Handing the Sword to the Enemy (Part 1)
Democrats retake the White House after twelve years of Republican control, but the scandals that plagued Bill Clinton during the campaign follow him to Washington. After the suicide of White House Counsel Vince Foster, President Clinton attempts to put them to rest by calling for an Independent Counsel to investigate wrongdoing. In the wake of reports that Clinton tasked State Troopers to arrange trysts when he was Governor, Paula Jones files a sexual harassment lawsuit against him and Republicans seize the opportunity to use scandal as a weapon against the Clintons. As the Independent Counsel investigation expands, the president begins a relationship with a White House intern named Monica Lewinsky that threatens to undo his political career.