Presidential Subpoena For the first time in history, a sitting President faces a federal subpoena. After trying for months to get President Clinton to testify voluntarily, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr has issued a subpoena to force the President to answer questions before the grand jury in the Monica Lewinsky investigation. Right now, the President's lawyers are busily trying to figure out how to respond, and protect both the President, and the office of the Presidency. NPR's Larry Abramson reports.
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Presidential Subpoena

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Presidential Subpoena

Presidential Subpoena

Presidential Subpoena

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For the first time in history, a sitting President faces a federal subpoena. After trying for months to get President Clinton to testify voluntarily, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr has issued a subpoena to force the President to answer questions before the grand jury in the Monica Lewinsky investigation. Right now, the President's lawyers are busily trying to figure out how to respond, and protect both the President, and the office of the Presidency. NPR's Larry Abramson reports.