Investigations: That Lingering Aroma

With a sort of heh-heh-now-let's-see-whaT -you-Republicans-can-do-about -it air, the Democratic majority on the Senate Rules Committee last May declared its investigation into the shenanigans of former Senate Democratic Secretary Bobby Baker at an end. The majority report found no real wrong doing on the part of Baker or, perish the thought, his longtime sponsor, Lyndon Johnson.

But the aroma from the Baker case has refused to fade away, mostly be cause of the efforts of Delaware's G.O.P. Senator John J. Williams, who has fashioned a highly successful Senate career from his lone-wolf investigative abilities. Among Williams' gum shoe disclosures: the Truman...

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