Wednesday, February 3, 1999 Published at 11:43 GMT
Hyde pushes for Lewinsky live
Monica Lewinsky leaves a Washington hotel after giving private evidence
The chief prosecutor in President Clinton's impeachment trial is pressing the case for live witnesses to testify before the Senate.
He was speaking after House of Representatives prosecutors had taken testimony from the second of three witnesses - the president's friend Vernon Jordan.
As prosecutors quizzed Mr Jordan, senators reviewed the tapes and transcripts of five hours of testimony from Ms Lewinsky.
Republican senator Orrin Hatch said he would like to see Ms Lewinsky testify in the Senate chamber.
"It's far better for the public to meet her and make up their own minds," said the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
But other Republicans said they saw no need to call Ms Lewinsky as a live witness.
Jordan gives little away
In his three hour interrogation, Vernon Jordan restated that President Clinton was behind his efforts to find Ms Lewinsky a job but that the effort was never designed to buy her silence, sources said.
He has been accused of coaching Ms Lewinsky to lie about her relationship with Mr Clinton.
The third witness
The videotaped deposition of White House aide Sidney Blumenthal will take place on Wednesday.
Under a plan decided a week ago, the Senate aims to cast the final vote on the articles of impeachment on 12 February.
With the end of the trial possibly in sight, BBC Washington Correspondent Paul Reynolds says a twin-track process in Congress is now in play.
There is general agreement that President Clinton will not be removed from office, so aside from the formal trial, discussions continue about some kind of formal vote to condemn Mr Clinton.