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 Clinton's Democratic Support Slips Further (9-6-98)

 House Leaders Will Discuss Starr Report (9-4-98)

 Sen. Lieberman Says Clinton's Behavior 'Immoral' (9-3-98)

 Clinton Defends His Lewinsky Speech (9-2-98)

 Clinton's Team Will Attempt To Counter Starr Report (9-1-98)

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 Players, timeline, documents, quick votes, quiz, archives. AllPolitics' in-depth look at the investigation into the president's relationship with Monica Lewinsky has it all.


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 Senator Lieberman calls Clinton's behavior 'immoral and harmful (9-3-98)
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Jones: Clinton Speech Shows He Thinks 'He's Above The Law'


LOS ANGELES (AllPolitics, Aug. 18) -- Paula Jones says President Clinton's admission that he had an inappropriate relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky proves that "he believes, at least as it relates to my case, he is above the law."

Clinton's relationship with Lewinsky first came to light during Jones' sexual harassment lawsuit against the president, which was thrown out of court in April. In that case, Clinton denied under oath that he had a sexual relationship with Lewinsky.

"He is wrong," Jones said in a written statement released Tuesday afternoon. "I hope that everyone sees this and realizes that so much of what he and his supporters have said about me and my case is not true."

Jones also took issue with Clinton's assertion that he was "legally accurate" in the testimony he gave in the Jones suit as it related to sexual relations with Lewinsky.

"There was no ambiguity or 'wiggle room' in the questions he was asked," she said. "I wish my lawyers and I could explain this to you in more detail, but, as you know, there is still a gag order in place."

She also said that Clinton's "lack of remorse" shows why it is important for her lawsuit to be revived.

"Men like Mr. Clinton do not take responsibility for their conduct because it is the right thing to do. They do it, if at all, because they are forced to," she said. "It is very important that Mr. Clinton and other men like him learn that ... there are consequences to taking advantage of other people."

Lawyers for Jones said the president's reversal could help revive her court case.

Jones alleged in her lawsuit that then-Governor Clinton exposed himself to her and asked her to perform a sex act in a Little Rock, Arkansas, hotel room in 1991. Jones was a state employee at the time.

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Tuesday, August 18, 1998

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Jones: Clinton Speech Shows He Thinks 'He's Above The Law'
Dick Morris Testifies As Grand Jury Goes Back To Work
Lawmakers React To A Presidential Confession
'High Drama': Worldwide Reaction To Clinton Mixed
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Clinton Deposition In Jones Case: 'I've Never Had An Affair With Her'

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