Truth, Justice and the Reno Way

Clinton's popular, straight-talking Attorney General wants to revolutionize law enforcement, but will the White House let her?

Janet Reno does not rush to judgment. She says she is as concerned with protecting the rights of the guilty as with punishing them. This has never been an especially popular position. But Reno had never been tested quite as she was last week.

Day after day, the question flew at her: Why haven't you arrested the sheik? As federal agents continued to round up suspects in the plot to blow up New York City, spiritual leader Omar Abdel Rahman was left untouched. Senator Alfonse D'Amato, an assassination target, was holding angry press conferences. President Clinton was getting frustrated.

Still, Reno...

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