On This Day — Bill Clinton: “I Did Not Have Sexual Relations With That Woman” (January 26 1998) [2020]

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time, never. These allegations are false and I need to get back to work for the American people.”

US President Bill Clinton (January 26 1998)

“Only two presidents in US history have been impeached – Andrew Johnson in 1867 and Bill Clinton in 1998, with both motions having subsequently been voted down in subsequent Senate votes. With a current Republican majority in the Senate, few political commentators expect a successful impeachment of Donald Trump at any stage.”

 Malachy Caldwell — Odds Digest (January 21 2019)

On January 26 1998, President Bill Clinton called a news conference at the White House and denied that he had had sexual relations with a 22-year-old aide, Monica Lewinsky. The US President left the room without answering any questions after his brief but categorical denial. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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After repeatedly denying an inappropriate relationship with Lewinsky, the President finally acknowledged the affair in a televised speech to a grand jury in August 1998– six months after his strenuous denial.

But he insisted that because certain acts were performed on him, not by him, he did not engage in sexual relations.

A month later, Kenneth Starr’s 445-page report on his investigation into the President was studied by the House Judiciary Committee, which then proposed four articles of impeachment.

The impeachment of Bill Clinton was initiated on October 8, 1998, when the United States House of Representatives voted to commence impeachment proceedings against Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States, for “high crimes and misdemeanours”.

Bill Clinton was only the second president in American history to face such an indictment, after Andrew Johnson in 1868.

President Clinton’s trial began on 7 January 1999 and ended on 12 February 1999.

US Senators voted to acquit him of the impeachment charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.

PS — The Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum North, Sudan, was constructed between 1992 and 1996 with components imported from Germany, India, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and the United States.

The factory was opened on 12 July 1997 and bombed by the United States on August 20, 1998.

The attack — not justified by serious intelligence — took place a week after the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Coincidence?

Bill Clinton–“I did not have sexual relations with that woman”  

REFERENCES

Bill Clinton: ‘Monica Lewinsky affair was dealt with correctly’ — BBC

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On This Day — Bill Clinton: “I Did Not Have Sexual Relations With That Woman” (January 26 1998)

On This Day — Bill Clinton: “I Did Not Have Sexual Relations With That Woman” (January 26 1998) [2020]

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