whatever, what I did was bad but it wasn’t like – how can I think about the most stupid thing I could and do it,” the former President continued in tears. “It’s not a defense, it’s an explanation. I feel awful.”
Hillary asserts the marriage counseling sessions were almost as worse as the sexual affair, describing the sessions as ‘painful, painful discussions,’ noting the adulterer had to be the one who told their daughter, Chelsea, who was just 18 at the time.
“We saw a counselor, (there were) painful, painful discussions,” an emotional Hillary said to the camera.
Bill replied: “Counseling was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do but it was necessary. She (Hillary) deserved it, Chelsea deserved it and I needed it.”
Bill revealed that at the time he met Lewinsky the pressure of the job made him feel like a boxer who had done 30 rounds and he looked at Lewinsky as ‘something that will take your mind off it for a while.’
The revelation comes from the former President himself in a world exclusive Hulu documentary titled ‘Hillary’ set to air Mar. 6, showcasing the two battle out their dubious pasts. But what’ll likely spark controversy is the resurface of the sexual affair with ex-White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
The overdue confession comes 22-years after then-President Bill Clinton vehemently denied having ‘any sexual relations with that woman.’
The scandal led to Bill being impeached in 1998. But he survived the trial in the Senate and remained in office during his second term.
The adulterer added: “Things I did to manage my anxieties for years. I’m a different, totally different person than I was, a lot of that stuff 20 years ago.”
His hand was forced in 1998 when it became evident he had lied to a grand jury investigating his personal affairs by denying the affair.
The documentary was directed by Nanette Burstein whose previous work includes a film about eccentric internet entrepreneur John McAfee.
The television producers interviewed Hillary for 35 hours as well as many members of her campaign staff from 2016, according to the DailyMail.
But neither Bernie Sanders, who virtually beat Hillary in the 2016 Democratic Presidential primary, nor Trump were invited to contribute.
The four-hour series features unprecedented access to the Clintons’ secret inner circle and examines Hillary’s public life from her younger days to losing the 2016 election.
The producers say the show is a ‘remarkably intimate portrait of a public woman, Hillary interweaves revealing moments from never-before-seen 2016 campaign footage with biographical chapters of her life.’
It features world-exclusive exclusive interviews with Hillary Rodham Clinton herself, Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, friends, and journalists, the series examines how she became at once one of the most admired and vilified women in the world.
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