A: Bill Clinton, President of the United States, was impeached by the House of Representatives on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice on December 19, 1998, but acquitted by the Senate on February 12, 1999. With a two-thirds majority required for conviction, only 45 senators voted guilty on the perjury charge and 50 on the obstruction charge.
What prompted these charges? In taped phone conversations, Monica Lewinsky, a former White House Intern, discussed having oral sex with Clinton. Details were also pulled from her e-mails and hard drive. Apparently, Bill’s hard drive couldn’t resist the temptation. At the deposition, Clinton claimed “sexual relations” meant only vaginal intercourse. Really, Bubba? No wonder Hillary never looks very happy – maybe it’s time to buy a new dictionary or copy of the Kama Sutra. Clinton also contended that his statement that “there’s nothing going on between us” had been truthful because he had no ongoing relationship with Lewinsky at the time he was questioned.
So Bill Clinton was indeed impeached by the House, but acquitted by the Senate and, therefore, was able to complete his second term as president.
Looking back, my advice to Monica Lewinsky would have been to keep her mouth shut on the phone and when she’s on her knees in the front of the president.