FBI to Test Dress
Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr asked the FBI to test a dress owned
by Monica S. Lewinsky for identifying DNA
material that might be linked to President
Clinton as part of an effort to corroborate her
promised testimony that the two had a sexual
Clinton Flees Spotlight For Sunshine
Taking flight from
the political heat of Washington, President
Clinton arrived in the summer swelter of
North Carolina and found the
temperature entirely to his liking.
Clinton Agrees to Testify on Videotape
President Clinton agreed to provide testimony on videotape from the White House for Kenneth Starr's grand jury. As part of Monica Lewinsky's immunity deal, sources say, she agreed to give Starr a dress she allegedly wore with Clinton that could be tested for identifying DNA material.
Analysis: A Risky Move for Clinton
President Clinton's risky decision to provide
videotaped grand jury testimony prompted a new
round of speculation about what he would would say
about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.
White House in Crisis Mode Again
There is a palpable mood of uncertainty at the White House as aides acknowledge that they do not know what new dramas the coming days will bring.
Tripp Emerges, Denies Political Motive
Linda R. Tripp spoke out for the first time to depict herself as an "average American" without political motive who has been "vilified for taking the path of truth."
Media Circus Goes Wild
News of Lewinsky's immunity deal with Kenneth Starr has plunged the media world back into an all-out, vacuum-cleaner, this-just-in mode.
Local Legal Scholar Becomes TV Star
Jonathan Turley, a 37-year-old George Washington University legal scholar, has suddenly become the Lewinsky investigation talking head of the moment
Lewinsky Gets Immunity, Will Testify
Monica Lewinsky struck a deal with independent counsel Kenneth Starr giving her full immunity from prosecution. The former intern agreed to testify that she had a sexual relationship with President Clinton and that they discussed ways of keeping it secret, but Lewinsky would not say that Clinton ever asked her to lie and said she was the author of the "talking points" for Linda Tripp.
Political Implications Debated
It is not clear how the Lewinsky immunity deal will affect President Clinton or reshape the political landscape.
For Lewinsky, a Huge Legal Umbrella
Monica Lewinsky's immunity agreement shields Lewinsky from any possible prosecution involving her relationship with President Clinton.
Lewinsky Is Questioned by Starr Team
In her first talks with prosecutors in six months, sources say, Lewinsky essentially repeated the information contained in her original
written proposed testimony given to Starr -- that
she had a sexual relationship with the president
but not that he asked her to lie under oath about it
in the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit.
Court Rejects Privilege Claim
A federal appeals court rejected the White House's
argument that President Clinton's
conversations with White House
lawyers are shielded from disclosure by
attorney-client privilege, clearing the
way for independent counsel Kenneth
W. Starr to question deputy counsel
Bruce R. Lindsey, one of Clinton's
White House Counsel Irks Political Aides
counsel Charles F. C. Ruff has become one of the few White House
advisers in possession of information about the Monica S. Lewinsky matter
that could be critical to the Clinton presidency.
GOP Leaders: Clinton Should Testify
Congressional Republicans called on President Clinton to comply with a subpoena for his testimony in the Monica S. Lewinsky investigation, and one influential senator called for independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr to promptly advise Congress of his plans for an impeachment report.
President Has Been Served Subpoena
Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr has served a subpoena on President Clinton that requires his testimony in the Monica S. Lewinsky investigation as early as this week, marking the first time a sitting president has been summoned to appear before a grand jury.
Clinton May 'Provide Information' to Starr
Under threat of subpoena for his testimony, President Clinton's lawyers are negotiating with independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr on how he can "provide information" to the grand jury now nearing the end of its inquiry into the Monica S. Lewinsky matter.
Two Juries Hear Testimony in Lewinsky Matter
In one of the busiest days at the federal courthouse here since the investigation of the Monica S. Lewinsky matter began, two grand juries took testimony from a parade of witnesses, including the head of President Clinton's security detail, at least four other Secret Service officers and former White House deputy chief of staff Harold M. Ickes.
Grand Jury Hears Currie
President Clinton's personal secretary, Betty
Currie, made what her lawyer said is a final grand
jury appearance at the federal courthouse.
Jones Drops Opposition to Lifting Gag Order
Paula Jones's lawyers dropped their opposition to lifting the gag order in her now-dismissed case and asked a federal judge to give her unfettered access to the videotape of President Clinton's deposition.
Starr Fights Defense Involvement in Leak Probe
Independent counsel Kenneth Starr asked an appeals panel to overturn Judge Norma Holloway Johnson's ruling that defense lawyers be allowed to participate in her investigation of whether his office illegally leaked grand jury evidence.
Foster Suicide Still Impacts White House
Five years ago, the man who grew up with President Clinton and practiced law with Hillary Rodham Clinton drove across the Potomac River, shot himself at Fort Marcy Park and ultimately altered the course of a presidency.
Clinton Trust in Secret Service Evolves
President Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton initially distrusted the Secret Service, but over time the agents won their confidence. And despite the start of testimony by agents in the Monica Lewinsky investigation, Clinton is not pushing those agents away, according to aides.
Three Secret Service Agents Testify
After an unprecedented battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court, two uniformed Secret Service officers and a retired plainclothes agent were questioned before a grand jury, marking the first time that active White House guards have testified in a criminal investigation of the president they protect.
Text of Rehnquist Opinion
Last-Ditch Appeal Goes to High Court
With a new deadline looming at noon, the Justice Department made a
last-ditch emergency appeal to the
Supreme Court Thursday to stop
prosecutors from questioning President
Clinton's bodyguards about what they
know of his relationship with Monica S.
Text of Appeals Court Order and Statement
Text of the order issued by the U.S. Court of
Appeals on July 16 refusing to block Secret Service testimony. Also
included is a statement by Circuit Judge Laurence Silberman.
Justice Dept. in the Line of Fire
In the battle over whether Secret Service
agents should be forced to testify about
their dealings with President Clinton, the
Justice Department finds itself in the line of
'Today' Show Report Spins Into Controversy
By the evening news cycle, NBC's big story – that Starr is
investigating whether Secret Service agents "facilitated" President Clinton's
alleged fling with Monica Lewinsky – had evaporated into a fog of vague
sources and apparently shaky substance.
Secret Service Motion Spurned
A federal judge refused to prevent the
head of President Clinton's security detail from
being forced to testify about Monica S.
Lewinsky, leaving administration
lawyers scrambling overnight for a last-minute
Reno Grilled at Senate Hearing
At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Attorney General Janet Reno deflected pointed questions from frustrated Republicans about the
inquiry into 1996 campaign finance abuses.
Starr Subpoenas Top Clinton Agent
Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr subpoenaed the head of President Clinton's security detail and six more Secret Service officers to testify about what they know of Clinton's relationship with Monica S. Lewinsky.
Justice Dept. Will Appeal Secret Service Ruling
Despite doubts about the chance of success, the Justice Department will appeal a ruling that Secret Service officers must testify in the Monica Lewinsky investigation.
Judge Delays McDougal Trial
The trial of Whitewater figure Susan McDougal on
charges that she embezzled $150,000 from the
wife of conductor Zubin Mehta was postponed for 11 days.