Shocking Details About Clinton's Impeachment Surface

It’s often said that the world of politics is just one really big TV show in which all the major players get their moments in the sun. We have protagonists and antagonists, and those folks can mean different things to differing political viewpoints. All of the major hot-button issues play out on a daily basis, and there’s a never-ending series of plotlines. There’s even some incredibly monumental happenings that could make for their own spinoff show. As Fox News shares, the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton fits the bill in that regard, and we will soon get to relive the drama of that moment in our nation’s history.

The History Channel has announced that it’s moving forward with a six-episode series entitled "The Breach: Inside the Impeachment of Bill Clinton," which will be a scripted series based on the book, "The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton." The book was written by Peter Baker, a Washington Post reporter that was tasked with covering the White House during that time.

Eli Lehrer, the executive vice president, explained the premise of the series to The Wrap, and it sounds like he’s awfully excited by the potential of the series.

“Featuring an array of well-known modern political figures, ‘The Breach’ will bring audiences behind the scenes of an event that changed Washington forever — the first impeachment of an elected president in American history," he said.

Back on December 19, 1998, Clinton was impeached after he was charged with lying under oath to a federal jury and obstructing justice. Both charges are heavily frowned upon, even for the President of the United States. While the charges did not cost Clinton his presidency, it was still a monumental time in American history, and Lehrer believes it sowed the seeds for dysfunction that exists to this very day.

"It’s the origin tale of how our Government was broken and has never really healed,” Lehrer continued. “It’s also a thrilling tale of personal and professional ambition, of enormous hubris in the name of acquiring power, and of personal foibles, all of which nearly brought down a presidency.”

While the government may in fact be broken, Clinton has no one to blame for his troubles but himself. No one forced him to not tell the truth under oath. Period. It was exposed that he had an affair with 21-year-old intern Monica Lewinsky, and he chose not to come clean about it. There were a lot more ‘personal foibles’ included, and Clinton was responsible for each and every one of them.

Looking back, he’s fortunate that his legacy remains as strong as it is. That’s partially because he wasn’t forced to leave office, but it really did appear to be touch and go for some time. Is that what directly led to the dysfunction that exists today in the nation’s capital? Nope, not even close - but it certainly didn’t help matters. In any event, it sounds like a fascinating series, and it’ll be interesting to see how closely it sticks to the script that played out in front of the nation’s watchful eyes.

Source: Fox News
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