Culture of Deception

A tale of manipulation emerges from the fog of testimony -- and a new special prosecutor arrives

For the 29 current and former officials of the Clinton Administration who raised their right hands and swore to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth, last Friday was supposed to be an end, not a beginning. They had already been interviewed by federal attorneys, testified to a grand jury, told their stories to a government ethics board and explained their actions to the White House counsel. In every instance, they had been cleared of wrongdoing. As they completed their disjointed testimonies in congressional hearings last week, senior White House officials were relieved to have put the half-year of...

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