In 1999, Steve Jobs told then President Bill Clinton that if a scandal involving White House intern Monica Lewinski controversy was true, he should let the nation know.

“I don’t know if you did it, but if so, you’ve got to tell the country,” Jobs said, according to a new biography by Walter Isaacson set to be released on November 5.

According to the book, Clinton consulted Jobs on handling the scandal when it broke in 1998 during a “late night phone conversation.”

When Jobs delivered his advice “[t]here was silence on the other end of the line," according to the book.

Isaacson’s book was based on more than 40 interviews between Jobs and Isaacson, as well as Jobs’ blessing to interview people surrounding him. Isaacson says there were no preconditions for the interviews.