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The following is a copy of the entire 11 page resolution for the impeachment of Clinton that was sent to Congressman Henry Hyde and is noted in Congressman Dannemeyer's Letter to Congressman Henry Hyde.

Resolution

Impeaching William J. Clinton, President of the United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors.

Resolved, That William J. Clinton, President of the United States is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the Senate.

Articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the United States of America in the name of itself and of all of the people of the United States of America, against William J. Clinton, President of the United States of America, in maintenance and support of its impeachment against him for high crimes and misdemeanors.

Article I

In his conduct of the office of President to the United States, William J. Clinton, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and , to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice, in that:

P2

On May 19, 1993, seven White House employees, working in the travel office at the White House were fired by agents working for the President of the United States. Subsequent thereto, William J. Clinton, using the power of his high office, engaged personally and through his subordinates and agents, in a course of conduct or plan designed to delay, impede and obstruct the investigation of why these seven persons were fired and who actually did the firing; to cover up, conceal and protect those who ordered the firing and who among the friends of William J. Clinton would benefit from taking over the travel office business; and to conceal the existence and scope of other unlawful covert activities.

The means used to implement this course of conduct or plan included one or more of the following:

(1) making or causing to be made false or misleading statements to lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States.

P5

The lives of seven innocent long-time career Government employees were shattered, their reputations smeared, to make way for the ambitions and arrogance of the President's friends and family. We learned that the FBI and IRS became involved in this matter because of Harry Thomason's false allegations that Travel Office Director Billy Dale received illegal "kickbacks" from a charter airline company. The White House knew very quickly that the alleged source of the kickback charges denied ever making them. But upon learning this fact, the White House did nothing to correct the public record it had created through misinformation.

P5

It was obvious, even to Justice Department prosecutors, that they had no witnesses who could provide any derogatory information about Billy Dale. Finally, they were left only with the dubious claim that the notoriously frugal Mr. Dale lived a "lavish lifestyle." The prosecution revealed to the jury the "scandalous" evidence that Mrs. Dale went to a hairdresser and purchased large quantities of groceries for the Lake Anne vacation home the two-career Dales saved many years to build and enjoy. Predictably, Dale was acquitted in less then 2 hours by a jury of his peers.

P6

A long-hidden memo by a key figure in the Travel Office affair, David Watkins, disclosed that Hillary Clinton, based upon information provided by Harry Thomason, pressured senior White House aides for the firings. Despite President Clinton's misleading press accounts that he knew little about the firings, Bill Clinton actually was briefed on the firings 2 days before they occurred. And then-Assistant to President Clinton for Management and Administration, David Watkins reluctantly became the designated fall guy for the firings in order to protect the higher-ups who had directed his actions.

(2) withholding relevant and material evidence or information from lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States.

P6

A long-hidden notebook kept by Vincent Foster had been in the office of White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum following Mr. Foster's death. The notebook chronicled Mr. Foster's anguish over Hillary Clinton's role in the firings, Harry Thomason's potential criminal liability, and whether the White House scandal containment strategy could be maintained to stop at the level of David Watkins.

P6

Mrs. Clinton directed President Clinton's Chief of Staff, Mack McLarty not to tell President Clinton about the torn up "suicide" note found in Vincent Foster's briefcase on July 26th, 6 days after his death. Mrs. Clinton instructed the President's senior aides to wait until a "coherent position" was developed before informing the President. The note was essentially an outline of a defense of the Travel Office firings. When it took more than a day to turn the note over to the proper law enforcement authorities, both the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General were so concerned that the Deputy Attorney General immediately initiated an FBI investigation into the delay in turning over the note. In the investigation of the delay, no one mentioned Mrs. Clinton's involvement in reviewing the note or recommending a delay in turning it over.

P7

There is a letter long withheld from all investigators which David Watkins wrote to "Hillary." In that letter, Watkins lamented that the GAO revealed conversations that Watkins had with Mrs. Clinton. Mr. Watkins assured Mrs. Clinton that he knew who his "client" was and regretted revealing that Mrs. Clinton told him she wanted "those people out" and "our people in."

P7

The White House Counsel's office withheld Billy Dale's FBI background file for months misrepresenting it to the committee as a personnel file, effectively keeping the lid on the Filegate scandal.

P8

Five separate investigations examined various aspects of the Travel Office firings. What all five previous investigations had in common was the White House's success in denying production of relevant documents to each of them. Such sustained obstruction over so long a period of time only could persist if directed from the very "highest levels." The buck stops at the President.

P8

While this committee has been far more successful in obtaining relevant records than any other previous investigation, its painstaking efforts have met with obstruction from President Clinton's staff at every turn. As a result, in some areas the committee's investigation is still inconclusive. Since the firings and especially since the 1994 elections, the White House Counsel's office hired a team of lawyers for a major damage control operation which we have concluded focused on withholding from the committee documents related to Harry Thomason, Mrs. Clinton and President Clinton.

P10

In addition, other documents contained in the 2,000 were provided to the committee only after a threat of a congressional criminal contempt vote. These detailed scripts were created by White House Counsel for use by minority members of the committee to thwart this investigation. Such meticulous executive branch scripting for congressional hearings is something even the Nixon White House did not dare to undertake. The information from these debriefings and scripts demonstrates that the White House was privy to information which was inconsistent with public statements made by Clinton officials and even President Clinton and Mrs. Clinton.

P12

It became clear that President Clinton ultimately had resorted to a blanket claim of executive privilege over these and other documents which clearly were not covered by any logical reading of the law of the privilege, in a last-ditch effort to forestall the committee's review of relevant documents.

(3) approving, condoning, acquiescing in, and counseling witnesses with respect to the giving of false or misleading statements to the press and to lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States and false or misleading testimony in duly instituted judicial and congressional proceedings.

P14

George Stephanopoulos and Dee Dee Myers relayed wrong information to the press about reasons for the firings and the involvement of the FBI. On May 21, 1993, the FBI again was misused and abused when Stephanopoulos and Myers summoned the FBI Communications Director to in effect come to the White House and take dictation for the FBI press release that the White House wished for, and insisted that the FBI release.

P14

After the Travel Office firings were announced and met with great controversy with the press, the White House immediately initiated a disinformation campaign. The White House tried to contain the responsibility for the firings at the level of David Watkins even though his actions undeniably were precipitated by pressures from above.

P15

The White House announced the Travel Office firings and claimed they resulted from a Peat Marwick review that had yet to be completed. Peat Marwick representatives then were pressured by the communications office to brief the press and to rush to produce a review corroborating the White House allegations.

P15

Once at the White House working for David Watkins, Catherine Cornelius continued her efforts to take over the Travel Office, among other things writing a January 26, 1993, memo and a February 15, 1993, memo co-authored with Clarissa Cerda, designating herself and Cerda as future co-directors of the office.

P15

On May 14, 1993, Mrs. Clinton, following a lengthy dinner with Harry Thomason the evening before, relayed to David Watkins that "Harry" had a "plan" for the Travel Office and that "we need to get those people out" and "our people in." Harry Thomason continued to press for the firings throughout the day.

(4) interfering or endeavoring to interfere with the conduct of investigation by the FBI and the Department of Justice

P17

Once the FBI was brought to the White House on May 13, 1993, despite its desire to be involved in the investigation, it ceded control of the investigation to the White House. The White House told the FBI that Peat Marwick auditors would be brought in first and that the FBI could not observe the audit despite its request to do so.

P17

From May 13, 1993, when the FBI first was contacted through May 19, 1993, the FBI exerted no control over the investigation. The White House ignored the FBI's request not to fire the employees on May 19, 1993, and the White House failed to honor its commitment to maintain control over the Travel Office records.

P18

The FBI failed to secure any records in the Travel Office until almost a month after the firings. David Bowie, the Washington Metropolitan Field Office supervisor in charge of the investigation, negligently failed to exert control over the records in a timely fashion and generally remained unaware of the ongoing controversy.

P18

Whether due to White House withholding of documents or by its own design, the Justice Department cavalierly responded to the potential for missing records. Furthermore, the Department was grossly negligent in failing to gain any control over Travel Office documents or prevent the destruction of documents which could ultimately have determined whether or not allegations made against former Travel Office Director Billy Dale were true.

P18

Despite the fact that lead Justice Department prosecutor Stuart Goldberg acknowledged to IRS officials that Travel Office records were missing, Justice Department officials vigorously opposed efforts by Billy Dale to seek White House documents pertaining to this subject.

P25

Bernard Nussbaum obstructed the FBI investigation into the discovery of the Foster note as well as numerous other investigations, including congressional investigations, by failing to timely inform anyone in law enforcement, the White House, or Congress about the Vince Foster Travel Office notebook that he had secreted in Nussbaum's office by July 22, 1993.

(5) making false or misleading public statements for the purpose of deceiving the people of the United States into believing that a thorough and complete investigation had been conducted with respect to allegations of misconduct and cover-up on the part of personnel of the executive branch of the United States and personnel of the White House relating to the travel office personnel firings and cover-up of the persons directing those firings.

P20

The White House Management Review covered up the fact that it was President Clinton who approved of Harry Thomason's working at the White House. Thomason was designated on his pass as a "White House staffer," not as a volunteer. And Thomason was to report to President Clinton.

P20

The White House Management Review covered up President Clinton's efforts to assist Harry Thomason in obtaining Government contracts for TRM. Even though a specific section in the report discussed "appearances of impropriety" by Harry Thomason and Darnell Martens, it ignored this most blatant abuse of White House access which directly involved President Clinton.

P20

The White House Management Review minimized Mrs. Clinton's role in the Travel Office firings and omitted the testimony of witnesses indicating a larger role by Mrs. Clinton. It also failed to note that senior White House aides initially had withheld information abut Mrs. Clinton's involvement in the firings.

P20

The White House Management Review omitted conversations Harry Thomason had with Mrs. Clinton about the Travel Office and failed to note that Thomason refused to cooperate with the review after an initial interview.

P20

The White House Management Review concealed the fact that the alleged source of Harry Thomason's rumor-the President of Miami Air-denied that Billy Dale or anyone in the Travel Office ever solicited kickbacks. As a result, the IRS continued a 2 1/2 year fruitless investigation in which UltrAir prevailed with a $5,000 refund from the agency.

P20

The White House Management Review largely ignored the fact that Peat Marwick, World Wide Travel and Penny Sample of Air Advantage were brought into the White House with no competitive bidding. White House ethics officials had reviewed these matters and expressed such concerns. The concerns were not contained in the final report.

P20

The White House Management Review, contrary to representations made to the press on July 2, 1993, by McLarty, Gearan and Podesta, attempted to conduct its own investigation of the seven employees. However, when they came up empty-handed, they abandoned these efforts and failed to disclose the exculpatory information they had discovered which would have been of benefit to the reputations of the Travel Office employees.

In all of this, William J. Clinton has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

Wherefore, William J. Clinton, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.

Article II

Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, William J. Clinton, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens, impairing the due and proper administration of justice and the conduct of lawful inquires, or contravening the law governing agencies of the executive branch and the purpose of these agencies.

This conduct has included one or more of the following:

P7

(1) He misused the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other executive personnel, in violation or disregard of the constitutional rights of citizens, by improperly requesting and receiving files from the FBI on 900 citizens of the United States for purposes unrelated to national security but for the purpose of examining said files in order to obtain information on the subjects who were investigated to then be used for partisan political purposes.

P18

(2) He misused the FBI by invoking the "highest levels" of the White House in order to involve FBI headquarters rather than a field agent to investigate the "kickback allegation" relayed to the FBI by Catherine Cornelius who obtained this information from Harry Thomason; FBI headquarters should never have been contacted directly on this matter.

(3) He misused the IRS in pursuing Billy Dale, threatening him with income tax audits and subjecting him to intense scrutiny

P5

Unfortunately, Mr. Dale's speedy acquittal did not put an end to his 3-year ordeal. The IRS pursued Dale, threatening income tax audits. The IRS also was busy in Smyrna, TN auditing the company that did business with Mr. Dale at the Travel Office, UltrAir.

P5

Only recently was Mr. Dale given a clean bill of health by the Internal Revenue Service after 3 years of intense scrutiny. UltrAir had no tax liability and an owner of UltrAir received a $5,000 refund before the IRS gave up its search for any shred of evidence to justify its harassment of this small struggling business.

(4) He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, set up a sham investigation called "The White House Management Review" headed by Mark McLarty, who approved the Travel office firings, to investigate who was responsible for the firings.

P19

The White House set up a sham investigation in which a key person involved in the firings was to be briefed on , oversee and steer the investigation of alleged wrongdoing for which he was in large part responsible.

P19

In the initial meetings with Podesta and Stern, McLarty did not disclose his full role in the firings, and he withheld the fact that the May 17 memo was cc'd to Mrs. Clinton and that he had a May 16 meeting with Mrs. Clinton. While Podesta and Stern learned of the May 17 memo in the course of their review, they never were informed by McLarty of the May 16 meeting in which McLarty was pressured by Mrs. Clinton to take action in the Travel Office matter. It should come as no surprise that Podesta and Stern were ineffective in investigating their own bosses.

(5) He has failed to take care that the laws were faithfully executed by failing to act when he knew or had reason to know that his close subordinates endeavored to impede and frustrate lawful inquiries by duly constituted executive, judicial and legislative entities concerning the firing of the White House travel office personnel.

P26

The White House Counsel's office coordinated and controlled to the greatest extent possible, all investigations into this matter. It engaged in pre-interviews, debriefings and regular efforts to coordinate with outside attorneys for the individuals involved in investigations. This conduct is unsuitable for the White House Counsel's office and is unprecedented.

P26

Attorneys of numerous current and former White House officials and others may have waived their clients' attorney-client privilege by debriefing White House attorneys about their clients' depositions and in some cases providing information to the White House that was withheld from Congress.

P26

The White House Counsel's office hired a team of lawyers to mount a massive damage control operation which focused on minimizing public awareness of the roles of President Clinton and Mrs. Clinton in the firings and their contacts with Harry Thomason. This team reported directly to Deputy Chiefs of Staff Harold Ickes and Evelyn Liebermann, among the closest of confidantes with the First Family, instead of the White House Counsel.

P26

White House efforts to obstruct all investigations of this matter were part of a larger pattern exhibited by the Counsel's office which continues to this day to shadow the investigations of this and other congressional committees as well as the Independent Counsel. A task list prepared by Special Counsel Jane Sherburne demonstrates that the White House even tracked convicted felon and former Associate Attorney General Webster Hubbell's cooperation with the Independent Counsel.

P26

The pattern of behavior of the White House Counsel's office, including unprecedented misuse of executive privilege, was designed deliberately to obstruct all investigations and thereby avoid full disclosure of the facts surrounding the Travel Office firings and matters related to Vincent Foster.

P26

The collective memory loss of dozens of employees is unconvincing and disturbing. Throughout the course of the committee's depositions, the phrases "I don't recall," "I don't know" and "I can't remember" were uttered thousands of times and regarding the most basic and memorable information.

P26

Those closet to the President and First Lady appear to suffer the most significant memory losses about key events involving the First Family. The White House Counsel's office and those who conducted the Management Review-and were most intimately familiar with the factual record in this case-also are affected with seeming memory disorders. And while many of the key events in this investigation occurred 3 years ago, memory losses of key individuals were consistently poor whether the events occurred years or weeks ago.

P26

Covering up the true story behind the Travel Office matter led to the White House's obstruction of numerous investigations. This obstruction was conducted, overseen and encouraged by those at the "highest levels" of the White House, compounded by the death of Vincent Foster which then caused a further cover-up on top of the Travelgate cover-up.

(6) In disregard of the rule of law, he knowingly misused the executive power by interfering with the investigation activities of he FBI, in violation of his duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.

In all of this, William J. Clinton has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

Wherefore, William J. Clinton, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.


Article III

P9

In his conduct of the office of President of the United States, William J. Clinton contrary to his oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has delayed and obstructed without lawful excuse to produce papers and things as directed by duly authorized subpoenas issued by the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, and only by taking a rare committee action to hold White House Counsel John M. Quinn in contempt of Congress and scheduling a House floor vote for May 30, 1996, were some 1000 documents turned over on which the White House had previously asserted a claim of executive privilege, and continued to assert a blanket claim of executive privilege relating to 2000 pages of documents.

The failure to produce pages and things directed by authorized subpoenas included:

P7

After a long battle to obtain responsive subpoenaed documents, White House Counsel to the President Jack Quinn finally turned over documents one of which led us to discover that hundreds of FBI files of Reagan and Bush officials, including that of former Travel Office Director Billy Dale, were wrongfully requisitioned from the FBI in 1993 and 1994 by two political operatives, Craig Livingstone and his sidekick Anthony Marceca, who had specialized in opposition research for the Democratic Party.

P25

White House stonewalling forced the Public Integrity Section at the Justice Department to acknowledge it had no confidence that the White House had faithfully produced all documents "relating to the Thomason allegations." While Section Chief Lee Radek noted that the "integrity of our review is entirely dependent upon securing all relevant documents," he did not obtain all relevant documents: notably the complete Vince Foster Travel Office notebook and the Watkins "soul cleansing" memo, as well as more than 120 items over which the White House claimed executive privilege. The Justice Department quietly acceded to this inappropriate invocation of privilege. One of the key items that it did not receive was a White House Counsel's Office memo demonstrating that the Counsel's office did believe there was a case to be made that Harry Thomason was a special Government employee.

In all of this, William J. Clinton has acted in a manner contrary to the trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

Wherefore, William J. Clinton, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.

Article IV

P67, P79

Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, William J. Clinton, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, permitted several hundred persons to work in the White House without procuring the necessary background investigation and security clearance for said personnel, all of which threatened the security interests of the United States.

This conduct threatening the security interests of the United States included:

P180

The Clintons dismantled the existing security system at the White House and throughout the federal government to allow the employment of hundreds of persons who previously would have been considered unsuitable and/or security risks-including persons with histories of serious illegal drug abuse. New standards have been instituted to inhibit background investigations and downgrade their effectiveness by forbidding questions about aberrant lifestyles and mental stability.

P180

The Clinton administration has refused to adhere to directions from congressional oversight committees to repair the security system and, indeed, has consciously sought to deceive these committees.

P180

The Clintons have conspired to subvert the effectiveness of the Secret Service, thereby endangering the safety of the president, the first lady, and White House staff.

P180-181

To enforce the willful destruction of the security system, numerous Secret Service agents-and the former director of the Secret Service-have suffered punitive transfers, and many attempts have been made to compromise, intimidate, and abuse agencies such as the FBI.

P181

Because of the breakdown of the security system, uncleared Clinton employees have handled, read, discussed, and disseminated confidential, secret, top secret, and other sensitive information related to national security.

P181

Classified material from the NSC and the CIA has been delivered to the United Nations and transferred to various UN agencies without proper protective agreements. Employees protesting this reckless disclosure of sensitive intelligence have been harassed, transferred, and demoted.

P181

The Clintons have established close ties to Gerry Adams of Sinn Fein, the political arm of the Irish Republican Army (IRA)-a known terrorist organization with links to terrorist organizations worldwide and one that has murdered civilians and political leaders of one of our closest NATO allies. IRA bombings continue this year (1996).

In all of this, William J. Clinton has acted in a manner contrary to the trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

Wherefore, William J. Clinton, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.


_______________________________________ William E. Dannemeyer Member, House of Representatives, 1979-1992

Page references on Articles I, II, III taken from "Investigation of the White House Travel Office Firings and Related Matters," Fifteenth Report By the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, together with Minority and Additional Views, dated September 26, 1996.

Page references on Articles IV taken from book written by Gary Aldrich, "Unlimited Access."


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