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Investigating the President

 Lewinsky Meets With Independent Counsel's Office (07-27-98)

 Starr Subpoenas Clinton To Appear Before Grand Jury (07-25-98)

 Lead Secret Service Agent Testifies (07-23-98)

 Starr Appeals Judge's Sanctions Over Leaks (07-21-98)

 Secret Service Agents Give Grand Jury Testimony (07-17-98)

 Justice Appeals Secret Service Dispute To Supreme Court (07-16-98)

 Starr, Justice Face Off Over New Secret Service Subpoenas (07-15-98)

 Secret Service Must Testify, Appeals Court Rules (07-07-98)

 Day Two Of Tripp Grand Jury Testimony (07-02-98)

 More Stories


 Text Of Chief Justice Rehnquist's Order Denying Secret Service Stay (7-17-98)

 Documents From Secret Service Privilege Case (05-20-98)


 Tripp: No Stranger To Controversy

 Who Are Plato Cacheris And Jacob Stein?

 A Chronology: Key Moments In The Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal

 Cast of Characters In The Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal



Clinton Lawyer Files Contempt Motion Against Starr

By Wolf Blitzer/CNN

WASHINGTON (May 6) -- President Bill Clinton's private attorney filed a sealed motion Wednesday with federal judge Norma Holloway Johnson asking that Independent Counsel Ken Starr be held in contempt of court for leaking secret grand jury information to the news media. Judge Johnson is overseeing the grand jury investigating the Monica Lewinsky affair, as well as other aspects of Starr's investigation of Clinton.

The lawyer, David Kendall, said the White House, as well as top aides Bruce Lindsey and Sidney Blumenthal, have joined the motion.

Kendall is accusing Starr's office of leaking word Tuesday about the judge's decision to reject the president's assertion of executive privilege. That would have allowed Lindsey and Blumenthal not to answer some of Starr's grand jury questions.

Kendall cited a report Tuesday by Fox News which twice attributed the information to the Office of the Independent Counsel.

"It is disappointing that your commitment to your secrecy obligations under Rule 6(e) ... is only verbal," Kendall wrote.

Kendall also attacked Starr for failing to honor his earlier promise to end leaks from his office.

"I regret the need to file another show-cause motion," Kendall writes, "but the contempt process is apparently the only way to force your office to meet its legal obligations."

In Other News

Wednesday, May 6, 1998

House Rejects Ban On Affirmative Action In Admissions
Burton Apologizes In Hubbell Tapes Furor
Clinton Lawyer Files Contempt Motion Against Starr
Clinton Denies Imposing Deadline In Mideast Peace Talks
McDougal Attorney Asks Judge To Let Her Out Of Prison
Privilege Dispute Could Reach High Court Quickly
Currie Returns For More Grand Jury Testimony
Key Senate Primaries Held In Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina

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