Trump says ‘it’s a witch hunt’ and Clinton said ‘I have sinned’: US prepares for third impeachment in its history

News analysis: Few Americans feel any glee their head of state is accused of behaving unconstitutionally

Andrew Buncombe
Wednesday 18 December 2019 18:08 GMT
President Bill Clinton says he 'has sinned' at 1998 prayer breakfast

In September 1998, two months before he was impeached by the House, Bill Clinton stood before faith leaders in Washington DC and declared: “I have sinned.”

On Tuesday morning, a day before the House was expected to deliver a similar censure to Donald Trump, the president performed his own outreach via Twitter.

“Impeachment poll numbers are starting to drop like a rock now that people are understanding better what this whole Democrat scam is all about,” he wrote.

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