Documents released by the Clinton Presidential Library on Friday reveal new details about the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal that brought our nation to it’s knees.
One of the emails that was released was from Patsy Thomasson, Clinton’s Director of the White House Office of Administration, to two political subordinates asking them to quietly find Lewinsky a job in the Pentagon.
The affair between President Clinton and his intern had become obvious to the administration, and they felt Lewinsky had become a distraction. They believed it was time for her to go, so they set about trying to arrange a graceful exit.
“Our direction is to make sure she has a job in an Agency,” Thomasson wrote to White House management and administration director Jodie Torkelson, copying personnel director Bob Nash on the 1996 email. “We have not finalized the deal but are working toward that end.”
“We are working closely with DOD to make this happen for Monica,” she wrote, adding that was writing the email upon request of an aide named Tim. “Monica is coming to see me today pursuant to Tim’s request.”
In the end, Lewinsky was indeed transferred to the Pentagon, where she met Linda Tripp. Their friendship would bring the scandal to the public after Tripp recorded their private conversations and leaked them to the press.
The national scandal nearly resulted in the impeachment of Bill Clinton, and made it almost impossible for Lewinsky to find work. Today, she is a blogger for Vanity Fair and has published a book about the scandal.
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H/T: Daily Mail