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McDougal Innocent of Obstruction

April 12, 1999

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) _ Susan McDougal was found innocent of obstructing Kenneth Starr’s Whitewater investigation and the judge declared a mistrial today on the other two charges against her.

U.S. District Judge George Howard Jr. declared the mistrial on two criminal contempt counts just before jurors delivered the innocent verdict in the courtroom.

``I had a fair trial and my day in court and I thank you for that,″ Mrs. McDougal told the judge in court after the jury left the courtroom.

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