Lawyers representing President Bill Clinton backed down Jan. 14 from their effort to obtain confidential documents involving the tax-exempt status of the Rutherford Institute, which is financing Paula Jones’ sexual harassment lawsuit against Clinton.
Attorneys for the president had issued a subpoena seeking documents to support the Rutherford Institute’s tax-exempt status, and other records, including confidential donor records. The Rutherford Institute, a non-profit civil liberties organization best known for its work in defense of religious liberty, accused Clinton’s lawyers of conducting a “witch hunt for having the audacity to challenge the President of the United States.”
“The President’s lawyers have dropped their attempt to rummage around in confidential affairs of the Rutherford Institute, such as private tax data and donor lists,” said Tom Neuberger, the attorney representing the Rutherford Institute in this matter. “All prior demands have been abandoned.”
Neuberger added, “The Rutherford Institute is involved in this case solely because powerful men should not be allowed to sexually harass women.
– E.P. News