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CLINTONS QUESTIONED IN WHITEWATER PROBE

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President Clinton and his wife were interviewed under oath by Whitewater special prosecutor Robert Fiske, the White House disclosed Monday.

The interviews, conducted Sunday, focused on events surrounding the death of White House deputy counsel Vincent Foster and communications between the Treasury and White House staff dealing with the government investi-ga-tion of Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan, a failed Arkansas thrift.An official familiar with the interviews, speaking only on condition of anonymity, said the interviews didn't focus on questions involving the Clintons' past business dealings in Arkansas, another aspect of Fiske's probe.

The first couple were interviewed separately, with the president's session lasting about 90 minutes and Hillary Clinton's lasting about an hour, the official said.

"As the president has previously announced, he and Mrs. Clinton are cooperating fully with the independent counsel and voluntarily agreed when the interviews were requested," the statement by White House special counsel Lloyd Cutler said.

The brief statement said that Fiske had requested that further details of the interviews not be disclosed.

Fiske's office in Little Rock, Ark., did not return a call Monday seeking comment.