The National Enquirer has reportedly obtained a "sex tape" that Lewinsky made for Clinton during "the height" of their relationship, 16 years after the affair led to a panoply of amazing "Saturday Night Live" sketches and eventually, the second presidential impeachment in American history.
Radar Online has posted excerpts of the cassette recording in which Lewinsky's voice can supposedly be heard setting up a secret meeting with Clinton, who isn't on the tape.
“I could take my clothes off and start… well… I know you wouldn’t enjoy that?" Lewinsky, then 24, tells the president. "I hope to see you later and I hope you will follow my script and do what I want.”
The former intern then goes on to suggest a way that she and Clinton can meet in private without an official record.
“Now the first thing that has to happen is that you need to pre-plan with [the president's secretary] Betty that you will leave the office at, I don't know, at 7, 7:30 so that everyone else who hates me that causes me lots of trouble goes home,” she says.
Despite the comparisons, Lewinsky's doesn't appear to favor Weiner's brand of explicit sex talk. At one point, she suggests that a rendezvous with Clinton include dinner and a movie.
“Maybe we could go over and watch a movie together and just have kind of, I don¹t know, boxed dinners or something like that,” she said.
The Inquirer also has love letters from Lewinsky to Clinton, given to them by a "cleaner" her friends had hired for her.
“First, I forgot to tell you that the Gingko Blowjoba, or whatever it’s called, was from me,” she writes in one.
Comparisons to the Weiner scandal are inevitable, especially when Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, is a longtime Hillary Clinton aide.
According to Radar, the National Enquirer posits that "the emergence of the tape could torpedo Hillary’s expected run for the White House."
Over at Slate, however, David Weigel says the evidence suggests otherwise. Hillary's poll numbers soared when her husband's infidelity came to light.
"You can always find a bulwark of opinion, usually on the right, indicting Hillary Clinton for the sex scandals around here. But the dominant opinion is always, always sympathy," Weigel writes.
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