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THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL
Jan. 14: Morning Business

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  • From the Congressional Record
    Thursday, January 14, 1999

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. The Senate will convene as a Court of Impeachment. The Chaplain will offer a prayer.

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    PRAYER

    The Chaplain, Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie, offered the following prayer:

    Almighty God, whose providential care has never varied all through our Nation's history, we ask You for a special measure of wisdom for the women and men of this Senate as they act as jurors in this impeachment trial. You have been our Nation's refuge and strength in triumphs and troubles, prosperity and problems. Now, dear Father, help us through this difficult time. As You guided the Senators to unity in matters of procedure, continue to make them one in their search for the truth and in their expression of justice. Keep them focused in a spirit of nonpartisan patriotism today and in the crucial days to come. Bless the distinguished Chief Justice as he presides over this trial. We commit to You all that is said and done and ultimately decided. In Your holy Name. Amen.

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. The Sergeant at Arms will make the proclamation.

    The Sergeant at Arms, James W. Ziglar, made proclamation as follows:

    Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear ye! All persons are commanded to keep silent, on pain of imprisonment, while the Senate of the United States is sitting for the trial of the articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives against William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States.

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. The Presiding Officer recognizes the majority leader.

    Mr. LOTT. Thank you, Mr. Chief Justice.

    INSTALLING EQUIPMENT AND FURNITURE IN THE SENATE CHAMBER

    Mr. LOTT. I send a resolution to the desk providing for installing equipment and furniture in the Senate Chamber and ask that it be agreed to and the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table.

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. The clerk will report the resolution by title.

    The legislative clerk read as follows:

    A resolution (S. Res. 17), to authorize the installation of appropriate equipment and furniture in the Senate Chamber for the impeachment trial.

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. Without objection, the resolution is considered and agreed to.

    The resolution (S. Res. 17) was agreed to, as follows:

       


    S. Res. 17


    Resolved, That in recognition of the unique requirements raised by the impeachment trial of a President of the United States, the Sergeant at Arms shall install appropriate equipment and furniture in the Senate chamber for use by the managers from the House of Representatives and counsel to the President in their presentations to the Senate during all times that the Senate is sitting for trial with the Chief Justice of the United States presiding.
    Sec. 2. The appropriate equipment and furniture referred to in the first section is as follows:

    (1) A lectern, a witness table and chair if required, and tables and chairs to accommodate an equal number of managers from the House of Representatives and counsel for the President which shall be placed in the well of the Senate.

    (2) Such equipment as may be required to permit the display of video, or audio evidence, including video monitors and microphones, which may be placed in the chamber for use by the managers from the House of Representatives or the counsel to the President.
    Sec. 3. All equipment and furniture authorized by this resolution shall be placed in the chamber in a manner that provides the least practicable disruption to Senate proceedings.

    PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR

    Mr. LOTT. Mr. Chief Justice, I now ask unanimous consent floor privileges be granted to the individuals listed on the document I send to the desk, during the closed impeachment proceedings of William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States.

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. Without objection, it is so ordered.

    The document follows.

    Floor Privileges During Closed Session

    David Hoppe, Administrative Assistant, Majority Leader.

    Michael Wallace, Counsel, Majority Leader.

    Robert Wilkie, Counsel, Majority Leader.

    Bill Corr, Counsel, Democratic Leader.

    Robert Bauer, Counsel, Democratic Leader.

    Andrea La Rue, Counsel, Democratic Leader.

    Peter Arapis, Floor Manager, Democratic Whip.

    Kirk Matthew, Chief of Staff, Assistant Majority Leader.

    Stewart Verdery, Counsel, Assistant Majority Leader.

    Tom Griffith, Senate Legal Counsel.

    Morgan Frankel, Deputy Senate Legal Counsel.

    Loretta Symms, Deputy Sergeant at Arms.

    Bruce Kasold, Chief Counsel, Secretary & Sergeant at Arms.

    David Schiappa, Assistant Majority Secretary.

    Lula Davis, Assistant Minority Secretary.

    Alan Frumin, Assistant Parliamentarian.

    Kevin Kayes, Assistant Parliamentarian.

    Patrick Keating, Assistant Journal Clerk.

    Scott Sanborn, Assistant Journal Clerk.

    David Tinsley, Assistant Legislative Clerk.

    Ronald Kavulick, Chief Reporter.

    Jerald Linnell, Official Reporter.

    Raleigh Milton, Official Reporter.

    Joel Breitner, Official Reporter.

    Mary Jane McCarthy, Official Reporter.

    Paul Nelson, Official Reporter.

    Katie-Jane Teel, Official Reporter.

    Patrick Renzi, Official Reporter.

    Lee Brown, Staff Assistant, Official Reporter.

    Kathleen Alvarez, Bill Clerk.

    Simon Sargent, Staff Assistant to Sen. Cleland.

    UNANIMOUS-CONSENT AGREEMENT--AUTHORITY TO PRINT SENATE DOCUMENTS

    Mr. LOTT. Mr. Chief Justice, I ask unanimous consent that the Secretary of the Senate be authorized to print as a Senate document all documents filed by the parties together with other materials for the convenience of all Senators.

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. Without objection, it is so ordered.

    Mr. LOTT. Mr. Chief Justice, I am about to submit a series of unanimous-consent agreements and a resolution for the consideration of the Senate. In addition to these matters, I would like to state for the information of all Senators that, pursuant to S. Res. 16, the evidentiary record on which the parties' presentations over the next days will be based was filed by the House managers yesterday and was distributed to all Senators through their offices. These materials are now being printed at the Government Printing Office as Senate documents. The initial documents of the record have been printed and are now at each Senator's desk. As the printing of the rest of the volumes of the record is completed over the next few days, they will also be placed on the Senators desks for their convenience.

    THE JOURNAL

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. Without objection, the Journal of the proceedings of the trial are approved to date.

    The Presiding Officer submits to the Senate for printing in the Senate Journal the following documents:

    The precept, issued on January 8, 1999;

    The writ of summons, issued on January 8, 1999; and the receipt of summons, dated January 8, 1999.

    The Presiding Officer submits to the Senate for printing in the Senate Journal the following documents, which were received by the Secretary of the Senate pursuant to Senate Resolution 16, 106th Congress, first session:

    The answer of William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States, to the articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives against him on January 7, 1999, received by the Secretary of the Senate on January 11, 1999;

    The trial brief filed by the House of Representatives, received by the Secretary of the Senate on January 11, 1999;

    The trial brief filed by the President, received by the Secretary of the Senate on January 13, 1999;

    The replication of the House of Representatives, received by the Secretary of the Senate on January 13, 1999; and

    The rebuttal brief filed by the House of Representatives, received by the Secretary of the Senate on January 14, 1999.

    Without objection, the foregoing documents will be printed in the Congressional Record.

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. I would like to inform Members of the Senate and the parties in this case of my need to stand on occasion to stretch my back. I have no intention that the proceedings should be in any way interrupted when I do so.

    The Presiding Officer notes the presence in the Senate Chamber of the managers on the part of the House of Representatives and counsel for the President of the United States.

    Pursuant to the provisions of Senate Resolution 16, the managers for the House of Representatives have 24 hours to make the presentation of their case. The Senate will now hear you.

    The Presiding Officer recognizes Mr. Manager Hyde to begin the presentation of the case for the House of Representatives.

    Copyright © 1999 The Washington Post Company

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