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White House Crisis / Lewinsky #176095

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 22, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Sam Donaldson) The White House strategy in dealing with the scandal centering around Monica Lewinsky examined. [With Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat, CLINTON - denies the allegations.] [Clinton friend Vernon JORDAN - denies encouraging Lewinsky to lie.] [At the daily briefing, White House press secretary Michael McCURRY - dodges questions.] Questions about Gennifer Flowers noted. [On 60 Minutes in 1992, CLINTON - denies having an affair with Flowers.] Whether the president can clear up the matter before the State of the Union address discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jackie Judd) The investigation into the crisis at the White House examined; details given of discussions between Lewinsky and independent counsel Kenneth Starr to strike a deal. [Monica Lewinsky attorney Williams GINSBURG, STARR - comment.] The document given by Lewinsky to her confidant Linda Tripp about "talking points" detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The fact that the press ignored what went on inside the White House during the presidency of John F. Kennedy noted.

(Washington: Linda Douglass) Lewinsky's background reviewed; scenes shown from Beverly Hills, California. [Former Lewis and Clark housemate Kurt CARPENTER, former college classmate Stephen ENGHOUSE - offer differing opinions on Lewinsky's character.] White House photograph shown of Lewinsky near the president.

Donaldson, Sam;
Douglass, Linda;
Jennings, Peter;
Judd, Jackie

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