The clinton–lewinsky scandal was an american political sex scandal that involved 49-year-old president bill clinton and 22-year-old white house intern monica lewinsky the sexual relationship took place between 1995 and 1997 and came to light in 1998 clinton ended a televised speech with the statement that he did not have sexual relations with lewinsky. In 1999, for only the second time in united states history, the senate conducted an impeachment trial of a president the acquittal of william jefferson clinton on february 12 came as no great surprise, given the near party-line vote on impeachment charges in the house of representatives leading to the trial.
Washington (allpolitics, may 22) -- in another setback for president bill clinton, a federal judge has ruled secret service personnel must testify before the grand jury in the monica lewinsky.
: monica lewinsky testifies before the grand jury for a second time september 9, 1998: independent counsel ken starr submits his report and 18 boxes of supporting documents to the house of representatives september 11, 1998: the house of representative votes to receive the starr report. Clinton, the role of vernon jordan, the president's discussions with ms lewinsky about her affidavit and deposition, the president's deposition testimony in jones, the president's attempts to coach a potential witness in the harassment case, the president's false and misleading statements to aides and to the american public after the lewinsky story became public, and, finally, the president's testimony before a federal grand jury.
The clinton–lewinsky scandal was an american political sex scandal that involved 49-year-old president bill clinton and 22-year-old white house intern monica lewinsky the sexual relationship took place between 1995 and 1997 and came to light in 1998. The committee voted to release a videotape of clinton's four hours of testimony before the grand jury, as well as over 7,000 other pages of evidence, including dna test results, love notes from lewinsky to the president, transcripts of lewinsky's conversations with linda tripp, and white house phone logs after pouring over the evidence and listening to its appointed counsel, the committee, voting 21 to 16 along party lines on october 5, authorized a full impeachment inquiry.
On august 6, lewinsky appeared before the grand jury to begin her testimony, and on august 17 president clinton testified contrary to his testimony in the paula jones sexual-harassment case, president clinton acknowledged to prosecutors from the office of the independent counsel that he had had an extramarital affair with ms lewinsky. 2 ms lewinsky's account in his grand jury testimony, the president relied heavily on a particular interpretation of sexual relations as defined in the jones deposition. Aug 6, 1998: monica lewinsky appears before the grand jury to begin her testimony aug 7, 1998: a federal appeals court lets an investigation of alleged news leaks from ken starr's office continue aug 11, 1998: hollywood producer and clinton friend harry thomason testifies before the grand jury.
A version of this article appears in print on july 30, 1998, on page a00001 of the national edition with the headline: testing of a president: the overview clinton agrees to testify for lewinsky grand jury starr retracts subpoena.
Judge: secret service must testify a federal judge has ruled secret service personnel must testify before the grand jury in the monica lewinsky controversy when people act within the law. On january 12, 1998, this office received information that monica lewinsky was attempting to influence the testimony of one of the witnesses in the jones litigation, and that ms lewinsky herself was prepared to provide false information under oath in that lawsuit. Monica lewinsky testified under oath before the grand jury that, beginning in november 1995, when she was a 22-year-old white house intern, she had a lengthy relationship with the president that included substantial sexual activity.