Audio & Video Highlights
Committee Lawyers Take Their Best Shots
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Using audio and video tapes, Democratic counsel Abbe Lowell made an impassioned plea on behalf of President Clinton, and sharply attacked evidence in the House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings.
Minority counsel, House Judiciary Committee
"Impeachment, removing the chief executive from office, is the political equivalent of the death penalty."
4 min. 4 min.
Tape introduced by Abbe Lowell
"I thought you should see the whole picture and hear the amazing exchange among three lawyers and a judge that went into the contorted definition of sexual relations. ..."
11 min. 11 min.
Lowell played tape of second deposition
"Put yourself in his position. He was being set up by Paula Jones attorneys and Linda Tripp. He knew there was collusion to embarrass him. "
3 min. 3 min.
Lowell referred to excerpts of recorded conversation
"Listen to the witness ... do you want the Senate to have to examine what Lewinsky said ... is that what you want to put the country through?"
5 min. 5 min.
Chief Republican investigator David Schippers told legislators in a subsequent presentation that President Clinton had "repeatedly lied" and left them the "sorrowful duty" of removing him from office.
Majority counsel, House Judiciary Committee
"This is not about sex or private conduct ... it's about multiple obstructions of justice, perjury, misleading statements, witness tampering and abuses of power."
7 min. 7 min.
Schippers described how Clinton used his secretary Betty Currie
"Betty Currie was in charge of contacting Monica ... her memory is amazingly fuzzy on this ... but we have proof she called Monica on her cell phone."
8 min. 8 min.
Schippers concluded the scandal has sullied the executive office
"Our country is at a crossroads. One path leads to moral leadership ... the other ends in dishonor ... is William Jefferson Clinton fit to stay at the helm of state?"
9 min. 9 min.
Earlier video and audio from the impeachment hearings
The President's defense
Kenneth Starr's opening statements
Impeachment hearings transcripts
Video clips of Clinton's grand jury testimony
Full coverage: Clinton Accused
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