However, in an impressive political comeback, President Clinton again embraced centrist policies and rhetoric to restore his popularity in advance of the 1996 election. In 1994, he signed the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, a law that added 100,000 policemen and instituted harsher punishments for a variety of crimes, and in 1996 he signed a law increasing the national minimum wage. Additionally, he emerged favorably from a budget dispute with House Republicans that resulted in a pair of government shutdowns in 1995, the second of which lasted three weeks. Although a one-term presidency had seemed a foregone conclusion two years earlier, in 1996 Clinton handily defeated Republican challenger Bob Dole to secure a second term in office.
The billionaire’s administration faces three separate investigations of the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with the Russian government to defeat Clinton’s wife, Hillary, in the 2016 election. It’s also failed to repeal and/or replace Obamacare, pass a budget or manage to stop the president from undermining his agenda on Twitter. To say nothing of the scandals involving White House senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, son Donald Trump Jr., Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and dismissed FBI director James Comey, all stemming from the Russian probes.