Here Comes the Prosecutor

Now it is Walsh's turn

When the brown, 690-page congressional report on the Iran-contra fiasco finally thumped onto desks in Washington last week, one of the officials most keenly interested in the scandal vowed not to pick it up. Independent Counsel Lawrence Walsh cannot use any testimony that witnesses gave to the House and Senate committees under grants of immunity. Walsh and his staff of 28 lawyers, 20 FBI agents and six IRS investigators must build their own criminal cases against any lawbreakers. Nonetheless, the tightly reasoned, judiciously stated majority report, signed by all of the committees' 15 Democrats as well as by three Republican Senators,...

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