January 1999: President Bill Clinton's Impeachment Trial
During President Clinton’s impeachment trial in the Senate, Senator Hagel had an impeachment-related entry on his schedule almost every day. Trial-related responsibilities ranged from one-on-one and group meetings with other senators to media interviews and afternoons spent on the Senate Floor. The trial ran from Jan. 7 to Feb. 12.
Did the trial bring Capitol Hill to a halt?
You might think President Clinton’s impeachment trial brought everything in Congress to a standstill, especially judging by media coverage. It didn’t. Though Senator Hagel’s schedules included plenty of entries related to the trial, his other responsibilities and concerns didn’t cease.