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Clinton / Impeachment / Senate Trial / The Charges #182722

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 14, 1999
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(Washington: Peter Jennings) The beginning of the Republicans' presentation of the case against President Clinton introduced.

(Washington: Linda Douglass) The first day of the Senate impeachment trial featured; details given of the perjury charges and of the behind-the-scenes battle over whether witnesses should be presented. [House Judiciary Committee chairman Henry HYDE - speaks about a person taking an oath.] [In the Senate, Representatives James SENSENBRENNER, Ed BRYANT - speaks briefly.] [Outside, Senator Tom DASCHLE - wonders about the earlier spirit of agreement.] [Senator Arlen SPECTER - says the Senate can compel the president to appear.]

(Washington: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jackie Judd) The outlining of the obstruction of justice charges by Representative Asa Hutchinson featured; details given of the issue of whether the White House, led by Vernon Jordan, helped Monica Lewinsky get a job. [HUTCHINSON - says Clinton impeded justice by influencing witnesses; suggests Jordan and Lewinsky should be called to the witness stand.]

(Washington: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Sam Donaldson) The White House approach to the trial examined. [White House spokesman Jim KENNEDY - says the reality is there is no case for removing the president.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Douglass, Linda;
Jennings, Peter;
Judd, Jackie

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