President Clinton's closest friend and his personal secretary contradict his own sworn testimony about Monica Lewinsky in material released yesterday by the House Judiciary Committee.
Washington lawyer Vernon E. Jordan Jr. said he had "continuing dialogue" with Mr. Clinton about Miss Lewinsky's ties to the Paula Jones sexual harassment suit, despite claims to the contrary by the president.
Secretary Betty Currie said Mr. Clinton tried to get her to agree with him during two White House meetings that he and Miss Lewinsky had never been alone, even though she was aware they had been and he knew it.
Mrs. Currie's grand jury testimony shows Mr. Clinton warned her in a frantic midnight telephone call that a story about Miss Lewinsky was about to break, telling her it was "not good." Later, she told Miss Lewinsky, "You have got to get out of town, big time" - just before Mr. Jordan and others sought a job for the former intern in New York.
The suspected cover-up is outlined in 4,610 pages of documents made public by the House Judiciary Committee, including grand jury testimony, interviews by the FBI and independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr, transcripts of tapes of conversations between Miss Lewinsky and Pentagon colleague Linda R. Tripp, and White House records.
The documents are the second major release by the committee since the delivery last month of Mr. Starr's report to Congress outlining 11 grounds for the impeachment of Mr. Clinton. A vote on whether to hold impeachment hearings is scheduled next week.
In an angry response to the latest documents, the White House rebuked committee Republicans for what it called a political attack and restated earlier denials that Mr. Clinton's conduct rose to the level of an impeachable …