Not to put too fine a point on it, but that's nonsense
Give the course that these hearings have followed ... and given the special relationship between the legislative and executive branches embodied in our Constitution and our nation's history, we do not believe that it would be appropriate for the president to appear before the committee
the White House remains willing to cooperate with the committee, as we have over the past eight months, and to provide information that is responsive to the committee's legitimate oversight and investigative concerns.
The president knows what he did was wrong. He's admitted it. He's suffered privately and publicly ... But, Mr. Chairman, the president has not committed a high crime or misdemeanor ... His conduct, although morally reprehensible, does not warrant impeachment.
I submit, is simply flat-out wrong.
The president has always urged everyone to tell the truth
Any suggestion by the Office of Independent Counsel or its public relations advisor that the president should do otherwise is reckless and irresponsible.
We are disappointed that the Court of Appeals has decided that, unlike every other client and attorney in this country, government attorneys and their clients do not enjoy the right to have confidential communications
The practical result of the court's decision is that the president and all other government officials will be less likely to receive full and frank advice about their official obligations and duties from government attorneys
This is a pattern of lawyers and others in the White House busting their backs to do the best work they can to be try to be responsive
The only conduct that merits the drastic remedy of impeachment is that which subverts our system of government or renders the president unfit or unable to govern.
We know the pain the president has caused our society and his family and his friends, but we know, too, how much the president has done for this country.
Impeachment is not a remedy for private wrongs; it's a method of removing someone whose continued presence in office would cause grave danger to the nation.