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Clinton Impeachment Trial: House Manager Bob Barr’s Statement On The Law

This is Bob Barr’s statement on the law in the Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.

Barr, a Republican congressman from Georgia, was one of the Impeachment Trial Managers appointed by the House of Representatives.

Statement on the Law by House Manager Bob Barr.

SEN. TRENT LOTT (R-MISSISSIPPI), SENATE MAJORITY LEADER: Mr. Chief Justice, I believe we are ready for the final segment for today, will be presented by Mr. Manager Barr.


REP. BOB BARR (R-GEORGIA), IMPEACHMENT TRIAL MANAGER: Mr. Chief Justice, senators, learned counsel for the president and fellow managers, on behalf of the House of Representatives, I thank the Senate for the opportunity to appear today and to present this argument. The House and I, especially, greatly appreciate the time and effort the Senate has taken on this most important and notable matter.

You have heard the facts summarized by my colleagues. They have described for you the law of perjury and the law of obstruction. I will discuss several of the specific instances in which William Jefferson Clinton violated these laws as set forth in the articles of impeachment presented to you. [Read more…]