TODAY IN HISTORY: 17 Years Ago Bill Clinton Faced Senate For Charges Of Perjury (VIDEO)
Guest post by Aleister
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.
Should we finally take Hillary Clinton at her own words?
Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported. https://t.co/mkD69RHeBL
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 23, 2015