This is an archive of Washington Post news and feature stories from April 1998 about the accusations against President Clinton. Links to coverage from other months are on the News Archive page.
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Judge Rules No Immunity Agreement for Lewinsky
Grand Jury Hears First Lady's Tapes
NBC News has hired a pair of Republican House investigators as its newest commentators, kicking up a bit of a fuss on Capitol Hill.
Gingrich Escalates Attacks on Clinton
Starr to Argue Case for Private Client
House Speaker Newt Gingrich's claim to the moral high ground in his recent attacks on President Clinton sends the clear signal that the GOP is ready to take the offensive in this election year.
Amid the crowded confluence of Hollywood and Washington that took place Saturday night at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, the most wanted star was Paula Jones.
Starr Questions First Lady on Videotape for Grand Jury
Jones's Star Shines Brightly at Journalists' Dinner
President Clinton's repeated qualifications and long-winded explanation when asked whether he was ever alone with Monica S. Lewinsky are telling, according to experts in criminal content analysis. But even they admit: It proves nothing.
McDougal Silent at Grand Jury
House Democrats May Ask Discipline for Burton
Hubbell Got $700,000 for Little or No Work, House Probe Shows
Even journalists cannot escape the polarizing swirl of the Clinton controversies. They are finding their motives questioned, their backgrounds scoured, their relationships with sources scrutinized.
NOW Won't Back Jones
Bush: Don't Force Secret Service Agents to Testify
'Scumbag' Comment Divides Panel
Justice Department Fights Starr on Privilege
Hale Loses Bid to Halt Trial
Ex-Secret Serviceman Details Clinton-Lewinsky Meeting
Hale Asks Court to Block Trial
Attorney Says Tripp Has Been Vilified
Mother, Son Could Derail Starr Witness
Stephanie Mencimer: How to Make a Lasting Impression
That the slap is no longer part of a woman's arsenal is a tragedy. President Clinton might have been better off if Kathleen Willey had followed through on her instinct to slap him.
Paula Jones Vows to Appeal Clinton Case
Starr Declines Pepperdine Because of Investigation
Analysis: Threats Real, but Less Menacing
Compromise Sought on Secret Service
Justice Department to Fight Starr on Privilege Question
Clinton Attorney Resumes Attacks on Starr
Exiting Center Stage, Jones Weighs Appeal
Panetta's Advice Annoys White House
The Battle Over Subpoenas
Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr's use of subpoenas to pin down Monica S. Lewinsky's book buying habits has provided fodder for those who argue that independent counsels have too much power and aren't accountable enough.
Stuart Taylor's Mea Culpa
Anti-Clinton journalist Stuart Taylor now acknowledges it was wrong to not tell readers that he had been discussing a possible job with Kenneth Starr.
U.S. Urges Starr on Alleged Payments
Judge: First Amendment at Issue in Book Subpoena
A judge has set a high bar for independent counsel Kenneth Starr, saying he will have to show "a compelling need" if he is to get the titles of books bought by Monica Lewinsky.
Policy Blitz Signals Clinton Is Back on Track
Clinton, Lewinsky Lawyers Want Closed Court
Grand Jury: Sword, Shield or Rubber Stamp?
Having a Bland Old Time Outside the Starr Jury
For all the members of the media waiting outside the Clinton-Lewinsky grand jury, the highlight of the day is the arrival of the squeaky cart that carries jurors' lunches.
Starr Report to House Underway
Starr Seeks Document From Jones Case
GOP's Armey Throws the First Stone
In the Loop: Starr Catches a Flack
Starr Weighing Role in Private Case
Hearing Set on Foster Notes
Clinton Says He Feels 'Freer' to Focus on Duties
Getting Down to Business With Nathan Landow
White House aide Kathleen Willey claimed that she had discussed her deposition in the Paula Jones case with Democratic fund raiser Nathan Landow. Now Landow tells his story.
Poll Finds Impatience With Starr Investigation
Companies, Courts Differ on What's Harassment
Gary Hart: The Age of Scrutiny Has Not Given Us Better Leaders
The media attention given to Paula Jones's allegations is cause for wonder how we managed to elect anyone of stature in pre-scrutiny days and how, in the Age of Scrutiny, we have elected so few.
Todd Gitlin: A Clarifying Moment in the Politics of Gender
Suzanna Sherry: Writ Large Frivolous Litigants Beware
Stephen Ambrose: No Precedent for Presidents, or Anyone Else
Mary McGrory: Time for Clinton to Stop Wasting Time
Sources: Gingrich Optimistic About Starr Report
Lawyers' Bills Come Due in Jones Case
Clinton Critic Weighs Starr Offer
White House officials were livid Friday after learning that columnist Stuart Taylor, one of President Clinton's harshest critics, recently negotiated for a job with independent counsel Kenneth Starr.
Bookstores' Title Fight in Lewinsky Matter
Starr Vows Vigorous Pursuit Despite Dismissal
Timing of Africa Trip, Dismissal Celebrated
Reno Wants Inquiry on Hale's Funding
Lewinsky's 1st Attorney Told to Hand Over Documents
Ginsburg Praises Dismissal of Jones Suit
Jones's Chances Small on Appeal, Some Experts Say
Many Had Hand in Jones Case's Escalation
President's Lawyer Relishes Victory
For Media, It's the Trial That Got Away
The decision to toss out Paula Jones's suit against President Clinton has, without warning, deprived a ravenous press corps of one of the more sensational scandal stories of the '90s.
Bookstores Have Defenders, Skeptics in Bind Over Subpoenas
Judge Dismisses Jones Lawsuit
Analysis: Case Not Even a Close Call
Analysis: Clinton Wins, but Damage Is Done
White House Has Mixed Reaction
Starr to Move Ahead 'Expeditiously'
Is Scandal Over? Politicians Disagree
For Many, Ruling Was Welcome News
TV Pundits Seize the Day
An hour after the dismissal of the Jones suit, the talking heads were talking about the outcome of a possible appeal. And how the decision would affect the presidentís popularity. And Kenneth Starrís investigation. And GOP prospects in the 1998 elections.
Clinton Detractors Shake Heads Over Judge's Decision
Reliable Source: Bookstores v. Starr
Text of Judge Wright's April 1 opinion throwing out the Jones v. Clinton lawsuit. "There are no genuine issues for trial in this case," she wrote. (Also available as a 3 megabyte PDF file requiring the Adobe Acrobat 3.0 Reader.)
No Shortage of Opinion on Jones v. Clinton
Jones Lawyers Seek Trial Delay
Starr's Bill So Far: About $30 Million
For New Chief Investigator, Duty Calls
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