What Is Clinton's Perjury Defense?

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Dec. 18 1998 3:12 PM

What Is Clinton's Perjury Defense?

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Clinton's lawyers claim that this second answer ("Bruce Lindsey ... [was] the first...") didn't answer the intervening question but finished the first answer ("I don't think so") instead. And since the fact that Bruce Lindsey was the first to mention the subpoena isn't inconsistent with Jordan's testimony--Jordan might have been the second or third--the lawyers say it's not proof of perjury.

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Explainer thanks Robert Luskin of Comey, Boyd & Luskin in Washington, D.C., for his help.