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White House Response To Starr Report

This is the White House’s response to the Starr Report.

The response was issued by the President’s lawyer, David Kendall.

It follows a preliminary rebuttal issued on September 11: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

White House Response to the Starr Report.

INITIAL RESPONSE TO REFERRAL OF OFFICE OF INDEPENDENT COUNSEL

David E. Kendall
Nicole K. Seligman
Emmet T. Flood
Max Stier
Glen Donath

Alicia L. Marti
WILLIAMS & CONNOLLY
725 12th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20005

Charles F.C. Ruff
Cheryl Mills
Lanny A. Breuer
OFFICE OF THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL
The White House
Washington, DC 20005

September 12, 1998

On May 31, 1998, the spokesman for Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr declared that the Office’s Monica Lewinsky investigation “is not about sex. This case is about perjury, subornation of perjury, witness tampering, obstruction of justice. That is what this case is about.” 1

Now that the 450-page Referral to the United States House of Representatives Pursuant to Title 28, United States Code =A7 595(c) (the ‘Referral’) is public, it is plain that ‘sex’ is precisely what this four-and-a-half year investigation has boiled down to. The Referral is so loaded with irrelevant and unnecessary graphic and salacious allegations that only one conclusion is possible: its principal purpose is to damage the President. [Read more…]


Clinton’s Response To The Starr Report – 3/3

This is the third of three sections of President Bill Clinton’s response to the Starr Report.

The response was issued by the President’s lawyer, David Kendall.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

President Clinton’s response to the Starr Report.

1. Bronston and Literal Truth.

In United States v. Bronston, 409 U.S. 352 (1973), the leading case on the law of perjury, the United States Supreme Court addressed whether a witness may be convicted of perjury for an answer, under oath, that is literally true but not responsive to the question asked and arguably misleading by negative implication. Id. at 352. The Court directly answered the question no. It made absolutely clear that a literally truthful answer cannot constitute perjury, no matter how much the witness intended by his answer to mislead. [Read more…]


Clinton’s Response To The Starr Report – 2/3

This is the second of three sections of President Bill Clinton’s response to the Starr Report.

The response was issued by the President’s lawyer, David Kendall.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

President Clinton’s response to the Starr Report.

PRELIMINARY MEMORANDUM CONCERNING REFERRAL OF OFFICE OF INDEPENDENT COUNSEL

This document is intended to be a preliminary response to the Referral submitted by the Office of Independent Counsel to The Congress. Because we were denied the opportunity to review the content, nature or specifics of the allegations made against the President by the Office of Independent Counsel (OIC), we do not pretend to offer a point-by-point refutation of those allegations, or a comprehensive defense of the President. [Read more…]


Clinton’s Response To The Starr Report – 1/3

This is the first of three sections of President Bill Clinton’s response to the Starr Report.

The response was issued by the President’s lawyer, David Kendall.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

PRELIMINARY MEMORANDUM
CONCERNING REFERRAL OF OFFICE OF INDEPENDENT COUNSEL

David E. Kendall
Charles F.C. Ruff
Nicole K. Seligman
Cheryl Mills
Emmet T. Flood
Lanny A. Breuer
Max Stier
Glen Donath
Alicia L. Marti

OFFICE OF THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL
The White House, Washington, DC 20005

WILLIAMS & CONNOLLY
725 12th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
September 11, 1998

Clinton’s response to the Starr Report

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary of Key Points of the President’s Case in Anticipation of the Starr Report

The President has acknowledged a serious mistake an inappropriate relationship with Monica Lewinsky. He has taken responsibility for his actions, and he has apologized to the country, to his friends, leaders of his party, the cabinet and most importantly, his family. [Read more…]


The Independent Counsel Report (Starr Report)

This is the full report of Kenneth Starr, the Independent Counsel.

The embedded PDF has been produced from version published by the Washington Post.

Links from the index that follows the PDF will open in a popup window. [Read more…]