On the Stand

Did Donovan see ghosts?

Not since Watergate has any Cabinet member endured as many accusations and as much legal scrutiny as Secretary of Labor Raymond Donovan. Almost from the moment the former New Jersey construction executive arrived in Washington in 1981 for his confirmation hearings, he has been pressed to explain alleged links with the Mafia. Donovan has resolutely denied any dealings with organized crime. Last year a special federal prosecutor concluded a nine-month inquiry with the report that there was "insufficient credible evidence" to indict Donovan.

That might have ended the matter, but it did not. This fall Donovan's name cropped up...

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