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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.

WILLIAM H. REHNQUIST, SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE: The chair recognizes 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…]


Clinton Impeachment Trial: Christopher Cannon’s Statement On The Law Of Obstruction Of Justice

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

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

He spoke on the law of obstruction of justice.

Statement by Trial Manager Christopher Cannon.

WILLIAM REHNQUIST, CHIEF JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT:

The chair recognizes Mr. Manager Cannon.

REP. CHRISTOPHER CANNON (R-UTAH), IMPEACHMENT TRIAL MANAGER: Mr. Chief Justice, senators, distinguished counsel for the president, my name is Chris Cannon.

I represent Utah’s 3rd Congressional District. John Locke once said, “Wherever law ends, tyranny begins.” And speaking to our American experience, Teddy Roosevelt added, “No man is above the law and no man is below it. Nor do we ask any man’s permission when we require him to obey the law. Obedience to the law is demanded by right, not as a favor.” [Read more…]


Clinton Impeachment Trial: Steve Chabot Statement On The Law Of Perjury

This is Steve Chabot’s statement on the law of perjury in the Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.

Chabot, a Republican congressman from Ohio, was one of the Impeachment Trial Managers, charged with the presentation of the House case against Clinton.

Steve Chabot’s Statement on the Law of Perjury.

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

REP. STEVE CHABOT (R-OHIO), IMPEACHMENT TRIAL MANAGER: Mr. Chief Justice, senators, distinguished counsel for the president, I’m Steve Chabot and I represent the 1st District of Ohio.

Prior to my election to Congress, I practiced law in Cincinnati for about 15 years. As I stand before you today, I must admit that I feel a long way away from that small neighborhood law practice that I had. But while this arena may be somewhat foreign to me, the law remains the same. [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: House Manager Bill McCollum’s Summation Of The Factual Case

This is Bill McCollum’s summation of the factual case in the Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.

McCollum, a Republican congressman from Florida, was one of the House Managers charged with the carriage of the House’s case against Clinton.

House Manager Bill McCollum’s Summation of the Factual Case.

REV. LLOYD OGILVIE, SENATE CHAPLAIN: Holy God, with awe and wonder we accept our responsibilities and our accountability to you. are sovereign of this land. When we commit our complexities to you, really seek your guidance, you direct us. Make us attentive listeners, dedicated to the search for absolute truth. In the cacophony of voices, help us to hear your voice. [Read more…]


Clinton Impeachment Trial: Opening Statement By James Rogan

This is the opening statement by James Rogan in the Senate impreachment trial of President Bill Clinton.

Rogan, a Republican congressman from California, was one of the House Managers with responsibility for presenting the case for impeachment to the Senate.

His presentation centred on Clinton’s alleged perjury before a federal Grand Jury.

  • Listen to Rogan’s presentation (108m)

Statement by House Manager James Rogan.

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

REP. JAMES ROGAN (R-CALIFORNIA), HOUSE IMPEACHMENT MANAGER: Mr. Chief Justice, counsel for the president, members of the United States Senate, my name is Congressman James E. Rogan and I represent the 27th District of California.

May I say at the outset that some of the facts and evidence you will hear in my presentation may sound familiar in light of the last presentation. Although at times the facts may appear to be a crossover, the relevance will be presented in a different light. [Read more…]


Clinton Impeachment Trial: Opening Statement By Asa Hutchinson

This is the opening statement by Asa Hutchinson in the Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.

Hutchinson, a Republican congressman from Arkansas, was one of the House Managers who had responsibility for the presentation of the case for impeachment.

His presentation focused on the case for obstruction of justice outlined in the second Article of Impeachment.

  • Listen to the final part of Hutchinson’s statement (16m)

Opening statement by House Manager Asa Hutchinson.

REP. ASA HUTCHINSON (R-ARKANSAS), IMPEACHMENT TRIAL MANAGER: Mr. Chief Justice, senators, I’m Asa Hutchinson, a member of Congress from the Third Congressional District of Arkansas. I’m grateful for this opportunity, although it is — comes with deep regret to be before you. [Read more…]


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…]


Clinton Impeachment Trial: Opening Statement By James Sensenbrenner

This is the opening statement by James Sensenbrenner in the Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.

Sensenbrenner, a congressman from Wisconsin, was one of the House Managers in charge of the presenting the case for impeachment to the Senate.

Opening statement by House Manager James Sensenbrenner.

REP. JAMES SENSENBRENNER (R-WISCONSIN): Mr. Chief Justice, distinguished counsel to the president, and senators, in his third annual message to Congress on December 7, 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt said: “No man is above the law and no man is below it. Nor do we ask any man’s permission when we require him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right, not asked as a favor.” [Read more…]


Clinton Impeachment Trial: House Manager Henry Hyde’s Opening Statement

This is the opening statement by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde in the Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.

Hyde headed the House Managers who handled the carriage of the trial on behalf of the House of Representatives.

Opening statement by Henry Hyde in the Clinton impeachment trial.

HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN HENRY HYDE (R-ILLINOIS): Mr. Chief Justice, distinguished counsel for the president and senators. We are brought together on this solemn and historic occasion to perform important duties assigned to us by the Constitution. [Read more…]