The Big Face-Off

The meeting between Clinton and his accuser is history. Now, is everyone ready to rumble?

Bill Clinton has been in a lot of tight spots in his political career, but probably none that felt as confining as the one in which he found himself Saturday. In the 11th-floor conference room of the Washington offices of his lawyer Robert Bennett, just two blocks from the White House, Clinton became the first sitting President to be questioned under oath as a defendant in a court case. There he momentarily set aside the noble task of searching for his place in history--part of his preparations for the State of the Union address--in order to answer questions more suited to...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!