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Lynne Cheney And Fox News Launch A Crazy Monica Lewinsky Conspiracy

05/07/2014 09:10 am ET | Updated May 07, 2014

Lynne Cheney, wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney, suggested the Clintons are behind Monica Lewinsky's new essay in Vanity Fair.

Lewinsky is speaking out for the first time in years about her affair with former President Bill Clinton and the internet fallout that followed in the latest issue of the magazine, which will be available digitally on May 8 and on newsstands May 13. She credited her decision to come forward after years of silence to Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old who committed suicide after video of him kissing another man was broadcast online.

But Cheney suggested former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a potential 2016 presidential contender, could be behind the essay.

"I really wonder if this isn't an effort on the Clintons' part to get that story out of the way," Cheney said during an interview with Fox News' Laura Ingraham, who guest-hosted "The O'Reilly Factor" Tuesday night. "Would Vanity Fair publish anything about Monica Lewinsky that Hillary didn't want in Vanity Fair?"

Ingraham called the suggestion "very, very interesting."

"I love this theory," Ingraham said.

Cheney and Ingraham's proposal wasn't entirely original. On Fox News' "The Five" on Tuesday, co-host Greg Gutfeld wondered how Lewinsky's essay would make Clinton look ahead of 2016.

"I think this has something to do with building sympathy," Gutfeld suggested. "People are going to say it's to take Hillary down, but it's not really. It's to build Hillary up."

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