US Administration Denies Deal

In the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, an international German-language newspaper
February 17, 1998:

"[...]Reports have been spread in Washington that Clinton wished to make Travolta a friendly proposition and in return offered his support for Scientology. Berger denied this...

[...]Two weeks ago the Secretary of State had published the yearly report on human rights, in which the disagreement between Scientology and Germany was mentioned in less harsh terms than it had been previously. There was hardly any public reaction to the report.

The Secretary of State, who is responsible for human rights, repeatedly said that Germany is "an extremely close ally." In connection with Scientology he spoke only of an "organization", not of a "church." Scientology itself has been the object of more critical reports in the USAin the past months....

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