March 14, 1998




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 Clinton.

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 magazine's sources.

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 witness.

According to Newsweek sources, Willey also told Starr's grand jury Landow offered to fly her to New York to do her Christmas shopping.

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.

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