- Monica Lewinsky was just one of "hundreds"
of women Bill Clinton cheated with during his years as the nation's chief
executive, according to a longtime Clinton insider who estimated the size
of the presidential harem during a speech on Wednesday.
- Commenting on Clinton's peccadilloes to a Miami University
audience, one-time presidential political guru Dick Morris contended:
"He's had hundreds of women since he's been in the White House."
- Referring to Clinton Cabinet members who blindly accepted
his denials of an affair with Lewinsky, Morris said, "You had to be
a moron to believe this guy after his past record." Morris' comments
first appeared in a Thursday night report by Cox News Service. The former
Clinton confidant declined to elaborate. But in taped conversations with
Linda Tripp, the White House intern revealed the president had once told
her he'd slept with more than a hundred women during his Arkansas days.
- In 1994, Arkansas State Trooper L.D. Brown told the American
Spectator that he had procured "at least a hundred" women for
Clinton from 1982 till he left the governor's security detail in 1985.
But unlike Morris, neither Brown's account nor Lewinsky's had anything
to do with Clinton's White House philandering. On the tapes, for instance,
Lewinsky alludes to her jealousy over only three or four other women she
believed were also involved with Clinton.
- One target of Lewinsky's wrath was Eleanor Mondale, the
CBS newswoman and daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale. Lewinsky
threw a fit outside the White House just weeks before her affair with
Clinton became public, when she learned Clinton was meeting with Mondale
at the same time Secret Service guards denied her access.
- In April 1998, former White House steward Michael McGrath
detailed for Star magazine what he believed were Oval Office assignations
between Clinton and former West Wing secretary Debra Schiff. The New York
Times reported that Schiff's access to Clinton was second only to Hillary
Clinton's and that of Vice President Al Gore. As the Lewinsky case heated
up, Schiff was transferred to the State Department.
- In 1996, former White House personnel director David
Watkins went public with claims that one-time Clinton girlfriend Marsha
Scott, who became a trusted White House insider to both Bill and Hillary
Clinton, had continued a sexual relationship with the president. Scott
is one of the few from the inner Arkansas circle who remains at the White
House. In the same 1996 interview, Watkins hinted that Clinton was carrying
on with 25-year-old Catherine Cornelius, who instigated Travelgate with
her initial complaint that the travel office was being mismanaged. Cornelius
was identified in official White House reports as Clinton's "distant
cousin." But neither Watkins nor the late Vince Foster, both of whom
knew Clinton from his earliest days in Hope, Ark., had ever heard of Cornelius
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