Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has some experience with impeachment. While her husband Bill was President, the Independent Counsel investigation led by Ken Starr probed every aspect of her life before and during her time in the White House as well as her husbands.
While Starr failed to find any criminal wrongdoing by the First Lady, he did after his four year investigation discover her husband's extramarital affair with a White House intern.
The affair was enough for the Republican controlled House of Representatives to issue Articles of Impeachment and vote to impeach Clinton, making him only the second President to be impeached in US history. He was later acquitted in the Senate trial.
Now President Donald Trump is facing impeachment with far more than an illicit affair backing it. And Secretary Clinton stated it plainly for people on Twitter.
On Thursday morning, Clinton posted:
"Make sure your family and friends see the evidence for themselves:"
"The president asked a foreign power to interfere in the 2020 election for his own political gain."
"Americans deserve free and fair elections. He must be held accountable."
Make sure your family and friends see the evidence for themselves: The president asked a foreign power to interfe… https://t.co/Wq2Bp38nn9— Hillary Clinton (@Hillary Clinton)1576164999.0
Included in her post was a link to the website "trumpandimpeachment."
The website banner reads:
"Get the facts on impeachment"
The homepage of the website reads:
"The facts are clear: Trump asked a foreign power to interfere in the 2020 election for his own political gain."
"President Trump demanded that Ukraine investigate his political rival before he would give them military aid."
"If anyone else engaged in a similar bribery scheme, they'd be charged with a crime."
Visitors to the site have the option to review:
- the facts
- key players
- how it works
People appreciated Secretary Clinton's contribution to get the facts out to the public.
And some suggested a way others could do the same.
Of course, Trump supporters repeated the rhetoric they heard from the President and his allies.
@tfrederick1118 @Fly_Sistah @HillaryClinton You mean hearsay like in testimony DUH— ajensen99 (@ajensen99)1576187489.0
@ajensen99 @tfrederick1118 @HillaryClinton I think he means hearsay like from the people who heard Trump say he was… https://t.co/eCrcVTRBsV— KD (@KD)1576187717.0
@MarkDice @HillaryClinton 65,853,514 people. That's who.— Jason Sinclair (@Jason Sinclair)1576169367.0
@SuzanneErnster @HillaryClinton https://t.co/4X0JyPFRHa— IndyVotingBlue🌊🇺🇲🇮🇹🌈❄ (@IndyVotingBlue🌊🇺🇲🇮🇹🌈❄)1576189745.0
@Nonso77693121 @HillaryClinton You need to update your bio. I highlighted the falsehoods for you. https://t.co/qHR3EZGyza— Bryan (Deepierest State Agent) ⚽️🇺🇸🐍 (@Bryan (Deepierest State Agent) ⚽️🇺🇸🐍)1576167835.0
But while many MAGA members camp out in Clinton's comment section, not everyone was buying what Trump has been selling.
Regardless of where a person's politics fall on the spectrum, understanding how the impeachment process works and being able to distinguish facts from lies and rhetoric is key.