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 Bowles Testifies Before Grand Jury (04-02-98)

 White House Supports News Media's Request (04-01-98)

 Starr Investigation Costs Just Shy of $30 Million (04-01-98)

 Landow Not A Clinton Confidant (03-27-98)

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 Ken Starr Discusses His Investigation (04-02-98)

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 Lewinsky Father: Executive Privilege Will Prolong Daughter's Suffering (03-23-98)

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 Legal Documents Released In The Jones v. Clinton Case

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 Starr vb. Clinton (03-24-98)



 A Chronology: Key Moments In The Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal

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White House Supports News Media's Request

Clinton's lawyers want open access to executive privilege hearings

By John King/CNN

WASHINGTON (April 1) -- Lawyers for President Bill Clinton are planning to support news media efforts to open federal court hearings into the administration's invocation of executive privilege in the Monica Lewinsky investigation, CNN has learned.

Two sources familiar with the White House legal strategy tell CNN Clinton's lawyers would file a motion on Wednesday.

The White House has still not publicly confirmed that it has invoked executive privilege. But sources tell CNN that White House lawyers are asserting Independent Counsel Ken Starr cannot force top White House aides to testify about their strategy discussions with the president and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.

A brief filed by the White House makes the case a president must have the ability to have candid, confidential conversations with top advisers. It also makes the case that even discussions of a highly personal nature like those involving the president's relationship with Lewinsky, a former White House intern, are "privileged" and considered official business because of the likelihood anything being investigation by the independent counsel would ultimately be the subject of congressional hearings.

The sources say it is unclear whether Judge Norma Holloway Johnson will open the hearings. But one said that by supporting media efforts to open the proceedings, it would be harder for journalists and critics to make the case that the White House has something to hide.

Starr's grand jury is looking into reports that Clinton had a sexual relationship with Lewinsky, a former White House intern, and encouraged her to lie about it under oath. Clinton has denied both accusations.

In Other News

Wednesday April 1, 1998

Judge Tosses Out Jones' Lawsuit
Jones Decision Raises Questions About Starr Probe
Congressional Reaction Split Along Party Lines
Judge: Jones' Case A Legal Strike Out
'Filegate' Depositions Sought From White House Aides
House Approves $218.3 Billion Highway Bill
Proposed West Virginia Highway Under Fire
White House Supports News Media's Request
Clinton's Attorney 'A Street Fighter'
Starr Investigation Costs Just Shy of $30 Million
White House To Announce Grants To Combat Youth Drunken Driving

Most Americans Support Judge's Decision On Jones' Lawsuit

Judge In Jones' Case Known for Sticking to the Law

Mike McCurry Reacts To Judge's Ruling

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