George Bush Sr. Lies: Read My Lips and his lying bull about being a Kinder and Gentler Nation immediately comes to mind.
The following are some historical facts to the 3 failed impeachments.
-AndrewJohnson, a Southern Democrat became president after Lincoln's assassination, supported a policy of Reconstruction after the Civil War. The Republicans in Congress were angry at his leniency toward ex-Confederates and lack of concern for ex-slaves. It was demonstrated by his veto of civil rights bills and opposition to the Fourteenth Amendment. Republicans passed an Act against Andrew Johnson's Administration to diminish the strength of the president. Congress passed the Tenure of Office Act in 1867, which prohibited the president from dismissing office holders without the Senate's approval. President Johnson tested the constitutionality of the Act by attempting to fire Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. His breaking the law construed by the Act became the basis for his impeachment in 1868. The Senate was one vote short of the two-thirds majority needed to impeach, and President Johnson was acquitted in May 26, 1868.
-Nixon a Republican from Yorba Linda, California ordered a break-in on the night of June 17, 1972, when five burglars entered the Democratic National Committee offices at the Watergate office complex in Washington. A 24-year-old night watchman Frank Wills encountered them and they were arrested at the scene by police. A White House spokesman dismissed the incident as a commonplace burglary attempt." The arrest of the Watergate burglars marked the beginning of a series of events which President Nixon and his top aides became heavily involved in an extensive cover-up to the break-in and in other White House sanctioned illegal activities. Those activities included in 1970 when The New York Times revealed secret bombing campaigns against Cambodia in Southeast Asia. It was conducted as part of the American war effort in Vietnam.
Following these revelations, Nixon ordered wiretaps of reporters and government employees to discover the source of the news leaks. In 1971, the Pentagon Papers were published in The New York Times, detailing the U.S. Defense Department's secret history of the Vietnam War. More burglaries unfolded when a team of burglars then broke into a psychiatrist's office looking for damaging information on Daniel Ellsberg. He was a former defense analyst who leaked the Pentagon Papers to the Media. The wiretaps and secret tapes being used by Nixon's order were under scrutiny. 42 subpoenaed tapes were wanted by the House Judiciary Committee. Nixon handed over scant related edited transcripts and things began to unravel for the President. The Supreme Court ordered Nixon he had to submit all the tapes, and after he did, he became the first US President to ever resign from office, for his crimes. Gerald Ford then pardoned him. The impeachment did not go forward.
-Clinton a Democrat from Arkansas troubles began when he approved for the first time to the gay community he would eliminate the long-standing prohibition against homosexuals serving in the U.S. military. Then "Travel gate" happened something similar to Bush's firing of US attorneys. In May 1993, 7 long-term employees in the office were fired and replaced with Clinton friends. More trouble came when Vince Foster, Deputy White House Counsel, and life-long friend of Clinton, was found shot dead in a park just outside Washington from an apparent suicide. Investigators believed it happened because of the Whitewater Scandal that happened in 1978 when Bill and Hillary Clinton along with two Arkansas developers, James B. and Susan McDougal, borrowed $203,000 to purchase 220 acres of riverfront land in Arkansas' Ozark Mountains. They formed the Whitewater Development Corporation with the intention of building vacation homes.
In 1982, James McDougal bought a small savings and loan in Little Rock and named it the Madison Guaranty. By the mid-1980s, Madison Guaranty had aroused the attention of the Feds who questioned its lending and political campaign contribution practices. In 1985, a fund-raising event was held at Madison Guaranty to help eliminate $50,000 of Governor Bill Clinton's campaign debt. The Feds alleged that some of the funds had been improperly withdrawn from depositors' accounts.
While this was unfolding Paula C. Jones appeared at a Washington gathering for conservatives and alleged in 1991, Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton had committed sexual harassment by dropping his pants in a Little Rock hotel room and asking her for oral sex. A temporary shutdown of the U.S. government occurred simultaneously when the Republican-controlled Congress refused to appropriate federal funds due to political arguing over President Clinton's budget. Lewinsky, still an unpaid intern when the shutdown occurred, showed up for work in Mr. Panetta's West Wing office on November 15, 1995. President Clinton walked into the office for an informal birthday gathering in which Lewinsky flirted with him. Clinton invited Lewinsky back to his private study located near the Oral rather the Oval Office. They kissed, and later that evening, they met again and had their first sex. As court proceedings were going with Paula Jones, the Paula Jones team asked Clinton about Monica Lewinsky after Linda Tripp a friend to Monica volunteered the information. President Clinton denied the relationship.
But a stained dress with the Presidents DNA evidence proved his lie, and the proceedings turned toward impeachment. During his impeachment proceedings he began a bombing campaign on Iraq creating the tail wagging the dog political ploy in the hopes they would drop the impeachment hearings.
But it didn't work because Republicans claimed impeachment proceedings went ahead for Nixon when the War was on going in Vietnam, which wasn't true I might add, because Nixon ended the Vietnam War and brought troops back to the USA. Nixon was fighting a new war in Cambodia against the Khmer Rouge, but that was a secret operation, not a full fledge military campaign.