Impeachment – American Crime Story: Bill Clinton’s impeachment in pictures
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In 1998, Bill Clinton became the second US president to ever be impeached by the House of Representatives.
Impeachment: American Crime Story, the anthology series’s third and latest season, is a dramatisation of the events and proceedings that led to Clinton’s impeachment, and his eventual acquittal by the Senate.
The House of Representatives impeached Clinton on 19 December 1998 on the grounds of perjury to a grand jury and obstruction of justice. That vote was the result of Clinton’s testimony as part of an investigation by independent counsel Kenneth Starr pertaining to Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky, a former White House intern.
His trial by the US Senate began in January 1999. Four weeks later, on 12 February 1999, the Senate acquitted Clinton on both charges.
Clinton remained in office until the end of his second term, in January 2001, when George W Bush took office.
Impeachment: American Crime Story aired on FX in the US starting on 7 September. It began airing on BBC Two in the UK on 19 October, with new episodes being broadcast weekly.
Below is a selection of news images chronicling Clinton’s impeachment as it unfolded:
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