Lindsey Expected To Appear Before Grand Jury Friday
By John King/CNN
WASHINGTON (Aug. 27) -- Presidential confidant
Bruce Lindsey has been subpoenaed to testify Friday in the Monica Lewinsky investigation, two legal sources tell CNN.
Lindsey is to be called before a second grand jury that Independent
Counsel Ken Starr has used in an effort to speed up his investigation into the sex-and-perjury allegations against President Bill Clinton.
The sources, familiar with the White House legal strategy, said Lindsey
was planning to appear Friday morning. He is the deputy White House counsel and
the president's closest personal confidant in the White House.
Lindsey's testimony has been the subject of court battles over
attorney-client and executive privilege.
He will appear Friday even though the administration is asking the Supreme
Court to reverse a lower court ruling that government-paid lawyers do not enjoy
a confidential attorney-client privilege with the president.
It is possible, however, there could be White House objections to
certain lines of questioning
on grounds of executive privilege, as was the
case when White House special counsel Lanny Breuer made a recent grand jury