Social media is pointing towards an incident in history which might show Donald Trump may is “taking a page from Bill Clinton’s playbook” whereby through the current tense situation cause by the attack on Iraq he might effect the hearing timing of the impeachment inquiry.
Business Insider reports that a 1998 New York Times front page has been shared multiple times on Twitter since Trump ordered an airstrike to kill top Iran military commander Qasem Soleimani at the Baghdad airport early Friday morning.
The newspaper clipping shows how Clinton made a similar move more than two decades ago – launching airstrikes in Iraq just as his impeachment inquiry was heating up on December 17, 1998. Two days later, the House of Representatives would vote to approve articles of impeachment against him for lying about his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Clinton was later acquitted in his Senate trial.
Via Business Insider