| Share
 

Acquittal on High Crimes

1999 News of the Nation

A Senate trial in the first two months of 1999 followed President Clinton's impeachment in Dec. 1998. On Feb. 12, the Senate acquitted the President on both counts of impeachment after failing to achieve a simple majority, much less the two-thirds majority needed for conviction. On the charge of grand jury perjury, the vote was 55–45 with 10 Republicans voting for acquittal along with all 45 Democrats. The vote on obstruction of justice was 50–50, with 5 Republicans crossing party lines to vote for acquittal.


Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

1999 News of the NationSocial Security versus Tax Cuts

More on Acquittal on High Crimes from Infoplease:

  • News of the Nation: 1999 - News of the Nation Handguns became the issue of the day as the nation grappled with a spate of ...

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring