In Defense Of Clinton

Even before the report was released, the President's lawyers had prepared a "prebuttal" to its expected allegations. On Saturday they issued an "initial response" to the charges. A selection from both defenses:

SMUT IN DISGUISE --SEX, SEX AND JUST SEX

On May 31, 1998, the spokesman for the Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr declared that the Office's Monica Lewinsky investigation "is not about sex... " Now...it is plain that "sex" is precisely what this four-and-a-half-year investigation has boiled down to. The Referral is so loaded with irrelevant and unnecessary graphic and salacious allegations that only one conclusion is possible: its principal...

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