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Sun May 31, 2015, 12:08 PM

The 3 Men Who Led The Impeachment Of Clinton

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.
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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 support of 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 he illegally structured $1.7 million in payments to 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 student he 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/2015/05/30/3664334/now-know-republican-speakers-helped-impeach-bill-clinton/

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kpete May 2015 OP
Sherman A1 May 2015 #1
femmocrat May 2015 #2
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2015 #3
Journeyman May 2015 #4
progressoid May 2015 #5
Zambero May 2015 #6
Cryptoad May 2015 #7
silenttigersong May 2015 #8
Cryptoad May 2015 #11
silenttigersong Jun 2015 #12
Major Hogwash May 2015 #9
inanna May 2015 #10

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 12:29 PM

1. Thank Goodness

There was no double standard......

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 12:45 PM

2. Karma.

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Sun May 31, 2015, 12:46 PM

3. Classy bunch of people those Republicans nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 01:04 PM

4. Disturbing, that so many of our politicians lack moral fortitude . . .

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 01:14 PM

5. Rec!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 01:16 PM

6. Add-ons to this impressive list

Henry Hyde, Tom DeLay, Asa Hutchinson, Bob Barr

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 03:08 PM

7. How Funny,,

now Bill is packing stuff to move back in the White House! Karma!

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #7)

Sun May 31, 2015, 03:59 PM

8. confused

How does Karma equal justification of actions?I know the hypocricy of doing what you are condeming is hypocricy.However,karma has nothing to do with someone returning to the whitehouse .Clinton was impeached for the lie not a blow job.Yes I know the context is Ken starr was relentless to take Clinton down.Yet all Clinton had to do was tell the truth.Clinton drama yuk.

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Response to silenttigersong (Reply #8)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:22 PM

11. you still dont get it,,,,,,, LOL

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 05:44 PM

12. Please explain

?how does Clinton have the moral authority ?I do not see it at all.I guess it has to be dont ask dont tell cuz if your the prez you should be able to have sex in the oval office?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 08:04 PM

9. KA-BOOM!!!

All 3 of those Republican House Speakers were disgusting pieces of white trash.
They were racist pieces of shit.

I haven't been following the recent news much lately, but it sounds like Hastert is in a lot of trouble.
Good.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 08:08 PM

10. The article sums it up quite nicely.

Recommended.

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