20th Anniversary of Drudge Breaking the Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal

Bill And Hillary Clinton
Bill And Hillary Clinton

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- In this time of the #MeToo movement, it is time for us to look back 20 years ago to January 17th, 1998. On that date, the Drudge Report ran a headline that would lead to the second president in US history and first since Andrew Johnson to be impeached by Congress. This President was Bill Clinton, and Congress accused him of perjury and obstruction of justice.

The saga began when Bill Clinton, who was president at the time, started to have an affair with an unpaid intern named Monica Lewinsky in November 1995. The relationship continued through March 1997. In April 1996 Lewinsky was transferred to the Pentagon because the amount of time she was spending with President Clinton was concerning to her superiors.

It was at the Pentagon that Lewinsky met and confided in Linda Tripp about the affair she had with Clinton. Tripp persuaded Lewinsky not to get rid of any gift that Clinton gave her. She also convinced Lewinsky not to clean the now infamous semen-stained blue dress. Unbeknownst to Lewinsky, Tripp was recording all their conversations about Bill Clinton's perversions.

At the same time, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr was investigating the apparent suicide of Vince Foster who was deputy White House counsel and an investor in the Whitewater Development Corporation. The investigation expanded to potential political abuse of power by the President in the sexual harassment case of Paula Jones who accused Clinton of sexual harassment.

During the deposition in the Paula Jones case, Lewinsky claimed never to have had a physical relationship with Bill Clinton.
Clinton also denied the relationship to the grand jury while under oath. Lewinsky asked Tripp to commit perjury on her behalf. Instead of committing a crime Tripp turned over the tapes to Ken Starr.

When the story broke about the sexual relationship, Bill Clinton, who has a history of sexual misconduct allegations going back to the alleged rape of Juanita Broaddrick in the 1970s, went on National TV during a White House press conference and said, “I want you to listen to me. I'm going to say this again: 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 go back to work for the American people. Thank you.” Hillary Clinton was standing by his side during this speech.

On January 27th of 1998, Hillary Clinton went on NBC's The Today Show, and instead of blaming her adulterous husband she accused Republicans of making up a conspiracy. She stated, “The great story here for anybody willing to find it and write about it and explain it is this vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president.”

The Clintons continued to deny anything inappropriate happened between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky for months. Then in July of 1998 Lewinsky received immunity in exchange for testifying in front of the grand jury as well as turning over the blue dress that Tripp convinced her not to clean. This piece of evidence gave Ken Starr DNA proof of the relationship.

With overwhelming evidence against him, Bill Clinton admitted the relationship with Lewinsky was real for the first time to the grand jury in August of 1998. By recognizing that there was a sexual relationship he directly contradicted his original testimony given to the grand jury. It appeared that he perjured himself.

In December of 1998, The House of Representatives voted to issue Articles of Impeachment for obstruction of justice and perjury against President Clinton. What followed was a 21-day trial in the Senate. The Senate acquitted him on all charges with every Democrat voting for acquittal.

Bill Clinton was found in contempt of court by Judge Susan Webber Wright for giving misleading testimony and fined $90,000. Bill Clinton also settled out of court with Paula Jones for $850,000. Hillary Clinton stayed married to Bill Clinton and ran for president losing to Donald Trump in 2016.

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John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at www.blogtalkradio.com/patriotnews. John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%'ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on the history of the patriot movement and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss or at www.crumpy.com.

  • 14 thoughts on “20th Anniversary of Drudge Breaking the Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal

      and that recent FIRE at their house was SUSPICIOUS.

    2. Twentieth anniversary of the crime couple’s getting caught and released. Let’s hope they get caught this year in all the crimes they have committed since that passil of lies. How, in the United States of America, did they get away with all the corruption they caused and did? Of course democraps everywhere has followed their lead and changes the rules to fit their needs. We have become a country that laws mean nothing except to the citizens who gets nailed even if the haven’t done something wrong. Third world country, brought to you by your favorite dem or RINO.

    3. Sad part was, he mostly got away with it all, and we damn near got stuck with his wife as president. America needs to re-asses itself once in a while.

    4. It was Andrew Johnson not Jackson but great article and by the way is there anybody minding the store I replied an hour or so ago

      1. I must apologize there is a terrible snow storm here in Tennessee but anyway a tell it like it is article and that is what Ammoland, the USA and you and I need, the truth good bad and ugly.

    5. During the China Gate hearings in the Senate the FBI testified and said…
      “John Wong and Charlie Trie entered the USA in 1974 and went directly to Little Rock.”
      Bill Clinton had just returned to the USA after President Ford had pardoned all the draft dodgers. Bill Clinton had been on a college deferment but had been active in the anti-war movement in East Germany and Russia which is how and why the Chinese knew about him enough to to send two agents to the USA.
      The Chinese sent money which was laundered through White Water and phony contracts for deed which were never completed, the money was “rent” and the land title never changed or was recorded. When he became President he approved transfer of missile and satellite technology. When she became Secretary of State she approved more transfers.
      C-SPAN did televise the Senate FBI testimony only once as far as I know.

    6. Surprise, surprise! Democrats: Proven liars, cheats, thieves and in the case of H clinton and BH Obama, likely guilty of treason regarding handling and processing of classified information. Certainly Ms. Clinton should be prosecuted for influence peddling while Secretary of State. IMHO, of course. Please hurry draining the swamp!

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