Clinton "Answers" 81 Questions
Starr Relentlessly Grilled by Democrats
Posted November 28, 1998
Please join us in believing prayer:
Almighty God, giver of the law, we ask that justice be done for Your Name's sake. We ask that You continue to shine Your light on that which has been done in the dark. Grant WISDOM, COURAGE & STRENGTH to Henry Hyde and may he be GUIDED by Your Holy Spirit to lead the Judiciary Committee in the right path. Continue to PROTECT Ken Starr from the attacks of the enemy. And may TRUTH not be tarnished by lies. AMEN! (Ps 7:9-11; Pr 17:15; 19:28; 21:15; 28:4; 28:5; Micah 3:9-12; Zec 8:16-17; Mt 23:23)
Other Prayer Focuses
- President Clinton and his lawyers presented partial answers Friday, November 27, to 81 questions presented to them November 5, by Chairman Henry Hyde and the House Judiciary Committee. Clinton's response acknowledged that he misled his family, friends, staff, and the American people. Yet, he refused to admit that he committed perjury or that his testimony was "false and misleading."
- Clinton asked the Judicial Committee for a "speedy and fair resolution" to the impeachment process stating that "long ago [the process] ceased to be primarily a legal or political issue and [had become] instead a painful personal one."
- David Kendall, Clinton's lawyer, wrote Committee Chairman Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL) a separate letter in which he stated, "the president did not commit or suborn perjury, tamper with witnesses, obstruct justice or abuse power."
- On November 19, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr appeared before the House Judiciary Committee for twelve hours. White House lawyers were originally budgeted 30 minutes to cross-examine Judge Starr, while Committee members were given five minutes each to question him. Granted extra time by Chairman Hyde, Kendall grilled Starr for over an hour.
- Committee Democrats almost all received extra time, far more than the Republicans did. They spent it "prosecuting the prosecutor" rather than examining evidence set before them by the independent counsel. Though Hyde exhorted Kendall to "get into the facts," Kendall and the Democrats repeatedly attacked Starr. Except for Starr's testimony, the President's conduct was rarely mentioned during the course of the hearings.
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