By all counts, this is the weakest perjury charge a classic case of "he said Ė she said." And itís not improbable that two and half years after the affair began, Clinton might have misremembered the starting date by six weeks. Furthermore, nothing material turns on the different starting dates Ms. Lewinsky didnít become a legal adult in the meantime. Even House Judicial Committee Chairman Henry Hyde has admitted, "It doesn't strike me as a terribly serious count."
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