Impeachment of President Clinton


Article 1: Not Guilty (45-55)      Article 2: Not Guilty (50-50)
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Resolved, That William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate:

Articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the United States of America in the name of itself and of the people of the United States of America, against William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States of America, in maintenance and support of its impeachment against him for high crimes and misdemeanors.

House Resolution 105-611: Impeaching William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors. (December 15, 1998)

Political News

LexisNexis Academic: General News (WTAMU only)
Information from a variety of journals, newspapers, news wires, and media services. When searching for an individual's name, it is best to use first name w/3 last name (as in: john w/3 kennedy).
Investigating the President (CNN/AllPolitics)
Political news from CNN, Time, and Congressional Quarterly.

Other Sources:

The Documents and Evidence

Grand Jury Testimony

Grand Jury Testimony
Links to transcripts of Clinton's and Lewinsky's grand jury testimony

The Independent Counsel

Referral to the United States House of Representatives
Pursuant to Title 28, United States Code, section 595(c) Submitted by The Office of the Independent Counsel (September 9, 1998)
The Starr Report
House Document 105-311
Appendices to the Referral to the United States House of Representatives Pursuant to Title 28, United States Code, Section 595(c) Submitted by the Office of Independent Counsel (September 9, 1998)
House Document 105-316
Supplemental Materials to the Referral to the United States House of Representatives Pursuant to Title 28, United States Code, Section 595(c) Submitted by the Office of Independent Counsel (September 9, 1998)

The President's Response

Preliminary Memorandum Concerning Referral of Office of Independent Counsel
(September 11, 1998)
Initial Response to Referral of Office of Independent Counsel
(September 12, 1998)
House Document 105-317
Preliminary Memorandum of the President of the United States Concerning Referral of the Office of the Independent Counsel and Initial Response of the President of the United States to Referral of the Office of the Independent Counsel (September 28, 1998)
The President's preliminary response.

The House of Representatives

House Report 105-703
Providing for a Deliberative Review by the Committee on the Judiciary of a Communication from an Independent Counsel. (September 10, 1998)
Congressional Record
Debate over resolution authorizing the Judiciary Committee to investigate whether sufficient grounds exist for the impeachment of President Clinton. (October 8, 1998)
Roll Call Vote 498
Roll call vote on resolution authorizing formal impeachment inquiry. Passed 258-176. (October 8, 1998)
House Resolution 105-581
Authorizing and directing the Committee on the Judiciary to investigate whether sufficient grounds exist for the impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States (October 8, 1998)
Congressional Record
December 18, 1998
December 19, 1998
Roll Call Votes 543-546 (December 19, 1998)
Article I passed
Article II defeated
Article III passed
Article IV defeated
House Resolution 105-611
Impeaching William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors. (December 15, 1998)

The Senate

Miscellaneous Senate Publications Related to the Impeachment of President William Jefferson Clinton
Links to text and/or PDF copies of Senate documents, resolutions, and the Congressional Record related to the Clinton impeachment trial.
Transcripts of the Senate Trial from the Congressional Record
Scroll to one of the dates below, then click on its link to "Senate" to read "Trial of William Jefferson Clinton"
(January 14-16, 20-23, 25-28, February 4, 6, 8, 12, 1999)
Roll Call Vote 17 (February 12, 1999)
Roll Call Vote 18 (February 12, 1999)

Background Information

Impeachment

LexisNexis Academic - Law Reviews (WTAMU only)
Keyword indexing to the full-text of a great many law review journals. For search advice, view the online tutorials or this Quick Tips Guide.
LII's Backgrounder on Impeachment
Good discussion with links to relevant texts, including House and Senate rules governing impeachment, as well as appropriate statutes and court cases.
Guide to Impeachment and Censure Materials Online
Recommended resources such as: Impeachment Primers, Constitutional and Statutory Provisions on Impeachment, Impeachments in History, Impeachment Procedures, Cases on Impeachment, Censure, Clinton Controversy, Academic Opinion, and Further Reading.
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: Research Guide on Impeachment
Includes historic background on the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson, a bibliography of Internet resources, as well as a comprehensive guide to print and non-print impeachment resources.
Impeachment Process
Includes an introduction to impeachment, bibliographical information, and special sections on the impeachment process, and the history of impeachment.
Yahoo!: Government: Law: Constitutional: Impeachment
Links to Web resources on impeachment.
FindLaw: Cases and Codes: U.S. Constitution: Article II: Section 4. Impeachment
Discussion, with links to cases, of impeachment, including who can be impeached, why, and historical impeachments.

The Presidency

Federal Government Resources: President of the United States
A guide to resources about the Presidency and people who have held the office.
The White House
The official Web site for the White House.

Congress

THOMAS -- U.S. Congress on the Internet
The Library of Congress' source for federal legislation. Includes bills (from 1989), roll call votes (from 1989), public laws (from 1973), the Congressional Record (from 1989), resumes of Congressional activity (from 1969), and committee reports (from 1995). Searchable by subject and bill number. Individual databases searchable by other categories.
United States House of Representatives
Links to member offices, roll call votes, committee information, schedules, the Congressional Record, and information on the legislative process.
United States Senate
Links to member offices, legislative activities, committee resources, and Senate history. Searchable.
Resources for Legislative Researchers (Library of Congress)
Includes links to Web sites which provide news and analysis about the United States Congress.

Historical Perspective

Finding Precedent: The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
Articles, illustrations and editorials on the impeachment of Andrew Johnson from Harper's Weekly, 1865-1869. Includes sections on historical context, the key issues, biographies, and his post-impeachment Presidency.
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: Supplement to the Congressional Globe Containing the Proceedings of the Senate Sitting for the Trial of Andrew Johnson
An electronic copy of the documents and debates from the Senate trial of President Andrew Johnson in 1868. To read the debates, click on "Index" or "Page-turner."
Impeachment Documents Relating to a U.S. President (Auburn University)
Bibliography of government documents relating to the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton. Includes full text in PDF format of documents less than 25 pages long and tables of contents of documents longer than 25 pages.
Impeachment Grounds: Part 5: Selected Douglas/Nixon Inquiry Materials
Entire report written by the Congressional Research Service for the House Judiciary Committee. Part 5 is on pages CRS-24 through CRS-27.
WashingtonPost.com: Revisiting Watergate
AllPolitics - Watergate

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