July 3, 1999 |
After five years of dueling, the tortured legal battle between independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr and former Justice Department official Webster L. Hubbell ended this week in a draw that left both men bloodied but claiming victory. Hubbell's plea bargain did more than just keep President Clinton's old golfing friend out of prison.
June 29, 1999 |
Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr's years-long pursuit of President Clinton friend Webster L. Hubbell is nearing an end, with the former Justice Department official agreeing to plead guilty to charges of covering up his role in a fraudulent Arkansas land deal, sources said Monday. For several weeks, Hubbell's attorney has been considering an offer from Starr, according to Los Angeles attorney Mark Geragos, who has worked with the defense team.
June 14, 1999 |
Prosecutor Kenneth Starr said he has no choice but to keep investigating the Clintons, a course that could collide with the 2000 presidential election campaign and a possible Senate run by the first lady. Starr said he regards the coming criminal trial of Clinton friend Webster L. Hubbell--based on an indictment that refers 36 times to Hillary Rodham Clinton--as an important step in the investigation.
June 13, 1999 |
Independent counsel Kenneth Starr may release a "blistering" report on the behavior of Hillary Rodham Clinton in the failed Whitewater real estate venture, but will not seek an indictment against her, the New York Times reported.
June 6, 1999 |
The Justice Department has put its misconduct investigation of independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr on hold while waiting to see whether Starr resigns or significantly curtails his activities after the independent counsel law expires June 30, sources familiar with the deliberations said. If Starr were no longer an active prosecutor, the Justice Department could simply forgo the inquiry into Starr's handling of the Monica S. Lewinsky matter.
May 26, 1999 |
Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr announced Tuesday that he would not seek to retry two women accused of hindering his five-year investigation of President Clinton, a decision that offers the firmest indication to date that Starr may be wrapping up his far-reaching but often frustrating inquiry.
May 8, 1999 |
A deadlocked jury forced a mistrial Friday in the obstruction case against a Virginia woman accused of covering up an alleged "groping" by President Clinton at the White House, dealing independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr his second setback in a month. Although prosecutors must now decide whether to seek a retrial of Julie Hiatt Steele, the 52-year-old defendant was already declaring victory after the jury deliberated for nearly 10 hours without reaching a verdict.
May 4, 1999 |
The only person charged so far in connection with the Monica S. Lewinsky investigation went on trial here Monday, as prosecutors sought to show that money and loyalty drove Julie Hiatt Steele to cover up President Clinton's alleged groping of a White House volunteer. But defense attorneys for Steele said independent counsel Kenneth W.
May 1, 1999 |
The judge in independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr's latest prosecution refused to quash subpoenas for the notes and testimony of Newsweek reporter Michael Isikoff and outtakes from CBS-TV's interview with presidential accuser Kathleen Willey. U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton said he will wait until the obstruction trial is underway in Alexandria, Va.