Friday, November 8, 2019

President Bill Clintons Impeachment essays

President Bill Clintons Impeachment essays The 42nd President of the United Sates, William Jefferson Clinton, is considered the most investigated President in U.S. history. The first scandal, Travelgate, involved the White House travel office and the firing of seven employees who were replaced by Clintons Arkansas friends in 1993, and was followed a few months later by the Whitewater controversy (Presidential). In 1994, around the same time that Paula C. Jones publicly alleged that Clinton, while Governor of Arkansas, had sexual harassed her, Clinton began an eighteen-month affair with Monica Lewinsky, a 22 year-old White House intern (Presidential). Lewinskys name was first included on a list of potential witnesses prepared by Jones attorneys that was submitted to Clintons legal team (Clinton). In 1996, Lewinsky was transferred to a position at the Pentagon, where she became friends with Linda Tripp, also transferred from the White House, who began to secretly tape-record Lewinskys telephone conversations in which she confided to Tripp her affair with the President (Presidential). Tripp provided more than twenty hours of tape recordings to Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, who received permission from the U.S. Justice Department to expand his Whitewater investigation to include Clintons close friend Vernon Jordan, believing he had encouraged Lewinsky to deny her affair with Clinton during a sworn affidavit (Presidential). On January 16, 1998, Tripp lured Lewinsky to a hotel room. There, her conversation with Tripp was secretly recorded pursuant to a court order. Lewinsky was then confronted by federal agents who charged her with perjury and demanded that she cooperate by providing evidence against Clinton (Clinton). The following day, Clinton denied having sexual relations with Lewinsky, and by January 21, the media was reporting that Starrs investigation had expanded to include the Lewinsky allegations (Clinton). On J...

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