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Former White House aide Linda Tripp, who helped launch Starr's investigation into whether Mr. Clinton had an affair with Monica Lewinsky and urged the former intern to lie about it under oath, also was involved in the Willey allegations.
Tripp said in a sworn statement in the Jones case that Willey, outside the Oval Office with her clothing disheveled and her makeup smeared, told her about the advance right after it allegedly happened on Nov. 23, 1993.
According to The Washington Post, Clinton in his Jan. 17 sworn statement in the Jones case remembered meeting with Willey, but denied making a sexual advance. Clinton also has denied having an affair with Lewinsky or asking her to cover it up.
Meanwhile, CBS Senior White House Correspondent Scott Pelley reports that the garnd jury investigation may hamper the president as he presses for high taxes on cigarettes, with a view to keeping teen-agers from smoking and pay for new programs in child care and health care.
At least one Republican leader is raising the possibility that Mr. Clinton's efforts are doomed, as long as the Lewinsky and Jones cases go on.
"It is a distraction," says Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott. "It's becoming a problem, and I think it needs to be dealt with now."
Pelley also reports that the House Judiciary Committee, which would take up part of the tobacco bill, is the same committee that would consider evidence in Mr. Clinton's obstruction of justice investigation.
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