Lindsey, Currie joining Clinton
Washington, D.C. (AP) - President
Clinton's entourage on his Africa tour includes people who have testified before a grand
jury empaneled by independent counsel Kenneth Starr.
Personal secretary Betty Currie, confidant Bruce Lindsey, and personal aide Kris Engskov - all of whom have appeared before the grand jury investigating Clinton's relationship with Monica Lewinsky - are headed to Africa.
All told, 68 members of the administration are making the trip with 16 members of Congress and 24 people described by the White House as "private citizens." They include Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer and jewelry executive Maurice Tempelsman, the longtime companion of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who has recently escorted Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; and grocery-chain mogul Ron Burkle, who has loaned his Los Angeles-area homes to Clinton.
Some of the prominent black Americans traveling with Clinton are Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater; Labor Secretary Alexis Herman; the Rev. Jesse Jackson; Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.; Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.; Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich.; Robert Johnson, president of Black Entertainment Television; NAACP President Kweisi Mfume; and Bishop Fred Calhoun James of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Des Moines Register
Sunday, March 22, 1998, Page 3A