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Text of questions submitted by House Judiciary Committee
Chairman Henry Hyde to President Clinton regarding his affair
with Monica Lewinsky:


Dear Mr. President,

I respectfully seek your cooperation in responding to the enclosed requests for admissions in writing and under oath, utilizing the enclosed affidavit. The Committee is seeking this information in order to expedite the inquiry of impeachment authorized pursuant to House Resolution 581.

The enclosed requests for admission are for purposes of the inquiry of impeachment only and the responses you provide shall not be considered to have any bearing or effect on any subsequent or prospective action by the Executive or Judicial branches of the United States that may be related to this matter.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Henry J. Hyde

Committee on the Judiciary

United States House of Representatives

Requests for admission of William J. Clinton, president of the
United States, relating to the inquiry of impeachment
authorized pursuant to H. Res 581.

  1. Do you admit or deny that you are the chief law
    enforcement officer of the United States of America?

  2. Do you admit or deny that upon making your oath of office
    that you swore you would faithfully execute that office of
    President of the United States and would to the best of your
    ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the
    United States?

  3. Do you admit or deny that pursuant to Article II, section 2
    of the Constitution you have a duty to “take care that the
    laws be faithfully executed?”

  4. Do you admit or deny that you are a member of the bar and
    an officer of the court of a state of the United States, subject
    to the rules of professional responsibility and ethics applicable
    to the bar of that state?

  5. Do you admit or deny that you took an oath in which you
    swore to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the
    truth in a deposition conducted as part of a judicial proceeding
    in the case of Jones v. Clinton on January 17, 1998?

  6. Do you admit or deny that you look an oath in which you
    swore or affirmed to tell the truth, the whole truth, and
    nothing but the truth, before a grand jury empaneled as part
    of a judicial proceeding before the United States District Court
    for the District of Columbia Circuit on August 17, 1998?

  7. Do you admit or deny that on or about October 7, 1997,
    you received a letter composed by Monica Lewinsky in which
    she expressed dissatisfaction with her search for a job in New
    York?

  8. Do you admit or deny that you telephoned Monica Lewinsky
    early in the morning on October 10, 1997, and offered to
    assist her finding a job in New York?

  9. Do you admit or deny that on or about October 11, 1997,
    you met with Monica Lewinsky in or about the Oval Office
    dining room?

  10. Do you admit or deny that on or about October 11, 1997,
    Monica Lewinsky furnished to you, in or about the Oval Office
    dining room, a list of jobs in New York in which she was
    interested?

  11. Do you admit or deny that on or about October 11, 1997,
    you suggested to Monica Lewinsky that Vernon Jordan may be
    able to assist her in her job search?

  12. Do you admit or deny that on or about October 11, 1997,
    after meeting with Monica Lewinsky and discussing her search
    for a job in New York, you telephoned Vernon Jordan?

  13. Do you admit or deny that you discussed with Monica
    Lewinsky prior to December 17, 1997, a plan in which she
    would pretend to bring you papers with a work-related
    purpose when in fact such papers had no work-related
    purpose, in order to conceal your relationship?

  14. Do you admit or deny that you discussed with Monica
    Lewinsky prior to December 17, 1997, that Betty Currie should
    be the one to clear Ms. Lewinsky in to see you, so Ms.
    Lewinsky could say that she was visiting with Ms. Currie
    instead of with you?

  15. Do you admit or deny that you discussed with Monica
    Lewinsky prior to December 17, 1997, that if either of you
    were questioned about the existence of your relationship you
    would deny its existence?

  16. Do you admit or deny that on or about December 6, 1997,
    you learned that Monica Lewinsky’s name was on a witness list
    in the case of Jones v. Clinton?

  17. Do you admit or deny that on or about December 17,
    1997, you told Monica Lewinsky that her name was on the
    witness list in the case of Jones v. Clinton?

  18. Do you admit or deny that on or about December 17,
    1997, you suggested to Monica Lewinsky that the submission
    of an affidavit in the case of Jones v. Clinton might suffice to
    prevent her from having to testify personally in that case?

  19. Do you admit or deny that on or about Dec. 17, 1997, you
    suggested to Monica Lewinsky that she could say to anyone
    inquiring about her relationship with you that her visits to the
    Oval Office were for the purpose of visiting with Betty Currie or
    to deliver papers to you?

  20. Do you admit or deny that you gave false and misleading
    testimony under oath when you stated during your deposition
    in the case of Jones v. Clinton on January 17, 1998, that you
    did not know if Monica Lewinsky had been subpoenaed to
    testify in that case?

  21. Do you admit or deny that you gave false and misleading
    testimony under oath when you stated before the grand jury
    on August 17, 1998, that you did know, prior to January 17,
    l998, that Monica Lewinsky had been subpoenaed to testify in
    the case of Jones v. Clinton?

  22. Do you admit or deny that on or about December 28,
    1997, you had a discussion with Monica Lewinsky at the White
    House regarding her moving to New York?

  23. Do you admit or deny that on or about December 28,
    1997, you had a discussion with Monica Lewinsky at the White
    House in which you suggested to her that she move to New
    York soon because by moving to New York, the lawyers
    representing Paula Jones in the case of Jones v. Clinton may
    not contact her?

  24. Do you admit or deny that on or about December 28,
    1997, you had a discussion with Monica Lewinsky at the White
    House regarding gifts you had given to Ms. Lewinsky that were
    subpoenaed in the case of Jones v. Clinton?

  25. Do you admit or deny that on or about December 28,
    1997, you expressed concern to Monica Lewinsky about a
    hatpin you had given to her as a gift which had been
    subpoenaed in the case of Jones v Clinton?

  26. Do you admit or deny that on or about December 28,
    1997, you discussed with Betty Currie gifts previously given by
    you to Monica Lewinsky?

  27. Do you admit or deny that on or about December 28,
    1998, (sic) you requested, instructed, suggested to or
    otherwise discussed with Betty Currie that she take
    possession of gifts previously given to Monica Lewinsky by
    you?

  28. Do you admit or deny that you had a telephone
    conversation on January 6, 1998, with Vernon Jordan during
    which you discussed Monica Lewinsky’s affidavit, yet to be
    filed, in the case of Jones v. Clinton?

  29. Do you admit or deny that you had knowledge of the fact
    that Monica Lewinsky executed for filing an affidavit in the case
    of Jones v. Clinton on January 7, 1998?

  30. Do you admit or deny that on or about January 7, 1998,
    you had a discussion with Vernon Jordan in which he
    mentioned that Monica Lewinsky executed for filing an affidavit
    in the case of Jones v. Clinton?

  31. Do you admit or deny that on or about January 7, 1998,
    you had a discussion with Vernon Jordan in which he
    mentioned that he was assisting Monica Lewinsky in finding a
    job in New York?

  32. Do you admit or deny that you viewed a copy of the
    affidavit executed by Monica Lewinsky on January 7, 1998, in
    the case of Jones v. Clinton, prior to your deposition in that
    case?

  33. Do you admit or deny that you had knowledge that your
    counsel viewed a copy of the affidavit executed by Monica
    Lewinsky on January 7, 1998, in the case of Jones v. Clinton,
    prior to your deposition in that case?

  34. Do you admit or deny that you had knowledge that any
    facts or assertions contained in the affidavit executed by
    Monica Lewinsky on January 7, 1998, in the case of Jones v.
    Clinton were not true?

  35. Do you admit or deny that you viewed a copy of the
    affidavit executed by Monica Lewinsky on January 7, 1998, in
    the ease of Jones v. Clinton at your deposition in that case on
    January 17, 1998?

  36. Do you admit or deny that you had knowledge that your
    counsel viewed a copy of the affidavit executed by Monica
    Lewinsky on January 7, 1998, in the case of Jones v. Clinton at
    your deposition in that case on January 17, 1998?

  37. Do you admit or deny that on or about January 9, 1998,
    you received a message from Vernon Jordan indicating that
    Monica Lewinsky had received a job offer in New York?

  38. Do you admit or deny that between January 9, 1998, and
    January 15, 1998, you had a conversation with Erskine Bowles
    in the Oval Office in which you stated that Monica Lewinsky
    received a job offer and had listed John Hilley as a reference?

  39. Do you admit or deny that you asked Erskine Bowles if he
    would ask John Hilley to give Ms. Lewinsky a positive job
    recommendation?

  40. Do you admit or deny that during your deposition in the
    case of Jones v. Clinton on January 17, 1998, you affirmed
    that the facts or assertions stated in the affidavit executed by
    Monica Lewinsky on January 7, 1998, were true?

  41. As to each, do you admit or deny that you gave the
    following gifts to Monica Lewinsky at any time in the past?

       

    1. A lithograph

    2. A hatpin

    3. A large “Black Dog” canvas bag

    4. A large “Rockettes” blanket

    5. A pin of the New York skyline

    6. A box of cherry chocolates

    7. A pair of novelty sunglasses

    8. A stuffed animal from the “Black Dog”

    9. A marble bear’s head

    10. A London pin

    11. A shamrock pin

    12. An Annie Lennox compact disc

    13. Davidoff cigars
  42. Do you admit or deny that when asked on January 17,
    1998, in your deposition in the case of Jones v. Clinton if you
    had ever given gifts to Monica Lewinsky you stated that you
    did not recall, even though you actually had knowledge of
    giving her gifts in addition to gifts from the “Black Dog”?

  43. Do you admit or deny that you gave false and misleading
    testimony under oath in your deposition in the case of Jones
    v. Clinton when you responded “once or twice” to the
    question “has Monica Lewinsky ever given you any gifts?”

  44. Do you admit or deny that on January 17, 1998, at or
    about 5:38 p.m., after the conclusion of your deposition in the
    case of Jones v. Clinton you telephoned Vernon Jordan at his
    home?

  45. Do you admit or deny that on January 17, 1998, at or
    about 7:02 p.m., after the conclusion of your deposition in the
    case of Jones v. Clinton, you telephoned Betty Currie at her
    home?

  46. Do you admit or deny that on January 17, 1998, at or
    about 7:02 p.m., after the conclusion of your deposition in the
    case of Jones v. Clinton, you telephoned Vernon Jordan at his
    office?

  47. Do you admit or deny that on January 17, 1998, at or
    about 7:13 p.m., after the conclusion of your deposition in the
    case of Jones v. Clinton , you telephoned Betty Currie at her
    home and asked her to meet with you the next day, Sunday,
    January 18, 1998?

  48. Do you admit or deny that on January 18, 1998, at or
    about 6:11 a.m., you learned of the existence of tapes of
    conversations between, Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp
    recorded by Linda Tripp?

  49. Do you admit or deny that on January 18, 1998, at or
    about 12:50 p.m., you telephoned Vernon Jordan at his
    home?

  50. Do you admit or deny that on January 18, 1998, at or
    about 1:11 p.m., you telephoned Betty Currie at her home?

  51. Do you admit or deny that on January 18, 1998, at or
    about 2:55 p.m., you received a telephone call from Vernon
    Jordan?

  52. Do you admit or deny that on January 18, 1998, at or
    about 5:00 p.m., you had a meeting with Betty Currie at which
    you made statements similar to any of the following regarding
    your relationship with Monica Lewinsky?

    1. “You were always there when she was there, right? We
      were never really alone.”

    2. “You could see and hear everything.”

    3. “Monica came on to me, and I never touched her, right?”

    4. “She wanted to have sex with me and I couldn’t do that.”
  53. Do you admit or deny that you had a conversation with
    Betty Currie within several days of January 18, 1998, in which
    you made statements similar to any of the following regarding
    your relationship with Monica Lewinsky?

    1. “You were always there when she was there, right? We
      were never really alone.”

    2. “You could see and hear everything.”

    3. “Monica came on to me, and I never touched her, right?”

    4. “She wanted to have sex with me and I couldn’t do that.”
  54. Do you admit or deny that on January 18, 1998, at or
    about 11:02 p.m., you telephoned Betty Currie at her home?

  55. Do you admit or deny that on Monday, January 19, 1998,
    at or about 8:50 a.m., you telephoned Betty Currie at her
    home?

  56. Do you admit or deny that on Monday, January 19, 1998,
    at or about 8:56 a.m., you telephoned Vernon Jordan at his
    home?

  57. Do you admit or deny that on Monday January 19, 1998,
    at or about 10:55 a.m., you telephoned Vernon Jordan at his
    office?

  58. Do you admit or deny that on Monday, January 19, 1998,
    at or about 1:45 p.m., you telephoned Betty Currie at her
    home?

  59. Do you admit or deny that on Monday, January 19, 1998,
    at or about 2:44 p.m., you met with individuals including
    Vernon Jordan, Erskine Bowles, Bruce Lindsey, Cheryl Mills,
    Charles Ruff, and Rahm Emanuel?

  60. Do you admit or deny that on Monday, January 19, 1998,
    at or about 2:44 p.m., at any meeting with Vernon Jordan,
    Erskine Bowles, Bruce Lindsey, Cheryl Mills, Charles Ruff, Rahm
    Emanuel and others you discussed the existence of tapes of
    conversations between Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp
    recorded by Linda Tripp, or any other matter relating to Monica
    Lewinsky?

  61. Do you admit or deny that on Monday, January 19, 1998,
    at or about 5:56 p.m., you telephoned Vernon Jordan at his
    office?

  62. Do you admit or deny that on January 2l, 1998, the day
    the Monica Lewinsky story appeared for the first time in The
    Washington Post, you had a conversation with Sidney
    Blumenthal in which you stated that you rebuffed alleged
    advances from Monica Lewinsky and in which you made a
    statement similar to the following? “Monica Lewinsky came at
    me and made a sexual demand on me.”

  63. Do you admit or deny that on January 21, 1998, the day
    the Monica Lewinsky story appeared for the first time in The
    Washington Post, you had a conversation with Sidney
    Blumenthal in which you made a statement similar to the
    following in response to a question about your conduct with
    Ms. Lewinsky? “I haven’t done anything wrong.”

  64. Do you admit or deny that on January 21, 1998, the day
    the Monica Lewinsky story appeared for the first time in The
    Washington Post, you had a conversation with Erskine Bowles,
    Sylvia Matthews and John Podesta in which you made
    statements similar to the following? “I want you to know I
    did not have a sexual relationship with this woman Monica
    Lewinsky. I did not ask anybody to lie. And when the facts
    come out, you’ll understand.”

  65. Do you admit or deny that on or about January 23, 1998,
    you had a conversation with John Podesta in which you stated
    that you had never had an affair with Monica Lewinsky?

  66. Do you admit or deny that on or about January 23, 1998,
    you had a conversation with John Podesta in which you stated
    that you were not alone with Monica Lewinsky in the Oval
    Office, and that Betty Currie was either in your presence or
    outside your office with the door open while you were visiting
    with Monica Lewinsky?

  67. Do you admit or deny that on or about January 26, 1998,
    you had a conversation with Harold Ickes in which you made
    statements to the effect that you did not have an affair with
    Monica Lewinsky?

  68. Do you admit or deny that on or about January 26, 1998,
    you had a conversation with Harold lckes in which you made
    statements to the effect that you had not asked anyone to
    change their story, suborn perjury or obstruct justice if called
    to testify or otherwise respond to a request for information
    from the Office of Independent Counsel or in any other legal
    proceeding?

  69. Do you admit or deny that on or about January 21, 1998,
    you and Richard “Dick” Morris discussed the possibility of
    commissioning a poll to determine public opinion following the
    Washington Post story regarding the Monica Lewinsky matter?

  70. Do you admit or deny that you had a later conversation
    with Richard “Dick” Morris in which he stated that the polling
    results regarding the Monica Lewinsky matter suggested that
    the American people would forgive you for adultery but not for
    perjury or obstruction of justice?

  71. Do you admit or deny that you responded to Richard
    “Dick” Morris’ explanation of these polling results by making
    a statement similar to the following: “(w)ell, we just have to
    win then”?

  72. Do you admit or deny the past or present existence of, or
    the past or present direct or indirect employment of
    individuals, other than counsel representing you, whose duties
    include making contact with or gathering information about,
    witnesses or potential witnesses in any judicial proceeding
    related to any matter in which you are or could be involved?

  73. Do you admit or deny having knowledge that Terry
    Lenzner was contacted or employed to make contact with or
    gather information about witnesses or potential witnesses in
    any judicial proceeding related to any matter in which you are
    or could be involved?

  74. Do you admit or deny having knowledge that Jack Palladino
    was contacted or employed to make contact with or gather
    information about witnesses or potential witnesses in any
    judicial proceeding related to any matter in which you are or
    could be involved?

  75. Do you admit or deny having knowledge that Betsy Wright
    was contacted or employed to make contact with or gather
    information about witnesses or potential witnesses in any
    judicial proceeding related to any matter in which you are or
    could be involved?

  76. Do you admit or deny that you made false and misleading
    public statements in response to questions asked on or about
    January 21, 1998, in an interview with Roll Call, when you
    stated “Well, let me say, the relationship was not improper,
    and I think that’s important enough to say. But because the
    investigation is going on, I don’t know what is out — what’s
    going to be asked of me. I think I need to cooperate, answer
    the questions, but I think that it’s important for me to make it
    clear what is not. And then, at the appropriate time, I’ll answer
    to what is. But let me answer — it is not an improper
    relationship and I know what the word means.”

  77. Do you admit or deny that you made false and misleading
    public statements in response to questions asked on or about
    January 21, 1998, in the Oval Office during a photo
    opportunity when you stated “Now there are lots of
    questions that I think are very legitimate. You have a right to
    ask them; you and the American people have a right to get
    answers. We are working very hard to comply and get all the
    requests for information up here and we will give you as many
    answers as we can as soon as we can at the appropriate time,
    consistent with our obligation to also cooperate with the
    investigations. And that’s not a dodge, that’s really what I’ve
    talked with our people. I want to do that. I’d like to have more
    rather than less, sooner rather than later. So we’ll work
    through it as quickly as we can and get all those questions out
    there to you”?

  78. Do you admit or deny that you discussed with Harry
    Thomasson, prior to making separate statements in response
    to questions asked by the press in January 1998, relating to
    your relationship with Monica Lewinsky, what such statements
    should be or how they should be communicated?

  79. Do you admit or deny that you made a false or misleading
    public statement in response to a question asked on or about
    January 26, 1998, when you stated “But I want to say one
    thing to the American people — I want you to listen to me. I
    am going to say this again. I did not have sexual relations with
    that woman, Ms. Lewinsky?”

  80. Do you admit or deny that you made false and misleading
    public statements in response to a question asked on or about
    January 26, 1998, when you stated “… I never told anybody
    to lie, not a single time. Never”?

  81. Do you admit or deny that you directed or instructed
    Bruce Lindsey, Sidney Blumenthal, Nancy Hernreich and Lanny
    Breuer to invoke executive privilege before a grand jury
    empaneled as part of a judicial proceeding by the United
    States District Court for the District of Columbia Circuit in
    1998?

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