Friday, September 11, 1998 Published at 07:56 GMT 08:56 UK
Clinton prepares for worst
It is all up to Congress now
President Clinton is bracing himself for the highly critical report on his relationship with the former White House worker Monica Lewinsky to be made public on the Internet.
The resolution to release the report goes to the full House for a final vote on Friday morning.
The Republican Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich said it would probably not be practical to put up the main 445-page report before about 2pm local time on Friday (1900 BST).
Several leading Democrats protested that the document should not be made public until Mr Clinton has been given a chance to read it. No member of Congress has been allowed to see the report.
These include allegations that lied under oath both in the Paula Jones case and in his testimony on August 17, tampered with witnesses, and obstructed justice by trying to retrieve presents he gave to Miss Lewinsky.
An offiicial spokesman for Mr Starr said the information in the report may constitute grounds for impeachment, but he gave no details.
The president's lawyer, David Kendall, reacted immediately by saying there was no basis for impeachment.
Supporting documents, extending over 2,500 pages, will be released after the main report. Only personal information about people who are not central to the case will remain secret.
"I'm proud of what he gives our country and all of us every day by his commitment," she said.
Mr Clinton met earlier with advisers to discuss his strategy for dealing with a report that many commentators say could end his presidency. He was upbeat when he appeared at an awards ceremony at the White House.
Apologising for being late, he explained he had been meeting Democrat senators to ask for their forgiveness and understanding.
"His answer was that, no, there were no surprises," Mr Daschle said.
At a news conference White House spokesman Mike McCurry said that there had been no talk of President Clinton resigning.
Mr Gingrich, traditionally a severe critic of Mr Clinton, has warned members of Congress against personal attacks on Mr Clinton.
BBC correspondents say the warning underlines the determination of Congressional leaders, from both parties, to deal with the possible impeachment of the president in a solemn and constitutional manner.
A vote on conducting a full impeachment inquiry could be held next year.