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Oral Histories: Arlen Specter on President Clinton's Impeachment, 9/11, the Patriot Act & the Iraq War

Arlen Specter

Arlen Specter

Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, August 18, 2012

Arlen Specter died Sunday, October 14th, 2012, at the age of 82. Specter left the United States Senate in 2011 after a 30-year career. Soon afterwards, he sat down for a series of extended oral history interviews with the Pennsylvania Cable Network. Specter reflects on events that take him from his Russian immigrant roots to his involvement in some of this country's most momentous events, from his work on the Warren Commission investigating President Kennedy's assassination to the Senate impeachment trial of President Clinton. In this excerpt, Specter recounts the events leading up to President Clinton's impeachment, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the Patriot Act and the Iraq War. 

Updated: Monday, October 15, 2012 at 11:13am (ET)

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