Jones Will Attend Clinton's Deposition
WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Jan. 8) -- The date of President Bill Clinton's deposition in the Paula Jones lawsuit may still be changed, but whenever it takes place Jones will be there, her spokeswoman pledged Wednesday.
"I don't know when or where the deposition will be taken, but whenever it is, Paula will be there," said Susan Carpenter McMillan, a spokeswoman for Jones.
"Paula Corbin Jones will be sitting across that table from William Jefferson Clinton ... and (he) is going to have to look her straight in the eye and either be forced to tell the truth or perjure himself," McMillan continued.
Robert Bennett, Clinton's attorney, said he would not challenge Jones' right to be present as his client testifies. "If Miss Jones wants to be there, she's a party to the case and she can be there," Bennett told ABC's "Good Morning America."
The president is scheduled to be deposed on Jan. 17 at the White House, as The Washington Times reported Wednesday.
But Clinton's team may seek a delay due to the press leak in order to avoid a media spectacle over Jones' arrival at the White House.
"That's a very soft date now that it has been leaked," Bennett said.
U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright, who is presiding over the case, would have to approve any rescheduling request. She had previously banned both parties from commenting on the case.
The case is slated to go to trial May 27.
Jones alleges that in 1991, when Clinton was governor of Arkansas and she was a state employee, Clinton exposed himself and asked for oral sex. She is suing for $525,000.
In her complaint, which was recently modified, Jones alleges that Clinton granted raises and promotions to female employees who submitted to his sexual advances.
Clinton denies Jones' allegations and says he does not recall meeting her.