Bill Clinton Impeachment - Timeline of Event

The United States of America President Bill Clinton Impeachment. The  Facts and Timeline of events for the second U.S. President in American History to be impeached. Second only to the impeachment of Andrew Johnson the 17th U.S. President, who succeeded to the Presidency when President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865.

Bill Clinton Impeachment

Bill Clinton was officially impeached on December 19, 1998, per Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution. Two Articles of impeachment were drawn against the President:

Lying to a federal grand jury "perjury"
and obstruction of justice during a sexual harassment legal suit brought against him by Paula Jones.

A trial in the U.S. Senate to convict and remove President Clinton from office ended in an acquittal of the criminal charges against him. The Senate unable to reach the 2/3 majority vote to convict and Clinton finished out the remainder of his term.

No President in American history has ever been removed from office after being impeached.

Richard Nixon escaped the stigma of becoming the next impeached President by resigning and instead, becoming the only President in American History to step down from the highest office of the Presidency.



A 21-year-old Monica Lewinsky becomes an unpaid White House Intern for Chief of Staff Leon Panetta

November 15, Monika Lewinsky and President Clinton have engaged in their first sexual encounter


Monica Lewinsky is transferred to a job at the U.S. Pentagon working for Ken Bacon and meets Linda Tripp

Clinton is re-elected to a second Presidential term


October 3, Linda Tripp begins to secretly tape Lewinsky

December 19, Lewinsky is subpoenaed by the lawyers representing Paula Jones

December 28, Clinton and Lewinsky have their last meeting


January 7, Lewinsky denies having sexual relations with the President in an affidavit filed in the Paula Jones case

January 12, Tripp informs Kenneth Starr's investigators about her secret recordings of Lewinsky

January 17, Clinton gives a deposition to Paula Jone's lawyers

January 26, Clinton emphatically denied charges of sexual miss-conduct. In a televised interview

Clinton addresses the nation and makes the statement "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky"

August 6, Lewinsky testifies to the grand jury

August 19, Kenneth Star receives Clinton's DNA

October 8, U.S. House of Representatives vote to authorize impeachment inquiry

December 11, Clinton addresses the American people and congress with a statement of apology from the White House Rose Garden

December 19, Clinton makes American History becoming the second President to be impeached, Joining President Andrew Johnson who was the first in 1867


January 7, Clinton's Impeachment Trial on criminal charges begins in the U.S. Senate. February 13, U.S. Senate votes to acquit Clinton and he is not removed from office. Read more about Bill Clinton

If you want to read about interesting facts about the United States President. Current Facts about Hillary Clinton - She is the only First Lady to serve as Secretary of State and was appointed to cabinet post by President Barack Obama.

She took the Oath of office on January 21, 2009, with husband, former President Bill Clinton holding the bible. She served through the completion of President Obama's first term ending January 2013.

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