Republicans New Tactic in Impeachment Trial

NPR's Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg reports that the Senate today is expected to vote against calling live witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Clinton. Senators will then decide how to screen videotapes of depositions taken this week from three witnesses behind closed doors — whether to show the tapes in their entirety or as excerpts. Democrats say they will fight any Republican attempt to pass a 'finding of fact,' whereby a simple majority of fifty-one senators would find the President guilty of certain offenses, before the Senate votes on the articles of impeachment.



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