Sting The President

How the FBI tried to ensnare a Bush campaign official on a tip from Ross Perot

Given Ross Perot's penchant for bodyguards and conspiracy theories, it's no surprise that the FBI office in Dallas returns his calls. But the G-men may be a lot less receptive to the billionaire in the wake of last week's revelation that federal agents had conducted a fruitless sting operation against the President's re-election team in Texas. Not since the Watergate scandal of the early 1970s has the FBI found itself so publicly embroiled in national partisan politics.

Details of the scandal remain murky. But this much seems clear: Perot insists that he received a tip-off that high-level Republicans were plotting to...

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