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Ensign: I Did Nothing 'Legally Wrong'

Lest anyone call him a hypocrite for demanding Bill Clinton's resignation over Monica Lewinsky—then having an affair of his own—Nevada Senator John Ensign offered his defense today: His relationship with a friend's wife was a mistake, but not as bad as Clinton's affair, because he didn't lie about it under oath. "I haven't done anything legally wrong," Ensign said. "President Clinton stood right before the American people and he lied to the American people." Ensign was speaking at a Nevada Chamber of Commerce luncheon, in his first public appearance in his home state since admitting to his relationship with former campaign aide Cynthia Hampton.