June 1995: Monica Lewinsky begins work at White House as...

December 20, 1998

June 1995: Monica Lewinsky begins work at White House as unpaid intern.

April 1996: Lewinsky begins working at Pentagon, meeting Lind Tripp, who tapes telephone conversations in which Lewinsky admits affair with Clinton.

Dec. 28, 1997: Last of about three dozen visits by Lewinsky t White House.

Jan. 7, 1998: Lewinsky denies sexual relationship with Clinton i affidavit for Paula Corbin Jones sexual misconduct case.

Jan. 12: Tripp gives prosecutors 20 hours of secretly tape phone conversations with Lewinsky.

Jan. 16: Attorney General Janet Reno grants independen counsel Kenneth W. Starr authority to investigate Lewinsky relationship.

Jan. 17: In deposition for Jones case, Clinton denies havin sexual relationship with Lewinsky. Internet gossip columnist Matt Drudge posts Lewinsky sex allegations on Internet.

Jan. 21: Lewinsky allegations published by major news media.

Jan. 26: In forceful denial, Clinton says he never had sexua relations with "that woman," and never told anyone to lie about it.

Jan. 27: Clinton's secretary Betty Currie testifies as first witnes in Starr's probe of Lewinsky affair.

Feb. 10-11: Lewinsky's mother, Marcia Lewis, testifies to gran jury.

March 5: Lewinsky's lawyer William Ginsburg argues befor federal judge that Starr's office had made and retracted offer of immunity for Lewinsky.

March 10: Former White House volunteer Kathleen Willey give grand jury testimony.

March 15: Willey appears on national television and allege Clinton made a pass at her in 1993 White House encounter.

April 1: Federal Judge Susan Webber Wright dismisses Jones suit against Clinton.

May 15: Appeals court rejects Lewinsky's claim that she had a immunity deal with Starr's office in exchange for testimony.

June 2: Lewinsky fires Ginsburg, hires veteran Washingto lawyers Jacob Stein and Plato Cacheris; immunity deal talks resume.

July 17: Starr's office issues subpoena for Clinton's testimony Three Secret Service agents testify before grand jury, first time such personnel have testified about observations of a president's activities.

July 28: Lewinsky gets deal for immunity in exchange fo testimony, as does her mother.

July 29: Clinton agrees to testify to grand jury on Aug. 17 subpoena is withdrawn.

Aug. 3: Blood is taken from Clinton at White House to determin whether Lewinsky's dress has his semen on it.

Aug. 6: Lewinsky tells grand jury she and Clinton discusse keeping affair quiet, but he never told her to lie.

Aug. 17: Clinton admits to grand jury that he had imprope relationship with Lewinsky, then makes nationally televised speech saying relationship was wrong. He also attacks Starr.

Sept. 3: Key Democratic ally of Clinton, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberma of Connecticut, makes speech calling Clinton's behavior immoral but stops short of calling for resignation. Other Democrats join in criticism of president.

Sept. 4: Clinton says for first time he is sorry about affair.

Sept. 9: Starr submits report on his investigation to House o Representatives.

Sept. 10: Clinton apologizes to Senate Democrats and t Cabinet for Lewinsky affair.

Sept. 11: House releases Starr report on Internet. White Hous issues rebuttal insisting Clinton's mistakes were personal, not impeachable. "I have sinned," Clinton says.

Sept. 21: House releases Clinton's videotaped Aug. 1 testimony.

Oct. 2: House releases 4,600 more pages of Starr's supportin evidence including transcripts of Tripp tapes.

Oct. 5: House Judiciary Committee votes along party lines t open investigation of charges against Clinton, first step in impeachment process.

Oct. 8: House of Representatives votes 258-176 - including 3 Democrats - to launch impeachment inquiry against Clinton, the third such inquiry in history.

Oct. 30: A federal judge names special investigator to determin whether Starr's office illegally leaked grand jury information.

Nov. 13: Lawyers for Clinton and Jones settle 4-year-old lawsui with an agreement that he pay her $850,000 and make no apology.

Nov. 19: House Judiciary Committee opens impeachmen hearings. Starr makes his case against Clinton while fending off Democrats who assail him as a "federally paid sex policeman."

Nov. 30: Clinton responds to 81 questions from Judiciar Committee on his affair with Lewinsky. Republicans angered by "evasive and legalistic" answers.

Dec. 8: Defense opens with contrite statement from White Hous lawyer Gregory B. Craig saying Clinton's affair with Lewinsky was "sinful," not impeachable.

Dec. 9: White House lawyer Charles F. C. Ruff pleads with pane to spare nation "horror" of Senate impeachment trial. Republicans, unmoved, propose four articles of impeachment: obstruction of justice, abuse of power and two counts of perjury.

Dec. 10: Committee begins debate.

Dec. 11: House Judiciary Committee votes along party lines t send three articles of impeachment alleging perjury and obstruction of justice to full House.

Dec. 12: Committee votes for fourth article of impeachment alleging abuse of power, and rejects Democratic efforts to censure, rather than impeach, Clinton.

Dec. 16: Clinton orders airstrikes against Iraq. House postpone impeachment debate by one day. Clinton is accused by some Republicans of using the airstrikes to divert attention from impeachment proceedings.

Dec. 17: Clinton orders second round of airstrikes. Hous Speaker-designate Robert L. Livingston of Louisiana admits extramarital affairs.

Dec. 18: Impeachment debate begins in House.

Dec. 19: Livingston announces he will resign from Congress calls on Clinton also to resign. House votes to impeach Clinton, approving two articles of impeachment. Clinton says he will not resign.

` Pub date: 12/20/98

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