January 25, 1998 |
President Clinton stepped up his defense against allegations of sexual misconduct, recruiting veteran political warrior and longtime advisor Mickey Kantor to become his personal counsel and signing off Saturday on a set of "talking points" for aides that significantly amplify his denial of a sexual relationship with a White House intern. The president "certainly denies that he ever had oral sex" with 24-year-old former intern Monica S. Lewinsky, according to the memo to be used by his defenders.
January 25, 1998 |
President Clinton personally recruited veteran political warrior and longtime advisor Mickey Kantor to become his personal counsel as an increasingly isolated White House struggled Saturday for an effective defense against allegations of sexual misconduct that threaten to engulf the Clinton presidency.
December 14, 1997 |
A former member of President Clinton's Cabinet has for the first time acknowledged that he helped former Justice Department official Webster L. Hubbell pry loose a disputed consulting fee from the city of Los Angeles, months after Hubbell pleaded guilty to felony charges. Mickey Kantor, who served in the Cabinet from 1993 until last January, said earlier this year that it would have been "inappropriate" for him to have gotten involved with the Los Angeles payment to Hubbell.
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December 3, 1997 |
Former Clinton administration Cabinet member Mickey Kantor was questioned before a grand jury Tuesday by prosecutors investigating why top aides and supporters of the president arranged financial assistance for Webster L. Hubbell after Hubbell resigned as the No. 3 official in the Justice Department and came under investigation in the Whitewater affair.
May 20, 1997 |
In addition to the employment deals in the private sector that were steered to Webster L. Hubbell, a top Clinton administration official approved giving a federal job to Hubbell's son soon after the senior Hubbell's resignation from the Justice Department. Mickey Kantor, the top Clinton political advisor who served four years in the president's Cabinet, signed off on a staff position for W. Walter Hubbell in the U.S. Trade Representative's office.
April 2, 1997 |
President Clinton's then-top aide and a second senior official, who is now the White House chief of staff, made telephone calls in an effort to arrange paid engagements for Webster L. Hubbell when he resigned from the Justice Department in 1994 amid allegations of impropriety, the White House acknowledged Tuesday.