As amusing as it was to watch the former President flip out on Wallace, what is less amusing is the content of what he actually said and admitted to. No other president has ever admitted to such a serious and clear violation of law. In his outrage Clinton did not stop and think clearly enough to realize what he was admitting to or common sense and basic logic would have surely prevailed.
"I worked hard to try to kill him. I authorized a finding for the CIA to kill him. We contracted with people to kill him. I got closer to killing him than anybody has gotten since."
—Former President Bill Clinton, Sept. 24, 2006
As Oliver North has listed, this statement directly acknowldges breaking US Law.
Executive Order 11905, signed Feb. 18, 1976, by President Gerald Ford.
Section 5 g and h states:
(g) Prohibition of Assassination. No employee of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in, political assassination.
(1) This section of this Order shall be effective on March 1, 1976. Each department and agency affected by this section of this Order shall promptly issue internal directives to implement this section with respect to its foreign intelligence and counterintelligence operations.
(2) The Attorney General shall, within ninety days of the effective date of this section of this Order, issue guidelines relating to activities of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the areas of foreign intelligence and counterintelligence.
Executive Order 12036, signed Jan. 24, 1978, by President Jimmy Carter.
Section 2-305 states:
2-305. Prohibition on Assassination. No person employed by or acting on behalf
of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in,
Executive Order 12333, signed Dec. 04, 1981, by President Ronald Reagan
Section 2-11 and 2-12 states:
2.11 PROHIBITION ON ASSASSINATIONNo person employed by or acting on behalf of the United States
Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in,
2.12 INDIRECT PARTICIPATION
No agency of the Intelligence Community shall participate in or
request any person to undertake activities forbidden by this Order.