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Famous Politician - Bill Clinton (also called president Clinton, William,
Billy, Boy Governor, and Billary, which was a nickname that the media
gave to Bill and his wife Hillary)
born : William Jefferson Blythe III, now called William Jefferson Clinton,
Arkansas, United States of America - August 19, 1946
famous for : Popular President serving two terms and for being impeached
The Monica Lewinsky sex scandal was a controversy that saw president
Bill Clinton be impeached in by the U.S. House of Representatives
in 1998. Clinton's impeachment was then acquitted after a lengthy
senate trial. The sexual scandal excited the world's media and
made Monica Lewinski into a minor celebrity that was famous for
Clinton was found to have lied about his sexual relations with
The lie that Bill Clinton told to the public was ..
"But I want to say one thing to the American people. 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." Bill Clinton on Monica Lewinski
Bill Clinton was impeached on December 19, 1998 by the House of
Representatives on grounds of perjury to a grand jury, by a 228
to 206 vote, and obstruction of justice by a 221 to 212 vote.
Bill Clinton became only the second American
President to be impeached. On
January 7, 1999, the Senate began impeachment proceedings, ultimately
acquitting the President on all charges on February 12.
was charged with perjury or lying under oath about his sexual
relations with the 22 year old White House intern, Monica Lewinsky
to gain advantage in a sexual harassment case brought by Paula
Jones, a case he later settled by paying Paula Jones $850,000.
A Federal judge found Bill Clinton also to be in contempt of
court for lying in a deposition and ordered him to pay a $90,000
fine. This contempt citation led to disbarment proceedings similar
to Richard Nixon's. To avoid these proceedings, Clinton surrendered
his law license.
Hillary Rodham Clinton forgave her husband for his sexual infidelities
and Clinton remain a married couple.
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