This is an archive of Washington Post news and feature stories from February 1998 about the accusations against President Clinton. Links to coverage from other months are on the News Archive page.
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Jones's Fund Hasn't Paid Lawyers
Paula Jones hired a firm to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Clinton, but her current lawyers haven't received any of the money.
Starr Subpoenas Investigators From Tabloid
Essay: Culottes, the Fashion Disaster
Aide Testifies About Contacts With Reporters
Sidney Blumenthal testified that he discussed prosecutors working for independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr with reporters but denied a White House plot to spread damaging information about Starr's team, sources said.
Experts Question Starr on 1st Amendment
A Power Couple's Rising Star
Essay: Whines of Recent Vintage
Starr Decries 'Misinformation' About Team
Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr lashed out at "an avalanche of lies" spread about his staff. But prosecutors returned the grand jury to the central focus of the investigation into Monica S. Lewinsky and her ties to President Clinton.
Jones Lawyers Say Clinton Offered to Settle
Legal Battle Threatens to Drag On
Satire: Making Sense of It All
Clinton Probe Moves on Two Fronts
Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr's team looked into Monica S. Lewinsky's job history and battled the White House on allegations that it dug up dirt on investigators.
Experts: Starr, Clinton Teams Losing Focus
Blumenthal Subpoena Jolts Media
Starr Seeks Source of Staff-Bashing
Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr has subpoenaed Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal to turn over information on efforts to spread damaging information about Starr's staff.
Voters Can Accept Adultery, But Not Lies
Clinton Team Picks Apart Jones's Life
Piece by piece, President Clinton's top-dollar legal team has taken apart the life of Paula Jones, examining topics from her job history to her possible sex partners.
White House Denies Private Eye Affiliation
Clinton Struggles to Make Bombing Case
President Clinton's still undefined relationship with former White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky is complicating his role as commander-in-chief.
Ginsburg Calls for Lewinsky Defense Fund
Clinton's Problems Test Advisers' Loyalty
Privacy Takes a Beating
Henry and Linda
Actually, Adultery Is a Crime
Crisis as Ritual
Of Hypocrisy and Lust
The Clinton investigation has provoked debate about the office of independent counsel. Alexia Morrison, independent counsel in the mid-1980s probes of Justice Department officials, and Gerard Lynch, associate independent counsel in the Iran-contra affair, take different views:
Jones Added New Details in Deposition
In a sealed deposition last fall, Paula Jones added new details to her account of being propositioned by then-Gov. Bill Clinton in 1991, including an assertion that he briefly prevented her from leaving the hotel suite where they met, according to new court records. Excerpts.
Justice: Privilege Covers Secret Service
Judge Hears Dispute on Presidential Secrecy
A federal judge sent President Clinton's most trusted aide back before a grand jury to testify in the Monica S. Lewinsky investigation as the president and prosecutors escalated their struggle over the limits of White House secrecy.
Privilege Claims Tough to Win
Jordan's Help to Lewinsky Was Unusual
ABA Chief Criticizes 'Prosecutorial Zeal'
Poll: Americans Back Clinton on Iraq, Nonchalant About Alleged Affair
Adultery: Whose Business Is It?
Charity Begins at the White House
Source: Clinton Confidant Helped Lewinsky in December
President Clinton's secretary asked Vernon E. Jordan Jr. to help Monica S. Lewinsky find a job three days after Paula Jones's lawyers disclosed they wanted to question her, one source said.
Clinton Friend Launches Legal Fund
Across the Dial, Restraint Evaporates
Clinton Asks Court to Dismiss Jones Suit
President Clinton's lawyers maintained that Paula Jones had not demonstrated that he retaliated against her for rebuffing a sexual advance, assuming for the sake of argument that the advance happened. Text of Motion.
Ex-Aide Who Said Clinton Groped Her Gets Subpoenaed
McCurry Comments Stir Storm of Speculation
Starr Asks High Court Not to Tie Up Foster Lawyer's Notes
President's Gatekeeper Forced to Sit on Fence
Scandal Stirs Another Troupe Deployment
Goldberg's Pleasure Is Clinton's Pain
Lucianne Goldberg, a pivotal but somewhat mysterious figure in the web of accusations engulfing President Clinton, seems to be having a good time. "You have to be brain-dead not to be interested in this," she bellowed the other day. "And there's so much more to come!"
It's Lonely for the Man at the Top
Bill Clinton, as he struggles to survive the most serious crisis of his career, has become a study in presidential loneliness, says Post reporter and Clinton biographer David Maraniss.
Panetta Calls for Clinton to Explain
Cosmos Club Ruffled by Reporters
For Big-Money Democrats, Clinton's Still Worth It
Week 4: All Eyes on Grand Jury, Lewinsky's Mother
A grand jury of 23 ordinary citizens is now dictating the pace of news in the Monica S. Lewinsky controversy and hearing testimony that could determine the fate of the Clinton presidency.
Tony Kornheiser: Washington Leak in Review
Once Clinton's Champion, Now His Detractor?
Former presidential adviser George Stephanopoulos's evolution into one of President Clinton's most famous doubters has former friends speculating about his motives.
Linda Tripp Briefed Jones Team on Tapes
Ex-Secret Service Agent May Testify
Investigators Focus on White House Logs
First Lady Ordered Critique of Coverage
Propriety Debate Stops Ex-Guard's Testimony
Prosecutors negotiated with federal officials over the propriety of compelling the Secret Service to disclose what it knows about the president.
Analysis: Some Uneasy With Starr's Tactics
Power Couple's Comments Irk Democrats
Lewinsky's Mother Overcome by Emotion
Marcia Lewis testified for nearly five hours but by midafternoon was so upset that she was unable to continue answering questions.
Public Disgusted by Media Frenzy
Md. Official Gets Tripp Probe
Ex-Guard: Clinton, Lewinsky Met Alone
President Clinton and Monica S. Lewinsky met privately in 1995, a retired Secret Service officer said. Clinton has testified that he does not recall being alone with her, sources said.
Lewinsky's Mother Testifies
Worry Lingers About Ad Hoc Strategy
Clinton Lawyers Counter Starr on Two Fronts
Howard County Prosecutor Turns Over Tripp Probe
Clinton Wins Warm Reception at Party Retreat
David Kendall's Debut in the Spotlight
Lewinsky Subpoenaed to Testify
Congress Quietly Examines Impeachment
Experts See Lawyers' Fingerprints on 'Talking Points'
Husband Says Post Exaggerated Influence Over Judge
House Republican Leads Impeachment Charge
Text of the "talking points" Monica Lewinsky is said to have given to Linda R. Tripp on Jan. 14, obtained by The Post on Feb. 9.
Republicans Come to Starr's Defense
Judge Has In-House Counsel
Clinton's Popularity Surprised Political Pros
Washington's Uproar Muted in Midwest
Media Notes: A Question of Leaks
Chronology: An Unusual Connection
Ginsburg Accuses Starr of Intimidation
Paula Jones Takes a Bolder, Riskier Tack
L.A. Police Warn Media Chasing Lewinsky
Sally Quinn: Foreign Policy Driven by Distraction
Richard Morin: How Clinton Confounded the Polls
Tony Kornheiser: Logging Lewinsky
Clinton: Scandal Won't Force Me Out
Clinton Advisers Settle on Strategy
Blair Faces Media Fire, Sticks By Clinton
Linda Tripp's Curious Career Path
Proving, Plugging Leaks Are Difficult
Some Clinton Stories Leave Readers Guessing
Answering the (Unwanted) Call of Fame
Source: Clinton, Currie Discussed Testimony
Tripp Gave Statement to Jones Lawyers
Grand Jury Reviewing Layout of West Wing
Vernon Jordan Among Most Sought-After Corporate Directors
Revlon's Perelman Tied to Clinton Scandals
Text of the sworn statement that Linda R. Tripp signed on Jan. 21 for Paula Jones's lawyers and obtained by The Post on Feb. 5. She says Lewinsky "revealed to me in detailed conversations on innumerable occasions that she has had a sexual relationship with President Clinton since November 15, 1995."
Starr Turns Down Lewinsky Testimony Deal
Lewinsky's First Lawyer Defended
Bruce Lindsey: Clinton's 'Captain of the Defense'
L.A. Gives Lewinsky a Change of Siege
Wall Street Journal Story Reflects New News Cycle
Lewinsky Visits Logged at White House
Clinton Plans New Legal Defense Fund
Lewinsky Amid Media Frenzy in L.A.
Marcia Lewis, a Story in Her Own Right
Lucianne Goldberg: From Nixon Spy to Literary Agent
Md. House Erupts Over Non-Prosecution of Tripp
France Philosophizes on 'L'Affair Clinton'
Media Put Starr in the Hot Seat
White House Guards Records
Sworn Statements Turned Over to Starr
Starr's Dream Team
With Heat on, McCurry Stays Cool
Starr Says Inquiry Moving Swiftly
As Ginsburg Talks, Colleagues Air Disbelief
Gore Keeps His Eyes on the Future
Media Notes: Shadows, Whispers and News
Essay: Between Here and There
At a Loss For Words
President's Popularity Hits New Highs
First Lady Binds Clinton Power Partnership
Starr-Lewinsky Talks About Immunity Slow
Monica Lewinsky Time Line
Chronology: Clinton Survival Strategy Emerges
Md. Prosecutor Delays Tripp Probe
Elizabeth Drew: Impeachment Talk's Cheap
Mary McGrory: Nixon, Clinton and Common Sense
Susan Milligan: In Budapest, Sex Is No Scandal
Fred Barbash: Can a President Be Indicted?
Tony Kornheiser: Oral History
The casual attire of the Clinton crew has been cited as one reason why Linda Tripp grew disenchanted with the administration. That appearances have even been mentioned at all considering that the presidency could be at stake speaks to the tremendous expectations about the public face of power.
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