08 October, 2021

October 8, 1998

Impeachment Trial of Bill Clinton - On This Day

On October 8, 1998, the House voted to commence impeachment proceedings, and Clinton was impeached by the House on December 19, 1998. The Senate trial began on January 9, 1999, presided over by Chief Justice William Rehnquist. Just over a month later, Clinton was acquitted by the Senate and the impeachment was shelved.

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