NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 01, 1998
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(White House: David Bloom) The decision by President Clinton to drop any claim to executive privilege in the investigation by independent counsel Kenneth Starr in the Monica Lewinsky case featured; document to the Supreme Court from Clinton's lawyers explaining how the matter differs from President Richard Nixon and Watergate and the argument that Bruce Lindsey does not have to answer questions because he is the president's lawyer. [White House counsel Charles RUFF - says the president should be able to consult with his lawyers.] [Georgetown University law school professor Paul ROTHSTEIN - explains how it is a shrewd move for Clinton.] Appeal by the Justice Department in the ruling of testimony by Secret Service personnel noted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw; Washington: Tim Russert) The options for Clinton and Starr if the president refuses to voluntarily testify and the long-term White House strategy of "delay, delay, delay" discussed.