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12/02/1999 The Senate acquits President Clinton

The impeachment process of Bill Clinton was initiated by the House of Representatives against Bill Clinton on two charges, one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice. These charges stemmed from a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Clinton by Paula Jones. Clinton was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate.


  • Essentials 

  • Background 

  • Independent counsel investigation 

  • Impeachment by House of Representatives 

  • Acquittal by the Senate 

  • Senate votes 

  • Results