An archive of diaries, memos and notes from conversations kept by one of Hillary Clinton’s best friends have shed new light on her reaction to the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
The papers offer a look at the mindset of the then-First Lady through some of the most difficult parts of her husband’s presidency, including the affair that nearly ended it.
Clinton's friend, the late Diane Blair, was a political science professor whose papers were donated to the University of Arkansas Special Collections library in 2010.
The information has been available there since then but only recently came to light after a conservative website reviewed them and shared their findings.
Blair also said Hillary Clinton cited a series of personal tragedies like the death of friend Vince Foster, her father and Bill’s mother in taking a toll on their marriage.