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Clinton / Impeachment / Senate Trial / Lewinsky Videotape #184973

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 06, 1999
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Linda Douglass) The showing of the videotaped deposition from Monica Lewinsky at the Senate impeachment trial of President Clinton featured; details given of the House managers' interpretation of the videotapes. [House manager Representative James ROGAN - describes the Lewinsky-Clinton relationship.] [In February 1 videotape, LEWINSKY - talks about the relationship and the gifts.] [In videotapes, CLINTON, Vernon JORDAN, Sidney BLUMENTHAL - talk about aspects of the relationship.] Affidavit from journalist Christopher Hitchens stating that Blumenthal told him Monica was stalking the president noted.

(Capitol Hill: Tim O'Brien) The response of White House lawyers to the House managers' editing of the Lewinsky videotape featured; details given of the White House interpretation of Monica's testimony. [Attorney for the president Nicole SELIGMAN - says the managers' excerpts are distortions.] [In videotape, LEWINSKY - talks about the relationship; explains why she did not cooperate in the Paula Jones case.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Cokie Roberts) Interview held with Senator Robert Byrd about the impeachment. [BYRD - says the crime rises to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors and it would be hard to vote "not guilty."] The implications of Byrd's statements and renewed talk about censure discussed.

Douglass, Linda;
O'Brien, Tim;
Roberts, Cokie;
Vargas, Elizabeth

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