[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1998, Book II)]
[September 15, 1998]
[Pages 1589-1590]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Statement on the Appointment of the Assistant to the President and 
Special Counsel and Two Senior Advisors to the President
September 15, 1998

    Today I have asked Gregory Craig to join the White House staff as 
Assistant to the President and Special Counsel, reporting to me in 
connection with matters arising from the Referral submitted by the 
Office of Independent Counsel to Congress. Joining Deputy Chief of Staff 
John Podesta, the Counsel to the President, Charles Ruff, and my 
personal attorney, David Kendall, in their representation before House 
Judiciary Committee, Mr. Craig will

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quarterback the response to the Referral. Mr. Craig currently serves as 
Director of Policy and Planning at the Department of State. I have known 
him for many years and have great confidence in his judgment and 
    The White House has also added former Chief Senate Liaison and 
executive director of the Senate Campaign Committee Steve Ricchetti and 
former White House Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs Susan Brophy 
to work as Senior Advisors to the President.