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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…]

Statement From Special Prosecutor Robert Ray On President Clinton

This is the text of a statement by Special Prosecutor Robert Ray.

The statement, on President Clinton’s last full day in office, acknowledges that Clinton has admitted giving evasive and misleading answers to questions in the Paula Jones deposition and has agreed to a five-year suspension of his law licence.

“The nation’s interests have been served and, therefore, I decline prosecution,” says Ray.

Text of statement by Robert Ray, the Special Prosecutor, made on President Clinton’s last full day in office.

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Fifteen months ago, I promised the American people that I would complete this investigation promptly and responsibly. Today I fulfill that promise. [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…]

The Paula Jones-Bill Clinton Settlement

The following is the “stipulation of settlement and release” in the case of Paula Corbin Jones v. William Jefferson Clinton and Danny Ferguson.

It was signed on Friday 13 November 1998 by lawyers for the parties – Robert S. Bennett, representing Clinton; William N. McMillan and Donovan Campbell, representing Jones, and Bill W. Bristow, representing Ferguson. [Read more…]

Judge Susan Webber Wright Throws Out Paula Jones Law Suit

Judge Susan Webber Wright has dismissed the lawsuit by Paula Corbin Jones against President Bill Clinton.

The full text of the order issued by Judge Wright is shown below.

Text of order issued by Judge Susan Webber Wright.

WrightThe plaintiff in this lawsuit, Paula Corbin Jones, seeks civil damages from William Jefferson Clinton, president of the United States, and Danny Ferguson, a former Arkansas state police officer, for alleged actions beginning with an incident in a hotel suite in Little Rock, Arkansas.

This case was previously before the Supreme Court of the United States to resolve the issue of presidential immunity but was remanded to this court following the Supreme Court’s determination that there is no constitutional impediment to allowing plaintiff’s case to proceed while the president is in office…. [Read more…]

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…]

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…]

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…]