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Whitewater Investigation / Clinton #424833

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, May 05, 1998
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Late-breaking developments in the Whitewater investigation outlined on screen.

(Studio: John King) Judge Norma Holloway Johnson's ruling that executive privilege cannot be used by White House aides to allow them not to testify before independent counsel Kenneth Starr's grand jury, which is looking into the Monica Lewinsky matter, reviewed; aides Bruce Lindsey and Sidney Blumenthal named. The public political fight over the release by Representative Dan Burton of prison conversations by Webster Hubbell noted. [Speaker of the House Newt GINGRICH - comments on Burton and the White House.] [White House press secretary Michael McCURRY - reacts to the release of the Hubbell tapes.] The issue of an appeal of the decision on executive privilege discussed.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jeanne Meserve) The grand jury hearings in Washington reviewed and previewed; details given of today's appearance for President Clinton's friend Vernon Jordan reported. [JORDAN - comments.] The coming testimony from Clinton's secretary Betty Currie and Linda Tripp, who taped her conversations with Monica Lewinsky and the issue of whether Clinton, Hillary Clinton or Lewinsky would be indicted on Whitewater and Paula Jones case charges previewed. [Former federal prosecutor Barbara NICASTRO - suggests Starr not indict Lewinsky.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Tonight's special on Burton and Clinton announced.

King, John;
Meserve, Jeanne;
Woodruff, Judy

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