It was George Santayana who sagely quipped that “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” It is a lesson the Clinton cabal has seemingly never had to learn over a 40 year-long crime spree. However, as many, including the great Dr. Martin Luther King have reminded us, “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” If nothing else, history loves closure, especially when when it comes to burying injustice. Today, 18 years apart, we find ourselves celebrating the end of House Clinton as a political viability. Every crime spree comes to an end; some take longer than others. Today, as the Electors formally gather in state capitols across America to once and for all finally relegate Hillary Clinton to the pages of history as a “once-was”, “almost did”, and “tried but failed”, we remember that in the end, justice prevails.
After nearly 14 hours of debate, the House of Representatives approves two articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, charging him with lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice. Clinton, the second president in American history to be impeached, vowed to finish his term.
In November 1995, Clinton began an affair with Monica Lewinsky, a 21-year-old unpaid intern. Over the course of a year and a half, the president and Lewinsky had nearly a dozen sexual encounters in the White House. In April 1996, Lewinsky was transferred to the Pentagon. That summer, she first confided in Pentagon co-worker Linda Tripp about her sexual relationship with the president. In 1997, with the relationship over, Tripp began secretly to record conversations with Lewinsky, in which Lewinsky gave Tripp details about the affair.
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