Clinton, Lawyers To Meet Today On Jones Suit
They will prepare for Saturday's deposition
WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Jan. 16) -- President Bill Clinton is expected to spend some time with his lawyers today, preparing for the deposition he will give Saturday in Paula Jones' lawsuit against him.
White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry said the president already has spent time with attorney Bob Bennett to review for the weekend deposition. The White House also announced that Hillary Rodham Clinton will not attend the president's deposition.
Jones, who claims that when Clinton was governor he sexually harassed her in a Little Rock, Ark., hotel room, does plan to attend the deposition.
But Bennett has said he does not think that will distract Clinton.
"The president has stared down foreign leaders who are threatening the world," Bennett told CNN's Larry King in a Jan. 9 interview. "I don't think he's going to be too upset being in a room with Paula Jones."
Clinton will be under oath when he gives his version of what happened in May 1991, when Jones claims he exposed himself and asked her for oral sex.
In court papers, Clinton has "adamantly" denied the incident ever happened. The president's lawyers have rejected Jones' demand for an apology, insisting he will not apologize for something he didn't do.
The trial is set to begin May 27.
CNN's Carol Cratty and Bob Franken contributed to this report.