Clinton's Crisis: Sparking The Scandal

The spotlight may have shifted, but KATHLEEN WILLEY is at the critical core of the current White House crisis

Were it not for her choice in prospective employers, Kathleen Willey's story might have remained merely a small-bore American tragedy. For decades the vivacious, attractive former flight attendant enjoyed an enviable life. She was wed to an apparently successful real estate lawyer named Edward E. Willey Jr., the son of a powerful Virginia state legislator. The couple, who had two children, skied Vail, drove luxury cars and plied such Democratic social circles as befitted their connections and an occasional $10,000 campaign contribution. For some years, however, arguments over money had frayed the marriage, and on Nov. 28, 1993, everything fell to...

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