Clinton Files Essay, Research Paper
On Sunday, January 21, 1996, according to Ms. Lewinsky, she and the
President had another sexual encounter. Her time of White House entry is
not reflected in records. She left at 3:56 p.m. The President moved from the
Residence to the Oval Office at 3:33 p.m. and remained there until 7:40
On that day, according to Ms. Lewinsky, she saw the President in a hallway
by an elevator, and he invited her to the Oval Office. According to Ms.
We had . . . had phone sex for the first time the week prior, and I was feeling
a little bit insecure about whether he had liked it or didn’t like it . . . . I
didn’tknow if this was sort of developing into some kind of a longer-term
relationship than what I thought it initially might have been, that maybe he
had some regular girlfriend who was furloughed . . . .
According to Ms. Lewinsky, she questioned the President about his interest
“I asked him why he doesn’t ask me any questions about myself, and . . . is
this just about sex . . . or do you have some interest in trying to get to know
me as a person?” The President laughed and said, according to Ms.
Lewinsky, that “he cherishes the time that he had with me.” She considered
it “a little bit odd” for him to speak of cherishing their time together “when I
felt like he didn’t really even know me yet.”
They continued talking as they went to the hallway by the study. Then, with
Lewinsky in mid-sentence, “he just started kissing me.”He lifted her top and
touched her breasts with his hands and mouth. According to Ms. Lewinsky,
the President “unzipped his pants and sort of exposed himself,” and she
At one point during the encounter, someone entered the Oval Office. In Ms.
Lewinsky’s recollection, “The President zipped up real quickly and went out
and came back in . . . . I just remember laughing because he had walked out
there and he was visibly aroused, and I just thought it was funny.”
A short time later, the President got word that his next appointment, a friend
from Arkansas, had arrived. He took Ms. Lewinsky out through the Oval
Office into Ms. Hernreich’s office, where he kissed her goodbye.
On Sunday, February 4, according to Ms. Lewinsky, she and the President
had their sixth sexual encounter and their first lengthy and personal
President was in the Oval Office from 3:36 to 7:05 p.m. He had no telephone
calls in the Oval Office before 4:45 p.m. Records do not show Ms.
Lewinsky’s entry or exit.
According to Ms. Lewinsky, the President telephoned her at her desk and
planned their rendezvous. At her suggestion, they bumped into each other
hallway, “because when it happened accidentally, that seemed to work really
well, “then walked together to the area of the private study.
There, according to Ms. Lewinsky, they kissed. She was wearing a long
that buttoned from the neck to the ankles. “And he unbuttoned my dress
he unhooked my bra, and sort of took the dress off my shoulders and . . .
moved the bra . . . . He was looking at me and touching me and telling me
how beautiful I was.” He touched her breasts with his hands and his mouth,
and touched her genitals, first through underwear and then directly. She
performed oral sex on him.
After their sexual encounter, the President and Ms. Lewinsky sat and talked
in the Oval Office for about 45 minutes. Ms. Lewinsky thought the President
might be responding to her suggestion during their previous meeting about
“trying to get to know me.” It was during that conversation on February 4,
according to Ms. Lewinsky, that their friendship started to blossom.
When she prepared to depart, according to Ms. Lewinsky, the President
“kissed my arm and told me he’d call me, and then I said, yeah, well, what’s
number? And so he recited both my home number and my office number off
top of his head.” The President called her at her desk later that afternoon
said he had enjoyed their time together.
We went back over by the bathroom in the hallway, and we kissed. We were
kissing and he unbuttoned my dress and fondled my breasts with my bra on,
then took them out of my bra and was kissing them and touching them with
hands and with his mouth.
And then I think I was touching him in his genital area through his pants, and
I think I unbuttoned his shirt and was kissing his chest. And then . . . I
wanted to perform oral sex on him . . . and so I did. And then . . . I think he
heard something, or he heard someone in the office. So, we moved into the
And I continued to perform oral sex and then he pushed me away, kind of as
always did before he came, and then I stood up and I said . . . I care about
you so much; . . . I don’t understand why you won’t let me . . . make you
come; it’s important to me; I mean, it just doesn’t feel complete, it doesn’t
Ms. Lewinsky testified that she and the President hugged, and “he said he
want to get addicted to me, and he didn’t want me to get addicted to him.”
looked at each other for a moment. Then, saying that “I don’t want to
disappoint you,” the President consented. For the first time, she performed
According to Ms. Lewinsky, their sexual encounter began with a sudden
“This was another one of those occasions when I was babbling on about
something, and he just kissed me, kind of to shut me up, I think.” The
unbuttoned her blouse and touched her breasts without removing her
bra.”He went to go put his hand down my pants, and then I unzipped them
because it was easier. And I didn’t have any panties on. And so he manually
stimulated me.” According to Ms. Lewinsky, “I wanted him to touch my
genitals with his genitals,” and he did so, lightly and without penetration.
Then Ms. Lewinsky performed oral sex on him, again until he ejaculated.
I had set up in his back office, I had brought an apple square and put a
candle and had put his birthday presents out. And after he came back in
and I sang happy birthday and he got his presents, I asked him . . . if we
could share a birthday kiss in honor of our birthdays, because mine had
been just a few weeks before. So, he said that that was okay and we could
kind of bend the rules that day. And so . . . we kissed.
Ms. Lewinsky touched the President’s genitals through his pants and moved
to perform oral sex, but the President rebuffed her. In her recollection:”He
said, I’m trying not to do this and I’m trying to be good. . . .He got visibly
upset. And so . . . I hugged him and I told him I was sorry and not to be
upset.” Later, in a draft note to “Handsome,” Ms. Lewinsky referred to this
visit: “It was awful when I saw you for your birthday in August. You were so
distant that I missed you as I was holding you in my arms.”
In the hallway by the study, the President and Ms. Lewinsky kissed. On this
occasion, according to Ms. Lewinsky, “he focused on me pretty exclusively,”
kissing her bare breasts and fondling her genitals. At one point, the
President inserted a cigar into Ms. Lewinsky’s vagina, then put the cigar in
his mouth and said: “It tastes good.” After they were finished, Ms. Lewinsky
left the Oval Office and walked through the Rose Garden.”