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From: Bob Franken/CNN
In: Washington
Posted 6/20/97

Subject: Paula Jones' Lawyers Send Questions To Clinton

Paula Jones

CNN has obtained a copy of the so-called "interrogatories" sent by attorneys for Paula Jones to President Bill Clinton's lawyer, and filed in the Arkansas federal court where Jones' lawsuit will be heard.

In a letter to Clinton lawyer Robert Bennett, attorneys Joseph Cammarata and Gilbert Davis say they sent them " advance ... so as to provide the president with additional time to review them and review his responses."

Jones, who has filed a lawsuit against the president, says Clinton propositioned her in a Little Rock hotel room in 1991. The president has denied any wrongdoing.

Here, in full, are the questions:

1. Were you alone with Plaintiff [Jones] in a room at the Exelsior Hotel in Arkansas on May 8, 1991? If so:

a. Describe all events taking place in that room and

b) Identify all conversations on May 8, 1991, concerning Plaintiff.

2) Identify any person to whom you issued or gave any directive, request or suggestion to bring, direct, or escort Plaintiff to any room or place at the Excelsior Hotel. Describe any such directive, request or suggestion and state whether such directive, request or suggestion was followed.

3) State whether there has ever been any physical contact between you and Plaintiff, and if so, describe it, state how and by whose agency it occurred and provide the date or dates on which it occurred.

4) State whether you have ever requested that Plaintiff engage in or perform any sexual act(s) with you or on you and if so,

a) describe the nature of each requested act or acts;

b) the date(s) of such request;

c) whether Plaintiff consented to engage in or perform any sexual act with or on you and whether she actually did so.

5) Identify any communication you have had concerning Plaintiff, her actions, her appearance, her job performance, or any member of her family, with any person, including, but not limited to:

a) David Harrington, or any other employee of the Arkansas Industrial Commission.

b) any member of former member of the Arkansas State Police, including any conversations concerning any Troopers' recollection of any facts alleged in the Complaint in this case.

6) Identify any communication concerning employment, compensation or remuneration that you have had with or about any Trooper identified in your response to Interrogatory 5b).

Jones' lawyers would not comment. Clinton's attorney was out of town and could not be reached for comment.

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