NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 16, 1998
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(White House: Claire Shipman) President Clinton's preparations for his grand jury testimony tomorrow about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky featured; scenes shown of the president's Sunday; details given of the likelihood that he will acknowledge an improper relationship with Monica. [Former White House special counsel Lanny DAVIS - says the grand jury transcript should be made public.] Statement from attorney David Kendall quoted. Independent counsel Kenneth Starr's preparation for tomorrow, the questions that will be raised and the likelihood of a national address tomorrow night noted. [Senator Orrin HATCH - calls for Clinton to tell the truth.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) NBC News poll on the Clinton-Lewinsky relationship cited. [Former federal prosecutor David SCHERTLER - offers analysis on how Clinton will respond to questions about obstruction of justice and the indications from Congress that Clinton can be forgiven if the air is cleared.]
(Washington: Pete Williams) Starr's overall investigation of the Clintons reviewed; details given of the Whitewater investigation that led to 15 convictions of Clinton associates and the lack of indictments over Travelgate or the FBI files. [Former federal prosecutor Stanley BRAND - downplays Starr's Whitewater findings.] [Former Justice Department lawyer Todd GAZIANO - comments on the investigation.]
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