SUMMARY OF IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES
The report alleges five counts of lying under oath, four
counts of obstructing justice, one count of tampering with a
witness and one count of abusing his constitutional authority
by lying to the public and the Congress in January 1998 about
his relationship with Ms. Lewinsky.
Count One: Perjury.
Prosecutors allege that Clinton lied in his civil deposition in the Paula
Jones sexual harassment case when he denied having a sexual relationship
with Monica Lewinsky.
Prosecutors include graphic material to support this count, including
details of sexual acts allegedly performed by Clinton and Lewinsky, to
support their claim that the president lied when he said their
relationship did not meet the definition of sexual relations in the Jones
Count 2: Perjury. Prosecutors claim that Clinton lied again when he
repeated that testimony before a federal grand jury on Aug.
Count 3: Perjury. Prosecutors say Clinton lied again in the Jones
civil case deposition when asked whether he had ever been alone with
Lewinsky and what he allegedly told her to do with gifts he had given
Count 4: Perjury. Prosecutors cite another example where Clinton
allegedly lied in the Jones case.
Count 5: Obstruction of Justice. Prosecutors charge that Clinton
obstructed justice in the Jones case, and cite his activities relating to
collecting gifts he had given Lewinsky.
Count 6: Obstruction of Justice. Prosecutors tie this allegation to
Clintons answers in the Jones case, when he was asked about his
involvement with Lewinskys affidavit, in which she denied a
relationship with the president.
Count 7: Perjury. This charge is in connection with Clintons
deposition in the Jones case when he was asked about the issue of whether
he helped Lewinsky in her job search, and what the reasons for helping her
Count 8: Perjury. Clinton is accused of lying in the Jones case
about his role in Lewinskys job
Count 9: Obstruction of Justice and Witness Tampering. This section
is related to what Clinton allegedly told Currie.
Sources tell ABCNEWS that in this count, prosecutors lay out a scenario in
which Clinton called Currie almost immediately after he left his
lawyers office on Jan. 17, after being questioned by Jones
lawyers, and the next day, gave Currie talking points in case she were
The report also says that in that meeting with Currie, the president
allegedly asked her if she had been able to contact Lewinsky yet.
Count 10: Obstruction of Justice. Prosecutors charge that during
his testimony in front of the grand jury, Clinton refused to answer
Count 11: Abuse of Constitutional Authority.
This likely relates to Clintons many claims of executive and
attorney-client privilege, which kept prosecutors from bringing witnesses
to the grand jury.
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