ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 18, 1998
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) The reaction the day after President Clinton's grand jury testimony in the Monica Lewinsky case and his address to the nation introduced.
(White House: Sam Donaldson) The undercurrent of strain at the White House following the events of the past 48 hours featured; details given of the first statement from First Lady Hillary Clinton; scenes shown of the family leaving for vacation. The split between advisers Paul Begala and Rahm Emanuel and attorney David Kendall and Hillary over the tone of last night's speech noted. [In address last night, CLINTON - admits his relationship with Lewinsky was wrong; admits he misled others; says it is nobody's business but ours; adds the investigation has gone on too long.] The tone of yesterday's questioning of the president about the nature of his relationship with Lewinsky reviewed. The possibility that Clinton may attend a photograph op in Philadelphia on Friday and the question of whether Clinton loyalists feel betrayed discussed.
(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.
(Washington: Jackie Judd) The direction of independent counsel Kenneth Starr's investigation after Clinton's testimony featured; details given of a scheduled appearance by Lewinsky and the president's surprise about the details. [Clinton attorney David KENDALL - comments briefly on yesterday.]
(Studio: Forrest Sawyer; Capitol Hill: Cokie Roberts) The reaction in Congress to the Clinton investigation discussed; details given of the anger from and concern held by some Democrats over yesterday's events.