Scandal Not Marked at White House
Aug. 18, 1999
WASHINGTON (AP) _ One year after President Clinton acknowledged an improper relationship with a White House intern, the anniversary of that low moment in the Lewinsky scandal passed virtually unnoticed at the White House.
Asked at the daily press briefing if the presidency suffered long-term damage from the scandal and subsequent impeachment proceedings, spokesman Jake Siewert said, ``I'll leave that for others to judge.''
``We're very focused on ... the president's agenda,'' Siewert said. ``That's what we're hard at work at here today, and what we'll continue to be at work at.''
Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr said last week he hoped to wrap up his investigation of Clinton and his wife, Hillary, and write a final report at the ``earliest practicable moment.'' He told reporters he expected the work to be completed before the general election in November 2000.