LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - President Bill Clinton`s lawyers charged on Monday that efforts by Paula Jones to amend her sexual harassment suit against him were intended to embarrass him politically and hide her background. Jones has asked the federal court in Little Rock to let her drop claims that her reputation was damaged by a remark made to a magazine reporter by a state police bodyguard, Danny Ferguson. Ferguson accompanied Clinton on the day that Jones says the then governor of Arkansas pressured her for sex. Jones claims Clinton propositioned her at a Little Rock hotel in 1991, when she was a state employee and they both were attending a conference there. Clinton denies the charge. Legal observers suggested that Jones` motion was an attempt to limit testimony about her personal life while leaving Clinton`s private life open to discovery and discredit him politically, an interpretation Clinton`s lawyers embraced in sharp language. The accusation was made as pre-trial depositions resumed in Little Rock.