On this day in 1998…Bill Clinton admitted to the Lewinsky affairBy TheStudentGuide
The affair had constituted sexual encounters on 9 occasions November 1995 – March 1997.
Monica Lewinsky was a 22 year old White House intern at the time of the affair, and US President Bill Clinton was more than twice her age at 52.
Rumours of the scandal had been circulating since January of that year, and Clinton had denied the sexual encounter under oath. When the allegations were proven to be accurate, Clinton was charged with perjury and fined $90,000 for giving false testimony. There was also a call for impeachment, however a majority of Representatives voted to acquit him of all charges and Clinton remained in power.
First Lady, Hilary Clinton had been in the White House on 7 of the9 days that sexual encounters took place.
5 great Bill Clinton quotes:
- "What's a man got to do to get in the top 50?" – reacting to a survey of journalists that ranked the Monica Lewinsky scandal as the 53rd most significant story of the century.
- "When I was in England I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it. I didn't inhale and never tried it again."
- "Being president is like running a cemetery: you've got a lot of people under you and nobody's listening."
- "I'm someone who had a deep emotional attachment to 'Starsky and Hutch.'"
- “You can put wings on a pig, but you don't make it an eagle.”
President Clinton of the USA is an anagram of To copulate, he finds interns.