CNN anchor Jake Tapper has recounted what it was like dating Monica Lewinsky in the 1990s.

Tapper said the pair had a one-off "G-rated" date in Washington D.C. in 1997 and never met for a second.

Did Jake Tapper date Monica Lewinsky?

The news presenter met Lewinsky during a going-away party for a friend and exchanged numbers, agreeing to meet up.

Tapper, who wrote about the date following the Clinton impeachment scandal involving Lewinsky, said the two met for dinner at a Tex-Mex restaurant in December 1997.

He said the duo met for food and drinks but never got together for a second date.

"I don't expect to see Monica again," Tapper wrote about his date for the Washington City Paper in 1998, according to news site People.

"To be honest, I'm not sure I would have seen her even if she hadn't ended up buried beneath the headlines."

What did Jake Tapper say about Monica Lewinsky?

The date was brought up during a recent interview between the former White House intern and Tapper about the latest episode of Impeachment: American Crime Story, which covers the meeting.

Tapper said: "First of all, Monica: Yes, I have to disclose — full disclosure — in tonight's episode, our G-rated date from December 1997 … is portrayed."

He joked that the actor portraying him in FX series – which is being co-produced by Lewinsky – was "way better looking than me now or then".

Writing about that date in January 1998, Tapper said: "Right off, Monica was different from the standard D.C. date: not a salad-picker, she joined me in appetizers and an actual entree of her own.

"She had a beer or two, while I drank bourbon. She even offered to pay for her share, a fairly rare offer I rejected but appreciated."

He added: "We talked about some of her past relationships, though the president's name did not come up.

"It was a first date, one I wasn't sure would be followed by a second, and how was I to know that the woman on the other side of the table would set the presidency into seismic rumblings?"

What did former president Bill Clinton do to Jake Tapper and Monica Lewinsky?

Lewinsky described Bill Clinton's role as "wholly inappropriate".

She reminded viewers Clinton was 27 years her senior at the time, which she said had an impact on the power dynamics of their relationship.

She explained to Tapper: "I think what's really important to remember in today's world is that we never should have even gotten to a place where consent was a question."

"So it was wholly inappropriate as the most powerful man, my boss, 49 years old. I was 22, literally just out of college.

"I think that the power differentials there are something that I couldn't ever fathom consequences at 22 that I understand obviously so differently at 48."

Tapper wasn't directly affected by the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal that rocked the nation in 1999.

In 1998, Lewinsky and the former President's affair became public knowledge.

Both denied having "sexual relations" under oath but Clinton was eventually impeached by the House of Representatives on December 19, 1998.

He was acquitted by the Senate on February 12, 1999.

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