Standing before the fireplace in his Washington home one night last week, big Theron Lamar Caudle was not his jovial self. He shifted nervously from foot to foot, and smacked a clenched fist again & again into the open palm of his hand. Reporters were filing into the house to hear what Caudle, chief of the Justice Department's tax division, had to say in defense of himself.
Probing newsmen had written that he:
1) stopped the federal investigation into the 1946 vote frauds in Kansas City;
2) sought to hamper this year's grand jury investigation into St. Louis tax frauds;
3) participated in an Oklahoma...