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Bill Clinton

Presidency

What happened during the Clinton impeachment process?

The Republican-controlled House voted to impeach Clinton on perjury and obstruction of justice in December 1998. However, in a twenty-one-day trial presided over by U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist, the U.S. Senate acquitted Clinton on both counts. The Senate voted fifty to fifty and forty-five to fifty-five on the two counts, far short of the necessary sixty-seven votes needed for conviction.



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