The Nation: Taint in the Justice Department

ASSISTANT Attorney General Will Wilson boasts a distinguished 25-year career fighting crime and corruption. He first made his mark as a district attorney in Dallas, then rode his rackets-smashing reputation to two terms as Texas attorney general. There he burnished his image as a tough prosecutor and in 1960 was chosen the nation's outstanding state attorney general by his peers. When President Nixon appointed Wilson to head the Justice Department's Criminal Division, the choice of the Texas Democrat-turned-Republican was considered a natural one. In 21 years at the Justice Department, Wilson has lived...

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