"Clinton obviously wants to avoid another independent counsel -- if he were to evade interviews, he'd just be increasing the likelihood that Reno would appoint one." And how great is that likelihood? With a month still left on the 90-day clock Reno started on September 8, Shannon says even the attorney general doesn't know yet. "She has a history of going down to the wire." But with Republican appetites for scandal considerably curbed of late, Clinton knows that this time around, with these investigators, ignorance of the law could well be all the excuse he needs.