Judge Norma Holloway Johnson is holding a report clearing the Office of Independent Counsel of charges it leaked grand jury evidence from the Lewinsky investigation to the press, a source tells WorldNetDaily.
Last year, President Clinton's lawyer David Kendall, later joined by Monica Lewinsky lawyer William Ginsburg, made 37 allegations accusing Kenneth Starr of leaking the grand jury testimony of key Clinton aides. Judge Johnson subsequently granted a White House request for a "show cause" hearing which would give Clinton's lawyers access to information held by Starr's office. On appeal , Judge Johnson was told she could not require Starr to reveal his case to White House lawyers but Starr could be made to show he didn't violate rule 6 (e) restricting leaks. As a result, the White House complaint was handed to a court commissioner to investigate. Since then, there hasn't been any closure of the matter and the allegations have been frequently repeated in the media.
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The source told WorldNetDaily: "When the commissioner appointed by the judge makes his report, everyone inside the case, the White House, everybody knows that the report has been filed."
The source speculated that the White House is aware of the impending report exonerating Starr and is making new allegations based on a recent story in the New York Times.The Times story quoted people close to the OIC as saying Starr possessed the constitutional authority to secure an indictment against Clinton while the president was still in office.
Kendall loudly filed a show cause motion charging Starr again with violating grand jury secrecy. Critics of the legal tactic favored by Kendall say by using a news report, a lawyer can file a routine show cause motion to put the opposing lawyer on the defensive.
The White House has come under increasing suspicion of being behind the leaks that Starr was accused of making. Clinton aide Sydney Blumenthal is currently under fire by senators calling for a Justice Department perjury probe related to White House leaks. House impeachment managers released an affidavit Saturday by journalist Christopher Hitchens which claimed Blumenthal leaked to the press that "Monica Lewinsky was a stalker." Blumenthal denied under oath to Starr's grand jury and to the Senate impeachment trial that he repeated Clinton's negative characterizations of Lewinsky to the media.