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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: 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…]