Lewinsky's attorney lashes out at Starr
WASHINGTON (Reuters, Jan. 23) -- Monica Lewinsky's attorney criticized
independent counsel Kenneth Starr's investigation of his
client on Friday, saying Starr "squeezed" Lewinsky to get
information about her alleged sexual affair with President
Clinton by threatening to involve her parents.
"I don't like the way the investigation has been conducted,"
William Ginsburg told ABC's "Good Morning America."
"Repeatedly during discussions with the office of the
prosecutor we have been squeezed. They've even made threats
to involve her parents who, as far as I know, know nothing
about the situation," Ginsburg said.
Ginsburg's criticism of Starr comes a day after Starr
defended controversial techniques used in the case, reported
to have included hidden devices to record a conversation
Lewinsky had with Linda Tripp, a former colleague in whom she
Starr told reporters Thursday: "We are going about our work,
our activity, in a very prompt manner and a professional
manner. We're moving as promptly as we can."
Ginsburg, however, complained about Starr's methods of
"Right off the bat we talk about stings and wires and traps,"
Ginsburg said. "I'm not happy with that at all, especially
when you're dealing with a 24-year old girl. It's not nice."
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