Linda Tripp emerges with new claims about Bill Clinton as Lewinsky scandal haunts Hillary

Will Bill Clinton's History Affect Hillary Clinton's Campaign?
Will Bill Clinton's History Affect Hillary Clinton's Campaign?

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman."

President Bill Clinton said those nine words in 1998 on live television.

Quietly, years later, he admitted the truth. On January 19, 2001, he admitted to knowingly making false statements in a case brought against him by Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern he had a sexual relationship with while in office.

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"I've apologized for my conduct and I've done my best to atone for it with my family, my administration and the American people," Clinton said at the time.

While he avoided jail time, he was fined $25,000 and temporarily lost his law license. Today, that admission, and the various alleged and admitted sexual transgressions that came before are coming back to haunt Clinton and his wife as she runs for president.

See some of the women who've accused Clinton of sexual dalliance over the years:

His sexual history has become a frequent topic of conversation in the White House race in recent weeks. Donald Trump brought the issue to front page headlines when he hit back against allegations of his own sexism by pointing to Clinton's infidelity and other alleged sexual improprieties over the years.

"I said, 'Look, if you're going to bring up the women card, then I'm going to bring up the women card too, and I'm going to be talking about your husband and what happened with women,'" Trump told Fox News.

Trump posted this video on his Instagram and told Fox News Hillary Clinton worked with her husband to "destroy" women he was involved with.

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Juanita Broaddrick, who publicly accused Bill Clinton of rape in the 1990s, has emerged from obscurity to criticize Hillary Clinton again for allegedly trying "to silence" her.

Linda Tripp, who made headlines during the original Lewinsky scandal for her role in the investigation, has come forward again with new allegations about Bill Clinton's behavior and Hillary Clinton's alleged role. ​

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Hillary Clinton "made it her personal mission to disseminate information and destroy the women with whom he dallied," Tripp recently claimed, according to Breitbart. She called the Democratic front-runner's recent attempts to paint herself as a champion for women's rights cringeworthy.

But while Hillary's longtime opponents may not be giving her a break, at least one is.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, currently Clinton's main rival for the Democratic nomination, has called Bill's behavior "deplorable," but also told NBC debate moderators he finds questions about Bill's sexual history "annoying."

See photos of the Clintons through the years:

"I'm going to debate Secretary Clinton, Governor O'Malley on the issues facing the American people, not Bill Clinton's personal behavior," Sanders said.

Hillary may be happy Sanders is trying to keep Bill's dirty laundry out of the race, but will American voters be able to push it out of their minds when they hit the polls? That question remains.

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