Lynne Cheney Thinks Monica Lewinsky Vanity Fair Interview Was Orchestrated By Hillary, Bill Clinton

Celebrity News May. 8, 2014 AT 1:25PM
Lynne Cheney and Monica Lewinsky Lynne Cheney thinks Monica Lewinsky's new essay for Vanity Fair was orchestrated by the Clintons. Credit: Jason Kempin/FilmMagic; Peter Kramer/Getty Images

Is Hillary Clinton her own fixer? That's what Lynne Cheney thinks. Earlier this week, Monica Lewinsky penned an essay in the June issue of Vanity Fair, opening up for the first time in 16 years about her sex scandal with Bill Clinton, and the former Second Lady thinks this is no coincidence. 

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During an interview on Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, the wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney posited her theory behind Lewinsky's recent piece. 

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"I really wonder if this isn't an effort on the Clintons' part to get that story out of the way," Cheney questioned. "Would Vanity Fair publish anything about Monica Lewinsky that Hillary Clinton wouldn't want in Vanity Fair?"

Hillary Clinton is considered the prime candidate for the 2016 presidential election. Her husband Bill suffered from the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal when he was in office.
Hillary Clinton is considered the prime candidate for the 2016 presidential election. Her husband Bill suffered from the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal when he was in office.
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Guest host Laura Ingraham quickly chimed in, declaring, "I love this theory! It actually makes perfect sense, and I'm mad I didn't think of it first."

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Cheney wasn't done, arguing that Hillary's potential presidential bid was a definite factor in the timing of the magazine's article. 

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"It happened at a time when Rand Paul has been criticizing the Clintons," she continued. "It's happened at a time when Hillary's getting wrapped up to run. Getting it out of the way so it can say one more time that it's old news seems like a strategy or a tactic, perhaps."

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