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Clinton / Investigation / Videotape #182233

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 15, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The issue of whether the videotape of President Clinton's grand jury testimony should be made public introduced.

(Washington: Jackie Judd) Clinton's grand jury appearance on August 17 reviewed; details given of the Democrats' concern over the political use of the videotape. [Representative Steve BUYER - says he now understands why independent counsel Kenneth Starr put sexual details in the report to Congress.] [White House press secretary Michael McCURRY - comments on the videotape.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Washington: Linda Douglass) The battle behind the scenes over the release of the videotape, the meeting of Clinton's staff with Senate Democrats and the reaction to Senator Orrin Hatch's suggestion that a deal be cut with the president discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: Sam Donaldson) The White House position on the release of the videotape, on the staff meeting with Senate Democrats and the White House hiring of State Department lawyer Gregory Craig to bridge the strategy gap between law and politics discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Dallas: Peggy Wehmeyer) The president's decision to add spiritual advisers, Tony Campolo and evangelical minister Gordon MacDonald, examined; details given of what is likely to happen during such spiritual meetings. [In 1994, CLINTON - mentions Campolo.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The meeting of two dozen Congresswomen with First Lady Hillary Clinton noted. [Representative Barbara KENNELLY, Lynn WOOLSEY - say Hillary understands the important issues.]

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

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