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