The Lewinsky Scandal rocked the lives of Bill and Hillary Clinton while in office. Monica Lewinsky was just an unpaid intern that started a sexual relationship with Mr. Clinton who at the time was the President of the United States. This event was the most important thing to happen in 1998. It showed how even as president you can fall to temptation like any other human being. Challenging the trust of the American people for the president raising questions like “Can we trust this man?”, “Should we let this relationship slide and pretend it never happened?” To this day people are still talking about this scandal making it one of the most famous scandal to date.
This whole thing started in the summer of June 1995 over three years before Bill addressed on national television, “I want to say one thing to the American people; I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” Miss Lewinsky, who at the time, was just an unpaid intern in the office of Chief of Staff Leon Panetta. It wasn’t until the Fall of November that the actual relationship began between the President and the intern. At first Mr. Clinton sternly let the American people know that he had no connection to this woman other than her working for him. To his dismay seven months later he expressed how that in fact was a lie and he did have sexual relations with Miss Lewinsky. “"I did have a relationship with Miss Lewinsky that was not appropriate… In fact, it was wrong. It constituted a critical lapse in judgment and a personal failure on my part for which I am solely and completely responsible." (The Washington Post) The President gave this speech with more bitterness and anger than he did with remorse. Holding out and denying...
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...ry, who has been thrown under the bus multiple times recently, has stuck to her guns and kept her head up. This is a very clear sign as to why this is an important event as it has been used to degrade Hillary in her presidency run even though it was the mistake of her husband. "And after being married to Bill Clinton for 20 years, if you didn’t know the moment Monica Lewinsky said that Bill Clinton violated her that she was telling the truth, then you’re too stupid to be president." (USA Today)
Mass media coverage over a span of months following every step of this scandal, the dents left in the presidency of an already shady man who no longer got the satisfactory approval of the public, and a man who damaged not only the reputation of himself but, also his family; is why this American burden, this disgusting scandal is the most important event to take place in 1998.
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