On Fox News, Jeffrey Birnbaum asserted that the indictment of Rep. William Jefferson "makes the allegations of corruption bipartisan." However, at least nine Republican members of Congress and Bush administration officials have been indicted or pleaded guilty to criminal charges.
A Media Matters review of Her Way by Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta Jr. identified at least 33 citations of conversations with officials in the former Office of Independent Counsel (OIC) that investigated Whitewater, at least seven of which refer to an interview with former independent counsel Kenneth Starr. Some of these notes refer to interviews with OIC officials in 1997 and 1998, recalling serious legal questions raised by alleged leaks from the OIC's office in the late 1990's. Given that three prosecutors decided against filing charges against Hillary Clinton, the high number of citations by Gerth and Van Natta of former OIC officials gives rise to questions about the authors' overreliance on sources who concluded they were unable to prove their allegations in a court of law.