December 19, 1998 – Impeachment of President William Clinton

On this day in history President Clinton was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives on the grounds of perjury to a grand jury and obstruction of justice.

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Article I charged that the President provided perjurious, false and misleading testimony to the grand jury regarding the Paula Jones case and his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.

House: Passed 228-206

Article 2 charged the President provided perjurious, false and misleading testimony in the Paula Jones case in his answers to written questions and in his deposition.

House: Failed 229-205

Article 3 claimed the President obstructed justice in an effort to delay, impede, cover up and conceal the existence of evidence related to the Jones case.

House: Passed 221-212

Article 4 charged that the President misused and abused his office by making perjurious, false and misleading statements to Congress.

House: Failed 285-148

You can read the full text of the articles of impeachment and see a list of the roll call votes here. President Clinton was acquitted by the U.S. Senate on February 12, 1999. You can also read the outcome of the Senate trial and see how the senators voted here.

Clinton addressing the nation on February 12, 1999

Clinton addressing the nation on February 12, 1999

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