Nation: Dismay at GSA

An investigator says a former official undermined a probe

"A man with great integrity and great knowledge." These words were used by Jimmy Carter last month to describe Robert Griffin, who had been fired in July as second in command of the scandal-ridden General Services Administration and given a $50,000-a-year consolation prize as assistant to Anti-Inflation Czar Robert Strauss. Griffin, the President said, had not been tainted by the widespread corruption that investigators have unearthed at the GSA, which spends $5 billion a year to provide federal bureaucrats with office space, supplies and housekeeping services. The cause for Griffin's dismissal was said...

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