President Clinton Was Impeached 21 Years Ago. Some Parallels Run Deep

From the politics to the presidents' counternarratives, there are a number of similarities between the events of December 1998 and the proceedings underway now against President Trump.
A man shoulders a portable radio with the words "Impeach Clinton" pasted on its side as the House of Representatives voted on the articles of impeachment against President Clinton on December 19, 1998. Source: Mario Tama

The impeachment process now under way against President Trump comes 21 years to the month after the last presidential impeachment, when the House approved two articles against then-President Bill Clinton.

And there are many parallels in the two procedures.

Some are on the surface; others deeper. There are 55 lawmakers in the House now who voted on the Clinton impeachment in 1998. Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who has since moved on to the Senate, is one of President Trump's most vocal defenders. He was one of the House managers who argued for convicting Clinton

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