Lewinsky scandal, 1998, January: Defense Dept. worker Linda Tripp delivers audiotapes revealing a sexual relationship between President Bill Clinton and a 22-year-old White House Intern, Monica Lewinsky. The news of this extramarital affair and the resulting investigation eventually leads to the impeachment of President Clinton in 1998 by the US House of Representatives and his subsequent acquittal on all impeachment charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in a 21-day Senate trial.
1996 Intern Monica Lewinsky's affair with President Bill Clinton gives his political enemies the goods they need to begin impeachment hearings when he lies under oath about having "sexual relations" with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky. She made the beret famous once again. And cigars.