Bill Clinton: Monica Lewinsky affair was to 'manage my anxieties'

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Bill Clinton claims the affair with Monica Lewinsky that almost destroyed his presidency was one of the "things I did to manage my anxieties."
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Bill Clinton waves off his tawdry affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky in a new documentary — by saying it was something he did "to manage my anxiety."

The ex-president, in the upcoming Hulu series "Hillary" about his wife, likens working in the Oval Office to being a boxer "staggering" around after a 15-round prize fight that's been extended to 30-rounds.

"And here's something that'll take your mind off it for a while," Clinton, 73, says of his two-year tryst with Lewinsky that began in 1995 when she was 22.

"Everybody's life has pressures and disappointments, terrors, fears of whatever," he continues.

"Things I did to manage my anxieties for years."

Episode three of the one-sided, four-part biography series about Hillary Clinton — which premieres Friday — focuses on the sordid, 25-year-old affair that almost ended Clinton's presidency and dogged his wife throughout her own political career.

Titled "The Hardest Decision," the episode leads with footage from the 2016 campaign in which President Trump talks about the scandalous liaison, calling Hillary "an enabler."

It later cuts to Bill's deposition in Paula Jones' sexual harassment lawsuit against him, in which he was asked detailed questions about Lewinsky.

Statements he made denying the affair in that deposition were the basis for the perjury charges that led to his impeachment in the…
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