Some Cracks in Cabinet Ethics

New questions about Donovan, as Smith abandons a tax shelter

Nothing I've heard has changed my, reduced my confidence in Secretary Donovan." So said Ronald Reagan last week during a brief, unscheduled encounter with reporters in the White House press room. Some of the President's aides, however, were worried about fresh allegations concerning Secretary of Labor Raymond Donovan, who has been accused of consorting with organized-crime figures before he joined the Reagan Cabinet. "This is heavy political baggage," admitted one aide, who conceded that the President's reluctance to distance himself from Donovan...

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