Jefferson Clinton Memorial Library
to welcome you to the Clinton
Library -- dedicated to
preserving the true legacy of the 42nd President of the United States.
Bill Clinton 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.
Crimes and Misdemeanors
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
The sexual 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
Clinton has been accused of
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.
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 him.
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
administration in history.
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
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
- He tipped off Governor
Tucker about upcoming criminal referral.
- 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 Filegate
- He offered State
Troopers federal jobs in return for their silence about Clinton's
- 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
- Appointed friend and
now-convicted felon Webster Hubbell to number 3 position in Justice
Department in order to be able to block Whitewater criminal referrals.
- Blocked the criminal
trial of Representative Ford, a Tennessee Democrat.
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
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.
Both 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.
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."
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 Office?
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 ever happening?
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
A. It's certainly not the
truth. It would not be the truth.
Q. 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
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... until now.
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.
Was Clinton 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.
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
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 health care,
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 cocaine.
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 individual liberty.
"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]