Lanny A. Breuer - Career - White House Counsel's Office

White House Counsel's Office

In 1997, Breuer joined the White House Counsel’s Office as special counsel to President William Jefferson Clinton, working under counsel to the president Charles F.C. Ruff. As special counsel, Breuer defended the White House and President Clinton in the congressional and Justice Department investigations of the Clinton campaign's fundraising. He also defended the White House and President Clinton in the various independent counsel investigations, including Ken Starr's Lewinsky investigation. During the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton, he defended the President in the impeachment hearings in the House and the impeachment trial in the Senate.

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