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Clinton talks Health Care, Haiti & More…

February 22, 2010 - 5:23 PM | by: Catherine Loper

In the first television interview since his recent heart procedure, President Bill Clinton spoke to Fox News Channel’s Major Garrett about everything from health care, his passion for helping Haiti and the recent book on the Monica Lewinsky investigation.

President Clinton says Americans should not be discouraged about adopting Haitian orphans by the recent imprisonment of Americans trying to take Haitian children out of that country. Mr. Clinton notes that many orphanages were badly damaged and that the Haitian government should reinstate provisions for foreigners to adopt orphans. President Clinton says that his biggest concern about Haiti right now is the sanitation, saying the country is in danger of facing widespread disease if sanitation is not improved. President Clinton says he will make a return trip to Haiti soon. Mr. Clinton, along with President George W. Bush was named by President Barack Obama to lead America’s fundraising effort to help the country rebuild after January’s devastating earthquake. President Clinton has long had an interest in Haiti dating back to his presidency and his subsequent work with the United Nations.

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The New York resident gave some insight to Major on his thoughts about the controversial terror trial, which President Obama’s administration originally planned to hold in New York.

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The two also discussed last week’s publication of “The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr, by Ken Gormley,” an exhaustive account of the investigation of President Clinton over Whitewater and the Monica Lewinsky affair. The former President repeated his apologies for misconduct, but said that being evasive to investigators was the only thing he thought he could do at the time.

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 Major Garrett also asked the question on whether there could be comparisons made between the current administration’s fight for health care legislation, and the effort he made for health care reform, and his parties subsequent losses in the 1994 elections. Here’s what the former President had to say:

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For more on Major Garrett’s exclusive interview with the Former President click here.