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Clinton’s Testimony in Jones Case

April 13, 1999

In finding President Clinton in contempt of court, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Webber Wright cited answers from his testimony in the Jones case that were ``false, misleading and evasive.″

The answers were responses to questions about whether he was ever alone with Monica Lewinsky in the White House and whether he and Ms. Lewinsky had sexual relations:

Question: At any time were you and Monica Lewinsky together alone in the Oval Office?

Answer: I don’t recall, but as I said, when she worked at the legislative affairs office, they always had somebody there on the weekends. She _ it seems to me she brought things to me once or twice on the weekends.

Question: At any time were you and Monica Lewinsky alone in the hallway between the Oval office and this kitchen area?

Answer: I don’t believe so. ... I don’t believe we were alone in the hallway, no.

Question: At any time have you and Monica Lewinsky ever been alone together in any room in the White House?

Answer: I have no specific recollection, but it seems to me that she was on duty on a couple of occasions working for the legislative affairs office and brought me some things to sign, something on the weekend. That’s _ I have a general memory of that.

Question: Did you ever have an extramarital sexual affair with Monica Lewinsky?

Answer: No.

Question: If she told someone that she had a sexual affair with you beginning in November of 1995, would that be a lie?

Answer: It’s certainly not the truth. It would not be the truth.

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