Jones' Lawyers Allege Cover-up of Willey Papers
Motion Also Cites Alleged Sexual Assault Accusation
WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, March 29) -- Lawyers for Paula Jones
are accusing President Bill Clinton and his legal team of
failing to produce subpoenaed documents, and they are asking
for sanctions against the president and his attorneys.
Jones' attorneys charged in newly filed court papers that
that the Clinton legal team did not produce the entire set of
letters, notes and telephone messages between Kathleen Willey
and the president. Jones' lawyers asked for the documents
three months ago, before Willey's deposition.
In their motion, Jones' attorneys contended that the White
House had denied any such documents existed, including
records about Willey's employment, appointments, duties,
conferences, logs and telephone records. Willey was a
volunteer worker at the White House.
Jones' motion also mentions an alleged accusation of sexual
assault against Clinton. White House counsel spokesman Jim
Kennedy told CNN that charge is "outrageous and false."
Kennedy said the alleged victim has provided Paula Jones'
attorneys with a sworn deposition stating the incident never
When reached by phone Sunday, the alleged victim told CNN,
"No comment. I'm not going to verify, not going to deny.
Just no comment."
The allegation -- that then-Arkansas State Attorney General
Bill Clinton sexually assaulted a woman in a hotel during a
convention 20 years ago, -- is based solely on a 1992 letter
containing a second-hand account of the alleged incident.
Phillip David Yoakum, who describes himself as a friend of
the woman, sent the unsigned letter to the women discussing
the alleged incident. That letter was part of Jones' filing
The White House released some of the letters immediately
after Willey's interview on CBS' "60 Minutes," in which she
alleged the president made a crude sexual advance toward her.
Some of the letters, signed "Fondly, Kathleen," were cited as
evidence that the two remained on good terms even after
Clinton allegedly fondled her just outside the Oval Office in
Jones' lawyers said their court filing offers "new evidence
of witness tampering and cover-up by defendant Clinton."
Jones is suing Clinton over alleged sexual harassment while
he was governor of Arkansas.
The complaint was filed Friday before federal Judge Susan
Webber Wright in Little Rock, Arkansas. The news media was
notified via a news release issued Saturday by the Dallas law
firm representing Jones, Rader, Campbell, Fisher & Pike.