Clinton Impeached (1998-99) Bill Clinton’s affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky crippled his presidency. He first denied anything improper with “that woman, Miss Lewinsky,” then admitted he’d had a “wrong” relationship with her an often others. The House impeached him on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.
1998, January: Defense Dept. worker Linda Tripp delivers audiotapes revealing a sexual relationship between President Bill Clinton and a 22-year-old White House Intern, Monica Lewinsky. The news of this extramarital affair and the resulting investigation eventually leads to the impeachment of President Clinton in 1998 by the US House of Representatives and his subsequent acquittal on all impeachment charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in a 21-day Senate trial.