What Starr wants to hear from Hubbell is some confirmation of his suspicion that the more than $700,000 in consulting fees paid to Hubbell by presidential supporters (including Time Warner) after he left Justice amounted to hush money designed to buy his silence on Whitewater. "Certainly, this reopens the question of whether there was something there," says TIME White House correspondent Jay Branegan. "But there's certainly nothing wrong with helping a friend, and Hubbell was a powerful guy with connections to the President. And no one so far has been able to make the direct charge that there was any sort of quid pro quo for Hubbell."
So for Hubbell, the squeeze is back on, this time with the added burden of his wife to think about. Whether he has anything left to tell Starr is still very much up in the air.