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8th Circuit Judge to Hear McDougal Case after Arkansas Judge Recuses

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Susan McDougal's request to unseal testimony involving the Whitewater investigation has been reassigned to a federal appeals court judge, after all the federal judges in Arkansas recused from the case.

In a one-page order issued yesterday, McDougal's case was reassigned to Senior Judge Pasco M. Bowman of Kansas City.  Bowman is a senior judge on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals at St. Louis.

In a January court filing, McDougal asked to unseal grand jury testimony in the 1990s investigation of her Arkansas business dealings with former President Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

McDougal was convicted of federal felony counts in a probe that produced no charges against the Clintons.  She was acquitted in a second indictment of obstruction of justice after she refused twice to talk to the Whitewater grand jury about the Clintons, though she was jailed for 18 months for contempt.

Her attorney, Bobby McDaniel of Jonesboro, has said that a movie will be produced about his client's role in the Whitewater investigation and that the grand jury testimony would be pertinent to full public disclosure. 

McDaniel is the father of Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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