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Highlights From Impeachment Trial

January 22, 1999

Highlights from Thursday’s impeachment trial in the Senate against President Clinton.

_President Clinton’s private attorney, David Kendall, finished the defense’s factual presentation refuting the allegation that Clinton obstructed justice. He asked the Senate to ``give this case, and give this country, the constitutional stability and the political sanity which this country deserves.″

_Former Sen. Dale Bumpers, D-Ark., a friend of Clinton who retired from the Senate just three weeks ago, made the closing argument in the president’s defense. He told senators they had an ``awesome responsibility″ and that the American people have been ``asking for an end to this nightmare.″

_President Clinton spent much of the day touting the education proposals he made in his State of The Union address Tuesday.

_House managers and Clinton’s lawyers prepared for the beginning of Senate questioning Friday at 1 p.m. EST.

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