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Clinton To Starr: Buzz Off

Sources say President Clinton will answer no more questions from Independent Counsel Ken Starr voluntarily, CBS News Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer reports.

And if Starr subpoenas Mr. Clinton for more testimony, his lawyers will aggressively fight that.

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We're told the president has given grand jurors all the detail he intends to give on his trysts with Monica Lewinsky. He still believes he did not perjure himself when he admitted an affair after swearing in a January deposition that he had not had sexual relations with her.

When he was questioned about that by prosecutors in the White House map room on Monday he first read from a prepared statement.

We're now told that didn't satisfy grand jurors who were watching on closed circuit television.


To Tell The Truth
JAN. 26
"I did not have sexual relations with that woman."
AUG. 17
"Indeed, I did have a relationship with Ms. Lewinsky."

But when they phoned questions to prosecutors, the president volunteered few additional details and repeatedly referred back to his written statement.

That was one reason Lewinsky, who was described as hurt and angry about the president's Monday night speech, was called back to the grand jury on Thursday. And we're told her description of events continues to differ from the president's.

Afterward, her spokeswoman, Judith Smith, said Lewinsky wants to get on with her life.

"It is our expectation that her testimony today will conclude her grand jury appearance. She will of cours as necessary continue to work with the office of Independent Counsel as needed. Miss Lewinsky is really looking forward to beginning the process of rebuilding her life," Smith said.

But in the meantime, like the rest of Washington, Lewinsky knows all this will probably wind up before Congress sometime this Fall and her friends say that if called upon, she'll tell her story there too.