Consequences of Perjury and Related Crimes

Nine military officers, federal judges, and legal scholars testified about whether or not the president’s attempt to conceal his… read more

Nine military officers, federal judges, and legal scholars testified about whether or not the president’s attempt to conceal his sexual misconduct would meet the constitutional requirement for impeachment. In sometimes heated exchanges, committee members and witnesses disagreed about definitions of perjury and of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” Professor Dershowitz described the impeachment inquiry as “trivializing” the oath of office. Chairman Hyde, in an uncharacteristic display of emotion, said to Dershowitz, “You haven’t the slightest idea of the agony many of us go through over this question.” close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
116024-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 1, 1998
Last Aired:
Dec 5, 1998

Airing Details

  • Dec 01, 1998 | 2:03pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 01, 1998 | 10:52pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 05, 1998 | 1:40pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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