What Did the Clintons Know & When Did They Know It?
After much delay, a special prosecutor, Robert B. Fiske, Jr., has finally been appointed for “Whitewatergate.” This means that it will be a long time, possibly even years, before the results are in. Meanwhile, absent a clamor for congressional hearings, we are left to the forays of journalists. Unlike Congress, of course, journalists have no subpoena power and, in Whitewater, much rests in the documents. Thus far, press parries have mostly been deflected by evasive White House maneuvers, aided by sharp lawyering from the Clintons’ new counsel at Williams & Connolly, who has managed to get all the records—or what is left of them—put firmly under wraps.
Nevertheless, enough has already come out to reveal a great deal of possible wrongdoing for Fiske to investigate. Of course, no one knows all the facts yet, and only a court can judge their credibility. Based on what we have learned so far, however, Whitewatergate fits the classic pattern of corrupt, influence-peddling savings-and-loan associations now being prosecuted every day in America.
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