I remember well the presidency of Bill Clinton, and the Monica Lewinsky affair.  Well I thought I did.  After watching the first few episodes of the BBC  drama  ‘Impeachment – American Crime Story’ I now wonder whether I remember the event at all.

For those of you who have been living on the moon for the past twenty-three years.  Monica Lewinsky was a twenty-two year old intern working in the White House during the Clinton administration.  In 1998 Ms Lewinsky made public that she had been having sexual encounters with the President.  When Clinton was confronted with her claims he publically denied the affair stating “I did not have sexual relations with that woman”.  And he sounded convincing.  We were all ready to believe him, for President Clinton was an extremely popular public figure.  However, in response to his denial Monica Lewinsky produced a blue dress which she had worn during one of their intimate sessions, and which was covered with Mr Clinton’s dried semen.  Impeachment procedures were put in motion and President Clinton, left with little choice, acknowledged to prosecutors f