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Flashback: Clinton Spoxes Called Starr Probe ‘Witch Hunt’, Wanted Leaks Investigated


“Witch hunt”: That’s Donald Trump‘s favorite term for Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s and Congress’ investigations into alleged collusion between his campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 election. Hell, this Republican president whipped it out Sunday afternoon.

Lest we forget, Bill Clinton‘s spoxes used the term when addressing Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr‘s investigation into the Democratic president’s relationship with former intern Monica Lewinsky.

And they even called for an investigation into leaks. Why is that complaint over leaks so familiar? We can’t put our finger on it. HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.

Anyway, the House of Representatives impeached Clinton on Dec. 19, 1998 for perjury and obstruction of justice.

So calling investigation a “witch hunt” turns out to be a bipartisan tradition. America!

[Screengrab of Clinton in 1998 denying that he had sexual relations via The Associated Press]

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