settle with Jones to keep the rest of his skeletons in the closet????
Those are just off the top of my head. I'm sure there are other good reasons that do not involve guilt or innocence.
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As I said earlier: I think he has/had much more damaging skeletons in the closet and he settled in order to avoid the possibility of those coming to light
Last edited by OscarB63; 11-12-10 at 11:47 AM.
It could be as simple as "I don't want to be bothered with it and waste the time, damage is done, but I have better things to do, so here is the money"
Settlement does not equal guilt.
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As to the court of public opinion, he remained pretty popular for his tenure IIRC, so he had very little to gain and a lot to lose by taking it to trial.
I would say that the reality of the situation is that we'll never really know though. Only he and Paula Jones know for sure.