By - The Washington Times - Thursday, August 24, 2000 President Clinton's legal fund has raised $8 million to pay the bills for his defense in the Whitewater, 'Travelgate,' 'Filegate,' campaign-finance, and Paula Jones and Monica Lewinsky scandals, trustees reported yesterday.
But the fund still needs to raise another $3.9 million to pay all the first family's current legal expenses associated with the scandals that have dogged the Clinton administration, they said.
'There should be an opportunity for the public to enable any first family to leave office without this tremendous burden,' the fund's executive director, Anthony F. Essaye, said of private efforts to pay more than $11 million in legal expenses incurred so far by the president and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton since the Whitewater probe began in January 1994.
Mr. Essaye said the next five months before Mr. Clinton leaves office 'will be a ripe time to continue our fund-raising efforts' and give Democratic loyalists an opportunity to give him 'a concrete expression of thanks' for his two terms as president.
She's going to need more funds. Get your KU checkbooks out...