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Lott seeks any White House tapes on Clinton-Lewinsky affair

February 9, 1999
Web posted at: 11:46 a.m. EST (1646 GMT)

WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, February 9) -- Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott said Tuesday he has written a letter to Independent Counsel Ken Starr, and another senator said it asks whether any White House tapes exist that might shed light on the relationship between President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Don Nickles (R-Oklahoma) confirmed the contents of the letter. White House spokesman Joe Lockhart has denied that any tapes exist.

"There are none," Lockhart said, "and Lott knows it."

Lockhart called the letter a "last gasp effort" by the losing side in the impeachment trial.

The New York Post reported in Tuesday's editions that Lott decided to write the letter after hearing rumors about a White House taping system on Fox News last week.

Lott said he planned to send the letter on Tuesday and would likely release it to the media.

CNN Correspondent Chris Black contributed to this report.

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