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Text of draft articles of impeachment

WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, December 9) -- The text of four proposed articles of impeachment and a resolution against President Bill Clinton drafted by House Judiciary Committee Republicans was released Wednesday.

Guide to working draft Articles of Impeachment

Resolution and Article I: Perjury before the grand jury
Article alleges perjury by Clinton before Independent Counsel Ken Starr's grand jury on August 17. It charges that the president "willfully provided perjurious, false and misleading testimony" to the concerning his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. (Full text of article)

Article II: Perjury in the Jones case
Article alleges perjury in the Paula Jones civil case, charging that the president provided perjurious, false and misleading testimony as part of his answers in the affidavit and in his January 17 deposition. (Full text of article)

Article III: Obstruction of justice
Article alleges obstruction of justice, charging Clinton with encouraging Lewinsky to submit a false affidavit and give false testimony in court, plotting to hide his gifts to her and attempting to find Lewinsky a job to prevent her truthful testimony. It also claims Clinton made false and misleading statements to key White House staff and allowed his attorney, Bob Bennett to make false statements about the Lewinsky affidavit. (Full text of article)

Article IV: Abuse of power
Article alleges abuse of power, charging the president with making misleading statements for the purpose of deceiving the people of the United States, his Cabinet and White House aides. The last charge also contends Clinton frivolously asserted executive privilege and made perjurious statements to Congress in his answers to the 81 questions asked him by the Judiciary Committee last month. (Full text of article)

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Investigating the President


Wednesday, December 9, 1998

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