Investigations: The Senator & the Lobbyist

Though he assured the Senate Select Committee on Standards and Conduct that he had "nothing to hide," Thomas Dodd had a lot to explain. Defending himself before six of his peers last week against charges of misconduct, the senior Senator from Connecticut lengthily and indignantly denied any wrongdoing. Taken at face value, his testimony bared instead an unexpected streak of naiveté.

The Senator conceded his liking and respect for Julius Klein, a Chicago-based lobbyist and public relations man whose clients include West German interests. Their relationship, focal point of the ethics...

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