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In re Lindsey
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The Division for the Purpose of Appointing Independent Counsels instructed Independent Counsel, who had previously been investigation a series of financial transactions involving then-President Clinton, to investigate “‘whether Monica Lewinsky or others suborned perjury, obstructed justice, intimidated witnesses, or otherwise violated federal law’ in connection with the civil lawsuit against the President of the United States filed by Paula Jones.” The grand jury issued a subpoena to Lindsey, who at the time was both Deputy White House Counsel and Assistant to the President, seeking disclosure of communications made between the President and Lindsey. Lindsey appeared before the grand jury, but did not answer the questions, citing the government attorney-client privilege, executive privilege, and the President’s personal attorney-client privilege. Independent Counsel then moved to compel the testimony of Lindsey, and the district court granted the motion. The Office of the President and the President in his personal capacity appealed the grant of the motion to compel and, after the Supreme Court denied certiorari to decide the issues, the Court of Appeals heard and decided the issues.
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