This has been posted in several other blogs today, but it's far too hack-a-licious not to spread around:
"I was reminded as well, however, that the laws of our Country are applicable to us all, including the President, and they must be obeyed. The concept of equal justice under law and the importance of absolute truth in legal proceedings is the foundation of our justice system in the courts. […] Lying is a moral wrong. Perjury is a lie told under oath that is legally wrong. […] Willful, corrupt, and false sworn testimony before a Federal grand jury is a separate and distinct crime under applicable law and is material and perjurious if it is 'capable' of influencing the grand jury in any matter before it, including any collateral matters that it may consider. See, Title 18, Section 1623, U.S. Code, and Federal court cases interpreting that Section."
-- Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, February 12, 1999, explaining why perjury is a "high crime" for which President Clinton was properly impeached.
"I certainly hope that if there is going to be an indictment that says something happened, that it is an indictment on a crime and not some perjury technicality where they couldn’t indict on the crime so they go to something just to show that their two years of investigation were not a waste of time and dollars."
-- Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, October 23, 2005, on "Meet the Press" (emphasis mine).
Thanks firedoglake. I get the feeling we're going to be hearing a lot of this in the coming weeks.