Lewinsky Attorney Says His 'Media Blitz' Over
Lewinsky, left, with attorney Ginsburg after talks with her lawyers on Thursday
WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Feb. 1) -- The attorney for former
White House intern Monica Lewinsky made the rounds of five
television talk shows on Sunday but said this would be the
last time for the foreseeable future.
"This is the end of my media blitz," Bill Ginsburg said upon
arriving for a CNN interview. "This is it, folks," he told
"Fox News Sunday." "This thing has gotten out of hand. It's
Ginsburg told CNN he still hopes for immunity for his client.
"Immunity would be very good," Ginsburg told CNN's "Late
Edition," "because then she could tell her story in a
cathartic way completely and without any fear or anxiety that
she was going to be jailed or charged or put into jeopardy."
Ginsburg said he is not in "intense negotiations" with
independent counsel Ken Starr's office, which is investigating allegations that President Clinton had a sexual relationship with Lewinsky and then urged her to lie about it. Clinton has strongly denied both allegations.
"I'm waiting for them to call and make me an offer, if indeed
they ever make one," Ginsburg said.
Ginsburg said he will travel with Lewinsky this week to Los
Angeles, where Lewinsky will visit with her father.
On CBS' "Face The Nation," Ginsburg said his client would be
willing to submit to a polygraph test if she's granted
"If she is given full immunity ... in order to verify that
she's telling the truth, which I'm sure she is, I would be
happy to submit her to a polygraph examination," he said.
"Lie detector's not a good word because they can't detect
On NBC's "Meet the Press," Ginsburg also said he hoped the
media coverage surrounding the allegations would subside.
"It will go away, it'll pass. The president will remain in
office. He'll do a good job. We'll all hopefully have a sound
economy, keep our jobs, and I think everybody's going to be
fine," Ginsburg said.
But Ginsburg admitted on "Fox News Sunday" that he doesn't
know all the details behind the allegations.
"No, I don't know the whole truth," Ginsburg said.