William Jefferson Clinton Memorial Library
We'd like to welcome you to the
Clinton Library -- dedicated to preserving the true
legacy of the 42nd President of the United States.
promised as President that his would be the "most ethical administration in the
history of the country. As you explore the pages of this website, you can
decide for yourself whether he lived up to that promise.
High Crimes and
Kenneth Starr began his investigation into Whitewater on Aug. 5,
1994, taking over for Robert Fiske and in the four years following, his
jurisdiction was expanded to include Travelgate, Filegate and Monica Lewinsky -
reaching to the highest level of the federal government. His investigations
culminated on Sept. 9, 1998 when the Independent Council Report containing
(thirty-six boxes two duplicate sets of the report, grand jury
testimony, videotapes and other evidence) was delivered to Congress.
The report contained 11 charges of "Substantial and credible information
that President Clinton committed acts that may constitute grounds for an
impeachment," including charges of abuse of power, perjury, obstruction of
justice and witness tampering.
Among the allegations Starr's report
included were that Clinton perjured himself in denying a sexual relationship
with Lewinsky in the now-dismissed Paula Jones civil suit; obstructed justice
by seeking the return of gifts he and Lewinsky exchanged and by helping her
find a job; and abused the power of the Oval Office by rallying the
institutional powers of the presidency to delay Starr's investigation.
Some said the fallout of this report put America into a Constitutional
Crisis, but I believe more importantly, this report punctuated the "Moral Crisis" in America. At stake were moral
issues such as truth, justice, and marital fidelity.
conduct issues in the Monica Lewinsky matter are peripheral to the overall
issue of law-breaking at the highest level in the Clinton White House. In fact,
it was only during the last eight months of the investigation that its focus
was on Monica Lewinsky and the sexual activities of the President. The central
allegation in this case is that the president engaged in a sexual relationship
with Monica Lewinsky and attempted to cover it up to protect himself in the
Paula Jones lawsuit.
President Clinton has been accused of
Obstruction of Justice
conversations with Linda Tripp, Monica Lewinsky graphically recounted details
of sexual encounters with Mr. Clinton and indicated that Mr. Clinton and his
advisor, attorney Vernon Jordan, had directed her to perjure herself in the
Jones v. Clinton deposition. President Clinton tried to keep Ms Lewinsky quiet
by giving her a number of gifts inlcuding a book of poetry, a T-shirt and a hat
pin -- gifts that Clinton called meaningless trinkets and "no big deal."
Clinton had given Lewinsky as many as six gifts at a private White House
meeting on December 28 -- three weeks after she was named as a potential
witness in the Jones case.
The president's surrogates and
supporters were expert in diverting attention from whatever current scandal
President Clinton is embroiled in. Rather than answering the most relevant
evidence in the Paula Jones lawsuit, for example, they rather orchestrated a
media blitz depicting Jones as a promiscuous, flirtatious, gold-digging,
fame-seeking slut, unworthy of belief. They have characterized her allegations
as 'tabloid trash,' in Bennett's famous phrase.
Bill Clinton lives a
life where the rules apply to everyone but him. When things began closing in on
him, he stalled, lied under oath and perhaps more. Clinton engaged in attempted
character assassination of Kenneth Starr and anyone else who dared to oppose
When Ken Starr's investigation began getting too close to Mr.
Clinton, the Washington "spin doctors" began working hard at turning public
opinion away from Ken Starr and turn popular opinion against the investigator.
Liberals constantly pointed to the millions of dollars Ken Starr has spent in
his investigation, but has come up empty handed.
That may sound good
to many undiscerning people, but the fact remains, the Starr investigations and
others have turned up volumes of corruption in Federal Government and there
have been indictments and convictions. Starr had gotten 11 indictments yielding
3 trial convictions, 6 guilty pleas, and 2 acquittals. The Clinton
administration may indeed be the most indicted
administration in history.
Indeed, it was through the unremitting
pursuit of truth that led Ken Starr to issue a subpena forcing Clinton to
testify before the Grand Jury. Rather than facing the unprecidented testimony,
Bill Clinton made a deal with Starr that allowed him to save face and appear
before the grand jury voluntarily.
Clinton's apologists claimed that
Ken Starr had drug this investigation out over a period of months, costing
millions of dollars with no results. But, it was the president, not Ken Starr
who dragged America through 7 months of allegations and counterallegations of
sexual impropriety and abuse of power. Had Mr. Clinton told the truth in the
first place and not sent out his supporters to lie for him, Starr's
investigation would have been greatly shortened and the American people would
not have been drug into the sexual perversions of the President. Following his
testimony before the grand jury, Bill Clinton went on national television and
admitted to his lies. Yet, even in that so-called 'apology', Mr. Clinton
angrily continued his attack on Ken Starr.
All these attempts by Bill Clinton to impede the persuit of
truth were just the latest in a long history of obstruction of justice. Bill
Clinton has always been and continues to be an arrogant power-broker who
believe that he is above the law. Indeed, his entire administration has been
one of destroying the concept of the "rule of law."
- Clinton appointed and protected Arkansas Medical Examiner
Fahmy Malak who repeatedly obstructed justice by declaring
murders as "suicides" or "accidents."
- He tipped off Governor Tucker about upcoming criminal
- Clinton fired RTC chief Albert Casey to allow his friend
Roger Altman to monitor and block Whitewater investigations.
- Fired FBI director William Sessions to prevent an autonomous
FBI from investigating the Foster suicide and from resisting cooperation in the
- He offered State Troopers federal jobs in return for their
silence about Clinton's crimes.
- Blocked Justice Department indictments after Inspector
General Sherman Funk found "criminal violations of the Privacy Act provable
beyond reasonable doubt" when former Bush employee files were searched and
leaked to the press.
- Appointed friend and now-convicted felon Webster Hubbell to
number 3 position in Justice Department in order to be able to block Whitewater
- Blocked the criminal trial of Representative Ford, a
"Truth telling, I have found, is the key to responsible
citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law
enforcement have had one thing in common: every single one was a liar." --
J. Edgar Hoover
Lying is nothing new for Bill Clinton. Those who have
followed his career have seen him lie repeatedly and yet somehow seem to get
away with it ... thus his nickname, "Slick Willy." His latest episode of lying
is significant only in that he is, first, caught in the lie and second, he has
admitted to lying, and third, his lie was made in connection with sworn
testimony in a court of law - that makes it perjury.
Clinton and Lewinsky denied having an affair under oath in January in
statements in the Paula Jones sexual harassment suit, but Lewinsky later told
grand jurors, after being granted immunity, that the two did in fact have a
sexual relationship and that they discussed ways to cover it up.
For seven months, President Clinton lied
about having sexual realtions with Monica Lewinsky. He told the American people
on national televison, saying, "I didn't have sexual relations with that
woman, Miss Lewinsky." [Listen to his lie]
He lied about having private meetings with Lewinsky saying under oath, "I don't
recall" ever being alone with Lewinsky at the White House. He lied about giving
gifts to Lewinsky, again saying under oath, "I don't remember a specific gift."
While it will be very difficult to prove subornation of perjury, that
either Mr. Clinton or Mr. Jordan asked Monica Lewinsky to perjure herself, or
that either are guilty of obstruction of justice, the real issue is, did Mr.
Clinton lie in his Paula Jones deposition when he said he did not have a sexual
relationship with Ms. Lewinsky. Facing a subpena to testify before Ken Starr's
grand jury, Bill Clinton was persuaded to testify about his sexual
transgressions before the Grand Jury and facing physical evidence to the
contrary, Clinton finally admitted to America that he had lied. He admitted to
giving incomplete and thus false testimony in his Jan. 17 testimony in the
now-dismissed Paula Jones lawsuit.
Far too many Americans, in collusion with the mainstream media
have for years defended the lies of Mr. Clinton, oftentimes denying his
untruthfulness outright. Throughout the period of Clinton's investigation, the
media elaborated the idea that "character doesn't matter." Today, they
are faced with the fruit of that philosophy. What Clinton's televised "apology"
has done is force those long-time supporters to be faced with a truth they can
no longer deny.
Decide for yourself if Bill Clinton lied in his deposition in
the Paula Jones sexual misconduct suit on January 17, 1998.
Q. At any time were you and Monica alone together in the Oval
A. I don't recall, but as I said, when she worked
at the legislative affairs office, they always had somebody there on the
weekends. I typically worked some on the weekends. Sometimes they'd bring me
things on the weekends. She -- it seems to me she brought things to me once or
twice on the weekends. In that case, whatever time she would be in there, drop
it off, exchange a few words and go, she was there.
Q. So I understand, your testimony is that it was possible, then,
that you were alone with her, but you have no specific recollections of that
A. Yes, that's correct. It's possible that
she, in, while she was working there, brought something to me and that at the
time she brought it to me, she was the only person there. That's possible.
Q. Did you have an extramarital sexual affair
with Monica Lewinsky?
Q. If she told someone that she had a sexual affair with you
beginning in November of 1995, would that be a lie?
certainly not the truth. It would not be the truth.
I think I used the term "sexual affair." And so the record is completely clear,
have you ever had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky, as that term is
defined in Deposition Exhibit 1, as modified by the court.
A. I have never had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky. I've never had an
affair with her.
What else has Bill
Clinton lied about?
Serious question has been raised about the timing and
strategy of the attacks Mr. Clinton ordered against Muslim extremists in Sudan
and Afghanistan. Within days of his testimony and defiant admission of having
sex with Monica Lewinsky, President Clinton ordered missile strikes against
Osama bin Laden and his terrorist group in Sudan and Afghanistan in retaliation
for the African embassy bombings. Many Americans justly remain suspicious about
the timing behind the strikes.
Historically, the Clinton Administration
had been soft on terrorism and had not reacted
like this to international terrorism. Indeed, it appeared to be a notable
reversal of U.S. policy guiding military action in response to international
terrorism. Intelligence sources indicate that we have known about much of the
bin Laden network for years. Despite previous fatal attacks against Americans
by operatives within those networks, numerous opportunities to capture or kill
bin Laden, no overt retaliatory military strikes had been ordered by Clinton...
Four days before his grand jury testimony, Mr. Clinton put
into motion his plan to attack bin Laden. On the Friday before his testimony,
he approved the retaliatory air strikes timed to occur after his testimony and
national television appearance, giving him adequate time to measure public
reaction to his defiant mea culpa on national television.
trying to divert public attention away from his scandals or were the strikes
justified at this time? Given Clinton's propensity to lying, we may not know
the answer to that question for some time.
Following Clinton's successful trial in the Senate overcoming
impeachment charges and just an investigators were closing in on him for
alleged treasonous activities of handing
over State secrets to the Chinese, President Clinton orders U.S. forces to
attack the sovereign nation of Serbia, sending hundreds of thousands of
refugees fleeing for their lives.
Following the plane crashes described
as terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on Sept. 11, 2001, America once
again launched its war on Osama bin Laden. Aboard one of those planes was
Barbara Olson, who served as the Republican chief counsel for the congressional
committeee investigating the Clintons' involvement in Travelgate and Filegate.
She also authored two books, "Hell to Pay: The Unfolding Story of Hillary Rodham Clinton,"
a scathing expose of Hillary Clinton, and soon to be released, "The Final Days: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Last, Desperate
Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House."
The lies surrounding
the Clinton's is one long series of lies. One has to wonder just how far the
Clinton's will go to preserve their legacy and how low will they stoop to
accomplish their nefarious purpose. Could their continued antics be behind one
of the most devastating disasters in American history?
Will we ever know what lies he told in connection with the
murders of Vincent Foster and over 100 other
associates, staff, and friends? What about his underworld connections
stretching back to the Dixie Mafia days in Hot Springs; his roles in the Waco
massacre, the Oklahoma City bomb, or the crash of TWA 800, Valujet, the Ron
Brown crash, William Colby's drowning, the Atlanta Bomb, the Saudi Bomb, the
church burnings and all the rest? What about the dozens of other women who have
testified against Mr. Clinton and the far more serious offenses in narcotics
trafficking, collusion with China in unAmerican activities, and about more than
a thousand missing FBI files and the Travel Office firings, not to mention
Whitewater and illegal fundraising? Why would anyone believe this admitted liar
about his promises about
legislation, Internet censorship, the Brady bill, saving Social Security,
or global warming?
Sadly, the majority of Americans prefer to remain in blissful
ignorance and don't care to know the truth about their leaders. Subconsciously
at least, they now know their President was a liar, but few have any idea of
the trail of bodies, drug-smuggling, bank
thefts, abused women and cover-ups he has left behind. They don't want to know
that Monica Lewinsky's 37 post-employment visits to The Oval Office were not
merely to supply Mr. Clinton's appetite for sex, but his appetite for
Many Americans don't want to know the truth because they would
then be forced to face their own responsibility for the moral decadence this
country was fallen to. Others don't want to face the facts about a greater
conspiracy than Hillary's "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy," a behind-the-scenes
Orwellian conspiracy being perpetrated behind the closed doors of the largest
financial institutions, government offices, the media, and others desiring
unlimited wealth and power.
For years, the West has been drifting
almost imperceptibly towards the era of Big Brother, whose long, invasive
tentacles stretch across national borders into the depths of our lives. Under
the Clinton regime, the speed and visibility accelerated to the point that we
now watch liberties vanishing at a terrifying rate. It seems any excuse will do
to further curtail
"As the United States
plumbs the depths of lies and deceit and experiments with socialism in a
valueless post-Christian era, polls suggest that most people don't care.
Russian history is anchored on a loathing of change: they prefer the
familiarity of slavery. Can this really now be true of America too?" [Steve
Myers, Exegesis, August 20, 1998]