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Archives for January 1998

Judge Wright’s Ruling in the Paula Jones Case

This is the text of the ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright in the Paula Jones case.

The ruling was given in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Ruling by US District Judge Susan Webber Wright.

Before the court is a motion by the United States, through the Office of the Independent Counsel (OIC), for limited intervention and stay of discovery in the case of Jones vs. Clinton. … The Court held a telephone conference on this motion on the morning of Jan. 29, 1998, during which the views of counsel for the plaintiff, counsel for the defendants and the OIC were expressed. Having considered the matter, the court hereby grants in part and denies in part OIC’s motion. [Read more…]


State Of The Union Address 1998 – President Bill Clinton

This is President Bill Clinton’s State of the Union Address, as delivered to a joint session of the Congress.

It was Clinton’s 6th State of the Union Address.

  • Watch Clinton’s Address (77m)

President Bill Clinton’s 1998 State of the Union Address.

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of the 105th Congress, distinguished guests, my fellow Americans:

Since the last time we met in this chamber, America has lost two patriots and fine public servants. Though they sat on opposite sides of the aisle, Representatives Walter Capps and Sonny Bono shared a deep love for this House and an unshakable commitment to improving the lives of all our people. In the past few weeks they’ve both been eulogized. Tonight, I think we should begin by sending a message to their families and their friends that we celebrate their lives and give thanks for their service to our nation. (Applause.) [Read more…]


Vernon Jordan’s Statement on the Lewinsky Matter

This is the text of Vernon Jordan’s statement to the media about Monica Lewinsky.

Jordan said he provided assistance to Lewinsky in finding employment, referring her for interviews at a number of companies.

Jordan said he also recommended a lawyer to Lewinsky.

Vernon Jordan statement on Monica Lewinsky.

May I have your attention. My name is Vernon Jordan. I, first of all, want to thank you for coming, and, secondly, I want to say that I’m going to read a statement. And after I shall have read my statement, I will not take questions. I’m going to leave and go back to work.

I did two things for Ms. Monica Lewinsky. I assisted her in trying to find employment in the private sector in New York City. I referred her for interviews at American Express, and at Revlon where I am privileged to serve as a director. I also referred her to Young & Rubicam, a New York advertising agency. [Read more…]


Gareth Evans On ALP Philosophy

This is the Introduction to Chapter 1 of the ALP’s Draft National Platform by Gareth Evans.

Evans is the ALP’s Deputy Leader. The ALP Platform is under consideration at the party’s National Conference in Hobart.

Introduction to Chapter 1 of the ALP Draft National Platform, by Gareth Evans.

One of the most extraordinary and marvellous things about this Labor Party and movement of ours throughout our long history has been our capacity to renew ourselves.

We started out as essentially a rural-based workingman’s party in the early decades; became a mainstream industrial labour party in the 1930s and 40s and 50s; and became in turn a more self consciously broad-based social democratic party in the 1960s and 70s. [Read more…]


Original Drudge Reports Of Monica Lewinsky Scandal

These are the original Drudge Report items that revealed the identity of Monica Lewinsky and her relationship with President Bill Clinton.

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Drudge

Web Posted: 01/17/98 21:32:02 PST — NEWSWEEK KILLS STORY ON WHITE HOUSE INTERN X X X X X BLOCKBUSTER REPORT: 23-YEAR OLD, FORMER WHITE HOUSE INTERN, SEX RELATIONSHIP WITH PRESIDENT

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Web Posted: 01/17/98 23:32:47 PST — NEWSWEEK KILLS STORY ON WHITE HOUSE INTERN

BLOCKBUSTER REPORT: 23-YEAR OLD, FORMER WHITE HOUSE INTERN, SEX RELATIONSHIP WITH PRESIDENT

**World Exclusive**
**Must Credit the DRUDGE REPORT**

At the last minute, at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening, NEWSWEEK magazine killed a story that was destined to shake official Washington to its foundation: A White House intern carried on a sexual affair with the President of the United States!

The DRUDGE REPORT has learned that reporter Michael Isikoff developed the story of his career, only to have it spiked by top NEWSWEEK suits hours before publication. A young woman, 23, sexually involved with the love of her life, the President of the United States, since she was a 21-year-old intern at the White House. She was a frequent visitor to a small study just off the Oval Office where she claims to have indulged the president’s sexual preference. Reports of the relationship spread in White House quarters and she was moved to a job at the
Pentagon, where she worked until last month.

The young intern wrote long love letters to President Clinton, which she delivered through a delivery service. She was a frequent visitor at the White House after midnight, where she checked in the WAVE logs as visiting a secretary named Betty Curry, 57.

The DRUDGE REPORT has learned that tapes of intimate phone conversations exist.

The relationship between the president and the young woman become strained when the president believed that the young woman was bragging about the affair to others.

NEWSWEEK and Isikoff were planning to name the woman. Word of the story’s impeding release caused blind chaos in media circles; TIME magazine spent Saturday scrambling for its own version of the story, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. The NEW YORK POST on Sunday was set to front the young intern’s affair, but was forced to fall back on the dated ABC NEWS Kathleen Willey break.

The story was set to break just hours after President Clinton testified in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case.

Ironically, several years ago, it was Isikoff that found himself in a shouting match with editors who were refusing to publish even a portion of his meticulously researched investigative report that was to break Paula Jones. Isikoff worked for the WASHINGTON POST at the time, and left shortly after the incident to build them for the paper’s sister magazine, NEWSWEEK.

Michael Isikoff was not available for comment late Saturday. NEWSWEEK was on voice mail.

The White House was busy checking the DRUDGE REPORT for details.

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Web Posted: 01/18/98 22:33:48 PST — FORMER WHITE HOUSE INTERN CALLED; NEW BACKGROUND DETAILS EMERGE

**World Exclusive**
**Must Credit the DRUDGE REPORT**

The DRUDGE REPORT has learned that former White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, 23, has been subpoenaed to give a deposition in the Paula Jones case.

About the young woman, this is known:

WORK EXPERIENCE

*Summer of 1995 Intern, Office of Chief of Staff Leon Panetta, The White House.

*November 1995 Staff assistant, Office of Legislative Affairs, The White House. “Wrote drafts and correspondence for Staff Secretary’s approval and ultimately the President’s signature. Processed and vetted all incoming mail to the President from Congress.”

*April 1996 Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, The Pentagon.

EDUCATION

May 95 Lewis and Clark College. Major: Psychology.

MISC.

Holds current TS-SCI clearance, allowing access to top secret and sensitive information. Proficient in Macintosh for Microsoft Word 6.0, WordPerfect for Windows, and Infosys.

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Web Posted: 01/19/98 14:54:06 PST — FORMER WHITE HOUSE INTERN DENIES SEX WITH PRESIDENT IN SWORN AFFIDAVIT

**World Exclusive**
**Must Credit the DRUDGE REPORT**

Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, 23, has denied having any “sexual relationship with President Clinton” in a sworn affidavit, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. Lewinsky’s sworn written statement was executed last week after she was served with a subpoena in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case.

NBC was busy developing a story Tuesday afternoon on Lewinsky. Through a suspected leak, the network obtained a copy of Lewinsky’s affidavit and was reading portions of it to sources to provoke comment.

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Web Posted: 01/20/98 18:07:47 PST — TONIGHT ON THE DRUDGE REPORT: CONTROVERSY SWIRLS AROUND TAPES OF FORMER WHITE HOUSE INTERN, AS STARR MOVES IN! …

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Web Posted: 01/20/98 19:57:07 PST — CONTROVERSY SWIRLS AROUND TAPES OF FORMER WHITE HOUSE INTERN, AS STARR MOVES IN!

**World Exclusive**
**Must Credit the DRUDGE REPORT**

Federal investigators are now in possession of intimate taped conversations of a former White House intern, age
23, discussing details of her alleged sexual relationship with President Clinton, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

The tapes were made by a federal employee who has been granted immunity. MORE

According to sources in and out of government, Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth Starr became involved in the situation when he received intelligence that senior administration officials may have offered federal jobs to a young woman in an effort to prevent stories from going public — stories involving sexual episodes that allegedly occurred in a room off the Oval Office.

“Starr is not on the bimbo beat,” one source close to the situation told the DRUDGE REPORT late Tuesday. “He’s looking at a potential for obstruction of justice charges.”

A breakfast meeting that took place at The Watergate Hotel has attracted the attention of investigators.

The development has completely consumed high-level Washington, with Starr’s investigators working past midnight in recent days.

Developing…

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Web Posted: 01/20/98 22:09:23 PST — WASH POST SCREAMS INTERN STORY!

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Web Posted: 01/21/98 11:32:53 PST — ~~LEWINSKY NIGHTMARE CONTINUES~~ U.N. AMBASSADOR RICHARDSON OFFERED ME A JOB DURING BREAKFAST MEETING AT WATERGATE HOTEL, SHE SAID; INVESTIGATORS PROBE POSSIBILITY OF CLINTON DNA… MOVING SOON ON THE DRUDGE REPORT X X X X

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Web Posted: 01/21/98 12:56:27 PST — WATERGATE 1998

**WORLD EXCLUSIVE**
**MUST CREDIT THE DRUDGE REPORT**
**CONTAINS GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS**

REPORT: LEWINSKY OFFERED U.N. JOB; INVESTIGATORS: DNA TRAIL MAY EXIST

U.N. AMBASSADOR RICHARDSON OFFERED ME A JOB DURING A BREAKFAST MEETING AT THE WATERGATE HOTEL — WORDS WHITE HOUSE INTERN MONICA LEWINSKY, 24, ALLEGEDLY TOLD PENTAGON WORKER LINDA TRIPP LATE IN DECEMBER 1997.

THE OFFER CAME AS LEWINSKY WAS ASKING TO RETURN TO THE WHITE HOUSE, THE DRUDGE REPORT HAS LEARNED, UNHAPPY IN THE PENTAGON JOB SHE HELD — A JOB THAT SHE STARTED IN APRIL 1996 AFTER BEING RELEASED FROM A WHITE HOUSE POSITION.

“THEY WANTED HER OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE DURING THE ELECTION,” A SOURCE CLOSE TO THE INVESTIGATION TELLS THE DRUDGE REPORT.

AMBASSADOR RICHARDSON WAS NOT AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT.

WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY MIKE MCCURRY OFFERED NOTHING WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE ALLEGED RICHARDSON JOB OFFER DURING WEDNESDAY’S PRESS BRIEFING.

SEPARATELY, THE DRUDGE REPORT HAS LEARNED, INVESTIGATORS HAVE BECOME CONVINCED THAT THERE MAY BE A DNA TRAIL THAT COULD CONFIRM PRESIDENT CLINTON’S SEXUAL INVOLVEMENT WITH LEWINSKY, A RELATIONSHIP THAT WAS CAPTURED IN LEWINSKY’S OWN VOICE ON AUDIO TAPE.

TRIPP HAS SHARED WITH INVESTIGATORS A CONVERSATION WHERE LEWINSKY ALLEGEDLY CONFIDED THAT SHE KEPT A GARMENT WITH CLINTON’S DRIED SEMEN ON IT — A GARMENT SHE SAID SHE WOULD NEVER WASH!


President Clinton’s Deposition in the Paula Jones Case

This is the full text of President Bill Clinton’s deposition in the Paul Jones sexual harassment lauwsuit.

Clinton made the deposition on Saturday, January 17, 1998. It was made public on March 13, 1998 by Jones’s lawyers, as part of their response to the Clinton legal team’s motion to have the case thrown out.

The deposition spans 215 printed pages. Of those, 88 pages are missing from the Jones submission. Gaps are marked below. In some cases, Jones’s attorneys replaced the names of women with the name “Jane Doe.” Jane Doe 1 is longtime Clinton friend Marilyn Jo Jenkins; Jane Doe 2 is longtime friend Beth Coulson; Jane Doe 6 is former intern Monica Lewinsky; and Jane Doe 7 is Shelia Davis Lawrence, widow of M. Larry Lawrence, whose body was exhumed from Arlington National Cemetery last year after it was discovered that he fabricated a World War II service record. [Read more…]


Janet Reno’s Petition Seeking Expansion Of Starr’s Investigation

This is the text of Attorney General Janet Reno’s Jan. 16 court petition seeking expansion of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr’s Investigation

Text of Janet Reno’s petition seeking to expand Kenneth Starr’s investigation.

In accordance with the Independent Counsel Reauthorization Act of 1994, I hereby notify in writing the special division of the court that I have commenced a preliminary investigation … into whether violations of federal criminal law were committed by Monica Lewinsky or any other individual, as described below. [Read more…]


Monica Lewinsky’s Talking Points For Linda Tripp

Monica Lewinsky is said to have given a copy of these notes to Linda Tripp prior to Tripp’s testimony in the Paula Jones case against President Clinton.

JCOC stands for Joint Civilian Orientation Course, a Pentagon program to introduce civilians to the military.

Talking Points prepared by Monica Lewinsky for Linda Tripp.

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Your first few paragraphs should be about yourself — what you do now, what you did at the White House and for how many years you were there as a career person and as a political appointee. [Read more…]


The Howard Government Ministry 1996-98

This is the status of the Howard Government Ministry at the start of 1998, a year that could well be an election year.

Cabinet Ministers in bold

  1. Prime Minister – The Hon. John Winston Howard MP
  2. Minister for Trade and Deputy Prime Minister – The Hon.Timothy Andrew Fischer MP
  3. Treasurer – The Hon. Peter Howard Costello MP
  4. Minister for Primary Industries and Energy – The Hon. John Duncan Anderson MP
  5. Minister for the Environment and Leader of the Government in the Senate – Senator the Hon. Robert Murray Hill
  6. Minister for Communications and the Arts and Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate – Senator the Hon. Richard Kenneth Robert Alston
  7. Minister for Workplace Relations and Small Business, and Leader of the Government in the House of Representatives – The Hon. Peter Keaston Reith MP [since 11-07-97, formerly Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service]
  8. Minister for Social Security and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women – Senator the Hon. Jocelyn Margaret Newman
  9. Minister for Foreign Affairs – The Hon. Alexander John Gosse Downer MP
  10. Minister for Industry, Science and Tourism and Vice President of the Executive Council – The Hon. John Colinton Moore MP
  11. Minister for Defence – The Hon. Ian Murray McLachlan AO, MP
  12. Minister for Transport and Regional Development – The Hon. John Randall Sharp MP [resigned 24-09-97]
  13. Minister for Health and Family Services – The Hon. Michael Richard Lewis Wooldridge MP
  14. Minister for Finance – The Hon. John Joseph Fahey MP
  15. Minister for Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs – Senator the Hon. Amanda Eloise Vanstone
  16. Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs – The Hon. Philip Maxwell Ruddock
  17. Minister for Science and Technology and Deputy Leader of the House – The Hon. Peter John McGauran MP [resigned 26-09-97]
  18. Minister for Schools, Vocational Education and Training, Minister Assisting the Minister for Finance for Privatisation and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service [since 11-07-97] – The Hon. David Alistair Kemp MP
  19. Assistant Treasurer and Manager of Government Business in the Senate – Senator the Hon. Charles Roderick Kemp [formerly Senator the Hon. James Robert Short – resignation announced 13-10-96]
  20. Minister for Resources and Energy – Senator the Hon. Warwick Raymond Parer
  21. Minister for Family Services – The Hon. Judith Eleanor Moylan MP
  22. Minister for Defence Industry, Science and Personnel – The Hon. Bronwyn Kathleen Bishop MP
  23. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice – The Hon. Daryl Robert Williams AM, QC, MP
  24. Minister for Sport, Territories and Local Government – The Hon. Warwick Leslie Smith MP
  25. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs – The Hon. Bruce Craig Scott MP
  26. Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs – Senator the Hon. John Herron
  27. Minister for Administrative Services – The Hon. David Francis Jull MP [resigned 24-09-97]
  28. Minister for Customs and Consumer Affairs – The Hon. Christopher Ellison MP [since 11-07-97]

Parliamentary Secretaries

  1. Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet) to the Prime Minister – The Hon. Christopher Gordon Miles MP
  2. Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister – Senator the Hon. Nick Minchin
  3. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade and the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy – Senator the Hon. David Gordon Cadell Brownhill
  4. Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer – Senator the Hon. Ian Campbell [formerly Senator the Hon. Brian Francis Gibson – resigned 15-10-96]
  5. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Security – Senator the Hon. Grant Tambling [formerly Senator the Hon. Charles Roderick Kemp – to 14-10-96]
  6. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment – Senator the Hon. Ian Macdonald [formerly Senator the Hon. Ian Gordon Campbell]
  7. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs – The Hon. Andrew Peter Thomson MP
  8. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport and Regional Development – Hon. Michael Ronaldson [formerly Senator the Hon. Grant Ernest John Tambling]
  9. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Family Services and the Attorney-General – The Hon. Trish Worth MP [ formerly Senator the Hon. Christopher Ellison (till 11-07-97), formerly Senator the Hon. Robert Leslie Woods (till February 1997)]
  10. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs – The Hon. Anthony John Abbott MP
  11. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Small Business – The Hon. Alan Cadman MP [since 11-07-97]

Departures

  1. Assistant Treasurer – Senator the Hon. Charles Senator the Hon. James Robert Short [resigned 13-10-96]
  2. Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer – Senator the Hon. Brian Francis Gibson [resigned 15-10-96]
  3. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Family Services and the Attorney-General – Senator the Hon. Robert Leslie Woods [resigned February 1997]
  4. Minister for Small Business and Consumer Affairs – The Hon. Geoffrey Daniel Prosser MP [resigned 11-07-97]
  5. Minister for Administrative Services – The Hon. David Francis Jull MP [resigned 24-09-97]
  6. Minister for Transport and Regional Development – The Hon. John Randall Sharp MP [resigned 24-09-97]
  7. Minister for Science and Technology and Deputy Leader of the House – The Hon. Peter John McGauran MP [resigned 26-09-97]

Monica Lewinsky’s Affidavit in the Paula Jones Case

Monica S. Lewinsky signed this affidavit on Jan. 7. The statement was made public by Jones’ lawyers Friday, March 13, 1998, as part of their arguments opposing a motion for summary judgment filed by President Clinton’s lawyers.

In the affidavit released by Jones’ attorneys, Lewinsky is referred to as “Jane Doe” but her signature is on the last page of the document. [Read more…]