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I know there are some younger readers here at Ricochet (though we really need to recruit more) who have no recollection of President Bill Clinton’s arrest.
It all began in 1994 when Paula Jones filed a suit against Clinton for sexual harassment. The President’s lawyers attempted to delay the suit until after his presidency ended but in 1997 the Supreme Court ruled the case could proceed against the President. Part of the strategy of the Jones’ legal team was to show a pattern of sexual misconduct on the part of the Governor/President. Her team uncovered evidence that Clinton had sexual relations with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. When Clinton learned Lewinsky was on the list of witnesses, he encouraged Lewinsky to file a false affidavit to misdirect the investigation, use cover stories, conceal gifts he had given her, and tried to find her work to influence her testimony.
Clinton himself committed perjury in his testimony in the case.