Who is the most unfairly investigated U.S. politician of all time?
According to President Trump, he is. But in conversations with academics, President Bill Clinton emerged above all other politicians as the most unfairly targeted.
“[It] began with business dealings in Whitewater and after years and millions of dollars wound up with Monica Lewinsky,” said Cornell W. Clayton, a professor of government and public policy at Washington State University.
Lewinsky was the White House intern with whom Clinton had an affair. Whitewater was the name of a real estate company with questionable practices that had included Bill and Hillary Clinton as investors. While more than a dozen people were convicted in the real estate inquiry, the president was absolved.
Congress impeached President Clinton on charges of obstruction and lying about having the affair, but then acquitted him.