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Clinton Impeachment Trial: George Gekas’ Summation Of Prosecutors’ Case

This is George Gekas’ summation of the prosecutors’ case in the Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.

Gekas, a Republican congressman from Pennsylvania, was one of the House Managers, appointed to present the prosecution case against Clinton in the Senate trial.

George Gekas Summation of Prosecutors’ Case.

REPRESENTATIVE GEORGE GEKAS (R-PENNSYLVANIA): Mr. Chief Justice, to the president’s counsel, to members of the House who form our group of managers, and to the members of the Senate, we bring you which now may be the culmination of the work and effort of the managers and of the House of Representatives for what is fast closing in to be your final consideration. [Read more…]

Clinton Impeachment Trial: George Gekas’ Statement On The Law

This is the statement by George Gekas on the law in the Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.

Gekas, a Republican congressman from Pennsylvania, was one of the Impeachment Trial Managers, charged with presenting the House case against the President.

Statement on the Law by House Manager George Gekas.

SEN. TRENT LOTT (R-MISSISSIPPI), MAJORITY LEADER: I believe now we’re going to go through a segment where we’re going to hear from three of the managers, Congressman Gekas, Chabot, and Cannon. And we will take another break shortly after 3:30.

WILLIAM REHNQUIST, CHIEF JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT: The chair recognizes Mr. Manager Gekas.

REP. GEORGE GEKAS (R-PENNSYLVANIA), IMPEACHMENT TRIAL MANAGER: Mr. Chief Justice, counsel for the president, colleagues from the House, and members of the Senate, up to now, you have been fully informed of the state of the record in this case. In many different ways, from very many different tonalities uttered by the managers who so magnificently, in my judgment, wove the story that began in 1997 and ended not yet. [Read more…]

Clinton Impeachment Trial: Profiles of the House Managers

Thirteen Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee have been appointed as “managers” who will serve as prosecutors in the trial.

Every one of the House prosecutors has worked as a lawyer, but their experience varies widely.


REP. BOB BARR, Ga., 50, elected 1994

DUTIES: Outline how president’s conduct relates to obstruction of justice and perjury laws.

Long before Monica Lewinsky became a household name, Barr introduced the first impeachment resolution against Clinton over alleged fund-raising irregularities and other matters. The conservative, who has co-authored an anti-Clinton book, introduced House Res. 304 in November 1997, a resolution directing the Judiciary Committee to investigate whether grounds existed to impeach Clinton. Some members of his own party criticized Barr for that, although the measure did garner 22 Republican cosponsors. Barr also is closely allied with the National Rifle Association and is vocal about gun ownership issues. [Read more…]