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McDougal and Steele
Susan McDougal, left, and Julie Hiatt Steele, right, both contend that they were prosecuted by the independent counsel's office because they would not lie. (AP)
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Washington Post stories on President Clinton's impeachment and independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr's ongoing investigation of the first family and their associates are archived here. To find stories published before January 1998, when Starr began his probe of the accusations involving Monica S. Lewinsky, see the "key story" pages in the Whitewater and Jones v. Clinton special reports.


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From Wednesday, May 26

Starr Declines to Retry McDougal, Steele
Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr announced that he will not seek retrials of Susan McDougal and Julie Hiatt Steele, two women he accused of hindering his investigations of the president.


From Sunday, May 23

Steele Jury Foreman Urges New Trial
The deadlocked jury in the Julie Hiatt Steele case voted 9 to 3 to convict her, and special prosecutor Kenneth W. Starr should "seriously consider" retrying the case, the jury foreman said in an interview.

From Saturday, May 22

Restoration of Charge Against Hubbell Urged
Urging the reinstatement of a criminal charge against Webster L. Hubbell, independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr's office argued in federal appeals court that the indictment details dozens of alleged lies by the presidential friend.

Clinton Team Proposes $33,737 Reimbursement
President Clinton should pay no more than $33,737 in legal reimbursements for being found in contempt of court in Paula Jones's sexual harassment case, his attorneys told a federal court.

From Thursday, May 13

Willey Passed Polygraph on Clinton
Former White House volunteer Kathleen Willey passed a polygraph examination in September 1998 in which she said President Clinton had touched her breasts and placed her hand on his groin, according to documents unsealed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria.

From Monday, May 10

America's 'Saturday Night' Date With Monica
Monica Lewinsky had what might be called her TV comedy debut as a guest star on NBC's venerable and impudent "Saturday Night Live."

From Sunday, May 9

Starr's Five-Year Probe Appears to Be Winding Down
After being rejected by two juries in the past month, independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr seems to have few other avenues to follow.

From Saturday, May 8

Jury Deadlocks on Steele Charges
A U.S. District judge declared a mistrial in the case of Julie Hiatt Steele after jurors declared that they were "hopelessly deadlocked."

From Friday, May 7

Steele Defense Rests, Denouncing Starr
Lawyers for Julie Hiatt Steele, the only person indicted in the White House sex scandal, rested their case without calling Steele or any other witnesses and asked the jury to instead judge the actions of Kenneth W. Starr.

The Case of the Steele Magnolia
The public has been unable to make any sense of the bizarre White House sex scandal. Which is not surprising, considering the amount of conflicting, baffling and downright strange testimony presented.


From Thursday, May 6

Willey Depicts Steele as Opportunist
Former White House volunteer Kathleen E. Willey testified that she and her friend Julie Hiatt Steele talked "many, many times" about Willey's claims that she was fondled by President Clinton and said Steele encouraged her to sell her story to a tabloid.


From Wednesday, May 5

Clinton Was 'All Over Me,' Willey Testifies
Kathleen E. Willey, the woman who accused President Clinton of groping her in the White House in 1993, gave her first testimony in open court, telling a federal jury that Clinton cornered her in a private study, where he fondled and kissed her against her will.


From Tuesday, May 4

Ex-Boyfriend Is Part of Case Against Steele
Prosecutors told a federal court jury that Julie Hiatt Steele confided to a boyfriend in 1997 that she had known for years about Kathleen Willey's claim of being fondled by President Clinton in the Oval Office.


From Monday, May 3

Money, Family Name Shaped Scaife
Those who know Richard Mellon Scaife, the conservative Pittsburgh billionaire whose philanthropic activities helped reshape American politics, say his anxieties over money have disrupted his relations with other people, including his family.

Julie Hiatt Steele Faces Federal Trial
Julie Hiatt Steele -- a minor figure in the Monica S. Lewinsky scandal --faces a federal trial in Virginia, accused of obstruction of justice and making false statements. The stakes are high for independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr, who continues to face criticism that his investigation was more about zealotry than justice.


From Sunday, May 2

Scaife: Funding Father of the Right
Richard Mellon Scaife, the Pittsburgh billionaire who has financed numerous anti-Clinton activities, helped fund the creation of the modern conservative movement in America.


From Thursday, April 29

Judge Denies Starr's Request to Interview Jurors
A federal judge ruled that Whitewater prosecutors cannot interview jurors who refused to convict Susan McDougal.


From Saturday, April 24

Lewinsky Cancels Interviews
Monica Lewinsky is through talking. The most famous White House intern that ever was became so distraught by the questions Matt Lauer asked her on NBC's "Today" show that she canceled a series of national radio interviews.


From Thursday, April 15

Starr Blames His Accusers
Portraying himself as the victim of "completely bogus allegations," the independent counsel accused the White House of unleashing "constant attacks" against his investigation of the Monica S. Lewinsky scandal.


From Wednesday, April 14

Clinton May Not Fight Contempt Ruling
President Clinton does not plan to challenge a federal judge's order finding him in contempt of court for giving false testimony about his relationship with Monica S. Lewinsky, according to sources familiar with the advice he has received from his attorneys.

Starr to Oppose Counsel Statute
The independent counsel opposes renewing the law that gave him the authority to investigate President Clinton and is expected to to tell a congressional committee that the independent counsel process is "constitutionally dubious."

Hubbell Loses Round to Starr


From Tuesday, April 13

Judge Finds Clinton in Contempt of Court
A federal judge held President Clinton in contempt of court for giving "intentionally false" testimony about his relationship with Monica S. Lewinsky in the Paula Jones lawsuit.

Jury Acquits McDougal of Obstruction
A jubilant Susan McDougal prevailed for the first time after years of legal battles with independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr as jurors acquitted her of obstructing justice in the Whitewater investigation and deadlocked on the two other charges.

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Excerpts From Judge Wright's Order

From Monday, April 12

New Book Spins White House Spin Machine
Critics have long complained that the Clinton White House deals with scandal by parsing the truth, holding back critical information and engaging in selective leaking. Turns out they were right, according to a new book by former White House spinmeister Lanny Davis.

From Saturday, April 10

Law Book Halts McDougal Jury
Jurors were dismissed for the weekend after officials learned that one of the panel members had improperly brought a law book into the jury deliberation room.

From Friday, April 9

Jurors Inquire About McDougal Motive
Jurors deliberating Susan McDougal's fate asked whether they can consider an "innocent reason" for her refusal to testify in the Whitewater investigation of President Clinton.

From Thursday, April 8

McDougal Trial Closes With Verbal Sparring
Susan McDougal's latest court battle with lawyers for independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr neared a climax as prosecutors insisted McDougal must "pay the consequences" for refusing to answer grand jury questions.

Starr to Testify on Independent Counsel Law

From Tuesday, April 6

Testimony Comes to End in McDougal Trial
The final witness in Susan McDougal's trial – former prosecutor Ray Jahn – testified that Kenneth W. Starr's office wanted only the "total and complete truth" and never pressed McDougal to provide testimony falsely implicating President Clinton in wrongdoing.

From Saturday, April 3

Steele Testifies Against Starr for McDougal
Julie Hiatt Steele testified that prosecutors for independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr pressured her to support allegations that President Clinton made unwanted sexual advances toward Kathleen E. Willey, and then indicted her when she refused to provide the account they wanted.

From Thursday, April 1

Cost of Special Probes Detailed
Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr spent $6.2 million during the six months last year when he was deposing former White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky and concluding his impeachment case against President Clinton, according to the General Accounting Office.


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