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    Articles of Impeachment, I-III

    Members debated and voted on three articles of impeachment against President Clinton, two for perjury and one for obstruction of justice. All three articles passed generally along party…

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    Presidential Counsel Presentation

    Mr. Ruff testified on behalf of President Clinton arguing that while the president’s testimony under oath may have been misleading it was truthful. He contended that impeachment was unjustified…

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    Article IV Vote and Censure Resolution

    Members voted to pass the fourth article of impeachment against President Clinton charging him with abuse of power. Members then proceeded to debate an alternative joint resolution which would censure…

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    Impeachment Article IV Amendment and Debate

    Members debated the fourth article of impeachment against President Clinton charging him with abuse of power for offering “perjurious, false and misleading” answers to 81 questions posed by…

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    Committee Members' Statements

    Judiciary Committee members made their opening statements about the Impeachment Inquiry.

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    Committee Members' Statements

    Members presented opening statements about four articles of impeachment being considered by the committee. The Republican majority argued that the president should be impeached because he…

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    Republican Counsel Presentation

    Mr. Schippers presented the majority opinion by recounting the events of President Clinton’s relationship with Monica Lewinsky. He argued that the events displayed a pattern of lies, witness tampering,…

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    Democratic Counsel Presentation

    Mr. Lowell presented the minority opinion saying that the alleged lies by President Clinton did not rise to the level of an impeachable offense. He painted a picture of a president unfairly “set…

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    Impeachment Inquiry

    Members met briefly to vote to go to executive session.

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    Standards for Obstruction of Justice

    Panelists testified on behalf of President Clinton arguing that the allegations of perjury were so weak that they would not stand a chance of being heard in a criminal court setting. They…

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    Abuse of Power

    Members of the Watergate Judiciary Committee testified on behalf of President Clinton saying that the allegations of perjury and obstruction of justice were not as serious as the…

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    How to Evaluate the Evidence

    Veteran Washington lawyers testified on behalf of President Clinton arguing that the allegations against the president did not rise to the level of impeachable offenses because, as Mr. Hamilton said,…

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    Historical and Constitutional Standards

    Constitutional scholars testified on behalf of President Clinton arguing that the allegations of perjury and obstruction of justice did not rise to the level of an impeachable offense…

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    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 sexual misconduct would meet the constitutional requirement for impeachment. In sometimes heated…

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    Consequences of Perjury and Related Crimes

    Republican committee members called two convicted perjurers as witnesses. Ms. Parsons testified that she had lied under oath about her presence in a gay bar and was sentenced to four months…

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    Impeachment Inquiry Pt. 3

    The committee met to determine whether it would forward articles of impeachment to the full House. Mr. Kendall, representing the president, questioned Independent Counsel Starr closely on the…

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    Impeachment Inquiry Pt. 2

    The committee met to determine whether it would forward articles of impeachment to the full House. Members questioned Independent Counsel Ken Starr about his decision to refer charges of…

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    Impeachment Inquiry Pt. 1

    The committee met to determine whether it would forward articles of impeachment to the full House. Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr testified that President Bill Clinton had committed…

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    Impeachment Proceedings

    Rep. Jackson-Lee talked with reporters about the impeachment proceedings and the time allotted President Clinton’s attorney to cross examine Independent Counsel Ken Starr. After her…

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    Judiciary Committee News Conference

    Rep. Hyde talked with reporters about White House complaints about the impeachment inquiry. After his prepared remarks questions were taken from reporters.

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