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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.


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: 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…]