Politics

  • January 19, 1999  

    White House Counsel Charles Ruff opened the president’s defense in the impeachment trial today by categorically denying the president was guilty of any of the charges brought by the House. Margaret Warner gets some legal perspective on the day’s presentation from two scholars. Continue reading

  • January 19, 1999  

    President Clinton’s impeachment defense began in the Senate. White House Counsel Charles Ruff spoke for more than two hours. Kwame Holman begins our coverage. Continue reading

  • January 15, 1999  

    David Gergen, Editor at Large of U.S. News and World Report, Yvonne Scruggs Leftwich, Executive Director of the Black Leadership Forum and George Terwilliger, a former Deputy Attorney General under President Bush react to the Senate impeachment trial. Continue reading

  • January 15, 1999  

    In day two of the House prosecution case in the Senate impeachment trial of President Clinton, Republican managers summarized the evidence they presented yesterday and discussed the laws against perjury and obstruction of justice. Kwame Holman has our report. Continue reading

  • January 14, 1999  

    Presidential historians Doris Kearns Goodwin, Michael Beschloss, and author/journalist Haynes Johnson are joined by David Brooks, senior editor of the Weekly Standard, to discuss the historical import of the Senate impeachment trial. Continue reading

  • January 14, 1999  

    The second presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history got down to business this afternoon in the Senate. Prosecutors from the House began presenting evidence they feel justifies removing President Clinton from office. Kwame Holman has our report. Continue reading

  • January 14, 1999  

    The House Managers began arguing their case before the Senate for the impeachment of President Clinton. Phil Ponce assesses the effectiveness of their presentation with legal experts Douglas Kmiec and Bruce Yannett. Continue reading

  • January 13, 1999  

    When the Senate opens it impeachment trial of President Clinton tomorrow, it will be presided over by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court William Rehnquist. Kwame Holman gives a background report. Continue reading

  • January 13, 1999  

    Two long-time observers of Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, Stuart Taylor and Jeffrey Rosen discuss Rehnquist and his role in presiding over the impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate. Continue reading

  • January 12, 1999  

    Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV), the Senate’s leading historian and constitutional expert, is widely respected by colleagues on both sides of the aisle. Margaret Warner talks with Sen. Byrd about the upcoming impeachment trial of President Clinton. Continue reading