A Mole in the Garbage Can

Reagan aides spar over the Carter campaign-papers case

Washington's noisy debate over Jimmy Carter's debate book refuses to fade away. President Reagan last week made a rare appearance at a meeting of his senior aides and ordered them all to cooperate fully with Justice Department and congressional investigations into how his top 1980 campaign advisers had acquired Carter's briefing papers. He told reporters that any adviser found guilty of wrongdoing in the affair could be fired. And as FBI agents began quizzing former Reagan and Carter campaign advisers, the mystery of whether the Reagan staff had systematically sought political information from the...

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