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Did President Clinton make an unwanted sexual advance on Kathleen Willey

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DID PRESIDENT CLINTON MADE AN UNWANTED SEXUAL ADVANCE ON KATHLEEN WILLEY ?

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PRO 1

  KATHLEEN WILLEY, A CLINTON CONTRIBUTOR AND VOLUNTEER, CLAIMS THAT IN NOVEMBER 1993 WHILE SHE WAS ASKING FOR A JOB, CLINTON MADE AN UNWANTED SEXUAL ADVANCE. KATHLEEN WAS ASKING FOR A JOB BECAUSE HER AND HER HUSBAND WERE HAVING FINANCIAL PROBLEMS. HE WAS LATTER FOUND DEAD OF AN APPARENT SUICIDE.

 

PRO 2

AFTER THE CLINTON ATTACK SHE WENT HOME LOOKING FOR HER HUSBAND. WHEN SHE COULDN'T FIND HIM SHE WENT TO HER FRIEND'S HOUSE, JULIE HIATT STEELE. THERE SHE TOLD STEELE OF THE PRESIDENTS ATTACK. 

 

CON 2.1

JULIE HIATT STEELE NOW CLAIMS THAT WILLEY DID NOT TELL HER OF THE ATTACK AT THIS TIME.

 

PRO 3

ON JAN 10,1997 ONE OF PAULA JONES LAWYERS, JOSEPH CAMMARATA, GETS AN ANONYMOUS CALL, FROM A WOMAN, ABOUT CLINTON MAKING AN UNWANTED SEXUAL ADVANCE IN THE WHITE HOUSE. HE GAVE THIS STORY TO NEWSWEEK'S REPORTER MICHAEL ISIKOFF. ISIKOFF IDENTIFIED WILLEY AS THE WOMAN.

 

PRO 4

WILLEY LATER SWORE THAT SHE DIDN'T MAKE THE CALL TO CAMMARATA.

 

CON 4.1

CAMMARATE SWORE HE IS CONVINCED THAT IT WAS WILLEY, DO TO THE NUMBER OF DETAILS SHE HAD GIVEN HIM. IF THIS IS TRUE WILLEY IS THE ONE WHO BROKE THE STORY AND WAS NOT REALLY A RELUCTANT WITNESS.

 

PRO 5

WILLEY TALKED TO ISIKOFF ON MARCH 19,1997 BUT OFF THE RECORD AND WITH HER LAWYER. SHE SAID THAT STEELE AND TRIPP COULD CORROBORATE HER STORY. KATHLEEN ARRANGED FOR ISIKOFF TO MEET WITH STEELE. HE DID AND STEELE CONFIRMED WILLEY'S STORY, WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT HER REMARKS WOULD NOT BE PUBLISHED.

 

CON 5.1

STEELE LATER CLAIMS THAT WILLEY CALLED HER AND ASKED HER TO LIE TO ISIKOFF.

 

CON 6

WHEN ISIKOFF WENT TO SEE LINDA TRIPP, SHE SAID THAT WILLEY'S CLAIM WAS COMPLETELY INACCURATE. TRIPP HAS SAID THAT FOR MONTHS PRECEDING THE ATTACK THAT WILLEY WOULD TALK ABOUT HOW TO GET CLINTON'S ATTENTION.

 

 CON 7

A FEW MONTHS LATER WHEN STEELE HEARD THAT ISIKOFF WAS ABOUT TO PRINT A STORY ON WILLEY, STEELE TOLD ISIKOFF THAT WHAT SHE HAD TOLD HIM EARLIER WAS A LIE.  WILLEY HAD CALLED AND ASKED HER TO LIE TO BACK UP WILLEY'S STORY. 

 

PRO 8

ON SEP. 9,1998 WILLEY TOOK A LIE DETECTOR TEST, SHE REPORTEDLY HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE TEST, BUT LATER PASSED A SECOND ONE TAKEN ON SEP. 15,1998. 

 

CON 8.1

IT HAS BEEN REPORTED THAT THE QUESTION, "DID THE PRESIDENT MAKE AN UNWELCOME SEXUAL ADVANCE", WAS NOT ASKED IN THE SECOND LIE DETECTOR TEST.

 

CON 9

ON MAY 17,1999 KEN STARR'S TRIAL OF JULIE STEELE ENDED WITH A MISTRIAL. DURING THE TRIAL STEELE'S EX-BOYFRIEND AND TWO FRIENDS WERE WITNESSES FOR STARR. 

 

PRO 9.1

DURING THE TRIAL STEELE'S EX-BOYFRIEND  BILL POVEROMO TESTIFIED THAT STEELE HAD TOLD HIM THAT WILLEY TOLD HER ABOUT THE ATTACK SOON AFTER IT HAD HAPPENED.

 

CON 9.11

ON CROSS EXAMINATION POVEROMO SEEMED CONFUSED OR MISTAKEN ABOUT CERTAIN DETAILS OF THE CONVERSATION WITH STEELE. AT LEAST ONE OF WHICH HE ADMITTED GRAFTING INTO HIS MEMORY FROM SUBSEQUENT NEWS ACCOUNTS.

 

PRO 9.2

DURING THE TRIAL STEELE'S EX-FRIEND MARY HIGHSMITH TESTIFIED THAT DURING A LUNCHEON WITH WILLEY AND STEELE IN SEPTEMBER 1996 THEY TALKED ABOUT THE ATTACK AND STEELE APPEARED TO ALREADY KNOW ABOUT IT.

 

CON 9.21

ON CROSS EXAMINATION IT WAS LEARNED THAT HIGHSMITH INITIALLY TOLD STARR'S INVESTIGATORS IN JUNE 1998 THAT SHE FIRST LEARNED OF THE ATTACK IN JANUARY 1998 FROM STEELE. AT THAT TIME SHE WAS ASKED IF IT HAD CAME UP IN HER 1996 LUNCHEON. LATER SHE TOLD STARR'S OFFICE THAT STEELE FIRST TOLD HER IN A NOVEMBER 1997 PHONE CALL. FINALLY IN AUGUST 1998 SHE REMEMBERED IT COMING UP IN THE 1996 LUNCHEON.

 

PRO 9.3

DURING THE TRIAL STEELE'S EX-FRIEND AMY HORAN TESTIFIED THAT  STEELE TOLD HER IN  1996 AND HAD A "FEELING" SHE MIGHT HAVE TOLD HER AS EARLY AS 1993.

 

CON 9.31

ON CROSS EXAMINATION HORAN GAVE SEEMINGLY CONTRADICTORY TESTIMONY, SAYING BASED ON WHAT STEELE WAS TELLING HER AT THE TIME. SHE BELIEVED STEELE WAS TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT HER CLAIM THAT WILLEY HAD ASKED STEELE TO LIE TO ISIKOFF.

 

 

 

 

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