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[H. Res. 611 Reported in House (RH)]






                                                 House Calendar No. 281
105th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. RES. 611

                          [Report No. 105-830]

 Impeaching William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States, 
                   for high crimes and misdemeanors.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           December 15, 1998

Mr. Hyde submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the 
                House Calendar and ordered to be printed

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                               RESOLUTION


 
 Impeaching William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States, 
                   for high crimes and misdemeanors.

    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.

                               Article I

    In his conduct while President of the United States, William 
Jefferson Clinton, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully 
to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the 
best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of 
the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take 
care that the laws be faithfully executed, has willfully corrupted and 
manipulated the judicial process of the United States for his personal 
gain and exoneration, impeding the administration of justice, in that:
    On August 17, 1998, William Jefferson Clinton swore to tell the 
truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth before a Federal 
grand jury of the United States. Contrary to that oath, William 
Jefferson Clinton willfully provided perjurious, false and misleading 
testimony to the grand jury concerning one or more of the following: 
(1) the nature and details of his relationship with a subordinate 
Government employee; (2) prior perjurious, false and misleading 
testimony he gave in a Federal civil rights action brought against him; 
(3) prior false and misleading statements he allowed his attorney to 
make to a Federal judge in that civil rights action; and (4) his 
corrupt efforts to influence the testimony of witnesses and to impede 
the discovery of evidence in that civil rights action.
    In doing this, William Jefferson Clinton has undermined the 
integrity of his office, has brought disrepute on the Presidency, has 
betrayed his trust as President, and has acted in a manner subversive 
of the rule of law and justice, to the manifest injury of the people of 
the United States.
    Wherefore, William Jefferson Clinton, by such conduct, warrants 
impeachment and trial, and removal from office and disqualification to 
hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United 
States.

                               Article II

    In his conduct while President of the United States, William 
Jefferson Clinton, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully 
to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the 
best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of 
the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take 
care that the laws be faithfully executed, has willfully corrupted and 
manipulated the judicial process of the United States for his personal 
gain and exoneration, impeding the administration of justice, in that:
            (1) On December 23, 1997, William Jefferson Clinton, in 
        sworn answers to written questions asked as part of a Federal 
        civil rights action brought against him, willfully provided 
        perjurious, false and misleading testimony in response to 
        questions deemed relevant by a Federal judge concerning conduct 
        and proposed conduct with subordinate employees.
            (2) On January 17, 1998, William Jefferson Clinton swore 
        under oath to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but 
        the truth in a deposition given as part of a Federal civil 
        rights action brought against him. Contrary to that oath, 
        William Jefferson Clinton willfully provided perjurious, false 
        and misleading testimony in response to questions deemed 
        relevant by a Federal judge concerning the nature and details 
        of his relationship with a subordinate Government employee, his 
        knowledge of that employee's involvement and participation in 
        the civil rights action brought against him, and his corrupt 
        efforts to influence the testimony of that employee.
    In all of this, William Jefferson Clinton has undermined the 
integrity of his office, has brought disrepute on the Presidency, has 
betrayed his trust as President, and has acted in a manner subversive 
of the rule of law and justice, to the manifest injury of the people of 
the United States.
    Wherefore, William Jefferson Clinton, by such conduct, warrants 
impeachment and trial, and removal from office and disqualification to 
hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United 
States.

                              Article III

    In his conduct while President of the United States, William 
Jefferson Clinton, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully 
to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the 
best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of 
the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take 
care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed, 
and impeded the administration of justice, and has to that end engaged 
personally, and through his subordinates and agents, in a course of 
conduct or scheme designed to delay, impede, cover up, and conceal the 
existence of evidence and testimony related to a Federal civil rights 
action brought against him in a duly instituted judicial proceeding.
    The means used to implement this course of conduct or scheme 
included one or more of the following acts:
            (1) On or about December 17, 1997, William Jefferson 
        Clinton corruptly encouraged a witness in a Federal civil 
        rights action brought against him to execute a sworn affidavit 
        in that proceeding that he knew to be perjurious, false and 
        misleading.
            (2) On or about December 17, 1997, William Jefferson 
        Clinton corruptly encouraged 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.
            (3) On or about December 28, 1997, William Jefferson 
        Clinton corruptly engaged in, encouraged, or supported a scheme 
        to conceal evidence that had been subpoenaed in a Federal civil 
        rights action brought against him.
            (4) Beginning on or about December 7, 1997, and continuing 
        through and including January 14, 1998, William Jefferson 
        Clinton intensified and succeeded in an effort to secure 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.
            (5) On January 17, 1998, at his deposition in a Federal 
        civil rights action brought against him, William Jefferson 
        Clinton corruptly allowed 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. Such false and misleading statements were 
        subsequently acknowledged by his attorney in a communication to 
        that judge.
            (6) On or about January 18 and January 20-21, 1998, William 
        Jefferson Clinton related 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.
            (7) On or about January 21, 23 and 26, 1998, William 
        Jefferson Clinton made false and misleading statements to 
        potential witnesses in a Federal grand jury proceeding in order 
        to corruptly influence the testimony of those witnesses. The 
        false and misleading statements made by William Jefferson 
        Clinton were repeated by the witnesses to the grand jury, 
        causing the grand jury to receive false and misleading 
        information.
    In all of this, William Jefferson Clinton has undermined the 
integrity of his office, has brought disrepute on the Presidency, has 
betrayed his trust as President, and has acted in a manner subversive 
of the rule of law and justice, to the manifest injury of the people of 
the United States.
    Wherefore, William Jefferson Clinton, by such conduct, warrants 
impeachment and trial, and removal from office and disqualification to 
hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United 
States.

                               Article IV

    Using the powers and influence of the office of President of the 
United States, William Jefferson Clinton, in violation of his 
constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of 
the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, 
and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of 
his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully 
executed, has engaged in conduct that resulted in misuse and abuse of 
his high office, impaired the due and proper administration of justice 
and the conduct of lawful inquiries, and contravened the authority of 
the legislative branch and the truth seeking purpose of a coordinate 
investigative proceeding, in that, as President, William Jefferson 
Clinton refused and failed to respond to certain written requests for 
admission and willfully made perjurious, false and misleading sworn 
statements in response to certain written requests for admission 
propounded to him as part of the impeachment inquiry authorized by the 
House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States. William 
Jefferson Clinton, in refusing and failing to respond and in making 
perjurious, false and misleading statements, assumed to himself 
functions and judgments necessary to the exercise of the sole power of 
impeachment vested by the Constitution in the House of Representatives 
and exhibited contempt for the inquiry.
    In doing this, William Jefferson Clinton has undermined the 
integrity of his office, has brought disrepute on the Presidency, has 
betrayed his trust as President, and has acted in a manner subversive 
of the rule of law and justice, to the manifest injury of the people of 
the United States.
    Wherefore, William Jefferson Clinton, by such conduct, warrants 
impeachment and trial, and removal from office and disqualification to 
hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United 
States.




                                                 House Calendar No. 281

105th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                              H. RES. 611

                          [Report No. 105-830]

_______________________________________________________________________

                               RESOLUTION

 Impeaching William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States, 
                   for high crimes and misdemeanors.

_______________________________________________________________________

                           December 15, 1998

        Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed