NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 14, 1998
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(White House: Claire Shipman) The legal battle between President Clinton's White House and independent counsel Kenneth Starr over whether Secret Service agents should be forced to testify in the investigations of the president examined; details given of the arguments pro and con being considered by Judge Norma Holloway Johnson. Starr's interest in whether the uniformed agents may have witnessed an incident between the president and Monica Lewinsky noted. The arguments from Lew Merletti, head of Clinton's Secret Service agents, that agents need to be close to the President noted. [Former Secret Service director Stuart KNIGHT - raises the possibility the assassination of President John F. Kennedy could have been avoided if agents were on the car in Dallas.]