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Guide to Working Draft Articles of Impeachment

Summary: One Resolution consisting of four articles of impeachment. In Committee, the articles will be debated, amended and voted on individually. If any articles are reported to the House, they will not be able to be amended, but can be voted on individually.

Article I      PERJURY BEFORE THE GRAND JURY

The President provided perjurious, false and misleading testimony to the Federal grand jury regarding:

1.      the nature of his relationship with Monica Lewinsky;

2.      prior perjurious, false and misleading testimony he gave in the Paula Jones civil rights case;

3.      prior false and misleading statements he allowed his attorney, Bob Bennett, to make in the Paula Jones case;

4.      his efforts to influence the testimony of witnesses and to impede the discovery of evidence in the Paula Jones case.

Article 2       PERJURY IN THE JONES CASE

The President provided perjurious, false and misleading testimony as part of the Paula Jones civil rights action brought before him:

1.       in his sworn answers to written questions (affidavit), and

2.      in his deposition.

Article 3       OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE

The President obstructed justice in an effort to delay, impede, cover up, and conceal the existence of evidence related to the Paula Jones civil rights case in the following cases:

1.      December 17, 1997 -- President Clinton encouraged Monica Lewinsky to submit a false written statement (affidavit) to the court;

2.      December 17, 1997 -- President Clinton encouraged Monica Lewinsky to give false testimony to the court;

3.      December 28. 1997 -- President Clinton helped in a plan to hide the gifts Monica Lewinsky gave him;

4.      December 7, 1997 - January 14, 1998 -- President Clinton intensified efforts and succeeded in getting Monica Lewinsky a job to prevent her truthful testimony;

5.      January 17, 1998 -- In his deposition in the Paula Jones civil rights case, President Clinton allowed his attorney, Bob Bennett, to make false and misleading statements about Monica Lewinsky's affidavit;

6.      January 18 and January 20-21, 1998 -President Clinton made false and misleading statements to Betty Currie, a potential witness, to influence her testimony in the Paula Jones civil case;

7.      January 21, 23, and 26, 1998 -- President Clinton made false and misleading statements to Erskine Bowles, Bruce Lindsey, and Sidney Blumenthal, potential witnesses in the criminal case, to influence their testimony.

Article 4       ABUSE OF POWER

The President misused and abused his office and impaired the administration of justice.

1.      The President made false and misleading public statements for the purpose of deceiving the people of the United States;

2.      The President made false and misleading statements to members of the Cabinet and White House aides;

3.      The President frivolously asserted executive privilege;

4.      The President made perjurious, false and misleading statements to Congress (answers to 81 questions).


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Wednesday, December 9, 1998

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