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Crisis In The White House

Sat., Feb. 7, 1998

Friday’s developments in the controversy involving President Clinton and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky:

Questioned about the matter during a news conference, Clinton criticized leaks about the investigation and said he wouldn’t consider resigning. “Never,” he declared.

Clinton’s personal attorney, David Kendall, sent prosecutor Kenneth Starr a 15-page letter complaining of “intolerable” leaks. He said he planned to go to court as soon as Monday to seek “judicial relief.”

Starr called the accusation that the leaks came from his office “reckless,” but added that, if they did, he will fire and criminally prosecute any staffers responsible for them. “If there was an act of unprofessional activity, we’ll find out,” he said.

Lewinsky’s attorney, William Ginsburg, said he would try to force Starr to abide by the terms of a signed immunity offer.

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