Trump made a similar decision 22 years after Clinton ordered an attack on Iraq to avoid impeachment

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  • The then President Bill Clinton ordered the airstrike on Iraq on 17 December 1998
  • Republican lawmakers said Clinton ordered an attack to avoid impeachment motion
  • A recent impeachment motion was brought on Trump, on 3 January he ordered to kill the Iranian military commander


President Donald Trump (Republican) and former President Bill Clinton (Democrat) have a unique resemblance. When the impeachment motion was brought in the House of Representatives (lower house of parliament) for both, they attacked the Middle East. Clinton then ordered missiles to be fired over Iraq. At the same time, Trump has also increased tensions in the Middle East by killing Iran’s military commander.

The impeachment motion was brought in 1998 on the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton. It was then said that by ordering the airstrike they wanted to defend the impeachment motion brought against them by the Republicans. Recently impeachment motions have also been brought against Trump. He also killed Qasim Sulemani, the commander of the Quds, Iran’s Special Protection Force.

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Over 200 missiles dropped over Iraq for 24 hours without warning
A news report on the air strike on Iraq on 17 December 1998 was published in the New York Times. Accordingly, a terrible picture of the explosions in Baghdad appeared on television that day. The entire city was engulfed in flames. The US Department of Defense Pentagon said it had dropped more than 200 missiles on Iraq for 24 hours without strategy or warning. According to the Defense Department, the UN inspector had reported that the then President Saddam Hussein was again engaged in thwarting the work of the inspectors.

On December 17, according to the news agency Associated Press, Saddam told the people of Iraq in Baghdad that we have to fight the enemies of God, the nation and humanity. God is only on our side. Opponents will be defeated on the day of judgment. At the same time, Republican leaders postponed their plans to launch a debate for the second impeachment vote in American history on December 17, following the controversy over the Iraq invasion.

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Senate rejects impeachment motion during Clinton
Clinton was accused of perjury and obstructing justice in front of a wide jury. He also had a relationship with Monica Lewinsky, an intern at the White House at the time. The impeachment was approved by the House of Representatives. The Senate still had Republican control at that time. Despite this, the Senate rejected the impeachment motion.

Why is Trump being impeached?

  • The House of Representatives, the lower house of the US parliament, has made two allegations against Trump.
  • The first allegation was of misuse of power and second of obstructing the work of Parliament.
  • The first charge passed by 230 votes against 197, while the second motion passed by 198 with 229 votes.

Trump is accused of pressurizing Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zalensky, to investigate corruption in 2020 against Democratic Party likely candidate Joe Biden and his son. Biden’s sons are senior executives at an energy company in Ukraine. The president is accused of withholding financial aid to Ukraine for his political gains.

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Impeachment motion passed in lower house
The impeachment motion has passed in the lower house of parliament against Trump. The investigation will now begin in the Senate with a majority of the Republican Party. Committees of leaders will conduct this investigation. Members of the House will vote if the committee decides that the charges against Trump should be decided. If the indictment is proved against Trump with a two-thirds majority, he would be the first president in American history to be removed from office by impeachment process.

Now impeachment motion will be brought in Senate
The impeachment motion will now be brought in the Senate against President Trump. However, the Republican Party has a majority in the Senate with 100 seats. It has 53 MPs and the Democrat Party has 47 MPs. Democrats will need a two-thirds majority to remove Trump in the upper house. This means that about 67 MPs will have to vote against Trump, which is extremely difficult.

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