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It's an investigation that divided the country and nearly brought down a president.
For most of his tenure Bill Clinton was at the center of a probe that delve deep into his financial dealings.
And is intimate sexual affairs.
The man behind that probe Kenneth Starr now ten years later there is a new book.
And reveal secrets from that scandal and the author of the book the death of American merchant can normally.
Joins us now the mornings -- Good morning Peter Nelson this is quite -- -- home it seems incredibly heavy I've been using it as a Barbell and this is a front.
And exhausted look.
That you have gone back to look at the Whitewater case and beyond what did you discover that we didn't already know.
Well there were a lot of beyond the surprise revelations throughout this process it goes all the way from -- -- -- Vince Foster.
Suicide Paula Jones Monica Lewinsky investigation and the impeachment.
Couple of the most interesting things is it's -- very clear.
That Ken Starr's office came much closer than we need to indicting both President Clinton asked as he was leaving office.
And First Lady Hillary Clinton.
A night obtained a draft indictment of Hillary Clinton that had never been seen before.
Also found a secret report that has been under seal for ten years.
Are commissioned by the justice department of Ken Starr's investigation.
Specifically of its handling of Monica Lewinsky in the -- in the Ritz Carlton.
That really does not give -- Iraq Ken Starr's office high marks at all for its handling of that.
In not have allowing her to talk to -- lawyer after she requested repeatedly to do that.
You spoken in this Lewinsky and as well I'm what are her thoughts on what transpired.
So many years after.
Well obviously it was a just a devastating time for Monica Lewinsky and her family I went into this really not knowing what I think I came out of that.
Having a great deal of sympathy for her for of them.
I I think it was a difficult time as she ended up saying at the conclusion of the interview.
She felt that Bill Clinton was not the person she thought he was at the same time she.
Thought the Ken Starr's office and really kind of violated her privacy so it's really.
There's it's a tragic story there bodies littered across the road everywhere you turn really in this tragedy.
You also sat down for a very candid interview with Bill Clinton himself what is he reveals the years after the scandal.
Well I I spoke with President Clinton three times twice at his home in Chappaqua.
-- it was very clear in the last inner.
You I think one of the most spontaneous parts of it.
It was very clear that this was something he wished more than anything -- not happen his own personal indiscretions.
He also said though it was he was humiliated but it was liberating in some ways because.
At the end of the day his wife Hillary had stayed with -- his daughter Chelsea had stayed with him.
And for the most part the American public had stayed with -- that was really heartfelt I think and I think that -- You have to look at this and realize that forgiveness is very powerful force.
-- -- -- the -- -- the deaths of American virtue.
A little lights.
Quite a -- very -- training great at great book thanks so much for coming.
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