How Hillary Clinton Responded to the Gennifer Flowers Scandal | The Choice 2016 | FRONTLINE

How Hillary Clinton Responded to the Gennifer Flowers Scandal | The Choice 2016 | FRONTLINE

>>As much as I care about my work, my relationship with my wife Hillary means even more to me.>>Sometimes people ask me what it’s like being married to Bill. He works so hard and keeps such long hours and becomes involved in so many other people’s lives and problems. I always tell them it’s great. We really cherish the time we do have together and appreciate the fact each of us works hard.>>NARRATOR: In Arkansas, as Bill Clinton rose from attorney general to governor, Hillary Rodham became his most powerful aide. She changed her appearance and eventually her name.>>In order to avoid any problem and just to put it to rest, I will forever be known as Hillary Rodham Clinton…>>NARRATOR: She became skilled at policy and politics, a fighter willing to play hardball to win.>>Not only is she with him every step of the way, but he’s relying on her more than ever. She was his main policy maven during that period as well as political advisor.>>It’s a moment we’ve been waiting for. We all know it. You can feel it. Destiny is about to shake hands with history.>>NARRATOR: And after a decade as governor, they believed they were finally ready. They would make a run for the White House.>>And that is why today, I proudly announce my candidacy for president of the United States of America.>>♪ Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow… ♪>>And Hillary was right with him, holding each other, waving to the crowds. And I remember looking at them and I said, “I just hope they know what they’re getting into.”>>I have no idea because I’ve never done it before, I don’t have any idea what’s going to happen, but I’m ready for it. We’ll see.>>NARRATOR: Hillary would find out whether she was ready soon enough.>>Yes, I was Bill Clinton’s lover for 12 years.>>NARRATOR: Bill’s past was about to catch up with him and Hillary.>>The truth is I loved him. Now he tells me to deny it.>>The problems of Bill and other women are central to the Arkansas years and the marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton.>>Well, I’m sick of all of the deceit and I’m sick of all of the lies.>>The rumors about other women that are more than rumors; they’re based on fact.>>He is absolutely lying.>>Every marriage is a puzzle, even to the people in it, and to have, on top of everything else, to have that laid out there… And did I know that he had almost… did I know he had been unfaithful in his marriage? Yes. He’s a great flirt. We’ll leave it at that.>>NARRATOR: In Arkansas, there was even a name for it– “bimbo eruptions.”>>Hillary certainly knows, she absolutely knows then. She doesn’t know everything. She never wanted to know everything. Hillary is the only person in the world who can completely answer that question accurately, but from all of my reporting on that subject, she certainly knew.>>NARRATOR: Hillary had avoided speaking publicly about it.>>She would never do that. She will never open the door to the possibility of opening a conversation about his peccadilloes. And I think that that goes to the core of a lot of the clenched quality that she portrays in public.>>NARRATOR: As they campaigned in New Hampshire, the press pounced.>>What’s your relationship with Gennifer Flowers?>>There really isn’t one, obviously. The charges are false.>>The allegations were beginning to take hold. They were beginning to undermine the credibility of this candidacy.>>Flowers’ allegations of a prolonged extramarital…>>He’s trying to regain his lead in the polls…>>NARRATOR: In New Hampshire, Bill’s candidacy seemed doomed. If they wanted to win, Hillary would have to be willing to talk about Bill and other women on national TV.>>Clinton sat down with me to try to put the issue to rest.>>NARRATOR: The interview would air just after the Super Bowl, with 40 million Americans watching.>>And I was there backstage, I was thinking to myself, “I can’t believe the two of them going out under these circumstances.” I mean, they must have nerves of steel to be able to do this.>>Earlier today, Governor Clinton and his wife Hillary sat down with me to try to put the issue to rest.>>And I remember I didn’t want to watch it with friends. I wanted to sort of face it. Um… it was excruciating.>>Who is Gennifer Flowers? How would you describe your relationship?>>Very limited, but until this, you know, friendly, but limited.>>She’s alleging a 12-year affair with you.>>That allegation is false.>>NARRATOR: Everything she had fought for was in peril. Now Hillary would speak.>>You know, I’m not sitting here, some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette. I’m sitting here because I love him and I respect him and I honor what he’s been through and what we’ve been through together. And you know, if that’s not enough for people, then heck, don’t vote for him.>>Again and again, she was willing and able emotionally to step into the breach and protect her husband.>>She’s looking at the ends justify the means, there’s this huge political fight going on in the nation, they’re on the right side of that fight. And sort of taking it out of the personal and putting it into this larger construct is really her armor from then on.>>Maybe Clinton has kept the dogs off long enough that he’ll go on to Super Tuesday.>>Has Bill Clinton won second? If so, is it a strong second?>>In New Hampshire today, after months of campaigning in some cases, candidates…>>NARRATOR: The60 Minutesappearance worked. They got the comeback they were looking for.>>I think we know enough to say with some certainty that New Hampshire tonight has made Bill Clinton the “Comeback Kid.” (cheers and applause)>>NARRATOR: The truth would only come out years later in this deposition.>>And I had to admit under this definition that I’d actually had sexual relations with Gennifer Flowers. Now, I would rather have taken a whipping than done that after all the trouble I’d been through with Gennifer Flowers.

Comments (100)

  1. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama sold 20% of America's nuclear radiation to the Russians and put the money in their pockets and friendly Democrats. This is treason. Freedom of speech is your second amendment to the Constitution only Americans can use freedom of speech. Communist and dictators want to take our guns and our freedoms. Keep your powder dry and your gun loaded freedom in America. Do not let them take your freedom of speech

  2. What a bunch of pissed off, hateful psychopaths commenting on here… it’s quite comical….😂🤣😂

  3. These are the kind of people that would eat their young for a chance at power.

  4. He's had affairs so what ??? Worse things in life you know……!!!!

  5. Prez Clinton sent me a signed photo from White House, he was very much a popular Prez, whatever people say !!!!

  6. This is bullshit. Liars.

  7. Hillary Clinton had plenty of good experience within the political world. It’s a shame that she didn’t become our new president. She would’ve done better than Trump.

  8. Oh god, the glasses back then were atrocious lol

  9. Even though Bill Clinton was 100% wrong for all of these affairs and lying to his wife, I do find it appalling how the other women ONLY came public when his life became more public. They were all fine being kept secrets for years and years and being lied to, UNTIL his political career started picking up steam. Then they decided to go public with it. They didn't do it because they truly felt the need to come clean about being the mistress or because they felt bad for his wife; they did it simply for attention and political clout.

  10. HRC was not liked by women in AR. She lacked the class that many southern women including several of my own generations. She not only didn’t have the accent, ability to relate or even the desire to “fit in”. While my family is not huge, they are involved in AR politics. Everyone knew Bill was full of it. Her “fake attitude” stood out.

  11. Picaddillos, infidelities, sexual assaults, rapes… Not OK for any man, let alone a man who lead our nation. She is no feminist. She is out for HRC alone. My opinion based on years of watching. They fooled me in the past, no longer

  12. Meanwhile Hillary fell pregnant to Webster Hubbel and gave birth to Chelsea. Then she had a love affair with Yoko Ono . And it is all documented on Youtube .

  13. 2:35 "Did I know he had been unfaithful in his marriage? Yes, because I went HAM on his pee pee and we'll just leave it at that." LOL!

  14. These two are now after Trump and want him impeached. MAGA motherfuckers! Trump is the only true non politician outsider. Hasnt taken one fucking cent from any donors or special interest groups

  15. She was an idiot even back then.

  16. Typical hypocrisy – – Back when it was WJC the Dems said it was no big deal –
    that was his personal business.
    But if it's DJT – they think it's time to write out impeachment papers.
    The Dems set the standard for what America would allow in a president.
    But now they want to crucify DJT.
    How these minions can even sleep at night is beyond me.

  17. An era that needs to be erased from history.

  18. That woman is just as guilty because she knew bill was married.

  19. Glad she's not in the white house. Really ……

  20. Hillary back in the day was pretty good looking at times. I have never seen a woman with so many different hairstyles.

  21. Butt ugly evil evil person. Wish she’d just go away!

  22. As much as I dislike her and her husband, I feel bad she deals with that stuff.

  23. How do we know when Bill and/or Hillary is lying? When they open their mouths. Deceitful, vile, over-the-top ambitious and greedy to the max. Go away. Please.

  24. This was about a lot more than unfaithfulness! Thanks to Trump, the US public knows.

  25. I love Hillary Clinton we share the same birthday the same born day.

  26. So just the allegation of an affair nearly derailed Clinton. Dan Quayle mispells potato and is ruined…yet Donald Trump sits in the White House?! Way to go America!

  27. That's okay at least you played the game

  28. No they were never on the right side.

  29. Can’t stand Clinton’s they give you Americans a bad name 🇬🇧

  30. She was protecting her own ambitions.

  31. Hillary would rather count cash than fuck…

  32. You can't ask liars questions, you can't talk to liars, you can't reason with liars, you are wasting your energy with liars, thank Bill & Hillary for all the FAKE years.

  33. Hilary and Bill are literally Claire and Frank Underwood

  34. The mistress’ nose!!!!

  35. 5.23 "then heck", that is exactly she thinks about the people of America.

  36. why can't we find one honest person to run for president?

  37. Seriously baffling, how Hilary can stand by this man….

  38. A black women did advice Hillary at 5.32!Her voice was so ours and her comeback tho!

  39. 5:10–5:27 is major cringe. The clintons are so filled with selfishness. Will do about anything for their political gain. Hrc's foreign policy ruined millions of lives. They look so greedy.

  40. Gennifer Flowers could have touched up her roots before she did that press conference.

  41. Hilary is running bill clinton admin while he is busy with the beautiful girl.

  42. i'm so sorry for her…

  43. I surprised myself with an audible “wow”. This woman through all the allegations stood by her man. I think she does not care honestly. She wants the power, and he gave he access to it.

  44. American's version of The SS.

  45. He was an Ahab and she is a jezebel and nothing gets in the way of a jezebel

  46. Robert Reich? He spoke for Jezebel, knowing his grave was already dug. If he didnt'!

  47. At least Bill never (got caught) openly bragging about being a sexual predator/rapist, "I came at her like a bitch" – current US President.

  48. She is a MUT And her man is a low life

  49. Name ONE THING that Hillary Clinton has ever done well? Tick, tick, tick…..times up!

  50. So she doesn’t have an accent……then has one…….then doesn’t. Seems sincere right?

  51. if shes normal, she gonna file a divorce

  52. These two are servants of satan and every demonic power in the world.

  53. All these women claimed to love these men…
    But not enough to spare them shame n embarrassment!
    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned…

  54. BOTH are whoremongers.

  55. Gennifer Flowers? Why not Juanita Boaddrick? Bill RAPED her!!! Fakeline is COVERING up rape!!!!

  56. Fucking both need to be put to death


  58. He surely became involved in other women's lives.

  59. “You think you’re hot shit dontcha?”

  60. Bill just wanted to snort coke and screw anything in sight… Hillary didn't care what or who he did as long as he stayed in office! She had to clean up his messes and do his dirty work!

  61. Killery why not publish your daughters DNA results? After all he knows the truth so let everyone else know! officially, because we all know who the father is.

  62. The Clintons are sociopaths. Look at how Hillary pathologically adopts a southern drawl when she's as northern elitist as they come. Look at how they have no qualms about lying to obtain an objective. Beware, they are still very dangerous.

  63. They damaged the Democratic party forever.
    She is a horrible woman to turn on other women who his his and victimized. But if a republican did one of his crimes or hers the media and dems would hang em from the strongest branch.

  64. As one guy I knew who ran an investment fund for the rich told me
    The rich have no morals or character
    The men and women cheat and steal behind each other’s backs

  65. PBS, which of course is pro-Left Wing, helped Hillary and Bill in all their corrupt endeavors.

  66. Wow liberals covering up immorality. Ruined Gary Harts political aspirations. Why didn't it ruin his??? Clinton body count involved.


  68. Never had respect for Robert Reich.

  69. Buck toothed retards. My God those are ugly dumbfucks. Impressive. She stood by her gutless fool just like Tammy Wynett.. she's just that stupid to call it as she does it. Women saw her as weak, stupid, a sell out and she has never lived it down. She's the appitamy of Boomer Denial syndrome.

  70. Lol. Hillary is as lustful as slick willie. She has herself been to Lolita Island.

  71. He acts as if he's the victim!

  72. I remember this. They were lying then and they are lying now. These are the devils rejects

  73. She changed her name to Hillary Rotten Clinton

  74. Two of the most despicable people in the world!!

  75. And fucks so many women with his cigar

  76. Horrible………..just..power..and..control…!.

  77. Both are sick narcissus……

  78. @Hillary Kill them All Rodent didn't love @Bill Unzipped Fly Clinton, she loves herself, power, and other women.

  79. Lmao, he is rapist, Hillary helped him rape, she needs to be in prison right along with him. Just looking at them make me want to puke,

  80. Aug 2019 now and it's funny cuz of the painting in Epstein townhouse OF BILL IN A BLUE DRESS & R3D SHQES…… red shoes club of elite pedophiles, pervs, child killers, luciferians etc.

  81. They both are a Disgrace!!!

  82. His sexual problems are the least of your worries. That there Clinton family is a COCAINE MAFIA child trafficking grand scam charity fraudsters and heavy duty occultists of the most disgusting depraved kind. The Bush's are the same.

  83. You still live @ 944- Channing way, Oakland, Michigan. 07045-

  84. Clintons are getting away with murder these days.

  85. House of cards/scandal loves to run they’re story

  86. Hillary is so sick🤮🤮🤣🤣

  87. What a farce the Clintons are.

  88. gennifer is a pretty woman.

  89. The Clintons are consummate liars!

  90. Good god Hillary is an ugly MF .that's why Chelsea is horrid looking . She forgot to jump and let the ugly run out !

  91. Billy likes other woman with small teeth and no overbite.

  92. If people really new the depth of corruption they both were into.

  93. Her VOICE even sickens me. I wish SHE was history.

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