Clinton Admits False Statements
WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Clinton admitted Friday for the first time that he made false statements in the Monica Lewinsky case and entered into a deal with prosecutors to avert an indictment. He surrendered his law license for five years.
``I tried to walk a fine line between acting lawfully and testifying falsely, but I now recognize that I did not fully accomplish that goal and that certain of my responses to questions about Ms. Lewinsky were false,″ the president said in a statement read by White House press secretary Jake Siewert.
``I hope my actions today will help bring closure and finality to these matters,″ Clinton said.