National Affairs: Pride in My Name

Charles Oliphant, still suffering from the emotional collapse which had postponed his appearance before the House's King subcommittee, cringed in the witness chair. At times his lips moved and no words came out. His gestures were in slow motion.

Oliphant had been a nervous wreck since the day Chicago Attorney Abraham Teitelbaum told the subcommittee a saga of shakedown. The main point of Teitel-baum's story was that a "Washington clique," including Oliphant, was in the market for bribes from income-tax payers in trouble. Oliphant promptly quit his job as chief counsel of the Bureau...

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