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Monica Lewinsky's new legal team. From left: Plato Cacheris, Nathaniel Speights, Lewinsky and Jacob Stein. (Reuters)

June 1998 News Archive

This is an archive of Washington Post news and feature stories from June 1998 about the accusations against President Clinton. Links to coverage from other months are on the News Archive page.

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From Tuesday, June 30

Tripp Says She Wants To Set Record Straight
As she emerges publicly to tell her story to a grand jury, Linda R. Tripp said she is eager to dispel claims that she manipulated an unwitting Monica S. Lewinsky to entrap Clinton.

Appeals Court Hears Privilege Case
A federal appeals court explored the legal boundaries of President Clinton's relationship with his closest aide, White House deputy counsel Bruce R. Lindsey.

From Monday, June 29

White House Lawyer Role Faces Test
A federal appeals court will hear arguments over attorney-client, and how it applies in the White House, where lawyers serve the president but work for the government.

Witness Says Lewinsky Detailed a Relationship
A friend of Monica S. Lewinsky's family said she told a grand jury that the former White House intern confided in her details of an intimate relationship with President Clinton.

From Saturday, June 27

Hubbell Tax Case Challenged by Judge
A federal judge challenged the way that independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr built his pending tax-evasion case against Webster L. Hubbell, saying that some of the key documents may have been obtained improperly.

A Flicker of Hope for Paula Jones
By redefining sexual harassment law, the Supreme Court gave a new legal avenue to Paula Jones to try to reinstate her lawsuit against President Clinton, but the standards set by the justices may still prove too difficult for her to meet.

Panel Skeptical About Secret Service Silence
A panel of federal appeals judges reacted skeptically to a Secret Service plea to prevent its officers from testifying in the Monica S. Lewinsky investigation.


From Friday, June 26

Court Upholds Attorney-Client Privilege After Death
Lawyers cannot be forced to reveal their clients' confidences even after the client dies, the Supreme Court ruled, rebuffing independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr's effort to obtain notes made by the lawyer for Vincent W. Foster Jr. shortly before the deputy White House counsel committed suicide.

Tripp to Tell Grand Jury About Lewinsky Tapes
After five months in the shadows of the Monica S. Lewinsky investigation, Linda R. Tripp finally will tell a grand jury next week about the secretly recorded tapes she made of Lewinsky confiding in her about an alleged affair with President Clinton.

Judge Frees McDougal
A federal judge in Little Rock ordered Susan McDougal – the former Whitewater business partner of President Clinton who has refused to testify about his financial dealings released from prison for medical reasons just four months into a two-year sentence for bank fraud.

From Tuesday, June 24

Clinton Aide Appears at Grand Jury 3rd Time
Prosecutors questioned White House deputy chief of staff John D. Podesta for the third and apparently final time about his involvement in helping Monica S. Lewinsky find a United Nations job in New York last fall.

From Tuesday, June 23

Lewinsky to Turn Over Book Purchase Information
Monica S. Lewinsky has agreed to provide independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr with information about her book purchases, resolving a First Amendment dispute between Starr and the Dupont Circle bookstore Kramerbooks.

From Sunday, June 21

Lewinsky Offers to Tell Starr of Relationship
Monica S. Lewinsky's new legal team, seeking a deal to protect her from prosecution, has offered to have her testify that she had sex with President Clinton, but independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr wants her to plead guilty to some offense as part of any agreement, according to lawyers close to the talks.

Lewinsky Appeared Obsessed, Story Says
U.S. News & World Report magazine reported that it has reviewed some of the secret tape recordings of Monica S. Lewinsky's telephone conversations with a friend in which she reportedly discussed her relationship with President Clinton.

From Saturday, June 20

Starr Disputes Assassination Predictions
Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr argued in a legal brief that predictions of a presidential assassination are overblown and cannot justify a court preventing Secret Service officers from testifying in the Monica S. Lewinsky investigation.

From Friday, June 19

Lawyer: Lewinsky Didn't Tell All
Monica S. Lewinsky's first lawyer said yesterday that she withheld important details -- such as receiving gifts from President Clinton and job help from the president's friend -- when she hired him to draft an affidavit denying a sexual relationship with Clinton.

Editor Retracts a Portion of Starr Report
Steven Brill retracted a part of his article about the reporting of the Monica Lewinsky controversy and Attorney General Janet Reno said she is considering an investigation of Brill's allegations against independent counsel Kenneth Starr.

From Thursday, June 18

Justice Dept. Says Judge Erred in Her Secret Service Ruling
The Justice Department is arguing that a federal judge improperly disregarded testimony about the dangers to future presidents when she ordered Secret Service officers to disclose what they saw and heard while guarding President Clinton.

From Wednesday, June 17

Starr Responds to Brill Report, Again
Independent counsel Kenneth Starr said that he did not know Linda Tripp provided information about Monica Lewinsky to lawyers for Paula Jones until days after they questioned President Clinton about Lewinsky.

From Tuesday, June 16

Starr Defends Discussions With Reporters
Independent counsel Kenneth Starr said an article detailing his contacts with reporters "created a serious misimpression" that he illegally leaked information, but President Clinton's lawyers demanded legal action.

Lewinsky Coverage Critic Says Gift Needed Mention
Steven Brill, publisher of a new magazine on the media, said that he should have disclosed in an article criticizing the coverage of the Monica S. Lewinsky scandal that he made campaign contributions to President Clinton and other Democratic candidates.

Assassination Risk Cited in Ex-Agents' Brief to Block Queries
Former Secret Service agents have asked an appeals court to block independent counsel Kenneth Starr from questioning current officers, warning flatly that it would lead to the death of a president.

From Monday, June 15

This Summer's Interns Brave A White House of Ill Repute
Before January, a White House internship was considered prestigious grunt work – long hours and no pay, but with occasional glimpses of big shots and a chance to make important contacts for future jobs. Now, in the post-Monica era, interns suffer from too much recognition.

From Sunday, June 14

Starr Admits He Talked to Reporters on Background
Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr and his top deputy have often talked to reporters off the record about his investigation of President Clinton's relationship with Monica S. Lewinsky, Starr says in an interview with the new media magazine, Brill's Content.

From Saturday, June 13

Lindsey Comes Under Fire for Grand Jury Contacts
The White House denies that deputy counsel Bruce R. Lindsey acted inappropriately by consulting with Vernon E. Jordan Jr. and two other grand jury witnesses in the Monica S. Lewinsky investigation.


From Friday, June 12

Jones Lawyers Stressed Marketability of Affidavit
New documents show the Paula Jones legal team once considered selling her description of President Clinton's "distinguishing characteristics." And Julie Hiatt Steele testified before Starr's grand jury and filed a lawsuit against a Newsweek reporter.

From Thursday, June 11

Clinton Team Blaming Starr for Probe's Length
Friends of Bill Clinton are on message these days, and the message is that independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr's nearly four-year-old investigation has gone on entirely too long.

From Wednesday, June 10

Lewinsky's New Lawyers Open Talks With Starr
Monica S. Lewinsky's new lawyers opened negotiations with independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr, seeking a deal that would protect her from prosecution if she tells her story.

From Ex-Prosecutor, Context for a Starr Report
Freshman Rep. James E. Rogan (R-Calif.) has been selected to help prepare the GOP for a possible report on potential impeachable offenses from independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr.

Scaife Gave Judicial Watch $550,000
Richard Mellon Scaife, the Pittsburgh billionaire whose foundations have bankrolled an array of anti-Clinton activities, gave one of his largest grants last year to Judicial Watch, the conservative group suing the Clinton administration in 18 separate matters.

From Tuesday, June 9

Foster's Attorney Argues for Secrecy
The lawyer for late White House counsel Vincent W. Foster Jr. argued before the Supreme Court that notes from his conversations with his client should remain private. Several justices appeared reluctant to impinge on the traditional attorney-client privilege.

From Monday, June 8

Foster's Attorney to Argue Before High Court
The lawyer for late White House counsel Vincent W. Foster Jr. will argue before the Supreme Courtthat his conversations with his client should remain private.

Hatch Doubts Starr Will Report Soon
Sen. Orrin Hatch says he expects no report from Starr on the Monica S. Lewinsky matter soon.

From Sunday, June 7

Company Will Pay Clinton's Bills Again
An insurance company has agreed to resume paying President Clinton's legal bills in the Paula Jones case now that all aspects of the lawsuit are to be appealed.

From Saturday, June 6

Political Clock Ticking on Interim Starr Report
If independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr decides to send Congress an interim report on the Monica S. Lewinsky investigation, he has a shrinking window of opportunity.

From Friday, June 5

High Court Turns Down Starr's Plea for Ruling
The Supreme Court rejected independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr's plea to issue a fast-track decision on his battles with the Clinton administration.

From Thursday, June 4

Starr Summons Blumenthal, Lawyer
As Monica S. Lewinsky's new lawyers began laying the groundwork for renewed immunity negotiations with prosecutors, independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr prepared to bring two reluctant witnesses before the grand jury.

Lewinsky Legal Team Brings Credibility
Monica Lewinsky's new Washington lawyers, Jacob A. Stein and Plato Cacheris, have represented more than their share of famous clients in high-stakes trouble.


    Ginsburg: I Didn't Get 'Dumped'
    Lewinsky's former lawyer writes that a person apparently needs a passport to get into Washington, and the city is one where even the natives eat their young.

From Wednesday, June 3

Starr Asks High Court to Force Testimony
Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr asked the Supreme Court to decide on a rare emergency basis whether to compel testimony not only from President Clinton's White House lawyers but also from the Secret Service officers who protect him.

Lewinsky Replaces Ginsburg
Monica S. Lewinsky unceremoniously dumped her flamboyant and controversial lawyer, replacing William H. Ginsburg with a pair of Washington's most seasoned white-collar criminal attorneys.

Hubbell, Wife To Stand Trial In October
Webster L. Hubbell, his wife and two longtime associates are scheduled to stand trial Oct. 5 on allegations they conspired to hide hundreds of thousands of dollars in income Hubbell received as a consultant.

From Tuesday, June 2

Clinton Shifts Strategy to Attorney-Client Issue
President Clinton abandoned his claim of executive privilege, but vowed to keep fighting independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr's attempts to question the president's closest White House confidant by pressing a parallel assertion of attorney-client privilege.

From Monday, June 1

Clinton May Drop Privilege Appeal
President Clinton may drop his court appeal on executive privilege, short-circuiting Kenneth W. Starr's bid to bring the case directly to the Supreme Court, but allowing the independent counsel to summon senior White House aides back to the grand jury.


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