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Highlights of Starr Report
September 11th, 1998
David Lawrence Dewey
"Reading provides knowledge...
knowledge leads to answers."
Below are the highlights from the Starr Report released today, September 11th, 1998
1:) President Clinson lied under oath at a civil deposition while he was a defendant in a sexual harassment lawsuit
2:) President Clinton lied under oath to a grand jury and attempted to influence the testimony of a potential witness who had direct knowledge of facts that would reveal the falsity of his deposition testimony
3:) President Clinton attempted to obstruct justice by facilitating a witness's plan to refuse to comply with a subpoena and attempted to obstruct justice by encouraging a witness to file an affidavit in which the President knew would be false and lied to potential grand jury witnesses, knowing that they would repeat those lies before the grand jury.
4:) President Clintion engaged in (XXXX) conduct that was inconsistent with his constitutional duty to faithfully execute the laws.
The Office of the OIC has concluded that the evidence of wrongdoing is substantial and credible, and that the wrongdoing is of sufficient gravity that it warrants referral to Congress. This Office has a statutory duty to disclose to Congress information that may constitute grounds for an impeachment..
All Americans, including the President, are entitled to enjoy a private family life, free from public or governmental scrutiny. But the privacy concerns raised in this case are subject to limits. To excuse a party who lied or concealed evidence on the ground that the evidence covered only ''personal'' or ''private'' behavior would frustrate the goals that Congress and the courts have sought to achieve in enacting and interpreting the Nation's sexual harassment laws. That is particularly true when the conduct that is being concealed - sexual relations in the workplace between a high official and a young subordinate employee - itself conflicts with those goals. Perjury and attempts to obstruct the gathering of evidence can never be an acceptable response to a court order, regardless of the eventual course or outcome of the litigation.
Perjury and acts that obstruct justice by any citizen - whether in a criminal case, a grand jury investigation, a congressional hearing, a civil trial, or civil discovery - are profoundly serious matters. When such acts are committed by the President of the United States, we believe those acts 'may constitute grounds for an impeachment
Physical evidence conclusively establishes that the President and Ms. Lewinsky had a sexual relationship. Ms. Lewinsky turned over a navy blue dress that she said she had worn during a sexual encounter with the President on February 28, 1997. According to Ms. Lewinsky, she noticed stains on the garment the next time she took it from her closet. The genetic markers on the semen, match the President's DNA. Ms. Lewinsky testified that the President touched her breasts and genitalia, which means that his conduct met the Jones definition of sexual relations. The sexual encounters generally occurred in or near the private study off the Oval Office.any of their sexual encounters, the President stood leaning against the doorway of the bathroom across from the study, which, he told Ms. Lewinsky, eased his sore back.
Ms. Lewinsky testified that she performed oral sex on the President on nine occasions. On all nine of those occasions, the President fondled and kissed her bare breasts. He touched her genitals, both through her underwear and directly, bringing her to orgasm on two occasions. On one occasion, the President inserted a cigar into her vagina. On another occasion, she and the President had brief genital-to-genital contact.
According to Ms. Lewinsky's friend Neysa Erbland, President Clinton once confided in Ms. Lewinsky that he was uncertain whether he would remain married after he left the White House. ... Ms. Lewinsky thought, according to Ms. Erbland, that ''maybe she will be his wife.'' Along with face-to-face meetings, according to Ms. Lewinsky, she spoke on the telephone with the President approximately 50 times. On 10 to 15 occasions, she and the President had phone sex. Ms. Lewinsky and the President exchanged numerous gifts. By her estimate, she gave him about 30 items, and he gave her about 18.
In her handwritten statement to this Office, Ms. Lewinsky wrote that ''the President told Ms. L to deny a relationship, if ever asked about it. In Clinton's grand jury testimony, the President stated that ''I never asked Ms. Lewinsky to lie.'' Fear of discovery constrained their sexual encounters in several respects, according to Ms. Lewinsky. On one occasion, according to Ms. Lewinsky, the President put his hand over her mouth during a sexual encounter to keep her quiet.
During the November 1995 government shutdown, the President invited her to his private study, where they kissed. Later that evening, they had a more intimate sexual encounter. They had another sexual encounter two days later, and a third one on New Year's Eve.
The report goes on and on about details of Clinton's and Lewinsky's sexual relations, testimony of the wittnesses, etc. If you want to read more of this drudge, then you will have to read the entire report available on online from the many sources. Here is a link that will lead you to the various sources that have the compete 445 page report.
http://www.courttv.com/starr_report - Court TV
Read The White House rebuttal to Starr's Report, click here.
This is another site; http://www.thomas.loc.gov/icreport, the Thomas site. You can read the entire report. Warning, this is slow, even on a good day!
See the results of the should Clinton resign poll.
© 1998, David Lawrence Dewey
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