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Impeachment: American Crime Story drops second trailer for series examining Clinton-Lewinsky scandal

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Impeachment: American Crime Story drops second trailer for series examining Clinton-Lewinsky scandal

After examinations of the O.J. Simpson trial and murder of Gianni Versace, this acclaimed anthology series will explore a presidential scandal from the same era.

FX Networks dropped the second trailer for Impeachment: American Crime Story on Friday, and the primary focus was the troubled friendship between Linda Tripp and Monica Lewinsky at the center of the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal in 1998.

The role of Tripp, the civil servant who secretly captured explosive recordings in the case, is going to American Crime Story veteran actress Sarah Paulson, while Monica will be portrayed by Booksmart’s Beanie Feldstein.  

Betrayal: FX Networks dropped the second trailer for Impeachment: American Crime Story on Friday, and the primary focus was the troubled link between Linda Tripp and Monica Lewinsky

Betrayal: FX Networks dropped the second trailer for Impeachment: American Crime Story on Friday, and the primary focus was the troubled link between Linda Tripp and Monica Lewinsky

Betrayal: FX Networks dropped the second trailer for Impeachment: American Crime Story on Friday, and the primary focus was the troubled link between Linda Tripp and Monica Lewinsky

The latest snippet promoting the show opens on a hushed and candid conversation between the two women, with Linda surmising over coffee that Monica ‘must be dating some big DC player.’ 

Over establishing shots of Washington DC, Tripp continues, ‘Tell me about him. Someone from work.

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‘Someone important… ?’ she guesses, as the camera settles on the actress looking virtually unrecognizable in the role.

Youth and innocence: The role of Monica Lewinsky will be portrayed by Booksmart star    Beanie Feldstein

Youth and innocence: The role of Monica Lewinsky will be portrayed by Booksmart star    Beanie Feldstein

Youth and innocence: The role of Monica Lewinsky will be portrayed by Booksmart star    Beanie Feldstein

Uncanny resemblance: The role of Tripp, the civil servant who secretly captured explosive recordings in the case (seen here in January 1998), is going to actress Sarah Paulson

Uncanny resemblance: The role of Tripp, the civil servant who secretly captured explosive recordings in the case (seen here in January 1998), is going to actress Sarah Paulson

Uncanny resemblance: The role of Tripp is going to actress Sarah Paulson

Uncanny resemblance: The role of Tripp is going to actress Sarah Paulson

Uncanny resemblance: The role of Tripp, the civil servant who secretly captured explosive recordings in the case, is going to American Crime Story veteran actress Sarah Paulson (Tripp pictured L in 1998)

Then, Feldstein‘s Lewinsky is seen, exuding youth and innocence as she stammers and tries to hide a smile.

The trailer for the show also features Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones, another woman who accused President Bill Clinton of sexual harassment during his presidency.

But the primary focus remains the evidence that Tripp procures, in the form of secretly recorded conversations between herself and Lewinsky.

Well done: The show got the casting just right yet again, recreating a famous news article of the era featuring Jones (seen here in 1994)

Well done: The show got the casting just right yet again, recreating a famous news article of the era featuring Jones (seen here in 1994)

Well done: The show got the casting just right yet again, recreating a famous news article of the era featuring Jones

Well done: The show got the casting just right yet again, recreating a famous news article of the era featuring Jones

Well done: The show got the casting just right yet again, recreating a famous news article of the era featuring Jones (seen on the left in 1994)

As she says in voiceover that she ‘is in possession of some very sensitive information… of major national importance,’ Monica is again seen, this time at an outdoor event smiling at Clinton (portrayed by Clive Owen).

Linda then simply presses the play button of her tape recorder when asked if she is sure she has ‘enough evidence.’

Later, she is seen pleading on the telephone regarding her betrayal, ‘Monica can never find out!!’

Same smile: Monica is again seen in the trailer, this time at an outdoor event smiling at Clinton; Lewinsky seen on the left in July 1998

Same smile: Monica is again seen in the trailer, this time at an outdoor event smiling at Clinton; Lewinsky seen on the left in July 1998

Same smile: Monica is again seen in the trailer, this time at an outdoor event smiling at Clinton

Same smile: Monica is again seen in the trailer, this time at an outdoor event smiling at Clinton

Same smile: Monica is again seen in the trailer, this time at an outdoor event smiling at Clinton; Lewinsky seen on the left in July 1998

When asked if she is sure she has 'enough evidence': Tripp simply presses the play button of her tape recorder

When asked if she is sure she has 'enough evidence': Tripp simply presses the play button of her tape recorder

When asked if she is sure she has 'enough evidence': Tripp simply presses the play button of her tape recorder

When asked if she is sure she has 'enough evidence': Tripp simply presses the play button of her tape recorder

When asked if she is sure she has ‘enough evidence’: Tripp simply presses the play button of her tape recorder

The clip also features cast members Colin Hanks, sounding exactly like his famous father, veteran actor Kevin Pollak as former White House council member Bernie Nussbaum and Cobie Smulders as Ann Coulter.

Impeachment: American Crime Story will also star Sopranos vet Edie Falco as Hillary Clinton.

The series is set to premiere on September 7th on FX.

Not bad either: Bill Clinton will be portrayed by Clive Owen; seen during a press conference addressing the crisis in Haiti held at the White House in 1994

Not bad either: Bill Clinton will be portrayed by Clive Owen; seen during a press conference addressing the crisis in Haiti held at the White House in 1994

Not bad either: Bill Clinton will be portrayed by Clive Owen

Not bad either: Bill Clinton will be portrayed by Clive Owen

Not bad either: Bill Clinton (left) will be portrayed by Clive Owen

The clip also features: Kevin Pollak, as former White House council member Bernie Nussbaum and Cobie Smulders as Ann Coulter.

The clip also features: Kevin Pollak, as former White House council member Bernie Nussbaum and Cobie Smulders as Ann Coulter.

The clip also features: Kevin Pollak, as former White House council member Bernie Nussbaum and Cobie Smulders as Ann Coulter.

Other notable cast members: Colin Hanks, sounding exactly like his famous father

Other notable cast members: Colin Hanks, sounding exactly like his famous father

Other notable cast members: Cobie Smulders as Ann Coulter

Other notable cast members: Cobie Smulders as Ann Coulter

Other notable cast members: Colin Hanks, sounding exactly like his famous father, and Cobie Smulders as Ann Coulter

Impeachment: American Crime Story is set to premiere on September 7th on FX

Impeachment: American Crime Story is set to premiere on September 7th on FX

Impeachment: American Crime Story is set to premiere on September 7th on FX

Impeachment: American Crime Story drops second trailer for series examining Clinton-Lewinsky scandal

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