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Clinton Scandal Essay, Research Paper

The evidence against President Clinton

for sexual misconduct is very strong. There have been too many scandals

that have surrounded his presidency. This forces the citizens of the United

States to deny his plea of innocence. In the spring of 1995, Monica Lewinsky

graduated from Lewis and Clark College. She then started an unpaid internship

at the White House. Allegedly in November of that year, she became involved

in a sexual relationship with President Clinton. Shortly after this point

Lewinsky was hired as a full-time White House employee. She left the White

House for a public affairs position at the Pentagon. Here she became friends

with Linda Tripp, a former White House employee, who worked in the same

office. During this time President Clinton apparently sent gifts to Lewinsky,

most importantly in the case against him a dress, which she saved as a

souvenir, had the President’s DNA on it.

With things heating up in the Paula Jones

case, the President asked Lewinsky to lie about visits to his office. Turning

her back on Lewinsky, Tripp taped telephone conversations between herself

and Lewinsky about the affairs with Mr. Clinton to setup him up. Lewinsky,

allegedly quoting Mr. Clinton, said, “Look them in the eye and deny it.”

After anonymous tips are given to a firm connected with the Paula Jones

case, Lewinsky decided to leave the government and find a new job.

On January 7, 1998, Monica Lewinsky signed

a sworn affidavit in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case, stating she

did not have an affair with the President. Following this, Linda Tripp

brought the recorded phone conversations to Independent Counsel for the

Paula Jones case, Kenneth Starr. With assistance from the FBI, Tripp wore

a wire while Lewinsky lead her step-by-step through her entire sexual relationship

with Mr. Clinton. The following day, Lewinsky gives Tripp points on how

to respond to Paula Jones’ lawyer’s questions. After receiving news of

this Starr requested from a federal panel, the ability of an expansion

of his ongoing investigation. The following day, President Clinton, who

was under oath, denied an affair with Lewinsky. Four days later, the story

of the tapes became public knowledge. The President stated in an interview

with Jim Lehrer of PBS on the same day, “There is no improper relationship”(Clinton

1998). He also stated in this interview that he “didn’t ask anybody not

to tell the truth.”(Clinton 1998). In using a double negative, Mr. Clinton

could possibly be telling the people of the United States that he did have

an affair, without expanding on it. With all of the allegations against

the President seeming to the public to be against his favor, he will be

found guilty and should be impeached. If this is a conspiracy against him,

the conspirator or co-conspirators will face major indictments.

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