Appeals Court Says Secret Service Must Testify
Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr won another court battle in his campaign to gather information in the Monica Lewinsky scandal when a three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled on July 7 that Secret Service agents are required to testify before grand juries-even against the President of the United States.
To stop Starr from questioning two Secret Service agents and the agency chief counsel who debriefed them about Monica Lewinsky, Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin had asserted the novel claim of a "protective function privilege" that would prevent agents from testifying about things they might have seen or overheard while …
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Publication information: Article title: Appeals Court Says Secret Service Must Testify. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Human Events. Volume: 54. Issue: 27 Publication date: July 17, 1998. Page number: 4. © Human Events Publishing, Inc. Feb 16, 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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