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Clinton Impeachment: Statement By Senator Arlen Specter

The following is a statement from the Senate’s closed deliberations on the Articles of Impeachment against President Clinton, excerpts of which senators were allowed to publish in the Congressional Record for Friday, February 12, 1999.

Senator Arlen Specter was a Republican senator from Pennsylvania. He served from 1981 until 2011. He died in 2012.

Statement by Senator Spencer Abraham (Republican – Michigan)

Mr. Chief Justice, colleagues, a great deal has been spoken in the Chamber about separation of powers and tomes have been written on it. And in reading the Constitution, article I, creating the Congress; and article II, the executive branch; and article III, the judiciary, we have seen the wisdom of limiting power. [Read more…]


Clinton Impeachment Trial: Senate Deliberations

The Senate began its deliberations in the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton on February 9, 1999.

Senate Impeachment Trial Deliberations (1).

The Chaplain, Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie, offered the following prayer:

Almighty God, we renew our trust in You when we realize how much You have entrusted to us. We are stunned by the psalmist’s reminder that You have crowned us with glory and honor and given us responsibility over the work of Your hands. We renew our dependence on You as we assume this breathtaking call to courageous leadership. [Read more…]