Fair Trial

The White House would have Americans believe that President Clinton is the innocent victim of a GOP vendetta. It claims "partisanship" over Senate rules for wrapping up the impeachment trial.

It's true that the package passed on a straight party-line vote. But it sets up a procedure that is fair to both the president and the House prosecutors.

Depositions of the three witnesses will be taken with two senators, one from each party, presiding. House prosecutors could ask for additional witnesses or evidence discovery only with the consent of both majority leader Trent Lott (R) of Mississippi and minority leader Tom Daschle (D) of South Dakota. That effectively gives Democrats a veto.

If neither side calls additional witnesses, the Senate would proceed to closing arguments and vote on the impeachment articles Feb. 12. Presumably it will acquit the president. The Senate is treating him fairly.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK