Clinton Adviser Resigns

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CHICAGO: Dick Morris, the man credited with jump-starting President Clinton's political career after the 1994 midterm elections, resigned after a tabloid report that he had a relationship with a prostitute and allowed her to listen in on calls to the White House. "While I served I sought to avoid the limelight because I did not want to become the message; now, I resign so I will not become the issue," he said in a statement before returning home to Connecticut. Clinton said in a statement he was thankful for Morris' help in the campaign. "Dick Morris is my friend and he is a superb political strategist," the President said. Morris did not respond to the report of his sexual trysts: "I will not subject my wife, family or friends to the sadistic vitriol of yellow journalism." According to the account in the Star, Morris showed Sherry Rowlands copies of convention speeches by Hillary Clinton and Al Gore two days before the convention. He also allowed her to eavesdrop on conversations between himself and Clinton and told her about the discovery that there might be life on Mars -->