The National Enquirer is not the most reliable source. But other news outlets are reporting about it, including Fox News, who actually interviewed Clinton’s ‘Fixer’. When these outlets are giving this story their attention, it definitely gives the story more credibility.
Jeff Rovin, a writer and former editor of Weekly World News, said that he was the man who detailed 12 ‘fixes’ he did for the Clintons, most of which involved Bill’s alleged relationships with women.
During the interview with Sean Hannity however, Rovin downplayed most parts of the story, saying that the Enquirer had been in possession of the records for years.
Rovin said that he had very little contact with the Clintons and only met Hillary twice, while never accepting any payments for his work.
He also said that he has since apologized to one of the woman he worked to take down – Monica Lewinsky.
Hannity led off the program by reading a statement from Dylan Howard, the editor-in-chief of the Enquirer, about their story last week.
‘In vetting this story during almost two years of investigation, we were confident in the credibility of Jeff Rovin after reviewing his hand-written diaries during the relevant time period, faxed memos to the White House bearing date and time stamps, pay-off ledgers, and the independent verification of four other sources who confirmed Mr. Rovin’s involvement in the Clinton operation,’ read the statement.
Hannity then told viewers that the Clintons ‘shockingly’ did not provide the program with a statement.
And then, before introducing Rovin, Hannity stated: ‘It is important to note that Fox News cannot independently verify this story.’
Rovin then came out to speak about the story, and clear up some things that were written about himself and the Clintons.
‘One of the reasons I wanted to come on your show is to put things in a little less hyperbolic way,’ said Rovin.
Hannity then jumped in, saying to Rovin: ‘You don’t think paying off people and having an open marriage…’
At that point Rovin responded by saying: ‘To me it’s not my business and it’s no one else’s business.’
Hannity once again interrupted his guest, saying: ‘So you’re a libertarian in terms of people’s sexuality, that doesn’t matter to you?’
Rovin responded by saying: ‘My personal feelings were irrelevant in this,’ before going to to talk about how easy it is to feel ‘seduced’ when you are given access to the White House, like he was during his time with the Clintons.
He then spoke about Lewinsky, saying that a group of tabloid reporters were working to find stories that would portray the former White House intern as ‘crazy’ after rumors began to emerge that she had an affair with Bill.
Rovin then said that in ‘one of those cosmic, karmic ironies’ Lewinsky became his neighbor in New York City years later, at which point he was able to apologize to her for what he had done years before.