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Clinton Impeachment Trial: Cheryl Mills Statement

This is the statement by Cheryl Mills to the Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.

Mills was White House Deputy Counsel.

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White House Deputy Counsel Cheryl Mills’ statement.

WHITE HOUSE DEPUTY COUNSEL CHERYL MILLS: Mr. Chief Justice, Managers from the House of Representatives, members of the Senate, good afternoon. My name is Cheryl Mills and I am deputy counsel to the president. I am honored to be here today on behalf of the president to address you.

Today, incidentally, marked my sixth year anniversary in the White House. I’m very proud to have had the opportunity to serve our country and this president. It is a particular honor for me to stand on the Senate floor today. I’m an Army brat. My father served in the Army for 27 years. I grew up in a military world where opportunity was not just — where opportunity was a reality, and not just a slogan. [Read more…]

Clinton Impeachment: The President’s Lawyers

Five lawyers are to bear most of the burden of President Clinton’s defense: Charles F.C. Ruff, Gregory B. Craig, Cheryl D. Mills, David E. Kendall and Dale Bumpers.

Ruff handled the opening on Tuesday. On Wednesday, special White House counsel Craig will discuss the allegation that the president committed perjury before independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr’s grand jury last August. Deputy White House counsel Mills will rebut obstruction of justice charges related to the hiding of presidential gifts in the Paula Jones case and the alleged witness tampering of his secretary Betty Currie. And Kendall, the private attorney who has represented Clinton through most of the 4½-year Starr investigation starting with Whitewater, will handle the remaining obstruction allegations. Former Arkansas Senator Bumpers will then deliver closing remarks on Thursday. [Read more…]