I paid more attention during Clinton’s presidency than any other and what I have to point out to others often is the fact that he was not a popular President. Almost 6 in 10 voted against him in ‘92, more voted against him than for him in ‘96, popular president’s don’t get impeached, and I truly believe the Clinton’s wanted the Lewinsky scandal to break, to keep the attention away from from the Indonesian/Chinese campaign contribution scandal.
That's still an interesting theory that has some credit on the Right, but IMHO the Klintonx probably would have preferred that neither come up in public. They defeated Fred Thompson with the Chinese Wall and the disgusting BenVeniste and the toady Jamie Gorelick (may she burn in hell). There's no other word for it: the Senate Democrats bullied, intimidated, and beat the GOP senators, and Fred, like a drum. Fred must have wondered what was wrong, since things didn't go at all like they had during Watergate.
The Klintonx fought like hell to keep Monica under wraps with the "Mad Monica" theory retailed by the slime-trailing Sid "the Squid" Blumenthal -- Max Blumenthal's sperm donor -- to the late Chris Hitchens and his wife, who were nominally Blumenthal's friends. (What sort of man lies to friends and tries to use them politically?)