Tripping Down Special-Prosecutor Memory Lane

Last week the Clinton Administration faced the prospect of two independent- counsel investigations, one focusing on Whitewater and one on Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy. But hey, that's nothing new. How many of these long-ago probes do you remember?

Prosecutor

Arthur Christy

1979

Target

White House chief of staff Hamilton Jordan

Allegation

cocaine use

Outcome

no indictment

Costs

182,000

Prosecutor

Gerald Gallinghouse

1980

Target

Carter national campaign manager 1980 Tim Kraft

Allegation

cocaine use

Outcome

no indictment

Costs

$3,300

Prosecutor

Leon Silverman

1981

Target

Labor Secretary Ray Donovan

Allegation

illegal payoffs, links to organized crime when a construction exec

Outcome

no indictment

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