TODAY IN HISTORY: 17 Years Ago Bill Clinton Faced Senate For Charges Of Perjury (VIDEO)

Bill Clinton trial 1999

Seventeen years ago on this very day in 1999, President Bill Clinton faced the United States senate to answer for charges of perjury in the Monica Lewinsky case.

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”

Sure you didn’t, Bill.

History remembers things differently:

Clinton impeachment trial begins

On January 7, 1999, the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, formally charged with lying under oath and obstructing justice, begins in the Senate. As instructed in Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution, Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist was sworn in to preside, and the senators were sworn in as jurors. Congress had only attempted to remove a president on one other occasion: the 1868 impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson, who incurred the Republican Party’s wrath after he proposed a conservative Reconstruction plan.

Is it any wonder why Juanita Broaddrick came forward yesterday?

This video is from the Associated Press.

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Should we finally take Hillary Clinton at her own words?

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  • ThomasA

    The democrats have twisted the narrative on the impeachment for years in order to obscure the depths of Clinton’s criminality, so it is important for everyone to emphasize the facts.

    Bill Clinton was *not* impeached because he had numerous affairs. He was impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice. Always remind people that the highest law enforcement official in the U.S. lied under oath, and then used the powers of the presidency to cover it his perjury. Don’t let the left get away with lying about this.

  • LoveCoates

    Americans would take four more years of President Bill Clinton over four hours of President Trump. When your grand campaign strategy is to attack the candidate’s (very popular) spouse with sex-obsessed scandalmongering that didn’t work against that spouse in the 90s and actually made him and the candidate now running more popular — then you are a moron who will lose badly. Especially when the main messenger of the phony outrage is disgusting, weird sexist like Trump who’s admitted to being attracted to his own daughter, who left several wives for younger women, whose current wife is a porn star, and whose first wife testified under oath that Trump raped and beat her.

    All of Clinton’s accusers told tales that were exposed as consensual encounters in court — the one alleging rape signed an affidavit in court saying the rape did not occur. Voters have heard it all before. Wait till Trump’s skeletons start leaping from the closet — it will not be pretty.

    • ThomasA

      @LoveCoates: Bill Clinton lied under oath, and then used the vast powers of the presidency to hide that fact.

      There is one person in the impeachment process that was demonstrably sex-obsessed, but that person was Bill Clinton. You may wish to hide those facts, but they are well documented. Hillary Clinton was the commander-in-chief of the war on women in the 1990’s.