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Senate Sworn In

Compiled by washingtonpost.com staff
Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

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The impeachment trial of President Clinton began in the Senate on Thursday as leaders worked to reached bipartisan agreement on basic procedural questions.


Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

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White House Special Counsel Reacts
White House Special Counsel Gregory Craig
"We are optimistic that senators, once they see and hear this defense ... will conclude the articles do not justify or warrant conviction or removal from office."
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The Senate Votes on Trial Rules
Clerk of the Senate
"Resolved, that summons be issued in the usual form provided, that the president may have until 12 noon on Monday, January 11, to file his answer with the secretary of the Senate..."
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Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999

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The Senate Is Sworn In
Chief Justice William Rehnquist
"Do you solemnly swear that in all things pertaining to the trial of the impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton, now pending, that I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws, so help you God?"
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Impeachment Articles are Read in the Senate
Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Ill.
"The managers request that the Senate take order for the trial."
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