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April 6, 1997 | BILL PRESS, Bill Press is co-host of CNN's "Crossfire."
Evil never dies in Washington. Joe McCarthy returned from the grave this week, this time with a new refrain: "Are you now or have you ever been a friend of Webster Hubbell?" It's character assassination on the Potomac. That's the only fitting word for charges of "hush money" now leveled by Special Prosecutor Kenneth Starr at Webb Hubbell and friends. The web of supposed intrigue reaches all the way from Washington to the Los Angeles mayor's office.
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June 6, 2000 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Supreme Court on Monday threw out tax charges brought against former Justice Department official Webster L. Hubbell by then-independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr, ruling that the prosecutor violated the Clinton confidant's right against self-incrimination. After he was promised legal immunity, Hubbell was forced to turn over 13,120 pages of documents and business records to Starr's office.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1993
Two years ago, Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee blocked the nomination of U.S. District Judge Kenneth L. Ryskamp to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in part because he belonged for more than two decades to a country club that refused to admit African-Americans or Jews. The principle that the committee demonstrated was correct then and the panel should stick to that principle now.
NEWS
August 2, 1999 | From Associated Press
Presidential friend Webster L. Hubbell says Kenneth W. Starr's prosecutors asked him for details about the Clintons' sex lives and his own. In an interview with the New Yorker magazine that was made public Sunday, Hubbell said prosecutors seemed especially interested in speculation about First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Deputy White House Counsel Vincent Foster. He said the inquiries were connected with Starr's investigation of Foster's death in 1993. Three earlier investigations had found that Foster killed himself with a shot to the head, and Starr's office eventually agreed with that conclusion.
NEWS
May 14, 1993 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the 12 years of the Ronald Reagan and George Bush administrations, liberal activists regularly battled the nominations of Republicans who belonged to elite private clubs that excluded blacks, women and others, branding the nominees as closet racists or sexists unfit to hold high government posts. Now, conservative activists are turning the tables and using the same tactic against Democratic nominees. Their first target is Webb Hubbell, President Clinton's choice as associate U.S.
NEWS
December 7, 1994 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fall of Webster L. Hubbell is a political blow to President Clinton, but is an even deeper wound on a personal level. In a short statement, the President said he was "saddened by today's events." White House aides noted that Hubbell's plea-bargain on fraud and tax evasion charges was unrelated to Clinton's and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's legal problems arising from the Whitewater affair.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1997 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call it "Whitewater West." On the eve of Los Angeles city attorney candidate Ted Stein's testimony before a federal grand jury probing the notorious land scandal, mayoral challenger Tom Hayden on Wednesday questioned Mayor Richard Riordan's role in hiring former Assistant Atty. Gen. Webster L. Hubbell as a lobbyist for Los Angeles International Airport. Stein, an Encino lawyer-developer running against City Atty. James K. Hahn in the April 8 election, traveled to Little Rock, Ark.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1997 | JODI WILGOREN and DAVID WALLACE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Shedding little light on the Whitewater land scandal but fueling controversy in Los Angeles city politics, Encino lawyer-developer Ted Stein testified before a federal grand jury for more than an hour and a half Thursday about his 1994 hiring of Webster L. Hubbell as a lobbyist for Los Angeles International Airport.
NEWS
April 12, 1997 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The owner of the San Diego Padres baseball franchise was among those who hired Webster L. Hubbell after he resigned his high-ranking Justice Department position three years ago. Like others who hired Hubbell, John J. Moores, the Padres owner, acknowledged that he had demanded and received little work for the money he sent Hubbell, who had resigned amid allegations of impropriety.
NEWS
March 14, 1997 | DAVID WILLMAN and GLENN F. BUNTING, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Within an eight-month period in 1994, a handful of President Clinton's friends and biggest supporters got the same idea: They decided to bolster the financial well-being of Webster L. Hubbell--the close friend of the first family who had resigned as associate attorney general and was facing a criminal investigation.
NEWS
August 1, 1999 | From Associated Press
The chief judge of the U.S. District Court bypassed the traditional random assignment system to send criminal cases against presidential friends Webster L. Hubbell and Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie to judges appointed by President Clinton, according to court officials. U.S. District Judge Norma Holloway Johnson's decision to abandon the longtime random computer assignment for the high-profile cases has raised concerns among several other judges, according to Associated Press interviews with them.
NEWS
July 3, 1999 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
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.
NEWS
June 29, 1999 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
June 24, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
In a move that could complicate the first lady's political aspirations, independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr has named Hillary Rodham Clinton as a potential witness for the August trial of her former law partner Webster L. Hubbell, legal sources said. Starr's office submitted Clinton's name April 21 as one of 63 potential witnesses in the Hubbell Castle Grande Arkansas real estate development case, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
NEWS
January 27, 1999 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Webster L. Hubbell's legal troubles deepened Tuesday when a federal appeals court reinstated tax evasion charges brought by independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr against the former Justice Department official and longtime friend of President Clinton. The U.S.
NEWS
November 24, 1998 | From Reuters
Presidential confidant Webster L. Hubbell, a former top Justice Department official, pleaded not guilty Monday to 15 new federal charges stemming from the 1970s Arkansas land deal known as Whitewater. "I'm not guilty," Hubbell responded when U.S. District Judge James Robertson asked him to enter his plea to the charges handed up by independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr's grand jury.
NEWS
March 15, 1994 | JOHN M. BRODER and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Webster Hubbell, the third-ranking Justice Department official and a close friend of President Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton, resigned Monday amid allegations that he cost his former Little Rock law firm as much as $1 million in unbilled time and questionable expenses.
NEWS
August 1, 1999 | From Associated Press
The chief judge of the U.S. District Court bypassed the traditional random assignment system to send criminal cases against presidential friends Webster L. Hubbell and Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie to judges appointed by President Clinton, according to court officials. U.S. District Judge Norma Holloway Johnson's decision to abandon the longtime random computer assignment for the high-profile cases has raised concerns among several other judges, according to Associated Press interviews with them.
NEWS
November 14, 1998 | RONALD J. OSTROW and ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr obtained a new federal indictment Friday against former Justice Department official Webster L. Hubbell and submitted to House investigators information related to allegations that President Clinton fondled a White House volunteer in 1993. The 15-count indictment accused Hubbell, a close friend of the president and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, of attempting to obstruct federal investigations of his Little Rock, Ark.
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