Bill Clinton Says Affair With Monica Lewinsky Helped 'Manage Anxiety'

No, the headline of this article is not from 1998.

A new 4-hour documentary called 'Hillary,' is set for release on Hulu on March 6. It's described as:

"An intimate portrait of former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; how she became one of the most admired and vilified women in the world; features never-before-seen footage from her 2016 presidential campaign."

While it is about all of those things, it's really caused a buzz because of what former president Bill Clinton said in the documentary about his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, which eventually led to his impeachment by the House of Representatives, before he was ultimately acquitted in the Senate.

Clinton compared being president to being a boxer in a 30-round fight, and the constant pressure and anxiety of being president has you looking for 'distractions' to take your mind off of it for awhile.

Apparently, Lewinsky was one of those distractions.

"Everybody's life has pressures and disappointments, terrors, fears or whatever. It (the affair) takes your mind off of it for a bit."

He says he used the affiar to 'manage his anxieties'.... until he got caught, that is. In the film he talks about the moment when he had to tell Hillary the truth, after initally lying about it when he was confronted.

"I went and sat on the bed and talked ot 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 year years. I said I have no defense, it's inexcusable what I did."

Hillary said she was 'devastated' by the admittion and the couple went through years of marital counseling because of it. Even though the counseling was the hardest thing he had ever done, Bill Clinton said both Hillary and Chelsea deserved and needed it. He also says he feels bad that Monica Lewinsky became defined by that moment.

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