The Secret Service has certainly taken note. Legal wrangling has begun over their right to resist Starr’s subpoenas — on the grounds that breaking their code of silence makes it hard to protect the First Family. While Janet Reno mulled the matter over, President Clinton’s supporters pounced on the agency’s crisis of confidence. “This is a further example of desperate and apparently irresponsible tactics by Mr. Starr,” said Lanny Davis, former White House special legal counsel.
There’s good news for Clinton from at least one Secret Service veteran: Lewis Fox has gone back on his claim, made in a Washington Post interview Tuesday, that he was aware of the President and Lewinsky's being alone while he was on Oval Office duty. Fox now “does not know whether there were other people in the room,” according to his attorney. You can almost hear Ken Starr groaning.