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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.


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…]

Roll Call Of House Judiciary Committee Votes On Clinton Impeachment Articles

The House Judiciary Committee voted in favour of four Articles of Impeachment.

The first Article of Impeachment dealt with perjury to a Grand Jury; the second with perjury in the Paula Jones case; the third with obstruction of justice; and the fourth with abuse of power.

The 21 Republicans on the Committee all supported Articles 1, 3 and 4. Lindsay Graham voted against Article 2. [Read more…]