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Wednesday, December 2, 1998 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: Labor Union Descends On Wal-Mart
1998-12-02

House Investigation Includes Campaign Finance

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In a day-long public hearing into the consequences of impeachment, the House Judiciary Committee heard yesterday from judges, military officers and convicted perjurers about the seriousness and consequences of perjury. Members voted along party lines to issue new subpoenas related to Clinton’s campaign finances among protests from Democrats who asked Republicans to "bring us out of the chaos."

Meanwhile, the Federal Election Commission has ruled that President Clinton and Republican presidential hopeful Bob Dole illegally used campaign funds for advertising in their 1996 presidential campaigns, and must give back millions of dollars to U.S. taxpayers.

Guests:

  • Don Simon, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Common Cause, a national civic organization that for the past few years has focused on campaign financing.
  • Gary Ruskin, from the Congressional Accountability Project.

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