Resolved, that the Committee on the Judiciary, acting as a whole or
by any subcommittee thereof appointed by the chairman for the purposes
hereof and in accordance with the rules of the committee, is authorized
and directed to investigate fully and completely whether sufficient grounds
exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its constitutional power
to impeach William Jefferson Clinton, president of the United States of
America. The committee shall report to the House of Representatives such
resolutions, articles of impeachment or other recommendations as it deems
Section 2. (a) For the purpose of making such investigation, the committee
is authorized to require:
(1) by subpoena or otherwise --
(A) the attendance and testimony of any person (including at a taking
of a deposition by counsel for the committee); and
(B) the production of such things; and
(2) by interrogatory, the furnishing of such information;
as it deems necessary to such investigation.
Section 2. (b) Such authority of the committee may be exercised:
(1) by the chairman and the ranking minority member acting jointly,
or, if either declines to act, by the other acting alone, except that in
the event either so declines, either shall have the right to refer to the
committee for decision the question whether such authority shall be so
exercised and the committee shall be convened promptly to render that decision;
(2) by the committee acting as a whole or by subcommittee.
Subpoenas and interrogatories so authorized may be issued over the signature
of the chairman, or ranking minority member, or any member designated by
either of them, and may be served by any person designated by the chairman,
or ranking minority member, or any member designated by either of them.
The chairman, or ranking minority member, or any member designated by either
of them (or, with respect to any deposition, answer to interrogatory, or
affidavit, any person authorized by law to administer oaths) may administer
oaths to any witness. For the purposes of this section, "things"
includes, without limitation, books, records, correspondence, logs, journals,
memorandums, papers, documents, writings, drawings, graphs, charts, photographs,
reproductions, recordings, tapes, transcripts, printouts, data compilations
from which information can be obtained (translated if necessary, through
detection devices into reasonably usable form), tangible objects, and other
things of any kind.