Impeachment: American Crime Story finale: Bill Clinton is impeached


Kenneth Starr (Dan Bakkedahl) finally releases the immense report revealing the findings of his four-year investigation into President Bill Clinton (Clive Owen) in the finale of Impeachment: American Crime Story.

The 453-page report was one of the most accessed documents on the Internet when it was released to the public on September 11, 1998.

The report lead to the impeachment of Clinton (only the second in history to be impeached) as the ladies at the center of the scandal – Monica Lewinsky (Beanie Feldstein), Paula Jones (Annaleigh Ashford) and Linda Tripp (Sarah Paulson) try to find a way to move on after the scandal. 

Finale: Kenneth Starr (Dan Bakkedahl) finally releases the immense report revealing the findings of his four-year investigation into President Bill Clinton (Clive Owen) in the finale of Impeachment: American Crime Story

Finale: Kenneth Starr (Dan Bakkedahl) finally releases the immense report revealing the findings of his four-year investigation into President Bill Clinton (Clive Owen) in the finale of Impeachment: American Crime Story

Move on: The report lead to the impeachment of Clinton (only the second in history to be impeached) as the ladies at the center of the scandal - Monica Lewinsky (Beanie Feldstein), Paula Jones (Annaleigh Ashford) and Linda Tripp (Sarah Paulson) try to find a way to move on after the scandal

Move on: The report lead to the impeachment of Clinton (only the second in history to be impeached) as the ladies at the center of the scandal – Monica Lewinsky (Beanie Feldstein), Paula Jones (Annaleigh Ashford) and Linda Tripp (Sarah Paulson) try to find a way to move on after the scandal

The episode begins in September 1998, with Marcia Lewis (Mira Sorvino) arriving at her hotel when she makes a phone call… received by Monica.

She tells Monica it’s room 305 and she can come up now, as she’s incognito, wearing a hat and sunglasses.

Monica tells her mom that she has met with a few other writing teams

Brett Kavanagh (Alan Starzinski) is getting yelled at as the whole team argues about who gets assigned what parts of the report.

Mike Emmick (Colin Hanks) wonders why they care which part of the report they’re assigned to, when Jackie (Darren Goldstein) tells them it’s all going out.

‘Hey. Just leave it all where it is. We don’t have time. We have to start printing now. Boys and girls, this is it,’ Jackie says to the team.

Impeachment is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President.

The first season was based on another Toobin book, The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson, with the second season, The Assassination of Gianni Versace based on Maureen Orth’s Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History.

The all-star cast also includes Edie Falco as Hillary Clinton, Anthony Green as Al Gore, Billy Eichner as Mike Drudge, Cobie Smulders as Ann Coulter, Kathleen Turner as Susan Webber Wright, Margo Martindale as Lucianne Goldberg and Mira Sorvina as Marcia Lewis.

Scandal: Impeachment is based on Jeffrey Toobin's book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President

Scandal: Impeachment is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President

Sarah Burgess created the series, who is also Executive Producer alongside Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sarah Paulson. 

Monica Lewinsky will serve as a producer alongside Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Khan. 

The real-life scandal first unfolded in January 1998 on The Drudge Report website, which was later picked up by mainstream media outlets like The Washington Post.

Monica: Monica Lewinsky will serve as a producer alongside Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Khan

Monica: Monica Lewinsky will serve as a producer alongside Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Khan

While Clinton, who was in his second term as President at the time, denied the allegations at first, more and more evidence came to light.

Such evidence included a semen-stained blue dress that Lewinsky had been encouraged to save without cleaning, by her one-time friend Linda Tripp. 

While Clinton continued to deny the affair, he ultimately came clean in August 1998, which lead to his impeachment.

Clinton was ultimately acquitted on both impeachment charges, and he ultimately served out the remainder of his term. 

Denied: While Clinton, who was in his second term as President at the time, denied the allegations at first, more and more evidence came to light

Denied: While Clinton, who was in his second term as President at the time, denied the allegations at first, more and more evidence came to light

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