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XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX THU AUG 06 1998 20:59:44 ET XXXXX
REPORT: BILL RICHARDSON CAUGHT IN LEWINSKY LIE!
The WASHINGTON TIMES is set to release a blockbuster report that is bound to
turn official Washington upside down and inside out.
U.N. Ambassador Bill Richardson, contrary to what he told Congress last
month in sworn testimony, did not have a job opening on his staff when he
offered to hire Monica Lewinsky in October, according to sources and
documents obtained by the WASHINGTON TIMES.
Reporter Bill Sammon breaks hard with the exclusive, set to appear in Friday
Richardson, who was recently confirmed as President Clinton's new Energy
Secretary, "panicked when the scandal broke in January and scrambled to find
a slot he could claim had existed long before he interviewed Lewinsky."
Sammon reveals: "Despite Mr. Richardson's repeated sworn assertions, he did
not create the position until after Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr served
him with a subpoena demanding all documents related to the job offer."
Starr is trying to determine whether the offer was aimed at distancing
Lewinsky and keeping her quiet about her relationship with Clinton.
The TIMES quotes sources at the United Nations, State Department and Capitol
Hill in the exhaustive report.
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NEW YORK TIMES: LEWINSKY TOLD GRAND JURY THAT CLINTON NEVER ASKED HER TO LIE
Monica Lewinsky told a grand jury on Thursday that she had several sexual
encounters with President Clinton "in his small, private study down a short
hallway from the Oval Office, Friday's NEW YORK TIMES is set to report.
A prerelease of the report was obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT Thursday evening.
Lewinsky also testified, according to the TIMES, that she and the president
"had talked about ways to conceal their relationship... [but] he never
directly told her to lie under oath in the Paula Jones case."
Lewinsky was asked a series of questions about the dirty dress Thursday and
prosecutors have left open the possibility of recalling her before the grand
jury, perhaps after the president testifies, says the paper.
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Does ABC NEWS know something we don't?
"Tests on a navy blue dress Monica Lewinsky supposedly kept as a
semen-stained souvenir have proved negative," ABCNEWS.COM website reported
-- LAST JAN 30.
Oddly, the stunning report could still be found archived on the network's
news website this week!
Clever web cruisers circulated the web address that featured the old dress
story -- causing maximum Internet confusion.
http://www.abcnews.com/sections/us/crisis_index/index.html still showed the
"no DNA story" late Thursday night.
The report filed by Tristanne L. Walliser revealed:
"The dress, seized along with other clothing and personal affects by the
FBI, was tested at the request of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr.
Lewinsky claimed, in what she thought were private conversations taped by
her friend Linda Tripp, that she had deliberately preserved a dress with the
president's semen on it. However, sources tell ABC NEWS that the dress had
been dry cleaned before it was seized, and the testing found no physical
"More Americans Get Their News From ABC NEWS Than From Any Other Source" --
or something like that.
Round #2 of the dress DNA guessing game continued late week -- with still no
credible information available. Geraldo's urgent announcement, of course,
not withstanding. Drum roll, please...
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VICIOUS ANTS INVADE CALIFORNIA!
Thirty-one colonies of vicious ants have recently been discovered in a
Fresno County almond orchard, near the town of Kerman, Friday's SAN
FRANCISCO CHRONICLE is reporting.
The ants are a particularly invasive species known scientifically as
Solenopsis invicta, and they apparently reached California as hitch-hikers
inside beehives shipped by a Texas beekeeper.
"The red fire ants are uniquely capable of stinging repeatedly, and their
venom is extremely powerful... their stings have been known to kill calves
and other small animals," reports the paper.
"We have to move fast and attack them with a sledgehammer before they become
solidly established," a farm expert tells the paper.
I say, send the ants to Washington...
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