That Revision Thing

To the frustration of aides, each day seems to bring a new explanation

Once more the reporters filed in one door of the West Wing's Roosevelt Room, and once more presidential advisers arrived by another to explain new details in Hillary Rodham Clinton's commodities trading in the 1970s. Until that moment, the White House had stated that Mrs. Clinton had, in a 10-month period, turned a $1,000 investment into a remarkable $100,000 profit in one trading account and lost $1,009 on a second.

Now that story was changing. David Kendall, the Clinton's personal attorney, announced that the second account had shown a previously unreported gain of $6,498 on trades in copper, sugar, wheat and...

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