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XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT EXCLUSIVE XXXXX 15:45:22 PST SAT FEB 14 1998 XXXXX


LEWINSKY'S URGENT PAGES TO CLINTON FAILED; CASE TAKES TECHNO TURN

**Exclusive**

Hours before he gave his deposition in the Paula Jones case, Monica Lewinsky
tried in vain to page President Clinton, hoping to warn him that Linda Tripp
was cooperating with investigators and telling them everything she knew
about the Lewinsky/Clinton affair.

"Saturday morning, the morning after Lewinsky was first questioned by
Starr's team, Lewinsky repeatedly paged President Clinton's office," a
source with intimate knowledge of the situation tells the DRUDGE REPORT.

"[Investigators] believe that she was trying to warn him that he would be
questioned about their affair." Clinton, however, who arrived at his
attorney's office at 10:30 am to give his deposition in the Paula Jones
case, did not receive Lewinsky's urgent pages it has been learned.

"She was too late, she didn't make," said an insider.

Clinton was completely unaware of the Tripp/Starr sting before he went
under oath in the Jones session. The DRUDGE REPORT has learned that
investigators are in possession of pager records -- alpha-numeric pager
records that have been recreated.

Elsewhere, soon to be published reports will explore e-mail messages that
have been seized from Lewinsky's Pentagon computer. The FBI is using a state
of the art data retrieval program on Lewinsky's machine which allows for
complete recovery of everything on the computer's hard drive: including all
documents, even those deleted. The process has been described as time
consuming, but highly effective. Developing...


X X X X X

PRELIMINARY BOXOFFICE REPORT
For North America, Friday, February 13, 1998

1. TITANIC $5.730 +00% $349.124
2. WEDDING SINGER $5.200 OPEN
3. SPHERE $3.910 OPEN
4. GOOD WILL HUNTING $1.720 -08% $072.312
5. AS GOOD AS IT GETS $1.315 -03% $095.501
6. REPLACEMENT KILLERS $0.890 -69% $010.929
7. BORROWERS $0.770 OPEN
8. GREAT EXPECTATIONS $0.670 -60% $019.098
9. BLUES BROTHERS 2000 $0.580 -68% $007.780
10. L.A. CONFIDENTIAL $0.550 ---- $042.770
11. WAG THE DOG $0.525 -38% $034.957
12. APOSTLE $0.520 ---- $001.505
13. SPICE WORLD $0.330 -60% $024.543
14. DESPERATE MEASURES $0.215 -74% $011.242


Dollars are in millions
% denotes change from last Friday
Numbers are moved for private recreation use

X X X X X


NEW REPUBLIC wonder Ruth Shalit calls to deny a story in this space about
her involvement with the new book now being written by CBSCNBCIMUSCNN star
Laura Ingraham. Shalit, for the record, says that she has nothing to do
with the highly-anticipated project. She tells the DRUDGE REPORT that there
"clearly has been a misunderstanding."

X X X X X

WHITE HOUSE PAIN

"The story goes into the DRUDGE REPORT and then we end up talking about it
here. And I just - we've got to stop this." -- White House press
secretary McCurry whining during briefing [2/12/98] last week.

Why?

Flashback:


REPORT: July 29, 1997: White House volunteer Kathleen Willey "claims to have
been propositioned by the President on federal property. "

MEDIA OUTLET: Internet gossip columnist Matt Drudge.

SOURCE: Unnamed.

RESPONSE: White House Press Secretary Michael McCurry questions whether
"responsible news organizations " should pursue the story.


------------------------------

REPORT: July 31: Willey briefed NEWSWEEK.

MEDIA OUTLET: Drudge.

SOURCE: Unnamed.

RESPONSE: White House official: "If she is saying those things she's lying,
Drudge, don't report it. "

COMMENT: NEWSWEEK reporter Michael Isikoff: "It's hard to do real reporting
in an atmosphere that's been polluted like this."

------------------------------

REPORT: Aug. 4: When White House volunteer Kathleen Willey left a 1993 Oval
Office meeting with Clinton, she was "disheveled. Her face was red and her
lipstick was off. She was flustered, happy and joyful." She said the
President had kissed and fondled her.

MEDIA OUTLET: NEWSWEEK.

SOURCE: Linda Tripp, then an executive assistant in the White House
Counsel's office.

RESPONSE: Clinton Attorney Robert Bennett: "preposterous " to suggest that
Clinton might have made a sexual advance. "I really smell a rat here,
"Bennett said. White House spokesmen call Tripp a "reckless gossip."

[Willey would later give a swore deposition stating that not only was she
propositioned by the President on federal property, but she was also groped
by him.]

------------------------------

REPORT: Jan. 17: NEWSWEEK killed story that White House intern had affair
with Clinton. "Tapes of intimate phone conversations exist."

MEDIA OUTLET: Drudge.

SOURCE: Unnamed.

RESPONSE: Former Clinton aide George Stephanopoulos: "... Where did it come
from? The DRUDGE REPORT. You know we've all seen how discredited " NEWSWEEK
later said it held story for more reporting, didn't kill it.


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REPORT: Jan. 19: Former White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, 23, has been
subpoenaed to give a deposition in the Paula Jones case.

MEDIA OUTLET: Drudge.

SOURCE: Unnamed.


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REPORT: Jan 19: Lewinsky has denied having any "sexual relationship with
President Clinton" in a sworn affidavit.

MEDIA OUTLET: Drudge.

SOURCE: Unnamed.

RESPONSE: Drudge discounted by McCurry.

COMMENT: Widely reported the next day. Affidavit sealed in Little Rock, Ark.



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