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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Clinton Video Allowed

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas () -- U.S. President Bill Clinton can testify by videotape at the trial of his former Whitewater partners, but he can't have the questions in advance, a federal judge ruled.

U.S. District Judge George Howard Jr. denied a request Wednesday from James and Susan McDougal to compel Clinton to testify in person at their conspiracy and fraud trial. He said ordering Clinton to travel to Little Rock "would be unduly burdensome to the president in the performance of his official duties."

Rejecting Clinton's request to see the questions in advance, Howard said the only reason a president might deserve such special treatment would be if national security were involved.