He began playing the saxophone in elementary school. At one point, Clinton considered pursuing a career in music.
After rumors of the scandal reached the news, Clinton publicly stated, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. Lewinsky engaged in oral sex with Clinton several times.
Originally dealing with WhitewaterStarr, with the approval of United States Attorney General Janet Renoconducted a wide-ranging investigation of alleged abuses, including the Whitewater affairthe firing of White House travel agentsand the alleged misuse of FBI files.
On January 12,Linda Trippwho had been working with the Jones lawyers, informed Starr that Lewinsky was preparing to commit perjury in the Jones case and had asked Tripp to do the same.
She also said Clinton's friend Vernon Jordan was assisting Lewinsky.
Based on the connection to Jordan, who was under scrutiny in the Whitewater probe, Starr obtained approval from Reno to expand his investigation into whether Lewinsky and others were breaking the law. A much-quoted statement from Clinton's grand jury testimony showed him questioning the precise use of the word "is".
Contending that his statement that "there's nothing going on between us" had been truthful because he had no ongoing relationship with Lewinsky at the time he was questioned, Clinton said, "It depends upon what the meaning of the word 'is' is. If the—if he—if 'is' means is and never has been, that is not—that is one thing.
If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement". Based on the president's conflicting testimony, Starr concluded that Clinton had committed perjury. Starr submitted his findings to Congress in a lengthy document the so-called Starr Reportand simultaneously posted the report, which included descriptions of encounters between Clinton and Lewinsky, on the Internet.
Nevertheless, impeachment was one of the major issues in the election. In Novemberthe Democrats picked up five seats in the House although the Republicans still maintained majority control.
Unlike the case of the impeachment process against Richard Nixonthe committee hearings were perfunctory but the floor debate in the whole House was spirited on both sides. The Speaker-designateRepresentative Bob Livingstonchosen by the Republican Party Conference to replace Gingrich as House Speaker, announced the end of his candidacy for Speaker and his resignation from Congress from the floor of the House after his own marital infidelity came to light.
Clinton chose to remain in office and urged Livingston to reconsider his resignation. Publisher Larry Flynt offered a reward for such information, and many supporters of Clinton accused Republicans of hypocrisy.
Clinton was the third sitting president against whom the House of Representatives initiated impeachment proceedings since Twenty-eight Republicans voted against the second perjury charge, sending it to defeat, and eighty-one voted against the abuse of power charge.
Article I charged that Clinton lied to the grand jury concerning: Inspired by a character in a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, Rehnquist chose to personalize his robes for the trial with four gold stripes on each sleeve.Although no inquiry ever produced evidence of wrongdoing, investigations ultimately led to President Clinton’s impeachment for perjury and obstruction of justice.
With Hillary Clinton the Democratic nominee for president, every Clinton scandal—from Whitewater to the State Department emails—will be under the microscope.
The impeachment of Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, was initiated in December by the House of Representatives and led to a trial in the Senate on two charges, one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice.
Former President Bill Clinton, the lovable rogue who on Monday celebrates the 20th anniversary of his entry into presidential politics, will forever be known for his affair with former White House. History does repeat itself. On November 5, the American people re-elected Bill Clinton to a second term in the face of allegations of serious abuses of power by the President and members of his administration.
Oct 12, · 2. Benghazi: Four Americans killed, an entire system of weak diplomatic security uncloaked, and the credibility of a president and his secretary of state damaged. 3. Asia fundraising scandal: More than four dozen convicted in a scandal that made the Lincoln bedroom, White House donor coffees and Buddhist monks infamous.
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