Lewinsky called to testify in court
One of the country’s most respected commentators on Russia, the EU and the US, Mary Dejevsky has worked as a foreign correspondent all over the world, including Washington, Paris and Moscow. She is now the chief editorial writer and a columnist at The Independent and regularly appears on radio and television. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham.
Tuesday 10 February 1998
He insists that she be granted immunity from prosecution before testifying. She has adenied under oath having a sexual relationship with the President and could be charged with perjury if she now admits an affair.
Mr Ginsburg believed that Kenneth Starr, the independent prosecutor overseeing the investigation, had agreed to grant his client immunity and says he has signed letters to that effect.
Mr Starr is reported to have set additional conditions, including a face-to-face interview with Ms Lewinsky and perhaps a lie detector test, before finalising the offer of immunity. Mr Ginsburg is preparing to go to court to enforce the offer. Ms Lewinsky is being required to give evidence in the inquiry into allegations that she and the President had an affair and that he induced her to deny it.
-- Mary Dejevsky, Washington
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