January, 1998

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In the heat of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, president Bill Clinton attempted to use every tool in the trade to stave off one of the most embarrassing revelations for any modern president. Among these strategies was his attempt to invoke executive privilege in order to avoid testifying, or his aides from testifying, about the president’s relationship with the intern. He became the first president since Richard Nixon – who tried to use it to prevent the release of the Watergate tapes in 1974 — to invoke the privilege and lose after a federal court overruled him. Here we have a Jeckyll and Hyde take on the whole matter…

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.