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 Players, timeline, documents, quick votes, quiz, archives. AllPolitics' in-depth look at the investigation into the president's relationship with Monica Lewinsky has it all.


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Oliver North Calls On Clinton To Resign

DULLES, Va. (AllPolitics, Aug. 19) -- Iran-Contra figure Oliver North on Wednesday joined the growing list of those calling for the resignation of President Bill Clinton.

Oliver North
Oliver North  

North, whose convictions in the Iran-Contra affair were later reversed on appeal, said the "president's ability to serve effectively in office is gone."

North, who is a radio talk show host, said it was past time for elected Democrats to ask "the tough questions" of the president and urge him to act "in the best interest of the nation."

"Where are the honorable Democrats who will hold their president accountable, as Howard Baker did with Richard Nixon nearly 25 years ago?" he asked.

"President Clinton's ability to serve effectively in office is gone," North said. "World leaders cannot do business with a president they cannot trust. For the good of the country, President Clinton should do the right thing. He should resign."

He said Clinton does not understand what most Americans expect of their president and that his Monday night address to the nation about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky offered no "sincere remorse and no real apology." Clinton "confessed" only because he got caught, North declared.

"This is not about politics or the president's private life -- this is about a pattern of abuse of power throughout his presidency. The American people expect their president to exercise good judgement, to be reliable, faithful and honorable," said North.

"This man, who lied so effectively to everyone, including his own loyal staff, has demonstrated that he does not deserve to hold the most powerful office in the world," he said.

In the Iran-Contra scandal, North was originally convicted of altering and destroying documents, accepting an illegal gratuity and aiding and abetting in the obstruction of Congress. He was fined $150,000 and given a three-year suspended sentence, but his conviction was set aside on the grounds his immunized congressional testimony had been improperly used against him.

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Wednesday, August 19, 1998

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