Skip to comments.Clinton breaks deal with prosecutor - Now says charges against him as president were false
Posted on 06/02/2005 4:28:29 PM PDT by CHARLITE
President Bill Clinton told NBC's Brian Williams tonight charges brought against him by the House of Representatives were false, contradicting a plea bargain deal he made with Independent Counsel Robert Ray that he admit he gave false testimony under oath to a federal grand jury.
In a blistering attack on Ray's predecessor, Kenneth Starr, Clinton accused the independent counsel of persecuting innocent people, indicting them because they wouldn't lie and assaulting the Constitution.
"I was acquitted," he told Williams. "And ... the charges that the House sent to the Senate were false. So I did a bad thing. I made a bad personal mistake. I paid a big price for it. But I was acquitted because the charges were false."
There was no follow-up by Williams.
The articles of impeachment passed by the House in 1998 included the accusation that he lied under oath. Yet, Clinton admitted Jan. 19, 2001, as part of his deal with Ray, he had lied under oath while testifying about his relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
"I tried to walk a fine line between acting lawfully and testifying falsely," he said in a written statement. "But I now recognize that I did not fully accomplish that goal and that certain of my responses to questions about Ms. Lewinsky were false.
Why am I not surprised?
"There was no follow-up by Williams."
And why am I not surprised by THAT?
It just hurts so bad being the only convicted felon to serve as President, doesn't it BENT ONE?.
Have I got that right?
Time to release ALL the documents that were withheld from the public during the Impeachment. Let history and the public decide.
He NOW realizes that what he LIED about THEN weren't true? ROFL
I was thinking about that, too. Anyone know?
Man that gut is full of himself...sounds like a con man carni...
"Why am I not surprised?"
It all depends on the meaning of the word "surprised". !!!1
Try him again! Or, revoke whatever advantages he gained from his plea deal and send him to the slammer.
I must have missed the part about Clintoon entering into a plea bargain. When did this occur?
Nice to see that your SOCIOPATH in CHIEF is back in the news...someone needs to ask Hitlery if she agrees with the slimeball that he was falsely charged and pled out to save the country...maybe she can run for your Presidency in 2008 on this mindless drivel,....wouldn't surprise me at all...the MSM would swoon with orgasmic pleasure at the opportunity to vindicate these really sick creatures ...ahhh..the Dummies trifecta at work here isn't it?...woe be us ...we did wrong...but we are victims so its ok...BIG BARF ALERT on this post...EH BOYS
No, the charges were true.
He was acquitted because we have a Congress full of wussies.
Is a refusal to prosecute an aquittal?
those 900 FBI files sure allow a feller to thumb his nose at justice, don't they?
"Break a deal, face the wheel."
If ever a story demanded the "not this **** again" picture...
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