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By Ken Gormley

ISBN-10: 0307409457

ISBN-13: 9780307409454

Ten years after the most polarizing political scandals in American heritage, writer Ken Gormley deals an insightful, balanced, and revealing research of the occasions best as much as the impeachment trial of President William Jefferson Clinton. From Ken Starr’s preliminary Whitewater research throughout the Paula Jones sexual harassment swimsuit to the Monica Lewinsky affair, The dying of yankee advantage is a gripping chronicle of an ever-escalating political feeding frenzy.In unique interviews, invoice Clinton, Ken Starr, Monica Lewinsky, Paula Jones, Susan McDougal, and lots of extra key avid gamers provide candid reflections on that interval. Drawing on never-before-released files and documents—including the Justice Department’s inner research into Starr, new information about the demise of Vince Foster, and proof from attorneys on either sides—Gormley sheds new mild on a dismal and divisive bankruptcy, the aftereffects of that are nonetheless being felt in today’s political climate.From the Hardcover variation.

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Pornographer Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine, had just run a full-page ad in the Washington Post offering a million-dollar bounty for information leading to “evidence of illicit sexual relations” involving members of Congress, especially prominent Republicans. Flynt had dubbed the Starr Report “more depraved and scandalous” than any act Bill Clinton had committed. Now the pornographer had set out to expose the “hypocrisy” of this impeachment drive. As the seventy-four-year-old Hyde stepped to the microphone, he cursed how things had taken such an ugly turn.

It appeared to me that it was evil. ” Susan McDougal had never viewed herself as a central player in the Whitewater business deal. ” Her father had suffered a stroke while she was in jail; her mother had endured multiple heart bypasses. Her former husband, Jim McDougal, had lost his real estate fortune and had met his end in federal prison in Texas, suffering from bipolar disorder and dying a pauper’s death in solitary confinement. Every person who had been swept into this maelstrom, it seemed, was faced with ruination, including President Clinton himself.

This had been “a heavy day,” Hyde would admit, reflecting upon the weekend when he garnered enough votes to impeach the president of the United States. Glancing at the chilly rain pelting against the windows of the now empty Capitol, the representative from Illinois knew that the days ahead would be even heavier. IN Arkansas, time momentarily stood still. Christmas shoppers in downtown Little Rock paused on the streets. Supporters and detractors of Bill Clinton alike froze in their tracks, absorbing the news: The House of Representatives had voted to impeach the first native son of Arkansas ever to occupy the White House.

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