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Clinton: I Wish Monica Well

President Clinton said Friday he hopes Monica Lewinsky will be "permitted to go on with her life."

The unrelenting question of the Lewinsky affair that led to Mr. Clinton's impeachment came up at a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema.

Mr. Clinton declined to talk about Lewinsky's nationally televised two-hour interview with Barbara Walters, saying he had not seen it.

But he said, "What I hope is that she will be permitted to go on with her life. And I hope it will be a good life, and I hope that the efforts that I have made and I continue to make every day at home and at work will bear fruit."
Mr. Clinton added, "The important thing is that the American people are virtually screaming at us to get on with their lives and their business and to do their business. And I'm going to do my best to do that as well as I possibly can."

Mr. Clinton was also asked how he felt about Ms. Lewinsky earning money from the affair. He said. "It's been a pretty tough thing for everybody involved and I wish her well, I hope it works out well for her."