Robin Roberts Steers Clear of Lewinsky in Clinton Interview

Did GMA's Robin Roberts give Hillary Clinton a free pass? 

Just a day after Monica Lewinsky released her most detailed account of her relationship with former President Bill Clinton and its fallout in a wide-ranging essay in the June issue of Vanity Fair magazine, Roberts blew an opportunity to follow up on it with Hillary Clinton — a key player in the scandal that threatened to bring down her husband’s presidency.

Lewinsky, in her essay, labeled the former First Lady’s “tendency” to blame the “other woman” as “troubling.”

The NY Daily News reports that Roberts interviewed Clinton at a charity event in New York Wednesday, with ABC airing portions, but opted to ignore Lewinsky’s comments. An ABC News rep denied that Clinton had asked Roberts to steer clear of the Lewinsky essay.

“There were no restrictions, and Robin was free to ask whatever she wanted,” network spokeswoman Heather Riley said. “Having prepared a question on Monica, as the live interview unfolded with the former secretary of state, Robin made the decision to focus on Benghazi and the kidnapping of hundreds of young schoolgirls in Nigeria.”

In her Vanity Fair piece, Lewinsky indicated that she is dreading Clinton’s potential run for the White House in 2016.