CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 21, 1998
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.
(White House: Wolf Blitzer) The serious challenge to President Clinton over whether he obstructed justice examined; details given of the subpoenas from independence counsel Kenneth Starr for all documents related to former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, who is alleged to have had a sexual affair with Clinton and that Clinton and aide Vernon Jordan then conspired to have her lie about the incident. [With Jim Lehrer, CLINTON - denies an "improper relationship."] The recording of conversations with Lewinsky by a Pentagon staffer Linda Tripp detailed. [Lewinsky lawyer William GINSBURG - raises issues on behalf of his client.]
(Washington: Bob Franken) Starr's involvement in the Clinton-Lewinsky allegation and talk of impeachment from members of Congress summed up. [Representative Henry HYDE, Senator John ASHCROFT - say impeachment might be an option if there is obstruction of justice.]
(Studio: Judy Woodruff; Los Angeles: Roger Cossack) The strength of a legal case against the president discussed. The fact that Lewinsky is on record as denying a sexual relationship with the president, the seriousness of the allegations and the difficulty of proving the charges mentioned.