The release of Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Mueller report on Sunday has everyone talking. Some — like Ivanka Trump, who cheered the supposed lack of evidence of collusion — are happy. Some — like much of Hollywood — are mystified.
And then there’s Monica Lewinsky, who can’t help but compare the madness to her own experience.
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The former White House intern was herself the subject of an investigation by an independent counsel, Kenneth Starr, for her affair with then-President Bill Clinton. She was a central figure in Clinton’s 1998 impeachment hearing.
While Clinton was ultimately acquitted by the Senate, many have drawn comparisons between Starr’s rigorous pursuit and how the Mueller report findings — which many Democrats are demanding to be made public — has been handled.
When USC law professor Orin Kerr noted that President Trump has had the privilege of so far keeping the full report under wraps, whereas every last dirty detail of the Starr Report was up for grabs, Lewinsky couldn’t help but weigh in.
Lewinsky, whose experience being ridiculed as a result of the Clinton scandal prompted her to become an advocate against cyberbullying, is earning props for her on-the-nose response.
Monica owns twitter every damn time and im here for it. 👊
— bristow72 (@bristow72) March 27, 2019
The way you have handled yourself all these years is quite literally unbelievable. Props to you, who has shown remarkable poise through a nation throwing a shitstorm at you. And now you’re using your platform to empower others and defend other victims… what class 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
— I’m Just Dan D (@Just_DanD) March 27, 2019
Pretty sure you just won tweet of 2019.
— Blake Crothers (@BrotherCrothers) March 27, 2019
Damn straight. The movie rights were practically sold before it was off the copy machine. 🤬
— Melissa Jo Peltier (@MelissaJPeltier) March 27, 2019
Lewinsky has been in the news recently after TV host John Oliver called out Jay Leno for his past jokes shaming her over the affair. The segment was a reaction to Leno’s claim that today’s last-night hosts lack civility.
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