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IMPEACHMENT OF WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON,

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

REPORT

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

together with

ADDITIONAL, MINORITY, AND DISSENTING VIEWS

TO ACCOMPANY

H. RES. 611

DECEMBER 16, 1998 (pursuant to clause 2(1)(5) of rule XI).—Referred to

the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

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MAIN

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

HENRY J. HYDE, Illinois, Chairman
F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, JR.,

JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan
Wisconsin

BARNEY FRANK, Massachusetts
BILL McCOLLUM, Florida

CHARLES E. SCHUMER, New York
GEORGE W. GEKAS, Pennsylvania

HOWARD L. BERMAN, California
HOWARD COBLE, North Carolina

RICK BOUCHER, Virginia
LAMAR S. SMITH, Texas

JERROLD NADLER, New York
ELTON GALLEGLY, California

ROBERT C. SCOTT, Virginia
CHARLES T. CANADY, Florida

MELVIN L. WATT, North Carolina
BOB INGLIS, South Carolina

ZOE LOFGREN, California
BOB GOODLATTE, Virginia

SHEILA JACKSON LEE, Texas
STEPHEN E. BUYER, Indiana

MAXINE WATERS, California
ED BRYANT, Tennessee

MARTIN T. MEEHAN, Massachusetts
STEVE CHABOT, Ohio

WILLIAM D. DELAHUNT, Massachusetts
BOB BARR, Georgia

ROBERT WEXLER, Florida
WILLIAM L. JENKINS, Tennessee

STEVEN R. ROTHMAN, New Jersey
ASA HUTCHINSON, Arkansas

THOMAS M. BARRETT, Wisconsin
EDWARD A. PEASE, Indiana
CHRISTOPHER B. CANNON, Utah
JAMES E. ROGAN, California
LINDSEY O. GRAHAM, South Carolina
MARY BONO, California

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MAJORITY STAFF
THOMAS E. MOONEY, SR., General Counsel-Chief of Staff
JON W. DUDAS, Deputy General Counsel-Staff Director
DIANA L. SCHACHT, Deputy Staff Director-Chief Counsel

DANIEL M. FREEMAN, Parliamentarian-Counsel
PAUL J. McNulty, Director of Communications-Chief Counsel

JOSEPH H. GIBSON, Chief Counsel

RICK FILKINS, Counsel
SHAREE M. FREEMAN, Counsel
PETER J. LEVINSON, Counsel

JOHN F. MAUTZ, IV, Counsel
WILLIAM E. MOSCHELLA, Counsel

STEPHEN PINKOS, Counsel

DAVID P. SCHIPPERS, Chief Investigative

Counsel

GEORGE M. FISHMAN, Chief Counsel
MITCH GLAZIER, Chief Counsel
JOHN H. LADD, Chief Counsel
RAYMOND V. SMIETANKA, Chief Counsel
LAURA ANN BAXTER, Counsel
DANIEL J. BRYANT, Counsel
CATHLEEN A. CLEAVER, Counsel
VINCE GARLOCK, Counsel
JAMES W. HARPER, Counsel
SUSAN JENSEN-CONKLIN, Counsel
DEBRA K. LAMAN, Counsel
BLAINE S. MERRITT, Counsel
NICOLE R. NASON, Counsel
GLENN R. SCHMITT, Counsel
JIM Y. WILON, Counsel

SUSAN BOGART, Investigative Counsel
ROBERT S. HOOVER, Counsel
JOHN C. KOCORAS, Counsel
BERLE S. LITTMANN, Investigator
STEPHEN P. LYNCH, Professional Staff

Member
CHARLES F. MARINO, Counsel
JEFFREY J. PAVLETIC, Investigative Counsel
THOMAS M. SCHIPPERS, Investigative Counsel
ALBERT F. TRACY, Investigator
PETER J. WACKS, Investigator
DIANA L. WOZNICKI, Investigator

MINORITY STAFF

JULIAN EPSTEIN, Minority Chief Counsel-Staff Director PERRY H. APELBAUM, Minority General ABBE D. LOWELL, Minority Chief Investigative Counsel

Counsel DAVID G. LACHMANN, Counsel

SAMPAK P. GARG, Investigative Counsel CYNTHIA A. R. MARTIN, Counsel

STEVEN F. REICH, Investigative Counsel HENRY MONIZ, Counsel

DEBORAH L. RHODE, Investigative Counsel STEPHANIE J. PETERS, Counsel

KEVIN M. SIMPSON, Investigative Counsel SAMARA T. RYDER, Counsel

Lis W. WIEHL, Investigative Counsel BRIAN P. WOOLFOLK, Counsel

CONTENTS

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Articles of Impeachment

I. Introduction

II. Narrative

A. The Paula Jones Litigation

B. The Relationship Between President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky

C. The Events of December 5-6, 1997—President Clinton Learns Ms.

Lewinsky is on the Witness List

D. The Search for a Job for Ms. Lewinsky

E. The Events of December 17, 1997–President Clinton Informs Ms.

Lewinsky that She is on the Witness List

F. The Events of December 19, 1997—Ms. Lewinsky Receives a Sub-

poena

G. The Events of December 28, 1997–Ms. Currie Retrieves the Gifts

H. The Events of January 5-9, 1997—Ms. Lewinsky Signs the False

Affidavit and Gets the Job

I. The Filing of the False Affidavit

J. The Events of January 17, 1998—President Clinton and Mr. Bennett

at the Deposition

K. The Events of Late January, 1998— The Deposition Aftermath

L. The Events of August 17, 1998— The Grand Jury Testimony

M. Answers to the Committee's Requests for Admission

III. Explanation of Articles of Impeachment

A. Article I–Perjury in the Grand Jury

1. The Committee concluded that, on August 17, 1998, the Presi-

dent provided perjurious, false, and misleading testimony to a

Federal grand jury concerning the nature and details of his

relationship with a subordinate government employee.

2. The Committee concluded that the President provided perjuri-

ous, false, and misleading testimony to a Federal grand jury

concerning prior perjurious, false, and misleading testimony he

gave in a federal civil rights action brought against him.

3. The Committee concluded that the President provided perjuri-

ous, false, and misleading testimony to a Federal grand jury

concerning prior perjurious, false, and misleading statements he

allowed his attorney to make to a Federal judge in that civil

rights action.

4. The Committee concluded that the President provided perjuri-

ous, false, and misleading testimony to a Federal grand jury

concerning his corrupt efforts to influence the testimony of wit-

nesses and to impede the discovery of evidence in that civil

rights action.

a. The President gave perjurious, false, and misleading testi-

mony before the grand jury when he denied engaging in

a plan to hide evidence that had been subpoenaed in the

federal civil rights action against him.

b. The President made perjurious, false, and misleading state-

ments before the grand jury regarding his knowledge that

the contents of an affidavit executed by a subordinate federal

employee who was a witness in the federal civil rights action

brought against him were untrue.

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