The Lewinsky scandal was a political sex scandal emerging from a sexual relationship between United States President Bill Clinton and a then 22-year-old White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. A political scandal is a Scandal in which Politicians or government officials are accused of engaging in various illegal corrupt, or Unethical A sex scandal is a Scandal involving allegations or information about Embarrassing Sexual activities, such as Adultery, being made public The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States See also Executive Office of the President of the United States The White House, formerly known as the Executive Mansion, is the Official residence An intern or stagiaire is one who works in a temporary position with an emphasis on on-the-job training rather than merely employment making it similar to an Apprenticeship Monica Samille Lewinsky (born July 23, 1973) is an American woman with whom then- United States President Bill Clinton admitted to The news of this extra-marital affair and the resulting investigation eventually led to the impeachment of President Clinton in 1998 by the U.S. House of Representatives and his subsequent acquittal on all charges (of perjury and obstruction of justice) in a 21-day Senate trial. For other uses see Love Affair or Scandal An affair may refer to a form of nonmonogamy, to Infidelity or to Adultery. Former President of the United States Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives on December 19, 1998 The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. Perjury, also known as forswearing, is the act of lying or making verifiably false statements on a material matter under Oath or Affirmation in a The crime of obstruction of justice includes crimes committed by Judges Prosecutors attorneys general, and elected officials in general The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives
In 1995, Monica Lewinsky, a graduate of Lewis & Clark College, was hired to work as an intern at the White House during Clinton's first term. Monica Samille Lewinsky (born July 23, 1973) is an American woman with whom then- United States President Bill Clinton admitted to Lewis & Clark College is a private, independent, liberal arts college in Portland Oregon, United States.
As Lewinsky's relationship with Clinton became more distant and after she had left the White House to work at the Pentagon, Lewinsky confided details of her feelings and Clinton's behavior to her friend and Defense Department co-worker Linda Tripp, who secretly recorded their telephone conversations. The Pentagon is the Headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located in Arlington County, Virginia. Linda Tripp (born Linda Rose Carotenuto on November 24, 1949 in Jersey City New Jersey) was a central figure in the Lewinsky scandal When Tripp discovered in January 1998 that Lewinsky had signed an affidavit in the Paula Jones case denying a relationship with Clinton, she delivered the tapes to Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel who was investigating Clinton on various other matters, including the Whitewater scandal, Filegate, and Travelgate. An affidavit is a formal sworn statement of fact, signed by the declarant (who is called the affiant or deponent) and witnessed (as to the veracity of the Paula Corbin Jones (born Paula Rosalee Corbin on September 17, 1966, in Lonoke Arkansas) is a former Arkansas state employee who Kenneth Winston Starr (born July 21, 1946) is an American Lawyer and former judge who was appointed to the Office of the Independent Counsel United States Office of the Independent Counsel was an independent Prosecutor &mdash distinct from the Attorney General of the United States Department of Justice The Whitewater controversy (also called the Whitewater scandal, or often simply Whitewater) was an American political controversy that began with the The White House FBI files controversy of the Clinton Administration, often referred to in the press as Filegate, arose in June 1996 around improper access in 1993 The White House travel office controversy, often referred to as Travelgate, was the first major scandal of the Clinton administration.
Monica Lewinsky alleged nine sexual encounters with Bill Clinton:
According to her published schedule, First Lady Hillary Clinton was at the White House for at least some portion of five of these days. First Lady is a term used in the United States to describe the wife of an elected male Head of state. Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26 1947 is the junior United States Senator from 
News of the scandal first broke on January 17, 1998, on the Drudge Report website, which reported that Newsweek editors were sitting on a story by investigative reporter Michael Isikoff exposing the affair. Events 38 BC - Octavian marries Livia Drusilla. 1287 - King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) The Drudge Report is a conservative US-based news aggregation Website run by Matthew Nathan Drudge. Newsweek is an American weekly Newsmagazine published in New York City. Michael Isikoff (b Syosset New York, 1952 is an Investigative journalist for the United States -based magazine Newsweek. The story broke in the mainstream press on January 21 in The Washington Post. Events 1189 - Philip II of France and Richard I of England begin to assemble troops to wage the Third Crusade. The Washington Post is the largest and most circulated Newspaper in Washington D  The story swirled for several days and, despite swift denials from Clinton, the clamor for answers from the White House grew louder. On January 26, President Clinton, standing with his wife, spoke at a White House press conference, and issued a forceful denial:
Now, I have to go back to work on my State of the Union speech. Events 1340 - King Edward III of England is declared King of France. A news conference or press conference is a Media event in which newsmakers invite journalists to hear them speak and most often ask questions And I worked on it until pretty late last night. 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 did not have sexual relations with that woman " (or more simply " I did not have sex with that woman " is a political I never told anybody to lie, not a single time; never. These allegations are false. And I need to go back to work for the American people. Thank you.
Pundits debated whether or not Clinton would address the allegations in his State of the Union Address. Ultimately, he chose not to. Hillary Clinton publicly stood by her husband throughout the scandal. On January 27, in an appearance on NBC's Today she famously said, "The great story here for anybody willing to find it, write about it and explain it is this vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president. Events 98 - Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Today, also referred to as The Today Show, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. " Vast right-wing conspiracy " was a phrase used by then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in 1998 in defense of her husband President Bill Clinton and his "
For the next several months and through the summer, the media debated whether an affair had occurred and Clinton had lied or obstructed justice, but nothing could be definitively established beyond the taped recordings because Lewinsky was unwilling to discuss the affair or testify about it. On July 28, 1998, a substantial delay after the public break of the scandal, Lewinsky received transactional immunity in exchange for grand jury testimony concerning her relationship with Clinton. Events 1540 - Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of Treason. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) In the Common law, a grand jury is a type of Jury which determines whether there is enough evidence for a trial. She also turned over a semen-stained blue dress (which Linda Tripp had encouraged her to save without dry cleaning) to the Starr investigators, thereby providing a smoking gun based on DNA evidence that could prove the relationship despite Clinton's official denials. Physiological aspects Internal and external fertilization Depending on the Species, spermatozoa can fertilize Dry cleaning is any cleaning process for Clothing and Textiles using an organic Solvent rather than Water. The term " smoking gun " was originally and is still primarily a reference to an object or fact that serves as conclusive evidence of a Crime or similar Deoxyribonucleic acid ( DNA) is a Nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known
Clinton admitted in taped grand jury testimony on August 17, 1998, that he had had an "improper physical relationship" with Lewinsky. "Testify" redirects here For other uses see Testify (disambiguation and Testimony (disambiguation. Events 986 - A Byzantine army was destroyed in the pass of Trajan's Gate by the Bulgarians under the Comitopuli Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) That evening he gave a nationally televised statement admitting his relationship with Lewinsky which was "not appropriate". 
In his deposition for the Jones lawsuit, Clinton denied having "sexual relations" with Lewinsky. Based on the evidence provided by Tripp, a blue dress with Clinton's semen, Starr concluded that this sworn testimony was false and perjurious.
During the deposition, Clinton was asked "Have you ever had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky, as that term is defined in Deposition Exhibit 1, as modified by the Court?" The judge ordered that Clinton be given an opportunity to review the agreed definition. Afterwards, based on the definition created by the Independent Counsel's Office, Clinton answered "I have never had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky. " Clinton later stated that he believed the agreed-upon definition of sexual relations excluded his receiving oral sex. Oral sex refers to sexual activities involving the use of the Mouth, and may include use of the Tongue, Teeth, and Throat, in order
President Clinton was held in contempt of court by judge Susan D. Webber Wright.  His license to practice law was suspended in Arkansas and later by the United States Supreme Court. The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary.  He was also fined $90,000 for giving false testimony which was paid by a fund raised for his legal expenses.
Most Republicans in Congress, who held the majority in both Houses at the time, and some Democrats, believed that Clinton's giving false testimony and alleged influencing Lewinsky's testimony were crimes of obstruction of justice and perjury and thus impeachable offenses. Former President of the United States Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives on December 19, 1998 The crime of obstruction of justice includes crimes committed by Judges Prosecutors attorneys general, and elected officials in general Perjury, also known as forswearing, is the act of lying or making verifiably false statements on a material matter under Oath or Affirmation in a The House of Representatives voted to issue Articles of Impeachment against him which was followed by a 21-day trial in the Senate. President Clinton was acquitted of all charges and remained in office. He was not given any penalty beyond attempts at censure by the House of Representatives. Censure in the United States is a congressional procedure for reprimanding the President of the United States, a member of Congress or Judge.