What We Now Know About The Men Who Led The Impeachment Of Clinton

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    Newt Gingrich

    Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) led the push for Bill Clinton’s impeachment. Following a disappointing election in November 1998, he announced he was stepping down as Speaker and resigning from Congress.

    Gingrich later admitted that, while he was pushing for Clinton’s impeachment, he was engaged in an affair with a Congressional aide. “There were times when I was praying and when I felt I was doing things that were wrong. But I was still doing them,” Gingrich said in 2007. He later said the situation was “complex and, obviously, I wasn’t doing things to be proud of.”


    Bob Livingston


    After Gingrich announced his resignation, Republicans unanimously selected Rep. Bob Livingston (R-LA) to succeed him. Livingston represented the party as Speaker-elect in the led up to the impeachment vote.

    On the day of the impeachment vote, Livingston announced he was resigning following revelations that he had engaged in an extramarital affair. According to Hustler Magazine Publisher Larry Flint, who offered a reward for information about the sex lives of members of Congress, he “found four women who said they had been involved with Mr. Livingston over the last 10 years.”


    Dennis Hastert

    Following Livingston’s resignation, which occurred on the same day the House voted on impeachment,Rep. Dennis Hastert (R-IL) quickly gained supportof the Republican leadership to succeed him as Speaker-designate. He began formally serving as speaker in January 1999, and held that role while the Senate conducted their trial on the articles of impeachment.

    On Thursday, Hastert was indicted on charges that heillegally structured $1.7 million in paymentsto an individual in an attempt to cover up prior misconduct. According to reports, the payments were allegedly intended to “conceal sexual abuse against a former male studenthe knew during his days as a teacher in Yorkville, Ill.” The LA Times also reported that “investigators also spoke with a second man who raised similar allegations that corroborated what the former student said.”



    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2...ublican-speakers-helped-impeach-bill-clinton/
     
  2. Rolfe

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    Clinton's impeachment was for perjury and obstruction of justice, not for cheating on his wife.
     
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    Hmmmmmmmm, You are right but I don't think the reason for impeachment was the subject of the article.
     
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    I do not understand the point that you try to make by lining out part of your post.
     
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    Unfortunately they all sound like they might be good in Politics, or they could try being a lawyer.
     
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    I either. Did not see the underline. So simply take it as not being underlined.
     
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    No one should have been asking about Clinton [edited] his intern. His private life had nothing to do with the way he governed. It wasn't any of our business, old [edited] frustrated white guys were just trying to persecute him.
     
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