FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2004
Contact: Bob Weiner/Jeffrey Buchanan 301-283-0821 or 202-329-1700
WHAT KEN STARR’S STUDENTS WILL LEARN, SAYS GRAND JURY WITNESS BOB WEINER, FROM NEW PEPPERDINE LAW DEAN
(Washington, DC…) Upon learning that Ken Starr has been appointed Dean of Pepperdine School of Law, Lewinsky-Whitewater grand jury witness Bob Weiner, a Clinton administration White House staff member, had the following reaction:
“Ouch! Apparently law students at Pepperdine will learn from the top that it is all right to investigate consensual sex when no one complains, tape friends' conversations without permission, force legal-age young people to testify about their friends' consenting sexual lives, make mothers testify against their daughters when no crime is committed, force Secret Service not to be secret, subpoena records of books bought at bookstores about legal subjects, secretly subpoena home phone records of innocent witnesses and force them to testify in front of grand juries about private conversations with friends, write pornographic reports you know will be used fully in the press, and claim you are doing all this for the good of the nation despite virtually all precedents protecting privacy and First Amendment rights.”
“They will also learn to build perjury cases from conducting stings and coercive techniques to generate statements by the subject who wants to protect privacy of his or her personal physical relationship.”
“Let’s hope they don’t use these lessons either as special prosecutors or even in traditional legal procedures.”
“And let’s hope they don’t decide to spend $60 million of federal funds over six years in proving someone has a private consenting relationship with no complaining party,” Weiner concluded.
Weiner, whom Ken Starr subpoenaed and called as a Lewinsky-Whitewater grand jury witness and also subpoenaed his home phone records, was Director of Public Affairs 1995-2001 of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. He is now president of a public affairs and issue strategies company, Robert Weiner Associates.
(Source: Robert Weiner Associates)