Investigating the President

 Bowles Testifies Before Grand Jury (04-02-98)

 White House Supports News Media's Request (04-01-98)

 Starr Investigation Costs Just Shy of $30 Million (04-01-98)

 Landow Not A Clinton Confidant (03-27-98)

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 Ken Starr Discusses His Investigation (04-02-98)

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 Lewinsky Father: Executive Privilege Will Prolong Daughter's Suffering (03-23-98)

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 Legal Documents Released In The Jones v. Clinton Case

 The Willey-Clinton Letters

 The Julie Steele Affidavit

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 CNN Special: What Do We Know? (03-13-98)


Voter's Voice

 Starr vb. Clinton (03-24-98)



 A Chronology: Key Moments In The Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal

 Cast of Characters In The Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal


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Is Lewinsky a Legal 'Target?'

Lewinsky and Ginsburg
Lewinsky and Ginsburg   

WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Feb. 28) -- Conflicting accounts have surfaced over a matter of enormous legal significance in the investigation involving Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern.

Lewinsky's lawyer, Bill Ginsburg, said independent counsel Ken Starr formally has notified Lewinsky that she is a target of his grand jury investigation. Ginsburg said "the target letter" was received five weeks ago.

But a source familiar with the deliberations told CNN that Ginsburg -- a malpractice lawyer, not a criminal attorney -- may be using the term "target" loosely - and that no target letter was sent to Lewinsky.

The conflicting accounts surfaced Friday. This dispute is critical, because of the legal significance of the term.

A former Justice Department official told CNN: "The purpose of a target letter is to put someone on notice that the grand jury may indeed indict them."

The federal grand jury is looking into reports that President Bill Clinton had a sexual relationship with Lewinsky and encouraged her to lie about it under oath. Clinton has denied both accusations.

In other news Saturday, lawyers close to the case told CNN that Washington lobbyist and Clinton confidant Vernon Jordan has been called to appear Tuesday before the grand jury.

Ginsberg: letter listed crimes