March 7, 2002

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Thursday, March 7, 2002

March 7, 2002

The final report by independent counsel Robert Ray says that prosecutors had ample evidence to press criminal charges against President Clinton because he lied under oath about his affair with Monica Lewinsky. That's no surprise. What is surprising is that they didn't do it.

The President, on his final day in office, cut a deal with Ray's office in which he admitted making false statements under oath about his relationship with Lewinsky. As a result, Clinton was not prosecuted. He should have been.

The report stated, "President Clinton's offenses had a significant adverse impact on the community, substantially affecting the public's view of the integrity of the legal system."

Naturally, Clinton apologists say this is nothing new, that we should "move on" and that it's all political. Lying isn't political and this stain will, and should, forever remain on the Clinton presidency, because he is forever disgraced. I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.