Bill Clinton's file


Democrat from Arkansas

Bill Clinton was president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. He is married to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a possible 2016 presidential candidate.

The PolitiFact scorecard

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  • Mostly True11 (%)(11)
  • Half True12 (%)(12)
  • Mostly False4 (%)(4)
  • False2 (%)(2)
  • Pants on Fire3 (%)(3)

Recent statements involving Bill Clinton

Recent stories featuring Bill Clinton

Fact-checking the Clinton Foundation controversy

We’re here to help you sort out the truth about the Clinton Foundation controversy. It’s not as clear cut as Clinton’s attackers describe, and there’s nuance missing from the Clintons’ defense.

10 times Hillary Clinton was asked about running for president

People have asked Clinton about her future plans as long as she's been on the national stage. But she’s always been tight-lipped, until she was actually running for office. 


Fact-checking Donald Trump on Ted Cruz's father and Lee Harvey Oswald

Fact-checking a Hillary Clinton speech in Milwaukee

Hillary Clinton made claims contrasting herself with the Republican presidential candidates and her rival for the Democratic nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.


Fact-checking John Kasich's Milwaukee visit

Fact-checking Bernie Sanders' Madison speech

Fact-checking Jebio in the 2016 GOP presidential race

We look back at our most clicked fact-checks of statements by Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio


Help PolitiFact raise $15,000 to fact-check the immigration debate in 2016


Back to the 1990s: Fact-checking Whitewater

Bill Clinton recently said Hillary Clinton was cleared in the Whitewater investigations during his presidency, and the same thing would happen with more recent controversies. We looked back to see if he was portraying the history of Whitewater accurately.


Bobby Jindal on the Truth-O-Meter

• Deflategate and the limits of science

• Fact-checking the South Carolina Confederate battle flag controversy