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CLINTON UNDER FIRE

The Players in an Imperiled Presidency

January 24, 1998

Since 1992, accusations and surprise have surrounded President Clinton and raised doubts about his character but have not seriously hurt him. This time the claims are so grave--perjury, obstruction of justice--that they could sink his presidency if proven.

Kenneth W. Starr

Whitewater independent counsel beginning new investigation into alleged presidential affairs and cover-up.

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Monica S. Lewinsky

Former White House intern alleged to have had affair with Clinton.

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Linda Tripp

Ex-White House secretary made audiotapes of Lewinsky telling of alleged affair with Clinton.

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Vernon E. Jordan Jr.

Clinton confidant helped find Lewinsky a job and a lawyer.

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Kathleen Willey

Former White House staffer denies being sexually harassed by Clinton.

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Bill Richardson

Ambassador to the United Nations offered Lewinsky a job, which she turned down.

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Gennifer Flowers

Former cabaret singer claims long-term affair with Clinton while he was Arkansas governor.

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Paula Corbin Jones

Former Arkansas state employee filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Clinton.

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