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Claim: In 1974, Bill Clinton said about President Richard Nixon's involvement in the Watergate scandal:
Origins: The irony of discovering that President William Jefferson Clinton — who told bald-faced lies to the public about his relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky — had once criticized President Nixon for "lying" and "betraying the trust of the American people" is obvious. The wording of what he said has been exaggerated to heighten that irony, however. The Arkansas Gazette reported the following statements by Bill Clinton — then a law professor at the University of Arkansas (and a candidate for Arkansas' Third Congressional District) — on
I think the country could be spared a lot of agony and the government could worry about inflation and a lot of other problems if [Nixon would] go on and resign.Read the entire article from the link provided in the "Additional information" section below.
[There is] no question that an admission of making false statements to government officials and interfering with the FBI and the CIA is an impeachable offense.
Last updated: 24 September 2007
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