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Clinton Impeachment – Chronology 1996

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January 7, 1996
Clinton called Lewinsky at her home in the afternoon. He invited her to visit him at the Oval Office, where they spoke for 10 minutes. Then they went into the bathroom, where they had a sexual encounter.

January 21, 1996
Clinton spotted Lewinsky near a White House elevator, and invited her to the Oval Office. Nearby, while she was in mid-sentence, he lifted her shirt and they had another sexual encounter.

February 4, 1996
Clinton telephoned Lewinsky at her desk, and they planned a rendezvous. After a sexual encounter, they talked in the Oval Office for 45 minutes, their first substantive conversation.

February 19, 1996
Clinton calls her at her apartment and she goes to see him. He tells her how uncomfortable he is about their relationship, and he terminates it.

March 29, 1996
Clinton called Lewinsky to propose she see a movie with him and some friends at the White House theater, but she declined.

March 31, 1996
Clinton calls Lewinsky, suggesting she visit the Oval Office on the pretext of delivering papers. They have a sexual encounter.

April 5, 1996
Lewinsky is removed from her White House job and transferred to a public affairs position at the Pentagon, because of her superiors’ perception that she was spending too much time around the president.

April 7, 1996
On Easter Sunday, Lewinsky told the president that she was being transferred. He promised to bring her back to the White House after the 1996 election. Then they had a sexual rendezvous during which he spoke on the telephone with political consultant Dick Morris. They were interrupted again when Clinton aide Harold M. Ickes called out for him from the Oval Office. Clinton rushed to see Ickes, and Lewinsky left.

June 17, 1996
The report of the “Special Committee To Investigate Whitewater Development Corporation and Related Matters”, chaired by Senator Alfonse D’Amato (R-NY), was released.

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Malcolm Farnsworth
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