Clinton Whitewater scandal/ impeachment By: Ian Bacigal

It began with the New York Times article on the Clinton illegal investment and loss of money in the Whitewater Development Corporation.

This article sparked the attention of L. Jean Lewis, an investigator, began an investigation on the Clintons to prove they were associated with the saving and loans company. Her first referral was considered (by the FBI) lacking in merit but she eventual made 7 more referrals. Eventually because know to public.

David Hale, the source of criminal allegations against the Clintons, claimed that Bill Clinton had pressured him into providing an illegal $300,000 loan to Susan McDougal, the Clintons' partner in the Whitewater land deal The allegations were regarded as questionable, because Hale had not mentioned Clinton in reference to this loan during the original FBI investigation.

The trial did result in convictions. The McDougals (Jim and Susan) Jim, Bills sucessor as governor, fraud. Susan, contempt of court. However, the Clintons were never prosecuted.

But...good ole Monica Lewinsky.

It started with Monica and Bill having ---- in 1995 and 1996. It came to light in 1998 when Linda Tripp (coworker of Monica) recorded their phone conversations and then secretly delivered them to the Independent Counsil who was investing other cases involving the Clintons. Ultimately Bill denied having any relations with Monica and even said it in a television interview. It went to court and Bill was found guilty of his sexual relations with Monica and was impeached.

Work Cited: Laura Collins In Middleburg, Virginia For "EXCLUSIVE: 'Hillary Must NEVER Become President', Says the Woman Who Exposed Bill's Affair with Monica. Former Clinton West Wing Assistant Linda Tripp Says Democratic Contender Is a Liar Who Treats the Public with Contempt." Daily Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 09 June 2016. Web. 04 May 2017. The History Place - Impeachment: Bill Clinton. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2017. The Washington Post. WP Company, n.d. Web. 04 May 2017.

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