Donovan: Insufficient Evidence

But questions persist about a cover-up during his confirmation

Labor Secretary Raymond Donovan was understandably jubilant. "The special prosecutor," he said, "has confirmed what I have told you all along: that none of these allegations would prove to be true." President Reagan, claiming that Donovan had been "unfairly and unjustly assailed," declared the case "closed." Said Reagan: "Certainly I'm going to be sticking with him."

Those pleased responses followed Special Prosecutor Leon Silverman's release of a four-volume, 1,025-page report on his investigation into the claims of various unsavory characters, including gangsters who turned...

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