Monica Lewinsky: Bill Lied
New book also claims Clinton had affair with Susan McDougal
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 17, 2009 6:22 PM CST
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 27: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Monica Lewinsky enters the Ivar November 29, 2002 in Hollywood, California.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – The first history of Clinton scandal has been written, and Bill is unlikely to be happy about it. In a new book, Monica Lewinsky is quoted as saying she thinks he lied to a grand jury about their relationship, reports Politico. "There was no leeway (there) on the veracity of his statements because they asked him detailed and specific questions to which he answered untruthfully," she told author Ken Gormley, a law professor. No further specifics on the topic are offered in Politico's preview.

The book also alleges that Clinton had an affair with Susan McDougal of Whitewater infamy. The Death of American Virtue, due out in February, is based in part on extensive interviews with both Clinton, who's still seething about his treatment by Congress, and Ken Starr, who comes across as a man "out of his depth who lost all sense of proportion," write Politico's John Harris and Josh Gerstein.