INVESTIGATIONS: Congress Seeks Its Own Prosecutor

When he learned that the Nixon Administration had named a new special Watergate prosecutor to replace Archibald Cox, Illinois Democrat Adlai E. Stevenson III told the Senate Judiciary Committee: "I keep thinking of the immortal words of Zsa Zsa Gabor after one of her numerous marriages: 'This time, darling, it's for real.' "

That acid quip summed up the attitude of most of Congress's Democrats, and a great many Republicans, toward the appointment of Houston Attorney Leon Jaworski as Archibald Cox's successor. They were even more determined than before to create a special prosecutor independent of the Executive Branch. Senate Majority...

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