Shadow of Doubt

The Administration's judgment is in question again as the special counsel fires a volley of subpoenas

Bill Clinton has always modeled himself after John F. Kennedy. But as the Whitewater scandal continues to plague him, it is increasingly the fading memories of Richard Nixon that keep cropping up in the White House. The current scandal seems to lack any of the deep seriousness of Watergate, but the handling of the questions still hanging over the strange little land deal in Arkansas 16 years ago has produced an outsize shadow of doubt over the Administration -- and prompted the resignation of a member of the President's and First Lady's inner circle.

The latest problem arose late Friday afternoon,...

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