Pen Pal: Lyn Nofziger faces a probe

Lyn Nofziger faces a probe

Since he first went to work for California Governor Ronald Reagan in 1967, Lyn Nofziger had been one of the Republican Party's shrewdest and most colorful strategists. Blunt and profane, with a wisecracking sense of humor, the former newspaperman served on Richard Nixon's White House staff, advised the Republican National Committee and helped guide Reagan to the presidency. Nofziger left his job as Reagan's political director in January 1982 to launch one of Washington's proliferating "communications" firms. He apparently succeeded at his brand of lobbying, but at considerable risk to his reputation as a smart operator.

The Justice Department confirmed last...

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