Bowles Receives A Starr Subpoena (4/4/97)
White House: Starr Subpoenas McLarty (4/3/97)
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New House Subpoenas Target Clinton Advisors, Confidantes
By Bob Franken/CNN
WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, April 9) -- A House committee investigating Democratic fund-raising is issuing 15 new subpoenas, many of them targeting current and former top White House aides like former presidential advisor George Stephanopolous and a close friend of President Bill Clinton, Vernon Jordan.
The House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, chaired by Dan Burton (R-Ind.), is issuing the subpoenas. The committee has been busy, issuing nearly 70 subpoenas, including this round, in the last two weeks.
A committee source told CNN that people who are being subpoenaed in this new batch include White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles; former chief of staff and now counselor Mack McLarty; former top aide Stephanopolous; close advisor and longtime Clinton Arkansas friend Bruce Lindsey; top Clinton aide Marsha Scott; former Commerce Secretary Mickey Kantor; and Clinton confidant Jordan.
Another committee source told CNN that a major reason for this round of subpoenas is the investigation into efforts made to provide employment for Clinton friend Webster Hubbell. Bowles and McLarty both received subpoenas on this subject last week from Whitewater Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr.
Hubbell received more than $400,000 for various work after he resigned as associate attorney general and before he went to prison for defrauding his previous employer, the Rose Law firm in Little Rock (where he once was a partner of Hillary Rodham Clinton).
The committee is joining Starr in investigating whether the income from these jobs were intended as "hush money," so Hubbell would not to divulge information about Whitewater.
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