She wanted to keep the couple's professional lives separate, avoid apparent conflicts of interest, and as she told a friend at the time, "it showed that I was still me. A junior staffer resigned in December after forwarding an email suggesting Obama is a Muslim. A few Democratic members of Congress, and most in the opposition Republican Party, claimed that Clinton's giving false testimony and allegedly influencing Lewinsky's testimony were crimes of obstruction of justice and perjury and thus impeachable offenses. Obama, knowing Clinton and Sanders had bucked him on free trade, lobbied hard to shoot down an anti-Trans-Pacific Partnership provision in the platform during a series of party meetings in Orlando in early July. For example, during the House investigation it was revealed that Henry Hyde , Republican chair of the House Judiciary Committee and lead House manager , also had an affair while in office as a state legislator. In other words, Clinton denied that he had ever contacted Lewinsky's "genitalia, anus, groin, breast, inner thigh, or buttocks", and effectively claimed that the agreed-upon definition of "sexual relations" included giving oral sex but excluded receiving oral sex. Petersburg, a friend of someone who worked at the troll factory. As of mid-July, Gore was perhaps the only major Democratic figure yet to endorse Clinton. Could it possibly be their collective relief that Trump is not there? Obama's campaign manager, David Plouffe, described it as "the most shameful, offensive fear-mongering we've seen from either party in this election". I'm going to say this again: On January 26, President Clinton, standing with his wife, spoke at a White House press conference, and issued a forceful denial in which he said: But as he caught fire—and Clinton shifted on issues like Social Security, trade and Wall Street regulation to meet his challenge—Sanders shifted to a broader, more incendiary anti-establishment argument that focused on what Clinton represented as opposed to the positions she adopted.