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Investigating The President

Starr's report is just a start

Judiciary Committee to review unreleased information

Clinton, Lewinsky, Hyde

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Ken Starr report being released Friday on the Internet is just a small portion of the material the independent counsel's office has produced during its investigation of President Clinton and others.

But before the rest of the information goes public, it will be reviewed by the House Judiciary Committee, the same panel that oversees impeachment, to determine what is suitable for release.

Overseeing that process will be the panel's Republican chairman, Henry Hyde of Illinois and its senior Democrat, Rep. John Conyers Jr. of Michigan.

Starr's report contains a 25-page introduction, a 280-page narrative and 140 pages of legal analysis.

The next step is for the Judiciary Committee and staff to sift through still-sealed supporting evidence that also was delivered to Congress earlier this week.

The 2,000 pages of backup material and boxes of grand jury testimony and videotapes will be screened with an eye toward making public everything except information that would embarrass innocent people.

A rule approved by the House on Thursday directed that the material not be released until September 28 -- after the inappropriate material is removed.

Clinton assured Senate Democrats at the White House on Thursday that there would be no damaging new revelations about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky and related matters.



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