Worsening Labor Pains

More questions about the White House and Donovan

Week after week, new allegations have surfaced that evidence about Secretary of Labor Raymond Donovan's reputed involvement with mobsters was withheld from the Senate committee that approved his nomination. White House officials have steadily denied that there was any cover-up or that the FBI was ordered to ignore or undervalue potentially damaging testimony.

But Capitol Hill sources told TIME last week that White House aides helped Donovan's old firm, the Schiavone Construction Co. of Secaucus, N.J., recruit investigators to dig up damaging information about the...

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