INVESTIGATIONS: No Cause For Pride

INVESTIGATIONS: No Cause For Pride

The Senate ethics committee hearings on the so-called Keating Five staggered into the final stretch last week with cross-examination of Republican John McCain and Democrat John Glenn. Of the five Senators accused of granting special favors to indicted S&L tycoon Charles Keating in exchange for political contributions, McCain and Glenn were considered the least culpable by the committee's special counsel. Yet both men struggled under tough questioning.

A befuddled McCain conceded that he may not have fully repaid Keating for private-jet flights taken by his family. And a hollow-eyed Glenn solemnly acknowledged writing on Keating's behalf to S&L regulators at times...

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