Buried Clinton impeachment documents must be devastating
In the current election environment, in which the media have determined that boorish behavior toward women in the past is the principle issue facing the Republic, attention inevitably goes to Bill Clinton, who was, after all impeached in the wake of a sexual scandal in which he perjured himself.
Kerry Pickett of The Daily Caller has an illuminating piece, in which she explains how tens of thousands of pages of impeachment documents, the contents of voluminous investigations under oath, are hidden away from the pubic eye. She then quotes from a radio interview on American Family Radio’s Sandy Rios show Friday with Thomas Shippers, the Democrat who was appointed chief investigative counsel for the House Judiciary Committee. I recommend reading the entire piece, but here is one important excerpt:
“When they announced they had all the materials in the room, I put my staff together and said, ‘Alright-look, if this is nothing but Monica Lewinsky—if this is nothing but sex, we’ll be out of here in a couple of weeks. Here’s what we’re gonna do. We’re gonna look at everything. We’re gonna listen to everything. We’re gonna read every word. Each one of us is going to do it.’”
He added, “There were some 60,000 documents in there plus telephone calls–all kinds of stuff.” (snip)
Schippers says that after two weeks he sat his team of investigators down and asked each one for their reaction to what they read.
“And one by one they said, ‘He’s gotta go. The man’s a perjurer. He’s been after women. He’s been doing everything in his power to shut everybody up. The man should be impeached.’ So, I went to Henry Hyde and I said, ‘They’re going to recommend an impeachment inquiry,’” Schippers said.
Oh, and by the way, Schippers makes it clear that the Senate trial of Bill Clinton was fixed.