Independent Counsel Robert Ray’s Final Report

This is the Final Report of the investigation of Independent Counsel, Robert W. Ray, into Monica Lewinsky and others in relation to the Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan Association.

The report was filed on May 18, 2001 and released on March 6, 2002, two years after President Clinton left office.

Robert Ray, 39, succeeded Kenneth Starr as Independent Counsel on October 19, 1999. He inherited Starr’s investigation and had to write the final report.

Ray previously worked for Independent Counsel Donald Smaltz on the prosecution of Clinton’s former Agriculture Secretary, Mike Espy. Ray’s appointment was criticised by Clinton’s spokesman, Joe Lockhart, as a “dubious proposition”. [Read more…]


Correspondence and Agreed Order in the Settlement of Clinton’s Case

This is the text of correspondence exchanged yesterday in which President Clinton reached a settlement with the independent counsel, Robert Ray.

These are the letters exchanged between David E. Kendall, a lawyer for President Clinton, and Robert W. Ray, the independent counsel, in which they agreed to a settlement. Also included is the order that the Circuit Court of Pulaski County, Ark., issued yesterday, suspending for five years the president’s right to practice law in Arkansas. [Read more…]


Clinton’s Law Licence Suspended For Five Years

As Bill Clinton prepares to leave the White House after eight years as President, his licence to practice law has been suspended for five years.

Text of statement released by President Bill Clinton.

Today, I signed a consent order in the lawsuit brought by the Arkansas Committee on Professional Conduct which brings to an end that proceeding.

I have accepted a five-year suspension of my law license, agreed to pay a $25,000 fine to cover counsel fees and acknowledged a violation of one of the Arkansas model rules of professional conduct because of testimony in my Paula Jones case deposition. The disbarment suit will now be dismissed. [Read more…]


Clinton Impeachment Trial: Monica Lewinsky’s Deposition (Extended)

These are extended excerpts of Monica Lewinsky’s deposition, released by Congress.

Monica Lewinsky deposition by the House Managers – extended version.

SENATOR DeWINE: If not, I will now swear the witness.

Ms. Lewinsky, will you raise your right hand, please?

Whereupon, MONICA S. LEWINSKY was called as a witness and, after having been first duly sworn by Senator DeWine, was examined and testified as follows:

SENATOR DeWINE: The House Managers may now begin your questioning. [Read more…]


Clinton Impeachment Trial: Monica Lewinsky’s Deposition

This is Monica Lewinsky’s deposition in the Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.

Lewinsky was deposed by the House Managers.

The video was shown to the Senate impeachment trial.

Monica Lewinsky’s Deposition.

In the Senate of the United States Sitting for the Trial of the Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States

EXCERPTS OF VIDEO DEPOSITION OF MONICA S. LEWINSKY

(MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1999, WASHINGTON, D.C.)

SENATOR DeWINE: If not, I will now swear the witness.

Ms. Lewinsky, will you raise your right hand, please?

Whereupon, MONICA S. LEWINSKY was called as a witness and, after having been first duly sworn by Senator DeWine, was examined and testified as follows: [Read more…]


U.S. Senate Votes To Continue Clinton Impeachment Trial, Call Witnesses

In a largely partisan vote, the United States Senate has voted not to dismiss the charges in the Impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.

LottBy 56 votes to 44, with only one Democrat, Wisconsin’s Senator Russell Feingold, voting with the Republicans, the Senate opted to continue the trial and to subpoena witnesses.

Agreement has not yet been reached, but it is expected that the Republicans will depose three witnesses: Monica Lewinsky, Vernon Jordan and Sidney Blumenthal.

The depositions of the three witnesses would begin as early as Thursday and would be videotaped. Each deposition would last six hours, equally divided between the White House and House prosecutors with two senators sitting in as mediators. [Read more…]


Saturday Night Spectacle: Fight Over Lewinsky

The attempts by House Managers to interview Monica Lewinsky caused uproar in the Capitol on Saturday, January 23, 1999.

US District Judge Norma Holloway Johnson ordered Lewinsky to appear before the House managers or lose her immunity from prosecution.

Iowa Senator Tom Harkin unsuccessfully attempted to delay the adjournment of the Senate trial. Harkin also requested Chief Justice Rehnquist to overturn Holloway’s ruling. [Read more…]