Starr Grazing

A Bit Player Gets a Bad Case of the Willeys

Ken Starr's indictment last week of Julie Hiatt Steele raised eyebrows among defense lawyers. Steele is accused of obstructing justice and making false statements when she denied that Kathleen Willey told her Clinton made a pass at Willey in 1993. But stranger than the fact of the indictment of this bit player, say lawyers with no dog in the fight, is that it's based in part on Steele's telling her allegedly false version to the press, specifically Newsweek and the National Enquirer--and in 1997, before Starr had even begun this phase of his probe. Lawyers for Steele, who denies the charges,...

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