The only person I ever saw her with was Linda ... I'd see them having coffee once in a while.
She was 21. Monica is 21 going on 14 on a good day. And she was a child. She was a mixed-up, unstable, volatile child.
Respect is not ever assigned; it's earned.
I watched his metamorphosis for eight years, and where I could have voted for Al Gore eight years ago, I could not have voted for him now.
My government career is over.
Look, if America - if being an American means anything, it means not having to lie under oath, not even for the president.
I know I'll be a footnote to history, and I've learned to live with that. But I think the public probably needs to know that Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp are nothing but footnotes we're not the story.
I think I'll be filing for bankruptcy. Look, I've never, ever been without a job. I've never not worked for the government.
People should be allowed to document evidence of criminal wrongdoing. Where is the expectation of privacy if someone is conspiring to commit crime?
There seems to be the sense that I was a vast right-wing conspirator, yet, five years later, I think it should be clear I never took a cent, I never made a cent on the notoriety.
And if nothing else, I've learned that there are people in life who have a need to sort of bask and reflect in glory or to take credit.
It was a moral victory. It was not a financial victory.
What it did for me was make me recapture the old Linda, the pre-scandal Linda, because I had gained so much weight during the Clinton years, just obsessing on these horrible things I was witnessing and didn't know what to do.
On January 12, 1998, the day I approached the Office of the Independent Counsel, I decided that fear would no longer be my master. This investigation have never been, quote, 'just about sex.' It has been about telling the truth. The truth matters.
I can live with myself.
The reality is I believe there has never been in the history of our White House such an unscrupulous pair as what I witnessed in this White House.
I am mesmerized, mesmerized beyond belief at their ability to fool all of the people all of the time.
The terror was emotionally difficult because I was so afraid that I'd put my children through so much with this Clinton thing, I didn't want to now leave them without a mom.
The first tenet is that you should report corruption regardless of loyalty to incumbent or party.
You know, I was never really angry. I know that sounds crazy. I was very upset for my children.
I was never one to really think a whole lot about that. I thought I looked fine.
I didn't write a book. It wasn't for self-enrichment.
I want them to see that there is life after tragedy, after nefarious notoriety, and see that you can hold your head up.
It truly was about the president of the United States trying to fix a court case.
Where is the expectation of privacy in the commission of a crime?
Much as I don't want to talk about Monica Lewinsky, I will say she and the president have a commonality a full sense of extraordinary entitlement and an unwillingness to accept accountability or consequences for their actions.
There is no method by which an average citizen can effectively fight the White House in the media.
Loyalty is to the government. I take this so seriously.
I had a 20-year, stellar government career.
I'm treated very much like a normal person in Germany. They don't look at me as notorious, or famous in any way.
I just know that what happened in the Clinton White House should never have happened to anyone.
Despite this expensive lesson, I continue to believe that each and every citizen has the duty to turn over evidence of criminal wrongdoing, especially evidence that implicates our highest elected government officials.
I have nothing to hide.
The reason he got away with it, the reason the country hates me, or a great segment through the media have come to despise my actions, is because they changed the subject so dramatically to friendship and sex.
I've lost my benefits. I've lost my health benefits. I've lost everything.
I had great faith that law enforcement would take care of this.
I'm more centered and happy inside than I think I've been in 10 years.
I think the country needed to know the arrogance - the reckless arrogance - that was going on in the Oval Office.
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