WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- President Clinton and his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, spent a quiet day after his lengthy interrogation Saturday in the sexual harassment suit brought by Paula Jones. The first couple ventured out of the White House today only briefly for church services.
Clinton didn't respond to a shouted question of whether he was relieved the whole thing was over. But aides reported the president was doing fine after the ordeal and was glad the unprecedented deposition is in the past. Clinton's attorney, Robert Bennett, ordered everyone to keep to the terms of the federal judge's gag order prohibiting any discussion of the six-hour deposition. And while four of Jones' attorneys appeared on the various Sunday talk shows, no Clinton attorney did and only one adviser, James Carville, showed up on NBC's 'Meet the Press,' though he said it was against Bennett's wishes. Carville said the president would prevail at trial and said not to make too much of the fact that Jones and her legal team dined out in high fashion Saturday night, drinking champagne. Clinton, meanwhile, cancelled plans for dinner and a show to stay home. Carville said, 'I don't think the president drinks champagne, so what difference does it make? My guess is he probably had a pulled pork sandwich with some barbecue sauce on it.' He added, 'The president knows if they have a trial, the facts'll come out about this....The president's telling the truth....She's in this for money, she wants money, she filed it for money, and that's all it's about -- money, money, and more money. Period.' ---
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