Walsh Soldiers On

The independent counsel lashes out against Bush and Reagan

FOLLOWING THE SERIES OF SURPRISE PARDONS BY George Bush on Christmas Eve, Iran-contra prosecutor Lawrence Walsh has found himself largely reduced to shouting -- loudly. In his latest report to Congress, Walsh continued to beat the drums. He directly accused the former President of committing a "grave disservice" to the country by shielding former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger from prosecution, and he suggested that Bush may have done so to avoid answering, as a defense witness, "searching questions" about his own role in the scandal.

Walsh disclosed that both former White House chief of staff Donald Regan and former Secretary of...

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