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Jones' Attorneys Subponea Arkansas State Records
Lawyers looking for evidence of Clinton's sexual history; Jones' supporters seek donations through the Web
WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Aug. 13) -- Continuing their investigation into the sexual history of President Bill Clinton, lawyers for Paula Jones have issued subpoenas for Arkansas state records in hopes of finding evidence of Clinton's alleged liasons while he was Arkansas governor. But they will have wait to hear what a former White House employee subpoenaed by Jones' attorneys has to say, as her deposition has been postponed.
The offices of the Arkansas Governor, State Police and Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) were all served with subpoenas on July 29 relating to Jones' sexual harassment lawsuit against the president, according to spokesmen from the three departments.
The subpoenas to the state police and the economic development commission target internal files, personnel and payroll records, receipts, policy manuals, correspondence and other records of communications. Jones was an employee at AEDC (then known as the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission) at the time of the alleged encounter with Clinton.
Current Gov. Mike Huckabee's office declined to release the subponea it received. Huckabee spokesman Rex Nelson would say only that it contained a "whole list of specific requests for documents."
"It appears to be a shotgun approach to try to get information regarding then-Governor Clinton. But that is not any information that's in this office," Nelson said.
Joseph Cammarata, an attorney for Jones, denied that his team was simply fishing for evidence. "We intend to find particular information ... that may lead to evidence that we could use at trial," he said.
Jones has accused then-Gov. Clinton of propositioning her in an Arkansas hotel room in 1991. She is seeking $700,000 in damages. Clinton has adamantly denied the allegations.
The subponea received by the Arkansas state police target the personnel records of five troopers who served on Clinton's security detail and have since been linked to allegations of Clinton's sexual liaisons. It also asks for lists of all people ever assigned to the governor's detail and the specific members who served on May 8, 1991, the date of the alleged encounter between Jones and Clinton.
Any documented references to Jones or "any woman who alleged William Jefferson Clinton engaged in any sexual or personal inappropriate conduct" -- including Gennifer Flowers, who claims to have had a 12-year affair with Clinton -- are also requested.
"They've asked for a lot of things that simply do not exist," Sgt. Darrell Stayton, the state police's in-house attorney, told The Associated Press. "On those records we have, we're digging through them. We'll just have to see what's there."
AEDC's subpoena seeks Jones' employment file and documentation of pay raises, promotions and job assignments for all agency employees between May 1991 and March 1993. Information on two women who say Jones them about the alleged incident are also sought.
Kathleen Willey's deposition
The scheduled Thursday deposition of Kathleen Willey, a former employee of the White House social secretary's office and the White House counsel's office, has been postponed by her lawyers.
Willey was supoenaed by Jones' lawyers, who want to question her about allegations the president made sexual overtures to her in 1993. Cammarata said that the postponement is "just deferring the day of reckoning."
Daniel Gecker, Willey's attorney, wants a judge to rule on the subpoena. His client has said that she has no knowledge that would be relevant to Jones' case, and that she has always had a good relationship with the president.
Jones' Supporters take to the Web
Meanwhile, supporters for Jones have unveiled an Internet site which they hope will encourage donations for her legal expenses.
According to Susan Carpenter McMillan, an advocate for Jones, the Web site will be used to educate the American public on the facts in the case of Jones v. Clinton.
The site provides what it claims are the results of Jones' lie detector test, updates on the case and media reports. Visitors can also view legal documents, including memos that outline the previous alleged negotiations between Jones and the president.
According to McMillan, the site has already received 100,000 hits and 1,300 of them have come from inside the White House. She claims there were 175 hits from James Carville's organization and 56 from the Treasury Department.
The Web site is at http://www.jones-clinton.com.
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