President Bill Clinton Impeachment We look back at the 1998-99 impeachment of President Bill Clinton with journalist Alexis Simendinger, and show highlights of the House Judiciary Committee debate, House floor debate, and Senate trial.

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    8:00 PM EST

    President Bill Clinton Impeachment - House Judiciary Committee Debate

    In the first of a three-part program, Alexis Simendinger looked back to the 1998-99 impeachment of President Bill Clinton. Ms. Simendinger, a correspondent for The Hill newspaper, covered the impeachment for National Journal. A portion was shown of the December 11, 1998, House Judiciary Committee debate on one of the four articles passed by the committee: Article III, related to obstruction of justice. Also shown was debate about the impeachment process and the different roles of the House and the Senate.

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    4:55 PM EST

    President Bill Clinton Impeachment, House Floor Debate

    In the second of a three-part program, we looked back to the 1998-99 impeachment of President Bill Clinton with Alexis Simendinger. She covered the impeachment for National Journal, and is now national political correspondent for The Hill newspaper. We then showed a portion of the U.S. House floor debate from December 19 on four articles of impeachment. The House voted to approve two of those articles making Bill Clinton only the second president in U.S. history to be impeached since Andrew Johnson in 1868.

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    7:59 PM EST

    President Bill Clinton Impeachment, Senate Trial

    In the third of a three-part program, we looked back to the 1998-99 impeachment of President Bill Clinton with Alexis Simendinger. She covered the impeachment for National Journal, and is now national political correspondent for The Hill newspaper. We then showed portions of the U.S. Senate trial, which took place over five weeks in January and February 1999. President Clinton was tried on two articles of impeachment and acquitted of both. A two-thirds vote of “guilty” was necessary to convict.

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    1:00 PM EST

    President Bill Clinton Impeachment

    In the second of a three-part program, we looked back to the 1998-99 impeachment of President Bill Clinton with Alexis Simendinger. She covered the impeachment for National Journal, and is now national political correspondent for The Hill newspaper.