Nation: Coke Probe

Special prosecutor for Jordan

After all the oversized headlines and gossip-column innuendoes, it looked as if Hamilton Jordan, 35, President Carter's top aide, had managed to ride out the storm. But last week, seven weeks after the FBI submitted its preliminary findings U.S. Attorney General Benjamin R. Civiletti recommended that a special prosecutor be appointed to look further into allegations that Jordan had snorted cocaine. Soon afterward, the Department of Justice announced that New York City Attorney Arthur H. Christy, 56, a Republican, had been appointed to the position by a...

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