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White House Crisis / Lewinsky #176112

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 23, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The latest developments in the charges of illicit sex and coverup against President Clinton introduced.

(Washington: Jackie Judd) Information about the claims by Monica Lewinsky of having had sex in the White House with the president and that Clinton and Vernon Jordan urged her to deny the affair outlined; details given of evidence that she tried to stay in contact with the White House. [Lewinsky's attorney William GINSBURG - says that independent counsel Kenneth Starr's office put the squeeze on Lewinsky by detaining her.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Sam Donaldson) The White House strategy to deal with this story examined. [Secretary of State Madeleine ALBRIGHT, Health and Human Services Secretary Donna SHALALA, Commerce Secretary William DALEY - say the allegations are untrue.] [White House press secretary Michael McCURRY - says the president will tell his story to the American people at the proper time.] The advice from the president's lawyers not that he not speak up at this time noted. What Clinton is telling key supporters discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Linda Douglass) The position of First Lady Hillary Clinton on this latest crisis cited. [January 1992, Hillary CLINTON - speaks on their marriage.] [On the American Urban Radio Network, Hillary CLINTON - comments.]

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

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