Report: Democratic Donor Urged Willey to Change Story
WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, March 15, 1998) -- A major donor
for the Democratic Party tried to get Kathleen Willey to back
off her story that President Clinton made unwanted sexual
advances to her, Newsweek magazine reports.
A real estate firm owned by Nathan Landow chartered a plane
to fly Willey from her Virginia home to Landow's home in
Maryland on October 6, Newsweek reports in its new edition.
FBI agents working for Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr made
the discovery, the magazine said.
The trip came two months after Willey was subpoenaed to
testify in Paula Jones' sexual harassment lawsuit against
Sources familiar with Willey's testimony to Starr's grand
jury told Newsweek she spent two days at Landow's home.
The sources also quoted Willey as saying that during her
visit, Landow repeatedly asked her what happened during the
incident with Clinton, and told her if she said "nothing
happened," no one could contradict her.
"Don't say anything," Landow told her, according to the
Landow raised $600,000 for Clinton's two presidential
campaigns. He has said he met Willey through his daughter
but denies suggestions that he tried to tamper with a
According to Newsweek sources, Willey also told Starr's grand
jury Landow offered to fly her to New York to do her
Willey, a former White House volunteer, alleges that during a
meeting with the president, Clinton kissed her, fondled her
and put her hand on his genitals.
The president denies the allegations.