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Clinton Impeachment Trial: House Manager Ed Bryant’s Statement of Background

This is the opening statement by House Manager Ed Bryant in the Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.

Bryant, a Republican congressman from Tennessee, gave a Statement of Background.

Statement of Background by House Manager Ed Bryant.

CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM REHNQUIST: The chair recognizes Mr. Manager Bryant.

REP. ED BRYANT (R-TENNESSEE): Mr. Chief Justice, members of the Senate and my distinguished colleagues from the bar, I am Ed Bryant, the representative from the Seventh District of Tennessee.

During this portion of the case, I, along with Representative Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, Representative Jim Rogan of California, and Representative Bill McCollum of Florida will present the factual elements of this case. [Read more…]