Lewinsky Scandal

Six degrees

Kim Dotcom (below) and his Megaupload empire have been catapulted into the public's consciousness, as much for the sometime Hong Kong resident's lifestyle as for their alleged copyright infringements.

Sunday, 5 February, 2012, 12:00am

A Woman in Charge

A Woman in Charge

by Carl Bernstein

Arrow, HK$168

20 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

The Clinton Wars

The Clinton Wars

by Sidney Blumenthal

Viking $140

6 Jul 2003 - 12:00am


As President Bill Clinton enters the final year of his two terms in the White House, the Monica Lewinsky scandal has taken its toll on his legacy, surveys reveal.

A recent poll released by the respected research agency Zogby International shows that while Americans are still aware of his accomplishments, they express a 'sincere disappointment' at his failures.

14 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Weighing in for Monicagate trial

MONICAGATE junkies never quite got the Monica Lewinsky-Linda Tripp standoff they were hoping for last week in a Maryland courtroom but that did not stop some of the nation's more prominent commentators drooling at the long-term prospects.

19 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Big cat's tale

It is possible to get unnecessarily bogged down with anthropomorphic comparisons when watching animal documentaries. The closer we get to the animals, the greater the temptation to start talking about them as if they were human.

12 May 1999 - 12:00am

Monica Lewinsky

We had all been thinking, hoping, that there was nothing more to know about Monica Lewinsky but E! apparently has dug up some extra detail about the poor woman in Monica Lewinsky: The Untold Story (Pearl, 8.30pm). E! seems to think Ms Lewinsky (above) has remained 'an enigma' even to those right in the thick of the whole distasteful mess. An enigma to whom?

17 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Lewinsky admits to pregnancy and abortion

Lewinskymania has spread across the United States and Europe, as new revelations emerged of another affair by the President's former mistress, during which she became pregnant and had an abortion.

5 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Republicans mull censure plan to prevent Clinton claiming victory

THE US Senate is split over a censure-style plan to prevent President Bill Clinton claiming victory in the likely event he is acquitted on impeachment charges.

31 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

A dirty job that must be done

Rightly, we talk about the importance of the rule of law in Hong Kong. So far, despite some jitters about cross-border cases, we have not had cause for concern. But to see what the rule of law really means, cast an eye on Washington this week.

This is the trial which hardly anybody wants but which has become unavoidable.

11 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Leave it to history

A moderate Republican congressman has advanced a modest plan which, if adopted, would let Americans and everyone else - finally - put the tedious Clinton impeachment process behind them.

10 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

House agrees to full impeachment inquiry

The US House of Representatives has voted to approve a full impeachment inquiry against President Bill Clinton - only the third in the nation's history.

After more than two hours of sharply partisan debate, the Republican-led House voted early this morning by a XXXX margin to begin the inquiry.

9 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Lies and evasion

Until now, it is US President Bill Clinton's lies and misleading statements which have received all the attention in the debate over the Monica Lewinsky affair. The extent of his duplicity is well-documented in the Starr Report, to such a degree that it is clear the presidency can never hope to recover much credibility so long as he insists on clinging to office.

25 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Punishing Clinton

However wrong his behaviour, it now seems unlikely US President Bill Clinton will be impeached. The Starr Report may have been extremely damaging. The forthcoming release of the video of his evasive and angry testimony before the grand jury is likely to be even more so.

18 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Clinton Sex scandal in China

Beijing has banned the public dissemination of special prosecutor Kenneth Starr's report on Mr Clinton.

Circulars have been sent to publishing houses ordering them not to put out Chinese versions of the report.

Those which violate the rule will be given 'heavy punishment'.

18 Sep 1998 - 12:00am