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XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1998 23:42:51 UTC XXXXX



WEEKEND WITH WILLEY

**Exclusive**

Key staffers on both sides of the House Judiciary Committee immediately
began sifting and lifting the skirt of the new material submitted by
Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr.

The document dump late Friday afternoon relating to events surrounding
Kathleen Willey, information that may point to perjury by the President,
took nearly everyone in Washington by surprise.

Sources close to Starr say the office quietly celebrated after the dump was
pulled off without one press leak!

"A senior deputy worked the copy machine," joked one Starr ally.

Starr's boxes contained the grand jury testimony transcripts of Willey,
friend Julie Steele, and Democratic moneybags Nate Landow. The evidence is
locked under armed guard in a congressional office building tonight.

Starr has a videotape of Clinton asking a Virginia politician about Willey
and phone logs showing that Clinton called her numerous times at home --
evidence that challenges Clinton's sworn grand jury statements.

But with conflicting testimony coming from all directions, Starr, in the
end, was unable to determine just who was telling the truth in the
Willey/Clinton "unwanted" sex grope episode.

[Tripp has sworn that Willey described the President as a great kisser, for
example.]

White House officials were hit hard with the news that Starr was back in
motion; many learned from the first ASSOCIATED PRESS alert, shortly after
2:30 PM ET, announcing the transmittal.

Inside word of the Paula Jones settlement had already spread throughout the
mansion when the Starr news hit, turning smiles into frowns.

Resentment for Starr is still building.

"It shows how pathetic his investigation is and how little there is there,"
one White House official said to a reporter. "Really, it is a way for him
to kick up some dust before his appearance next week."

"The president has decided he is not prepared to spend one more hour on this
matter," lawyer Bob Bennett told the wires after the Jones settlement was
announced.

But Paula Jones and all of the scandal babies still haunt.

Without Jones, there would have been no Willey, no Tripp, no Lewinsky. No
grand jury slips. No bribery attempts [new Willey twist]. No obstruction
caused by "gossip reports" on the Internet. No claims of Executive
Privilege over panties.

And Paula Jones once again exposed the snob press for what they are.

Who could forget this early NEWSWEEK/WASH POST GROUP [May 16, 1994] story on
the Jones lawsuit:

A description of Paula's "behavior" from a witness at "a duck-calling and
gumbo cook-off" in Stuttgart, Ark.

"She went with one man and when she got there, she spotted another one. She
goes right up to him, puts her leg right between the legs of the other man
and rubs herself up and down on him... Promiscuity? Good gosh. Her mother
is fixing to get the shock of her life when Paula's life comes out... She
went out and had herself a good time. I've seen her at the Red Lobster
pinch men on the ass..."

[Time for retirement, Katherine Graham?]

The all-news cable channels owe Paula Jones more than just a round of
goodbye interviews, she created a news mountain with the years of fallout
and headlines generated by her suit. It would be impossible to calculate
just how many advertisements have been sold, how much money has been made by
media corporations based on television shows that have used the Jones
lawsuit and its offspring...

X X X X X

LEWINSKY TO BE HEARD ON TUESDAY

The House Judiciary committee is planning to release the audiotapes of
conversations between Tripp and Lewinsky next Tuesday...


I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER

http://www.drudgereport.com/2.htm for the first Willey flashbacks that
rocked the city during the Summer of 1997.

X X X X X

Bob Novak is set to write a book -- solo. [Life book partner Rowland Evans
is sidelined.] Novak's developing project is said to be a 'warning to the
Republican party' at the century turn. Coming next year from FREE PRESS.
Between CNN CROSSFIRE/CAPITOL GANG/INSIDE POLITICS roles, syndicated columns
[3 a week], speaking engagements and zooming around Washington, DC in his
black Corvette, media godfather Novak is lining it all up... WASHINGTON
TIMES superstar Bill Gertz is putting the finishing touches on his book,
coming in the Spring of '99. Gertz, who has broken more stories than any
single newspaper reporter in America in recent years and has single-handedly
made the WASHINGTON POST the second read, is set to spook the spooks with
his book of top secrets and military intelligence that no one on the outside
could know.... GOLDBERG RADIO... Tripp/Lewinsky player Lucianne Goldberg
is planning to launch a radio show. Coming soon: 2 hours a week, beaming
on webcaster TALKSPOT [ http://www.talkspot.com ]...

X X X X X

HOLLYWOOD PANIC: A SIX-WEEK BLIZZARD

NEW YORK TIMES Hollywood reporter Bernie Weinraub tries a new angle in
upcoming Sunday editions: The holiday season is a scary time in Hollywood;
Too much product.

"Am I nervous? Is the sun going to come out tomorrow?" Jeffrey Katzenberg,
the DREAMWORKS partner who has overseen the cartoon PRINCE OF EGYPT, tells
Weinraub. "I'm not quite panicked yet, but that'll come, too."

"Everyone else is having a good time and you're wondering whether you'll die
or not," declares FOX FILM's Bill Mechanic. "It's nerve-racking."

Nearly 100 films will be released over the next 45 days. BUGS, PIG, Tom
Hanks' SLEEPLESS IN CYBERSPACE.

Will enough warm bodies buy the tickets that keep the studio conveyer belts
greased?

"Does this mean that some pictures that really deserve an audience will get
hurt in this brief period of time?" PARAMOUNT's Sherry Lansing notes. "Of
course it does. It not only makes me absolutely nervous; it saddens me."

And Weinraub plans to give them all more nightmares.

He ends by reporting that the suits are already racing ahead. Far ahead.
"Studios are already setting up their Thanksgiving and Christmas for next
year," warns a MIRAMAX[ED OUT] exec. "We have SCREAM 3 coming out in the
holiday season, 1999. And I hear there's a new James Bond film."

Hollywood hasn't run out of ideas. It just looks that way.

The Bond is reportedly titled: THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH.


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Filed by Matt Drudge
Reports are moved when circumstances warrant
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