Whitewater Goes to the Supreme Court

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: The White House asked the Supreme Court to reject a court order forcing Hillary Clinton to turn over documents to Kenneth Starr's Whitewater investigation. The Administration said that a federal appeals court was wrong when it concluded that notes taken by government lawyers last year as they helped Mrs. Clinton prepare for testimony before a Whitewater grand jury were not protected by attorney-client privilege. Despite criticism that Starr is engaging in a fishing expedition since his investigation has so far turned up little, lawyers apparently believe the notes might contain evidence that Mrs. Clinton's testimony about billing records related to the Whitewater scandal has changed over time. The Administration's petition said the notes should be considered privileged material because Mrs. Clinton needed the White House lawyers to help put together her defense.