File Under Fired

A search for dirt on Perot and Clinton costs an official her job

THE PASSPORT-FILE SCANDAL AT THE U.S. STATE Department has claimed a victim. Swamped by allegations that her subordinates searched the passport records of Ross Perot, Bill Clinton and Clinton's mother Virginia Kelley during the presidential campaign, Assistant Secretary of State Elizabeth M. Tamposi was forced to resign her post. Tamposi released a statement saying, in part, "I took no action that I deemed wrong or inappropriate." Not only that: she has reportedly told auditors that political appointee John F.W. Rogers, Under Secretary of State for Management, approved the search of Clinton's files. Investigators are also examining whether anyone from the White...

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