Tuesday, July 28, 1998 Published at 17:09 GMT 18:09 UK
Lewinsky gets immunity deal
Monica Lewinsky: told prosecutors she did have sex with the President
In a statement, Plato Cacheris said: "We, as counsel for Monica Lewinsky, have reached an agreement today that for her full and truthful testimony she will receive transactional immunity in this case."
Ms Lewinsky's mother, Marcia Lewis, has also received the same level of immunity according to her lawyers.
"Her lawyer said that she's going to give complete and truthful testimony, and if she does, that should present no problem to the president, obviously, " he said.
Miss Lewinsky is also reported to have told prosecutors that she did have sex with President Clinton.
However, she is said to have denied that Mr Clinton asked her to lie about it.
The nature of the sexual relations between President Clinton and Miss Lewinsky has not been disclosed. Previously she has indicated in private conversations that, "nothing was taken to completion".
Mr Clinton had been due in court today but his appearance was postponed by mutual agreement.
It is understood that while Mr Starr would like to bring the president before the Grand Jury within days, the White House is calling for more time to prepare, perhaps pushing back any testimony to as late as September.
The BBC Washington correspondent says that if Miss Lewinsky repeats her alleged remarks in court, it would put the president in a difficult situation.
However, he says, her denial that there was a cover-up might ease the president's position, as most Americans would regard a cover-up as the more reprehensible sin.
Further blow to Clinton team
In a further blow to the presidential defence team, a court ruled on Monday that Mr Clinton's top confidant could not evade grand jury questioning.
Last week he issued a subpoena summoning President Clinton, who has denied the allegations under oath, to appear before the Washinton grand jury - the first ever legal summons served on a sitting US president.
He was then granted the right to question White House lawyer Bruce Lindsay - one of the president's closest friends - about what he was told by Mr Clinton.
An appeal court ruled on Monday that Mr Lindsey was not immune from questioning before the grand jury because of his position.