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H Res 611 - Impeachment Resolution: Article One - Key Vote

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Legislation-Resolution - Resolution Failed (Senate) (50-50) - (Key vote)

Title: Impeachment Resolution: Article Two

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to convict President Clinton on the charge of obstruction of justice during a Federal civil rights action brought against him.

Highlights:

The President was charged with the following:

  • Encouraging a witness in a Federal civil rights action brought against him to execute a sworn affidavit that he knew to be perjurious, false and misleading.
  • Encouraging a witness in a Federal civil rights action brought against him to give perjurious, false and misleading testimony if and when called to testify personally in that proceeding.
  • Engaging in, encouraging, or supporting a scheme to conceal evidence that had been subpoenaed in a Federal civil rights action brought against him.
  • Securing job assistance to a witness in a Federal civil rights action brought against him in order to corruptly prevent the truthful testimony of that witness in that proceeding at a time when the truthful testimony of that witness would have been harmful to him.
  • Allowing his attorney to make false and misleading statements to a Federal judge characterizing an affidavit, in order to prevent questioning deemed relevant by the judge.
  • Relating a false and misleading account of events relevant to a Federal civil rights action brought against him to a potential witness in that proceeding, in order to corruptly influence the testimony of that witness.
  • Making false and misleading statements to potential witnesses in a Federal grand jury proceeding in order to corruptly influence the testimony of those witnesses.
Legislation-Resolution - Resolution Failed (Senate) (45-55) - (Key vote)

Title: Impeachment Resolution: Article One

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to convict President Clinton on Article I, the charge of perjury in his testimony before the Grand Jury on August 17, 1998.

Highlights:

President Clinton was charged with willfully providing perjurious, false and misleading testimony to the grand jury concerning 1 or more of the following:

  • The nature and details of his relationship with a subordinate Government employee.
  • Testimony in a Federal civil rights action brought against him.
  • Statements he allowed his attorney to make to a Federal judge in that civil rights action.
  • An attempt to influence the testimony of witnesses and to impede the discovery of evidence in that civil rights action.
Legislation-Resolution - Resolution Passed (House) (228-206) - (Key vote)

Title: Impeachment Resolution: Article One

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to convict President Clinton on Article I, the charge of perjury in his testimony before the Grand Jury on August 17, 1998.

Highlights:

President Clinton was charged with willfully providing perjurious, false and misleading testimony to the grand jury concerning 1 or more of the following:

  • The nature and details of his relationship with a subordinate Government employee.
  • Testimony in a Federal civil rights action brought against him.
  • Statements he allowed his attorney to make to a Federal judge in that civil rights action.
  • An attempt to influence the testimony of witnesses and to impede the discovery of evidence in that civil rights action.
Legislation-Resolution - Resolution Failed (House) (205-229) - (Key vote)

Title: Impeachment Resolution: Article Two

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to convict President Clinton on Article II, the charge of committing perjury in his testimony in the Paula Jones case.

Highlights:
  • Accuses President Clinton of committing perjury on December 23, 1997, during his testimony in a Federal civil rights action brought against him by Paula Jones, and on January 17, 1998, in response to the Lewinsky deposition.

 

Legislation-Resolution - Resolution Failed (House) (148-285) - (Key vote)

Title: Impeachment Resolution: Article Four

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to convict President Clinton on Article IV, the charge of abuse and misuse of power, and giving perjurious answers in response to 81 committee questions during the impeachment inquiry.

Highlights:
  • Accuses President Clinton of misusing and abusing his power as president, impairing the due and proper administration of justice, contravening the authority of the legislative branch and of making perjurious and misleading sworn statements in response to the impeachment inquiry.
Legislation-Resolution - Resolution Passed (House) (221-212) - (Key vote)

Title: Impeachment Resolution: Article Three

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to convict President Clinton on Article III, the charge of obstruction of justice during a Federal civil rights action brought against him.

Highlights:
  • Accuses President Clinton of obstructing justice by coaching White House Secretary Betty Currie in potential testimony, encouraging Monica Lewinsky to lie under oath and by delaying and concealing the existence of gifts, and other requested evidence.

 

Legislation-Resolution - Introduced (House) -

Title: Impeachment of President Clinton - Article II

Sponsors

  • Henry J. Hyde (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
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