UK government feared Monica Lewinsky affair could damage Tony Blair if he visited Bill Clinton

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No10 feared Monica Lewinsky affair could damage Tony Blair if he visited Bill Clinton as the scandal rumbled on, archive papers show

  • Bill Clinton had affair with then 22-year-old intern Monica Lewinsky in 1998 
  • Aides secretly instructed US lawyers to asses how much trouble president was in
  • Plan for Cherie Blair to attend White House intern scheme seminar also dropped
  • Mr Blair’s chief of staff Jonathan Powell advised him to ‘weigh in for President’ 










The Blair administration feared he could be tainted by association if he went ahead with a visit to Bill…

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