Articles of Impeachment
We at the Committee to Impeach the President have drafted Articles of
Impeachment for consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives.
They are indexed for ease of browsing:
The People of these United States are the exclusive owners of the Constitution, a
document that is both our inheritance and our tool. Its purposes are to establish justice,
ensure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare,
and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. Faithful to those
purposes We advise Congress that our Petition is respectfully presented. We request that
Congress will act with speed to remove a cancer growing on the Presidency. We ask Congress
to restore Public confidence in the employees, officers and institutions of the Federal
Government, particularly the Chief Executive. Motivated solely by patriotism and fidelity
to the highest principles of self-government, We must advise our elected representatives
that the growing cancer threatens our land; today a vast majority of the People frankly
doubt the integrity of the Chief Executive. The crescendo of untrustworthy appearances
emanating from the Chief Executive and his senior officers have given rise to a general
conviction that the Federal government, unless it is staffed by public servants of the
highest ethical appearance, inevitably fails to faithfully execute the laws, depriving us
all of the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.
- Mindful that the First Amendment to our Constitution guarantees We the People the right
to petitioning the government for redress of grievances, and:
- Whereas, Our Constitution obliges our government to receive our petitions, to grant them
due process, to redress grievances speedily, and to thoroughly remediate the causes of our
grievances if stemming from the government;
|We the People of these United States Petition the House of Representatives to impeach
the President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton for High Crimes and
We believe already there are more than sufficient findings, evidences and
proofs readily available in the public domain regarding impeachable offenses ("high
crimes and misdemeanors") committed by the President William Jefferson Clinton.
- Whatever his motives may have been the effect of his actions has been to compromise
American's reputation internationally to the detriment of the common good of our Country.
- We refer to thousands of pages of hearings published by the 104th and 105th Congresses
which show clearly that President William Jefferson Clinton did fail in his duty to
execute his oath of office faithfully and with diligence as required by our Constitution.
- In taking his office as the President of these United States, William Jefferson Clinton,
has twice made a solemn oath to conduct his official duties to the best of his ability;
and to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States (Article 2,
Section 1, Clause 8); he has affirmed, publicly and solemnly, that he will take care that
ALL the laws be faithfully executed (Article 2, Section 3) and; under the Constitution,
any Federal official should be indicted for the purpose of removal from office (i.e.,
impeached by the US House of Representatives) when any basis is present. It is the duty of
the House of Representatives to present its indictment to the US Senate, when then tries
the official in the US Senate (presided over by the Chief Justice of the US Supreme
Court). (Article 1, Section 3, Clause 6).
- Upon the Senate's vote to convict the Federal officer is to be removed from office.
Conviction may be for acts of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors, in
accordance with the Constitution, (Article 2, Section 4).
- To reiterate, Mr. Clinton should be speedily impeached, indicted, tried, convicted and
removed from office.
- We petition the House to frame its Articles of Impeachment thoroughly. To light the way
towards that end we humbly present our
|Proposed Articles of Impeachment
People of the United States propose eight categories and specifications in the Articles of
Impeachment under which the House should indict for the consideration of the Senate:
(1) His extensive actions in violation and obstruction of the law and of justice*;
(2) His promotion, and acquiescence in corruption, and unethical administration in the
Executive Branch of government;
(3) His failure to exercise due diligence in supervising the heads of principal officers
of the executive departments, ambassadors, and other agency heads who report to him;
(4) His subversion of the Constitution;
(5) His subordination of our sovereignty to foreign powers, and 'international bodies';
(6) His violation of the public trust;
(7) His acts of usurpation of power; and
(8) His acts of violence.
* See Addendum to the Petition
|We particularly make reference to the House of Representatives' reports by the
Committee on Government Reform and Oversight (Report to the Office of the Independent
Counsel (10/15/96), the Hearings on the Security of FBI Background Files (6/19/96,
6/26/96, 7/17/96, 8/1/96), Hearings: The White House Travel Office, 10/24/95, 1/17/96
|We are aware also of extensive oversight Reports issued by the 104th Senate: Committee
on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (Refusal of William H. Kennedy III, to Produce
Notes Subpoenaed by the Special Committee to Investigate the Whitewater Development
Corporation and Related Matters (12/19/95)) Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan and
the Whitewater Development Corporation, Washington, DC Phase (9/12/94), (Justice
(FBI) Department Document Production), (Final Report, Investigation of Whitewater
Development Corporation and Related Matters, 6/17/96), etc.
|In considering the mass of information already developed by the Congress it is in our
best interest that the President be Impeached. We the People of the United States, find
that there are an extraordinary number of concerns about the past performance of President
Clinton which must be redressed in order to preserve the integrity of our Union, establish
justice, ensure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general
welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. Nor have We
been unmindful of the needs of our agencies, whose efficiency is damaged by our President
remaining in office.
|We have also thought of certain apparent victims of Mr. Clinton, such as Miss Paula
Jones of Arkansas, who Mr. Clinton is cruelly denying her rights solely predicated upon
his choice of continuation in Office. The President has outrageously and feloniously
manipulated his status in the White House to protect him from the operation of the Commom
Law so that Miss Jones cannot exercise the most ancient rights of We the People; rights
which Mr. Clinton is, in fact, duty-bound, to preserve protect and defend.
|The President's counsel has reported that by simply contemplating a single civil law
suit (the President improperly raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay his
pre-trail legal expenses) Mr. Clinton's efficiency as President is reduced severely
diverting him from carrying out his duties as President (See reports by the distinguished
attorney Stewart Taylor in the American Lawyer). Yet the entire world beholds Mr. Clinton
golfing, vacationing, touring resorts, and attending celebrity fund-raising parties for
his cronies. Such contradictions indicate that Mr. Clinton is a deceptive, cruel,
heartless, deceiving and reckless prevaricator. President Clinton's major effect as
President is to render foolish the American people and their friends throughout the world.
Such a President is not fit to be the Chief Executive of a Free People.
|We caution Congress to be mindful of the vindictive style of President Clinton's
governance. We urge Congress to act to protect all of Mr. Clinton's victims as well as to
proect the persons who may be called as witnesses. The whole world knows that Mr. Clinton
or his wife have already used the most powerful law enforcment agency in the world, the
FBI, to prepare phony accusations against harmless employees of the White House.
|Congress should offer incentives for persons who may be intimidated to come forward to
the Congress with new information about any acts or actions of the Administration and/or
its members and the First Lady which appear to involve any violations of the Ethics in
Government Act (PL 96-303).
|Open hearings should be conducted by the House in preparing its indictment so that all
persons with information may be heard under oath with respect to the Executive's fraud,
waste, mismanagement and abuse of authority.
We the People, United States of America --
Washington, District of Columbia
* Addendum to the Petition: