Clinton In Crisis: Bill's words: `The sorrow I feel is genuine'

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17 January: "I have never had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky. I've never had an affair with her."

25 January: "But I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I'm going to say this again. I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie. Not a single time. Never. These allegations are false."

17 August: "I did have a relationship with Ms Lewinsky that was not inappropriate. In fact, it was wrong. It constituted a critical lapse in judgement and a personal failure on my part for which I am solely and completely responsible."

2 September: "I have acknowledged that I made a mistake, said that I regretted it, asked to be forgiven."

4 September: "I made a bad mistake. It's indefensible and I'm sorry about it. I'm very sorry about it, but there's nothing else I could say'."

9 September: "I let you down, I let my family down. I let my wife down. I let the country down."

11 September: "I don't think there is a fancy way to say that I have sinned ... It is important to me that everybody who has been hurt knows that the sorrow I feel is genuine - first and foremost my family, also my friends, my staff, my cabinet, Monica Lewinsky and her family, and the American people. I have asked all for their forgiveness."