‘I did not have sexual relations with that woman’ (1999)


 
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Sunday, 7 January 2018


1999 -

The famous American ex-president Bill Clinton didn't want to become president just for the sake of it. He wanted to make a difference and change things for the better. Everything was going fine, but on the 7th of January in 1999, he was being engulfed by charges.



Becoming president
Born as William Jefferson Blythe III, Bill changed names at an early age. When visiting the White House at the age of sixteen, he met president John F. Kennedy and heard Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech, which he tried to fully memorize right after.
The visit had great impact on Bill and he decided he wanted to pursuit a career in politics. He rose to great heights and at last succeeded in getting enough votes to become president.

Monica Lewinsky
Clinton made it through his second term, but during this extended period in the White House, he got hooked up in an impeachment process. Perjury and obstruction of justice were among the charges he got, which were a result of a previous sexual harassment lawsuit involving the 22-year-old intern Monica Lewinsky. The famous Clinton quote ‘I did not have sexual relations with that woman’, had to be withdrawn later. Different charges were coming at Bill Clinton from different angles, but in the end, Bill was acquitted on all charges, remaining in office.



360 trivial fact
The Clintons had a cat named 'Socks' during their stay in the White House.

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