History The Clinton WaySubmitted by northstar on Wed, 01/26/2011 - 17:04
Thanks to a notably corrupt first couple today is a shameful day in political history, she barely escaping perjury charges after lying to a federal grand jury and he publicly denying a scandalous affair with a White House intern.
Who else could it be if not Bill and Hillary Clinton? On this day in 1996 the nation’s current Secretary of State lied to a grand jury about obstructing justice to cover up an illegal real estate scam known as Whitewater. Orchestrated by Hillary’s Rose Law Firm, the shady Arkansas land scheme essentially bilked the uneducated and elderly.
Fifteen years ago Hillary reluctantly spent more than four hours testifying before a federal grand jury investigating how her husband’s White House obstructed justice on her behalf. It marked the first time in history that a First Lady of the United States had been subpoenaed before a grand jury and the only time a First Lady has been subject to a criminal investigation.