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How Trump’s impeachment stacks up against Bill Clinton’s

When President Bill Clinton was impeached in 1998 the US economy was doing well and the stock market was booming. Those good times for investors are being echoed now during the impeachment proceedings against President Trump. This may sound superficial, but the mood of the country during these trying political times is what matters the most. And that mood is mostly dictated by how the country is doing economically and how voters are doing financially. So, what is the same and what’s different between 1998 and 2020? Who had (or has) the better environment in which to go through impeachment, Clinton or Trump? Let’s start with the economy. Twenty-two years ago, the gross domestic product was growing at an impressive 4.5 percent rate ...