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 For Immediate Release
Feb 18, 1999 Contact: Press Office


Judicial Watch Files Motion With Arkansas Court to Hold Clinton In Criminal Contempt

Judicial Watch today filed with Judge Susan Webber Wright a motion for order to show cause why President Clinton should not be held in criminal contempt for perjury and obstruction of justice in the Paula Jones civil lawsuit. The motion was filed on behalf of Dolly Kyle Browning, a key witness in the Jones case. Mr. Clinton followed through on earlier threats to her and lied under oath about her during his deposition in the Jones case. He falsely testified that he did not have a sexual relationship with Mrs. Browning and tried to destroy her by defaming her. Mr. Clinton also introduced his own manufactured and fraudulent handwritten notes which, among other falsehoods, contained a flagrantly false account of the 1994 high school reunion.

Henry Hyde's staffers investigated Mrs. Browning's testimony and obtained affidavits verifying material parts of her account - thereby adding additional proof of presidential perjury and obstruction of justice. These affidavits have been presented to the Court as well.

"Civil contempt is meant to force remedial behavior -- it is useless in addressing past unlawful behavior," stated Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman. "Criminal contempt is the only appropriate way to address Bill Clinton's lawless behavior in Judge Wright's court. Civil contempt is the equivalent of censure -- it is meaningless, has no teeth, and has already been hailed by Democrats and some Republicans who, after corruptly refusing to remove him from office, are desperate to be seen as against presidential criminality in some way."

Dolly Kyle Browning and her husband Robert Browning's publishing company have filed a civil lawsuit against President Clinton, Bruce Lindsey, Robert Bennett, and others. This RICO (Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) suit against Mr. Clinton and others alleges a series of threats and other actions designed to prevent Mrs. Browning from telling the truth about her relationship with Clinton and from publishing her fictionalized account of her life story, Purposes of the Heart. The Brownings are represented by Judicial Watch.

The complete text of the motion filed with Judge Susan Webber Wright will be available later today at the Judicial Watch Internet site -

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