Today, August 17, 1998: Bill Clinton Tells Grand Jury Oral Sex is Not Sex [VIDEO]

The presidency of William (Bill) Jefferson Clinton was known for his sexual escapades while in the White House. A dear friend of mine from the United Kingdom once told me that Bill Clinton was a very randy president. I looked it up in a slang dictionary and found that it meant someone who is horny a lot, or often sexually aroused. In other words, Bill Clinton couldn’t keep things in his pants while serving as the 42nd President of the United States.

Some of what is reported below is questioned by some, but reported as truth by others. I’ll let you decide.

On January 20, 1993, Bill Clinton was sworn in as President of the United States. He, his wife Hillary and daughter Chelsea, moved into the White House.

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In June 1995, twenty-one-year-old Monica Lewinsky begins working as an unpaid intern for Clinton’s Chief of Staff Leon Panetta. Lewinski’s position brought her into the White House.

In November 1995, it is alleged that Lewinski and Bill Clinton entered into a sexual relationship that involved personal contact and more.

In December 1995, Lewinski secures a paid position within the Office of Legislative Affairs in which she processes mail for members of Congress. The position often has her carrying mail between Congress and the Oval Office.

In April 1996, Lewinsky is transferred to an assistant to Ken Bacon, Pentagon Spokesman. Evelyn Lieberman, Deputy White House Chief of Staff is the one who initiated the transfer due to allegations of ‘inappropriate and immature behavior’ on the part of Lewinski, referring to her time spent at the White House.

In summer 1996, Lewinski began to confide her sexual relationship with Bill Clinton to co-worker Linda Tripp.

In August 1997, according to later testimony by Tripp, Kathleen Willey, a White House volunteer, was witnessed leaving the Oval Office by Tripp. Willey looked ‘disheveled’ with a red face and not wearing any lipstick. Even though then Clinton attorney Bill Bennett claimed Tripp is not believable, Willey later testified that Bill Clinton had physically groped her and made unsolicited advances towards her in 1993.

In the fall of 1997, Tripp begins taping her meetings with Lewinski in which Lewinski began to divulge more of the details about her sexual affair with Bill Clinton.

In October, 1997, reporters from Newsweek meet with Tripp and listen to her tapes of Lewinski.

In December 1997, Lewinski leaves her position in the Pentagon.

On December 8, 1997, Clinton’s personal secretary Betty Currie asked Vernon Jordan, a friend of Clinton’s, for help in finding a new job for Lewinski.

On December 17, 1997, Attorneys for Paula Jones subpoena Lewinski. Jones was a former Arkansas state employee who had filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill Clinton. The lawsuit was later dismissed but although admitting no wrong, Bill Clinton settled out of court with Jones with a payment of $850,000.

On December 28, 1997, Lewinski meets privately with Bill Clinton in Oval Office where Clinton advises her to be evasive in her testimony in the Paula Jones case. It is supposedly the last time Lewinski visited the White House.

On January 7, 1998, Lewinski back tracks on her claim of having a sexual relationship with Bill Clinton. In an affidavit file for the Jones lawsuit case, Lewinski denies any sexual relationship with Clinton.

On January 9, 1998, Jim Moody, attorney for Linda Tripp, receives tapes of her conversations with Lewinski. Not only do the tapes reveal details of Lewinski’s sexual relationship with Bill Clinton, but also contains details of a meeting with Lewinski, Clinton and Vernon Jordan where the two men tell Lewinski to lie under oath about her affair with Clinton.

On January 14, 1998, Tripp receives a document from Lewinski in which it coaches Tripp on what to tell attorneys in the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit case.

On January 16, 1998, Special Whitewater Independent Counsel Ken Starr receives permission from US Attorney General Janet Reno and three federal judges to launch an investigation into perjury and obstruction of justice involving the Paula Jones case. The FBI gets Lewinski alone in a hotel room and offers her immunity for her testimony.

On January 17, 1998, Clinton gives deposition to attorneys in the Paula Jones case and denies ever having a sexual relationship with Lewinski. Newsweek decides to sit on the story about the affair.

On January 19 to 21, news leaks out about Clinton and Lewinski affair. Clinton continues to deny anything happened.

On January 23, 1998, Clinton tells his Cabinet that he is innocent of all claims of sexual impropriety.

On January 26, 1998, Clinton emphatically tells the media and public:

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.”

On February 6, 1998, amidst tons of media stories and rumors that Clinton would resign like Richard Nixon did under the allegations surrounding him, Clinton holds a news conference and tells the public:

“I would never walk away from the people of this country and the trust they’ve placed in me.”

In February and March 1998, more testimony is gathered by Starr in his investigation. A number of people, including some Democratic members of Congress, White House staffers and Lewinski’s mother, Marcia Lewis are subpoenaed and testify before a grand jury.

On April 1, 1998, the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill Clinton is dismissed by Judge Susan Webber Wright.

In early April 1998, more people are subpoenaed and testify before Starr’s grand jury.

On April 18, 1998, former Secret Service Agent Louis Fox testified before the grand jury that in 1995, Clinton told him to ‘close the door’ as Lewinski would be in the Oval Office with him for a while.

On April 28, 1998, Lewinski’s immunity agreement is nullified by a federal judge who rules there is no immunity deal.

In May-July 1998, Starr’s investigation leads to court where he argues that there are no rules against Secret Service testifying against a president. Further testimony is fathered by Starr and the grand jury.

On this day, August 17, 1998, President Bill Clinton testifies before the grand jury. This is the first time a sitting president has testified before a grand jury. In his testimony, Bill Clinton admits to having a sexual experience including personal contact with Monica Lewinski.

During the Paula Jones lawsuit case, sexual relations was defined as involving the:

“…contact with the genitalia, anus, groin, breast, inner thigh or buttocks of any person…”

Clinton was asked:

“Is oral sex performed on you within that definition as you understood it?”

Based on the definition in the Paula Jones case, Clinton responded:

“As I understood it, it was not, no.”

“The deponent is the person who has oral sex performed on him, then the contact is with — not with anything on that list — but with the lips of another person.”

Bill Clinton, just like his wife is doing now during the 2016 presidential race began playing a game of semantics when Clinton was asked if he had kissed or touched Lewinski’s breasts or groin. Clinton tap danced around a direct answer.

He was then asked:

“So you didn’t do any of those three things with Monica Lewinsky?”

Clinton responded:

“You are free to infer that my testimony is that I did not have sexual relations, as I understood this term to be defined.”

In earlier testimony, Lewinski was asked:

“Out of all of the times you had intimate contact, were there times when the president would touch you either on the breasts or in the genital area directly to the skin or was it always though clothing?”

She replied:

“Directly to the skin. Both.”

Yet under sworn oath, Clinton didn’t directly admit or deny the accusations against him. In response to Clinton’s testimony, Starr, who firmly believed that Clinton had lied, wrote:

“On all nine of those occasions, the president fondled and kissed her bare breasts. He touched her genitals … bringing her to orgasm on two occasions.”

To this day, Bill Clinton still tap dances around the allegations of his sexual misconduct while President. Yet, considering all of the other sexual allegations made against him, there seems to be no doubt that he betrayed his marriage vows and if he has no problem betraying the most sacred of marriage vows then he has no problem betraying other vows and promises. Worst yet, is that Hillary continued to support him and defend his infidelity. I recall her once mentioning that it was no big deal. That’s the same attitude Hillary has taken concerning what happened at Benghazi and the four Americans she left there to be brutally murdered. Hillary has also been playing the same word games that her husband used to dance around her email and Clinton Foundation scandals, among others. I really can’t believe that anyone would entrust a husband or wife like the Clintons with the responsibility of running and protecting our country. You can’t believe or trust either one of them and what happened on this day, August 17, 1998, helps to prove it.


Sources for the above includes: Clinton’s Three Lies, According to Starr; Clinton Testifies Before Grand Jury; The Clinton Impeachment, a Basic Chronology; Clinton Testifies Before Grand Jury Aug. 17, 1998; Definition of Randy;


Dave Jolly

R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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